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Philosophy

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Designs for Health began in 1989 by offering nutrition counseling and education services. The company's immediate success, and eventual decision to develop a professionals-only line of nutritional supplements, grew out of their ability to deliver results in the form of successful patient treatment outcomes. Relying on science-based nutritional solutions, the company's motto became — and still is — "Science First."

Science First: Our Commitment to You

The Science First Difference

Our guiding philosophy, "Science First," is demonstrated by an unwavering commitment to research-driven products, synergistic formulations, and meaningful quantities of therapeutic ingredients. These fundamental standards also serve to define our promise to health care practitioners and their patients.

The Designs for Health "Science First" philosophy is the difference you'll notice. It means superior quality products and proven efficacy. It means optimal results for you, and for your patients. It's one way that we demonstrate our commitment to care — because helping people lead healthier lives is our ultimate goal.

Our Mission

The Science First Difference

At Designs for Health we are committed to delivering high quality nutritional supplements, educating healthcare practitioners as to their optimal therapeutic use, and providing practice development solutions supportive to the healthcare practitioner.

Why We Call Ourselves "The Paleo Company"

The Science First Difference

The nutrition experts at Designs for Health believe in the benefits of a Paleolithic diet, which is based on the same dietary principles followed by our ancestors. During the 2.6 million years that our Paleolithic ancestors inhabited the earth, they depended upon nutrition from lean meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. As a result, our ancestors were lean, fit, and free of the chronic diseases that plague our society in epidemic proportions today.

Diets changed considerably in the space of a few thousand years, owing to the dawn of agriculture and the introduction of cereal grains. Today, a concerted effort is required to avoid highly processed foods containing minimal nutritional value and chemicals with cumulative, adverse effects.

Given that there has been little change in the human genome since Paleolithic times, our nutritional requirements remain similar to those of the Stone Age hunter-gatherers. Thus, a diet that espouses Paleolithic principles — a balanced ratio of low net carbohydrates, high quality proteins, and essential fats — may be the ideal route to the attainment of robust health, energy, and vitality. At Designs for Health, we believe that supplements should not be taken as a substitute for good quality food; rather, they should be used to enhance the diet by optimizing nutritional wellness and increasing metabolic efficiency. Supplements can also compensate for nutritional deficiencies resulting from the consumption of processed foods with lower nutritional value, or nutrient-depleting lifestyle factors such as stress and chemical exposure.

A Professional Line. A Benefit to Everyone.

The Science First Difference

Designs for Health is a professional brand, offered exclusively to health care professionals and their patients through referral. We firmly believe that the health care practitioner plays a key role in maximizing the therapeutic benefit to patients. As such, we do not sell through online or "brick and mortar" retail outlets.

In support of the practitioner-patient relationship, to further ensure that our products are utilized by patients under the care of a health care practitioner, access to our online catalog is restricted to those who have established a valid login account. Simply visit the "Professional Products" area of our website and click on "Order Products." Our system will prompt you for the information required to create an account.