ORIGINAL MARKERS RETAINED
VitaPharm’s mission is to provide herbs and herbal products in its various dosage forms with standard, verifiable ingredients. Since the discovery that herbs grown in areas where they did not originate may end up with different markers and ingredients, we strive to maintain the original markers and genus of each herb through constant laboratory testing.
In 2000, VitaPharm chairman Alan Lau set up an herb standard for verifying the correct ingredients and genus of the herbs using VitaPharm’s own herboID® and HPLC to retain exact, original element markers grown in its traditional areas and in proven bio-regions.
Such precise information of herbal ingredients follows standards detailed in Shen Nong’s classic Compendium of Materia Medica, Dr. Li Shi Zhen’s Ban Cao Gang Mu and other historical and modern herb books, including the most recent Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China.
In addition to the 282 element markers listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2005 edition), VitaPharm utilizes 400 of its own element markers. This assures that VitaPharm’s 682 herbs and over 1,000 herbal remedies cannot be misidentified and will retain their traditional therapeutic essence.