- Safety of Chinese Herbal Dietary Supplements
Product Safety Update
From Mayway, Inc. importers & distributors of Plum Flower & Min Shan Chinese herbal products.
With the recent rise in alarming reports regarding Chinese imports, some of you, your patients or your customers may wonder if Chinese herbal medicines are at risk. Fortunately, throughout our almost forty years of importing and distributing traditional Chinese medicines, we have established many protocols for ensuring the safety of the products we distribute. These guidelines guarantee that the products we distribute are not only effective, but protected, safe, and of the highest quality possible. To learn more about these safeguards please read more below. We thank you for your concern, and for your continued patronage and confidence in our products.
Internationally Certified GMP Factories
What is "GMP Certification?
Laboratory Testing Each of the internationally GMP certified factories where Plum Flower® teapills, tablets, extracts and liquid products are produced has an in-house lab where extensive quality control analysis is performed.
All raw materials are identified and basic tests are performed before use. Chemical analyses including TLC (thin layer chromatography) and HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography) are also used to confirm identification, ensure potency and to test for active constituents when necessary. Tests for moisture content, dissolution, heavy metals (lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium) and microbial content are performed on every batch of finished product. Plum Flower® restrictions on heavy metal and microbial contaminants are stringent and in line with international requirements. Following extensive in-house testing, heavy metal testing is conducted again at third party labs to confirm results and to ensure that our standards of purity and safety are met. More sophisticated analyses, such as Aristolochic Acid testing and Chloramphenicol testing, are also conducted at certified third party labs. When the products arrive in the U.S. they are subject to an additional review by the FDA ensuring that the products you receive meet every safety standard.
Certificate of Analysis
Counterfeit Products Notice
There are many copies of Min Shan® pills in the marketplace. Some have similar names. Others are look-a-likes. Real Min Shan® Brand teapills are produced at the award-winning GMP certified Lanzhou Foci Herb Factory in Lanzhou China. The original, preeminent manufacturer of traditional teapills in the world. You'll find our Mayway code number and the Mayway distributor information on the side panel. Names such as "Minshan Factory" and other combinations of our name can be seen on copies.
Be wary of similar looking patent formulas not purchased from Mayway or our distributors. If you are unsure of the authenticity of a product, please give us a call at 1-800-2-MAYWAY (1-800-262-9929) or 510-208-3113 (Monday through Friday, 8am-5:30pm Pacific Standard Time).
Mayway has been importing and distributing traditional Chinese medicine for almost forty years. We have been committed to providing products of exceptional quality and safety from the beginning. We have long recognized that through controlling the quality of our products we are able to promote better health in the consumers of our products, in the businesses of our customers, and in our industry as a whole. Our rigorous standards allow us confidently and proudly stand by the proven safety of our products.