SmartyPants Testing Process

This will be on the test. Actually, everything we do is on the test.

That’s because SmartyPants tests thoroughly at every stage of the manufacturing process to bring you the best quality gummy on the market.

Best Ingredients

Our products are made in North America from the best ingredients around the world in a GMP-Compliant (Good Manufacturing Practices) facility.*

We use only FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) ingredients and use no synthetic colors or artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives in our products. Our fish oil comes from sustainable stocks of wild-caught small fish. All our products are completely non-GMO, gluten-free, and free of the top 8 major allergens.

Testing Raw Materials

Testing At All Stages

1. Pre-Blend

The pre-blend of vitamins and minerals is tested to ensure that each of the nutrients is present in the proper strength. We won’t use the pre-blend until it is verified by an independent third-party laboratory.

2. Mid-Process

During the gummy-making process, numerous tests are performed to ensure that the process is running correctly, such as pH, solids levels, temperature, color, and flavor.

3. Pre-Bottling

Each gummy blend undergoes a full panel test to assure that our gummies meet all label claims.

4. Additional Testing

Our gummies are tested for possible microbiological contamination, residual solvents, pesticides, and the presence of heavy metals recognized by the State of California's Proposition 65. California’s standards are some of the strictest standards worldwide.

5. Bottling and Labeling

During the bottling and labeling process, a variety of tests are performed to ensure that the proper number of pieces are placed in each bottle, that the bottle is properly sealed, and that the bottling line is free of any contamination.

6. Stability Testing

We conduct stability testing for each of our formulas in accordance to the International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines. This helps us understand how the product will hold up on shelf and to ensure that it supports the expiration date.

*Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are regulations written and enforced by the FDA that ensure a product is consistently produced and controlled according to rigorous quality standards. GMP covers all aspects of production from the starting materials to the premises and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff. To be GMP-Compliant, a manufacturer must consistently follow detailed, written procedures at each step in the manufacturing process – every time a product is made.

How We Make the “Good Gummy”

Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at SmartyPants, and how we’re making our gummy better.

Making Our Gummy Quality Roadmap Certificates of Compliance