About Solgar

Solgar's Commitment to Excellence

Solgar has been providing innovative, top-quality and wide-range of supplements to consumers since 1947.

Solgar are driven by the science of nutrition and use state of the art manufacturing facilities to provide consumers with the highest quality vitamins, minerals, botanicals and food extracts available.

 

Solgar Milestones

From humble beginnings on the East Side of Manhattan, Solgar has grown into one of the industry's oldest and most respected researchers and manufacturers of nutritional supplements, available in health food stores world-wide.

For over 60 years the science of nutrition and comprehensive education programmes have been as crucial to the company as the high-quality botanicals, vitamins, minerals and food extracts in our formulas.

Our wide selection of products and our dedication to nutritional research is perhaps why we are best known as experts in nutrition.

1947

Solgar is founded and introduces the first high potency natural multivitamin with minerals.


1968

Introduced sugar, salt and starch free supplements and strive to eliminate preservatives, artificial flavours and colours from formulas.


1975

Launched Formula VM75 - the first multivitamin with amino acid chelated minerals.


1989

Launched Formula VM2000 - the first multivitamin to include amino acids.


1991

Launched Earthsource - a multivitamin with wholefood concentrates and probiotics.


1993

Vegetable Capsules, the worlds first all vegetarian capsule launched.


1995

Solgar introduces the industry's first nutritional resource on the internet - www.solgar.com


1995

Introduction of Standardised Full Potency (SFP) Herbs. The first herbal range to provide scientifically proven standardised actives with the whole herb.


1996

Launched Omnium - the first multivitamin with a substantial phytonutrient blend.


1997

Introduced KOF-K Kosher products.


1999

Introduced the first certified and guaranteed non-GMO soy to it's products across the range.


2001

Introduced Advanced Acidophilus, state of the art patented probiotics that are resilient to stomach acid and do not require refrigeration.


2002

Vegetable Capsules Softgels launched.


2003

Kangavites - the exciting new product range for kids launched.


2005

www.solgar-vitamins.co.uk launched.


2006

Launched Nutri-Nano CoQ10 3.1x softgels, the natural products industrys first highly bio-available form of co Q10.


2007

Introduced PM Phytogen Complex and Caricol Organic Papaya Puree.


2008

Launched Omega Advanced Blend 2:1:1 a unique vegan blend of nutritional oils, including DHA.


2009

Launched Methylcobalamin, the active form of vitamin B12.

 

Solgar's Global Manufacturing

Solgar's manufacturing and quality control laboratories guarantee that every batch meets our ‘Gold Standard' for purity and potency, plus Solgar's own distribution facilities ensures complete accountability at every stage of production.
 

THE SOLGAR Gold Standard™

Since 1947 Solgar has had one mission: To provide consumers with the highest quality nutritional products sold by educated retailers to help promote optimal health. Solgar's attention to detail at every stage from manufacturing to distribution has enabled us to set, maintain and raise the ‘Gold Standard' for quality and attention to detail in a constantly evolving and competitive industry.

Researched, Science-Based products. Solgar is renowned world-wide for its innovative, science-based product line, and our expert-led R & D department ensures that every product is thoroughly researched. Indeed, Solgar also supports and encourages research on both existing and potential new products by donating funding and product to existing research studies.

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing. Solgar's state of the art manufacturing facility is completely up-to-date in both design and function, complying with dietary supplement Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and meeting pharmaceutical standards for machinery, procedures, quality control and environmentalism. This actually exceeds the standards required by the supplement industry but ensures that Solgar quality is not compromised at any time during the manufacturing process. Indeed with our own quality control laboratory and distribution facilities, we can guarantee accountability throughout the entire process.

Quality Control. Solgar strives for excellence and has the highest standards for quality. We employ a rigorous system of quality control measures within our on-site laboratory (a rarity within the industry) to test products at every stage of manufacturing, from raw material to finished product. All raw material entering out manufacturing facility is subject to stringent tests to ensure they are of the highest quality and purity. Any raw materials not meeting our exacting standards are immediately rejected and returned to suppliers. No product leaves our facility without meeting our ‘Gold Standard' for excellence.

USP Water Purification System. Solgar's facility benefits from a state-of-the-art USP reverse osmosis water purification system. This $1 million filtration technology is not required by Good Manufacturing Practice but is required by Solgar as part of our overall commitment to manufacturing excellence.

HEPA Air Filtration System. As part of Solgar's commitment to purity, this air filtration system is utilised in our manufacturing facility to filter all the air that circulates, removing 99.9% of all airbourne particles. Samples of both air and water are also routinely tested in our quality control laboratory.

Cleanliness. Workers at Solgar's manufacturing facility routinely disassemble and clean every piece of machinery after each formula change. The equipment is broken down into hundreds of parts and may take up to eight hours to clean and reassemble. In fact many of our machines spend longer being cleaned than they do making products. We also use food-grade, environmentally friendly cleaners to sanitise equipment between batches.

Kosher Certified. Solgar selected KOF-K Kosher Supervision to certify our products. This international organisation follows the strictest laws of the kosher observance.

Halal Certified. Solgar chose the Halal Food Authority (HFA), a U.K.-based organization that adheres to the strictest laws of Halal, to certify our products.

Aqueous Coated Tablets. Solgar was one of the first in the Natural Products Industry to stop using shellac, a solvent-based tablet coating agent, and to introduce a natural, water-based coating instead for all of our coated-tablet products. This natural, water-based coating improves disintegration and dissolution, providing better absorption of the nutrients.

Recyclable Amber Glass Bottles. Solgar is known for our 100% recyclable, non-leaching, non-porous, and odorless glass bottles. Although these "old style" medicine bottles are more expensive, Solgar uses them because as part of their commitment to quality, they protect against heat, light, and moisture, thereby preserving nutrient potency.

Product Information. To help retailers, doctors, pharmacists, journalists and consumers understand how supplements work, Solgar provides a team of nutritional experts to answer technical questions by phone, mail or e-mail.

Exclusive Distribution. Solgar is committed to distributing our products through independent health food retailers where consumers can find the best products along with the best nutritional advice and service. This is another way of ensuring the integrity of our products.

Globally Recognized. Solgar is distributed world-wide in over 50 different countries, with affiliate offices in the U.K., Spain, South Africa, and New Zealand.

 

Solgar and the Environment

Caring for the Environment
SOLGAR VITAMIN AND HERB is a global company with global concerns, not least the impact we all have on the environment both professionally and personally. This is why we go to such great lengths to use glass bottles that we guarantee are 100% recyclable. These bottles also maintain the potency and stability of our nutrients and herbs. The packing materials we use for deliveries are recycled egg cartons and newspaper off-cuts of recycled paper that we source from local companies. Even the Solgar boxes are made from environmental grade cardboard.

CARBONNEUTRAL® deliveries
SOLGAR VITAMIN AND HERB has been committed to its CarbonNeutral® programme [in partnership with the CarbonNeutral® company] since 2000 and has planted approximately 10,000 tree saplings to counter its carbon emissions for its deliveries and company cars. In 2005 Solgar decided to expand its CarbonNeutral® initiative to include investments in carbon credit offset projects and has since invested in projects across the globe, including wind farms and solar energy schemes.

Small changes - Big differences

We all know that we can make small changes to make big differences and Solgar is no exception. With this is mind, at our manufacturing facility, we use purified water and friendly ‘green' cleaners when preparing equipment between manufacturing batches. Our facility is also equipped with noise reduction baffles and an exhaust filtration system to help minimise the environmental impact. We even have our own ‘Green' quality checking of collateral and media material, making sure our office papers and marketing materials are all produced as environmental grade/recycled papers.

 

Solgar Award Winning Formulas and Products

Solgar is a multi-award winning company across all the nutritional supplement categories. These awards stand as shining examples of why Solgar supplements are at the forefront of nutritional science.

  • 2015 Solgar Full Spectrum Curcumin: Best New Product, Natural Pharmacy Business Product Awards
  • 2013 Solgar 7: Best New VMS Product, The Natural and Organic Awards
  • 2009 2009 Best of Beauty Award: Skin, Nails & Hair Advanced MSM Formula- Better Nutrition (US)
  • 2008 Best of Supplements award in the Heart Health category: Nutri-Nano™ CoQ-10 3.1x- Better Nutrition (US)
  • Best New VMS Product: Omega Advanced Blend 2:1:1- The Natural and Organic Awards (UK)
  • Best overall VMS product: Nutri-Nano™ CoQ-10 3.1x- Health Food Business (UK)
  • 2007 Vitamin Manufacturer of the Year – 2007- Vitamin Retailer Magazine
  • 2006 Best New VMS Product: Celadrin 525 mg- Natural Products Expo Industry Awards (UK)
  • Best overall VMS product: Formula VM-75®- Health Food Business (UK)
  • 2005 Best Beauty Supplement: Skin, Nails and Hair Advanced MSM Formula - Highly commended- Health Plus Magazine (UK)
  • 2004 Best Marketing and Advertising Award- Natural Products Expo Industry Awards (UK)
  • Best Sales Representative- Natural Products Expo Industry Awards (UK)
  • Best Beauty Supplement: Skin, Nails and Hair Advanced MSM Formula - Highly commended- Health Plus Magazine (UK)
  • Best Vitamin and Mineral Range- Here's Health Magazine (UK)
  • Best in Vitamin and Mineral Category: Formula VM-2000®- British supplement Awards (UK)
  • 2003 Best Vitamin and Mineral Range- Here's Health Magazine (UK)
  • Best Super food and Oil Range- Here's Health Magazine (UK)
  • Best Herbal Range - Highly commended- Here's Health Magazine (UK)
  • Best Herbal Range - Highly commended- Here's Health Magazine (UK)
  • 2002 Best supplement: Formula VM-75®- HFB Magazine (UK)
  • Best Range of Vitamins and Minerals 2002- Here's Health Magazine
  • Best soy supplement: Soy Isoflavones- PROOF! Magazine (UK)
  • The Best Garlic Supplements: MaxGar™ Garlic- PROOF! Magazine (UK)
  • The Best Fish Oils: Fish Oil Concentrate- PROOF! Magazine (UK)
  • Best Marketing and Advertising Award- Natural Products Expo Industry Awards (UK)
  • The Best Echinacea Supplement : SFP Echinacea Herb Extract- PROOF! Magazine (UK)
  • The Best Vitamin A supplement: Dry Vitamin A 2252 UG- PROOF! Magazine (UK)
  • The Best Vitamin A supplement: Beta Carotene 15 mg- PROOF! Magazine (UK)
  • 2001 "Best Selling" Products in the United States : Glucosamine Chrondroitin Complex Tablets, Vitamin A Softgels, Super Concentrated Isoflavones Tablets with Genistein and Daidzein, Folic Acid Tablets, Tocotrienol Complex Soft- Vitamin Retailer VITY Awards 2001
  • 2000 Best Natural Health Product 2000- Health and Fitness
  • 1999 Best range of Vitamins and Minerals- Here's Health (UK)
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