Alta was established in 1972 by the late Dr. Richard Barmakian who traveled around the world to learn the secrets of good health through nutrition and supplementation and studied with Dr. Louis Kervran in Paris, France. Alta Health Products, Inc., via the Kervran/Barmakian alliance pioneered the concept of silica supplementation from the horsetail herb; a complete vegetal source as opposed to the mineral form (from quartz). Our small line of high quality products work, and work well because each is specially formulated with your needs in mind. After Dr. Barmakian passed away, his wife Judy Haswell moved the company to the great state of Idaho which fits with Alta’s values of healthy living, quality food, and pure, basic supplements. Alta continues to manufacture Dr. Barmakian’s exact formulas and obtains the highest quality ingredients from all parts of the world. We have earned a superior reputation in the nutritional industry and have the pleasure of selling nationwide with the help of our trusted distributers. We continue to be longstanding members of the NPA and belong to the TruLabel Program. We are consistently represented at the Natural Products Expo’s and the NPA Trade Shows ever-growing industry. In 1998, Alta became a Founder’s Club member of the John Bastyr Naturopathic College after helping them to strengthen their programs in Naturopathic Medicine and Nutrition.