The naive consumer often has this misperception that if something is for sale on store shelves or online it must be credible — it must have received some sort of stamp of approval from a concerned and responsible objective third-party.
Unfortunately, this is pretty far from reality with a lot of products, especially health supplements and Nootropics.
The dirty secret of the supplement industry is that it’s almost totally unregulated. A lot of those suspiciously cheap products in shiny bottles that you see for sale on Amazon are totally untested, impure, expired and sometimes even totally fake. Amazon has no standards for what is sold in their vast online marketplace.
Why Smart Biohackers Demand GMP Certification
The naive consumer often has this misperception that if something is for sale on store shelves or online it must be…
There’s a couple of consumer protips that you should already know, don’t buy the cheapest option, check expiration dates, read reviews online, etc — but when buying supplements, something that you consume, which is going to potentially impact your health you need to be a little more discriminating, have some standards. Before ordering or consuming a supplement you should demand to see a Certificate of Analysis (as we’ve discussed elsewhere) and you should also demand GMP, which stands for Good Manufacturing Practice. If you’re not buying GMP certified, the supplements you consume could have been produced in a dirty Chinese factory or literally in some guy’s bathtub in an apartment, you really don’t know.
To further muddy the waters, approximately 45% of supplement brands falsely label their products as GMP certified when they aren’t. All it takes is copy-pasting a generic GMP stamp onto a product’s packaging or website. Amazon and certainly your local pharmacy or vitamin shop are NOT going to double-check that they are selling real GMP supplements — that’s what you need to do.
Legit GMP certified supplements are transparent and publish their products verifiable LOT#s.
What does GMP mean?
According to Wikipedia:
The main purpose of GMP is always to prevent harm from occurring to the end user. Additional tenets include ensuring the end product is free from contamination, that it is consistent in its manufacture, that its manufacture has been well documented, that personnel are well trained, and the product has been checked for quality more than just at the end phase.
Good manufacturing practice
Good manufacturing practices ( GMP) are the practices required in order to conform to the guidelines recommended by…
The chief objectives of GMP certification…
Manufacturing facilities must maintain a clean and hygienic manufacturing area.
Manufacturing facilities must maintain controlled environmental conditions in order to prevent cross-contamination from adulterants and allergens that may render the product unsafe for human consumption or use.
Manufacturing processes must be clearly defined and controlled. All critical processes are validated to ensure consistency and compliance with specifications.
Manufacturing processes must be controlled, and any changes to the process must be evaluated. Changes that affect the quality of the drug are validated as necessary.
Instructions and procedures must be written in clear and unambiguous language using good documentation practices.
Operators must be trained to carry out and document procedures.
Records must be made, manually or electronically, during manufacture that demonstrate that all the steps required by the defined procedures and instructions were in fact taken and that the quantity and quality of the food or drug was as expected. Deviations must be investigated and documented.
Records of manufacture (including distribution) that enable the complete history of a batch to be traced must be retained in a comprehensible and accessible form.
Any distribution of products must minimize any risk to their quality.
A system must be in place for recalling any batch from sale or supply.
Complaints about marketed products must be examined, the causes of quality defects must be investigated, and appropriate measures must be taken with respect to the defective products and to prevent recurrence.
If you are in need of a cure for insomnia, I recommend reading the FDA’s 21-part GMP compliance guide for dietary supplements. To achieve and maintain GMP accreditation American labs and facilities that synthesize and create supplements need to remain compliant with hundreds of stringent standards.
If you choose GMP supplements you can be confident that you’re consuming the real thing and you can be optimistic that they will have the desired effect on your health and wellbeing.
SECG on CGMP for Dietary Supplements
Docket Number: FDA-2010-D-0605 Issued by: Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Center for Food Safety and Applied…
At Infinite Age, offers these products manufactured at a GMP certified facility in the USA.
Infinite Age offers these products manufactured at a GMP certified facility in the USA. NMN - The Epigenetic Vitamin…
What makes Infinite Age different…
Before we even consider selling an anti-aging supplement or Nootropic it must be verified as pure and free of toxins or manufacturing byproducts by an HPLC done by an accredited American spectroscopy lab. We publish publicly on our website’s product pages and include with every order COAs documenting important quality assurance steps.
As you can see by browsing Amazon, investing in GMP sourcing means we can’t compete on price with those who don’t have the same quality standards that we do. We do so confident that our customers are a cut above and share our obsession with quality.
When you want to eat a steak, you don’t buy a discounted cut of meat from Wal Mart, or order one at a cheapo, cookie-cutter casual dining restaurant — you carefully select a premium grass-fed steak from a good source or you make a reservation at the best steak house in town. When you buy a car, you don’t simply walk onto a used car lot and drive home the cheapest rustbucket with 4 wheels that moves, you carefully research which makes and models are most reliable and safe and then you carefully choose a new or well-maintained used vehicle. If these are the kinds of standards you have with everything else that you spend your money on, you’ll be satisfied with Infinite Age’s line of products.
Checking out our products, what you’ll notice is that there are significant savings in signing up for a monthly subscription. This is a win-win for both us and our customers, you don’t need to remember to reorder every month and it’s ultimately better business for us when customers stick with us for months or years.
A lot of Nootropics companies or health supplement companies in the space offer an ethically questionable cheap initial offering in exchange for signing up for monthly auto billing. They offer a “free” 20-day trial supply of a product if people are willing to pay $7 for shipping and then sign up for auto-billing, three weeks after that they are auto-billed for $69 (or whatever the real price is). Inevitably people end up paying the real price before they are ready and get very irate. This is NOT what we do. We offer savings for monthly subscriptions but we send you a full supply every month, the auto billing price does not change and you can cancel anytime.
Originally published on InfiniteAgeCo.com