Nutraceuticals are Third Party Tested Supplements

Nov 15, 2023 | Chronic Disease Prevention, Functional medicine, Nutraceutical Supplements

Glass cup with water and capsules and pills on a white background. Green leaves the topic of nutraceuticals and supplementation.Nutraceuticals are Third Party Tested Supplements

Today, I want to discuss an issue that’s been on my mind and is a significant part of my book, “The Nurse Practitioners’ Guide to Autoimmune Medicine: Reversing and Preventing All Autoimmune Disease.” The reality that over-the-counter-supplements can have whatever they want in them, which will never help you reverse chronic or autoimmune disease.

To truly tackle chronic health issues or prevent them in the first place, we need to use “nutraceuticals.” These are nutritional products that are held to the same standards as the pharmaceutical industry. This means they have all their products independently tested for purity and content by outside companies before being sold to consumers.

Nutraceutical (third party tested supplements) can be slightly harder to find as they’re often available only online. However, they’re worth the effort due to their higher quality and safety standards.

Nutraceuticals vs. Over-the-Counter Supplements

When addressing chronic health issues or prevention of chronic diseases, one might be tempted to reach for over-the-counter supplements. After all, they’re conveniently available, and they promise a myriad of health benefits. However, there is a major problem with these supplements – they may not be what they claim to be.

In the pharmaceutical industry, medications, including prescription drugs, are required by law to undergo independent testing for purity and content before they are sold to consumers. “Purity” signifies that the product doesn’t contain anything it shouldn’t, while “content” ensures that the product contains exactly what it claims to have. This regulatory oversight is crucial for maintaining the quality of the products and the safety of the consumers.

Unfortunately, the supplement industry is not held to the same standards. This lack of regulation can lead to over-the-counter supplements being of poor quality, containing things they shouldn’t, missing ingredients they claim to have, and having fillers that make them difficult to absorb into your system and worst of all, negatively contribute to health issues.

The Shocking Truth: A Case Study from New York

To illustrate the extent of this issue, in my book I reference a research project carried out in the state of New York. This research involved pulling various supplements from the shelves of numerous stores selling vitamins and supplements, ranging from big box stores to specialty shops focusing solely on nutritional supplements.

The findings were shocking. The quality of the supplements was, for the most part, abysmal. The researcher concluded that most of the tested supplements were akin to ground-up house plants. The quality was so poor that the Attorney General of New York issued a temporary restraining order, resulting in all supplements being pulled from the shelves of these stores. This is a clear testament to the low standards that some supplement manufacturers adhere to when producing their products.

Special Announcement- Introducing Dr. David Bilstrom’s Signature Line of Nutraceuticals!

The supplements I carry in my store have always been nutraceutical grade. These are products that I have been using clinically for many years because they meet the rigorous standards of quality, purity, and content.

With great excitement, I am thrilled to introduce my own line of nutraceutical-grade supplements that are third party tested to ensure purity and content are exactly what it says on the bottle.

Types of Nutraceuticals Now Available Under the Dr. David Bilstrom Brand:

NAC Glutathione Sync

NAC Glutathione Sync – 120- Dr. David Bilstrom
  • Combats free radicals and oxidative stress and supports the immune system
  • Reduction of the impact of physical strain and outside stress on the body
  • Improvement of overall health from chronic conditions such as arthritis
  • Treatment and inhibiting inflammation in the body
  • Improved recovery after illness or muscle strain
  • Protection of the body’s tissues and organs
  • Intestinal-based illness improvement
  • Improved digestive system health
  • Support for healthy lung function

L-Theanine (Cortisol Assist)

  • Amino acid to help with stress and assist with high and low cortisol levels
  • Does NOT induce drowsiness or fatigue
  • Provides relief from anxiety and stress
  • Natural amino acid found in tea leaves
  • Promotes feelings of relaxing

Digestive Enzymes

NAC Glutathione Sync – 120- Dr. David Bilstrom
  • Vegetarian Digestive Enzymes
  • Digestion system support with lipase and pancreatic enzymes

Cortisol Levels Reset

  • Features Powerful Adaptogens Used to Help Adapt to Stress
  • Stress Hormone Correction to Allow Natural Healing
  • Support Energy Production and Mental Clarity
  • Supports Healthy Stress Response
  • Provides Antioxidant Support
  • Supports the Immune System
  • Supports Restful Sleep


L-Glutamine 60 Servings by Dr David Bilstrom Autoimmune Functional Medicine Doctor
  • Amino-acid for intestinal health and oxidative stress support



  • Pregnenolone 30 mg
  • Turns into many other hormones
  • Specifically good for the brain
  • Helps with brain fog and inflammation
  • Sourced from non-GMO ingredients

DHEA Pure 25

L-Glutamine 60 Servings by Dr David Bilstrom Autoimmune Functional Medicine Doctor
  • Contains 98.5% pure hormone
  • DHEA converts to hormones needed by the body
  • May slow the aging process
  • May reduce cortisol production

MTHFR Methylated Vitamin B Complex

  • Optimize MTHFR pathway and epigenetics with methylation support
  • Supports Cardiovascular System Health
  • Enhances Methylation (cellular processes)
  • Provides support for multiple systems in the body
  • Contains B vitamins like Folate
  • Sourced from non-GMO ingredients

D3 Foundation Prime

L-Glutamine 60 Servings by Dr David Bilstrom Autoimmune Functional Medicine Doctor

  • Nourish Vitamin D receptors on every cell
  • May ward off conditions like heart disease
  • Features pharmaceutical-grade vitamin D
  • Enhances immune system function
  • Supports bone health
  • Contains no fillers

Multivitamin - Iron Free for Men

  • Combat nutrient gaps and boost absorption
  • Support for Poor Dietary Nutrient Intake
  • Nutrients to Support a Stressful Lifestyle
  • Detoxification Support
  • Copper and Iron Free
  • Antioxidant Support
  • Prostate Support

Multivitamin - Iron Plus for Women

Multivitamin - Iron Plus - 120 Capsules Dr David Bilstrom Autoimmune Functional Medicine Doctor
  • Combat nutrient gaps and boost absorption (including iron)
  • Nutrients to Support a Stressful Lifestyle
  • Supports Healthy Hormone Balance
  • Support for Healthy Thyroid
  • Support for Healthy Bones
  • Antioxidant Support
  • Copper Free


Final Thoughts

Using high-quality nutraceuticals can be a game-changer when trying to improve your quality of life, change the trajectory of your chronic health issue, or even fully reverse your chronic disease. Remember, your health should be your top priority. You deserve products that are held to the highest standards of quality and safety.

Thank you for reading. I hope this information helps you change the trajectory of your health journey in the most rapid way possible.

Reminder: Supplements (except for Vitamin D) should almost always be temporary to help you restore your health to its natural state of well being.

There are a lot of other Functional Medicine fundamentals you can do (in addition to supplementation) to help rapidly shift the trajectory of your health. To learn the fundamentals, check out my free 7-Day Educational Email Course or dive into my 90 minute self paced video course Autoimmune Hope.


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Dr. David Bilstrom

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