It’s All About Value


its-all-about-valueWhen it comes to health and wellness products, we are all used to hearing about how much money can be saved if we choose the store brand. While that may be true, a more important factor to think about is not saving money, but trusting the value of the product you are choosing.

Let me reiterate that in order for a store brand medicine to exist, the manufacturer is required to prove to the FDA that their product is as pure and stable as the brand-name product. Keep in mind, though, that many vitamins and supplements are not regulated by the FDA, so these products do not have the same standards for manufacturing. This is where the value of the store brand you choose truly comes into play. When you choose a product, it’s not about trusting the ingredients; it’s about trusting the value of the brand that manufactures them.

unlabeled-med-bottleSo the question is, how do I know which brands have value? It’s pretty simple:

  • Choose the guarantee. If a store stands by its products, so should you.
  • Choose the team you trust. If a store offers health and wellness services above and beyond carrying their own line of pain relievers, chances are they are invested in your overall health. They will likely manufacture their products with that same care for your well-being.
  • Choose the name you know. In this day and age, longevity can only be achieved by producing a quality product that people believe in. If a brand has been around long enough that you know and trust the name, chances are it’s a product that has value.


I hope this helps you make the most valuable choices for you and your family. As always, be well.



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Dr. Stacia Woodcock, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist, blogger, and television personality. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky and has been working as a pharmacist in New York City for the past 10 years. She loves using her knowledge to help empower others to make healthy life decisions. She has been seen as a health expert contributor on The Dr. Oz Show, The Biggest Loser, Yahoo!’s Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer, and CNN.

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