18 July, 2017| 0 Comments WRITE A COMMENT
As part of the our commitment to quality and transparency, we're taking a detailed look at our in-house testing process and results.
We test raw ingredients to verify that they are safe and free from heavy metals, bacteria, yeast, mold and other undesirable contaminants. Once the finished goods are ready, each batch is tested again to ensure that the final product adheres to all of our standards.
These standards include tests for consistent size, color, resistance to rupture, and fill weight. Conformity to these standards means that every pill contains the stated quantity of nutrients and maintains consistent quality throughout.
We also test for the presence of dangerous substances such as E. coli and salmonella. These bacteria are a result of sourcing from disreputable suppliers, poor storage that leads to contamination or some other lapse in safety procedures.
Heavy metals accumulate in the body over time and cause major damage to our organs and tissues at levels of toxicity. We may encounter them through contaminated air, water and food. Each batch we sell is tested for mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium.
Our QC team uses an array of tools test for all these different variables, including GC (gas chromatography), HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography), GC-MS (gas chromatography mass spectrometry), ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry), and microbiological tests.
Each batch's test results are summarized in a Certificate of Analysis or CoA. We're happy to show you the CoA for any batch you request. Any supplements supplier that comply with safety regulations should be able to provide a CoA and associated documents.
Have any questions about testing and safety? Let us know in the comments!