Updated 9 March 2022

Origin Nutra: Herbal Supplement Manufacturer 

Treating chronic conditions with western pharmaceuticals is a two-edged sword. Short-term relief or benefits are provided, but at what cost? Many pharmaceuticals have side effects or issues that build up with long-term use.  

Take Non-steroid anti-inflammatories (N-SAIDS), for example. N-SAIDS are drug-grade anti-inflammatories that block the production of chemicals responsible for inflammation and, hence, pain. They work great to reduce the discomfort or pain associated with acute injuries or illnesses.  

But what if you are dealing with chronic pain from something like arthritis? Taking N-SAIDS for long periods may help relieve the pain, but repeated use also damages the stomach lining and can cause liver or kidney issues. On the other hand, studies indicate for moderate osteoarthritis pain, curcumin obtained from the herb turmeric is as effective for pain relief as ibuprofen without gastrointestinal issues. 

Turmeric

Numerous clinical studies involving dietary supplements support the notion that chronic health issues may be better served when treated with natural, not synthetic means.  

(Dietary Supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.) 

 

Herbal Supplements 

Dietary supplements are taken by mouth to supplement the diet. They include vitamins, minerals, fish oil, amino acids, and more. Herbal supplements are a subcategory of dietary supplements manufactured from only plant material (root, bark, seeds, stem, flowers, oil, or leaves). 

A 2015 National Consumer Survey indicated more than a third of respondents used herbal supplements for chronic conditions. Grand View Research reported in 2018 herbal supplement use was on the rise due to a growing inclination towards natural products for preventative healthcare measures and the rising prevalence of chronic conditions, especially in the expanding geriatric population.   

And recently, with the global pandemic, consumers are turning to supplements to enhance immune functioning. The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements provides a list of supplements that may bolster immunity and fight inflammation related to COVID-19. Of the fifteen supplements they list, five are herbal supplements, including Andrographis, echinacea, elderberry, ginseng, and quercetin. 

 

Start Your own Supplement Brand 

With the increasing demand for natural, clean herbal supplements to support chronic issues, there has never been a better time to invest in developing and manufacturing your own supplement brand. Here are some things to consider: 

 

  1. The Purpose of Your Supplement 

Depending on the plant’s properties, herbal supplements can support natural means to reduce anxiety, depression, inflammation, and menopause symptoms. They can support long-term heart, brain, and immune health and boost energy and overall health. 

Given there are thousands of plants and hundreds of purposes, what is your supplement’s purpose? 

 

  1. Target Audience 

Along with a purpose, you have to determine a target audience. The age group, demographics, and lifestyle preferences will determine the appropriate herbal supplement form.  

Capsules and tablets are popular with people over age 55. Teas, tinctures, and oils are popular with naturalists. And gummies, powder mixes, and chewables are gaining popularity across a broad spectrum of consumers. Grand View Research reports 74% of herbal supplement consumers preferred capsules in 2017. However, powdered and granule formulations were expected to grow at a 7% compound annual growth rate from 2018 to 2025. 

 

  1. Organic/Non-Organic 

The increasing demand for natural products is driving the organic market. Grand View Research reports given the option between spending discretionary income on luxury items or health and wellness products, consumers are increasingly choosing to forgo luxury items.  

If a consumer is going to forgo a luxury item for their health, they may pay more for one that is organic certified. To reduce synthetic, chemical residue, organic products follow specific pesticide and herbicide farming regulations and manufacturing procedures. 

The non-organic market is strong, too. High-quality raw ingredients and final product testing ensure herbal supplements are safe and pure. Using a manufacturer with organic certification does not mean every product they manufacture is organic. However, it does mean they have quality control processes to deliver the finest quality supplements. 

 

  1. Formulation 

Formulation

Research indicates the appropriate herbal products and their associated dosages for your supplement’s purpose. The experience of a manufacturer’s Research and Development (R&D) team enhances the speed and vigor of product formulation, including just the right taste for powder mixes and chewables. 

 

  1. Manufacturing 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires dietary supplements to be manufactured under current good manufacturing practices (GMP). GMP standards cover testing, processing equipment, employee training, quality control systems, packaging and labeling, documentation, etc. 

Do-it-yourself (DIY) supplement manufacturing may be tempting when starting a supplement brand. However, working with an established supplement manufacturer expedites your learning curve and expensive mistakes, leaving you free to tackle product marketing.  

 

  1. Marketing 

Without proper marketing, the highest quality herbal supplement flops. Grand View Research indicates E-commerce platforms are preferred for dietary supplements over the conventional department and nutritional stores. E-commerce platforms provide versatility to reach targeted audiences.  

 

Origin Nutraceutical Superior Herbal Supplement Manufacturing 

For high-quality herbal custom formulations, turn to Origin Nutraceutical located in Spanish Fork, Utah. We know customer service is the origin of success. It doesn’t matter if you are a single entrepreneur getting into the herbal supplement market or a well-established brand; we treat your project with respect, timely communication, and our full attention. 

We can meet your herbal supplement target needs with our Organic, Kosher, and Halal certifications. In addition, as an NSF GMP certified facility, you can rest assured our manufacturing processes meet and exceed FDA GMP requirements. 

NSF Certificate

Take advantage of Origin’s established raw material herbal supply chains to get the best prices in the shortest turnaround times. Our partners make us a one-stop shop to take your herbal supplement ideas from formulation to market. 

Our experience in dietary supplement manufacturing cannot be beaten. Each of our founders has over 25 years of experience. Our R&D team knows the market and what ingredients best meet your purposes and target audiences. 

The herbal supplement market is hot. Contact us today to get started growing your dietary supplement brand. 

 

 By: Jae O. Haroldsen 

The content of Origin Nutraceutical’s website is for information only, not advice or guarantee of outcome. Information is gathered and shared from reputable sources; however, Origin Nutraceutical is not responsible for errors or omissions in reporting or explanation. No individuals, including those taking Origin Nutraceutical products, should use the information, resources or tools contained within to self-diagnosis or self-treat any health-related condition. Origin Nutraceutical gives no assurance or warranty regarding the accuracy, timeliness or applicability of the content. 

 

Sources: 

Rashrash M, Schommer JC, Brown LM. Prevalence and Predictors of Herbal Medicine Use Among Adults in the United States. J Patient Exp. 2017 Sep;4(3):108-113. doi: 10.1177/2374373517706612. Epub 2017 Jun 5. PMID: 28959715; PMCID: PMC5593261. 

“Dietary Supplements in the Time of COVID-19.” National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements.” 2021. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/DietarySupplementsInTheTimeOfCOVID19-Consumer/ 

“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 

 

Hewlings, Susan J, and Douglas S Kalman. “Curcumin: A Review of Its Effects on Human Health.” Foods (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 6,10 92. 22 Oct. 2017, doi:10.3390/foods6100092 

“Questions and Answers on Dietary Supplements.” FDA. 2019. https://www.fda.gov/food/information-consumers-using-dietary-supplements/questions-and-answers-dietary-supplements