Navigation Links
CNCA Exceeds Standards in Nutritional Supplement Quality, Protects Public
Date:10/12/2007

Milk Thistle Supplement Far Surpasses ConsumerLab.com Quality Standards

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In sharp contrast to the 78% of consumer products which failed quality testing, ConsumerLab.com anonymously purchased, tested and recently approved the herbal supplement milk thistle sold by CNCA, a leading national distributor of premium dietary supplements designed to enhance immune system function and promote general health and wellness.

"ConsumerLab.com testing showed that CNCA Milk Thistle PRO had 129 percent of the claimed silymarin content," said Paul Van Ness, managing director at CNCA. "Other brands were as low as 20 percent. And our Milk Thistle PRO delivered up to 40 times more of the active ingredient than other approved products."

Milk thistle contains an active compound called silymarin, which studies suggest helps to support healthy liver function. CNCA volunteered to have its Milk Thistle PRO (http://www.cncahealth.com/milk-thistle.htm) anonymously purchased and tested by ConsumerLab.com, an independent testing company. Milk Thistle Pro was one of only a few products to have "met [its] label claim and ConsumerLab.com's standards for milk thistle supplements..."

"We are very happy our Milk Thistle Pro passed ConsumerLab.com testing," said Van Ness. "But we aren't surprised that it did -- our rigorous testing programs are probably the most stringent in the industry. Nor we were surprised to see that so many products were subpotent and/or contaminated. Contamination and subpotency is a huge, under-recognized problem in the dietary supplement industry."

Consumerlab.com has estimated that one of every four dietary supplements sold are subpotent, contaminated or both. Herbal products, such as Milk Thistle, have an even poorer track record.

"The medical experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) were fully aware of the many quality problems in the supplement industry years ago. They needed products they could recommend with complete confidence -- but couldn't find them. That's why CNCA was created: to provide consistently superior products to healthcare practitioners at CTCA," explained Van Ness.

"Consumerlab.com has done a great job in providing the public with a valuable service by which consumers can objectively compare product quality," continued Van Ness. "We, however, have a much higher standard. Their 78% failure rate was based on only three tests. In contrast, CNCA products are subjected to over 100 rigorous tests for purity, potency and authenticity."

Is all this testing necessary? "Absolutely! In the case of Milk Thistle, for example, we rejected raw material that was contaminated with aflatoxin, a dangerous fungal by-product that is extremely toxic to the liver. Consumerlab.com didn't check for this, the regulations don't require this, but we do it routinely. For us, it is a moral imperative," said Van Ness. "It may make our products a bit more expensive than others, but we believe investing a few more pennies a day in product safety is money well spent."

Committed to providing high-quality nutritional and dietary products that far exceed government standards, CNCA dietary supplements are used in hospitals, pharmacies, and by thousands of people across the U.S.

"We appreciate the recognition from ConsumerLab.com. More consumers are turning to nutritional and dietary supplements for their health and wellness benefits. With more than half the adult US population taking supplements, it's important for consumers to have an independent perspective on the purity and safety of vitamins, herbs and other supplements."

CNCA is committed to providing the safest, most reliable dietary supplements available, based on the principles of purity, potency and authenticity.

About CNCA

Founded in 2002, CNCA provides premium dietary supplements made from the finest raw materials, manufactured to the most exacting standards, and formulated based on the advice of health care professionals. CNCA purity standards are among the highest in the industry. Developed by doctors, CNCA products are used at leading cancer treatment hospitals, including Cancer Treatment Centers of America. A portion of product sales is donated to cancer research. For more information, visit CNCA online at (http://www.cncahealth.com/milk-thistle.htm) or call 800-295-8333.


'/>"/>
SOURCE CNCA
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Catalyst International profit exceeds expectations
2. Selection of Standards for Bio-Plex Cytokine Assays, Rev A
3. Universal Guide to DNA Standards
4. Federal bill would set healthcare IT standards
5. Wisconsin firms pledge to support healthcare IT standards
6. Municipal broadband in Illinois: Where are the standards?
7. Merges Simon Elected to DICOM Standards Committee
8. Standards Needed for Advances in Healthcare Technology
9. Are photovoltaics a power supplement, full replacement or neither?
10. Generate High-Quality, Directional Plasmid cDNA Libraries
11. UW symposium to explore impact of IT on improving quality, safety and cost of healthcare
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Md. , June 23, 2016 A person ... from the crime scene to track the criminal down. ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses DNA evidence ... Sound far-fetched? It,s not. The FDA ... sequencing to support investigations of foodborne illnesses. Put as simply ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce 24 new Young Investigator (YI) ... of the Class of 2016 were selected from a pool of 128 applicants ... the Class of 2016 PCF Young Investigators ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Supplyframe, the Industry Network for ... Design Lab . Located in Pasadena, Calif., the Design Lab’s mission is to ... are designed, built and brought to market. , The Design Lab is Supplyframe’s ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... clinical trials of its complement C3 inhibitor, APL-2. ... multiple ascending dose studies designed to assess the ... subcutaneous injection in healthy adult volunteers. ... as a single dose (ranging from 45 to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 Ampronix facilitates superior patient care by providing ...  3D medical LCD display is the latest premium product recently added to the range ... ... ... Sony 3d Imaging- LCD Medical Display- Ampronix News ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016  Neurotechnology, a ... the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) ... large-scale multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can process multiple ... using any combination of fingerprint, face or iris ... MegaMatcher SDK and MegaMatcher Accelerator , ...
(Date:4/19/2016)... The new GEZE SecuLogic access ... "all-in-one" system solution for all door components. It can ... door interface with integration authorization management system, and thus ... minimal dimensions of the access control and the optimum ... offer considerable freedom of design with regard to the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):