Doctor Trusted Supplements
Only the Best for Our Patients

At Cincinnati Health Institute we don't have any loyalty to any particular manufacturer. Our loyalty is to our patients and clients. We ask the hard questions of our manufacturers before any product is offered in our store or clinic.
All of our Supplements fulfill the GMP classification (Good Manufacturing Classification) and meet the Gold Standard for manufacturing.

We choose products that are only sold to doctors and can't be purchased in a store.

There are supplements sold to the general public in stores, like GNC or Vitamin World, and then there are a class of supplements that offer a much higher level of quality and excellence. These products are only offered to doctors, often referred to as physician grade. Taking the quality of supplements one step further, are the pharmaceutical grade supplements, recently referred to as "medical foods".

Physician grade, also referred to as medical grade, supplements are only offered to physicians. These supplements offer a much higher level of purity and quality than the cosmetic/nutritional grade often found over the counter in stores. A main characteristic of physician grade supplements lies in the manufacturing and choice of ingredients. These products are tested for purity and absorption. Physician grade supplements use natural or raw ingredients, while the majority of OTC supplements use synthetic ingredients.
Why is this important?
Raw, natural ingredients have to be checked and double checked. Synthetic ingredients are cheaper and simpler to manufacture, which increases profit margins. Since physician grade supplements are only offered to doctors, health and wellness, not profit margin, is the most vital concern.
There is a level of accountability that comes with a physician grade supplement. Companies know that doctors offering these to their patients will be monitoring results as part of a protocol. This acts as a quality gauge, in which ineffective or poor outcomes will quickly result in a product not being used by that doctor.

Pharmaceutical grade products are actually FDA approved supplements. These products offer the highest quality and testing available in the supplement industry. This is important in an industry with so little quality control and poor manufacturing practices.
Both of these levels offer excellent quality control, independent testing, use of superior ingredients, and manufacturing practices that go the extra mile to ensure that the end product and it's proclaimed nutritional value remain intact throughout and at the end of product development.
However, by being "pharmaceutical grade" manufacturers have an added level of credibility in that they are regulated much in the same way as prescription medicines. With this, there is added liability and added legal repercussions involved, that lend a significant amount of additional quality control and even better manufacturing practices, than even the "physician grade".

Medical Foods?
Pharmaceutical grade supplements are referred to as medical foods, because they are formulated to meet the specific dietary requirements or metabolic deficiencies of a specific disease state. The nutritional requirements for a person in a disease state can be very different than a healthy individual.
The disease state and the impact of drug therapies can affect absorption, metabolism, excretion and nutritional turnover rates, so a simple dietary shift is ineffective in counteracting these changes.
Medical foods have the ability to satisfy the higher nutritional requirements present with disease and inflammation. In the disease state these requirements can be as much as ten times to one hundred times the usual amount suggested for a healthy person.

We Ask The Hard Questions. You Should Too!
What are a brands quality control procedures?
Can we see documentation of their QC procedures?
How is testing conducted? By whom is testing conducted?
Do they have your own manufacturing facility?
Who inspects the manufacturing facility?
Are there any 3rd party testing processes?
How long have they been in business?
Do they produce any of their own raw ingredients?
How are raw ingredients tested?
What are they tested for? Purity?
What kind, if any, synthetic materials do their products contain?