How we ensure the quality of all TMR Products
TMR is committed to the highest standard of quality, including identity, purity, strength, and composition, which is why we were one of the first 50 companies to become Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) certified by the Natural Products Association
in 2004 when the certification was first introduced. Today, TMR is cGMP certified under the new Food and Drug Administration’s final cGMP rule [21 CFR 111]
for dietary supplements by the National Brand Certification Program by UL Registrar LLC
. UL has been a premier global independent safety science company for 120 years and recently partnered
with the Natural Products Association (NPA)
to certify that dietary supplement makers are following federal guidelines and regulations that are an essential part of the government’s oversight of the industry. The UL Certification Program not only meets the current FDA rule [21 CFR 111] for GMP’s, but it exceeds the rule with other specific requirements as outlined by the Revised NPA’s cGMP Standard
for Dietary Supplements. UL is the third-party auditor who conducts annual audits of TMR’s manufacturing facilities to ensure that all elements of the manufacturing process are reviewed to provide reasonable assurance that processes are sufficiently controlled so that products meet their established specification. UL’s auditors are trained in the NPA GMP standard
, as they will administer the certification program, the audit function, and the final decision on whether our products meet the standard to achieve compliance.
Minerals We Provide
Trace Minerals Research is America’s #1 selling trace mineral brand! As the #1 trace mineral leader, we source mineral and trace mineral complexes from all over the world, including ionic minerals from Utah’s inland sea, colloidal minerals, plant derived minerals from humic shale, and fulvic acid. In addition, as demand may require, through a proprietary process, we can make ionic trace minerals that matches the quality and purity that we harvest from Utah’s inland sea. The source on the north shores of the Utah’s inland sea is located at a highly secluded and secure site that is surrounded by thousands of acres of private property that is only accessible by passing through locked gates. The pristine location allows us to pump the lake water into our ponds with the lowest impact possible on the environment.
Our Proprietary Process
TBecause of the unique design of our ponds and the fact that our proprietary processes have become more efficient and technologically advanced, the process of harvesting minerals and concentrating them at the perfect time is a four-month process that requires attention and precision. In fact, our accelerated solar evaporation process allows us to use less lake water to yield the same amount of high quality minerals. We do it in such a short time because our proprietary evaporation process was developed and designed by our own David Butts, certified chemical engineer and one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of solar evaporation technology on the GSL and throughout the world. Mr. Butts was the founder of solar evaporation technology on the GSL and has over 40 years of experience in the design, operation, and extraction of minerals and salts from lakes, oceans, and underground deposits like the GSL. Click here to read the official letter from Mr. Butts on his overview of TMR’s solar evaporation facility.
Water is extracted at our approved extraction point and deposited into the solar evaporation ponds in early summer by Earth’s Elements, the harvesting company that is wholly owned by the owners of TMR. The proprietary process of concentrating the minerals now begins. The process requires extensive knowledge and precise timing of late spring and summer weather conditions because this is this the optimal time for making ConcenTrace®. In fact, fall and winter months play little or no role in the concentration process. Therefore, our harvesting facility is closed and remains dormant October through April. At precisely the right moment, which depends on the temperature of a hot summer day, the size and shapes of the crystallized minerals, and even the time of day, ConcenTrace® is formed and the concentrated mineral water is triple filtered and placed in food-grade tanks for transportation to our cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) facility. What’s most amazing about this concentration process is that it is done solely by Mother Nature! Earth’s Elements doesn’t use any dyes, chemicals, or any other man-made processes to concentrate the mineral water. All we use is the heat of Utah’s desert sun. Because the weather and the environment play a critical role in the manufacturing process of our mineral brine, when necessary, we may purchase brine from other sources to meet the demands of our growing customer needs. All brine that has been purchased from other sources has been rigorously tested to meet our strict cGMP standards of purity, quality, and safety as described below.
To ensure the highest quality and concentration, at our harvesting facility we test over 13 potential extraction points within our State-approved water rights area and approved right-of-entry from the state and determine from those tests the best site to harvest the particular batch we are seeking. Once the solar evaporation ponds are filled, Mr. Butts and our quality control staff test the water several times a week during the evaporation process to continue to ensure its quality. In addition to EPA testing, the extraction site and evaporation ponds also meet all standards and guidelines for heavy metals by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex)
and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
. Once the concentrated water reaches our cGMP facility, our quality control staff—which includes Mr. Butts—tests the product again with all of the same series of tests as before as well as additional tests to ensure we are meeting our cGMP and GRAS standards for quality and safety. Then we have the product sent to a third-party laboratory to verify our findings, which is part of our standards as a cGMP facility. We invest great deal of time and money in the testing process so we are confident we are providing you with the highest quality solar-evaporated and food-grade ionic trace mineral supplement from the GSL. ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops is GRAS-Affirmed, Kosher certified
, Halal certified, and vegan certified. In addition, ConcenTrace® and all of our product labels are randomly tested and verified to meet label claims by the Natural Products Association’s TruLabel® Program
. Make sure you look for the blue bottle and the Trace Minerals Research logo so you know you’re getting America’s #1 selling trace mineral, the most awarded and certified trace mineral supplement on the market!