Quality Products You Can Always Trust
Kirkman® is a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with environmental sensitivities and other special dietary needs.
Kirkman has been producing pharmaceuticals and specialty nutritional supplements since 1949. We work with leading researchers, doctors and scientists to develop our products. Our goal is to offer the purest, most up-to-date, highest-quality dietary supplements available in the dosage forms that are easy to administer to children, adults, and people with special needs and special requirements. Kirkman also formulates versions of its products that are appropriate for the sensitive individual or for those with allergies — our popular “Hypoallergenic” product line.
As a leading provider of dietary supplements to those with special needs, we recognize that we are in a unique position to significantly affect the lives of our customers by providing effective products that meet their needs. As an industry leader, we recognize our special duty to maintain the highest level of scientific excellence in the research and development of our products for our customers. Through the years, we have demonstrated this commitment by devoting considerable time and resources to nonprofit work that benefits the health and welfare of our customers and our community.
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 other 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 is the only nutritional supplement company in the world that tests all raw ingredients used in its products (except for creams, lotions and oils) for hundreds of environmental contaminants. No other nutritional company in the world offers this degree of testing.
KIRKMAN is a company you can trust, making products you can trust, because we care about your family.