Going against the grain
If you are considering carving out your own niche in the gluten-free market with our wholesale gluten-free supplements, you are onto a good thing! Why?
In the past, the predominant view was that only about 1 in 1000 people had coeliac disease, a digestive disorder caused by sensitivity to gluten. However, according to two top medical experts - Dr James Braly and Ron Hoggan - research now indicates that it actually affects closer to 1 in 100 people. What's more, this figure does not include those people with a gluten sensitivity, which possibly affects as many as 1 in 10.
Gluten and digestion
Many of the foods we eat today irritate and damage our very sensitive digestive tract - the centre for nutrient absorption and waste elimination. One such food is wheat, in which a protein called gluten contains gliadin - a known intestinal irritant. While a small amount may be tolerated, most people in Britain and across the world consume wheat in vast amounts as a staple part of their daily diet. In many cases, it features in each of the three main meals of the day, along with many snacks.
Why gluten is a problem
Our distant ancestors ate almost no gluten at all. This was because grains only began to be cultivated around 10,000 years ago and, even then, only in certain parts of the world. In America, for instance, gluten grains were only introduced a few hundred years ago. This is far too short a time for the body to genetically adapt and evolve. Many of us have simply not yet adapted to tolerate grains. This may explain why grain allergy is so widespread.
The prevalence of gluten-related digestive complaints has increased exponentially over the decades. Aside from the reasons described above, this is also in no small part due to the fact that modern wheat is very different to wheat that was grown by our ancestors. Gluten now constitutes a massive 78% of the total protein present in modern wheat and the body often reacts to this intestinal irritant and allergen as if it were an invader.
Gluten-free - an expanding market
The result? More and more people are opting for a gluten-free diet, or at least certain products that are gluten-free to miniminse their daily exposure. This is because, even if they do not suffer with full-blown coeliac disease, people are often looking for ways to alleviate many of the unpleasant symptoms that can accompany a sensitivity. For example:
- digestive complaints, such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, diverticulitis and Crohn's disease
- upper respiratory tract problems like sinusitis and 'glue' ear
- nutrient malabsorption problems, resulting in fatigue, poor immunity, weight loss, anaemia and osteoporosis
- depression, behaviour problems and other cognitive disorders.
As such, gluten-free is a rapidly exapanding market, as is the case with other "free from" sectors (such as dairy-free).
Our wholesale gluten-free supplements
We have a wide range of wholesale supplements, including everything from antioxidants, organic superfoods and daily shakes, to cleanse and detox supplements, colon cleansers and digestive aids. As our name suggests, we focus our efforts on formulating specialist products that can support a variety of lifestyles. For example, vegetarian, vegan and organic, along with gluten-free and dairy-free.
As such, the vast majority of our products are suitable for those with gluten sensitivites and coeliac disease. Our gluten-free and dairy-free meal replacements and protein powders are bestsellers - a fact which reflects the growing trend towards "free from" items, particularly in the natural health sector. People are increasingly looking for ways to increase their nutrient intake without concerns over reactions.
The fact that we can offer gluten-free products from each of our ranges (including digestive system support, probiotics and nutrient-dense meal shakes), means that our products are both unique and highly attractive to a growing number of consumers.
Our wholesale gluten-free supplements come at excellent trade prices, which offer high re-sale profit margins. What's more, we do not specify minimum order quantities. Order 1 tub, or 1000 tubs - it's up to you - although with our scaled discount structure, the more you buy the more you save!
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Own label gluten-free supplements - start your own range!
Luckily, this market is as yet largely untapped in terms of health supplements. Get in on the action now in the early days and grab the attention of retail customers by starting your own unique brand!
We have already done the hard work for you - our wholesale gluten-free supplements are ready-formulated, high-quality and original. Let us create your own private labels for you and, hey presto, you have a range that is personal to your company in a matter of days.
Our Own Label service is a cheap and easy way to get your own range up and running quickly! What's more, it allows you to add prestige to your company, ensures that customers keep coming back to you and also allows you to set your own re-sale price without concerns over same-brand price comparisons. This equals bigger profit margins!
Of course, if you do not wish to start your own range, you can re-sell our wholesale gluten-free supplements under our Specialist Supplements Ltd labels. Simply register as a trade customer for FREE today to get selling - there is no account set-up fee, ongoing monthly fee or other commitments.
Dropship gluten-free supplements - you sell, we ship!
If you are new to the health supplements industry, a business start-up or perhaps a mobile practitioner, without the infrastructure or resources for in-house order fulfilment (i.e. labelling, packing and posting of orders), let us worry about this for you.
As a special benefit to all of our registered trade customers, we offer a convenient, reliable and efficient no fee dropship service. What this means in practice is that you sell our products and we dispatch them directly to your customers for you!
This saves you from having to purchase large quantities of stock in advance, print labels, label products, pack orders, stand in post office queues and deal with inventory - we do all of that for you. All you are charged is a small postage fee, which depends on the weight of the order. Simple! Click here to find out more about dropshipping or apply for a trade account now!