Swanson Health Products






Swanson Health Products opened for business in 1969 in Fargo, North Dakota. It was the brainchild of Leland Swanson, the son of Swedish immigrants who had settled in the US in the 1890’s. For some time Leland had been suffering from arthritis but found the prescriptions and advice given by his doctors provided him little relief. In frustration, he began to research supplements and vitamins; discovering a variety of natural health remedies, which helped lessen his symptoms.

When he decided to save money by buying vitamin E in bulk, he realised the business potential of providing a service selling low cost, high quality supplements. He began selling directly from his home and later expanded to selling by mail order. Six years later, Swanson had around 30,000 customers due to Leland’s commitment to ensuring prices stayed low and quality remained high.

When Leland Swanson passed away in 1982, the business continued under the leadership of his sons, Lee and Jay Swanson. Both sons understood that the legacy Leland left was a determination to provide the very best products at the most reasonable prices possible. They continued his work and ensured that Swanson went from strength to strength.

The company grew and took over new and larger premises, and in the 1990’s saw the birth of swansonvitamins.com. The online shop not only sells supplements but also offers advice and guidance on good health to customers across the United States. By 2012, Swanson had opened bases in Nevada and Pennsylvania, ensuring that wherever customers where, they could be sure that their health products would be fresh and promptly delivered.

Now Swanson prides itself not only on its excellent products and customer care, but also on its charitable work, which supports a number of organisations in the Fargo area including the Fargo Marathon and Health Expo.

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Swanson Health Products includes a wide variety of supplements to support good health, weight loss and beauty. From individual vitamins to recipes designed for specific health complaints, Swanson produces a capsule suitable for every possible need.

As part of his continuing commitment to providing the best possible products, Lee Swanson personally travels across the globe looking for the newest and most effective supplements to add to the range. Their healthy food range includes a number of products specifically for gluten-free, kosher and vegan diets, and many options are made from 100% organic ingredients. Whoever you are and whatever you need, Swanson’s range includes supplements for every member of the family, right down to the family pet!

Quality & Ingredients

Swanson Seven Leaf Guarantee

Swanson produce their supplements in their own facilities, which allows them to maintain rigid standards for potency and purity, and to ensure that they only produce as much as required. This means their products reach customers fresh and with the longest possible shelf life.

Swanson uses ingredients such as Pycnogenol® for the relief of menopause symptoms; CitriMax® Garcinia Cambogia for appetite suppression; LipoSan ULTRA® Chitosan for weight control and fat absorption; Tonalin® CLA and Phase 2® white kidney bean extract for weight loss; and Palmetto Pure® organic saw palmetto for prostate health.

Swanson prides themselves on the use of high quality ingredients and will only deal with reputable producers, developers and manufacturers. One such example is Valensa; a certified organic producer of saw palmetto. Even though this berry is only found in the wild, Valensa has worked with the local agricultural authorities to ensure that the area from which they cultivate it conforms to the highest standards. All suppliers are expected to provide a Certificate of Analysis to demonstrate that they have conformed to Swanson’s rigid specifications.

In order to ensure that quality never drops, Swanson uses independent organisations to regularly review their products. Ingredients are tested throughout the manufacturing process and a third-party checks potency and quality at the end of production.


Health Monthly has been working with Swanson for over a decade, since our first small introduction of just over 250 products to UK & European consumers in 2007. Since then the popularity of the brand has meant we have continued to add to the range of Swanson products and we now stock 1,840 Swanson vitamins and supplements.

We are in constant contact with Swanson and have built a strong relationship with our contacts in Fargo. Because of this, Health Monthly now boasts an exclusive distribution agreement for the Swanson brand in the UK and Western Europe. This means that you can be sure of the authenticity of all Swanson products bought from our website which are supplied direct from their Fargo manufacturing and distribution centre.

Other Information

The Swanson range contains a wide variety of lines tailored to suit every pocket. The Lee Swanson Signature Line offers supplements for specific conditions, while Swanson Premium provides high quality health benefits for a low price. Swanson also produces homeopathy, aromatherapy, herbal and probiotic products. Whichever line you choose, you can be sure that the Swanson quality will be evident.

Swanson products are marked with a Manufacture Date (MFG) rather than an Expiry Date in order to comply with current Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations. This gives you the peace of mind that your product is as fresh as possible. Most supplements are expected to have a shelf life of approximately two years with the exception of probiotics and some liquid supplements.


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