We select herbs that are harvested at the proper stage of growth to arrive fresh and vital. Some herb parts, such as flowers, leaves and buds must be processed in a fresh form to retain their full medicinal characteristics. Other herb parts, such as roots, barks, seeds and gums, are brought in dry in order to fully impart their medicinal properties. Our quality control department carefully inspects every shipment of herbs upon arrival. In some cases thin layer chromatography is used to ensure authenticity and quality of the herbs.
Many of our herbs are ground in a hammer mill. In order to protect the active constituents of the herbs, great care is taken to control the temperature at which the herbs are exposed in the hammer mill to ensure we retain the full nutritional and medicinal properties of the herbs.
The original founders of Master Formulae worked closely with Dr. Christopher, Naturopathic doctor and Master Herbalist, 40 years ago. Since then we’ve continued to work closely with Master Herbalists to perfect each formulation and keep them current with the latest research and processes in our laboratory. Many of our products were produced as a result of requests directly from health care professionals. We are committed to continuing to innovate and offer the highest quality and up to date products to our customers.