At Pure Mountain Botanicals we guarantee what’s on the label is in the product. We test 100% of our ingredients and finished products.
What testing do you do on materials and products?
Ingredients, in process formulas and finished products are tested according to the GMP requirements and beyond, to ensure the quality of the product, and verify that product meets the established specifications for identity, purity, strength, and composition.
How do you identify botanicals?
Botanicals are identified using the most appropriate method for that botanical and can include morphology, microscopy, high performance thin layer chromatography and organoleptic analysis.
What summarizes your quality control?
Over the years we’ve built strong relationships with organic farmers and ethical wild harvesters around the world in order to ensure the most recently harvested and most potent plants for our herbal extracts and essential oils. And we source clean GMP compliant ingredients for our vitamin, mineral and nutraceutical raw material ingredients. We accept mostly whole plants and grind them in-house, use the most effective extraction techniques, and test 100% of our ingredients and products.
What are the qualifications of our manufacturing facility and testing used?
- FDA OTC registered (We could actually make pharmaceutical drugs – But we don’t.); NSF GMP certified; KOF-K kosher certified; Certified organic; Non-GMO; Gluten-free; Allergen Testing; Pesticide Testing
When you get a shipment from Pure Mountain Botanicals, can you be certain that what’s on the label is what’s inside?
We test 100% of the ingredients that come in to our facility. Then we test each formulation and finished product to ensure that it remains pure, potent, and stable. Our team uses more than a dozen different tests at our in-house microlab to evaluate ingredients and products, including:
- FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) – helps identify chemicals or compounds.
- GC (gas chromatography) – measures chemical spectrum and potency, and is often used for testing essential oils.
- HP-TLC (high performance thin layer chromatography) – identifies the genus and species of a plant.
- HPLC (higher potency layer chromatography) – isolates chemical markers to measure the potency of a plant compound, vitamin or mineral.
- ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) – quantifies the amount of heavy metal in a raw material.
- Microscopy – helps identify the genus and species of whole botanicals by looking at cell structure.
- Macroscopy –identifies the genus and species of a whole plant.
- Microbiological testing – shows the count of aerobic bacteria, yeast, mold, e-coli, staph, and salmonella in raw and finished goods.
- Organoleptics – uses taste, color, and smell as quality markers in raw materials and finished goods.
- Titration – measures vitamin or mineral potency.
- UV-VIS (ultraviolet visible spectroscopy) – measures the amount of a specific compound in a plant.