About Us

Welcome to Health Leads UK

Health Leads UK Ltd. is based in Wales. We are a leading supplier of vitamins, minerals, herbal and nutritional supplements. We take pride in the quality of our products and the fact they are produced without harmful additives.

A brief history

Health Leads began in 1996 and our first base was at Bancyfelin near Carmarthen in South West Wales. We moved to St. Clears in the latter half of 2001. In January 2011 we relocated to a spacious premises near the town of Llandysul, a few miles north of Carmarthen.

In 2000 we started our retail website and began contract manufacturing for other retailers at home and abroad. By the end of 2001 we converted nearly all of our encapsulated products from gelatin to plant source capsule shells, making our products suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Also in 2001 we steered away from the tablet format and this had the added benefit of negating the need to use fillers in all but 22 of our encapsulated products (in these we only use organic rice flour).

At the same time we moved to organic or wild crafted sources for herbs and oils. By 2004 we were shipping to 50 countries worldwide and now we have customers in over 70 lands.

Health Leads continues to gain recognition for quality and service. Our entire production process, from unpacking raw materials to manufacturing and bottling supplements is all carried out in our purpose built class 7 clean room to the ISO 9001 quality management standard.

Pure, additive free supplements; Why?

Additive free supplements

So, why do supplement companies use such additives?  Dr Mercola of the Natural Health Center and many other physicians also believe that magnesium stearate is hazardous to health. It is a lubricant, its sole function is to aid the flow and mix of the formula so that the ingredients do not stick to machinery parts. This increases flow production which also makes the machines easier to clean.

Many companies continue to use additives. For a balanced view, please read more about the reasons in the article by Michael Ash.

Nevertherless, we still believe it is best to avoid additives that serve no nutritional function and that raise controversial questions of safety. Therefore, all of our encapsulated herbal supplements are 100% additive free. We strive to pack each capsule with pure nutritional supplement, so there is no need for fillers or bulking agents. Of course, this is not always possible, especially with microgramme products, so in these cases we use organic rice flour.

High Quality You Can Trust!

A great number of the supplements we manufacture were recommended by the late Dr. Hulda Clark. She spent many years as a research scientist and moved into private practice employing a number of protocols. Dr. Clark focused on using uncontaminated high quality, high potency natural herbs, vitamins and minerals - with no compromises. Of course, 100% purity is not possible, as an assay test of any product can confirm, but why deliberately add chemicals that may be harmful, when unecessary? We strictly avoid solvents in the cleaning of our machines, only using our own organic Clean & Safe soap hence avoiding benzene and isopropyl alcohol contamination in the first batch following the clean. In fact, our quality standards are high enough to merit recommendation on the Dr. Clark Research Association website.

No Tablets, Only Capsules

We do not manufacture supplements in tablet form for the same reason we make additive-free capsules: avoidance of uneccessary contamination. Tablets are the cheapest way to make supplements but necessarily contain an amount of inactive additives called excipients. Here are a few types:

  • Fillers: are used to bulk out the active ingredients to the required tablet or capsule size.
  • Tablet coatings often contain phthalates especially enteric coatings. Phthalates: known as endocrine disruptors, altering hormones & detrimentally affecting development and reproduction.
  • Binders: do a similar job to glue, the binder holds the tablet together.
  • Disintegrants: help the product break up in the digestive tract after being consumed.
  • Lubricants: help powders flow, stop them sticking to machine parts and aid in allowing tablets to be ejected from the moulds.

Cheap tablet supplements can contain up to 50% excipients, even high quality tablets may contain up to 25%. Many excipients are sourced from petrochemicals.

For these important reasons, we encapsulate our own products containing high quality ingredients in a vegetarian capsule shell. We believe it is best to avoid additives that serve no nutritional function and that raise controversial questions of safety. Therefore, all of our encapsulated herbal supplements are 100% additive free. We strive to pack each capsule with pure nutritional supplement, so there is no need of fillers or bulking agents. Of course, this is not always possible, especially with microgramme products, so in these cases we use organic rice flour.

Potent & Fresh Ingredients

Many supplement manufacturers purchase raw materials in large quantities and manufacture every other year. We only manufacture in our custom built clean room in small batches every 6 to 12 months, producing fresh and potent supplements.

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