Our Story

A trusted innovator of nutritional medicines for over 40 years

Nutrition Care History

Nutrition Care. Australian Head Office

Nutrition Care was founded over 40 years ago by Professor Ian Brighthope, a pioneer of nutritional medicine in Australia and worldwide. He is credited with coining the term ‘integrative medicine’ to define a healthcare philosophy that combines complementary medicines and modern medical practices to help optimise a patient’s health.

Initially, Professor Ian Brighthope developed supplements solely to be used within his own patient clinic, but extended the availability of his range to other healthcare practitioners as the demand for the products grew, eventually leading to his founding of Nutrition Care Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd. 

It was during Professor Brighthope’s early medical practice that he recognised the importance of using optimal nutritional and supplementation in the treatment and prevention of illness, fuelling his passion and commitment to improve people’s wellbeing through high quality, innovative, evidence-based formulations and education to help the wider community to achieve better health outcomes.

Today our philosophy still stands. And in keeping with that philosophy, Nutrition Care Pharmaceuticals has made the transition from producing ‘Practitioner Only’ supplements, to the creation of a range of consumer products available in pharmacy, making good quality healthcare accessible to a broader range of the community.

‘My lifelong dream is to change the way medicine and healthcare are practised for the benefit of the public.’

–Professor Ian Brighthope

Our Symbol

NC badgeOur symbol, which consists of a yellow ‘flower’ with six petals enclosed within a blue hexagon, has evolved over many years from the original symbol that was used in Professor Brighthope’s 4 clinics known as ‘The BioCentres’. 

The six-petalled flower was originally the ancient medical symbol known as ‘The Star of Life’. Thus, Nutrition Care Pharmaceuticals was found to embrace life’s natural chemistry.


Our high quality standards

Nutrition Care’s purpose built, state of the art manufacturing facility in Melbourne Australia, supplies vitamins, minerals, food supplements and herbal medicines to customers and distributors all over the world. Every ingredient and finished product has to go through regular quality checking and extensive testing procedures. Our manufacturing plant maintains the highest international quality standards and is licensed with  Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) & Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).  

‘Nutrition is not “alternative” and not “complementary”. It is a basic requirement of health and central to good medicine.’

– Professor Ian Brighthope 

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