HBN's manufacturing partners have each passed a strict vendor qualification program that includes interviews, assessments, farm visits, and regular manufacturing facility audits to verify our stringent product specifications.
A majority of our partners have attained Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification status, under which accredited third-party schemes like the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Safe Quality Food (SQF), and Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) provide comprehensive guidance at each step of the supply chain process.
At every step of the process Heart & Body Naturals is committed to perfection.
The demand for ingredient quality, sustainability, and supply chain transparency has never been more crucial than it is today in the nutraceutical industry. Heart & Body Naturals brings customers trust and peace of mind with pure, traceable ingredients, sustainably sourced from farmers worldwide, and processed at certfied, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.
Heart & Body Naturals is committed to validating our ingredient supply chain, starting at the point of origin. We work closely with all of our manufacturing partners and their growers to verify traceability and ensure sustainable growing and harvesting practices are used. Purity, potency, and quality are the benchmarks we seek in all of our raw ingredients.
HBN's raw ingredients are meticulously examined by quality control teams and selected to meet specific criteria. Both stringent in-house quality control and third-party validation guarantee safety and compliance with regulations as well as consistent conformance to our quality standards.
Each production lot is tested in certified ISO/IEC17025 labs for most, if not all, of the following:
Over 75 known pesticides (USP)
Microbials (AOAC/USP) including mold, E-coli and staphylococcus
GMOs, Loss on Drying, Ash and/or other testing as needed
FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy): Identity and Country of Origin Testing of all raw materials and Identity Testing of finished blends
PPSL (Photostimulated Luminescence): Radiation detection testing by PSL photon count level screening
HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography): Qualitative and quantitative phytochemical testing and fingerprint analysis
GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry): pesticides, residual solvents, amino acids, fatty acids, some glucosinolates
ICP/MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) & ICP/MS DRC (Dynamic Reactive Cell): Heavy metals testing & nutritional mineral analysis
UV Spectrophotometry: Quantitative analysis by light absorption: polyphenols, anthocyanins, OPC, fibers, beta glucans, flavonoids, betalains, carotenoids
HPTLC (High-Performance Thin Layer Chromatography): Botanical identification testing
Heart & Body Naturals recognizes our role of environmental stewardship to fulfill our responsibilities to farmers, workers, customers, and the planet by supporting and encouraging sustainable practices at all stages of the supply chain. By law all certified organic ingredients are automatically non-GMO. We work closely with our approved manufacturing partners to verify traceability and ensure that sustainable growing and harvesting practices are followed. HBN strives to make all of our ingredients non-GMO.
Quality ingredients begin with pure raw ingredients. Heart & Body Naturals research and development team sources the most potent ingredients from all corners of the globe for their potential health benefits. The majority of our raw ingredients are processed at GFSI and ISO certified state-of the-art manufacturing partner facilities located in different parts of the world.
Our approved manufacturing partner facilities typically hold one or more of the following certifications:
We promise that all of our ingredients are minimally processed. Our herbs and grasses are processed with low- to no-heat temperature, and our essential oils are from first distillation only, they are never adulterated or rectified.
No Heart & Body Naturals products are ever tested on animals; they are always free of pesticides, chemicals, synthetics, preservatives, stabilizers, potassium sorbate, phthalates, petroleum, sulfates, silicones, parabens, mineral oil, triclosan, and animal products.
Our products provide you physician-endorsed plant-based herbal and nutritional formulas along with independently tested and certified pure, unadulterated essential oils, all guaranteed to be therapeutic.