NSF – National Sanitary Foundation
Our products are produced and distributed from NSF-registered facilities, as we recognize the importance of third party validation of our Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
NSF-registration provides assurance to consumers and health care practitioners alike that our products are manufactured and distributed from facilities following the highest standards of quality control and assurance. Today, more than ever, consumers and health care practitioners are looking for a way to identify reliable high-quality dietary supplements manufactured in facilities which undergo frequent Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) inspections
An NSF-registered facility is audited twice per year by to assess:
This procedure show our commitment and compliance to NSF/ANSI Standard 173 which is the only accredited national standard in the dietary supplement industry.
Our raw material vendors are measured against criteria designed to quantify the stringent quality parameters we insist upon. We purchase our raw materials only from those vendors who are able to meet our exacting requirements.
We maintain the following documentation requirements for raw materials:
Certificates of Analysis (C of As) : Every lot must be accompanied by comprehensive vendor-supplied documentation of the material's identity, potency, and purity.
Independent Laboratory Analysis: Providing an extra measure of quality assurance, all raw materials used in the manufacture of our products are monitored for potential contaminants and tested for the marker compound quantities as defined on our label. Numerous analytical testing processes are employed, as applicable, including HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) and FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy), to name a few.
Finished Product Testing
Our quality control process does not end with C of As and raw material testing. As an additional line of assurance, each and every product is analyzed for finished product content to confirm that the manufacturing process has resulted in a finished product that meets label claims.
There is much more to developing efficacious nutritional therapies than simply utilizing the highest quality raw materials available. Our manufacture understands the factors that impact efficacy, and will sacrifice nothing in the pursuit of excellence, because for us product design has always been synonymous with scientific integrity.
Raw Materials Commitment
We take pride in our exceptionally high standards for raw material selection, employing an extensive process that meets or exceeds accepted purity standards. Only ingredients backed by adequate scientific research are included in our products, and every nutrient is well researched for its metabolic pathways and potential side effects. We embrace the importance of purity and the need to address chemical sensitivities. Thus, we have established the following unmatched raw materials commitment:
Once we've designed a product with the right ingredients, our quest for excellence continues. Our nutrition and product development experts follow the latest research to ensure that we are using the finest ingredients available. Though not common industry practice, we are always willing to switch to better ingredients when they become available. Our practitioners notice this difference and it is one of the reasons we maintain such a loyal customer base. We believe in using only top quality ingredients for maximum efficacy.
Meaningful Quantities of Therapeutic Elements
All our products contain meaningful quantities of therapeutic elements. Our product development team analyzes the latest studies and research to support our formulations. We use no more, and no less, than the optimal quantity needed to achieve the best possible results.
Synergies exist for many combinations of nutrients, and our formulas take full advantage of this principle. We offer numerous formulas containing synergistic groups of nutrients that satisfy the therapeutic goals for various deficiency states and conditions. Developing these exclusive formulas requires unique expertise and care. Our development experts employ a holistic approach, always taking into account the complexity of human metabolic pathways. When formulating a complex array of nutrients, we always review the complete clinical picture to avoid, for example, metabolic imbalances caused by high doses of one particular nutrient. In addition to their inherent benefits, synergistic formulas often enhance patient compliance by minimizing the number of supplements a patient is asked to consume.
Nutrient form selection is aimed at maximizing stability, absorption, and metabolic potential of individual nutrients or combinations of nutrients. Nutrient distribution is optimized through a variety of forms including capsules, tablets, softgels, powders, topicals, bars, and liquids.