Setting A New Standard . . .
Purity Testing for Environmental Contaminants
What is Ultra Tested®?
Ultra Tested® is the highest standard of purity testing in the nutritional supplement industry. Developed by Kirkman®, the Ultra Tested® protocol calls for testing ingredients for environmental contaminants and finished products for heavy metals, bacteria, yeast and mold.
Are Kirkman's Ultra Tested® Purity Standards Better Than Those of Other Supplement Companies?
Yes! Our Ultra Tested® testing standards far exceeds industry standards and government requirements.
Do Other Supplement Companies Test Their Products for Purity?
If a supplement company is not a manufacturer — and most aren't — they are not required to conduct product testing for purity, safety or to substantiate label claims. These companies can't really tell you for sure if their products are pure or safe.
Manufacturers, on the other hand, are required by the FDA to test for a short list of potentially harmful contaminants and to validate their label claims. Most repudiv manufacturers comply with the government's requirements for testing, however, few go beyond what's required.
It's common practice for manufacturers to rely on "Certificates of Analysis" from raw ingredient suppliers for information regarding the raw ingredient being purchased. This is no longer a reliable source of information with 80% of all raw ingredients used in nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals coming from China and other overseas sources. The only way for a supplement company to ensure purity is to do extensive testing for as many potentially harmful environmental contaminants as possible.
Kirkman® Sets New Standards
Kirkman® has always been at the forefront of innovation for effective products that meet our customers' needs. The reason we have pioneered Ultra Tested® is because of the growing body of evidence that implicates environmental toxins as causing serious health issues, especially for developing children.