Supporting the health of people and their pets is priority number one. Our quality standard includes rigorous testing and inspection, at every stage of the manufacturing process; we test and approve all incoming materials before they are used in manufacturing and packaging of finished products. Additionally, we take samples of our finished products for analytical and microbiological analysis before they are released for sale.
We are committed to the highest-quality products, manufactured in our state-of-the-art facilities. From the research lab to the packaging line, our processes are steadfast and true; ensuring that each and every supplement we deliver is safely manufactured.
We set the bar in the supplement industry: Nutramax Laboratories was born out of a quest for more. More than what is required. More than what exists. We are going above and beyond to produce only the highest quality products for people and their pets. Our facilities adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and a rigorous set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Our Translational Research Laboratory evaluates how our ingredients work at the cellular level. The team of cellular and molecular biologists assess the bioactivity of our raw materials by evaluating changes in biomarkers.
We source raw materials from only well-vetted and approved suppliers. As materials arrive to our facility, we inspect every aspect of the delivery—the sanitary condition of the delivery truck—the condition of shipping container, and the accuracy of the materials inside. We are making every effort to ensure that our ingredients are safe and effective.
Incoming raw materials are inspected and sampled by our quality control team. The materials undergo analytical chemistry testing that confirms the identity, purity, and other specifications of the ingredients, as well as microbiology testing that verifies the materials meet our predetermined microbial specifications. The data is analyzed, recorded and then validated by a fellow chemist. The batch of specific raw material then receives a Certificate of Analysis, critical for its release to the next step: production.
Before the materials even enter the production space, our team has thoroughly cleaned the equipment and sanitized the room, affectionately dubbed “the bubble,” where manufacturing and packaging occurs. Production of a new batch will not begin until the cleanliness of the space and the equipment are verified by our Quality Assurance Team. Inside “the bubble,” operators are properly gowned to help safeguard our products from contamination.
Once production begins we are ensuring quality through each step of the manufacturing process. Our Quality Assurance Team confirms that each batch begins with the proper blend lot, our recipe! Once production begins, we confirm that only approved materials are used, and perform checks for product weight, hardness and other parameters every thirty minutes. These checks are documented, verified and reviewed by another operator and our quality assurance generalists.
All finished products are sampled and tested in our Chemistry and Microbiology labs, where we confirm that each batch is safe and true to our standard. No product is cleared for sale until these final tests are complete, and the results validated. We are proud of our process and are committed to quality at every stage.
Our packaging lines are cleaned and verified by Quality Assurance. The labels are inspected for accuracy before application begins; it is important that the product you receive is exactly what the label says it is. Each and every bottle is checked by hand to ensure that labels are applied correctly, and that lot numbers and expiration dates are accurate and clearly visible.
We perform stability testing on our products to determine the appropriate shelf life, using accelerated and real-time studies. We use state-of-the-art stability chambers that house products for up to 6 months while we conduct periodic testing to certify shelf-life expiration data. These are not required practices, these are Nutramax Laboratories practices.