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Balance of Nature is one of the fastest growing supplement companies, due mostly to their enormous marketing budget. The company sells produce-based whole food supplements, and suggests with their marketing that these can replace whole produce intake in the context of a diet: “You need more fruits and vegetables. Balance of Nature can help.” Well so can lots of other brands for half the price.
Fruit and vegetable supplements can’t replace a healthy diet. Still, they can fortify it, filling in nutritional gaps and providing a wider variety of beneficial plant-based nutrients not always available in the produce aisle. Moreover, because most of these products are non-synthetic and contain all-natural plant products, they are generally considered safe for a broad spectrum of people – from children to lactating parents.
Current issues like rising gas prices, shipping delays, and other supply-chain woes mean that getting fresh produce on your table may be an issue of growing concern. And even when you can manage to serve up two cups of fruits and two and a half cups of vegetables every day, you’re likely limited to produce that is regional and seasonal.
The business founder and principal is Dr. Douglas Howard. Balance of Nature’s website says he is “an American physician and medical researcher” who specializes in phytonutrition.
Their website lists a phone number and email on the homepage. If you search the policy page you can find a postage address for returns: 785 E Venture Dr – St. George UT 84790, United States.
The company is listed on Better Business Bureau, with both customer reviews and complaints. Balance of Nature has a B rating there, though they are not currently BBB accredited.
In August of 2019, the FDA sent (and made public) a warning letter to Balance of Nature indicating, among other things, that they had “adulterated” dietary supplements. The products were not manufactured to meet Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP), and more specifically they failed to implement a system of processes to ensure the quality of their dietary supplements, according to the FDA.