Lynda Hammons is Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Nature’s Sunshine Products. She recently shared the following information as part of a presentation at our 40th anniversary convention in Hawaii.
Three words help summarize quality testing at NSP: potency, purity, safety.
•Potency means that our customers get the optimum, synergistic balance of herbal constituents in our products. Potency gets results.
• Purity means you get the right species, the right plant parts (roots, leaves, berries) without adulteration. Natural products come from the earth, but should never contain dirt, insects,
fertilizers or pesticides. They also shouldn’t contain spikes of active constituents.
•Safety means our products are free of contamination, e.g., no mold, yeast, bacteria or chemicals. We test every lot of both raw material and finished product to keep our customers safe.
To order these quality products
Go to my website www.breathoflifeonline.com click on the top “online store” then on the Nature’s Sunshine logo. To get wholesale prices (they have all sorts of wonderful natural health products) click on “sign up” to become a new member and follow instructions-you want to click on “Shop online” and then on Products A-Z if you know the name of the product you need. If you don’t know, you can click on Categories and it will make suggestions. If you “sign up” they you need to spend $40 in wholesale dollars which takes care of the yearly membership fee of $40 so the end result is paying nothing for the membership. If you don’t want to sign up it is fine, just shop and you will pay retail price.
Did You Know?
•Over 1,000 producers of dietary supplements exist in the US. And 85% of supplement brands sold in
the US are manufactured by a thirdparty.
•Nature’s Sunshine boasts its own pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing facility.
•NSP is the first dietary supplement company to use a Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/MS Triple Quad.This piece of equipment is used in forensic science and analytical research to detect impurities down to parts per TRILLION.
•Nature’s Sunshine has four Ph.D.s on staff who work to develop advanced testing methods.
•Our manufacturing facility is NSF cGMP certified. As part of this NSF certification, our quality control lab is audited for compliance to cGMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices).
•You are invited to tour NSP’s manufacturing facility. It’s open to the public. Just call ahead to schedule a tour.