All of our products are in compliance with American Herbal Products Association* Guidance Policies for Heavy Metals. We know that no one wants heavy metals in their food, especially us. We are constantly searching and sourcing ingredients with lower metal content. This is an ongoing process and one we take very seriously.
Heavy metal specifications (arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury) are set for all raw materials and finished products to ensure that all finished products comply with the American Herbal Products Association’s heavy metal standards. Any raw materials and/or finished products that do not meet our specifications are rejected.
Heavy metal specifications for ingredients and finished products are set at the lowest feasible levels, in many cases resulting in finished products well below the American Herbal Products Association standards. It is important to understand that some trace levels of heavy metals are found in nearly all dried botanicals (as well as common foods). The presence of heavy metals does not necessarily mean that a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements.
*AHPA (American Herbal Products Association) is the leading trade association for dietary supplements.