Frequently Asked Questions

What does Pharmaceutical Grade mean?

All Proviva products are of pharmaceutical grade quality. To be Pharmaceutical Grade versus “food grade” products must achieve 99% purity from natural sources. Less than 3% of supplements are pharmaceutical grade. 

Supplements are not currently regulated by the FDA. However, pharmaceutical grade manufacturers voluntarily submit their processes to the FDA for stringent review.  Ingredients and processes are sourced “from the ground” up to “ingestion”. Pharmaceutical grade supplements are only made in FDA registered facilities that follow Certified Good Manufacturing Practices.

In fact, new for 2021 the facility where we manufacture our products also manufactures generic prescription products under the same roof. Using the same manufacturing processes for the nutraceuticals as the pharmaceuticals. 

To see real therapeutic benefits, the bloodstream must absorb nutrients. Absorption is greatly affected by the quality of supplements. Food grade supplements can contain questionable fillers and binders. Often food grade supplements found in drug and health food stores do not contain vitamins that are truly natural. Additionally the manufacturing processes cannot be verified to be of the highest quality. Many people can actually feel the difference between pharmaceutical grade supplements and those bought at chain stores. Bloodwork and biological marker testing tell the full story as well. Pharmaceutical grade products demonstrate the consistency and results that a physician looks for in patients.  

How can one know if their product is pharmaceutical grade versus food grade?  Discerning the difference can be difficult simply by looking at the bottle. One way to distinguish is by cost. Pharmaceutical grade supplements generally cost more due to the higher quality ingredients and more stringent manufacturing processes.  Additionally, consider the source from which you’re buying. A trusted medical professional is a good place to start.

Although pharmaceutical grade supplements may cost a little more, in the long run the difference may be minimal due to having to potentially having to take a lower “dosage” due to increased purity.  Bottom line, you may not need as many capsules of pharmaceutical grade supplements versus food grade to achieve the desired benefits.

That’s the Proviva difference!

What does Pharmaceutical Grade mean?

All Proviva products are of pharmaceutical grade quality. To be Pharmaceutical Grade versus “food grade” products must achieve 99% purity from natural sources. Less than 3% of supplements are pharmaceutical grade. 

Supplements are not currently regulated by the FDA. However, pharmaceutical grade manufacturers voluntarily submit their processes to the FDA for stringent review.  Ingredients and processes are sourced “from the ground” up to “ingestion”. Pharmaceutical grade supplements are only made in FDA registered facilities that follow Certified Good Manufacturing Practices.

In fact, new for 2021 the facility where we manufacture our products also manufactures generic prescription products under the same roof. Using the same manufacturing processes for the nutraceuticals as the pharmaceuticals. 

To see real therapeutic benefits, the bloodstream must absorb nutrients. Absorption is greatly affected by the quality of supplements. Food grade supplements can contain questionable fillers and binders. Often food grade supplements found in drug and health food stores do not contain vitamins that are truly natural. Additionally the manufacturing processes cannot be verified to be of the highest quality. Many people can actually feel the difference between pharmaceutical grade supplements and those bought at chain stores. Bloodwork and biological marker testing tell the full story as well. Pharmaceutical grade products demonstrate the consistency and results that a physician looks for in patients.  

How can one know if their product is pharmaceutical grade versus food grade?  Discerning the difference can be difficult simply by looking at the bottle. One way to distinguish is by cost. Pharmaceutical grade supplements generally cost more due to the higher quality ingredients and more stringent manufacturing processes.  Additionally, consider the source from which you’re buying. A trusted medical professional is a good place to start.

Although pharmaceutical grade supplements may cost a little more, in the long run the difference may be minimal due to having to potentially having to take a lower “dosage” due to increased purity.  Bottom line, you may not need as many capsules of pharmaceutical grade supplements versus food grade to achieve the desired benefits.

That’s the Proviva difference!

How are Proviva raw materials sourced and extracted?

Sourcing is completely dependent on what supplier has the best raw material, being that the necessary objective is to create the highest quality, purity, and research-based products. Extraction documentation exists for the entire process. Raw materials are sourced worldwide and are only approved for production when they meet the Pharmaceutical Grade standard of >99% purity, and then subsequently reviewed again for purity and dosage consistency upon completion.

Are there any known drug-nutrient interactions with any of the formulas available at Proviva?

Yes, there are known and possibly unknown interactions between some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications and some dietary supplements. The combination may enhance the drug’s action and therefore increase risk of toxicity, or it may reduce the drug’s action and therefore decrease its benefit. A drug can also deplete certain nutrients and increase the need for supplementation. The information supplied on labels regarding specific interactions is limited to the research available and the likely impact to the general public, so it is important to consult with your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist before combining prescription or OTC medications with any nutraceutical formulas available through Proviva.

What are Proviva's quality assurance and cGMP practices?

Proviva is up to date with cGMP, NSF and NSF for Sport. In addition, we manufacture in a facility that makes generic pharmaceuticals and adheres to the same FDA inspection and standards for nutraceuticals.

– Our products are 3rd party certified for purity and potency in the United States

– Formulated to exclude allergens, artificial sweeteners, artificial preservatives, artificial colors, animal and dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, gluten, ingredients derived from GMO, Soy.

I am a licensed healthcare practitioner. How do I order Proviva nutritional formulas?

Licensed healthcare practitioners who would like to offer Proviva formulas may apply for an account by navigating to the Distributors tab and selecting the Become A Distributor option or click here. The application will be reviewed and further documentation may be requested. Not all applicants will be approved; Proviva will review the license, certificate, and practitioner designation to see if it meets our requirements.

Do you have formulas designed to address particular body systems or health concerns?

Yes, you can view our formulas, which have been categorized according to body systems and health concerns, under the products tab. You can also use the search bar or Discover page to search keywords, health concerns, and conditions.

Is everything in a Proviva formula listed on the label?

Yes. Everything listed on a Proviva label is present in the capsule, tablet, powder, or liquid. What you see is exactly what you get.

Where does Proviva source its ingredients?

It is completely dependent on what supplier has the best material. It is one of our highest priorities to search out the best raw materials for Proviva products based on quality, purity, and research.

I am a patient. How do I order Proviva nutritional formulas?

Proviva formulas are available only through licensed healthcare practitioners. Patients should contact a licensed healthcare practitioner in their area to order Proviva formulas, or tell their current provider about Proviva.

Do Proviva products contain common allergens?

The FDA requires that all dietary supplements and foods containing one of the major 8 allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish, and crustacean shellfish) be labeled to detail which allergen it contains. While Proviva almost exclusively avoids the use of the major 8 allergens and other allergenic materials such as corn protein, yeast, and gluten; the label is the best place to obtain what allergens are present in a specific formula. If you have allergenic responses to ingredients not listed on the ‘Does Not Contain’ section of the label or that is not a Major 8 Allergen that would be clearly listed, we recommend conferring with your healthcare practitioner on whether a Proviva formula is for you.

Are there inactive ingredients in Proviva formulas?

Inactive or other ingredients are present in our formulas for a variety of reasons including: encapsulation, achieving uniform density for accurate dosing, and dispersing the active ingredients evenly. All ingredients in Proviva formulas meet GRAS standards.

Where are Proviva formulas manufactured?

Orlando, Florida– in a Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) facility registered by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF International). Our manufacturing facility and processes are inspected and scrutinized by the FDA.

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