Select Herbal Supplements offers only formulations that have
been derived from a multitude of laboratory tests and clinical studies
along with advise from our extensive staff of physicians, herbal specialist,
PhD’s, pharmacists, and chemists. All of our raw materials must
pass stringent quality controls before they are utilized. In addition,
we use only those precursor materials that are of the highest quality
that pass our in house quality inspection.
Our facility has been in operation for over seventeen years manufacturing dietary supplements, natural
foods, personal health care products and over the counter medications. We are one of the few manufacturing
facilities that adhere to the following criteria:
- Manufacturer policies and quality assurance/quality
assessment protocols strictly adhere to the Good Manufacturing Practices
- All raw materials are tested for authenticity by
our in house laboratory prior to the use in any of our products
The manufacturing facility was designed specifically
to manufacture products from the receipt of raw material to the final
shipping of the finished supplement. Each area of the manufacturing facility
organized to prevent confusion and/or mistakes during the production process.
The manufacturing facility has the following specific areas allocated
for the production process:
- Specific receiving and quarantine area
- Warehouse for the storage of raw materials
- Quality control laboratory
- Separate pharmacy for blending and formulating
- Staging area for the holding of material in the
middle of production
- Specific production area for the various manufacturing
processes including: forming tablets, encapsulation, powders and liquids
- Labeling and packaging area
- Climate controlled area for the storage of the
The facility also adheres to strict sanitation protocols
to ensure that the building is exceptionally clean and free from insects
and rodents. All of the blending, compounding, tablet forming, encapsulation,
powder and liquid manufacturing areas have state of the art air circulation
systems to prevent excessive dust accumulation, contamination by microorganisms
or cross ventilation.
raw materials are tested for purity prior to production. Quality control engineers have the authority to
reject any product during any stage of production that does not adhere to our strict quality standards. All
personnel follow explicit written protocols that are strictly enforced during the manufacturing process.
All steps during the manufacturing process are documented and reviewed by quality control specialist. Manufacturing
equipment is properly maintained and cleaned on a predetermined schedule which is documented in company logs
for review by the Department of Agriculture. This helps to ensure the absence of any contamination during
the manufacturing process. Production records associated with each unit of a product including all raw materials
used are filed for two years past the expiration date.
Further quality control is demonstrated in the following
- Product analysis - is recorded
for each product that is manufactured. This analysis contains the specific
components of the herbal product including a lot number for each of
the ingredients and the productions methods used.
- Raw materials - are purchased
only from reputable wholesalers. Each raw material in our products must
come with a Certificate of Analysis provided obtained from the supplier.
Our in house quality assurance team also analyzes the raw materials
- Packaging material - all packaging
materials are purchased only from reputable wholesalers. Specific quality
assurance personal ensure that all labels are assigned to the proper
products manufactured to avoid any confusion. All new labels are cross
checked with the original master label to ensure there has been no mistakes
during the printing process.
- Lot Numbers - once an order request
has been received the herbal supplement to be manufactured is entered
in the production records and a lot number is assigned. The raw materials
are subsequently released to the pharmacy once all products have been
checked for authenticity.
In addition to the above outlined protocols for the physical aspect
of the manufacturing facility. Physicians' Select Herbal Supplements also
adheres to the following manufacturing guidelines to ensure the utmost
- after the raw materials have been released to the pharmacy, they are
positioned in carefully designated areas. Raw materials are again checked
by the director of operations prior to use. A log book is then initiated
for each new batch carefully noting all procedures and lot numbers of
raw materials consumed in the manufacturing process. Careful attention
is given to all pharmacy scales and additional equipment to insure proper
measuring without contamination.
- Blending and Granulation - all
equipment used for in the process of mixing and granulation are inspected
by the director of operations prior to use. Raw materials are then inspected
for the final time and the lots are then processed using the strict
written guidelines for each herbal product. Following granulation and
blending the powder blends are stored in specifically designed containers
to ensure freshness and to avoid any contamination. Once again the director
of operations ensures that all new blends are labeled appropriately.
- Encapsulation and Compression
– all equipment used for in the process of mixing and granulation
are inspected by the director of operations prior to use. Raw materials
are then inspected for the final time and the lots are then processed
using the strict written guidelines for each herbal product. Once a
test unit has been processed a sample is unit is issued to quality assurance
to be compared to retained samples insure product integrity. Once the
new unit has been approved by quality assurance the full line production
may begin. Quality assurance inspections are conducted using set protocols
for the capsules. As with the blending and granulation process the capsules
are stored in specifically designed containers to ensure freshness and
to avoid any contamination. The director of operations ensures that
all new capsules are labeled appropriately.
- Liquids - follow the same stringent
protocol as the the above mentioned blending, granulation, encapsulation
and compression procedures.
- Packaging and Inspection - upon
completion of the processing, the final product is inspected again by
the quality control staff, broken tablets, over filled capsules, and
other defective finished products are removed from the lot. Products
released by the quality control staff are subsequently either packaged
for bulk storage or bottled and labeled for consumer use (labels contain
the appropriate information as required by the Federal Drug Administration,
batch numbers are logged). All finished products are properly labeled
and closed with a tamper proof seal. The quality control unit also retains
samples of raw materials (for one year past the expiration date of the
last product they are used in) and finished products (for one year past
the product expiration date) are maintained under control conditions.
All of our liquid products follow the same stringent control standards
- Final Products - all final products
are stored in quarantine in a climate controlled environment until final
delivery to the customer.
All of Physicians' Select Herbal Supplements are manufactured
using Good Manufacturing Practices set forth by the Federal Drug Administration.
In addition, both scheduled and surprise inspections by the quality control
staff during different aspects of the manufacturing process help to ensure
specific quality, strength and purity for both the raw materials and the
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