FAQ

Where do you manufacture your products?
All Nature Made® products are manufactured to meet our high quality standards. Most are manufactured at our very own facilities in beautiful Southern California and with our partners in Alabama. For the few products that are made by other companies, we work with highly-qualified contract manufacturers that are sure to follow our high standards. Most of these manufacturers are located right here in the United States—just a few are located overseas.
What’s the history of Nature Made®?
Nature Made® has been a leader in the nutritional supplements industry since 1971 with more than 150 dietary supplements, high-quality vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements that promote wellness and help maintain good health.
Are dietary supplements regulated under the FDA?
Dietary supplements are regulated under the FDA through the DSHEA (or the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994).
Vitamin A: What forms of Vitamin A are in your products?
Answer: The vitamin A in our Vitamin A softgels is in the form of retinyl palmitate. The vitamin A in our multivitamins and other products is in the form of retinyl acetate.
B Vitamins: Why are the amounts of the B vitamins in some much higher percentages than the Daily Value in your B Complex formulas?
Answer: The B Vitamins are water-soluble and therefore, your body will excrete any of these vitamins that are not needed. The Daily Value (or a RDA's) is the minimal dosage intended to augment less than perfect eating habits (the Daily Values, are the values that will be seen on the labels). However, these values do not indicate what the safe maximum amount of a vitamin you can take, or amounts that may give therapeutic benefits, in addition to keeping the body from being deficient. With regard to most of the B Vitamins, there have not been toxicity shown at even very high doses, with the exception of Vitamin B6 and Niacin (these vitamins have some negative effects at fairly high pharmacological doses).
B Vitamins: What vitamins are usually considered members of B complex vitamins?
Answer: There are 8 B vitamins: Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), B6 (Pyridoxine), Biotin (B7), Folic Acid (B9), and B12 (Cyanocobalamin).
B Vitamins: What vitamins are in Stress B Complex?
Answer: Nature Made Stress B Complexes contain Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), B6, Biotin, Folate/Folic Acid, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Our current formula also contains Zinc and Copper.
B Vitamins: What foods provide Biotin
Answer: Biotin is found in a number of foods including but not limited to whole grains, egg yolks, walnuts, tomatoes, carrots, avocadoes, and leafy greens.
B Vitamins: What does vitamin B6 do for the body?
Answer: Vitamin B6 plays a role in converting food into cellular energy. It is also essential in red blood cell formation.†
B Vitamins: What are vitamin pack supplements for?
Answer: Vitamin Packs are designed to provide nutritional value for specific interests. These packs include antioxidants, B vitamins, minerals and other supplements that may be beneficial for general health in an easy to use daily pack.
B Vitamins: What are some food sources of vitamin B6?
Answer: Protein rich foods such as extra-lean meat, chicken, fish, soybeans, cooked dried beans and peas, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, and peanuts. Other good sources include avocados, bananas, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes and whole grain breads and cereals.
B Vitamins: Should Thiamin be taken with our without food?
Answer: Thiamin should always be taken with a meal for better absorption, and to reduce the any potential gastrointestinal distress.
B Vitamins: Is vitamin B6 Toxic?
Answer: Supplemental intake of vitamin B6 should not exceed 100 mg. Although B-6 is a water-soluble vitamin, it may produce toxic effects when consumed in pharmacologic doses. Neurotoxicity with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, stumbling gait, and photosensitivity have been reported when some consume extremely high doses for long periods of time.
B Vitamins: Is Thiamin safe to take with other supplements?
Answer: Yes, Thiamin is safe to take with other supplements, however, B vitamins may be more effective when taken together.
B Vitamins: Is it better to take vitamin B1 (Thiamin) by itself or with other B vitamins?
Answer: Since the B vitamins are involved in similar bodily functions and sometimes depend on the presence of other B vitamins, it may be beneficial to get the B vitamins through a B-complex supplement instead of taking each one individually. However, there may be times when a doctor or other health care professional suggests taking one B vitamin for a specific reason.
B Vitamins: Is biotin a vitamin?
Answer: Yes. Biotin belongs to the family of B vitamins and is also known as vitamin B7.
B Vitamins: I am taking a supplement that contains Riboflavin and I have noticed that my urine has changed to a bright yellow color, what is causing this and is this normal?
Answer: The bright yellow color is normal. It is common with vitamins containing Riboflavin (vitamin B2) for the urine to change color, especially when the product contains a high level of Riboflavin.
B Vitamins: How much biotin is safe to take daily?
Answer: At this time, there is no evidence of biotin toxicity when taken as a nutritional supplement in humans and so there is no determined tolerable upper intake level (UL). The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine recommends a minimum of 30 micrograms (mcg) of biotin per day for males and females ages 19 and older. As much as 5000 mcg of biotin per day is considered safe, although it is advisable to consult a health care professional before using doses above 2,500 mcg.
B Vitamins: Do you have a B Complex that is Timed Release?
Answer: We have one Timed-Release B Complex supplement – Balanced B-100 Timed Release.
B Vitamins: Can vitamin B6 be taken with other vitamins and medications?
Answer: Yes, vitamin B6 can be taken with other vitamins and minerals. However, several medications affect vitamin B6 metabolism, such as oral antidiabetic drugs, aspirin, antacids, and antibiotics. Therefore, we recommend that you check with your primary health care provider when amending your regimen. Consult your primary health provider before use if you are taking any anticonvulsants.
CholestOff®: What meals can I take CholestOff Plus with?
Answer: CholestOff® Plus may be taken with any of your two largest meals, any time of the day. We suggest that you take CholestOff Plus with whichever meals may contain more cholesterol.
CholestOff®: Why is Reducol™ one of the main ingredients in CholestOff Complete®? Or What is Reducol™?
Answer: The main ingredient in CholestOff Complete® is Reducol™ (RE-do-call), a blend of plant sterols and stanols that has been shown to safely and effectively reduce cholesterol levels. Reducol™ works by inhibiting the absorption of dietary cholesterol into the bloodstream.*
CholestOff®: Why is Pantesin® one of the main ingredients in CholestOff Complete®? Or What is Pantesin®?
Answer: Pantesin® is a form of pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B5. Pantesin® helps lower cholesterol by reducing the production of LDL cholesterol in the liver.*
CholestOff®: What is CholestOff® Original?
Answer: Nature Made® CholestOff® Original, is a dietary supplement containing a proprietary ingredient called Reducol™ (pronounced “RE-do-call”). Reducol™ is a blend of plant sterols and stanols, also called phystosterols. CholestOff® Original can help lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by reducing the absorption of dietary cholesterol into the bloodstream.
CholestOff®: What is CholestOff Complete®?
Answer: Nature Made CholestOff Complete® is a dietary supplement combining Reducol™ and Pantesin®. Reducol is a blend of plant sterols and stanols (also called phytosterols) that helps lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by reducing the absorption of dietary cholesterol into the bloodstream. Pantesin®, a derivative of vitamin B5, helps reduce the production of LDL cholesterol in the liver. As a result, CholestOff Complete® helps to lower dietary and genetic cholesterol.*
CholestOff®: What is CholestOff®?
Answer: Nature Made® Cholest-Off, is a dietary supplement containing a special ingredient called Reducol™ (RE-do-call). Reducol™ is a blend of plant sterols and stanols.
CholestOff®: How many times a day do I have to take CholestOff® Plus?
Answer: We suggest taking it twice a day. Studies show that 1800 mg of plant sterols and stanols a day may help lower cholesterol.* Therefore, the suggested use is to take 4 softgels a day (450 mg each), for a total of 1800 mg.
CholestOff®: Do I take it before or after my meal?
Answer: We suggest that you take the product right before your meal.
Adult Gummies: Why is Vitamin B12 in this product?
Answer: Vitamin B12 provides the additional benefit of cellular energy production.†
Adult Gummies: Is this product vegetarian or vegan?
Answer: No, this product contains gelatin and is therefore not vegetarian or vegan.
Adult Gummies: Is this product gluten free?
Answer: This product contains wheat starch, so it is not gluten free.
Adult Gummies: I’m concerned about the sugar content of probiotic gummies.
Answer: This product contains 3 grams of sugar and 20 calories per serving (2 gummies). This amount, when consumed as part of a healthy diet, should not be a concern. If you are sensitive to sugar, please check with your health care professional about incorporating gummies into your daily plan.
Adult Gummies: Can children take this product?
Answer: Nature Made Adult Gummies and associated serving sizes are designed to be used by those 19 years old and over. Those below the age of 19 should check with their doctor before taking.
CoQ10: What is Ubiquinol?
Answer: In the body, CoQ10 exists either in its oxidized form known as ubiquinone, or in its reduced form known as ubiquinol. When oxidized CoQ10 (ubiquinone) is used by the body, it is converted to the ubiquinol form. In the same way, reduced CoQ10 (ubiquinol) is converted to ubiquinone when it carries out its role in the cellular energy production process in the body.
CoQ10: Is Nature Made’s Coenzyme Q10 natural or synthetic?
Answer: Nature Made’s Coenzyme Q10 is produced by fermentation, which is a natural process.
CoQ10: Is Coenzyme Q10 a vitamin or mineral?
Answer: Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring substance made in our cells, but it is not technically classified as either a vitamin or a mineral. It is essential in the cellular energy production process, generating energy in the form of ATP.
Vitamin D: What sweetening agent is used in the gummies?
Answer: The sweetening agents used vary depending on the product and may include the following: sugar, corn syrup or monk fruit extract. Please check the label to see which one is used, or you can visit the NatureMade.com site to check the ingredients for the product you are interested in using.
Vitamin D: What is the relationship between calcium and vitamin D?
Answer: Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium and most calcium supplements contain some vitamin D.
Vitamin D: What is the difference between your liquid softgel vitamin D and your tablet form of vitamin D?
Answer: As long as the dosages are the same, there is no difference between the two forms. Some people prefer the liquid softgels over the tablets believing that they are easier to swallow, but it is a
Vitamin D: I’m concerned about the sugar content of gummy vitamins.
Answer: Our gummies only contain 1-3 grams of sugar and 5-15 calories per gummy. This amount, when consumed as part of a healthy diet, should not be a concern. If you are sensitive to sugar please check with your health care professional about incorporating gummies into your daily plan.
Vitamin D: I take Vitamin D and Vitamin C separately, what is the benefit of taking these powerful vitamins in combination?
Answer: We know that consumers have expressed concern over the number of pills they take daily. With our D3+C with Zinc product we are providing you with the same level, yet in on convenient 1 tablet dose. We hope to help simplify your regimen!
Vitamin D: I didn’t realize vitamin D had immune system benefits. How exactly does vitamin D work to support my immune system health?
Answer: Researchers have found vitamin D receptors on most immune cells suggesting a significant role for vitamin D in the immune system. In fact, when we're not getting enough vitamin D, our immune system may not to function at its best. That’s why we recommend having your vitamin D level tested with your health care professional so that they can help you decide on the vitamin D product that is right for you.
Vitamin D: How many gummies should I take per day?
Answer: We recommend you follow the suggested dosage found on each bottle. If you choose to take higher or lower doses than found on the label, make sure your personal health care professional is aware of the supplements and dosages you are taking.
Vitamin D: How do I know if I need to supplement with vitamin D?
Answer: Your personal health care professional can order a simple blood test to check your vitamin D levels. You may be at risk if you: Experience less than 15-30 minutes of full body exposure sunlight between 10 am and 3 pm. Wear sunscreen. Have a darker hue of skin color. Are over 65 years of age. Spend most of your time indoors. Live in a region with a long winter season. Are overweight or obese.
Vitamin D: Can children take the product?
Answer: Nature Made Adult Gummies and associated serving sizes are designed to be used by those 19 years old and over. Those below the age of 19 should check with their doctor before taking.
Vitamin D: Are there artificial colors and/or flavors used in the Kids First Gummies?
Answer: No, the colors and flavors are derived from natural sources — no synthetic dyes.
Vitamin D: Are there artificial colors and/or flavors used in the Adult Gummies?
Answer: No, the colors and flavors are derived from natural sources — no synthetic dyes.
Vitamin D: Are the gummies gluten free?
Answer: Yes, this Gummy product is gluten free.
Fish Oil and Omega-3: Why should I buy this product if I already take a standard fish oil concentrate? Can I add this product to my existing regimen?
Answer: Nature Made® offers many different fish oil supplements to help meet your EPA and DHA omega-3 intake needs. Public health organizations recommend 2 – 3 servings of fatty fish per week, which equals 500 - 1000 mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 daily to help support a healthy heart.† If you are looking to increase your omega-3 intake to meet American Heart Association recommendations of 1000 mg daily, you can consider other Nature Made® fish oil supplements as well. Please make sure to follow suggested use instructions for each fish oil supplement and consult with your healthcare professional to determine your daily EPA and DHA needs.
Fish Oil and Omega-3: What is the difference between the Nature Made fish oil supplements?
Answer: Nature Made offers several types of fish oil supplements that are differentiated by amount of fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids per serving, size, flavor, enteric-coating to reduce fish burps, and form (softgel or gummy). Find the fish oil supplement that fits your personal preferences and needs by visiting naturemade.com.
Fish Oil and Omega-3: What are the benefits of taking fish oil?
Answer: Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids helps support a healthy heart.†
Fish Oil and Omega-3: What are some dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids?
Answer: Omega-3 fatty acids are mainly comprised of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water, marine fish including sardines, anchovies, cod, tuna, salmon, halibut, mackerel, and herring. Certain type of shellfish such as shrimp also contain a moderate amount of omega-3 fatty acids.
Fish Oil and Omega-3: Has this fish oil been purified to remove mercury?
Answer: This product uses a highly purified fish oil concentrate that undergoes state of the art purification processes to remove PCBs, dioxins and furans, and mercury to ensure purity levels below 0.09 ppm, 2 ppt WHO TEQs, and 0.1 ppm respectively.