While it is easy to make advertising claims for supplements, producing vitamins that will actually make good on those claims is the difficult part. After all, the quality of a supplement boils down to where the supplements are sourced from and how they are made — two things too important to be overlooked. Especially because there is a significant difference in the raw materials and quality control processes different companies use to make their products. The bottom line is this, what you really get for your money is determined by two factors:
- Where The Raw Ingredients Are Sourced From (Grown)
- What Happens In The Laboratories Where Your Supplements Are Produced And Packaged
At VitaSupreme, our supplements are produced without regard to expense and strictly-according to the best processes we know. We accept nothing less than the highest standards of quality in every aspect of the manufacturing and packaging processes as well. We work with a team of experts to source the best quality, freshest, wild crafted, raw ingredients from herb growers and nutrient cultivators all over the world.
For instance, in our Supreme Greens the alfalfa sprouts, spinach leafs, and pau d’ Arco bark are grown in Brazil's nutrient-rich Amazon Rainforest; the rosemary leaf is from Morocco; the watercress herb is cultivated in Germany; and Aloe Vera from our own top-tier suppliers in theUSA.
In our Super Omega-3 Fish Oil, our wild fish is caught from cold, deep waters of Norway, which is known for having the cleanest water in the world. And the coral calcium in our Coral Calcium Ultra comes from Okinawa Japan, and is harvested without harming the majestic coral reefs where it’s sourced. What’s more, all manufacturing, formulating, microbial testing, packaging, and research for VitaSupreme products is done from one site, so every aspect of the production process can be strictly monitored.
Quality Control & Raw Materials
Quality Control is integral in each aspect of the manufacturing process, starting with the quality of the raw materials. Each raw ingredient we select requires a COFA (Certificate of Analysis) and an actual sample on hand to help us clearly identify whether or not the selection is appropriate. While many companies would take the word from their suppliers that the product is what they say it is, we always have our quality control department send a sample of any potential ingredient to our microbial lab for further testing before production. After this, we can be certain that each raw ingredient is what we have been told it is. Then and only then will we send a product out for the next step.
Measuring and Blending
Once the work order and raw materials are released, the batching department weighs, mixes and labels the ingredients, placing them in individual bags to ensure the proper amount is included in each container of a batch. After the ingredients have been weighed out, each powder is sifted through a fine mesh screen to ensure even dispersion and size consistency. Then, the ingredients are blended into the correct formula.
Agglomeration and Granulation
After blending, some products require a change in particle size. We offer two different granulation processes to accomplish this. The first one utilizes a fluid bed that’s been agglomerated (collected into a singular mass) using water-solvent technologies. The second method uses conventional alcohol solvent technologies. By using these processes, we are able to reduce the amount of binding agents needed in our supplements. All in-process powder samples are always forwarded to the laboratory for a special microbial analysis.
Tablet/Capsule Production and Coating
Now that the identity and specific weight of the material has been determined, the unit dose department proceeds with batch processing — in other words, tablet/capsule production and coating (obviously, this only applies to tablets and capsules and not our supplement powders). The batch of supplement is continuously monitored for appearance and product weight fluctuations. Every 15 minutes, a staff member checks the machine to ensure capsule weights are correct. And every 30 minutes, our quality assurance department verifies capsule weight and quality. When the run is complete, the product is forwarded to inspections.
Final Product Inspection
This serves as the final checkpoint before our supplements are packaged. We inspect all tablets and capsules manufactured at our laboratory. Our inspection department closely examines each capsule and tablet by hand to ensure only the highest-quality product makes it into a packaged form, every time. Products are packaged by inspections personnel, or are forwarded to the packaging department for specialized product packaging. The process ensures that every unit we send to market meets release criteria prior to shipment
Before the final stage of packaging, every bottle is sterilized to ensure freedom from germs, leaving you with an end product which looks like the ones below. As you can see, we go through a painstaking and all-inclusive process to ensure every supplement that leaves our laboratory sets the standard for the health supplement industry. Our facilities are even monitored for temperature and humidity control to ensure the best possible climate for our products. Quality and cleanliness is not carried to any greater extremes in any pharmaceutical laboratory than ours. It has to be in order to be approved by the NSF Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) certification which has a system of procedures, processes and documentation to ensure the product produced has the strength, quality, composition, identity, purity and quality it says it has.
And while many companies, depending on their size, are being forced to achieve adherence thanks to new laws which have been passed, VitaSupreme is years ahead of the curve. We have gone to great expense to ensure every product that leaves our warehouse meets the highest possible standards. That’s why we also hold the highest certification available: a certificate of manufacturing from the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA), which is widely regarded as the most active regulatory agency in the world for dietary supplements.
To give you an idea of what this means, out of over 400 supplement manufacturers in the United States, only 6.75% are TGA certified. We cannot stress enough just how important it is to be as careful when choosing your supplements as you are when you choose your food. Ask for supplements at your local shopping center or health food store and you get the supplements that suit your retailer. They may care more for their profits than your health. Ask VitaSupreme for supplements, and you get the best supplements the world has ever known.