Swanson FAQ's

Find the answers to questions you may have regarding Swanson Health Products.

Swanson Manufacture Date (MFG)
Swanson products are often marked with a Manufacture (MFG) date rather than an Expiry (EXP) date. Unless specified by an expiry date, products are conside...
Thu, 18 Aug, 2016 at 2:46 PM
Freshness Packs
Swanson Health Products have introduced a new 'freshness pack' within a number of their products, designed to reduce the buildup of moisture and m...
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 at 4:41 PM
Consumption Tips
Please know that Swanson Capsules can be opened and the contents may be dissolved in water or added to other food or beverages. We would not suggest...
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 at 3:42 PM
Animal Testing
We are pleased to inform you that Swanson do not test their products on animals nor do their manufacturers. They use ingredients that are already known to b...
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 at 3:45 PM
What does "Standardised" mean?
Herbal supplements are often available in two major forms, whole herb and standardised. Whole herbs have a variable level of active components. Pote...
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 at 4:43 PM
Swanson Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
The United States do not have a THR (Traditional Herbal Registration) certification mark as the UK does, but instead companies must be GMP (Good Manufacturi...
Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 at 3:46 PM
Swanson Probiotic Strains
Swanson do not test for a strain number on most of their probiotics with their contract manufacturers, only the strain type. Most often a specific strain nu...
Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Swanson Heavy Metals
All Swanson products are tested for heavy metals. The heavy metal limits are listed below. Lead: 2.75 µg/maximum daily dose Arsenic: 10 µg/maximum d...
Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 at 12:22 PM
What is the difference between Niacin and Niacinamide?
Niacin and niacinamide are both forms of vitamin B-3, and they can be used interchangeably in daily doses of 100 mg or less. However, each form has specific...
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017 at 11:58 AM
Can I freeze products to keep them fresher for longer?
Freezing Capsules or Tablets may hold the potency longer, however we haven't tested this nor do we recommend freezing. The reason why is that tablets a...
Thu, 23 Nov, 2017 at 1:31 PM