Max International: Quality Matters
At Max International, we understand that quality is important to you, the consumer. You trust us to provide safe and efficacious products, and maintaining your trust in us is paramount. To that end, we adhere to manufacturing processes that meet or exceed the most stringent standards in the world. No expense is spared and every effort is made to guarantee quality, safety, and efficacy during each step of production:
- Raw Material Verification
- Product Manufacturing
- Post Production
- Meeting Worldwide Standards
As you review the step-by-step process that we use to create our world-class dietary supplements, you will understand that quality truly matters at Max International.
Step One: Raw Material Validation
Once received by our manufacturing facility, each ingredient is placed in quarantine and carefully screened in a robust lab to ensure that it meets all Max International quality specifications for purity and potency before it is released for production. Any ingredient that fails this screening is discarded. The following is a list of quality assurance tests that are a part of the Max International quality assurance validation process:
- Quality Assurance analyzes ingredients for microbial content, granular size, color match and other physical properties.
- Inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) is used to test for appropriate mineral levels. This analytical method is capable of trace multi-element analysis, often at the part-per-trillion level. Ingredients whose mineral content is either too high or too low are discarded.
- Vitamins and herbal extracts are tested with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). This technology is a form of column chromatography used to separate, identify and quantify ingredients. As with the ICP-MS test, ingredients with insufficient vitamin and herbal extract efficacy are discarded.
- Three other testing methodologies are used. Based on the ingredient, this will include gas, liquid or thin layer chromatography. These tests reveal the purity of ingredients and will detect any pesticides or insecticides. Once again, ingredients that fail this test are discarded. Accelerated and Real Time Stability are protocols that predict shelf life of ingredients, demonstrating that efficacy is guaranteed through the expiration date. Finally, toxin co-regulated pilus testing (TCP), a method of microbial testing, ensures no yeasts, pathogens or bacteria are present in the ingredient.
Step Two: Product Manufacturing
- After the raw materials pass inspection, a sample from each raw material is carefully stored in a marked quality assurance retention area for one full year beyond the product expiration date for validation purposes.
- As each raw material is released for production, the exact weights are validated in two-person teams to ensure accuracy.
- During production, Quality Control performs hourly audits of the scale and also ensures that Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs) are being followed.
- Without exception, microbial testing is performed on each finished blend.
- The Max Validation program guarantees potency and blend uniformity.
- Quality Control checks 10 capsules every 15 minutes during production to ensure target weight validation and monitors closely for any defects.
- One hundred capsules from each finished barrel are checked for target weight and any defects. Once Quality Control approves finished barrels, they await final packaging.
- Before any Max product is packaged, the equipment is thoroughly cleansed with FDA-approved materials.
Step Three: Post Production
- After packaging, every finished box is inspected for weight accuracy and seals.
- Finished samples from the first, middle and end of the production run are set aside for retention and post-production validation purposes.
- Before shipments are made to the distribution warehouse, each shipment must contain Certificates of Analysis, attesting to each shipment’s quality.
- Every production batch undergoes quality testing for stability assurance.
Step Four: Meeting Worldwide Standards
- Our manufacturing process certifications include: U.S. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA); NSF, a widely recognized independent, not-for-profit organization; and Health Canada.
- Operating procedures meet FDA manufacturing regulations for dietary supplements including CFR 111. Even though Max’s products are supplements and not drugs, we also adhere to the FDA’s CFR 210 requirements for Good Manufacturing Practice in manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding of drugs.
We take no shortcuts in our efforts to monitor and validate the manufacturing of our products. The result is clear: the highest possible quality. It’s something you can count on us to deliver, time after time.