For thousands of years, herbs have been used, studied, and celebrated for their therapeutic properties.
Scienceherb’s top priority is ensuring the safety of our herbal products. Herbs and Herbal Extracts’ Quality Standards including: the herb’s exterior, color and grain, taste, odor, mesh size, density, solubility, qualitative and quantitative analysis for bioactive components/maker compounds, loss on drying, residue on ignition, heavy metal, pesticide residue, microbiological analysis, identification for possible adulteration content, etc. In order to comply with that strict quality standard, Scienceherb set up Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) at each stage. Only batches that passed through our rigorous testing standards and inspection processes can be released.
Scienceherb focusing on the manufacture and production of plant herbal extract raw materials. Combined with our research results on plant functions, we provide high-quality all-natural raw materials and application solutions for the nutrition and health, dietary supplement, and personal care industries.
Raw Materials SOP
The raw materials’ quality vary a lot based upon their variety, growing conditions, growth age, used party, preparation method, stock conditions, etc., it all affect the bioactive components in it. In order to ensure a consistent and stable extracts quality, it’s essential to normalized Raw Materials SOP. Key points including:
Extraction Process SOP
Unlike synthetic chemicals/drugs, the composition in herbs is far more complex, therefore herbal extracts are usually the mixture of one or several categories of components. It’s the herbal extracts’ multi-components characteristic determines it’s pharmacologic action’s multiple target point, thus to keep human body in a balanced health as a whole. It’s obviously unreasonable to judge the quality by a certain maker compound. The mission of Extraction Process SOP is to maintain such comprehensive quality stability. Key points including:
Finished Product Testing SOP
Testing result can be different due to different testing method, equipments, and sample preparation, etc. Thus standard testing procedure is necessary to get a consistent results for herbal extracts. High-precision laboratory tests check multiple samples from each batch to measure the potency and to establish the safety of the product. These tests include the following:
- UV/HPLC/UPLC-MS-MS to measure key bioactive ingredients.
- FFETTM (Fingerprint Full-Spectrum Extract Technology) to judge extract’s inherent quality
- AAS/ICP-MS to test heavy metals.
- GC-MS-MS to ensure safety by testing for the presence of pesticide residuals.
- Microbiological assays to screen for E. coli, salmonella and various other possible bio-contaminants such as molds or yeasts