In order to produce products in forms that are acceptable to consumers and which simultaneously meet Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for safety, quality, uniformity and stability, standard food-grade excipients (formulation ingredients) may be employed in the minimum amounts necessary. Our manufacturers use excipients that meet the criteria to be generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as per the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (21CFR170.30) and/or meet additional requirements for products designed for foreign distribution.
We are committed to continual improvement in our products. Mannatech actively reviews ingredient and excipient choices in our products and, when viable options exist, elects to reduce, remove or replace ingredients that are identified as suboptimal from either a product performance or consumer perception standpoint. Given the very large production volumes for Mannatech’s products and our commitment to meeting or exceeding GMP standards, all ingredient substitutions require very serious consideration supported by solid technical data and testing. It can often take months or even years for new ingredients, including excipients, to reach the level of safety and performance validation necessary to compete with existing formulation options. Both the Mannatech product development team and our contract manufacturers will continue to seek out and apply valid, new technologies which have demonstrated potential to add consumer value to our products.