Herbalife Nutrition is a health and wellness company that has provided consumers with quality products for 40 years. Today, more than 4.8 million people enjoy their nutritional products every day. Their line also includes a variety of health-related products like vitamins, nutrition bars, and tea. The company’s mission is, “to improve nutritional habits around the world with great-tasting, science-backed nutrition products that help people get the right balance of healthy nutrition.” And they take this mission very seriously all the way down to the DNA of the botanicals they for each and every Herbalife ingredient.
There are many ways that Herbalife commits to providing its customers with the highest quality products which is what sets them apart from their competition. They realize that science plays an important role in nutrition just as the products they market. As a matter of fact, they have a “seed to feed” commitment where quality is at the heart of everything they do. In a nutshell, all of their products and Herbalife ingredients go through a multitude of quality control measures making sure the consumer receives a product that is the highest quality. Their team includes 300 of the best scientists, many PhD’s who are working in Herbalife’s five innovation and manufacturing facilities and seven quality assurance labs throughout the world.
The seed portion of their Seed to Feed commitment that includes plant, cultivate and harvest, begins with developing relationships with farmers worldwide who have been farming for generations. For example, Herbalife sources their tea botanicals from the lush farms in China renowned for their delicious tea varieties. Since Herbalife is committed to using only the finest purest products, their team travels to these farms retrieving samples that are then given to scientists to research. These relationships also allow their team the ability to trace and have an accurate record of the active ingredients in all of their products.
Through DNA identity testing, scientists can validate the origin and authenticity of each ingredient. Their research team looks at the botanicals, examines them at all stages beginning with the dried leaves all the way to when it processed into a powder. They measure DNA metrics during each of these supply tests and compared them to ensure that it was sourced from the original plant. The goal is to inform consumers that the natural products they are taking are genuine and verified ingredients. Other companies don’t do through this robust and tedious task and some even substitute ingredients, which is called adulteration, because there is no industry regulation that exists to do so. Herbalife believes that authenticity and transparency should be at the forefront of the health and wellness industry. They are committed to their end product having the nutritional benefits the consumer expects. One Herbalife researcher explained, “when all of this comes together, we have a real possibility of advancing science, engaging academics, and elevating the industry’s quality standard.”
Herbalife ingredients are manufactured in state of the art innovative manufacturing centers where more than 500,000 tests are conducted annually. Currently, the company has five facilities where scientists and other industry experts guide the development, manufacturing, and testing. Since 2009, they have invested millions of dollars in quality control and infrastructure so they can manufacture their products in-house. Their facilities are ISO 17025 accredited, further demonstrating their commitment to lead their industry into the future.