Certified organic is a related but somewhat different topic. While we are often asked why we don't use 100% certified organic ingredients in all our supplements, it is impossible because not all ingredients come in a certified organic version, such as herbs and wild crafted plants and botanicals, and ingredients grown outside the United States. And while certified organic is a goal to shoot for,, it does not necessarily ensure purity and potency standards needed for premium dietary supplements-Shaklee's quality assurance process and product quality specifications do that.
Additionally, products labeled as organic need to meet one of three standards.
1) Produce that has been exclusively cultivated and processed according to the new organic standards is permitted to bear the USDA "100% Organic" seal.
2) Packaged goods in which 95% of the ingredients by weight have been organically produced can be labeled "Organic."
3) Packaged goods with 70% to 95% organic ingredients by weight may be labeled "Made with Organic," and the specific organic ingredients need to be listed.
Products made with less than 70% organic ingredients are permitted only to list organic ingredients in the ingredient panel and cannot use the word "organic" in primary labeling.