The next generation of transparency will be brands disclosing the supplement testing labs that review their products for safety, identity, purity, strength and composition.
An active ingredient in a formulation does not guarantee an effective supplement, so brands need to conduct tests throughout product processing.
Focusing on transparency and education can offer a path forward that puts consumer health, safety and personal choice as the baseline.
With the new, booming CBD market still taking shape, companies must engage in GMPs to ensure they stay on the right side of the law.
An on-site audit can help a supplement brand better understand how a lab operates, how it addresses unexpected results and how it trains employees.
Carbon-14 testing analyzes product ingredients to differentiate between naturally derived and petrochemically derived ingredients.
Understanding the differences in CBD and hemp-derived extraction methods is key to creating a successful product.