At Awaken Wellness we use only GMP certified herbs, medicinals and supplements. GMP certification means that the site and methods employed in the production of herbs have been subject to a thorough quality control investigation and is certified to be in compliance. The GMP certification process covers all aspects of manufacturing, including inspection of the buildings and grounds, the air and water purification systems, the handling and processing of raw herbs, the product manufacturing process, the operation and cleaning of equipment, the training of personnel, and quality control testing and documentation. Adherence to guidelines established in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, formal Manufacturing Instructions, Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Control Protocols ensures that every batch of the GMP certified product is safe and of the highest quality. Some of our herbal supplies have gone above the US standard of GMP certification and have manufacturing partners that adhere to international GMP certification standards for the manufacturing of medicinal grade products. This necessitates a much higher standard of oversight, manufacturing, and quality control than can be attained by similar products produced in the U.S. These standards are the guidelines upon which manufacturers base each decision, and allow us at Awaken Wellness the confidence to say that the products we use are from companies manufacturing some of the best herbal product not only in China, but also in the world today.