Brands are responsible for ensuring their products meet regulatory requirements. Critical to achieving regulatory compliance is testing. Many brand owners partner with contract laboratories, but forming the right testing lab partnerships requires...
Supplement testing labs that follow GLPs show a standard of quality that helps ensure reliable and consistent test methods, says lab expert Jen Johansen.
Brands selecting a black seed oil ingredient must understand the extraction process to ensure the proper ratios and amount of biological compounds that make it functional.
Preservative systems in liquid supplements should be tested for anti-microbial efficacy to ensure products are safe through the shelf live.
Contract supplement testing labs needs to be vetted in all aspects before they are chosen by a brand as a partner, according to GMP expert Tara Lin Couch.
NIST reference materials help supplement brands develop and verify fit-for-purpose tests and as a quality control (QC) procedures.
Consumers would rather see “third-party tested” than “we test our own ingredients” on a CBD label.
Supplement brands should choose testing labs that following good lab practices (GLPs) for testing and validating product safety.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) offer resources to improve operations at supplement testing labs.
Contract manufacturers can help supplement brands ensure their products have efficacious doses by optimizing environmental and processing conditions during R&D and manufacturing.