Anonymous
map-marker Great Neck, New York

Capsule coating

disapointed they switched from pullulan vegetarian capsules to gelatin capsules
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Bad quality
Anonymous

WILD HARVEST CALENDULA SALVE

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I found this product works ONLY if used on occasion, but not with repeated use. I researched each ingredient to figure out why, and found out why. It contains an ingredient known to cause skin barrier damage. I alerted the company to this in hopes they would consider replacing the ingredient with a safer one, gave them links to controlled studies backing up my assertion, and their answer to me was "the jury is still out". I have to question their ethics when they ignore the information I sent them, and they continue to sell this product knowing full well it can possibly be harmful as per their admittance that "the jury is still out". Which I felt was a cop out answer in the first place. Most products marketed for the skin contain skin barrier damaging ingredients, and it is counter productive to have ingredients that heal the skin mixed with ingredients that damage the skin. I have researched various moisturizers and other related products for damaged skin for many years, and the safest ones are organic palm oil (Spectrum shortening), and organic Shea butter. I would not buy any product made by Wild Harvest ever again.
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Poor customer service
Anonymous

Short Review on January&nbs-05:00;22,&nbs-05:00;2017

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Oregon's wild harvest rhidiola is not toxic and good quality .I take reviews with a grain of salt because it's a practice of the competition to slander each other so I go based on my own experiences with the products.
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Good quality
Anonymous
map-marker Los Angeles, California

The Truth about Oregon's Wild Harvest

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Oregon's Wild Harvest owns and operates a 400 acres+ farm just outside of Redmond, OR. Making the statement, "OWH and others...buy from Asia", is not accurate and clearly demonstrates a lack of knowledge and understanding. I've been to the farm, so I am completely aware of the "seed to shelf" philosophy of OWH. While it's true that certain OWH product formulas require OWH to import certain plant material not available on the farm or in the USA. That imported material is tested and deemed contaminant free by either the USDA Certified Organic or Oregon Tilth Certified Organic or both. Also fair to mention that all OWH material is deemed 100% California Prop 65 compliant before it ever reaches the production line. US law requires each serving size contain a clinically verified therapeutic dose of the biologically active constituents BEFORE a "structure function" is allowed anywhere on the label. OWH product labels each contain a lawful and accurate structure function claim compliant with US law. PLease be mindful that is likely that the slanderous/untruthful "reviews" submitted to this website originate within the ranks of OWH competitors who do not test and do not comply with US law. Do your homework before you make your purchase.
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Pros:
  • Purity of oregons wild harvest herbs
  • Purchasing oregons wild harvest herbs
Reason of review:
Fair pricing
1 comment
Guest

Wby dont you just make your own formulas? Buy each herb seperate.

Then you WILL NOT WORRY ABOUT SUCH!

Where else can you get FAIR prices and 95 percent pure hebs????? ANYHOW!!??

Anonymous
map-marker Huxley, Iowa

Oregons Wild Harvest - legitimate/

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I read the lengthy Complaint about this company. (It was written by a person poorly educated, many spelling mistakes.) The review was, however, thorough and brought up many issues that relate to ALL producers of herbal, botanical and similar Supplements. Many of these Companies have no real way of backing up their claims, in fact few even make any claims, only legal disclaimers! All us consumers are ON OUR OWN. It's a *** Shoot. Reviews by users, posted often in Amazon, are meaningless. YOU MUST DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. The reviewer did NOT state what he/she purchased from OWH, or what problem or problems resulted, if any. I thought this was an important omission. My one phone call to CS at OWH was promptly answered by a very energetic, knowledgeable and helpful man who had a great deal of information about Saw Palmetto/Pygeum and did not hesitate to answer my technical Q's. Of course OWH and all the other Sellers of these products BUY FROM ASIA and other locations. How else would they get Asian plant material? It is true that most companies do NOT have the resources to personally visit production facilities overseas. Big US electronic firms and footwear sellers in the same boat, do not look for child labor etc. I don't think they care. The PROOF is in the use of the product. Pay attention to legitimate user reviews on neutral web sites like www.webmd.com and www.nih.gov. Finally, prescription drugs are a mania in this country, NEARLY ALL OF THEM USE COMPONENTS MADE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, many in unclean production facilities, I am told by my physician, so the Supplements industry is no worse or better by and large.
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Good customer service
Anonymous
map-marker New York, New York

Oregon's Wild Harvest Web of Lies

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Oregon's Wild Harvest has made public claims about their herbs and their industry involvement in regards to the serious findings on the New York State issues. They sent out a letter to consumers and posted it on their corporate website and made statements to the following and we wish to educate consumers on how subjective these statements are: 1. "Each and every one of our products adheres to the strictest guidelines." - What consumers need to know is first, what are the strictest tests. And, after consumers locate that information they should then analyze whether Oregon's Wild Harvest does all of those things. One thing that consumers should be aware of is that OREGON'S WILD HARVEST DOES NO INDEPENDENT LABORATORY TESTING. THEY OFFER RETAILERS AND CONSUMERS NO OBJECTIVE PROOF OF QUALITY. THEY DO NOT OFFER UNBIASED ANALYSIS THAT CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT EVERY OREGON'S WILD HARVEST PRODUCT CONTAINS 100% OF THE NUTRITIONAL CLAIMS ON ITS LABEL AND OFFERS CONSUMERS THE BEST VALUE FOR THEIR MONEY. THEY SIMPLY DO NOT DO THIS. Request from them all of their independent laboratory testing data and you will quickly find out they have none. As in our case, they simply ignored our requests. 2. "We set the bar very high because we take great pride in how we produce our herbal supplements". Dear consumers: please be aware that they do not tell you what their bar is and what "very high" means. Anyone can say these things. The fact they provide no details tells you how limp their real story is. The last time we checked on them they were not in a temperature or humidity controlled packing facility. It was a very old makeshift garage that they added onto. Recently they moved to a new office and facility and we have not yet toured that facility. We also could not see any computerized inventory control and shipping systems to ensure that each bottle contained the freshest product possible. Their shipping area was doing out of a side garage in Sandy that was dusty and had one person packing boxes. They also had no Automatic Call Distributions (ACD). 3. "We are very fortunate because we manufacture all of our products in Redmond, Oregon. We’re here for your health and the health of the planet. And we have the test results to prove it." What Oregon's Wild Harvest does not tell you is the origin of their products. Manufacturing is simply putting the bulk product they source into capsules at their facility. Manufacturing does not include sourcing. The last time we checked they bought herbs from around the world and do not visit the farms they buy from. They have no idea if child or slave labor is used and they do not check on the pollution in the area or water sources. In fact, they seemed oblivious as to the ethical and growing standards in which any of the herbs they buy. We also did not see that they were checking to ensure the farms were truly organic or if they were testing for that. We were told it costs too much money for them to do that. We also were told they source from Japan and China and that they never have visited those farms. We are aware of the pollution and radiation problems in these countries. But the owners of Oregon's Wild Harvest did not wish to discuss this with us. We also did not see any signage posted as to NSF-GMP - certification for Manufacturing site. or NSF-GMP Certification for Packaging and Distribution sites. Consumers should specifically ask if they have BOTH and where the paperwork is and if it has been updated annually. We also do not know if they have had their new location in Redmond inspected in order to make this claim. Oregon's Wild Harvest has no USNOP Organic Certification for Manufacturing Site or USNOP Organic Certivication for Packaging and distribution Sites. The United States Department of Agriculture recognizes Natual Organix as having the ethical standard and quality production capabilities necessary to manufacture and package products in accordance with the United States National Organics Program. OREGON'S WILD HARVEST DOES NOT HAVE THIS IMPORTANT AND DEFINING CERTIFICATION. Our sources tell us that is because the owners do not want to pay the money and costs associated with this official certification and this is why they go with the lesser organic certification that has little to know consumer awareness or trust. It's cheaper. Oregon's Wild Harvest has no EU Oranic Certification for Manfacturing Site or EU Organic Certification for packaging Stie. The European Union European Commission recognizes Natual Organics as having the ethical standards and quality production capabilities necessary to manufacture and package products in accordance with EU Organic Legislation. Oregon's Wild Harvest sells to overseas consumers but does not work with those overseas independent groups to ensure quality. Oregon's Wild Harvest does not have a New York State Board of Pharmacy Registration. This is a division of the University of the State of New York which registers re-packers, manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements products, drubs and medical devices. OWH is NOT recognized as a competent establishment that produces products in conformance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. However, OWH wishes to attack the State of New York for taking steps to protect consumers. We would welcome Oregon's Wild Harvest to take the steps to have a New York State Board of Pharmacy Registration. That would go a lot farther than lip service. Spending money to obtain high-level independent testing and certifications is the true marker of quality, no winning about what the State of New York is doing to protect consumers. Consumers should ask OWH if they are FDA Registered. We are aware that OWH sells their products overseas. However, we have not seen any OFAC Registration. The Office of Foreign Asset Control, which is a division of the US Treasury Department grands companies license to sell products for humanitarian and or health resins to certain foreign countries where international politics would other-siwe make it impossible. Consumers should ask the owners of OWH if they do any humanitarian initiatives to improve the health of people around the wold through quality nutrition. And, if they don't why don't they? They certainly make high margins on their products. Why not give back to humanity? According to our research, Oregon's Wild Harvest (dab B&B Herbal Futures) has not received the Preidential E Award which is an award for Excellence. If they are claiming as a company that they have the highest quality of herbs, where are their awards and certifications to prove it? Ask OWH if they have any USPTO's. Do they have any patents? How much scientific research are they doing? How do they come up with their formulations? Last time we heard it was one of the owners in his back room office. We were told this owner had no degree in science or research and was a surgical nurse a long time ago. While we applaud the nursing profession, we also are stretched to see how Oregon's Wild Harvest can make statements as to their quality if they do not have a research and development department with no highly degreed research developers on staff. The best companies we have found operate both on biology, science, research, intuition and agriculture. Ask Oregon's Wild Harvest how they really develop their products. After all, we are putting this into our bodies. Oregon's Wild Harvest only grows a very small percentage of the products they sell. They are a repackager of bulk product for most products. Their formulations are developed by one of the owners in a back office. Consumers, ask more questions and demand the back-up when companies like Oregon's Wild Harvest make quality claims. Knowledge is power.
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2 comments
Guest

I thought Oregon Wild Harvest is located in Redmond

And in this article you say your product is made in Redmond

My question is who are you???

Guest

One of the worst supplement companies. Poor quality. They false advertise that they do things and they don't and when you call customer service asking for the hard proof to pack up their claims they don't have it and don't return the call

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Anonymous
map-marker Redmond, Oregon

Deceptive Advertising *** Oregon's Wild Harvest *** Deceptive Marketing *** Unethical Business Practices

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Oregon's Wild Harvest touts that they have farming roots and that they manufacture all of their products. This is simply misleading and untrue. They barely grow the majority of their products. They never visit the locations in which they purchase the bulk product (something you or I can easily). They do not co-farm with other farms to know what they are doing or how they are practicing. It is a bunch of gibberish that they engage in to deceive buyers who desire organic ethical products. They engage in unethical marketing to lead us to believe that they do this. Their farm tours are staged yearly events. There is no professional seed saving. I've been on the tour and asked. And, if you press Randy for the answers he doesn't answer and they gloss over the truth. Buyers need to know the real truth behind this smoke and mirrors operation. Do your own research it will be shocking to see the truth.
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  • Do not farm 90 percent of their products
  • Misrepresents their products
  • Untruthful business practices
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Not as described/ advertised
Anonymous
map-marker Paicines, California

Oregons Wild Harvest Another Fake Organic Company Selling ***

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Absolutely the worst customer service I have ever experienced. The girl was rude. They did not return email and phone calls when I sent them. And, they signal to consumes they could care less. I found a bug in my herbs which is unacceptable. The owners did not return my calls. They would not refund the money. What kind of quality control do these people have? Awful quality. I would not recommend them to anyone. They say they care about people and the environment and I didn't see any evidence of that in my dealings with them. Very sad. I expect a phone call back when I have a product issue. Their stuff isn't cheap either. They are supposed to be premium.
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$225
Pros:
  • Hanging up on them
  • Reporting them to the health board
  • Throwing my product out
Cons:
  • Bad product quality bug in product
  • Rude uncaring ownership
  • No return phone call
Reason of review:
Poor customer service
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What kind of bug? That's important to note here, don't you think?

Guest

Dear God if only you knew what was in your peanut butter and ketchup...

A bug in your naturally grown organic product is what to expect buddy...

Bugs are organic too. A small operation is going to miss a bug here and there, the bug is probably not deadly, though I would throw it out anyways, and consume product happily.

The logical leap of, there's a bug in my product, they didn't return my angry phone calls, therefore they are not legit, completely invalidates your review (for me). I'm guessing that logical leap is indicative of your attitude when you called them and is responsible for your lack of response, complete speculation, but that's usually been my experience.

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You sound like a spoiled brat. Remove the bug, eat, and be happy you have food at all. And above all, find your positive attitude before Doing anything.

Guest

The reason you found a bug in your herbs is because insects are used in biodynamic farming methods as a healthful alternative to chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

Replacement product seems in order I agree.

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Anonymous
map-marker Bend, Oregon

B&B Herbal Futures High Lead Levels, Imported From China, Products That Don't Work, Bad Customer Service

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Consumers Beware. B&B Herbal Futures also goes by the name Oregon's Wild Harvest. They were sued for having high lead levels in their products and the information is filed with the State of California consumer protection department. Please be cautious with all their products as they can't be trusted. They have no independent labs testing their products and they also import from China. When I last spoke with them they were not doing all the radiation tests that are needed for Japanese and China products. they are also not disclosing the source of their ingredients such as India, China, Japan and other third-world companies. They do not visit or screen any of the farmers in these countries to determine their farming practices, what their water supply is, what their business practices are. It's just about the money for B&B Herbal Futures. Also known by Oregon's Wild Harvest. Consumers be very careful. They also do not grow the majority of their own herbs. They have a few fluffy farms but are not a real grower in any sense of the terms. While they say they are biodynamic they really are not outside of a few acres. How they can get away with this I don't know. Do your research, call all the other herb companies. I found a brand called Gaia and they at least have more farms and are more transparent than this company is
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$75
Cons:
  • Consumer protection lawsuit
  • Bad customer service
  • Toxic products
Reason of review:
Bad quality
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you're confused. This legal suit is only about a labeling issue required by Prop 65.

No one measured high levels of lead. this is an ambulance chasing attorney going after companies that don't have "legal" approved generic warning about lead.

Guest

Gaia Herbs is Awesome!

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Awful company. Terrible customer service.

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Anonymous
map-marker Phoenix, Arizona

Awful Herbs, High Lead Count, Imported From China

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I was notified that Oregon's Wild Harvest herbs have high lead count and they were sued in California for having high levels and not meeting industry standards despite their claims of purity. Consumer need to be aware also that not all their herbs are biodynamic as they claim. When I called them, the reality was a few acres and some wild picking of one herb and the rest is imported and not all of it is organic. So, for people truly seeking high quality biodynamic herbs from a trusted, reliable and honest company don't go to Oregon's Wild Harvest. Do your homework. Our bodies are too important to put *** in them. Also, they import herbs from China and other third world countries and they do not test for radiation and other important things. Their purity process is not Certified or independent. Lots of shady stuff going on with this company. Consumers Beware.
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Loss:
$100
Cons:
  • Lack transparency
  • No independent testing
  • High lead
Reason of review:
Bad quality
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Zafirah Hfi

Was lead found in their maple syrup? Very bad taste to it.

Guest

Bad products. Bad service. Owners very strange when you get them on the phone and very defensive.

Guest

As a broker who worked for them I can tell you they are one of the most disorganized and unprofessional in terms of sales representation in the industry. They don't share information, they rarely follow up on product and offer little to no sales support.

Their head of sales wants all the sales for himself and there were concerns about substance abuse. They are not respected and I would not recommend anyone sell for them as there are more professional organizations out there to work for.

Guest

Very poor customer serve and they buy from China and then try to lie to consumers when asked. No independent testing.

Fake organic company and all out for the money.

Cheap products. Ugly stuff.

Guest

They are not certified fair trade or USDA organic certified. Be careful consumers.

They don't want to spend the money to be officially certified. Cheap.

cheap. cheap.

Guest

Yes, bad company. They recently relocated to Bend to get away from all the complaints they were having in Sandy. Little to no biodynamic farms given the amount of products they push.

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