Quality Products You Can Always Trust
Kirkman® is a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with environmental sensitivities, special dietary needs, and everyone else.
Kirkman has been producing specialty nutritional supplements since 1949. Our goal is to offer the purest, most up-to-date, and highest quality dietary supplements for children, adults, and people with dietary sensitivities and special requirements. We work with leading researchers, doctors, and scientists to develop these products with the best balance of nutrients, in dosages that are easy to administer. The majority of our products are free of the nine ingredients the FDA has identified as major food allergens (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, and sesame) and are hypoallergenic — free of the additives such as colorings and flavorings to which many consumers are sensitive.
We take great pride in being a leading provider of dietary supplements to people with dietary sensitivities. Our unique position to significantly affect the lives of our customers with effective products inspires us to maintain the highest level of scientific excellence in the research, development, and manufacture of our supplements.
Kirkman has a history of manufacturing prescription pharmaceuticals (FDA registration 3025062) and manufactures its supplements based on these same standards of operating procedures. Though they are beyond FDA requirements, it is how Kirkman is assured that our products are all of the highest quality.
- All raw materials used in products are weighed by one individual and independently weighed by another as a double check to guarantee accuracy.
- All raw materials that go into a formula are added to a final blend by one individual and verified by a second individual on the spot.
- Specifications for tablets, capsules, and liquids are monitored by an independent quality control department throughout the run.
- Packaging runs are monitored by an independent quality control department as to package quality and integrity, count or measured quantity, label accuracy, and product quality.
Facility and equipment cleanliness is monitored and verified independently by quality control to ensure that no cross contamination occurs.
Many supplement companies outsource their products to other manufacturers. Kirkman has its own facility where it manufactures nearly all its products. Exceptions to this are certain specialty products that require very specialized, select equipment such as colostrum, enzymes, or soft elastic capsules. In these cases, Kirkman visits and qualifies the specialty vendor after inspecting and approving their facilities and procedures. It is important to ensure the continuity of quality by being in complete control of raw material selection, development of formulations, properly trained personnel, proper standard operating procedures, and proper handling and storage of materials and products.
Kirkman monitors raw materials for source, potency, purity, heavy metals, pesticides, PCBs, casein, gluten, soy, and potential allergens. Only certified suppliers that meet Kirkman’s exacting criteria are approved as vendors. Many supplement companies choose raw materials suppliers based on price. Kirkman chooses suppliers based on quality. It is not uncommon for Kirkman’s suppliers to do additional testing to get their products qualified. Kirkman tests all raw ingredients used in its products (except for creams, lotions, and oils) far beyond FDA requirements.
KIRKMAN is a company you can trust, making products you can trust, because we care about your family.