Quality – From Start to Finish
The iHerb family of exclusives is committed to achieving the highest level of quality at every stage of production -- from innovative and intelligent product design, to carefully sourced raw materials,
to cGMP-compliant contract manufacturers, to the finished products which support and enhance our customers' well-being. It is our objective that 100% of our products meet strict standards of excellence,
spurring us to offer a "Triple Quality Guarantee" plus 3-Stage Quality Testing.
Finest Raw Materials
A critical part of our commitment to quality involves the careful sourcing of the botanical powders, extracts and synthesized natural materials we use.
Our material suppliers offer the best quality ingredients obtainable, allowing us to create the best product possible. Whenever we
can we also use organic and non-GMO verified ingredients.
Stage One of Quality Testing – Raw materials are fully tested for identity, purity, key actives and microbial contaminants.
Some of our premium-quality raw material suppliers include:
- AJIPURE Amino Acids: Ajinomoto, Japan
- Kyowa Quality Amino Acids: Kyowa Hakko, Japan
- Amino Acids: Alfasigma, Italy
- Astaxanthin: Heliae TruAzta, U.S.
- Fish Oils: KDPUR KD Pharma, Germany & DSM, Canada
- Krill Oil: Rimfrost, Norway
- Whey Protein Isolate: Wisconsin, U.S.
- Milk Proteins: Idaho, U.S.
- Probiotic Strains: Danisco
- Collagen: Rousselot, France
- Herbs: Euromed, Spain & Martin Bauer, Germany
Our Qualified Manufacturers
iHerb Brand contracted manufacturers have been meticulously selected and rank among the industry's very best.
These well-established companies are third-party audited on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance with cGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Practices).
Additionally, they must be good standing with the F.D.A. (Food and Drug Administration) and other regulatory agencies.
Stage Two of Quality Testing – Production involves in-process testing to ensure that all quality standards are met. For example, products
are pulled continuously in order to check and test for quality. We check items for weight, seal integrity, "solid dose" (tablet, capsule, softgel, etc.) count, etc.
The Finished Goods
At every step of the manufacturing process, iHerb exclusives continually strive to reinforce their reputation of offering top quality and unbeatable value.
Stage Three of Quality Testing – Enlist the services of qualified third-party labs which are Fully-Compliant with GLPs (Good Laboratory Practices)
in order to independently validate the manufacturers' test results. These labs check for microbial contaminants and verify that label claims are met. What we have
sin the end are fully realized quality products you can use with assurance over the long haul!