We create our products with the help of contract manufacturers. Each manufacturer undergoes a stringent vetting process to ensure they meet our sky-high quality, sustainability and safety standards. And each of our manufacturers carries the highest certifications for their processes, including FDA registration, cGMP certification and ISO certification.
Like our manufacturers, our suppliers must pass a stringent vetting process to work with us.
Using advanced equipment, our quality team methodically tests our raw ingredients (more on testing below). For example, we test each strain in our probiotic formulas individually for potency. If the levels we receive do not meet the criteria for potency, we reject the materials and start from scratch.
Next, our production team meticulously crafts each supplement with the utmost consideration for details, from mixing the raw materials to encapsulating and bottling your finished product. We have total authority over what goes into our products. So we refuse to use prebiotics in our probiotic formulas. You also won’t find any other arbitrary filler in our vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium stearate, which can inhibit absorption and can contain contaminants and hydrogenated oils.*
In addition, our primary manufacturer allows us to remove flow agents, which are small amounts of manufactured substances that can have long-term health effects but are used to speed up manufacturing and reduce costs.* All of our products are excipient-free or have no unnecessary additives, to align with our goal of providing clean solutions for optimal health.
We never rest on our laurels; we’re always trying to outdo ourselves and make a better product for you!
FDA registration is required for all facilities that manufacture, process, pack or store dietary supplements for consumption in the United States. Companies located outside the U.S. must designate a U.S. Agent for FDA communications.
Smidge® has an exemplary record of compliance with the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Our probiotic formulations are manufactured and packaged at a state-of-the-art, highest standards cGMP-compliant facility, where filtered air systems and a humidity and temperature-controlled environment help ensure product stability and purity.
ISO certification is a seal of approval from a third-party body that a company adheres to one of the international standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). A lab-quality team looks for breaks in the manufacturing process and procedure, identifies any mistakes in formulation and production — and works to correct them accordingly.