SOURCE: Kirkman Group, Inc.

Kirkman Group, Inc.

December 17, 2014 07:00 ET

Supplements Typically Polluted With Toxins but Kirkman's Ultra Tested® Supplements Are Checked for More Than 950 Contaminants

RENO, NV--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Kirkman® nutraceutical company's Ultra Tested® protocol is the highest standard of purity testing in the industry. Under the extensive Ultra Tested® protocol, each raw ingredient is tested for more than 950 environmental contaminants and finished products are tested for 24 heavy metals, bacteria, yeast, mold and other common allergens.

The fact is that many supplements on the market can have harmful substances in them, if not tested thoroughly. A recent study was conducted and published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health to determine the arsenic content in ten widely consumed prenatal and children's dietary supplements. All the tested products were found to contain arsenite and dimethylarsinic acid.

Comparatively, a University of Guelph study reported that out of 44 herbal products from 12 major United States and Canadian companies, more than 20 percent included fillers, such as rice, soybeans and wheat not listed on the label. These unlisted or contaminated ingredients can be immensely dangerous for people with food allergies.

"Several years ago, we found out the hard way that we could not tell what was in our supplements unless we tested it," Kirkman's Executive Vice President, Kulani Mahikoa, said. "The decision to adopt our Ultra Tested® protocol, which remains the highest standard of purity testing in the nutraceutical industry, was an expensive one. In fact, no other company has made the investment in the same degree of purity testing that we have. We did it, because many of our customers are sensitive to allergens and we put our customers first -- always."

Kirkman® offers a variety of supplements and vitamins, specifically manufactured for those with food sensitivities. Almost all of Kirkman's supplements are gluten-, casein- and dairy-free with specific allergy information clearly stated on every label. Kirkman's Ultra Tested® line of products far exceed industry quality standards and have earned the company the reputation as the leading manufacturer for individuals with special needs who require hypoallergenic and ultra-pure supplements.

All of the products that Kirkman® manufactures are Ultra Tested® except lotions, creams and oils.

More details about Ultra Tested® and purity testing can be found here.

About Kirkman®

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is also the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs. Kirkman® distinguishes itself from other nutraceutical companies with its Ultra Tested® protocol for purity testing, which calls for testing every raw ingredient in every product it manufactures for more than 950 environmental contaminants. To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at www.kirkmangroup.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kulani Mahikoa
    V.P. Marketing
    Kirkman Group, Inc.
    Telephone: 503-694-1600