Whether you’d like to create a new natural health product (NHP), or modify an existing NHP, GFR Pharma can work with you to turn your product concept into a retail-ready product. We can help you develop a superior formula to an existing product, or fill an untapped product niche in the natural health products market.
GFR’s Approach to Formulating Successful Natural Health Products
We have experienced research and development scientists who can guide you to formulate your product in a cost-efficient manner. Drawing on the latest market research, our team of scientists works closely with the production staff to produce practical solutions to consumer needs. You’ll find that by working with the GFR Pharma team, which has access to the necessary equipment and experience in formulating similar health products, can help reduce the amount of time it takes to get your product to market.
When helping to develop a new product or modify an existing product, we consider the following factors to guarantee your complete satisfaction:
Great Tasting Supplements
For powder, liquid and chewable tablets, taste is a key component in ensuring customers will actually use the products. We are experts in creating great tasting formulations. We have access to a number of natural sweeteners and flavor enhancers to make even the bitterest ingredients palatable.
For all product forms, efficacy is a sure-fire way to encourage repeat customers. Understanding the complex level of interactions between ingredients and their absorption rates helps us guide brands to develop the best delivery system and dosage for optimal efficacy. We conduct our own tests and can use certified third-party laboratories at our client’s request to measure potency, activity or product stability. Where possible, we minimize the use of fillers and other excipients.
We can assist you in formulating supplements in a dosage format and formulation that your consumers prefer. We stay up-to-date on the latest market trends so you can avoid ingredients that customers would prefer not to buy and include the latest most-desired ingredients. We can help you cater towards consumer preferences by formulating your product to be GMO-free, vegetarian or Certified Organic, where specified.
As the natural health product marketplace becomes more regulated, it is important that your products meet regulatory requirements. GFR Pharma will provide guidance and assistance in generating the necessary paperwork but recommends working with a regulatory consultant familiar with the regulations within your target market.
Manufacturing and Stability Issues
Once the product formula is finalized, we run tests to check that the product production will run smoothly on the manufacturing equipment. We can also assist clients in developing protocols and arranging tests to confirm the stability of products over the desired period of time. We consider the availability and pricing of raw materials so that our clients can be made aware in advance of any potential sourcing or availability issues over time.
When you manufacture a supplement with GFR Pharma, you have access to the GFR Pharma team for formulation advice, technical support and industry insight. If you’re ready to formulate a new product or modify an existing product, please fill out our online Request for Quote form so we can review your requirements and begin the quotation process.
Whether you send us your own existing formula or you work with the GFR Pharma team to refine a new formula, the formulation remains confidential. We have non-disclosure agreements in place from the very beginning to protect your brand’s proprietary information.