21 December 2021

Organic Certified Herbal Supplement Manufacturer 

Herbal supplements are used for healing properties. They come from any part of a plant (root, stem, leaves, berries, seeds, flowers, or distilled oils). Organic herbal supplements include ingredients grown, handled, and processed without chemical herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, or other artificial assistance.  

Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine relied on natural herbs and holistic treatments for thousands of years to maintain good physical and mental health. As Americans become more educated and have increased disposable income, they are increasingly interested in maintaining and improving their health by natural means. 

A 2017 survey of over 26,000 participants concluded that educated individuals with chronic health problems (stroke, cancer, arthritis, etc.) or obesity issues are likely to take herbal supplements regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or income.  

Taking Supplements

A 2018 German survey found treating an illness was the top reason survey participants gave for taking herbal supplements. Though elderly participants reported using herbal supplements for preventative measures. 

Why do people turn to herbal supplements over Western pharmaceuticals? The main responses in the German survey were: 

  • Dissatisfaction with pharmaceuticals results and side effects,  
  • Positive aspects and past experiences associated with herbals supplements, and 
  • Family tradition. 

(Before taking any supplement, talk to a trusted medical professional to determine the right supplement(s) and dosage(s) for you. Blood tests analytically show missing essential nutrients or issues that could benefit from the right supplement.  Herbal supplements may interfere with or even be fatal when used in combination with prescribed or over-the-counter medications. Always consult with a medical professional before starting a new dietary supplement.) 

 

Herbs Versus Vitamins 

Vitamins are the most familiar term used when referring to supplements. But supplements take many forms. Essential amino acids, Omega fatty acids, minerals, herbs, and more are used to supplement the diet to improve overall nutrition and health. 

Herbal supplements come from actual plants. Vitamins, on the other hand, are a broader category. Vitamin supplements contain vitamins garnered from natural plant materials or synthetically made ones from chemicals in a laboratory. 

When looking for a natural, holistic approach to treating a chronic condition, consumers increasingly want all-natural supplements, especially organic ones.  

 

Qualifications to be Labeled Organic 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates organic supplements under the National Organic Program (NOP). Under NOP, a supplement’s ingredients and handling must meet the following criteria to be labeled with the USDA organic seal or make organic claims on the principal display panel. 

  • Each herbal ingredient must be grown on a farm (in the US or abroad) that is organic certified by a USDA recognized certifying agent. Supplement manufacturers or processors must have a copy of the farm’s organic certificate for every classified organic ingredient contained in the supplement. 
  • Every processor in the organic ingredient supply chain must be organic certified by a USDA recognized certifying agent. Manufacturers must have a copy of any and all processors who handled the organic ingredients contained in the supplement. 
  • The manufacturer must also be organic certified by a USDA recognized certifying agent. 
  • Only non-organic non-agricultural ingredients allowed on the National List may be in an organic supplement. The final supplement can only contain 5% or less by weight or volume of any combination of the allowed non-organic ingredients. 

 

Global Herbal Supplement Market 

Well before Covid, Grand View Research (in 2019) valued the herbal supplements market at $5.26 Billion with an expected 6.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the following seven years. Covid has only increased herbal supplement demand. In many ways, herbs are increasingly seen as traditional drugs.  

Upward Growth

In 2019, Polaris Market Research predicted a 20.5% CAGR for the herbal medicine market from 2020-2026. Tablets, capsules, and powders remain the most popular supplement forms. 

 

The Power of Herbal Medicine 

Herbs are potent medicine. Here are a few examples. 

In early treatment, a 2015 Czech study showed a hot drink made from freshly harvested echinacea and elderberry was as effective as Tamiflu (antiviral medication) in reducing complications from influenza. 

Herbal Medicine

A 2021 metanalysis found the effect of turmeric on osteoarthritis knee pain was similar to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to improve pain and functioning. Turmeric appears to be safe without the stomach and kidney issues associated with NSAIDs. 

A dietary flaxseed study found consuming 30 grams of milled flaxseed a day independently lowered circulating cholesterol in participants with mild biomarkers for cardiovascular disease. Statin drugs also lower cholesterol but come with possible side effects. 

 

Origin Nutraceutical 

Now is a great time to start your own organic supplement brand. And Origin Nutraceutical is here to help you. 

As a dietary supplement manufacturer in Utah, we have established organic certified supply chains. Use our connections to get the highest quality ingredients at the best prices. 

Quality and customer satisfaction and communication are important to us. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility complies with current good manufacturing practices (GMP) regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And you can be assured we meet GMP standards with our third-party certification. We are a National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International certified facility. 

The herbal supplement market is hot. And ongoing research shows the impact and potential of herbal medicine. Contact Origin Nutraceutical today to get going on your herbal supplement brand. 

 By: Jae O. Haroldsen 

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“Herbal Supplements.” Cleveland Clinic. 2019. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/drugs/15829-herbal-supplements 

Herbal Supplements Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Turmeric, Echinacea), By Formulation (Capsules, Powder and Granules), By Consumer (Pregnant Women, Adults), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 – 2025. Grand View Research. 2018. https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/herbal-supplements-market 

 

Welz, Alexandra N et al. “Why people use herbal medicine: insights from a focus-group study in Germany.” BMC complementary and alternative medicine vol. 18,1 92. 15 Mar. 2018, doi:10.1186/s12906-018-2160-6 

“Guidance on Formulation and Marketing of Dietary Supplements Under the National Organic Program.” American Herbal Products Association. 2018.  

Rashrash, Mohamed et al. “Prevalence and Predictors of Herbal Medicine Use Among Adults in the United States.” Journal of patient experience vol. 4,3 (2017): 108-113. doi:10.1177/2374373517706612 

Herbal Medicine Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report By Category (Herbal Pharmaceuticals, Herbal Functional Foods, Herbal Dietary Supplements, Herbal Beauty Products); By Form (Tablets & Capsules, Powders, Extracts, Syrups, Others); By Source (Leaves, Roots & barks, Fruits, Whole Plants, Others); By Distribution Channel (Hospitals & Retail Pharmacies, E-commerce); By Regions, Segments & Forecast, 2020 – 2026. Polaris Market Research. 2019. https://www.polarismarketresearch.com/industry-analysis/herbal-medicine-market 

 

Rauš, Karel et al. “Effect of an Echinacea-Based Hot Drink Versus Oseltamivir in Influenza Treatment: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Multicenter, Noninferiority Clinical Trial.” Current therapeutic research, clinical and experimental vol. 77 66-72. 20 Apr. 2015, doi:10.1016/j.curtheres.2015.04.001 

Paultre K, Cade W, Hernandez D, et al. Therapeutic effects of turmeric or curcumin extract on pain and function for individuals with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2021;7:e000935. doi:10.1136/ bmjsem-2020-000935 

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