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RidgeCrest Herbals to Phase Out Homeopathics in Formulas

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Beginning in 2017, Ridgecrest Herbals has decided to phase out the homeopathic elements that exist in some of our formulas. We expect the full process to take around two years as we carefully work to replace the homeopathics with equally effective herbal components.Ridgecrest Herbals continues to believe in the effectiveness and benefits of homeopathic remedies, but we feel that in the current hostile regulatory atmosphere it is more beneficial for us as a company to remove homeopathy from our products. This decision has come from a multitude of events in the industry:

- Historically, homeopathic drugs were permitted to indicate suggested uses based on the Homeopathic Pharmacopaeia of the United States (HPUS). These HPUS usage guidelines are based on homeopathic provings, which are fundamentally different in nature than the clinical trials used by conventional drugs. Traditionally, the FTC has not significantly regulated either advertising or labels of homeopathic drugs, leaving the FDA to act as the primary regulatory agency for homeopathy.

- For many years, the FDA has been opposed to combinations of homeopathics with other products such as herbs, because homeopathics are regulated as drugs and herbs are generally regulated as supplements. This makes it difficult to satisfy conflicting regulations with respect to formulation and labeling.

- The FDA has recently taken the position that homeopathics should be subject to identity testing. Because of the nature of the small dosages of the homeopathic tradition, this regulation is impossible to satisfy with current science.

- In November 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced a new “Enforcement Policy Statement on Marketing Claims for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Drugs,” stating that “the FTC will hold efficacy and safety claims for OTC homeopathic drugs to the same standard as other products making similar claims.” This position essentially adopts the “clinical-trial” standard applied to pharmaceuticals, and precludes reliance on the HPUS. This will vastly increase the cost of traditional homeopathic medicines, or make it very difficult for manufacturers to describe to consumers what the product is designed for.

- In addition, homeopathy has recently become somewhat of a target for self-appointed “consumer advocates” and professional plaintiffs who prey on parts of the natural products industry that they feel are insufficiently “regulated” or “scientific.”

For all of these reasons, we have decided to discontinue our homeopathic/herbal combination products and focus on our herbal formulas.

History of Homeopathy:
The theory of homeopathy was developed by German Physician Samuel Hahnemann at the turn of the 18th century. He based his theory on the Greek philosophy of “like cures like”, the belief that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people. It is believed Hippocrates prescribed a miniscule amount of mandrake root to cure mania, understanding that larger doses would produce mania. The practice was a welcome shift from bloodletting, purging, and medicines that could sometimes include lead, mercury, and opium. It gained popularity throughout the 19th century, and helped pave the way for more scientific approaches to medical treatment. In 1938, before the pharmaceutical industry became powerful as in modern days, the FDA recognized homeopathic preparations as drugs.

Homeopathy Around the World:
Homeopathy is the second most-used natural medical system worldwide (next to Traditional Chinese Medicine), with over 500 million people around the world incorporating it into their healthcare. The World Health Organization has called for a greater acceptance of the practice as well as a push for more evidence-based studies into the practice. In 2004, they produced a comprehensive list of every known study in the world, and concluded that there was much evidence of its effectiveness, though more research was needed. In Europe, homeopathy is supported and is an accepted form of natural practice, and many countries integrate it into their state-subsidized health care systems, reimbursing for care, regulating and protecting homeopathic drugs, and financing research. It is legally recognized in 42 countries, is written into the constitution of Sweden and in Great Britain Queen Elizabeth is a patron of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, and her husband, Prince Phillip, has played an active role in promoting the practice.

In the US, however, the road for homeopathics has been much more difficult, as the recent federal developments prove. Natural medical alternatives have little federal lobbying power, and regulations such as these hurt the ability for advocates of natural medicine to offer their services to the general public. As a result, it can be difficult to describe exactly how a product works when you are not allowed to properly or adequately explain what traditional methods, backed by hundreds of years of global efficacy, believes them to do.

Conclusion:
Because of the difficulty of selling products while trying to work around the governmental oversight that does not allow companies to properly describe the effects of their products, Ridgecrest Herbals has found our homeopathic remedies in the crossfire. While homeopathy makes up less than 2% of our products by weight, we do feel that their inclusion leads to better effectiveness than herbal remedies alone. Unfortunately, in light of the current regulatory environment, they simply are not worth the fight. We will be researching herbal alternatives in an attempt to improve on these formulas so they continue to be as effective as we are proud they have always been. For some this will mean including products proven to increase bioavailability, making the already existing ingredients more useful, and for others it may mean integrating new herbs. While we are disappointed at what we see as an over-regulation of the natural products industry, we are committed to providing quality products that meet all federal requirements, and we will work to guarantee our products to be as powerful and effective as ever.

RidgeCrest Herbals will introduce Summit Retailer Program at Expo West

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ew14_logo_169x165The RidgeCrest Herbals Retailer Program will be introduced at Expo West this year! (Booth #1366)

The RidgeCrest Herbals Summit Retailer program offers a retailer locator, special discounts, staff training and marketing incentives for participating retailers.

Retailers! Register at the booth for a free gift! Come see us at booth #1366 during the show.

RidgeCrest Herbals’ New Thyroid Thrive Joins Company’s List Of Top 10 Bestsellers In Record Time

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RidgeCrest Herbals' New Thyroid Thrive Joins Company's List Of Top 10 Bestsellers In Record Time

Will Sample at the Natural Products Expo East September 25-28 in Baltimore, Booth #4830

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RidgeCrest Herbals, a creator of eclectic and innovative natural remedies, today announced that its new Thyroid Thrive formula has reached the company's top 10 bestseller list faster than any other product it manufactures. Thyroid Thrive, first announced at Natural Products Expo West last March, is a unique, all-natural herbal and nutritional formula designed to fully support the critical relationship between the thyroid, hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands, so the thyroid can function properly for better overall health and wellness.
In booth #4830, RidgeCrest Herbals will provide samples and a promotion of Thyroid Thrive to help even more retailers get the product to customers with issues related to the thyroid, the key instrument of the body's endocrine system.
"While not meant to treat or cure thyroid conditions, Thyroid Thrive is designed to enhance thyroid function while supporting the other organs that work with the thyroid, including the hypothalamus, the pituitary, and the adrenals," said Matt Warnock, president, RidgeCrest Herbals. "Supporting the entire system provides much better results than just supporting one or two parts."
J.M. from Indiana is a customer already recognizing the benefits of adding Thyroid Thrive to his daily routine. "In April of 2013, my thyroid numbers and the goal were rather far apart. After a regimen of B-complex, iodine, a good multivitamin, and Thyroid Thrive, within five weeks I had my numbers right on par."
Thyroid Thrive includes:
Kelp and Bladderwrack, which replenish nutrients and proper iodine stores
Tyrosine, which helps increase thyroid hormones, as needed
Ashwaghanda and Myrrh, which work as a team to support the entire intricate glandular system involved with thyroid health. They especially influence the pituitary to release sufficient amounts of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and also work directly on the thyroid. While Ashwaghanda helps the thyroid produce T4, Myrrh helps convert T4 into T3.
Suma root, an adaptogen that helps the body cope with stressful situations that can compromise the glandular system. It also helps to normalize hormones and support the immune system. Blue Flag, which not only helps to balance thyroid, but also acts as a potent thyroid detoxifier along with burdock and bladderwrack
Coleus forskolli, which helps to increase the production of thyroid hormones as needed, as well as increase the uptake of iodine. It also helps balance proper weight levels.
Guggul, which is known for its ability to help keep cholesterol levels within the normal range. It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps calm immune response related to thyroid, and helps regulate thyroid hormone production.
Thyroid Thrive also contains essential vitamins and minerals that help support thyroid function in multiple ways. The ingredients in Thyroid Thrive are further enhanced with AvailaBlend,® a patent-pending formula to enhance digestion and bioavailability.
About RidgeCrest Herbals
RidgeCrest Herbals makes natural remedies for individual health needs, including the top selling ClearLungs, SinusClear, Anxiety Free, Hair ReVive, and more than 20 others. The company's eclectic approach combines natural methods and ingredients from around the world to deliver the most effective results. For details, visit www.ridgecrestherbals.com or call 1-800-242-4649.

RidgeCrest Herbals to Offer 25 Percent Discount on LiverClean, KidneyAid and Thyroid Thrive During September

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RidgeCrest Herbals to Offer 25 Percent Discount on LiverClean, KidneyAid and Thyroid Thrive During September

Participating Retailers, Authorized Distributors and www.rcherbals.com Will Offer 25 Percent Discount to Dealers and Consumers

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - August 28, 2013 - RidgeCrest Herbals, a creator of eclectic and innovative natural remedies for specific health needs, is offering promotional 25 percent discounts on LiverClean, KidneyAid and Thyroid Thrive during September through participating retailers, authorized distributors and on its web page: www.RCHerbals.com.

LiverClean is a unique blend of herbs based on hundreds of years of traditional use in multiple cultures, and includes a wide variety of herbs to cleanse and support the liver.

KidneyAid is an exceptional blend of unique herbs that gently but effectively nourishes the kidneys, and supports healthy circulation and elimination of wastes from the blood.

Thyroid Thrive is a unique, all-natural herbal and nutritional formula designed to fully support the critical relationship between the thyroid, hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands, so that the thyroid can function properly for better overall health and wellness.

Each month, RidgeCrest Herbals offers special promotions on its unique and effective natural remedies to support specific health needs. During the month, natural product retailers can get special discounts from their distributors and RidgeCrest Herbals. Consumers will see these discounts reflected in pricing at their local natural product retailers and on the www.rcherbals.com web site.

About RidgeCrest Herbals

RidgeCrest Herbals, a Utah corporation, makes natural remedies for individual health needs, including the top selling ClearLungs, SinusClear, Anxiety Free, Hair ReVive, and more than 20 other formulas. The company’s eclectic approach combines natural methods and ingredients from all over the world to deliver the most effective results. Its formulas are available through natural products retailers, including GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, and independent retailers. For more information, visit www.rcherbals.com or call 1-800-242-4649.

RidgeCrest Herbals Announces August Discounts for FibroRelief, TMJ Relief and Blood Pressure Formula

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RidgeCrest Herbals Announces August Discounts for FibroRelief, TMJ Relief and Blood Pressure Formula

Discounts Available From Authorized Distributors and www.rcherbals.com

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - August 5, 2013 - RidgeCrest Herbals, a creator of eclectic and innovative natural remedies for specific health needs, is offering special discounts on FibroRelief, TMJ Relief and Blood Pressure Formula during the month of August through authorized distributors and on its web page: www.RCHerbals.com.

  • Fibro Relief combines a natural formula for homeopathic fibromyalgia relief with an herbal formula to support healthy muscle and tendon tissue function.
  • TMJ Relief combines a homeopathic formula for relief of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain with an herbal formula to support healthy TMJ function.
  • Blood Pressure Formula is a Chinese herbal blend that combines many different ingredients in a multi-faceted approach to circulatory health. Originally introduced in 2001, it has been a best seller for many years. It was slightly reformulated in 2012 to make it even more cost-effective and vegan-friendly.

Each month, RidgeCrest Herbals runs special promotions on its unique and effective natural remedies to support specific health needs. During the month, natural product retailers can get special discounts from their distributors and RidgeCrest Herbals. Consumers will see these discounts reflected in pricing at their local natural product retailers and on the rcherbals.com web site.

About RidgeCrest Herbals

RidgeCrest Herbals, a Utah corporation, makes natural remedies for individual health needs, including the top selling ClearLungs, SinusClear, Anxiety Free, Hair ReVive, and more than 20 other formulas. The company’s eclectic approach combines natural methods and ingredients from all over the world to deliver the most effective results. Its formulas are available through natural products retailers, including GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, and independent retailers. For more information, visit www.rcherbals.com or call 1-800-242-4649.

RIDGECREST HERBALS LAUNCHES SPORTS NUTRITION PROMOTION FOR LOCAL RETAILERS

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RIDGECREST HERBALS LAUNCHES SPORTS NUTRITION 
PROMOTION FOR LOCAL RETAILERS 

Will Demo Sample at the Vitamin Shoppe Expo on August 2 in Orlando

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, July 30, 2013 – RidgeCrest Herbals, a creator of eclectic and innovative natural remedies, today announced the “Unleash Your Inner Beast, Naturally!” supplement/sports nutrition promotion for the fitness industry. As part of the promotion, retailers will deliver a product package - including samples of RidgeCrest’s Clear Lungs, Adrenal Fatigue Fighter and Thyroid Thrive - to a neighboring fitness facility to help encourage natural fitness enhancement, build relationships and drive business to their store. RidgeCrest will have these sample boxes available to retailers at the Vitamin Shoppe Expo on August 2 in Orlando.

“The use of supplements in the fitness industry is very common, and people are increasingly searching for natural and safe alternatives to help reach their fitness goals,” said Matt Warnock, president, RidgeCrest Herbals. “The products included in our promotion are all-natural, herbal and nutritional formulas that are safe, clean, and caffeine-free – and targeted at strengthening the organs most needed by any athlete.”

Supplements in the sports sample, include:

  • ClearLungs, which nourishes and strengthens lungs and respiratory tissue, improves circulation and oxygenation for enhanced performance.
  • Adrenal Fatigue Fighter, which strengthens adrenal glands to provide more natural “on the spot energy” and restores adrenal damage due to stress and caffeine.
  • Thyroid Thrive, which restores sluggish thyroid function, improves cellular function, balances hormones necessary for healthy metabolism, weight loss, muscle and bone strength, mood swings and more.

“While these products aren’t specifically designed to increase athletic performance, any athlete or fitness enthusiast can benefit from these natural performance enhancers,” Warnock said.  “The competitive athlete can also take them without fear because none of these natural supplements include any steroids or stimulants banned by any international sporting organization.”

As part of the promotion, local retailers should:

  • Personally deliver the product package that includes a letter explaining to the facility how the promotion works and box set up instructions.
  • Explain that RidgeCrest is offering a free giveaway of these products as well as samples and allow them to establish the rules for the contest and fill them in.  (Rules may vary depending on the main focus of each particular gym.)
  • Provide a brief training to the person in charge if they are interested in more information and encourage them to direct any product related questions to the retailer.

About RidgeCrest Herbals

RidgeCrest Herbals makes natural remedies for individual health needs, including the top selling ClearLungs, SinusClear, Anxiety Free, Hair ReVive, and more than 20 others. The company’s eclectic approach combines natural methods and ingredients from around the world to deliver the most effective results. For details, visit www.rcherbals.com or call 1-800-242-4649.

 

 

 

Shopatron Grows in Natural Products Industry with RidgeCrest Herbals

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Shopatron Grows in Natural Products Industry with RidgeCrest Herbals

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, April 9, 2013 – Shopatron, a leading provider of cloud-based, eCommerce order management solutions, today announced the launch of its newest client in the natural products industry: RidgeCrest Herbals. The Utah-based company, which makes natural remedies for individual health needs such as ClearLungs and Hair ReVive, is now using Shopatron’s unique ecommerce model to drive online sales.

According to RidgeCrest President Matt Warnock, Ridgecrest chose Shopatron because it is the only platform that enables the company to pass online orders to its retail channel for ship-from-store fulfillment. More than 1,000 brands have built their eCommerce initiatives with Shopatron to strengthen relationships with local brick-and-mortar retailers.

“Shopatron is a whole new way to support and grow our network of knowledgeable local retailers,” Warnock said. “For years, we have been concerned that Internet sales were undermining local retailers, who often help customers discover natural products that meet their specific needs. Shopatron connects Internet shoppers with knowledgeable local retailers. This is a win for both retailers and consumers, and we are happy to be among the leaders in our industry supporting retailers in this new and important way.”

The cloud-based Shopatron Order Exchange enables faster shipping to consumers, and introduces retailers to new customers in their region.

“More importantly, after launching Shopatron and implementing our [ecommerce] model, more than 67 percent of our clients’ retailers increase stocking of the client brands,” noted Mark Grondin, Shopatron Senior Vice President of Marketing. “For a brand like RidgeCrest Herbals, working closely with local retailers is the key to their long-term success, and [our unique ecommerce model] can fundamentally improve that collaboration.”

To learn more about Shopatron, visit www.shopatron.com.

About RidgeCrest Herbals

RidgeCrest Herbals, a Utah corporation, makes natural remedies for individual health needs, including the top selling ClearLungs, SinusClear, Anxiety Free, Hair ReVive, and more than 20 other formulas. The company’s eclectic approach combines natural methods and ingredients from all over the world to deliver the most effective results. Its formulas are available through natural products retailers, including GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, and independent retailers. For more information, visit www.rcherbals.com or call 1-800-242-4649.

About Shopatron

Shopatron is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based, eCommerce order management solutions. Our patent-pending Shopatron Order Exchange allows manufacturers and multi-channel retailers to seamlessly leverage the available inventory of every retail storefront and distribution center when fulfilling online orders. Unlike legacy order management software or custom-built solutions, Shopatron makes it easy and affordable to deploy advanced capabilities like in-store pickup, ship-from-store, inventory lookup, and vendor drop-ship. With Shopatron, retail channels join forces to increase sales, turn inventory, and deliver a superior purchase experience to online shoppers.

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RidgeCrest Herbals unveils four new products at Natural Products Expo West

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RidgeCrest Herbals unveils four new products at Natural Products Expo West

The maker of #1 selling natural lung formula, ClearLungs, introduces Thyroid Thrive, Sinus Clear, Skin ReVive, Nail ReVive

March 7, 2013 – Anaheim, CA – RidgeCrest Herbals, maker of the #1 selling natural lung formula ClearLungs, today added four new products to their broad line of natural formulas. Thyroid Thrive, Sinus Clear, Skin ReVive, and Nail ReVive will be introduced at Natural Products Expo West March 8-10, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention center in Anaheim, California.  Attendees to Expo West may visit RidgeCrest Herbals at Booth #1366.

“Skin ReVive and Nail ReVive join the very successful Hair ReVive natural formula in the market”, said Matt Warnock, President of RidgeCrest Herbals. “Thyroid Thrive and Sinus Clear are valuable extensions of our complete line of natural products to support specific health conditions. We are really looking forward to Natural Products Expo West and the opportunity to talk to our retailers about these new products.”

  • Thyroid Thrive is an all natural vitamin and herbal formula designed to support the thyroid and related organs.
  • Sinus Clear is unique combination of natural ingredients designed to support healthy mucous membranes and sinus tissues, normal moisture and mucous levels and clear nasal and sinus passages.
  • Skin Revive uses four powerful blends of skin health ingredients to improve overall skin strength, health and beauty.
  • Nail ReVive all natural whole foods based formula that promotes healthy nails to improve over-all color, strength and beauty.

For more information, visit www.rcherbals.com or call 800-242-4649. Natural Products Expo West attendees can visit booth #1366.

About RidgeCrest Herbals

Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, RidgeCrest Herbals is the maker of the #1 selling natural lung formula ClearLungs. RidgeCrest Herbals offers a variety of natural, herbal and homeopathic formulas designed to support specific health systems. For more information, visit www.rcherbals.com or call 800-242-4649.

 

Natural Products Expo West – March 8-10, 2013

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Ridgecrest Herbals celebrates Dietary Supplement Industry Day in Utah with Governor Gary Herbert

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Today, Matt Warnock and Will Christensen from Ridgecrest Herbals were both present as Utah Governor Gary Herbert declared February 8 as Dietary Supplement Industry Day in Utah. Ridgecrest Herbals was one of ten companies selected to represent the Utah natural products industry at a legislative luncheon and signing of a declaration.

Governor Herbert's declaration noted that Utah's dietary supplement companies produced a 6.2 billion dollar revenue in Utah for 2011 with more than 20,000 direct employees and 15,000 indirect employees. There are 170 companies operating in Utah, and Ridgecrest Herbals is proud to have participated at today's activities!