Skip navigation

manufacturing / quality & efficacy

Designs for Health has been the health care professional's trusted source since 1989.


Designs for Health is dedicated to providing top-quality, reliable and efficacious dietary supplement products to the professional health care community. As evidence of our exceptionally high quality standards, the Designs for Health team maintains a strict quality policy and supplier qualification program. Both are designed to formally express and document the quality expectations and performance requirements of our company-owned manufacturing facilities and a closely managed group of global suppliers, while ensuring compliance with FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

The Importance of Specialization

It requires a global network of manufacturing facilities to provide the level of proficiency mandated by Designs for Health for the production of capsules, tablets, softgels, powders, liquids, bars, and specialty items such as soft-chewables and topicals. Each product form requires unique machinery, expertise, quality control measures, and raw materials handling. Producing a nutrition bar that holds together, a powder that mixes well, a softgel that doesn't leak, and a tablet that dissolves well, all require unique levels of specialization. Only by directly controlling the majority of our manufacturing requirements and contracting with the best available contract manufacturers in each product-manufacturing category, can Designs for Health meet its own high level of production standards.

Vendor Qualification Program

Over 90% of Designs for Health supplements are manufactured in company-owned plants in Arlee, Montana and Henderson, NV so that we have consistent control of our stringent quality standards. Additionally, every Designs for Health supplier must undergo a formal qualification process to evaluate procedures and activities related to the manufacture, packaging, and holding of Designs for Health dietary ingredients and finished dietary supplements. Key elements of the qualification process include:

  • Vendor evaluation
  • Documentation review
  • Evaluation of Standard Operating Procedures, i.e., manufacturing controls and processes
  • Existence of a Designs for Health-approved testing and monitoring program for raw materials and finished products

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

We fully guarantee that our products are produced utilizing the highest standards of manufacturing. Each product is evaluated and monitored for quality throughout the manufacturing process. Specifically, we guarantee that every Designs for Health nutritional supplement...

  • Contains only qualified, superior raw materials
  • Meets required specifications for quality and purity
  • Is evaluated and monitored for potential contaminants such as unspecified materials, heavy metals, pesticides, and microbiological organisms
  • Is analyzed to confirm the quantity of all dietary ingredients, thereby ensuring the consistency and accuracy of our label claims
  • Is manufactured at FDA inspected facilities with stringent internal quality control procedures and documentation systems that conform to one or more of these industry standards and/or certifications: NPA (Natural Products Association), NSF, OTC (Over the Counter Drug GMPs), TGA (Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration), and the requirements of the FDA Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

Quality and Efficacy

Designs for Health customers can rest assured that when they order from us, they are receiving a top quality, professional-grade nutritional supplement formulated and manufactured according to our “Science First” approach. The Designs for Health “Science First” philosophy is most evident in our commitment to the research and science behind product development — factors that are vital to the manufacture of a product that is superior in both quality and efficacy. Through our comprehensive approach and exceptionally high standards, we are able to ensure that our customers receive a consistently superior product every time they place an order.

Our Quality Policy

The Designs for Health Quality Policy results in practitioners' heightened confidence by proving that our dietary supplements exceed industry standards for quality. Our comprehensive evaluation criteria are designed to corroborate all aspects affecting quality and efficacy, specifically:

  • Identity
  • Purity
  • Quality
  • Strength
  • Composition

From raw material selection through manufacturing, to shipping of the finished product, Designs for Health adheres to the strictest of quality control standards. Every step of the process is thoroughly controlled and guaranteed to ensure that our customers receive consistently potent and effective nutritional supplements every time they order.