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Pharmaceutical Grade vs. Food Grade

So i was in GNC earlier this week buying a multivitamin and the guy who owns the place here was telling me about how GNC is pharma grade and other supplement companies are just Food grade. Does this honestly even make a difference? And he was referring to Biotest as food grade and that somehow making it inferior. All I know is GNC is expensive…not sure if that actually makes it better…

NO, GNC pushes pills/supps that they have partnerships and get commissions for. They dont get commission for Biotest sales so they wont suggest it. They mostly push the gimmicky tv advertised namebrand stuff. Look at this thread about GNC.