One big stumbling block we face in this modern age of online shopping is where to buy health supplements and detox/cleansing kits that contain high-quality ingredients from ethical sources.
Us health conscious people want organic, non-GMO products.
This high standard can make shopping on sites like Amazon and supplement discount sites problematic.
Additionally, if you're vegan/plant-based, you may also have trouble locating supplements that don't contain animal products.
Cheap supplements offer use GMOs, gelatin and other toxic ingredients you don't want to put in your body.
For these reasons, the Global Healing Center is my go-to place for buying B12, iodine, and turmeric in liquid form.
So let me tell you a little about what to expect from the store and what's on offer, and what the shipping and returns policies say.
About The Global Healing Center
The Global Healing Center is headed up by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM.
Edward is a raw vegan. He previously ran a health clinic before realizing that he wanted to expand his reach on a global level to improve the health of as many people as he could.
And thus GHC was born, with a vision to provide the purest, all-natural supplements and cleanses available.
From a one man vision and two employees, the company now operates its own farm out of Texas.
Global Healing has its own manufacturing facility under the name GreenTech, and employs a bunch of cool people who have all been trained in natural health by the somewhat now legendary Dr Group.
Global Healing Center Ethics
GHC decided on its own farm in order to ensure it delivers on the promise of ethical products that are kind to the body and the planet.
Here's a run-down on their guarantee:
- We have an organic certification through CCOF and USDA
- We don't use GMO or hybrid seeds
- We produce our own mulch and compost from organic debris
- No toxic chemicals are allowed anywhere on the property
- We use BPA-free rain collection systems for our green house
- NSF-certified HDPE containers and cisterns are used for safe water storage
- Advanced air drying methods are used on all collected herbs
What's In the GHC Catalogue?
GHC covers 4 main categories, namely detox and cleansing products, health kits, supplements and skin care products.
Here's a quick overview of each category.
The detox and cleansing category includes detoxing kits for different parts of the body such as colon, kidney, and liver detox kits.
These cleansing products aim to rid the body of harmful toxins and organisms. The Liver Detox kit is pictured below.
2) Health Kits
The health kits include products like the Gut Health Kit (pictured below), Thyroid Health Kit, Colon Cleanse Kit and more.
The 30-day Gut Health Kit will cleanse, balance, support, and maintain all of your body’s digestive processes for a full gut reboot.
Supplements range from B12 and calcium and magnesium to herbal liver support mixtures and immune system boosters.
The B12 drops is a hugely popular product. It is a certified organic blend of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, the two most bioactive forms of vitamin B-12.
Vitamin B-12 is a vital nutrient that supports normal energy levels, cardiovascular health, and the nervous system.
4) Skin Care
After reading that many of the chemicals in standard skin care creams actually have the reverse effect on your skin by dehydrating it over time, I decided to treat myself to the Parfait Visage cream.
It's not cheap at $60, but I'm not getting any younger!
Parfait Visage is a blend of antioxidants, natural moisturizers, and exotic botanicals that promote fresh, radiant skin. This makes a great Christmas or birthday present.
Tip: For those suffering with eczema or acne, check out the O2-Zap It contains extra virgin olive oil loaded with pure oxygen for soothing swollen or irritated skin or tissue
The Global Healing Center pricing is not cheap but it is reasonable.
To assess value I always consider how long a product will last me and divide the value over the days.
For example, the B12 drops I mentioned earlier costs $30 for 1 fluid oz. I take 1ml every two days because I also eat fortified foods, so that works out at 50 cents a day – not bad at all!
They usually have deals on multiple buys too.
No doubt you will find cheaper alternatives elsewhere, but personally I encourage those who care about animal welfare and the environment to use stores like GHC; because the more that do means companies like Global Healing Center will be able to offer better value to the consumer.
The reality is that GHC must incur huge costs in running their farm, researching and manufacturing new products and the rest that comes with running an independent business.
It's for this very reason that most supplement and health product companies DO use toxic chemical and GMO/ non organic ingredients, because the costs are lower, presenting less risk to their bottom line.
If we support ethical stores like GHC, we will encourage others to, and hopefully, one day, such ethical products will become the normal standard everywhere.
Shipping Costs & Delivery
Of course, in addition to the price you have to factor in shipping, which is free depending on the products you buy and the country you reside in.
Free shipping applies to any order containing at least one Global Healing Center product with a shipping address in the United States or Canada. If the order does not qualify for free shipping, then a $2.99 rate applies to standard shipping.
If you place your order before 12PM Central Time on a business day it will ship out the same day.
Any orders placed after 12PM will ship out the following business day. Standard Shipping has an estimated delivery time of 4-7 business days.
You can track your delivery online in your account details, and you'll also be emailed the information once your order is place.
Global Healing Center Return Policy
You need have no reservations when it comes to trusting GHC. They've been in operation since 1998 and have a serious reputation for good customer service.
The company has an A+ business rating, and get this, offers a 180 day money back guarantee. For a product to qualify it must meet the following criteria:
- Return request must be submitted within 180 days of purchase.
- Free return shipping only applies to returns being shipped to us from within the U.S.
- No more than one return per product per customer account.
They even pay the return shipping costs.
I've never had to return anything, but it's always comforting to know that in the event of something going wrong with my order I have this to fall back on.
In my opinion it speaks volumes about a company when they are prepared to refund with no questions asked.
As you can probably tell I do like this store. The vision of Dr Group has blossomed into something quite beautiful to the point where global healing Centre has control over everything it produces, from the research down to the ingredients and the distribution.
There have been numerous negative reports regarding misinformation in supplement products in recent years.
Analyses of random products have found that they don't contain the levels of ingredient that the consumer believes them to, and additionally there are a number of other byproducts that may have adverse long-term health effects.
So is very reassuring to purchase from a store that has complete control over the supply chain, and to know that ingredients are grown organically.
Cost is a concern for me when it comes to buying food and health products, but I don't mind paying that little bit more for quality, and ethical quality at that.
Moreover, what I tend to do is when Christmas comes around, or my wife or myself have a birthday and someone asks us what we want we want, is often to list a couple of health products, either from GHC or a whole foods shop – depending on what we need.
It's a good feeling to know exactly what you are putting in your body, and a good feeling to know that a product has not caused harm and suffering to animals or the environment. And for that reason I give this store my seal of approval