Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural Is better, NOW Foods has grown from a small family operation into one of the most highly respected manufacturers in the natural products industry. Still a family-owned company today, NOW Foods provides customers with a comprehensive approach to wellness by offering more than 1,400 dietary supplements, foods, sports nutrition and personal care products that are As Natural As Can Be™.
NOW Foods is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bloomingdale, United States, has been GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-certified since 2000 and its in-house laboratory capabilities are among the best in the industry. The company has over 1000 employees, and its products are sold in more than 80 countries. After 45 years in the natural products industry, NOW remains committed to its original mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, the company has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them.
Today, NOW Foods is the # 1 selling brand of supplements in the natural foods channel, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while the company has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed – its commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.
As one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of both dietary supplements and natural foods, NOW has been committed to providing natural products of the highest quality since 1968. The company firmly believes that natural products are better, which is why they have always sought to use organic and non-GMO ingredients. These ingredients are produced using methods that preserve their natural identity and integrity, which supports NOW’s 45 year old mission of empowering people to lead healthier lives.
Over the past two decades the number of crops that are grown in the United States and other countries using genetic engineering has been increasing. Genetic modification of foods and dietary supplements has become a polarizing topic, and this issue has far-reaching implications for current and future generations. While supporters of genetic engineering (GE) promise higher crop yields and other benefits, more research is needed to gauge the true long-term health and environmental impact of GE agricultural methods and the products produced with these methods.
With the growing prevalence of genetically modified ingredients in the food supply, NOW feels strongly that non-GMO sourcing aligns well with NOW Foods’ core value of producing and selling products that are as natural as possible. NOW’s goal is to assure that our products are non-GMO, either through The Non-GMO Project Verification program, or by other means.