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As the company known for our highly research-backed formulations for mood and mental health, Hardy Nutritionals® is committed to bringing you the highest-quality supplements. When it comes to individual ingredients, we have a rigorous testing process that ensures the purity and safety of all our formulations, across every batch. If you've ever wondered about how our formulations are tested, read on.
Where do we source our ingredients?
Our team of biochemists works tirelessly to secure only the purest and most potent ingredients from all over the world. Each ingredient that we use in our formulations is individually third-party tested to verify purity and potency before it gets added to our supplements. If individual ingredients don't meet our high standards of quality, they are rejected.
Are Hardy formulas tested for purity and safety?
The lab where our supplements are manufactured is based in the United States and maintains rigorous Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards. Our facility is registered with and inspected regularly by the FDA, the Department of Health and Human Services, and NSF international.
NSF International is a third-party not-for-profit agency that provides GMP audits, safety audits, and certifications for consumer products. These standards, along with our commitment to quality, are why you can depend on the quality, potency, and purity of our products.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) help to safeguard the health of the consumer as well as ensure high-quality products in accordance with dietary supplement regulations. GMP involves testing of products during the manufacturing process to ensure that ingredients are uncontaminated and in the correct amounts (as indicated on the product label) and that the expiration date is based on real and accelerated stability measurements.
In fact, the most recent double-blind study published by researchers from several universities in the US and Canada required a detailed analysis of each ingredient before approval by the FDA and Health Canada. With so many ingredients that work in synergy, Daily Essential Nutrients is NOT an ordinary supplement. It requires intensive research and development to ensure that quality standards are met and exceeded.
To ensure that your body gets the full value from Daily Essential Nutrients, we use the “gold standard” FDA-approved test of dissolution, which simulates what happens in your digestive tract. Rest assured that Daily Essential Nutrients completely dissolves and gives you the full benefit you would expect from the highest-quality multivitamin-mineral supplement.
In giving nutrient intake guidelines, the U.S Institute of Medicine makes it clear that the balance of ingredients in supplements is critical. They state that an imbalance in the intake of two or more nutrients can have a diverse array of adverse health effects and increase the potential risks of adverse nutrient-nutrient interactions. They also state that excessive intake of one nutrient may interfere with absorption, excretion, transport, storage, function, or metabolism of a second nutrient.
So, in other words, what they’re saying is that if the ingredients in a supplement are not in proper balance, it could be less effective than taking no supplement at all – and even create problems. For instance, if zinc and copper are not balanced properly, it could be worse than having no zinc or no copper in the supplement at all. Similarly, if you take zinc or copper separately, you can imbalance the body and create serious problems.
The critical ratio of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium is another good example. If you supplement calcium to solve bone issues without also supplementing phosphorus and magnesium in proper balance, you won’t solve the bone issues. In fact, you may actually create osteoporosis. So, the balance of nutrients is a critical issue, and simply having 100% of the RDA of each nutrient, like many supplements on the market, is not ideal. Nutrients must be in optimal balance with other key ingredients to be truly effective.
The most important reason why Daily Essential Nutrients outperforms other supplements is our NutraTek™ proprietary mineral delivery technology. We’ve refined and used this mineral delivery system in our vitamin-mineral formulations since we began, producing never-before-seen results. It combines micronized minerals with specialized organic molecules to maximize mineral absorption and delivery to body cells.
Micronization, which reduces each mineral to tiny particle sizes that the body can use, is a key step of our NutraTek™ proprietary mineral delivery technology. After the chelation process, which we’ll tell you about next, we add one more micronization process to ensure that the final product will be optimally absorbed by the body. All of these processes don’t just involve a couple of hours like most of the supplements on the market. The final product actually takes several days to produce, but it’s well worth it; that’s the price of performance!