Welcome everyone to another edition of the Doctor’s Note where we talk about what’s on our minds when it comes to your health. This week on the podcast I had the privilege of talking with Michael Loomis, Account Manager at Personalized and Compounded Nutrients, about Freedom to Formulate and its mission to deliver practitioners the best resources for treating their patients in an individualized manner.   

Michael was on the team that helped me formulate Doctor Rogers Vitamins. As you know, I take a lot of vitamins and believe strongly that they, along with a good diet and exercise, are key to optimal health. With the resources at Freedom to Formulate, I was able to create combinations of vitamins that helped lower the number of capsules per day, which in turn minimized the cost. 

The process was fascinating. I encourage you to listen to the podcast and hear the passion Michael has for helping people heal and thrive. So far, I have six combination vitamins with Freedom To Formulate and hope to create more, as I learn more. Here are my notes to get you started. 



Freedom To Formulate 


  • Freedom To Formulate gives practitioners the ability to express their own clinical opinion based upon what they’re seeing in the office. It’s all about personalization and customization. 
  • Freedom To Formulate started about 12 years ago and has two manufacturing facilities in Sisters, Oregon. They are breaking ground on a third this year. 


Testing And Quality Sourcing Of Vitamins 


  • The most expensive supplement is the one that doesn’t work. If you have low quality sourcing, a lot of chemical fillers and excipients, it’s probably not too bioavailable for the body to actually take that incoming data that you’re getting from the supplements (and actually utilize it in the body to get a positive result). 
  • The manufacturing facility is NSF certified and CGMP certified. 
  • Their goal is to offer the cleanest and most clinical effective formulations. From a sourcing perspective, they try to source domestically and European when possible. It has trademarked, well studied, research backed, ingredients.
  • They have very strict internal standards of what they’re willing to work with in terms of the supplier and the quality. 
  • They “third party test” every lot they receive, which means they put it into quarantine when they get it, send it off for third party testing for potency, purity, and heavy metals. If they get an acceptable and passable result, then they move it into the manufacturing process where they even test again on the formulation. 


The Right Dosages With No Fillers


  • There’s a lot of fillers that are added to supplementation. This is typically due to the manufacturing process. It’s difficult to do it without fillers. Freedom To Formulates goal is to NOT have any chemical fillers or excipients, not even magnesium stearate or silicon dioxide. The only thing they ever use based upon the active ingredient in the formulation, is microcrystalline cellulose, which is the closest thing to nothing you can get in terms of a filler. This is what their vegetable capsules are made of. In their powder forms, there’s no filler whatsoever. Just the active ingredient. 
  • Great question to ask about multivitamins – Many multivitamins have dosing of certain ingredients, but are they actually clinically effective? Are they a high enough dosage to drive a certain outcome? A lot of times they are dosed lower. A lot of times they have forms that aren’t as bioavailable. 
  • Ideally you want to be eating a healthy, balanced diet. But when you look at the depletion of the soil, you look at the food quality, it’s close to impossible to get a sufficient amount of nutritional support through your food. 


Doctor Rogers Formulas 


  • There’s a new study out of Harvard that demonstrates multivitamin supplementation enhances cognition and memory in older adults. I’m very encouraged by this study! https://www.nmn.com/news/informative-harvard-study-demonstrates-multivitamin-supplementation-enhances-memory-and-cognition-in-older-adults
  • My best seller in the office is my Super Vitamin (my version of a multivitamin). A few things that stand out about this vitamin is that it has 5000 iu’s of Vitamin D3, 180 mcg of Vitamin K2, 1000 mg of Vitamin C, Vitamin A 10,000 iu, and Methylated B vitamins at great dosages.
  • Most people have a mutation on the MTHFR gene or their COMT gene, which means they need methylated B vitamins. They are more bioavailable, even if you don’t have the mutation (and most of us do have at least one mutation). 
  • My second best seller is my Stress Relief. If you’ve been a doctor as long as I have, half of what walks into your office is anxiety and stress related. I much prefer to put a patient on something natural that can even them out, versus Xanax or Prozak. My Stress Relief has L-Theanine, Ashwagandha, and Saffron in it (three of my favorites). 
  • My Energy Formula has CoQ10, which makes your mitochondria pump out more ATP, PQQ to make your cells produce more mitochondria, and Taurine (the only good thing about Red Bull). I take this in the morning. 
  • My Happy Healthy Hair – It has all the standard ingredients that help support hair health. Vitamin A, Inositol, Biotin, Zinc, Horsetail, Silica, Saw Palmetto, plus AnaGain Nu (100mg). We’re seeing amazing results from this. 
  • My Ultimate Aging Formula – It has Apigenin and NR. An amazing compound. 
  • My Immune Formula and more…  

I am very proud of the Doctor Rogers Formulas. Each has the greatest amount of ingredients with the right dosages. No fillers (i.e., maltodextrin, corn starch), and all dated and sourced from the United States or Europe. Huge thanks to Michael Loomis and Freedom To Formulate for setting me on this journey. 

Stay educated. Stay healthy.

Till next week. 

Here is the full episode with Michael Loomis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PvLWkeoER8&t=3s