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Manufacturing Process & Purity

To ensure that only authentic plant and marine extracts go into Natura Petz products, all raw materials are subjected to a battery of tests, including:

A physical organoleptic analysis which encompasses macroscopic and stereoscopic analysis,

Particle size, both larva and insect contamination

Mold contamination

Heavy metal toxicity

Color, smell and taste characteristics

Drying and storage conditions.

If there is any doubt concerning plant or marine extract identity, a micrographic test is performed. Likewise, the moisture percentage is analyzed by the gravimetric methods and an ash determination is measured.

Next, a microbiological, sanitary analysis is performed which includes the determination of the most probable number of microorganisms (NMP/g) through the methods recommended in the International Pharmacopoeias. Mould and yeast recount is performed. The finished products require additional analysis which include an aerobes recount on the plaque and microbiological analysis.

Then a Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) test is conducted on each batch, which is a sophisticated means of identifying the makeup of individual substances in a given compound. This unique fingerprint confirms the chemical composition, concentration, consistency and authenticity of each and every herb we use, but also allows us to use only the most high-quality herbs available.

Following the TLC test, a specific active principle assessment is made by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

We also formulate and prepare our products based upon the documented use under traditional medical systems; guarantee that the correct species of plant shown on the label matches what is in the bottle. We use sustainably grown and wild or organically harvested plants and marine products that are not only the freshest and highest quality plants possible but are also free of chemical additives, preservatives, binders, fillers or contaminates.

Further testing for moisture content, dissolution, heavy metals (lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium) and microbial content are performed on every batch, including Aristolochic Acid and Chloramphenicol testing.

When the products arrive in the United States, they are reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further guarantee that every element that goes into Natura Petz herbals and supplements meet the absolute highest standards for purity and safety.

(* As recommended by holistic veterinarians for use under a traditional medical system)

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