LABELS YOU CAN TRUST
You want to know what is in and what is not in your supplements, right? Well our labels deliver on our promise to do just that.
If you’re a longtime member of the MegaFood family, first thank you, and second, we realize you may notice that some of your labels look different. They’ve been getting a makeover! Like adjustments to comply with new FDA regulations, new certifications like being Glyphosate Residue Free, and updated Daily Values (DVs) per new standards. Rest assured, we’re still the same MegaFood that you know and love.
There are new labels - got it. What should I look for?
Well, the first thing you’ll probably notice is that the label itself looks different. Here’s an example of an old label next to our new one:
When will I first see label changes?
Many new labels have already hit shelves; the rest will continue to roll out.
How will my MegaFood product(s) be affected
It depends. Since the DV (Daily Value) of some nutrients will change, some of our formulations will be adjusted too. In some cases, the formulations will stay the same. Either way—you will see all changes, if applicable, directly on the label, and our customer experience team will be at the ready for any questions you might have. Call us! Send us an email! Heck, even mail us a letter. We’d love to hear from you.
More new stuff!
If you take a closer look, you’ll also spot revised units of measurement and changes to DV (Daily Value) percentages for certain nutrients.
|• Folic Acid: mcg DFE (Microgram Dietary Folate Equivalents) will replace mcg (Microgram)||• Vitamin E: mg (Milligram) will replace IU (International Units)|
|• Niacin: mcg NE (Microgram Niacin Equivalents) will replace mcg (Microgram)||• Choline now has a suggested DV (Daily Value) percentage of 550 mg (Milligrams)|
|• Vitamin A: mcg RAE (Microgram Retinol Activity Equivalents) will replace IU (International Units)||• Vitamin K1 will now have a suggested DV (Daily Value) percentage, but not Vitamin K2|
|• Vitamin D: mcg (Microgram) will replace IU (International Units)||• Most nutrients will see an increase or decrease in suggested DV (Daily Value) percentages|
Your labels explain how much of each nutrient are in each serving. But what’s a FoodState Nutrient, exactly?
Think of our FoodState Nutrients as handy helpers to the farm fresh ingredients that go into every MegaFood bottle: each vitamin or mineral is paired with an ideal whole food using our unique process to deliver guaranteed potency, and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present with the whole foods themselves. See how they’re made!
What’s the difference between ‘with’ food and ‘in’ food?
Thanks for noticing! First, we’ll tell you: there have been NO changes to how we make our products and deliver our nutrients. This word change is a matter of creating clarity. MegaFood is all about delivering farm-fresh food, but it takes more than a handful of fruits and veggies to make a tablet (see above for our FoodState Nutrients process!). Understanding your supplements shouldn’t be tricky, and we hope this clears things up a bit. MegaFood products include whole foods and added nutrients, to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of the health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself* — crafted on site at our headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire, using the most stringent of ISO and regulatory standards to deliver the purest, highest quality products available. (Phew!)
What prompted the FDA to make the changes?
The label standard you’re used to seeing (for all supplements and food products, not just MegaFood) is over 20 years old. Since then, a lot has changed (think of how much your life has changed in twenty years!)—including scientific data, new nutrition, and public health research—and so the FDA wants to make sure you have access to the most current information possible.
How can I learn more about these FDA changes?
Glad you asked! The FDA has a dedicated website with more information, including data and fact sheets, that you can access. We also encourage you to subscribe to our blog and social media channels, which will always provide up to date info on what we’re doing at MegaFood. You can also see each new supplement fact panel, always present on every bottle, on our product pages, in the image section.