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.
Our facility is also a FDA food grade facility. With these facility certifications we could manufacture OTCs as it has met that quality standard.
How 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: Botanicals||Incoming Raw Material: Botanical Extracts|
|Incoming Raw Material: Chemicals||Finished Products|
|* 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.