USDA, FDA & Quality Control
While the USDA regulates what is contained in the actual products, all nutrition companies are regulated by the FDA in that we must comply with FDA-mandated manufacturing standards. In addition, all of our product labels and all of our literature must comply with FDA regulations. Advanced Functional Nutrition diligently complies with all of these standards. OproCyn™ is made in the USA at a Natural Products Association GMP-certified Manufacturer, meeting the highest standards for supplement manufacturing.
To clarify, the actual contents of nutritional supplements on the market are not approved by the FDA because the FDA is not required to “approve” nutritional supplements – as stated above, this is under the jurisdiction of the USDA. Under federal law, the FDA only approves pharmaceutical products, and nutritional supplements are categorized by federal law as food, and not as pharmaceuticals. But the FDA does inspect our manufacturing facility regularly – every other year – and it is because we successfully meet or exceed the FDA’s manufacturing standards that we proudly maintain continued certifications of compliance.
Our Ingredient Sourcing
Only the highest quality, standardized ingredients deliver the results reported in the scientific literature. With our commitment to sourcing French grown and purified OPCs (the source of the world’s highest quality OPC ingredients), we diligently select our ingredients to maximize their effectiveness in our products. Every lot we receive is tested for identification, purity and quality.
By focusing on the quality of each ingredient, we ensure not only the purity of the active form of the ingredients, but we also assure that we include the right levels as proven in the scientific literature. Many companies cite the results in the scientific literature, and say they that their products contain the active ingredient(s) even though their active ingredients do NOT meet the levels cited in the research they cite on their website.
Companies who compromise quality may improve their profit margin but end up compromising results and misleading consumers by implying that “it’s in there.” All of our products are formulated to meet or exceed levels based upon the scientific literature and are manufactured with the quality required to ensure those results. This commitment is why we started Advanced Functional Nutrition in the first place. We, along with all consumers, need products we can trust for ourselves and our families.
About Our Ingredients