While many customers mistakenly assume their vitamins are manufactured in the United States, ProSynthesis (r) Laboratories believes it is critical for consumers to be informed that nearly every brand of multivitamin sold in the United States contains components or raw materials sourced from China. This includes all brands you might think of, such as Centrum, Cholevive, Nu-Life, Pritikin, and Standard Process.
The only major exception is American Brands' Life Extension Foundation which is manufactured in America. But even this product is not guaranteed to be 100 percent natural or organic; some of the ingredients may be genetically modified.
Overall, most consumers should assume they are buying Chinese-made products when shopping for vitamins. The only real way to guarantee an ingredient is natural is to look for a label that reads "100 percent natural."
But don't just take our word for it.
According to an article on Reference.com, Walmart items that do not specify the place of origin are made in the United States. "Its vitamin line is neither made or bottled in China or Taiwan; but, certain Spring Valley vitamin products do include raw components imported from that region," according to the website.
Even though Usana is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the majority of the company's dietary supplement and personal care products are manufactured in China, as has been the case for some time. In fact, nearly all of its products are now produced outside of America. This is a trend that we expect to see continue.
China is by far the world's largest producer of many basic chemicals used in manufacturing medications and other products. Because China's chemical industry is so large, it can produce compounds that smaller companies cannot afford to buy. This means that drug manufacturers have no choice but to go to China or lose out on important ingredients needed to make their products.
The quality control standards in China are not as high as those practiced in Europe or North America. This means that certain drugs that are safe and effective when taken as directed may contain small amounts of substances that should never be allowed inside the body. Such drugs include anticoagulants (substances used to prevent blood clots) and antidepressants. There have been reports of increased rates of cancer and heart disease among people who take Chinese-made drugs; this could be due to poor quality controls during production.
As long as China remains economically weak, then it will continue to rely on exports to become wealthy.
Sundown vitamins are manufactured in the United States. Spring Valley is a well-known vitamin brand in the United States, with products available both online and in-store at Walmart stores, as well as on Amazon. In recent years, the company has sparked debate over its product labeling. While most of Sundown's products include the phrase "Not for Human Consumption" on their labels, some products such as the Sundown Prime line do not.
"SpringValley is manufactured in China."
You can find addresses for all Sundown locations at www.sundown.com/storelocator. You can also call 1-800-SUNDOWN (1-800-786-9463) to speak with a customer service representative. The cost of shipping will be applied at checkout.
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The truth is that the vast majority of completed prescription pharmaceuticals supplied in US pharmacies are made in facilities all over the world, with very few in China. Many are manufactured in Australia, Canada, India, France, Germany, Japan, Malta, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and, yes, the United States.
However, there are several hundred generic drugs on the market today that were originally developed in China. These include products such as Celebrex, Lipitor, Norvasc, and Zocor. In addition, there are many brand-name medications that were first sold in China before coming to the United States. Examples include Avonex, Actonel, Amaryl, Benicar, Bystolic, Caltrate, Celexa, Cozaar, Diovan, Enbrel, Evoxat, Flomax, Glucophage, Hyzaar, Januvia, Kadian, Levitra, Lyrica, Maxalt, Metaglip, Mevacor, Nitrofurantoin, Novo-Rapid, Oracea, Ovral, Phentermine, Propecia, Quetiapine, Risperdal, Seroquel, Simvastatin, Solodyne, Sprycel, Strattera, Sustiva, Trazadone, Viagra, Xalatan, and Zoloft.
China's drug industry is growing rapidly.