Sourcing and Qualification2020-06-23T14:15:48-07:00

ORGANIC • WILDCRAFTED • LAB VERIFIED

Sourcing and qualification of new materials from trusted vendors is an ongoing, rigorous process. We are constantly searching for the purest, true-to-source, sustainably-grown ingredients on the planet.

THE PROCESS

Each potential vendor is screened through our Vendor Qualification process to ensure that they are the best fit for HealthForce SuperFoods®. We pride ourselves on transparency and quality; and with the help of verified third-party labs, certifications, qualified documents, and sometimes visiting the farms themselves, we assure you that our vendors do, too.

Sourcing starts with asking our suppliers the story of the products they are selling. Where the botanical originally comes from, what countries grow it now, what are its uses today in the herbal medicine community. Are the farmers paid fair wages, is this a sustainable crop for the economy and the ecology of the region, do the farmers participate in sustainable growing practices, do they test every batch as thoroughly as we do, are they NSF and cGMP certified, are they certified Organic, Kosher, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free, etc.

Each ingredient is then put through a series of tests to meet our TruGanic™ Sourcing standard. All individual ingredients are tested for pesticides and GMOs (genetically modified organisms), botanical identity, microbiological activity, gluten, heavy metals, and extract assays/solvent residues when applicable.

After the initial TruGanic verification process, continued compliance is upheld through our commitment to the annual testing of each ingredient. The TruGanic Sourcing standard is foundational to our mission of providing pure, clean, quality ingredients, even when using wildcrafted or non- certified organic sources.