I was doing some research last night on various vitamins and supplements and came across a company called Pure Encapsulations. While their main site will only sell to licensed practitioners, a simple google showed that they can be found elsewhere.
With all of the marketing hype of many products, it is really hard to tell which supplements are quality, which ones actually contain what and the amts that they say they do and so forth. Just a portion about their products copied and pasted:
Our ingredients are selected solely on the basis of quality and purity and are provided in their most potent and bioavailable forms. We purchase premium raw materials from Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, and of course, the U.S. Manufacturers of ingredients must pass rigorous pharmaceutical grade analytical tests to qualify as Pure Encapsulations suppliers.
Manufacturing and Quality Control Excellence
We manufacture our supplements in our own state-of-the-art facility in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Our dedication to cleanliness is obvious from the moment our plant is entered. A large staff is dedicated full-time to the task of ensuring that our plant is impeccable.
Each step of the manufacturing process is governed by exacting standards and exceeds the requirements for nutritional supplement manufacturing. All manufacturing takes place in humidity- and dust-controlled individual rooms. Each piece of equipment used in the manufacture of Pure Encapsulations supplements is dismantled and sterilized before each production run. This includes scales, mills, blenders, powder fillers, encapsulating machines and capsule counters.
Each Pure Encapsulations lot is submitted to an independent laboratory for final confirmation of potency and conformance with ingredient levels. We are the only supplement manufacturer that has FDA certified laboratories test every batch of finished, encapsulated products. This is an important distinction from companies that use in-house laboratories, use skip-lot testing or test ingredients prior to encapsulation or tableting.
All of our customers have access to the test results by viewing over 200 assays available on CD, verifying our uncompromising standards.
All finished products must also pass the USP Microbial Limits Test. Our finished products are tested by Integrated Biomolecule Corporation, Vanguard Scientific, Eurofins Scientific and Advanced Food Micro. Please visit the Quality Control section of our website for more information.
Open Plant Policy
Pure Encapsulations maintains an "open plant" policy for our customers and prospects. You or a member of your staff can visit our plant at any time, without pre-notification to inspect our facility. It is kept at the highest state of readiness at all times. We believe that we are the only supplement manufacturer to offer this access. It is an additional assurance that you are receiving the highest quality supplements available.
Full Label Disclosure
In 1991, we pioneered the practice of providing complete ingredient disclosure (accepted industry practice was to hide or omit allergenic fillers or exipients). Our supplement labels have always listed all ingredients. Additionally, if an herbal ingredient is listed, our label details the strength of the standardized extract. Furthermore, our fully reacted minerals are listed by their true elemental weights.
So you tell me..how many companies can raise the ball this high? It's nice to know cus the little money that I do make, I want to be assured that I'm not buying poor quality product and pissing it away. I'm sure that there are a good handful of quality companies out there. I'm not knocking anyone down. Yet this is one that I recently found, am impressed with what they throw on the table. Anyone have any experience with their products? Thanks.