Manufacturing

LifeSeasons' Manufacturing Facilities

All of our products at LifeSeasons are manufactured in a GMP facility (Good Manufacturing Practice facility). This means the FDA ensures that we use the Good Manufacturing Process to create only quality products for consumers.

Natural Supplement Manufacturing Facility

Our facility is also a FDA food grade facility. With these facility certifications we could manufacture OTCs as it has met that quality standard.

 

Natural Supplements ManufacturingHow We Test Our Ingredients

We test all incoming ingredients for identity, microbial, heavy metals, and for potency. Each ingredient is tested three times:

  • when raw ingredients are received,
  • during the manufacturing process,
  • and the finished product.

At LifeSeasons we have one of three botanists in the United States with the ability to test ingredients the way we do. Every single incoming raw ingredient is inspected by our botany team. Through a microscope, each ingredient is examined to identify the active constituent and pictures are recorded for our records.  Any ingredients found with any adulterants or does not achieve our high quality standards is rejected and the shipment is sent back.

They also looks for adulterants, as mentioned above. Most things that are adulterated are usually vitamins and minerals, not herbs.

 

LifeSeasons' Testing Process

 

Incoming Raw Material:  BotanicalsIncoming Raw Material:  Botanical Extracts
  • Microbial testing on each incoming lot**
  • ID testing on each incoming lot
  • SSP for Heavy Metals on each incoming lot*
  • Microbial testing on each incoming lot**
  • ID testing on each incoming lot
  • SSP for Heavy Metals on each incoming lot*
  • SSP for Potency on each incoming lot*
Incoming Raw Material:  ChemicalsFinished Products
  • Microbial testing on each incoming lot**
  • ID testing on each incoming lot
  • SSP for Heavy Metals on each incoming lot*
  • SSP for Potency on each incoming lot*
  • Microbial testing on each incoming lot**
  • ID testing on each incoming lot
  • SSP for Heavy Metals on each incoming lot*

* Statistical Sampling Plan (SSP) is implemented after the first 3 batches have been tested; it is implemented for logical increments, depending on the raw ingredient or product.

** Microbial testing consists of TPC (Total Plate Count), E-coli, Coliforms, Yeast & Mold, Staphylococcus, and Salmonella.