Dr. Christopher's company namesake, Dr. John R. Christopher, was a pioneer in natural supplements who witnessed firsthand the incredible benefits of herbs. Inspired by personal experience, he began formulating his own natural supplements before wholesale herbs were sold, which meant he found his own ingredients to create his own formulas. Now, the company he founded still operates with his philosophy in mind— to provide natural supplements using only whole herb and plant products, and never extracting ingredients or using chemicals. Today, some of the most popular formulas among Swanson customers are the Lower Bowel Formula and Thyroid Maintenance, and Dr. Christopher's even offers ointments and formulas for children. All products are thoroughly tested with the company’s quality and experience in every bottle.