Information on Shaklee Vitamins

Updated April 17, 2017

It makes sense that concern over health issues would drive up vitamin sales, and it has. Perhaps this is what allows Shaklee to boast that it is currently the "number one natural nutrition company in the United States."


"Vitalised Minerals" were among the world's first multivitamins. They were created in 1915 by Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, who founded the company in 1956.


Shaklee has a vitamin for everyone. In addition to basic daily vitamins, there are specialised regimens for men, women, children and seniors. There is even a certified kosher line.


All Shaklee vitamins are natural, and the company offsets 100 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions for zero impact on global warming.


Dr. Shaklee planned for his vitamins to help people in two ways: by improving their health and by offering them a way to make money.


Since Shaklee is a multilevel marketing company, its vitamins are sold only through distributors. Not only can this be inconvenient, but it may account for the fact that Shaklee vitamins are priced higher than those at the drugstore.

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