Eclectic Institute Review

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Two naturopathic doctors founded the Eclectic Institute in 1982. The physicians, Dr. Edward Alstat and Dr Michael Ancharski worked together at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. They developed a line of botanical products used to improve physical health and well-being. The Eclectic Institute is currently owned and directed by Dr. Edward Alstat.

The Eclectic Institute is committed to using the highest quality botanical products. The company has its own 90 acre organic farm near Mt. Hood, Oregon. Many types of herbs are grown there. These carefully grown herbs are harvested and processed while they are still fresh. Eclectic then freeze dries the herbs instead of air drying them. According to their website, the freeze drying process is the next best thing to using fresh plant material.

Numerous botanical products are sold by the Eclectic Institute including: Multi-vitamins, probiotics, throat sprays, skin creams, botanical oils and bottled water. They also sell many freeze-dried herbs and powders. Products can be purchased through the online store on the Eclectic Institute’s website.


Certified organic herbs are used in the nutritional products manufactured by the Eclectic Institute. Products are hypoallergenic and do not contain any artificial preservatives. The products are also free of corn, milk, salt, sugar, wheat and yeast. Detailed ingredients of each product can be found on the company’s website.

Product Features

The Eclectic Institute is committed to manufacturing high quality botanical products. Since the company has its own certified organic farm, it is able to provide the consumer with fresh, pure, chemical free products. The freeze drying process that is used by the Eclectic Institute means that the herbs used in their products retain their color, aroma and taste. They also have a long term shelf life.

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  • Herbs are grown on the company’s own certified organic farm.
  • Products are hypoallergenic.
  • Products do not contain any artificial preservatives.
  • Products do not contain any corn, milk, salt, sugar, wheat or yeast.
  • Many of the products give a description and detailed list of ingredients.


  • There are so many products to choose from that the consumer can be overwhelmed.
  • Some of the products are expensive.


The products manufactured by the Eclectic Institute have a lot of advantages because they are hypoallergenic and free of additives. The company has a huge selection of products which can be overwhelming and can end up being quite expensive for the consumer.

The use of nutritional supplements can improve the quality of health and well-being in many people. However, before spending a lot of money on supplements, it is a good idea to do some research. It is also a good idea to consult with your family physician before taking a lot of supplements. Even though these products are botanically based, they may not agree with some individuals. Individual taking prescription medications should consult with their physician before taking any nutritional supplements as the combination could produce side effects.

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