Nutrition Engineers

Food supplements are produced based on specific needs and specifications. Basic food formulations or compositions can be further optimized and developed into specific products.

Common food supplement formulations

Pre-manufactured food supplements are usually in high demand. And, basic formulations can be adjusted to meet unique needs.

Tablets, chewable tablets

Filled hard capsules

Powder, sticks and granule mixtures

Chewable soft capsules, soft capsules

Oil blends or mixtures with vitamins

With over 50 basic formulations or food composition, food supplements are manufactured and packed for shipping. Sometimes, new components are added to our basic food formulations to create a private label or new and distinct formulations.

The minimum order for custom food supplements usually range from 200,000 to 300,000 capsules or tablets. Soft capsules and tablets are coated with an odorless and tasteless film. They’re then packaged for shipping.

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We save you space and warehouse costs, be it soft capsules, hard capsules, tablet, chewable capsules, sticks, or oil blends that you need. We also conduct food and supplement nutritional content testing services. Nutritional food supplements are as important as medical device or pharmaceutical products. Therefore, food supplements require attention just like other related products. 

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance professionals ensure that equipment and processes are cGMP standards compliant. It gives you the confidence you need to get your nutritional supplement tested to the highest standards.

Some tests conducted include:

Heavy metal analysis

An inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP/MS) unit can identify and quantitate heavy metal amounts in food supplements. 

Common contaminants of heavy metals include: chromium, zinc, lead, arsenic, cadmium, iron, copper, zinc, iodine and selenium. The metals have negative impact on consumers’ health. 

The presence of mercury in fish and related health effects are widely known and have been publicized. Other food types may also contain mercury.

 

Packaging tests

Chemicals usually contaminate or leach out of packaging materials. The chemicals can also leach into food, hence the need to protect the consumer. This test is done based on FDA concentration limits we’re allowed to extract from packaging materials. 

Some materials of concern include resins, polymers, acrylics and adhesives. Quality results ensure that packaging materials are safe. 

Varied analytical techniques and instrumentation make up package migration testing. They include liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. 

Microbiology

We conduct USP <2021> tests to enumerate the number of aerobic bacteria, bile tolerant gram negative bacteria and a combination of molds and yeast. 

USP <2022> determines the presence or absence of objectionable organisms; safe food supplements lack the organisms. The organisms tested include Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Clostridium, and Staphylococcus aureus.

In vitro assays

Tests antioxidant activity and benefits in food supplements. The test optimizes antioxidant doses, classify different nutrient matrices, quality control, justify concentration claims. 

The equipment also tests the certification of antioxidant power (using calibrated, variable scales and labeling techniques) and communicate it, and study of active ingredients, including their bioavailability.