Sustainability Report 2019 - Report - Page 13
IN MODERN TIMES
From Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, to Western Eclectic practices, herbalism
continues to play an important role in healing modalities across the globe.
“For Gaia Herbs, we were one of the few and first brands committed to producing efficacious
herbal products based on those traditional principles,” said Stacey Gillespie, Brand Director.
“Maintaining those traditional herbal principles is at the ethos of who we are.”
To maintain the knowledge of traditional herbalism, we have created online and in-field
herbal education programs for retail partners and healthcare practitioners to continue to
share this collective knowledge that has been revered within global cultures for centuries.
We humbly acknowledge our role in respecting these traditions and upholding the integrity
of traditional herbalism.
Our on-site laboratory sits at the edge of our farm and acts as a bridge between the
learnings of the past and the scientific methods of today. This close proximity allows for
rigorous testing to be done throughout each stage of a plant’s life cycle.
“We test each herbal ingredient before an entire batch is
brought in, after the batch is brought in, and throughout the
product’s entire life cycle.”
- DR. JEREMY STEWART, Vice President of Scientific Affairs, PhD in Pharmacognosy.
“We go above and beyond Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations with our on-site
testing to maintain product integrity,” Stewart said. “This ensures that consumers are receiving
a truly efficacious final product that has been validated for its purity, integrity, and potency.”
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Behind every formulation that we create, there is a deep respect for traditional herbalism.