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.
Many companies that sell nutritional supplements do not manufacture their own products, therefore they can't guarantee their products' quality. Kirkman® is a basic manufacturer, which means that they can enforce exacting quality controls at each step of their products' production. Kirkman® complies with the Good Manufacturing Practices and are certified by National Sanitation Foundation(NSF). NSF independent organization who reviews a product's manufacturing process and determines the product complies with specification standards for safety, quality, sustainability or performance.
In 2011, Kirkman® introduced its Ultra Tested® line of products which are subject to the most rigorous purity testing protocol in the nutritional supplement industry. Ultra Tested® products are tested for environmental contaminants, which far exceeds FDA requirements for testing or any current commercial standard.
Kirkman's purity testing protocol includes testing for pesticides (insecticides, fungacides, herbacides, biocides), endocrine disruptors and other potentially harmful contaminants. Scientists have linked the use of pesticides to the possible rise of childhood neurological disorders. Pesticide testing is uncommon in the nutraceutical industry except for herbals and botanicals but the truth is that many raw ingredients used in making supplements come from the ground where the risk of exposure to pesticides is ubiquitous.