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Meeting the New Requirements to Sell Dietary Supplements on Amazon

Meeting the New Requirements to Sell Dietary Supplements on Amazon


Earlier this month, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) reported that Amazon has updated its policy for vendors of dietary supplements on the Amazon platform. With Amazon’s new policy changes, it is now required that each vendor submit a “valid good manufacturing practice (GMP) certificate issued by an accredited third-party certification body” in addition to the C of A for supplements sold on Amazon. Sellers of products for sexual enhancement and weight management are further required to submit testing results from an ISO 17025 lab showing the complete absence of any illegal ingredients. The efforts to “clean up” what is sold on Amazon are obviously based on public safety but do provide new obstacles for Amazon’s supplement sellers. If you are looking to continue selling through Amazon, or plan to begin selling through Amazon, please read on to learn why Makers Nutrition is the perfect manufacturing company to keep your business succeeding safely and securely.

Purity Guaranteed

Having found evidence that some supplements sold have been “spiked” with pharmaceutical ingredients to provide additional efficacy, Amazon is taking strong steps to identify and drop such products. Adding proof of GMP auditing is a very strong first step in making sure only quality products are sold. Screening the “usual suspects” pharmaceutically enhanced supplements is another strong step toward keeping the industry honest.

Amazon has now directed attention to any listed product “that is intended for sexual enhancement or weight loss and weight managements” and added strict requirements for their acceptance by the platform. They will now require vendors of these products to submit documentation, in the form of a finished product certificate of analysis issued at least annually by an independent ISO/IEC 17025 lab, “for the compounds listed” below.

  • Compounds for sexual enhancement products are sildenafil and several of its analogues, including vardenafil, tadalafil, sulfoaildenafil, and desmethyl carbodenafil.
  • Compounds for weight loss and weight management dietary supplements include fluoxetine, sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and phenolphthalein.

As these identified compounds are not lawful, it is wise to remember that not all supplement manufacturers are created equal. Some are not built with the strong bones on which Makers Nutrition stands. From day one, Founder and CEO Jason Provenzano emphasized the importance of producing nothing but the safest, high-quality, pure products that would satisfy our clients’ supplement manufacturing needs. Your Makers Nutrition representative can, of course, instantly provide you with the GMP documents Amazon now requires. While we have complete confidence that we never include any illegal ingredients, Amazon does require third party finished product testing. If you have questions regarding this testing, your sales associate can help steer you in the right direction.

Safe and Secure with Makers Nutrition

We have already received multiple quotes from prospective clients who are worried that their current vitamin manufacturer does not maintain the standards Amazon is now requiring. Through word of mouth and our utmost transparency, we have garnered the position as the industry’s #1 choice provider of supplement manufacturing services.

Makers Nutrition is always up to date with the latest rules and regulations published by the FDA and selling platforms your brand may already be using. Unlike some of the supplement manufacturers who may be vying for your business, our facilities are FDA registered and GMP compliant. Without these credentials, we would not be doing our absolute best to help your business grow and thrive both safely and strategically.

Private Label Supplement Manufacturing

As we continue to help build vitamin and supplement brands such as yours, please visit MakersNutrition.com to learn more about our private label and white label services. An expert product specialist works one-on-one with you, figuring the smartest way to expand your supplement line quickly and profitably considering complementary options to what you already offer to customers. If you are a sports nutrition brand, for example, we have an abundance of options for adding complementary and next-step product options in addition to a world of flavoring capabilities.

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Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Makers Nutrition would like to take a quick moment to update you all that we are still in full operation and functioning at normal pace at this stressful time as the Department of Homeland Security declares supplement manufacturers an essential service (See Here).

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, we would like to inform you of the measures we have/are taking to ensure the best possible support to our customers, the health and safety of our employees, and the continuity of our business.

Support to our Customers

Meeting the needs of our customers has always been the highest of our priorities. In the uncertain future of what is to come, we are utilizing our great supplier relationships, overstocking commodities to supply our manufacturing demands, and relying on our industry experience to provide the best possible support in this unfortunate circumstance humanity faces.

Health and Safety of our Employees

The health of our employees is what keeps us at peak operating capacity. Makers Nutrition’s facility is an FDA-regulated environment. Our employees have been trained to follow the protocols outlined in our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These procedures cause us to operate in a manner that prevents the spread of any illness that can affect our manufacturing processes. As extra precautionary measures, we have implemented further procedures:

Makers Nutrition plays a major role in our network in providing major retailers (including Amazon) and customers all over the United States for their essential needs such as Nutritional Proteins, Meal Replacements, Multivitamins, Super Greens, Electrolytes, Vitamin C, as well as other supplements to assist and aid consumers’ immune systems’ ability to help eliminate pathogens and recover faster.

We understand the weight of our role and responsibility as a manufacturer. We will do everything in our power in these uncertain times. We will stay optimistic and hope to work through this together. We thank you for all your business and support. Should anything else change in our establishment, we will notify all of our customers and vendors. All of our customer sales executives are available to you 24/7 to help assist you with your needs, so please feel free to reach out as you normally would.

Thank you all

Be safe and be kind to one another

Jason Provenzano
President, CEO

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