The most reliable evidence comes in the form of well-controlled human clinical trials, in populations demographically similar to our doctors’ patients, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This is the standard Ortho Molecular Products is aiming for when they consider which ingredients to include in formulas. However, they also honor the historical data of thousands of years of traditional use, as well as the direct observations of health care practitioners in clinical practice.
At Ortho Molecular Products, they hold themselves to a standard of raw material quality seldom seen in the supplement industry, starting with asking the right questions:
Does the ingredient match the specifications used in clinical studies? Is it bioavailable? Has it been tested for safety? What is its country of origin? Was it manufactured in a controlled facility?
What's more, Ortho Molecular Products always includes the right therapeutic dosing of each ingredient, based on established research.
To ensure the quality of the formulas Ortho follows rigid SOPs (standard operating procedures) and MOPs (methods of procedure) throughout every stage of production, leaving nothing to chance. They test all incoming raw materials in a state-of-the-art, in-house laboratory for identity, purity, and composition. They mix all raw materials in dedicated blending rooms to ensure product consistency and manufacture every batch of product in dedicated tabletting and encapsulating rooms, which are thoroughly cleaned and dried after each batch is made to protect against cross-contamination. They also subject every new formula to stability testing, which involves assaying ingredients to detect any degradation at 6-month intervals, thus ensuring the formula meets label claim at expiration.
Because Ortho Molecular Products controls the entire production process — from formulation…to raw materials sourcing…to manufacturing…to laboratory testing of incoming materials and finished product…to bottling and labeling — they are free to be perfectionists.