Product Selection Process – Healthline

We know trust is earned, so we’re happy to share more about 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 all that. We’re making high-quality, evidenced-based health information understandable and accessible so you can make the best decisions for yourself and the people you love.

We're also committed to creating experiences that help you take action toward living your strongest, healthiest life. As part of the article creation process, our health and wellness editors will occasionally include links to relevant products they feel could be useful to our readers.

We lead with integrity

We only add links to products when we identify a need, or that it adds value to you, our readers. As health and wellness are increasingly commodified, we take care to understand the line between products, services, and tools that provide real, tangible value versus those that don’t. 

Like all of our content, the creation of product reviews, roundups, and articles with shopping links are editorially independent and we maintain a healthy separation between our editorial and business teams throughout the content creation process. We also enforce a robust advertising policy that ensures sponsors and business partners never influence our content.

How we select products

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 we dive into researching and vetting products and brands against our own criteria for quality, accessibility, cost, and availability to bring you recommendations for what we think offer good value for your money. We aim to create content that is balanced and objective, clearly pointing out both pros and cons of the products we include, along with transparent information on pricing.

After our content is published, we evaluate those recommendations for affiliate relationships with potential or existing business partners. If you do make a purchase at the retailer’s site after clicking one of our links, Healthline Media may receive a small share of the revenue from that purchase. That revenue supports our independent editorial process and helps us deliver on our mission to create a stronger, healthier world. No editorial 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 validates those partners to ensure Healthline only works with organizations that perform due diligence and are transparent to their customers regarding objective measures of product safety, quality, and efficacy.

Simply, 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