Behind The Scenes of Supplement Manufacturing
At Bare Performance Nutrition we highly value our mission to educate the consumer on the supplement industry and processes that create the products they consume. This past week we made one of our frequent trips to one of our manufacturing facilities and wanted to take you behind the scenes of what goes on throughout the process. We use two supplement manufacturers (one based out of Texas and the other based out of California) that are both CGMP certified.
CGMP refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the FDA. CGMPs provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. Adherence to the CGMP regulations assures the identity, strength, quality, and purity of drug products by requiring that manufacturers of medications adequately control manufacturing operations. This includes establishing strong quality management systems, obtaining appropriate quality raw materials, establishing robust operating procedures, detecting and investigating product quality deviations, and maintaining reliable testing laboratories (from FDA.gov)
As you can see from the video above, one of the products we ran on the production line this past week was Intra-Flight, but we also ran a new flavor of In-Focus and a new product called Strong-Joints while we were there.
The manufacturing facility tests every ingredient and product twice throughout the production process. All raw ingredients are tested as soon as they arrive to the facility for accuracy and purity. This ensures a safe and high quality product before anything else can start. The second round of tests are completed on every finished product before they can be sent out of our distribution warehouse. This test is completed for microbial, heavy metal and again - accuracy and purity of the product.
The Bare Performance Nutrition team works very closely with our supplement manufacturers throughout ingredient testing, formulation, flavor testing, production, laboratory testing and all aspects of research and development. We can ensure we are using the highest-quality manufacturers with many systems in place create the safest and best products on the market.