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Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Vitamin Manufacturer

If you’re choosing a vitamin manufacturer, there are certain questions you should keep in mind before making a choice. While there are dozens of private label vitamin manufacturers to choose from, not all are qualified GMP vitamin companies or manufacture the highest-quality supplements.

When choosing a vitamin manufacturer, make sure you can find answers to the following questions on the company’s website, or call customer service and talk to a representative directly. A reputable private label vitamin manufacturer will be able to address any of your concerns.

1. How long have you been in business?
While a private label vitamin manufacturer that has been around for only a few years shouldn’t be ignored, you need to ask how long they’ve been operating and where they’re located. When choosing a vitamin manufacturer, look for reviews online from previous and current customers to help make a decision.

2. Where are your products made?
You should not only ask where the products are made, but who will be making them? Are they outsourced, or are they made in the United States? The standards are quite higher when purchasing vitamins and supplements made from within the United States, so keep this in mind when choosing a vitamin manufacturer.

3. Do you have a research department?
If you’re looking for custom formulations, you’ll want to make sure the private label vitamin manufacturer has a research and development department. The research data should be available for you to view if you have any questions or concerns about a particular product you’re thinking of ordering.

4. GMP compliant?
Make sure the supplements are manufactured in a facility that follows Good Manufacturing Practice regulations set by the FDA. Every facility that is certified is inspected by the FDA to meet the highest standards of manufacturing. You should be able to tell if companies are certified GMP vitamin companies by a logo on their website or by speaking directly with a company representative. If you have any doubts when choosing a vitamin manufacturer, check with the FDA.

5. What types of products can you manufacture?
Make sure the private label vitamin manufacturer you work with can manufacture a wide range of dietary and natural supplements. A reputable company will be able to provide you with an extensive list of products they offer. If you’re looking for custom formulations, make sure the company can manufacture them in a timely fashion.

6. Do you offer custom packaging?
Since it’s your brand that will be on the bottle, you’ll want to make sure that both the supplements and the packaging are of the highest quality. Make sure the vitamin manufacturer can not only produce capsules and tablets, but liquid products, blister packs, sprays, creams, and soft gels, to name a few.

7. Are there setup fees for private labeling or custom formulation?
The answer to this questions should be “no.” You’re already paying for the service, and all fees should be inclusive of the quote that you are given.

Make sure the facility is GMP compliant by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

8. Do you have a minimum size for orders?
Understand the company’s policy for minimum orders, since they may change depending on the product or service you’ve purchased. The minimum order for private label products may be less than what’s required for custom formulations. Ask the vitamin manufacturer about their policy before making any purchases. You’ll also want to ask about the turnaround time from manufacturing to delivery.

Superior Supplement Manufacturing not only delivers high-quality products, but prides themselves on providing superior customer service. A dedicated product consultant will help you from beginning to end, no matter how large or small your order. Superior Supplement Manufacturing is GMP compliant to provide a wide range of private label and custom formulas. Talk to a dedicated product consultant today by calling (888) 701-5332.


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