For the past decade, the publishers of Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database have analyzed over 16,000 studies.
After scrutinizing research results from around the world, evidence-based Safety Ratings and Effectiveness Ratings
were assigned to the natural medicines that make up the ingredients in commercial brand products.
The researchers use a rigorous set of evidence-based criteria to assign an unbiased rating between 1 and 10 to each product.
The NMBERTM system takes into account Safety Ratings from Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
and Effectiveness Ratings from Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database as well as manufacturing quality data directly
from adverse event reporting systems, and recognized sources such as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and regulatory agencies.
"Medical Professionals as well as consumers need to know which dietary supplement products are safe, effective, and manufactured and labeled
properly. Many have hoped for a long time that the FDA or other reliable organization would provide this needed information. The new
NMBERTM system fills this huge void in healthcare. It will help consumers and professionals avoid unsafe, ineffective products,
and make it easier to find high-quality products.
Phil Gregory, PharmD, Editor
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database