Kirman Ultra Tested®
Setting A New Standard…
Ultra Tested for Environmental Contaminants
What is Ultra Tested®?
Kirkman® is a leader in purity testing in the nutritional supplement industry with our Ultra Tested initiative. Developed by Kirkman, the Ultra Tested protocol calls for testing ingredients for environmental contaminants and then testing finished products for heavy metals, bacteria, yeast, and mold.
Our Ultra Tested testing standards far exceeds industry standards and government requirements. If a supplement company is not a manufacturer — and most aren't — they are not required to conduct product testing for purity and safety, or to substantiate label claims. Many of these companies can't 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 reputable manufacturers comply with the government's requirements for testing; however, few go beyond the requirements. Common practice for manufacturers is to rely on "Certificates of Analysis" from raw ingredient suppliers for information regarding the products they purchase. This is no longer a reliable source of information with 80% of all raw ingredients used in nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals coming from many 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, at both the raw ingredient and finished product levels.
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.