Like any other service you’re planning to pay money to a third party for, it pays to do your research when it comes to supplement manufacturers. While we wish all supplement manufacturers were reputable and could produce high-quality products, the simple reality is that this isn’t the case — and you need to be able to tell the legitimate manufacturers from the pretenders.
At Uintah Basin Herbals, we’re proud to serve a number of roles for clients in this realm, from contract manufacturing to product labeling, custom supplement formulas and more. We encourage those in need of a supplement manufacturer to compare our products, services and reputation with other entities — not only because we want clients to get the very best services to fill their needs, but also because we’re supremely confident that we’re the ones best-suited to fit that bill. Here are some of the important qualities to be prioritizing in any supplement manufacturer you’re considering as you move through the research and comparison process.
Reputation and Experience
The supplement manufacturing field is one where legitimacy and quality vary widely from one company to the next. When you’re looking for a supplement manufacturer, be sure to check out their reputation in the industry. This can include things like how long they’ve been in business, any awards or recognition they’ve received, what their clients have had to say about them and more.
While a company’s length of time in business isn’t necessarily the only indicator of quality, it can give you some idea about their stability and whether they’re likely to be around to see your project through to completion. You should also take a look at the types of clients they’ve worked with in the past. Do these companies have reputations that inspire confidence? If not, that could be a red flag.
Also consider the use of tools like Google Reviews and the Better Business Bureau to get a sense of what others have had to say about working with the supplement manufacturer in question.
Once you pare down your list to just a few good supplement manufacturing candidates, you should begin inquiring with these entities about a few specific areas. One of these is the quality of materials they use in their products.
At Uintah Basin Herbals, we use only the highest quality raw materials and ingredients available on the market today. We source from GMP certified vendors and our products are manufactured in FDA registered and audited facilities. We also use an independent third party to test all of our products for quality assurance before they ever leave our facility.
Simply put, any manufacturer who cannot (or will not) tell you about the quality of their materials should not be given your business.
Flexibility and Customer Service
Another key area to focus on is customer service and flexibility. As with any project, there will always be unforeseen circumstances that arise — and a good supplement manufacturer will be able to adapt and adjust as needed to accommodate these changes.
At Uintah Basin Herbals, we pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service. We understand that our clients are entrusting us with an important part of their business, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We’re always available to answer questions and address concerns, and we’re happy to work with our clients to make changes as needed to ensure complete satisfaction.
Whether we’re talking about themes like labeling and packaging, delivery or anything else, convenience is always important. A great supplement manufacturer will make your life as easy as possible, taking care of as much of the work as they can so that you can focus on other things.
At Uintah Basin Herbals, we offer a wide range of services to make your life easier. We can handle everything from the actual process of designing your supplement through product labeling and more, and we always go the extra mile to make sure our clients are happy.
You never want to deal with a situation where your products do not comply with regulations and end up getting recalled. Not only is this a major headache, but it can also be incredibly costly.
When you partner with Uintah Basin Herbals, you can rest assured knowing that we take compliance very seriously. We stay up-to-date on all relevant regulations and requirements, and we always make sure that our products meet (or exceed) these standards.
When calling around to a few vendors, ask some basic questions about their compliance policies to get a sense of their stance on this important issue.
Another critical area that you need to pay attention to is quality control. A good supplement manufacturer will have a robust quality control program in place to ensure that their products meet the highest standards for quality and safety. Products should go through a series of tests at different stages of the manufacturing process, and there should also be a plan in place for dealing with any issues that may arise.
At Uintah Basin Herbals, we have an extensive quality control program that includes regular testing of our raw materials, in-process products and finished goods. We also perform stability testing to ensure safety.
Of course, you’ll also want to consider pricing when choosing a supplement manufacturer. In general, it’s best to avoid the absolute cheapest option as this could be a sign that corners are being cut somewhere along the line. However, you should also be wary of any manufacturer who significantly overcharges for their services. When evaluating pricing, be sure to get a complete breakdown of all costs involved so that you can make an apples-to-apples comparison.
For more on the qualities that should be present in any good supplement manufacturer, or to learn about any of our supplement manufacturing programs, speak to the team at Uintah Basin Herbals today.