cGMP ManufacturingWe go over and beyond the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). All our processes are meticulous and detail orientated and geared to hinder mistakes. We have comprehensive SOPs, MBRs and MPRs. This ensures meticulous record keeping and quality assurance. SHRC is certified by Pharmaceutical Consulting Services, LLC and Consulting Services (CSI) to be in GMP Compliance with FDA Reg 21 CFR 111.
Each task we do is documented in our SOPs. Each lot of each product we manufacture is made according to our BPRs. A simple BPR will require over 140 signatures and dates. Every step we take is documented.
Solvent FreeWe only use NSF “food grade” iodine, ammonia and grain alcohol to sanitize our equipment and table surfaces. It is common for other manufacturers to use industrial solvents such as laundry chlorinating bleach to clean their equipment. This is about the worst thing you can do. Laundry bleach contains heavy metals meant to get stains out of clothes. Another solvent commonly used in manufacturing facilities is Propyl Alcohol or Isopropyl Alcohol. Isopropanol is found in OTC rubbing alcohol (70% Isopropanol). It is inexpensive and effective to clean with. In fact, Propyl alcohol is used in many industrial grade and household cleaning supplies and even creams and lotions.
No Ingredients You Can’t PronounceWhen looking under “Other Ingredients” on supplement labels you will find many hard to understand names of chemicals. For this reason, it is a good idea to read the label backwards. It is common to see tablets shine in bright colors. This is good for sales, and it may give you some pleasure when taking the supplement, but again it misses the main reason why you would take a supplement.
Chemically PureOur supplements are not enhanced for flow, color, stabilization, and flavor. Think about it; if you take a supplement that is packaged with all kinds of chemicals, your body has to break down those chemicals. This takes energy away from your immune system. Run away when you see: Magnesium Sterate, Corn Starch, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide!
Identity AnalyzedThe Identity and quality of our raw materials are verified by us in accordance with our cGMP SOP using both Syncrometer, organoleptic methods and lab equipment like FTIR, LOD and HPLC.
Heavy Metal Tested
All our incoming materials are tested for on an ICP-Hydride for total heavy metals (metallic + plant based). Each product passes NSF, USP and the strict CA Proposition 65 standards when taken according to the label. Heavy metals are found naturally in plants in two forms, plant based and metallic.
Tested for MicrobesWe meticulously test all herbs for microbiological growth using our top of the line automated BioLumix and other systems. Our suppliers know better than to send us contaminated herbs, we only get the best available herbs because our vendors know we return all herbs that don’t test pure. We also test our equipment and table surfaces. We guarantee that the product we manufacture meet the following criteria in accordance to USP or NSF standards:
|Total Aerobic Count
|Yeast and mold count
No TabletsWe don’t press our nutraceuticals into tablets. Making tablets requires that other ingredients be added, in addition to just the nutrients. Binders, lubricants, coatings, disintegrants, and other excipients are the ingredients most commonly added by tablet manufacturers.
Only Pure CapsulesThe more you process something, the more likely you are to contaminate it. This holds true for veggie caps. It is much harder to make sturdy capsules out of vegetables than to make it out of animal products. It is counter intuitive; many people erroneously think that everything vegetarian is healthier, but that is not the case. I respect people that don’t want to eat animals but it is counterproductive to paint all vegetable based food as healthy. A good example: highly processed tofu hotdogs. The same principal applies to the vegetable based capsule. It came on the market in the 1980’s when gelatin capsules had been on the market for decades. Only after complicated processing involving various solvents and chemical compounds can you make a vegetable capsule. But aren’t gelatin capsules made with bones that might carry “Mad Cow” prions? No. Because not all gel caps are made with bones. We only use gel caps made with hide. Such gel caps are available both Halal and Kosher and are certified BSE free.
Made in USA and Sourced in USAWe buy all our raw materials within USA from trusted vendors that we know have excellent quality control testing systems in place. We do not import any of our raw materials directly from China.