Solgar Vitamin and Herb

Company Description

Solgar has been innovating and producing fine-quality nutritional supplements since 1947. Our ongoing mission is to provide consumers with top-quality, innovative, science-based nutritional supplements to enhance their total health and wellbeing. We are committed to exclusively distributing our products in the natural products industry where knowledgeable retailers worldwide can guide consumers through the vast array of choices.

From the beginning, Solgar has been dedicated to maintaining the highest standard for quality—the Solgar Gold Standard™. Since Solgar products are manufactured in its own state-of-the-art facilities, the company can ensure premium quality throughout the entire process. Solgar’s manufacturing facility meets the strictest standards for machinery, procedures, quality control, and environmentalism.

Solgar has a rigorous quality control system in place to test products at every stage, from raw material to finished product. All materials coming into the facility are subject to stringent tests to ensure they are the highest quality. Any materials that don’t meet Solgar’s standards are rejected and immediately sent back to the suppliers. Solgar also does extensive testing on initial formula batches, mid-production batches, and final product. Solgar’s onsite Quality Laboratory ensures that each product leaving its door meets the firm’s Gold Standard™ for quality.

Quality has been Solgar’s guiding principle since 1947 and is deeply ingrained in every step it takes. We are committed to continually raising our Gold Standard™ for quality as science and technology evolve.

Key Markets Served

Solgar’s finished product is distributed from our own global distribution centers located in New Jersey, Georgia, California, the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand, and Spain. Solgar exclusively distributes our products to fine health food retailers in over 45 different countries throughout the world.

Major Products/Service Offerings

For over 60 years, Solgar has introduced innovative and scientifically advanced supplements. Our premium branded nutritional supplements include multivitamins, minerals, botanicals, and specialty formulas—a comprehensive variety that can be tailored to meet individual requirements for nutrition and lifestyle. The product line includes Halal, Kosher, and vegetarian (strictly non-animal sourced material) supplements in varied doses and forms. Most Solgar products are also free of gluten, dairy, and wheat. In accordance with its Gold Standard™, Solgar does not use unnecessary sugars, salts, or fillers in our products.

Solgar was one of the first in the natural products industry to integrate a natural, water-based coating for all of our coated-tablet products as an alternative to using the more common solvent-based coating agent shellac (also known as pharmaceutical glaze). This natural coating improves disintegration and dissolution, providing better absorption of nutrients.

Solgar introduced Nutri-Nano™ supplements to the natural products marketplace, allowing it to offer consumers nutrients that can be better absorbed by the body, while ensuring quality at the same time. Solgar’s Nutri-Nano™ CoQ-10 3.1x Softgels and CoQ- 10 Alpha Lipoic Acid Softgels utilize innovative technology to offer better absorption, unprecedented bioavailability, and superior efficacy.

At Solgar, every department is dedicated to supporting customers’ needs. Operating its own manufacturing facility and global distribution centers enables it to ensure fresh products and prompt delivery. The company also provides its retailers with the most current scientific information so they can best inform their customers. In addition, Solgar’s toll-free phone number (1-877- SOLGAR 4) is printed on every label so retailers and consumers can reach its team of nutritional experts with any technical questions.

What’s New?

In early 2010, Solgar introduced an elegant new look for its product labels with more consumer-friendly features. The new labels offer product benefit statements, category/structure function claims, identification of branded ingredients (where applicable), and easy-to-find “free of” information.

Solgar introduced many new products in 2010 including:

Wild Alaskan Full Spectrum™ Omega Softgels – a premium blend of 100% pure, wild Alaskan salmon oil (including sockeye salmon oil), vitamin D3, and astaxanthin.

CRAN FLORA with Probiotics Plus Ester-C® Vegetable Capsules – a comprehensive blend of highly concentrated cranberry powder, L. acidophilus, and Ester-C® that helps support urinary, intestinal, and immune health.*

Tart Cherry 1000 mg Vegetable Capsules – each vegetable capsule provides 1000 mg (1 g) of tart cherry (Prunus cerasus) derived from a premium-quality 4:1 extract.

Se-Methylselenocysteine 200 mcg Vegetable Capsules – an advanced bioactive form of selenium that helps produce selenoproteins, which support antioxidant activity.*

Additionally, Solgar recently launched new and improved Whey To Go® protein powders and introduced a new strawberry flavor. Each formula now provides 25% more protein – 20 grams of protein per serving!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Solgar Vitamin and Herb
500 Willow Tree Road
Leonia, NJ 07605
Tel.: (201) 944-2311
Fax: (201) 944-7351
Year Founded: 1947

Key Personnel:
Mike Shuck, Sales
Dana Tarello, Marketing
Dr. Richard Passwater, Research and Development
Scott Feuer, Manufacturing
Douglas Millar, Product Development

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2010