GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES & GOOD SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES
Protocol For Life Balance® is in full compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s most recent Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Introduced in 2007, cGMPs include published federal requirements for companies engaging in the manufacture, packaging, labeling, or holding of dietary supplements.
These cGMPs requirements assure the proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. They also establish minimum requirements for sanitation, record-keeping, packaging/labeling operations, and more.
Our adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), our insistence on choosing only the best ingredients, and our commitment to testing and safety are what set us apart from other natural product companies.
We do not stop at GMPs — we also believe in Good Scientific Practice (GSP).
When you read our labels, you may notice that some of the health claims or structure/function claims we make are somewhat understated compared to our competitors. Also, you may notice that our caution statements are often quite detailed.
This is done by design, as we rigorously follow the Food and Drug Administration guidelines when it comes to health and structure/function claims. We have an in-house dedicated scientific team made up of PhDs, nutritionists, a toxicologist, and a medical doctor who are thoroughly reviewing scientific literature to ensure that the health claims we make are backed up by solid scientific data, most often using data from high-quality double-blind randomized clinical trials. We do not settle for vague science for our Protocol For Life Balance® line of products.
When it comes to our caution statements, our toxicologist performs a rigorous and thorough evaluation of potential adverse events and interactions with medications and supplements. A multidisciplinary team then collegially decides the most appropriate cautions to be added to our labels.
At Protocol For Life Balance® we believe that as a practitioner, when you recommend a supplement to your patients, you need to have complete faith in the product, including the composition, health claims, and caution statement. We know that it can take years for a patient to fully trust their practitioner, and we are sure that Protocol For Life Balance® products reinforce and enhance the trust that you and your patients have built over the years.