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old message Source Naturals - Our Commitment to Your Well-Being Darrell Miller 08/20/05
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Date: August 20, 2005 11:41 AM
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Subject: Source Naturals - Our Commitment to Your Well-Being

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Manufacturing nutritional supplements is a profound responsibility. We are constantly aware that the products we make are incorporated into your cells and tissues—they become the very substance of your being.

Our Commitment to Your Well-Being

As developers of a leading line of dietary supplements, we at Source Naturals know we have a unique responsibility.

When you take our supplements into your body, you entrust us with something precious and irreplaceable—your physical and mental well-being. You expect us to honor that trust by producing the highest quality supplements, based on advanced research, in formulations that can significantly impact your life. You expect Total Quality Assurance (TQA™).

A Culture of Quality Our Quality Control Department employs rigorous testing Our Commitment toYour Well-Being procedures that assure every product we produce is of the highest quality. We have set in place intricate protocols of checks and balances. But our commitment to quality does not begin or end at the laboratory door. From purchasing to warehousing, from the first stage of blending to the finishing touches in packaging, we continually strive to imbue quality at all points in our systems.

Clear protocols, policies and procedures establish the framework, but TQA at Source Naturals is a living system of dedicated people. TQA is our organizing principle. The whole company is structured around quality circle teams. They are fast and creative, enabling us to quickly take nutritional quality to the next level of performance. There is no entrenched bureaucracy, intent on maintaining the status quo. Instead, staff members participate in teams focused on the continual improvement of our products. In our everevolving quality circles, team members are encouraged to brainstorm and think “outside the box,” to discover innovative ways to raise product quality.

In these quality circle teams, one guiding principle is always focused on and reinforced—creating products that enhance the health and well-being of our customers.

Quality and Formulation

And because you take our products to address critical health concerns, the heart of TQA at Source Naturals is our formulation method. We understand the need to go deep to the underlying causes of health imbalances. Whether developing groundbreaking nutrients or comprehensive formulas, we are dedicated to accessing and addressing those root causes. For a step-by-step tour of TQA at Source Naturals, please read on.





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Date: August 20, 2005 11:42 AM
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Subject: Source Naturals - Scientific Formulation

“Formulation is an art—based on science, traditional approaches, and a thorough understanding of an issue. My prime responsibility is to design and create formulas that are comprehensive and effective. I strongly believe in supporting the whole person and in empowering people to take control of their health through nutrition and self-education.” –Linda Meltzer, C.N., Research Specialist

Scientific Formulation

Formulation at Source Naturals begins with our highly trained research and product development staff. Our researchers conduct an exhaustive review of the scientific literature on each nutrient or botanical.

Their investigation covers traditional approaches, modern medical interventions, and current studies.

Dosage, delivery method, optimal ratios and combinations of ingredients, biochemical interactions of nutrients and herbs, the quality and form of raw materials—all are scrutinized in a quest for product efficacy. Members of our research, product development, quality control, regulatory affairs and manufacturing groups regularly attend quality circle meetings. At these meetings, team members contribute their particular expertise to resolve complex issues in the development of formulas, labels and literature.

Source Naturals researchers have all the scientific knowledge and tools of the supplement industry at their fingertips— but they also have something other companies may lack. Our expert formulators understand the need to address nutritional symptoms* at their root cause: body system imbalances. The ultimate expression of this quality-assured formulation method is our line of Bio-Aligned Formulas™. These products address nutritional symptoms* by supporting the multiple body systems involved.

Only by this holistic method of bringing alignment to your interdependent body systems can vibrant health be attained.

Source Naturals labels and literature explain the structure-function benefits of each product. Corroborated research backs these statements, from authoritative sources such as biochemistry texts, respected journals, herbal pharmacopoeia and homeopathic Materia Medica.

Our labeling and literature are reviewed by attorneys who specialize in FDA law. This ensures that claims are accurate and appropriate according to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA).



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Date: August 20, 2005 11:47 AM
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Subject: Source Naturals - Flawless Finished Goods

The packaging process requires careful coordination from start to finish. All products are meticulously tracked, counted or measured, filled into finished containers, safety-sealed, and assigned identification codes. This ensures the highest quality product – from our facility to the consumer’s hands. -Alex Rosario, Packaging Supervisor

Flawless Finished Goods

Our Packaging Department has final responsibility for seeing that our high quality supplements reach you in a form that ensures safety, freshness and accountability.

Maintaining Freshness Source Naturals takes great care to package our products in a manner that maintains the quality and potency of the ingredients. We print “best if used by” dates on our bottles to let you know they are fresh. To protect certain products from moisture, which can lower tablet potency, desiccants are inserted into bottles. An inner seal provides further protection.

Ensuring Uniform Safety Standards

High-speed tablet counters correctly add the number of tablets to place in each bottle. After bottles are filled, they are capped and pressuresensitive seals are applied to make the product tamper-evident. A full body sleeve is heatshrunk to each bottle, adding a second tamper seal.

Achieving Accountability

Source Naturals traces all material lots used in our products from receipt to finished product. Through careful documentation, we have the ability to track a single ingredient throughout the entire manufacturing process to the completed bottled product. The material number, weight, and lot number of each ingredient are recorded on batch sheets. Each bottle is marked with a unique, traceable manufacturing lot number. This means a bottle can be taken off a store shelf and every ingredient traced back to its source.

Inspecting Finished Products

Our finished goods inspectors follow a very specific set of standards to determine if the finished product can be released for shipping. Our inspectors verify that bottles meet our appearance standards, are appropriately labeled, contain the correct number of tablets, have intact tamper-evident seals and, in the case of products with high iron content, child-resistant caps.

Every ingredient in every product can be traced back to its original source and manufactured lot number.



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Date: August 20, 2005 11:48 AM
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Source Naturals is located in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking Monterey Bay. The 400 people who work at our company are surrounded by nature’s beauty. The ebb and flow of tides, the flight patterns of shore birds, the migration of whales, the rings that mark the years of ancient Redwoods—all are daily reminders of nature’s quest for balance and alignment. Our strong connection to nature guides us, as we apply these holistic principles to the development of nutritional supplements. We believe our formulations are at the leading edge of a revolution in health consciousness, which includes new perspectives in diet, lifestyle, emotional and personal development and complementary health care. Source Naturals’ Strategy for Wellnesssm is to provide education that helps individuals take charge of their health. The result is people who are more fulfilled and a world that is stronger and healthier.



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TopPreviousNextListen To An Article On Source Naturals - Continuous Quality Assurance

Date: August 20, 2005 11:44 AM
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“I oversee all the inspections, tests, and document reviews performed by our dedicated Quality Control staff to ensure that nothing compromises the healthfulness and high quality of our products.” Norm Nelson, Ph.D., Quality Control Director

Continuous Quality Assurance

Our Quality Control Department includes staff trained in microbiological assays, heavy metal screening, analytical chemistry and Eastern and Western herbalism. They utilize procedures that go beyond minimum industry requirements to ensure product excellence. All raw materials and finished goods must meet our inspectors’ rigorous quality specifications at every stage of manufacturing.

Pure Raw Materials

Bulk raw materials must be accompanied by Certificates of Analysis provided by the vendors. They are sampled and inspected according to a long list of specifications, including appearance, color, odor, flavor, texture, absence of extraneous material, and potency of active constituents. Vitamins, minerals and amino acids are screened and/or tested for impurities, while materials, such as herbs, that are biological in origin are tested for microbiological contamination.

Bioavailable Manufactured Product Inspectors scrutinize finished tablets to see that they meet our standards for consistency in size, color, aroma or taste, are not broken, and contain no contaminants. Representative samples are taken to verify potency. Tablets and capsules are tested to ensure they are consistent in size and comply with USP standards for weight variation. Threshold utilizes USP disintegration standards* as its guidelines to ensure tablets will break up appropriately after ingestion, making the ingredients available for use by your body.

*Under USP 25 standard conditions: Coated tablets: 50 minutes in water. Capsules: 45 minutes in buffered acetate or water.

Rigorous Laboratory Procedures

Methods used include: HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography), IR (Fourier Transform Infrared), UV/Vis Spectrophotometry, Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorbance Spectroscopy, TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography), Microbiology testing, and organoleptic inspection including visual, color, odor, clarity, pH, and taste.

Raw materials must comply with vendor Certificates of Analysis as well as with our rigorous specifications.



TopPreviousNextListen To An Article On Source Naturals - From Formula to Implementation

Date: August 20, 2005 11:45 AM
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Subject: Source Naturals - From Formula to Implementation

“Overseeing and tracking the manufacture of approximately 500 different products is a challenging and very satisfying responsibility. I take pride in making sure all aspects of manufacturing—material rotation and pulling, mixing, wet granulation, milling, tableting, and encapsulation—run smoothly and efficiently. –Dale Nemecek, Manufacturing Supervisor

From Formula to Implementation

Source Naturals’ manufacturing team has an enormous responsibility: bringing to fruition the plans so carefully laid down on paper by our research and product development staff. Here’s how.

Premium Ingredients Because grinding or cutting increases the exposure of plants to light, heat and air, and can cause a powdered herb to degrade, whole herbs are milled on site. The result is fresher, more potent botanicals. Source Naturals also seeks to minimize excipients (non-active ingredients) in tablets and to use the most natural sources available. Vegetable gums bind ingredients together, vegetable fiber (cellulose) improves hardness and compressibility, and modified cellulose gum facilitates disintegration after ingestion. Only natural flavorings and sweeteners are used in our lozenges or chewable tablets. Our labels provide full disclosure of all ingredients and excipients.

Optimal Production Methods

Ingredients are pulled from our warehouse using first-in, first-out inventory practices. Batches of measured materials are processed according to individual specifications. For tablets, roller compaction improves granulation and milling decreases particle size. Wet granulation is used when appropriate as an alternative: active ingredients are blended with water and vegetable binder, dried, milled, and compressed on a tablet press. Tablets are coated with cellulose and polished, adding a smooth, attractive surface that protects them and makes them easier to swallow. Source Naturals also has the capacity for manufacturing and filling liquids, and for in house encapsulation.

Whole herbs are milled on site, resulting in fresher, more potent botanicals.



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