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THE SOLGAR Gold Standard™

gold-manufacturing_bottlecaps.jpgSince 1947 Solgar has had one mission: To provide consumers with the highest quality nutritional products sold by educated retailers to help promote optimal health. Solgar's attention to detail at every stage from manufacturing to distribution has enabled us to set, maintain and raise the ‘Gold Standard' for quality and attention to detail in a constantly evolving and competitive industry.

Researched, Science-Based products. Solgar is renowned world-wide for its innovative, science-based product line, and our expert-led R & D department ensures that every product is thoroughly researched. Indeed, Solgar also supports and encourages research on both existing and potential new products by donating funding and product to existing research studies.

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing. Solgar's state of the art manufacturing facility is completely up-to-date in both design and function, complying with dietary supplement Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and meeting pharmaceutical standards for machinery, procedures, quality control and environmentalism. This actually exceeds the standards required by the supplement industry but ensures that Solgar quality is not compromised at any time during the manufacturing process. Indeed with our own quality control laboratory and distribution facilities, we can guarantee accountability throughout the entire process.

Quality Control. Solgar strives for excellence and has the highest standards for quality. We employ a rigorous system of quality control measures within our on-site laboratory (a rarity within the industry) to test products at every stage of manufacturing, from raw material to finished product. All raw material entering our manufacturing facility is subject to stringent tests to ensure they are of the highest quality and purity. Any raw materials not meeting our exacting standards are immediately rejected and returned to suppliers. No product leaves our facility without meeting our ‘Gold Standard' for excellence.

USP Water Purification System. Solgar's facility benefits from a state-of-the-art USP reverse osmosis water purification system. This $1 million filtration technology is not required by Good Manufacturing Practice but is required by Solgar as part of our overall commitment to manufacturing excellence.

HEPA Air Filtration System. As part of Solgar's commitment to purity, this air filtration system is utilised in our manufacturing facility to filter all the air that circulates, removing 99.9% of all airbourne particles. Samples of both air and water are also routinely tested in our quality control laboratory.

Cleanliness. Workers at Solgar's manufacturing facility routinely disassemble and clean every piece of machinery after each formula change. The equipment is broken down into hundreds of parts and may take up to eight hours to clean and reassemble. In fact many of our machines spend longer being cleaned than they do making products. We also use food-grade, environmentally friendly cleaners to sanitise equipment between batches.

Kosher Certified. Solgar selected KOF-K Kosher Supervision to certify our products. This international organisation follows the strictest laws of the kosher observance.

Halal Certified. Solgar chose the Halal Food Authority (HFA), a U.K.-based organization that adheres to the strictest laws of Halal, to certify our products.

Aqueous Coated Tablets. Solgar was one of the first in the Natural Products Industry to stop using shellac, a solvent-based tablet coating agent, and to introduce a natural, water-based coating instead for all of our coated-tablet products. This natural, water-based coating improves disintegration and dissolution, providing better absorption of the nutrients.

Recyclable Amber Glass Bottles. Solgar is known for our 100% recyclable, non-leaching, non-porous, and odorless glass bottles. Although these "old style" medicine bottles are more expensive, Solgar uses them because as part of their commitment to quality, they protect against heat, light, and moisture, thereby preserving nutrient potency.

Product Information. To help retailers, doctors, pharmacists, journalists and consumers understand how supplements work, Solgar provides a team of nutritional experts to answer technical questions by phone, mail or e-mail.

Exclusive Distribution. Solgar is committed to distributing our products through independent health food retailers where consumers can find the best products along with the best nutritional advice and service. This is another way of ensuring the integrity of our products.

Globally Recognized. Solgar is distributed world-wide in over 50 different countries, with affiliate offices in the U.K., Spain, South Africa, and New Zealand.