Also known as Swanson Health Products (SHP), Swanson is a supplement company based in Fargo, North Dakota.
The company was founded in 1969 by Leland Swanson Sr, who declared that the satisfaction of the brand’s customers was its “most important asset”. According to the company’s Wikipedia page, the founder was inspired by supplement “pioneers” like Dr Irwin Stone , Dr Linus Pauling, Adelle Davis and Paul Bragg.
Swanson soon became a family business, with the founder’s son Leland Swanson Jr later taking over control of the company. When the younger Swanson retired, the company was sold to Swander Pace Capital (SPC) in January 2016. SPC also owns the Florajen and Functional Formularies brands, among others.
The brand websites declares the company adheres to all current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). From 1982 until 2001, the company operated in a Fargo-based facility with 15,000 square feet of floor space. The company then moved into a new 120,000 square-feet headquarters in 2001, which was then expanded by a further 100,000 square feet in 2009. The company now also boasts fulfillment centers in both Pennsylvania and Nevada.
In addition to its cGMP certification, the company also submits its supplements for regular testing by ConsumerLab.com. This respected third party operates with the mission to find “the best health and nutritional products through testing”. As a result, many Swanson-branded products bear the CL Seal, which is considered by many as a mark of quality.
Swanson supplements are available directly through the brand website, as well as from third parties. By selling much of its inventory “direct to customers”, the people behind Swanson say they save their customers “50 to 70% on their nutritional supplement expenditures”. The company also offers a “100% satisfaction” money-back guarantee and price matching.
Swanson’s huge product range includes vitamins and minerals, amino acids, immune support, joint-health supplements, herbs, nootropics, testosterone boosters, sleep aids, digestive health items and sports nutrition supplements.