Supplement testing labs play a vital role in independent verification and testing activities. Testing protocols designed to ensure scientific validity can vary—depending on numerous circumstances—as can an individual lab’s areas of expertise...
Supplement testing labs haven’t been among facilities audited for GMP compliance, but Alkemist Labs’ Elan Sudberg says the tide is changing.
Botanical adulteration predates the natural products industry, and the schemes of its offenders are outpacing some well-established safeguards. But stoic self-regulatory efforts are giving industry the upper hand.
The use of premixes in dietary supplement contract manufacturing requires disclosures, quality and a shared responsibility of compliance.
The dietary supplement industry must adhere to the highest standards of appropriate pharmacokinetic practice.
Although own-label distributors are ultimately responsible for product compliance, tools such as audits and quality agreements can help build trust with a contract manufacturing partner.
Premixes in dietary supplements help streamline formulation and manufacturing, but brands must ensure uniformity to meet label claims.
The Natural Health Products Research Alliance is looking for botanical brands to help create verification standards for natural health products.