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2021 Practitioner’s Choice Awards

Practitioner Choice Awards Practitioner Choice Awards
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EuroMedica

For the first time, Natural Practitioner (NP) magazine polled its practitioner readers on their most recommended products to compile its 2021 Practitioner’s Choice Awards. After all, who is better qualified to determine the industry’s winners than the people who recommend them to their patients?

The 2021 Practitioner’s Choice Awards represent a random sampling of practitioners across the country polled earlier this year. The winners are based on the number of votes in each category.

NP would like to thank the practitioners who supported this year’s Practitioner’s Choice Awards with their time and input, and congratulate all the winning manufacturers.

Product descriptions are provided by the manufacturers and do not reflect the viewpoint of NP.

Vitamin & Mineral Supplement Category

Single Vitamin/Mineral

Active B12-Folate by Klaire Labs

Active B12-Folate is a unique, high-concentration formula of bioavailable vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), in conjunction with biologically active folate (methylfolate; L-5-MTHF), providing enhanced absorption. Active B12-Folate provides essential nutrients for healthy brain and nervous system function, supporting healthy mood, memory and vascular health.* Tablets may be dissolved in the mouth before swallowing, chewed, or swallowed whole.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Antioxidant Supplement

Lypo-Spheric Glutathione by LivOn Labs

The first liposomal glutathione supplement enabling superior absorption, Lypo-Spheric Glutathione contains 450 mg Setria Glutathione, which has been scientifically shown to raise glutathione levels by 30 percent, according to the company. The liposomes surround the glutathione, protecting it from breakdown in the digestive system and transporting it to the bloodstream for assimilation into the cells. The liposomes in each dose of Lypo-Spheric Glutathione contain 60 mg choline. The supplement is vegan, non-GMO (genetically modified organism), gluten-, sugar- and hexane-free. It contains no colors, fillers or artificial flavors.

Multiple Vitamin/Mineral

O.N.E. Multivitamin by Pure Encapsulations

O.N.E. Multivitamin provides vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients to provide a comprehensive once-daily multivitamin for both men and women. O.N.E. Multivitamin specifically provides antioxidant support as well as promotes cellular and optical health.

Specialty & Herbal Supplement Category

Acidophilus, Probiotic or Enzyme

Ther-Biotic Complete by Klaire Labs

Ther-Biotic Complete is a robust, broad-spectrum, hypoallergenic blend of 12 probiotic species in a base of inulin. Designed to supply a complete component of synergistic and complementary species, each capsule provides 25 billion CFU protected by Klaire Labs’ proprietary InTactic technology for maximum viability throughout the intestinal tract.

EFA Supplement

ProOmega 2000 by Nordic Naturals

ProOmega 2000 delivers 2,000 mg of omega-3 EPA+DHA in the highly absorbable 90-plus percent triglyceride molecular form in just two soft gels.* This concentrated formula optimizes foundational health by adding structural integrity and fluidity to cell membranes and by promoting healthy cellular signaling and metabolic pathways.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Herbal Supplement

Liver Support by Vital Nutrients

Liver Support is a unique combination of herbal extracts that works synergistically to support liver function and health.* It nutritionally supports and protects liver cells from free radical damage.* Silybin, one of the primary constituents of milk thistle, supports the liver’s efforts to detoxify by removing toxins introduced to the body.* Curcumin is also an inhibitor of arachidonic acid metabolism and has potent antioxidant properties.* Liver Support is free of coatings, binders, gluten, milk/dairy, soy, egg and sugar.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Children’s Health Supplement

Nordic Berries by Nordic Naturals

Nordic Berries help children fill in nutritional gaps and give growing kids the essential vitamins and minerals they need. These yummy gummies even contain full-spectrum B vitamins—hard to find in a gummy. Made for ages 2-plus, they come in classic citrus and cherry berry flavors.

Homeopathic Remedy

Arnica montana by Boiron

Boiron Arnica montana, made from a mountain daisy, reduces muscle pain, stiffness, swelling from injuries and bruises.* Arnica does not interact with other medications or supplements or cause drowsiness and will not mask symptoms of a more serious condition. Easy to take, the pellets melt under the tongue without water, chewing, or swallowing. Arnica montana is available over-the-counter in a variety of homeopathic dilutions in a multidose tube of approximately 80 oral pellets. This general pain reliever can be used with Boiron’s Arnicare Gel, Cream and Ointment for spot treatment. Also available are meltaway tablets and an arthritis pain formula.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

Joint/Bone Support

Collagenics by Metagenics

Collagenics is a unique combination of free-form amino acids, key minerals including magnesium bis-glycinate, horsetail herb (containing silica) and other nutrients known to be involved in the biochemical processes that support healthy connective tissue and collagen.*

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Women’s Health Supplement

FemRebalance by Vitanica

Formulated by Dr. Tori Hudson, FemRebalance is a botanical blend supporting hormonal balance for women who are in their menstruating years, including perimenopause, when hormones can be erratic. Originally formulated to support balance after common events known to disrupt the endocrine system (miscarriage, finished nursing, discontinuing OCPs, environmental cleansing protocols), the formula is also helpful during perimenopause in order to ease the transition into menopause, when women are done with menses. In most situations, suggested use is one to three months; with perimenopause, suggested use is ongoing until there have been several consecutive months with no menses.

Men’s Health Supplement

FH PRO for Men by Fairhaven Health

FH PRO for Men is a patented antioxidant-based fertility supplement that has been clinically shown to support all aspects of sperm health—count, motility, morphology and DNA integrity. FH PRO for Men offers a two-in-one approach to fertility enhancement with a comprehensive multivitamin to address nutrients gaps in one’s daily diet, along with fertility targeted ingredients such as L-carnitine tartrate, L-arginine, CoQ10, zinc and lycopene. In a clinical trial of 148 men, participants taking FH PRO for three months saw a 38 percent increase in sperm count and a 102 percent increase in progressive motility.

Brain Support Formula

Brain Regain by Protocol For Life Balance

Brain Regain is a vegan nutrient-botanical blend formulated to support healthy cognitive function.* Each capsule of Brain Regain has 50 mg of a standardized extract of Ginkgo biloba with 24 percent ginkgoflavonglycosides and 6 percent ginkgolides. These bioactive compounds have been extensively studied for their ability to support normal blood flow as well as for their free radical quenching properties.* Brain Regain also provides choline, glutamine and phosphatidyl serine, which are naturally occurring components of brain tissue. Furthermore, Brain Regain uses a complementary combination of botanicals including huperzine complex (Huperzia serrata), RoseOx, a standardized rosemary extract and gotu kola (Centella asiatica).

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Digestive Support Formula

GI Revive by Designs for Health

GI Revive offers comprehensive support for optimum gastrointestinal health and function. The lining of the gut must have proper permeability and integrity not only so it can absorb nutrients, but also to prevent toxins, allergens and microbes from gaining access to the bloodstream. Maintaining gut health is the key to maintaining overall wellness.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Energy Formula

Adrenaplex by EuroMedica

If you need relief from occasional stress and fatigue, Adrenaplex can help.* Adrenaplex features key nutrients essential for healthy adrenal gland function, including highly absorbable freeze-dried adrenal extract, L-tyrosine, licorice extract, vitamin C and other important nutrients. These supportive ingredients for all-day, caffeine-free energy and stress resistance make Adrenaplex an excellent daily supplement to support the adrenal glands and the body’s response to stress.*†

†Occasional stress or fatigue

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Heart/Cardio Support Formula

Carditone by Ayush Herbs Inc.

Carditone is an effective, safe and extremely useful supplement that supports all aspects of cardiovascular health. From supporting healthy blood pressures within a normal range, to tonifying the vasculature, Carditone remains one of the most utilized cardiovascular supplements in the greater holistic healing community, according to the company. It has been formulated with all aspects of balance in mind: with herbs that support the heart, blood vessels, lungs, kidneys and also provides gentle stress relief. Energetically balanced using the wisdom of ayurveda and informed by modern science, Carditone provides comprehensive cardiovascular support.

Immune Support Formula

Immuplex by Standard Process

Immuplex is a gluten-free, non-dairy supplement that includes a blend of essential micronutrients and minerals as well as Protomorphogen and Cytosol extracts to support the immune system.* Immuplex helps to maintain normal white blood cell activity already within a normal range, provides ingredients with antioxidant activity and is an excellent source of iron, zinc, copper, chromium, folate and vitamins A, B6 and B12, as well as antioxidant vitamins C and E to support a healthy immune system response function.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Natural Medicine Category

Natural Allergy/Hay Fever Remedy

Natural D-Hist by Ortho Molecular Products

Natural D-Hist is a targeted blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, proteolytic enzymes and botanicals designed to provide comprehensive support for seasonal challenges caused by common environmental allergens. The formula includes quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf and N-acetyl cysteine. The powerful combination actively promotes healthy nasal and sinus passages for individuals with elevated histamine and respiratory irritation.

Headache Remedy

Migranol by Designs for Health

Migranol contains an extract of feverfew, a traditional herb that has been used since the first century known for its ability to support a healthy inflammatory response.* Curcuminoids and rosemary are also included for their phytonutrient properties and their role in supporting a balanced inflammatory response.* Magnesium is added for its effects on muscle relaxation.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Natural Indigestion Remedy

Heartburn Advantage by Integrative Therapeutics

Heartburn Advantage’s multi-mechanistic approach combines several clinically studied ingredients at researched doses to help reduce occasional heartburn, bloating, nausea and epigastric discomfort.* The ingredients in Heartburn Advantage support the natural protective mechanisms in the gastrointestinal tract without interfering in the normal digestive process.* The formula includes zinc carnosine, licorice root extract, artichoke leaf extract and ginger root extract. Gluten free and vegan, Heartburn Advantage contains no wheat, dairy, soy or artificial colors, preservatives or flavors.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Natural Sleep Remedy

ProThrivers Wellness Sleep by Integrative Therapeutics

ProThrivers Wellness Sleep is formulated with melatonin, magnesium, Suntheanine L-theanine and magnolia to support healthy sleep.* Designed with the guidance of Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, a naturopath and expert in thriver care. Dr. Alschuler’s focuses on the needs of these thrivers using evidence-informed strategies. Gluten free and vegan, ProThrivers Wellness Sleep contains no dairy, salt, soy, wheat or artificial colors or flavors.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat, cure, or prevent any disease.