Emerson Ecologics – Purity, Potency, Safety…Trust
How can you really tell which supplement manufacturers to trust and how do you know that the supplements that you are putting into your body or advising your patients to put into theirs contain the ingredients they claim, or are produced to the standards demanded by the industry? Until now, you really couldn’t – at least not without some extensive detective work.
Emerson Ecologics’ new Emerson Quality Program (EQP) aims to do away with that uncertainty. The program is currently being accessed by thousands of healthcare practitioners nationwide, and has already identified some supplement manufacturers who are minimally compliant with federal regulations for the supplement industry, but also highlighted and verified those companies that are ahead of the curve and producing exceptionally high quality supplements. Healthcare professionals and patients alike have difficulties accessing credible information about supplement quality and safety which is one of the major reasons we launched this program.
In 2010, we launched the EQP to distribute unbiased and verified information about the manufacturing practices of our suppliers. The EQP is voluntary for manufacturers and there is no cost to participate; current participation is strong and growing. To be considered for the EQP program, supplement manufacturers must be certified GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant by a third-party such as NSF International, United States Pharmacopeia (USP) or Natural Products Association (NPA). Manufacturers that meet EQP standards are awarded one of three EQP seals – Emerson “Gold” Partner, “Silver” Partner and “Partner”. The partner seal means the company is certified GMP compliant and has a robust raw material supplier qualification program. The silver seal attests to the use of the most precise and sensitive testing methodologies and the gold seal recognizes companies who are going above and beyond current legal testing and auditing requirements, as well as voluntarily submitting to stability and more extensive and frequent contamination testing. Manufacturers that are Emerson EQP partners will have either the Gold, Silver or Partner quality seal displayed next to their products on our website.
To view the EQP manufacturers and requirements: CLICK HERE