1) We exclusively source iodine used to manufacture our LUGOL'S IODINE SOLUTIONS from the reserves of caliche ore in northern Chile containing the only known iodine deposits in the world.
2) Pure Iodine is strictly regulated by Federal laws in most countries.
3) Pure Iodine is NOT compatible with GMP certified laboratory equipment. Substantial investments, special procedures, and custom built laboratory equipment is required.
4) Premium quality Iodine and Potassium Iodide are difficult to source in times of conflict, war, or nuclear incidents. In 2011 the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan created an overnight Iodine and Potassium Iodide shortage affecting the world. As the disaster was developing on March 11th 2011, the healthcare industry and pharmaceutical companies immediately reserved the Iodine production output for the following 6 to 9 months.
We source both these ingredients from manufacturers directly. They are imported and documented according to Governmental and North American Pharmaceutical standards. We maintain adequate inventory levels in stable and unstable conditions, making all our products available to consumers, resellers, and healthcare professionals.
We exclusively source the iodine used to manufacture our LUGOL'S IODINE SOLUTIONS from the reserves of caliche ore in northern Chile containing the only known iodine deposits in the world.
If production is maintained at current levels, this incredible ingredient will be available till 2055.
When our iodine is imported, it arrives in prilled form, making it easy-to-handle and dissolve when manufacturing begins. Prilled form iodine is small solid grey spheres in USP/ACS/EP grade. Meeting standards for quality set by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the European Pharmacopoeia (EP).
We have secured and established relationships allowing year-round access to this valuable raw material in stable and unstable market conditions.
Potassium iodide, an inorganic compound comes in the form of a white salt. Potassium Iodide is produced industrially and also occurs naturally in kelp.
Most internet sellers acquire Potassium Iodide originating from kelp or unknown and unregistered sources, due to cost and availability concerns. Potassium Iodide manufactured from kelp is well documented to be of lower quality and may contain higher toxicity levels because kelp grows in the ocean.
Art Pharma® sources Potassium Iodide from a North American partner. Potassium Iodide we use to manufacture our Natural Health Products (NHPs) is also of USP grade. Never sourced or imported from China, Japan or Russia nor from unknown or undocumented manufacturers.
This key ingredient is an integral part of the GMP manufacturing process and comes to us in the form of a pure white crystalline powder, never in low-quality crude or chunky form.