Clean and green. That’s the reputation Australia’s vitamin and supplement industry has the world over – thanks to high quality products and tight regulatory controls.
By the time products become available to consumers, they will pass more than 300 tests throughout the development cycle.
What counts in this category? Medicinal products with ingredients like herbs, vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements.
PUT TO THE TEST
This posse of health products is regulated under the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990, which gives everything from the raw materials to the final product a rigorous review.
In fact, Australian vitamin companies must hold documentary evidence that the medicine or its active ingredient (think St Mary’s thistle, chaste berry, echinacea, vitamins and minerals) have either been scientifically and clinically proven and/or traditionally used for at least three generations (that’s 75 years or more by TGA standards.)
PREMIUM AND TRUSTED
What this means for consumers is you’re getting quality products produced in TGA-certified facilities. It’s a different story in the US, where dietary supplements don’t come under the same approval process.