The Chinese full spectrum herbal extracts used in Radiant Wonder products are produced in an FDA-approved, pharmaceutical grade, state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility in Taiwan with the most modern scientific processing methods. This ensures that our products are of the highest quality. These herbs are imported into the United States, and made into formulations and packaged by Howell Nutraceutical, LLC under the trade name Radiant Wonder.
We are totally committed to producing superior quality products. We are focused on obtaining the absolute best quality herbs in the world for our formulations. This commitment extends from the selection of herbs through the entire manufacturing process.
As you follow the description of the process below you will see that what you end up with is what is called a full-spectrum extract. This means you have the full nutrition of the whole plant, not just one active ingredient. The body for millions of years has been used to taking in the complex chemicals of foods. Herbs are foods, just super foods. We believe the whole plant, the full spectrum, is a superior way to ingest your formulas. Linus Pauling, who won a Nobel Prize for discovering the value of Vitamin C wrote a paper later presenting something else he had observed: the human body was able to absorb more Vitamin C from an orange than from a pill.
The proper identification of plants is an important challenge in the herbal products industry. Our suppliers meet this challenge with an Identification Protocol Form (IPF) program. The IPF includes macroscopic and microscopic examinations, as well as Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC). In-house botanists in the manufacturing facilities also help to ensure the accuracy of these inspections.
After the herbs have been positively identified, they are carefully washed and prepared in accordance with their individual protocols. The herbs are then placed in a stainless steel extractor, which implements a continuous rotary motion to thoroughly mix the batch of herbs. The concentration of the extract is specified by the volume of the herbs that are added. The temperature and time are controlled during the process with absolute precision. The extractor process includes a patented essential oil retrieval system, which allows for the preservation of volatile oils, which are reintroduced during a later phase of the production process.
Once the extraction process is complete the herbs are transferred directly into a low-temperature vacuum evaporation system. The use of low- temperature extraction helps to preserve the inherent potency of the herbs.
This process is completed in an airtight chamber, eliminating the risk of cross contamination. The flow coater sprays the concentrate onto very small particles of base material such as the powdered form of the herb itself.
Each batch of every herb is tested to ensure the safety, potency and consistency of our product. Standard in-house laboratory procedures include microscopic examination, microbiological assay and Gas Chromatography (GC), Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) and UV-Visible Spectrophotometry (UV/ICP-MS).