Profile - Allergy Research Group

Allergy Research Group is one of the very first allergy oriented, hypoallergenic nutritional supplement companies and was founded in 1979 by Stephen Levine, Ph.D., a biochemist from UC Berkeley. For almost 30 years, Dr. Levine has dedicated himself to the latest research and the passionate pursuit of cutting-edge nutritional supplements.

Dr. Levine and Allergy Research Group were one of the first to introduce truly hypoallergenic products to the market, and developed the very first Buffered Vitamin C product. Dr. Levine's antioxidant research is legendary in that it created a unique, broad spectrum integration of the data with a very expanded perspective, which is still one of the most sophisticated antioxidant presentations even today. This work eventually lead to Dr. Levine's groundbreaking textbook Antioxidant Adaptation, which he co-authored with Dr. Parris Kidd in 1985. For almost thirty years, Allergy Research Group has been known for the highest quality, most hypoallergenic, and most cutting-edge nutritional supplements available, and supplies products to physicians and healthcare practitioners around the world.

Since its inception, Allergy Research Group has consistently pioneered new breakthroughs in nutritional supplements and was the first to introduce a variety of unique products to the market including Buffered Vitamin C, Selenium Solution, full spectrum antioxidant formulas such as AntiOx & OcuDyne, Melatonin, Laktoferrin, Artemisinin, Nattokinase, Organic Germanium, Pycnogenol, Mastic Gum, Stabilium® 200 (Garum amoricum), Oralmat® (rye grass extract), microdose DNA, Ecklonia cava extract, Chitosan Oligosaccharide, reduced Co-Q10 (Ubiquinol), and Succinic Acid, just to name a few.

Allergy Research Group uses only the purest raw materials available, and implements strict quality control procedures in every stage of production, including inspection of raw materials, manufacturing, packaging and storing. For many years we have used the same manufacturers to produce our capsules and tablets to ensure consistency. In our facility in Alameda, California we bottle, label and ship our finished products. Allergy Research Group is currently licensed by the California Department of Health Services, Food and Drug Branch. Our registration number is 0021150.

Our products are manufactured under the recognized principals of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) proposed by the FDA. The GMP standards are applied to a wide variety of procedures associated with the manufacturing of dietary supplements, including approval of raw materials, production and process controls, laboratory testing, and product packaging, labeling and distribution.

In addition to our in-house quality control department, we use independent analytical laboratories to test raw materials as well as finished products. They are assayed for identity, purity and potency. Our products are confirmed to contain not less than 100% of the contents listed on every label. Microbial and heavy metals analysis are also conducted on all applicable products.