Supplement Manufacturing Process
All of our herbal extract supplements are manufactured to our specifications by Elevate Health Sciences. Their lab is based in the U.S. and is CGMP certified, meaning it passed a set of regulations outlined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for manufacturing facilities. Elevate Health Sciences is also NSF Certified, which is a voluntary process. NSF is a third-party testing, inspection and certification organization. A stringent audit process assessing physical plant, production process and record-keeping is required for such certification. Elevate Health Sciences also has an in-house lab which tests every batch of raw material for harmful bacteria. Only batches which pass these tests go on to be manufactured into supplements.
Supplement Testing Process
After manufacturing, each batch of our finished product is sent to our partner lab the U.S. Botanical Safety Laboratory (USBSL). This is an independent, non-profit laboratory which tests Illuminate Labs products for label accuracy and contaminants. Botanical identity is tested through High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) -- this is the industry standard for verifying herbal extracts. Each product is then tested for heavy metal contaminants against the limits set by the European Union Commission Regulation for food supplements. We chose the E.U. limits as our benchmark because they are some of the strictest in the world, and are based on scientific evidence.
Illuminate Labs Quality Assurance Guarantee
Illuminate Labs only sells finished products to consumers which pass all the testing by both our contract manufacturer and USBSL. Every product we sell to you is guaranteed to be accurately labeled and within the strict E.U. limits for contaminants. We publish the test results on each product page so consumers can see themselves that the product they are considering is safe and accurately labeled.