How Can We Guarantee Quality?

Author: Gary Swanson
Seed to Feed

Here’s Our Seed to Feed Story


At Herbalife Nutrition, every single one of our products is held to the highest standard during each step of our Seed to Feed manufacturing process. From concept to feasibility and prototype to final formula, we monitor and influence our products to guarantee quality.

How We Source Our Ingredients

From tea farms in China and aloe farms in Mexico to soybean farms in US, Herbalife Nutrition uses the finest ingredients from around the world to develop outstanding products.

Each ingredient must meet strict specifications. In fact, potential ingredient providers must go through a rigorous screening process that could take up to a year and a half. And once a reliable source is found, the ingredient goes through an in-house analysis to make sure it meets our high standards.

Where We Manufacture Our Products

Herbalife Nutrition has an initiative to bring production of its core products in-house. This approach, known as Herbalife Nutrition Innovation and Manufacturing, enhances quality control and the ability to increase the production of our signature goods, as well as some specialty products.

Currently, we have five manufacturing facilities, along with two trusted contract manufacturers. Combined, the manufacturing centres span over four continents and empower us to meet worldwide demand. Our contract manufacturers go through strict quality assurance practices to ensure product meets our rigorous standards.

Our first Herbalife Nutrition Innovation and Manufacturing facility (or HIM) was built in Suzhou, China to produce teas, shakes, tablets and capsules. In 2009, another HIM was established in Lake Forest, California.

A third HIM facility opened in Shangsha, China in 2012. There, key botanical ingredients – herbal extracts like orange pekoe tea and green tea concentrates are extracted.

At over 46,000 square meters (roughly the size of 6-and-a-half American football fields), the Winston-Salem HIM is set to become the highest output in-house manufacturing plant where core products such as Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, Instant Herbal Beverage, Personalised Protein Powder, and Herbal Aloe Concentrate will be manufactured.

The Winston-Salem HIM also includes a Quality Control Centre of Excellence Lab where physical, chemical, and microbiological testing takes place.

Even after our products are made, labelled, and packed, Herbalife Nutrition continues to monitor the environment in which said goods are stored. Temperatures are carefully monitored once the products are shipped. And each carefully selected and rigorously approved ingredient is listed on every single product.


By Gary Swanson

Sr. Vice President,
Global Quality Assurance and Control