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How To Choose A Dietary Supplement Contract Manufacturer (Part 2)

Selecting the best contract manufacturing partner to outsource your dietary supplement production can be one of the most critical decisions related to your supplement brand’s success.  Whether your product set is vitamins, minerals, or botanicals, your nutraceutical brand’s reputation is tied to the quality of your products.  A great dietary supplement contract manufacturer can be difficult to identify unless you know the right questions to ask.

The most important qualities of a great supplement contract manufacturer are competency, honesty, transparency, communication, and collaboration.  As a supplement brand owner, you should ask questions to evaluate all of these qualities.  Some of the questions you should be asking are below.  If the contract manufacturer is not completely forthcoming and transparent with their responses, that’s the first sign they may not be a high quality supplement manufacturer.


How forthcoming are they in responding to your questions?  Do they directly answer your questions?  Do all of their answers make sense to you?  If the nutraceutical contract manufacturer is not completely open and transparent with their responses, that is a major warning sign.  If they are not forthcoming during the sales process, they certainly are not going to be so during challenges during production.

Is your contact person knowledgeable of the supplement manufacturing process?  Are they able to answer all of your questions?  If they are not, you are probably speaking with the wrong person.

Besides the sales contacts, can you speak with operations and manufacturing personnel?  Are they willing to address all of your questions?

These are just some of the questions you should be asking if you are a nutraceutical brand owner and are evaluating contract manufacturers.  If you would like to talk with Sawgrass Nutra Labs about their supplement manufacturing capabilities, please email sales@sawgrassnutralabs.com or call 904-456-0959.