We do Independent Lab Testing on all of our herbs. Many of our herbs come from China and India and that scares some people off. There is some justification for that due to shady suppliers. However, there are also very reputable suppliers in those countries. For these reasons and more we verify that our herbs are what they say they are and more. These lab tests are publicly shown on all of our product pages. Every herb goes through:
- Identity Testing so you know it is what we say it is.
- Heavy Metals Testing so you know it is clean.
- Microbiological Testing so you know it’s not contaminated with bacteria that’ll make you sick.
We go above and beyond here. As an example, we have stricter standards for heavy metals than any government agency out there. You can find out more about these on our Heavy Metals page here where each product is graded according to the latest tested batch.
We do not put anything out that fails our exacting standards. You can find these tests on each product page in the Lab Results tab.
But we don’t stop there. We’re continually rolling out more tests for:
- Constituent quantity testing so you know about “active constituents” that are responsible for some of the herbs effects.
- Non-GMO testing so you’re 100% assured there’s no genetic shenanigans being played.
- Pesticides/herbicides/fungicide testing so even it it is not certified organic, you know it’s clean of harmful toxins and endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Testing is expensive. Most supplement companies rely on a COA (certificate of analysis) from the vendor. These can, and unfortunately are, sometimes just made up fraudulently!
Third party independent lab verification is necessary in this day and age. But it is expensive. Which is why most don’t do it. We go the one step further to post our exact test results on our product pages for you to verify for yourself.
Transparency extends beyond the lab too. We make mistakes and we own up to them. We even share test results that may not be in alignment with what we’d like to see. And we own the mistakes when we make them to the very best of our ability.
This is just another lens on our commitment to quality, and why our herbs are so potent and tend to stand out from the competitors. Our customers appreciate these extra steps. Here’s what they say in their own words…
“Your presentation has that quality of integrity and transparency and so invites Trust which I accepted.” – Dan
“Information on product easy purchase trust factor from previous purchases Full transparency” – Hakim Holt
“I’m a customer for life for the obvious reasons: quality products, great customer service, and transparency.” – Antwan Reid
“Consistant transparency and quality. Take cordyceps for ear ringing. No difference yet, but with all the other health benefits, I want to continue taking anyway.” – Kathleen Andersen
“I love the transparency of this company, they test their products and share the results which is very important in this industry.” – Eric Hallinan
“Love Lost Empire Herbs! This company has literally changed my life, and awakened interests in me wich, if i have not found this company, would have most like not blossomed. Thank you so much for the free wealth of information, and most of all, amazing quality, and transparency. Much love.” – Carlos
“I really appreciate that Lost empire herbs is very transparent. They do third party testing on their herbs for heavy metals and even pesticides. Which I didn’t know there were so many.” – Nathan
“Lost Empire is transparent and informative about the products. The products are good quality without unnecessary additives.” – Joseph Locklear
“Lost Empire Herbs is a trustworthy and transparent company. Their products are high quality and I love their newsletter because there is some sincere talk.” – Kathy M.
“I do think though that Lost Empire herbs does the best job at being transparent with their independent laboratory studies testing for heavy metals and other such contaminants. I applaud them for their effort to give the customer Clarity and confidence in their choice to purchase products from Lost Empire herbs.” – Charles Hernandez
“Very real people … transparent and dedicated” – Jeffrey Gratton
“These guys have always been responsive and communicative in emails when I have questions… I gave them hell about the fulvic acid percentage listed on their shilajit for years without any evidence that there was any fulvic acid in it whatsoever…They’re accepting the accountability and making changes. Honestly not many companies in this industry that will communicate about these things and do something about it too.” – Edmund March
In alignment with this we do education to lead to informed and knowledgeable consumers about the supplement industry as a whole and our product line specifically. Here’s just a small sampling:
- Maltodextrin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Don’t Buy Supplements on Amazon
- 14 out of 22 Supplement Failures!
- California Prop 65
- Facts About Lead Exposure
- Sourcing – Where are Our Herbs Grown?
Over time, we’ll continue to be a leader in transparency and verification of that transparency. We believe in informed consent, which requires an aware and educated consumer, and that absolutely needs to apply to what you put in your body.