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MAPI committment to quality herbs and product purity

Maharishi Ayurveda Products International (MAPI) is proud to have been the pioneer in independent testing of its imported Ayurvedic herbal food supplements. MAPI tests samples of its imported products at an A2LA accredited analytical laboratory that meets ISO 17025:1999 standards. This includes testing for presence of lead using spectrophotometry.

MAPI’s standard procedure is to test its products twice (with the exception of MA and Veda herbs, and personal care products), once in India before shipment and once they’ve arrived in the US. The tests in India include examination for purity, heavy metals (lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury), residual pesticides and biological contamination. The manufacturing facility in India has earned the following international certifications: ISO 9001, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points). Stringent testing is performed at an independent testing facility that employs state of the art methods and technology to ensure our products are pure using quality herbs.

MAPI will continue to employ the most rigorous testing procedures, and will continue to upgrade standards as necessary to maintain leadership in providing the purest Ayurvedic herbal food supplements with quality herbs to support good health and physiological balance through the time-tested herbal formulas maintained throughout thousands of years of practice.

President, Maharishi Ayurveda Products International Inc.

All Natural, Vegetarian & Tested For Heavy Metals

All our formulations are tested for heavy metals both at our facilities in India* and again in USA** (with the exception of MA and Veda herbs, and personal care products which are tested once in our Indian facility). Our formulations are all-natural—they contain no artificial colors of flavors or excipients of any kind. Natural binders collected from the wild, such as gum arabic, are the only binders used in some formulas. All capsules are vegetarian, and the coatings on tablets are vegetable glycerin. 

No animal products are used in the formulas or during processing.

Stringent testing

Every batch of finished product undergoes a battery of tests at our state-of-the-art processing facility in India*. These tests include examination for overall purity, heavy metals (lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury), residual pesticides and biological contamination.

All product (with the exception of MA and Veda herbs, and personal care products) is again subjected to a series of tests by an independent U.S. laboratory** when arrives in the United States, before it is bottled for sale.

Quality certifications

The Maharishi Ayurveda manufacturing facility in India has earned a number of international quality certifications:

ISO 9001 – ISO certification is the international standard for assessing management, testing and manufacturing for production companies. The ISO review targets twenty quality categories including design control, production, storage, inspection and testing procedures. The stringent criteria used to evaluate Maharishi Ayurveda are the same as those used to assess nuclear power plants.

GMP – The Good Manufacturing Practices certification is awarded for manufacturing and delivering consistently effective, safe and reliable products batch after batch. An independent panel of experts conducts extensive investigations to verify that the company has established manufacturing systems and practices that ensure error-free, safe and consistently high quality herbs, products before this certification is issued.

HACCP – Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points requires a close focus on achieving step-by-step process quality at all stages of production identified as critical control points. The objective is to produce and deliver health-hazard free (i.e., clinically safe) quality herbs and products.

* The in-house laboratory in India has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
** The independent laboratory used for testing in the US has been accredited by A2LA and meets ISO 17025:1999 standards.

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