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No guess work here - I handpick the best supplement brands and products so you can go about the job of healing. Out there, the world of supplements is a jungle full of false promises, fake ingredients, harmful fillers, and wasted payments.

In 2011, aiming to fix this problem, I created the first online version of Marty Ross MD Supplements in Seattle, WA. This store is open to all from its current shipping and returns facility in Austin, TX and our customer support center in Seattle, WA.

Quality Matters

In my Seattle practice, I discovered the world of supplements is a jungle at times. Some manufacturers include substances not found on the product label or do not include the active ingredients listed. The New York State Attorney General documented how serious this problem is. In 2015, he studied supplements at Target, Walmart, GNC, and Walgreens. The study found the active ingredients listed on the label in the products only 21 percent of the time by DNA testing. In addition, 35 percent of the ingredients by DNA testing were not listed on the labels.(1) And there are other studies that show this problem.(2)

The good news is that there are many high-quality supplement manufacturers that do not have the problems I discuss above. At Marty Ross MD Supplements, I carry products I know work based on the improvements I see in my Seattle practice. The products I carry are often only available in licensed healthcare provider offices. I take the guesswork out of quality selection so people with complex illnesses have the best chance of recovery. The brands I carry have a proven record of putting the active ingredients they list on the label in the product. I also work with brands that avoid using harmful fillers or allergic ingredients.

About Marty Ross MD

Marty Ross, MD is a passionate Lyme disease educator and clinical expert. He helps Lyme sufferers and their physicians see what really works based on his review of the science and extensive real-world experience. Dr. Ross is licensed to practice medicine in Washington State (License: MD00033296) where he has treated thousands of Lyme disease patients in his Seattle practice.

Marty Ross, MD is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and Georgetown University Family Medicine Residency. He is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) and The Institute for Functional Medicine.

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References

  1. A.G. Schneiderman Asks Major Retailers To Halt Sales Of Certain Herbal Supplements As DNA Tests Fail To Detect Plant Materials Listed On Majority Of Products Tested. February 2015. (View Now) Accessed October 4, 2018.
  2. Newmaster SG, Grguric M, Shanmughanandhan D, Ramalingam S, Ragupathy S. DNA barcoding detects contamination and substitution in North American herbal products. BMC Medicine. 2013;11:22 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-222.