Two of the most common questions we receive from customers are, how exactly do you make your supplements and how do you ensure they’re safe, pure, and effective?
And we get it. After all, there’s a world of confusion surrounding herbal supplements, how they’re made, and how their potency is verified.
Here at DailyNutra, we’re happy to share everything about our process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how we produce our premium supplements and how we ensure they are as potent and pure as possible.
We let science lead the way when it comes to our formulations, poring over the latest double-blind clinical studies carried out on humans from the most reliable sources (for more on this, click here!)
We do this to narrow down the most proven ingredients and to find their ideal doses.
Once we’ve exhausted the clinical studies and rigorously selected our ingredients, we get in touch with our trusted suppliers.
We only work with suppliers who are able to provide us with the most potent, additive-free herbal extracts that are certified organic whenever possible.
Before purchasing, we examine all Certificates of Authenticity (COAs) for purity, potency, and identity.
Then once we’re happy with the standards and authenticity, we choose our supplier and order our ingredients, which are already extracted into their powder form and shipped to us, usually in sealed units of 20kg or 25kg.
Bonus Section: How plants are extracted into concentrated powders
While there are many ways to extract active ingredients from plants, here’s a generalization on how it’s done for most of our ingredients:
The plant extract powders are mixed together in giant machines, and the powder is then filled into plant-based capsules. Then the capsules are bottled, sealed, boxed, and placed into case packs.
At this time we test the finished supplements for purity, potency, and authenticity to match our promise of using only the safest and most effective natural ingredients.
Next, we operate on what’s called the First in First Out (FIFO) method. This means our supplements are organized by their best-by dates, which we track meticulously. As suggested by the name, the first products in are the first products out.
Most supplements sell within a year of being manufactured, and we don’t keep any old inventory.
TIP: We’re often asked if a supplement is dangerous to take after its “best-by” date. Absolutely not! This simply means that your supplements are at their most potent up to this date. After the best-by date has expired, the supplements potentially become less potent but it won’t harm you to take them.
How do we do this? Well, we keep a few bottles from each batch we manufacture. After three years, which is when a supplement reaches its best-by date, we do what’s called stability testing to ensure the potency of the supplement still meets the specification listed on the supplement facts table.
As always, we appreciate and encourage your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you may have about our manufacturing practices or anything else you’re curious about!