Douglas Labs -Ultra Preventive® X, Review

Douglas Labs Ultra Preventive® X,

a comprehensive, highly concentrated vitamin-mineral-trace element daily supplement containing more than 50 nutritional ingredients, all in a special herbal green food base. Its formula is carefully balanced to provide the essential nutrients for optimal health. Ultra Preventive® X is also a potent antioxidant formula that includes natural beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, L-cysteine/N-acetyl-L-cysteine, lutein, lycopene, red wine
proanthocyanidins and select extracts and powders from over 25 fruits, vegetables and herbs.

COMPLETE Ingredients listings here

THE GOOD

Ulta Preventive X is a top of the line MultiVitamin, with a green tea food base at its foundation, much as Nutrilite had Alfalfa as its foundation. Its always a good sign when the core part of a multi is a natural food base, as opposed to a lab made product.

The ingredients are extensive for a MultiVitamin, and for the most part scrupulously organic

Douglas labs has obviously set out to make a highly natural and effective multi- and this product is well rated in all lab tests.

Douglas labs has also gone a different route than most Multis and avoided the crowded consumer market and  directed its product at
physicians. The Doctors office. Ultra Preventive X is available only as a ‘prescribed’ product.

However don’t think because it comes from a Doctor’s office it makes it any better, or worse than any other Multi – its just marketing.

Overall; from the ingredients and the price – about $60.00 for a months supply this is a top quality MutiVitamin

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THE NOT SO GOOD

Douglas labs although stared in 1950 in Philadelphia was bought by a public (Canadian) company Atrium Innovations, which is part of another public company Æterna Zentaris Inc. (TSX: AEZ, NASDAQ: AEZS)
( a late-stage oncology drug development company currently investigating potential treatments for various cancers
including colorectal, multiple myeloma, endometrial, ovarian, prostate and bladder cancer.)

And as public companies they have their mission statements, of course that sound- well predictable

“We are committed to our healthcare practitioners who look to us for science-based formulations as clinical tools for
managing their patients’ care, as well as to health-conscious consumers who demand
access to safe, effective nutritional solutions.

We have a duty to ensure that the ingredients in our formulations and products are proven safe and effective through
credible,world-class research.

Moreover, as an industry leader,we also believe it is our responsibility to pioneer new research that will help us better
understand important health conditions and identify nutritional strategies that can help patients achieve and maintain better health. That is the passion that drives us.”

Atrium a subsidiary of AEterna, doesnt appear to be anything but a shell that buys health related companies. It suddenly appears in 1999, and within a few years starts buying  –

2004 :  March Acquisition of Pure Encapsulations

2005: March Atrium becomes a publicly-traded company with an Initial Public Offering

 December Acquisition of Douglas Laboratories

2006: October Atrium Biotechnologies is spun-off

2007:  July Acquisition ofWobenzym®and its family of brands (Mucos Emulsions GMBH)

       May Atrium Biotechnologies changes its name to Atrium Innovations


January Acquisition of a liquid-filled capsule manufacturing facility (AquaCap) and its Caplique
technology

2008: December Acquisition of Nutri-Health and its family of brands

September Acquisition of the AOVbrand (Orthos Europe BV)
May Atrium Innovations divests itsActive Ingredients & Specialty Chemicals Division

       February Acquisition of Orthica andits family brands (Multicare

2009:  September Acquisition ofGarden of Life

       January A cquisition of the Wobenzym® family of products manufacturing facility (EAB) BV)

2010:  December Acquisition ofSeroyal

       March Acquisition of Trophic Canada
February Alcrea Health is launched –experts in product design and manufacturing of health  products   using the art of science and innovation

2011: August Acquisition of Enzimas S.A.
April Acquisition of Robert & Fils

The problem with a public company, notwithstanding any mission statements, is that it, and its subsidiaries, exist ONLY to produce profit for the shareholders,that is there number one concern.

OVERALL

So on balance I like smaller companies that certainly want to make a profit but possibly more directly answer to their customers – Douglas Labs answers to Atrium who answers to both Aetna and the shareholders of both.

However at this time the product seems to be maintaining its quality – again -  dont think because its dispensed by doctors it means anything, good or bad – doctors are just a marketing channel.

The product itself definitely has all the right stuff in it – the pricing is good – its is about $58 -$65 for 240 tabs – suggested dosage – 8 per day.  So that’s one months supply in the bottle

If you would like to try the product for your self – Use this Link for a discounted price

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