Our heavy metal specifications ensure the lowest levels of heavy metals feasible for each of product formulation. Heavy metal specifications (arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury) are set for all raw materials and finished products to guarantee that all finished products comply with the American Herbal Products Association heavy metal standards. Any raw materials and/or finished products that do not meet our specifications are rejected.

Our Four-Step Testing Process:

  1. Heavy metal specifications are set for all ingredients and are communicated to all vendors before purchasing any raw materials. Certificates of Analyses are required for all raw materials that enter the production facility.
  2. All new raw materials are qualified for use by lab* testing three separate lots for heavy metals. All three lots must meet heavy metal specifications in order for any/all new ingredients to be qualified.
  3. Once ingredients are qualified for use, we require continual ongoing lab* testing of every lot of every ingredient that enters the production facility for heavy metals. Any lot that does not meet our heavy metal specifications is rejected and returned to the supplier.
  4. For all finished products, ingredients are blended for a minimum of 20 minutes to ensure homogenous finished product blend. Samples are then taken from finished product blend (every product, every lot) for heavy metal lab* testing. Any finished product that does not meet finished product heavy metal specifications is rejected.  

*independent, third-party ISO accredited lab

Please note: Heavy metal specifications for ingredients and finished products are set at the lowest feasible levels, in many cases resulting in finished products well below the American Herbal Products Association standards. 

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