BECAUSE MOST MANUFACTURERS
ARE NOT DOING IT THEMSELVES!
I would go one better than that. Know about the companies who manufacture the nutritional products that you or your family are taking. We use mostly Standard Process / Medi Herb products here in our clinic for many different reasons. They are, after all, the oldest nutritional supplement company in the United States, having been around for 4/5 of the past century. Their products also happen to be made with food. In other words, their products come from plant or animal sources. The herbal products from Medi Herb are the best in the industry. Period. There is an abundance of information on each and every product in their line. How important is all of this as far as your health is concerned? If you are still taking Synthetic Vitamins (always labeled "Natural"), you could be doing more harm to your body than good. For more information on this specific topic, please read our WHOLE FOOD NUTRITION PAGE.
By the way, one part of the above quote really concerns me --- the part about "pharmacists" being called upon to disseminate nutritional information. While I would love to see more pharmacists who are up on what herbs can do, it begs the question of who will be allowed to carry and sell Nutritional Supplements. What do most medical professionals (pharmacists included) know about this subject? Truthfully; darn little. And despite the fact that the AMA has repeatedly tried to make herbal supplements, vitamins, minerals, and other Nutritional Supplements 'prescription only' their efforts have thus far failed.