We know trust is earned, and creating trustworthy content is at the core of our mission — which is why we want to share exactly how Healthline creates content with links to vetted products and services.
Finding health and wellness information is easy. It’s everywhere. But finding trustworthy, relevant, usable information can be hard and even overwhelming.
Healthline is changing that. We’re creating high quality, evidence-based, easy-to-understand health content so you can make the best decisions for yourself and the people you love.
We’re also committed to helping you take action toward living your strongest, healthiest life. Sometimes, that means pointing you toward products and services we feel could be useful tools on your health journey.
Here’s how we decide what to include.
We do the research
Our editorial team spends hours analyzing data and combing through reader feedback to understand what our readers are looking for — whether that’s a good CBD oil for sleep, the best running shoes for flat feet, or even essential gear for new parents. Then, our writers and editors dive into researching the best options, considering things like:
- customer reviews
- firsthand experience
We aim to create content that’s balanced and objective, clearly pointing out pros and cons of the products we include.
We vet everything
Every product and brand we recommend is independently vetted by our Brand and Content Integrity team. They evaluate each product on a rubric, ensuring it meets our medical standards and aligns with our approach to well-being.
We lead with integrity
We enforce a robust advertising policy that ensures sponsors and business partners never influence our content.
If you see a shopping link within our content, know that it’s one we stand behind. We only link to products, services, and tools that we feel provide value to our readers.
If you do buy something at the retailer’s site after clicking one of our links, we may receive a small share of the revenue from your purchase.
That revenue supports our independent editorial process and helps us deliver on our mission to create a stronger, healthier world. No Healthline staff nor contributors from our medical network receive a commission from those purchases.
In instances where we do develop a direct business partnership with a brand or retailer, our Medical Affairs team evaluates those partners. They ensure Healthline only works with organizations that:
- perform due diligence
- are transparent to their customers about product safety, quality, and efficacy
- don’t make unsubstantiated medical claims
Simply stated, we do the legwork — backed by a team of experts — so you don’t have to. So that you can feel confident in the choices you make for your health and well-being.