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America’s leader in herbal medicine.

If you’ve heard of Nature’s Way, or better yet, used our products, it’s not surprising. We have been America’s leader in herbal medicine for over 40 years. As the pre-eminent provider of health and healing through the power of nature, our commitment to quality reflects our commitment to you. In fact, it’s woven into the very story of our founding.


A family crisis and an herbal renaissance.

Nature’s Way originated from a circumstance we can all understand-a family’s desperate need to overcome a personal health crisis. Back in the late 1960s, Tom Murdock, the founder of what is now Nature’s Way, needed a solution to help his gravely ill wife. After trying conventional medicine without success, Tom and his wife turned to the traditional Native American knowledge of “medicinal plants” growing in the Arizona desert. As a result, she recovered and lived an additional 25 years.

Tom Murdock’s pioneering spirit did more than save a life-it led to the renaissance of herbal medicine in America. As word spread about his wife’s recovery, Tom set out to find other healthy treasures growing in the Arizona desert. By 1969, Tom and his family had eight new herbal remedies to share with others and thus began the legacy of Nature’s Way.

While it may seem hard to believe now, for many years herbal knowledge was a lost art in a country fueled by conventional, and often invasive, medical approaches. The founding of Nature’s Way reopened a door that had long been closed. Motivated by a passion to spread the power of natural healing, Tom and his family moved back home to the beautiful mountain valleys of Utah and almost single-handedly spurred the growth of what could be called the “Silicon Valley of Herbal Supplements.”


An industry pioneer in many ways.

  • When you’ve been pioneering natural health for over 40 years, you develop an impressive list of “firsts” among major dietary supplement companies. Many of these innovations initiated by Nature’s Way have shaped how America thinks about natural medicine. Here are just a few: We have a state-of-the-art, pharmaceutically licensed, industry-recognized GMP manufacturing facility, and invested in it well before it became more common to do so.
  • We were the first major supplement company to be certified as an organic food processor, an important distinction as we focus on being caretakers of our resources, as well as natural medicine providers
  • We were the first to bring clinically proven, European phytomedicines to the U.S. market that had long been recognized as effective, but were new to many in this country.
  • We fund major third-party organizations to responsibly disseminate trustworthy health information and ensure quality in the field at large.


Nature’s Way Today.

Today, our manufacturing capacities have expanded and we’re able to bring even more good things to you. As one of the most technologically advanced supplement manufacturers in the United States, we continue to push the boundaries forward on quality research, testing and introducing new ingredients. We offer over 500 premium nutritional and natural products, including single herbs and herbal extracts, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals and specialty products.

After all, innovation, seeking the best in nature, and bringing “the world’s best” to the marketplace is our goal. Like our founder Tom Murdock, we’re still pioneering. There are many discoveries yet to be made in this amazing world. They may happen in a rainforest, a savannah, or like they did over 40 years ago, in a desert. When they are discovered, we’ll bring them to you.


It’s more than a business. We believe in giving back

Nature’s Way is grateful for our business success and we express it through a tradition of giving back.

A few examples include:
Founding donor groups to protect the world’s rainforests, where the world’s next great herbal medicines may be discovered.
Donating vitamins to the poor in developing nations, where daily nutrients are in short supply.
Supporting self-reliance programs for the homeless to address physical needs and the dignity of each individual.
Contributing to research to find a cure for breast cancer and other diseases. 

Nature's WayThat’s why you can Trust the Leaf.

We mean it. We take it seriously. We strive to produce the very best and have worked hard to build trusting relationships with our retailers and with you. We know that millions of people rely on Nature’s Way products to enhance their health. We consider it a legacy of our history and a pledge to the future. That’s why you can turn to us again and again and “Trust the Leaf.”To know more about Nature’s Way, visit


DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 24,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €10 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.


What we do

We want to make a positive difference. Health, Nutrition and Materials represent the three fields in which we use technology and products to provide solutions to brighten the lives of people today and generations to come.

• Health – Our health solutions cover everything from advanced biomedical devices that help people live active lives for longer to health-enhancing nutritional ingredients.

Nutrition – Our solutions for human and animal nutrition span everything from vitamins and carotenoids to taste enhancers and other food processing ingredients; and from unique animal feed additives and hair and skin care ingredients. We’re also heavily involved with the World Food Programme in the fight against ‘hidden hunger’.

• Materials – Our materials solutions include a number of increasingly green thermoplastics and resins for use in everything from vehicles to paints to sports equipment to fiber optic coatings, not to mention Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.

To know more about DSM, visit

WEIDER is an Active Nutrition company based in Phoenix, Arizona with over 70 years of expertise. Our Mission is to provide consumers with the best products that Nutritional Sciences has to offer for living a longer, stronger and healthier life.

Since 1936, the WEIDER Family and brand has developed innovative dietary supplements based off these important aspects:

  • QUALITY: Meeting all manufacturing and nutritional standards
  • SCIENCE: Ingredients proven to deliver efficacious benefits the consumer wants
  • KNOWLEDGE: Worldwide network involving all aspects of health and well-being
  • TRUST: Products you can rely on to deliver upon your goals

Our Philosophy is simple: Live better for yourself and your family

Weider would like to thank you for your continued support and promise to deliver upon our commitment in providing better products at an affordable price.


Weider History

A Heritage of International Leadership For nearly 70 years Joe Weider, “The Master Blaster” himself, and the Weider® brand have been educating people around the world on all aspects of bodybuilding, fitness, health and wellness.

Weider® has earned the trust of health-conscious people for one simple reason — for well over half a century, we have put the quality and efficacy of our products above everything else.

Today, the Weider® name is synonymous with health and fitness worldwide — the quality brands, information, products and services sell in over 120 countries.


The Weider Brand

The Weider brand is one of the most recognized brands in the industry. Since 1936, the Weider brand has been displayed both in the US and throughout the world with association in magazines, nutritional supplements, sporting events, equipment, and brand licensing.


Name of Company AFC-HD AMS Life Science Co.,Ltd.
Location 3-6-36, Toyoda, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture 422-8027, Japan
Capital 1,404,533,613 yen (¥1.5 Billion as of September 2009 )
Chairman of Board of Directors Tadahiko Asayama
President Takehiko Asayama
Date of foundation June 8, 1969
Date of incorporation December 8, 1980
Number of employees 837 ( employees of the entire group, as of September 2009 )
Category of business Health food, Trust synthesis of cosmetics ( OEM ) Manufacturer
Bankers Shizuoka Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank,
Mizuho Bank

Affiliated companies

AFC Co., Ltd.
mail order sales and wholesale of dietary supplements and cosmetics.

Nihon Preventive Medical Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Collection of health-related information and R&D of dietary supplements.

KENKO TV Co., Ltd.
Planning and production of health information programs, publication of health magazines.

HONZO Co., Ltd.
A Kanpou for medical care, a general practitioner medicine and, production and sale of health care merchandise.


AMS Group

We are engaged in R&D from the perspectives of preventive medicine and naturalism, with the aim of allowing our customers to live out everyone’s dreams of “living a long healthy life” and “being beautiful.”

Our purpose is to contribute to the creation of a bright and sound society of healthy, long-living people through the production of quality dietary supplements and natural cosmetics.


AFC-HD AMS Life Science Co.,Ltd.

AFC-HD AMS Life Science is a general OEM ( original equipment manufacturing ) manufacturer that delivers quality products to meet the entire spectrum of customer needs.

Its thoroughly customer-centric sales force, Product Planning Department and Development Department, both of which comprise highly professional staff members, and Production Department, which is based on a reliable quality assurance system that renders the company a GMP-certified dietary supplement manufacturer, work together to produce safe and quality products with a strong sense of responsibility, in close coordination with individual customers.

Relationships of trust built between us and our customers are what matter most to us, and are what we mean by “faith,” as an OEM manufacturer of dietary supplements and natural cosmetics.

AFC-HD AMS Life Science Co., Ltd., a general OEM (original equipment manufacturing) manufacture, are possible to correspond to each customer’s various demands adequately by using “AMS Power”.

“AMS Power” is a corporate posture to make customer’s “dream” comes true which unite cooperate with the sales and marketing department devoted to customer-centric, product planning and development department concentrated professional staffs and production department had pharmaceutical level of quality control system. We believe that for this confidential relationship is an important power source to lead our company to the future and engage offering certain products to you.