“Bezwecken” is the German word for “to aim at, to achieve”
It was chosen as the name of the company because it embodies our mission: Achieve excellence in naturopathic medicine by providing healthcare professionals reliable and effective products at an affordable price. For over 28 years, Bezwecken has accomplished just that.
Bezwecken is a natural dietary supplement and cosmetic company dedicated to promoting effective alternatives for your patients health needs. We sell exclusively to licensed healthcare professionals because we strongly believe in the importance of the patient-practitioner relationship.
Bezwecken’s promise is to provide practitioners safe and effective products using only the highest quality ingredients for their patients. We manufacture and distribute a range of products that have been scientifically researched, formulated and developed by the owner, Dr. David K. Shefrin, ND. Dr. Shefrin is a well respected leader in natural medicine.
About the owner, Dr. Shefrin:
David K. Shefrin, N.D., owner of Bezwecken, is a lecturer, practitioner and formulator who has helped thousands of healthcare professionals become more knowledgeable and confident in treating women’s healthcare needs.
With over 45 years of experience in natural medicine, Dr. Shefrin has developed effective formulas that deliver consistent results for your patients. David K. Shefrin, N.D. earned his naturopathic medical degree from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon in 1975 after completing his premed studies at the University of California at Davis. Following graduation from NUNM, Dr. Shefrin furthered his postgraduate studies at Instituto Politecnico Nacional where he honed his knowledge of homeopathic medicine. From 1988-1994, Dr. Shefrin was an instructor at NUNM. He also owned a private clinic where he practiced natural medicine.
In 1989, Dr. Shefrin completed his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York at Albany. In 1991, after many years of successful practice, Dr. Shefrin established Bezwecken, in order to provide patients with dietary supplement and cosmetics that would provide effective and consistent results. Bezwecken’s products are unmatched in the industry and have established a loyal following. For this reason, Bezwecken is now celebrating 28+ years of excellence in the industry.
Bezwecken was awarded the first “2001 Corporation of the Year” Award by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in Tucson, Arizona. Bezwecken is a current partner of “1,000 Friends of NUNM” and a sponsor of NUNM’s Residency Program. Dr. Shefrin is a member of the Founder’s Club of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and served as Vice President of the Board of Directors, for the Arizona Association of Naturopathic Physicians from 1985-1988. In 1996, he was awarded the Presidential Award and presidential citation from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Shefrin served as the Chairman of the Board for the Arizona based Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. In 2001 was awarded, one of only three, National University of Naturopathic Medicine Presidential Medallion by Dr. Clyde Jensen for heroic leadership and philanthropy in naturopathic medicine, education and entrepreneurism. In 2005, Dr. Shefrin was awarded the 3rd honorary doctorate given in over 50 years from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM).