Our passion is to partner with ingredient suppliers that have developed high quality natural raw materials that deliver clinically proven health results to consumers. We search the world over for ingredients that have been tested for safe use in humans and have documented evidence showing them effective for specific health conditions in a clinical setting. The ingredients we choose are unique and often patented.


Certified Naturals™ Postbiotics for immune health and the reduction of cold and flu symptoms.

60 Veg Caps



What are…postbiotics?
Postbiotics are not living microorganisms like probiotics. In fact, they are not alive at all. Postbiotics are inactivated microorganisms that can provide numerous health benefits including support of the microbiome. In the past, postbiotics have been referred to as “zombie probiotics” or “ghost biotics”. As of 2021, there is an official definition of “postbiotic”. The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has defined postbiotics as a “preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit on the host”.
Postbiotics are not new. In the 1980’s, researchers discovered that heat-killed L. acidophilus had a beneficial effect on digestive health.1 Years later, evidence emerged that the metabo lites re l eased from heat- inactivated bacteria delivered immune modulating benefits to humans by helping the microbiome defend against pathogens.2 Postbiotics are now being researched for their anti-inflammatory, antiobesogenic, antihypertensive, hypocholesterolemic, antiproliferative and antioxidant benefits. Fermented foods, like probiotics, are becoming widely consumed by health seekers. Drinks like kombucha and kefir, foods like yogurt, natto and tempeh all contain metabolites similar to those found in postbiotics and tout health benefits. Are all fermented foods considered to be postbiotics? The answer is no. A true postbiotic must follow the officially accepted definition of postbiotic and provide benefits to the host. A fermented ingredient called EpiCor™ fits that definition perfectly.

EpiCor™ is a postbiotic that was developed long before the word postbiotic was defined. In the early 1900’s, a farmer in Iowa, C.W. Bloomhall, fed fermented material to his livestock and noticed multiple health benefits for the animals. His business for this unique livestock feed began to grow rapidly because of these consistent results. In the 1990’s, the employees of the same company Bloomhall founded noticed that those workers who were exposed to the fermented material had reduced incidence of sickness and sick days. Clinical studies were undertaken which confirmed the beneficial effects of this fermented material in humans. A new product for human health was born – EpiCor™.


Postbiotic Immune Formula with immune enhancing properties from EpiCor™.


Certified Naturals™ combines 600 mg of vitamin C from PureWay-C™ together with the antioxidant quercetin and immune supporting mineral zinc, in a vegan capsule.

PureWay-C™ is a vitamin C formulated in a complex of citrus bioflavonoids and fatty acids. The citrus bioflavonoids are plant pigments sourced from the Citrus aurantium L. species of bitter oranges. These bioflavonoids are a powerful source of antioxidants that helps to protect the ascorbic acid in PureWay-C™(see chart below). Also in the formulation are fatty acids sourced from rice oil. These fatty acids help to deliver the water-soluble vitamin C across the intestinal barrier and into the tissues where it is needed, while helping with retention.

90 Caps
180 Caps
90 Chewable Tablets




Certified Naturals™ Glycemic Control Capsules contains the clinically studied natural ingredient InSea2®.

60 Veg Caps

Glycemic Control


InSea2® is formulated from two brown seaweeds native to the Canadian Maritime provinces. Together in an optimal ratio determined by research, Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus have been combined and researched for their benefits for glycemic health.

InSea2® has been shown to slow down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates and sugar for improved glycemic health. When taken together with a meal containing carbohydrates and sucrose (table sugar), InSea2® inhibits the α-amylase enzyme that breaks down carbs as well as the α-glucosidase enzyme that breaks down complex sugars.

Concentrated polyphenols known as phlorotannins, unique to brown seaweeds, are the micronutrients that inhibit the relevant enzymatic activity. By inhibiting this activity, lesser amounts of carbs and sugars are absorbed, making the digestion of the food slower, allowing the body to better manage glycemic stress.

InSea2® lowers glucose and insulin levels after a carbohydrate meal.

Patients were given 500 mg of InSea2® or a placebo prior to a high carbohydrate meal. Their blood glucose levels were monitored for a 3-hour period post-meal. InSea2® patients showed a 48% reduction (iAUC) in incremental glucose versus the placebo group. The seaweed combination also demonstrated a 12% reduction in incremental insulin and increased insulin sensitivity by 7.9% compared to the placebo. This study showed that InSea2® effectively reduces glycemic stress in response to carbohydrate ingestion.


Glycemic Control Capsules contains the clinically studied natural ingredient InSea2®.


Certified Naturals™ Seawater magnesium and multi-mineral complex for preventing magnesium deficiency.

180 Veg Caps
60 Veg Caps

Frequently Asked Question:
Q: Marine-Source Magnesium is from seawater extraction – is it high in sodium content?
A: No, Marine-Source Magnesium is not a high source of sodium. Each capsule would provide approximately 0.61 mg of sodium. The Health Canada recommendation for sodium intake is 2300 mg per day.

Recommended use:
Helps to maintain proper muscle function, including the heart muscle.
Helps to prevent magnesium deficiency.
Helps in energy metabolism, tissue formation and bone development.
Helps to maintain normal electrolyte balance.

Recommended dose: Adults:
Take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Adolescents (9-18): Take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner.

Medicinal ingredients: Each vegetable capsule contains: Magnesium
(Aquamin Mg™* magnesium hydroxide) …………………250 mg
*Aquamin Mg™ is a marine-source magnesium and mineral matrix extracted from fresh Irish seawater.

Non-medicinal ingredients: Colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate and hypromellose (vegetable capsule). Known adverse reactions: At 2 capsules per day: Some people may experience diarrhea.

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not use if under cap safety seal is broken.

Magnesium – A critical mineral!

The mineral magnesium plays a role in over 300 different biochemical processes in the human body.1 It is critical for muscle, nerve, cardiovascular and bone health. Magnesium levels in modern populations across the world are consistently low due to the declining mineral content in soils and the overconsumption of processed foods low in magnesium.2 A recent Statistics Canada survey showed that magnesium was one of the top four nutrients in which Canadians are lacking. Canadians at every age group are not getting sufficient magnesium intake – ranging from 33% of young adults to 60% of adults over seventy years of age, being deficient.2 Magnesium deficiency in humans can result in numerous symptoms such as sleep issues, muscle weakness and twitching, chronic pain and fatigue, confusion, and a range of cardiovascular issues. If you think you might be deficient in magnesium levels, talk to your health care practitioner for testing.

If you are magnesium deficient, getting additional content of this mineral into your diet is essential. Foods that are naturally high in magnesium include nuts, seeds, cheese, yogurt, soy, legumes, spinach, okra, cereal grains, and fish.3 Magnesium supplementation is another way to ensure that one is getting enough magnesium.

What makes for an effective magnesium supplement?
An effective magnesium supplement requires several attributes.
A magnesium supplement should be:
1. Bioaccessible
2. Bioavailable
3. Potent/Convenient

An innovative magnesium source extracted from seawater has been shown to have all these advantages. It is called Aquamin® Mg and has been developed by the same researchers who discovered the benefits of an Icelandic algae-based calcium known as Aquamin®. Seawater has a remarkable similarity to the plasma portion of human blood in its concentration of salt and ions. While seawater itself is not consumable by humans due to its high content of salt (3.5%), it does naturally contain the entire range of minerals required by humans. An Irish research company has developed a method of extracting these essential minerals from seawater to make the absorbable multimineral complex Aquamin® Mg. Aquamin® Mg is very concentrated – the process to extract Aquamin® Mg requires 500 tons of seawater to produce a single ton of magnesium.

Not just a magnesium supplement – Aquamin® Mg is a multi-mineral complex
Aquamin® Mg contains 71 different trace minerals in addition to magnesium. Among these minerals are calcium, silicon, manganese, boron, strontium, potassium, iron, and zinc. Minerals work together synergistically – this complex of minerals makes Aquamin® Mg more useful to the body.

Aquamin® Mg – A bioavailable source of magnesium and minerals Aquamin® Mg has been studied both for its bioaccessibility and bioavailability against other forms of magnesium. Bioaccessibility assesses whether the magnesium form is soluble in water to make it potentially available for intestinal absorption following ingestion. Bioavailability is the amount of magnesium that is intestinally absorbed and available for use by the body. In the study, Aquamin® Mg was compared against magnesium oxide (MgO) and magnesium chloride (MgCl2). Magnesium oxide is the form of magnesium that is the most potent in elemental content (60%) but is not considered well absorbed. Magnesium chloride is considered well absorbed but is low in its elemental content (12%). Aquamin® Mg was shown to be the best of both worlds – it is several times more soluble and absorbable than magnesium oxide, matching magnesium chloride, yet offering a more convenient potency than the chloride version (Aquamin® Mg is 33% elemental magnesium).4

Aquamin® Mg + Aquamin® Calcium
Current clinical trials are evaluating Aquamin® Mg’s benefits for cognitive health. It is known that a deficiency of the minerals magnesium and calcium are linked to symptoms of cognitive decline, such as poor memory formation. A combination of supplemental Aquamin® calcium (algae source calcium) together with Aquamin® Mg has already been evaluated in animal studies. This combination of mineral sources showed promise in overcoming age-related cognitive decline.5 Equivalent human studies on cognitive decline have been completed and are soon to be published. This combination of Aquamin® Mg and Aquamin® Calcium has also been shown in clinical studies to improve the diversity of intestinal flora in the gut. The resulting increases in friendly bacteria also increased the presence of the most beneficial short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in the gut; these SCFAs are associated with reducing inflammation and promoting gut health. These findings show promise for both brain and digestive health in populations consuming high fat/high sugar Western diets.6

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Certified Naturals™ Calcium Magnesium liquid formula contains the unique plant-source calcium source known as Aquamin™. Aquamin™ is an award-winning, clinically studied ingredient sourced from the Icelandic red-algae Lithothamnion calcareum.

Aquamin™ contains a complex of 74 minerals including calcium and magnesium making it an ideal supplement for bone health and for preventing osteoporosis. Certified Naturals™ also contains added magnesium, potassium, boron and important bone vitamins D3 and K2.

Certified Naturals™ Calcium Magnesium liquid is an easy, pleasant-tasting way of getting daily calcium requirements for those that have trouble swallowing large tablets.

Recommended use: Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient vitamin D, a healthy diet and regular exercise may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth. Helps to maintain proper muscle function, including the heart muscle. Helps in energy metabolism, tissue formation and bone development. Helps to prevent vitamin D deficiency.

Recommended dose: Adults (19 years and older): Take 1 tablespoon twice daily, with food a few hours before or after taking other medications.

Risk information: Some people may experience diarrhea with magnesium doses above 350 mg per day.


Each tablespoon contains:  
Calcium (Aquamin™†) 400 mg
Magnesium (Aquamin™, citrate) 200 mg
Potassium (citrate) 20 mg
Boron (citrate) 350 mcg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 500IU/12.5mcg
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7) 20 mcg

Cautions and warnings: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners.

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not use if outer safety seal is broken. Store in airtight container, protected from light. KEEP REFRIGERATED AFTER OPENING. Shake well before use.

Free from artificial flavours, artificial colours, corn, gluten, wheat, lactose, dairy, added sugar, yeast and GMO materials.

Aquamin™ is a marine-sourced calcium and magnesium derived from the red-algae Lithothamnion calcareum of Iceland.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Purified water, vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, natural cherry flavour and potassium sorbate.


Comes in 6 pack


Comes in 6 pack




120 Veg Caps






Aquamin™ contains a complex of 74 minerals including calcium and magnesium making it an ideal supplement for bone health and for preventing osteoporosis. (2 min.)


Certified Naturals™ Clinical Omega 3X Fish Oil gelcaps feature the fish oil source known as MaxSimil® for superior absorption.

60 Gel Caps
120 Gel Caps

Clinical OMEGA 3X



International Fish Oil Standards
5 Star Rating


Certified Naturals™ Clinical Omega3X Fish Oil gelcaps feature the fish oil source known as MaxSimil® for superior absorption.
MaxSimil® is a patented omega-3 fatty acids technology that was developed and researched in Canada.
MaxSimil® starts with the highest quality fish oil caught off the coast of South America, then processed and purified in Norway. A biomimetic enzymatic process is then applied to form an absorption-ready monoglyceride (MG) form of fish oil.
MaxSimil® omega-3 technology mimics the body’s natural processes, arriving “pre-digested” so that your body doesn’t have to rely on its own processes for digestion.

As a monoglyceride, MaxSimil® is ready for immediate absorption into the small intestine. In a preclinical trial, MaxSimil® was shown to enhance the absorption of omega-3 fatty acids by over 3 times vs. a typical fish oil supplement of the same potency.

As a monoglyceride, MaxSimil® is ready for immediate absorption into the small intestine. In a preclinical trial, MaxSimil® was shown to enhance the absorption of omega-3 fatty acids by over 3 times vs. a typical fish oil supplement of the same potency.

MaxSimil® is easier on the stomach and digestive system than traditional triglyceride and ethyl ester fish oils. Monoglycerides are easily absorbed and put less stress on the digestive process.

MaxSimil® fish oil is tested under IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards) to verify potency, purity and safety from environmental contaminants.

Recommended use: Helps support/maintain normal cardiovascular health. Helps to reduce serum triglycerides/triacylglycerols (at two gelcaps per day). Helps support cognitive health and brain function. Source of omega-3 fatty acids for the maintenance of good health.


At last…a breakthrough in omega-3 efficacy!
is a patented omega-3 fatty acids technology that was developed and researched in Canada.


Certified Naturals™ AppleSlim™ is a natural supplement for use in weight management programs and cardiovascular support.

90 Veg Caps



AppleSlim™ contains the world’s leading apple polyphenol ingredient – ApplePhenon™ together with green coffee bean extract.

ApplePhenon™ is carefully extracted from specially selected wildcrafted immature green apples from Central Asia, the “Land of the Original Apple”. Using a proprietary gentle extraction process, the highest concentration of apple polyphenols is preserved for optimal antioxidant activity. A daily dose of AppleSlim™ capsules containing ApplePhenon™ ingredient contains the equivalent polyphenols of 18 ripe apples.

ApplePhenon™ apple polyphenols are powerful plant-based antioxidants that have been the subject of human clinical trials for a wide variety of health issues:

  • Weight management for visceral fat and overall weight
  • Cardiovascular support (cholesterol and triglyceride management)
  • Glucose management
  • Athletic performance
  • Respiratory support
  • Skin care
  • Dental care
  • Inflammatory conditions

ApplePhenon™ is thought to have three primary modes of action to deliver its benefits for weight management and cardiovascular support:
1. Its role as an antioxidant (clearing waste from the cells and protecting them from damage)
2. Its prebiotic properties which promote improved gut flora
3. Its ability to mimic a calorie-restricted diet by inhibiting enzyme activity in lipid and glucose absorption

Two clinical studies have shown that daily doses of 600 mg of ApplePhenon™ can help to reduce visceral fat and overall weight. The first 12-week placebo-controlled study demonstrated that by using ApplePhenon™, visceral fat in overweight individuals could be decreased by 9% while reducing waistline and hip measurements.6 A second longer study showed a reduction in in visceral fat area, an improvement in adiponectin levels (anti-inflammatory hormone that helps with glucose control) and a decrease in overall weight.


AppleSlim™ contains the world’s leading apple polyphenol ingredient – ApplePhenon™ together with green coffee bean extract


Certified Naturals™ Bioavailable Boswellia features the patented Boswellia Phytosome® known as Casperome®.

60 Veg Caps



Casperome® is a new delivery form of Boswellia that addresses the absorption issues associated with typical Boswellia extracts. Using patented Phytosome® technology, which complexes Boswellia extract with sunflower lecithin, Casperome® Boswellia has demonstrated significantly improved absorption.

The lecithin utilized in the Phytosome® technology protects Casperome®’s Boswellic acids from degradation by water and shuttles the acids through the intestinal tract more efficiently. This mimics how taking Boswellic acids with a fatty meal would improve absorption. By using the Phytosome® delivery method, Boswellic acids test 300-400 percent higher in blood measurements when patients take Casperome® vs standard Boswellia extracts.

Not only is Casperome® better absorbed, but it is absorbed faster to deliver quicker pain relief. Casperome® also remains in the system longer which makes it ideal for one time per day dosing which is more convenient for consumers.

Another major difference between Casperome® and other medicinal Boswellia formulations is that Casperome® offers the whole bouquet of Boswellic acids naturally found in Boswellia extract. There are 11 major Boswellic acids, but most commercial Boswellia extracts focus on a single acid, usually AKBA which is thought to inhibit 5-lox enzyme. However, recent studies have downplayed the role of AKBA in the clinical effectiveness of Boswellia extract and highlighted other acids such as β-BA. Overall, it is clear that the Boswellic acids in the extract are best when working in conjunction with each other as intended by nature.

Casperome® has already shown to be effective for a wide variety of types of pain:

  • Osteo-muscular joint pain and inflammation
  • Ankle sprains
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerves)
  • Tendonitis
  • Asthma

A consistent finding in these studies was that Casperome® is safe and that it can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments (e.g. NSAIDs or physical therapy) while showing reductions in pain that decreased the need for these conventional treatments.


Bioavailable Boswellia
features the patented Boswellia Phytosome® known as Casperome®


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