My name is Jerry Cady, and I am the CEO of IMS Supplements, Inc.
In 2007 IMS Supplements, Inc. (formerly Nature’s Healthy Supplements, Inc.) was formed. My experience includes 28 plus years in the pharmaceutical industry: 18.5 years Bristol-Myers Squibb, 2 years Pharmacia/UpJohn/Pfizer, 7+ years for Merck/Serono. My background includes Pre-med, Organic Chemistry, In-organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Microbiology. I am a published author with an article in Organic Chemistry and a graduate of Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
In working with the large U.S. Pharmaceutical manufacturers I discovered that a majority of U.S. Pharmaceutical revenue, approximately 60 to 70 percent, is generated from the North American continent. This fact signaled that on other continents the medical community was not relying solely on U.S. pharmaceutical products. By looking into different disease states such as BPH or enlarged prostate I discovered that physicians were prescribing all natural products as a form of treatment 90 percent of the time on the initial visit with their physician. .The next logical question was how effective were these natural ingredients? A review of the medical literature discovered that the efficacy of these natural ingredients was published in the same medical journals that report on the efficacy of prescription medications. It was obvious that these natural products worked just as well as their prescription equivalents but without the side effects and other unknown long-term health risks of synthetic pharmaceutical compounds. After reviewing other prostate products currently on the market, we found that none of them were produced using a vegetable capsule in 2007. They all had a list of un-natural or “other ingredients” like di-calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, magnesium silicate, silica, silicon dioxide, etc. The decision was made to produce the product Best Prostate and to make the product without binders, fillers, and un-natural excipients or lubricants commonly found in the manufacturing process of both dietary supplements and prescription medications. In 2007, IMS Supplements, Inc. (formerly Nature’s Healthy Supplements, Inc.) launched the product Best Prostate.
In 2010 we made additional changes to our product Best Prostate. We wanted to ensure that consumers do get the best prostate formula on the market. The major concern was the use of genetically modified beta-sitosterol from soy. The beta-sitosterol used in Best Prostate is from pine trees and not soy.
Our website www.bestprostate.com has evolved and where incorrect, confusing, or mis-information was discovered we have made changes. In 2008 and 2009 IMS Supplements, Inc. (Nature’s Healthy Supplements, Inc.) participated in a voluntary review of our website and product for truth in advertising through a challenge from the National Council of Responsible Nutrition and the Better Business Bureau the appropriate governing agency. This review process was a 6 to 9 month process.
We truly believe that all companies that market dietary supplements to consumers should be held accountable and undergo the same review process.
Best Prostate is manufactured in Torrance, California and in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Florida. The state-of-the-art facility in Torrance is one of the few facilities in the United States that carries GMP (good manufacturing practices) certifications from both NSF International, NPA (Natural Products Association, formerly NNFA), as well as QAI (Quality Assurance International) organic certification. The manufacturing facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami area is cGMP (certified Good Manufacturing Practices) and the facility is certified by the USDA National Organic Program Organic Certificate.
Both manufacturing facilities that manufacture ensure the following:
Best Prostate® undergoes the following QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES:
•Quarantining all incoming raw materials immediately upon receipt from pre-qualified suppliers.
•Subjecting the quarantined raw materials to analysis prior to their release to production.
•Analyzing a formulation after blending a product to confirm ingredient accuracy and potency.
•Conducting in-process inspections throughout manufacturing, including fill-weight, hardness, thickness, disintegration and friability, as well as other tests for compliance verification.
•Visually inspecting every finished unit dose to prevent the packaging of cosmetically substandard products.
•Quarantining finished goods until Quality Control chemists complete a final analysis and confirm that the product is correct.
•Retaining bottled samples of each production batch by QA/QC for future reference.