In recent years, there has been a growing interest in a natural approach to health, and botanical vitamins and dietary supplements have gained popularity as a result. Today, we will explore the benefits of botanical products and how they differ from synthetic options. We'll also discuss the most popular botanical supplements and the science behind their efficacy.
What are botanicals?
Botanical vitamins and supplements are derived from plants and are made up of natural compounds that have been shown to provide a range of health benefits. Unlike synthetic vitamins, which are made in a laboratory and may not be as readily absorbed by the body, botanical products are absorbed more easily by the body and are often considered to be a more natural and sustainable option.
How much is the market worth?
The botanical supplements market was valued at $55.6 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach 116.7 billion by 2032. That means consumers are becoming more interested in natural ways to better health. This is on a global level, not just a national one. Newly released data from Future Market Insights market analysis shows that the demand for global botanical supplements is expected to grow year-on-year. 97% of European consumers perceive the term ‘botanical’ or ‘herbal’ supplements well, while 82% trust such products to help naturally maintain wellness.
According to the Nutrition Business Journal’s “Herbs and Botanicals Special Report,” 58% of consumers surveyed believed that herbs and botanicals are safer than prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs, while only 12% believed the opposite. Your health brand can educate the remaining 30% who are uncertain, thereby leading them to buy not just any botanical supplements, but YOUR botanical supplements.
Some examples of botanical ingredients that can be manufactured into supplements
One of the most popular botanical supplements is echinacea. Echinacea is a type of flower that is native to North America and has been used for centuries by indigenous people to treat a variety of ailments. Echinacea is commonly used to boost the immune system and fight off infections, and studies have shown that it can be effective in reducing the duration and severity of colds and other respiratory infections.
Another popular botanical supplement is ginseng. Ginseng is a root that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for a range of conditions, including fatigue, stress, and anxiety. Ginseng has been shown to improve mental performance, boost energy levels, and promote a healthy immune system response.
Turmeric is another popular botanical supplement that has gained popularity in recent years. It is a spice that is commonly used in Indian cuisine and has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric supplements are often used for conditions such as arthritis and digestive issues, and they may also be effective in reducing the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
One of the most well-known botanical supplements is probiotics. Probiotics are live bacteria that are found naturally in the human gut, and they are important for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Probiotic supplements are often aimed at conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and diarrhea. They may also be helpful in boosting the immune system.
That said, and while botanical supplements are generally considered safe, it is important to note that they can interact with certain medications and may not be appropriate for everyone. It is always a good idea to talk to a doctor before starting any new supplement regimen. Keep that in mind when listing a Caution statement on your label.
Posing herbal brands
When it comes to herbal health brands, there are plenty of posers out there. Many list highly exaggerated claims on their labels, pushing the limit on what is considered herbal or botanically sourced. Their supplement manufacturers may also be telling them that their raw materials are not only herbal, but organic. That would be fine if it were true. However, if they do not have documentation to prove that the material has been tested, then there is no proof, no confirmation from a credible source. When you are working with Makers Nutrition, however, our clients have the peace of mind knowing that their supplements have been thoroughly tested and claims are in fact confirmed.
Botanical vitamins and supplements are a natural way to support health and wellbeing. Whether a shopper is looking to boost their immune system, enhance their energy, or improvetheir mental performance, there is a botanical supplement that suits individual needs. By incorporating these natural products into your line, you can help people enjoy the benefits of a more natural and sustainable approach to wellness.
Makers Nutrition as your supplement manufacturer
Makers Nutrition is a leading supplement manufacturer that offers a wide range of services, including the manufacturing of botanical and herbal supplements. Makers Nutrition is committed to providing high-quality supplements that are made using only the best ingredients and the latest manufacturing techniques.
How we manufacture herbal supplements
The process of manufacturing botanical and herbal supplements at Makers Nutrition begins with the sourcing of raw materials. We work with a network of trusted suppliers to ensure that all ingredients are of the highest quality and purity. Each ingredient is tested for potency and purity before being approved for use in the manufacturing process.
Once the raw materials have been sourced and approved, they are sent to the manufacturing stage. At this point, ingredients are blended together to create the final product. Makers Nutrition uses state-of-the-art blending equipment to ensure that each batch is consistent and of the highest quality.
After the ingredients have been blended, the supplements are encapsulated or tableted. Makers Nutrition uses advanced encapsulation and tableting equipment to ensure that each supplement is uniform in size, shape, and weight. This helps to ensure that the dosage is accurate and consistent from one supplement to the next.
Once the supplements have been encapsulated or tableted, they are tested. Makers Nutrition uses advanced testing equipment and techniques to ensure that each supplement meets the highest standards for purity, potency, and quality. This includes testing for heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants. If your current manufacturing partner does not already test everything from raw materials to finished products, then they are likely an unqualified provider.
We test, we check, we check again. We follow GMP guidelines to ensure your product’s full compliance with the FDA. This is vital because there can easily be a contaminant or adulterated ingredient that is toxic to consumers. Remember, botanicals are plants, and plants can be harmful instead of helpful when the wrong extract is used. Beware when formulating and choosing a botanical supplement manufacturer.
Packaging and label design
In addition to manufacturing high-quality supplements, Makers Nutrition also offers a range of packaging and labeling services. This includes custom labeling and packaging options to help brands stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Customer service excelled
Makers Nutrition is committed to providing exceptional customer service and support throughout the manufacturing process. Our team members work closely with clients to ensure that all specifications and requirements are met, which involves guidance on ingredient selection, formulation, and regulatory compliance.
We are confident in our services for a successful botanical supplement manufacturing experience. Makers Nutrition is the partner for brands that are looking for a reliable and experienced supplement manufacturer for premium botanical and herbal products. With a commitment to quality, purity, and customer service, we welcome you to request a quote from the industry’s leading provider.
- Schofield, Lisa. “Herbs & Botanical Supplements: 2023 Snapshot.” Vitamin Retailer, May 2023, pp. 22-24.