Finding today, a GMP certified Potassium Iodide or Iodine-based product is difficult. We are proud to say things have changed. Art Pharma®'s complete line of 21 products is composed of LUGOL'S SOLUTION (Lugol's Iodine Solutions), KI SOLUTION® (Potassium Iodide Solution), and SSKI® (Saturated Potassium Iodide Solution).
Every product is certified and manufactured under the North American (GMP) Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines. These guidelines apply to every aspect of the manufacturing process, from the cleanliness of the equipment to the composition of our solutions themselves. GMP laboratory manufacturing also follows strict rules, regarding the handling, storage, and measurement of raw materials to ensure the composition and potency levels of products.
Iodine Prilled is considered a (REM) Rare Earth Metal. This rare natural resource requires particular attention in the GMP process. From specialized handling procedures, highly technical laboratory equipment, implementation of unique manufacturing processes, Iodine resistant equipment, physical location, and highly trained personnel, to name a few. Manufacturing a GMP Iodine-based suite of Lugol's Iodine Solutions is an achievement by itself!
When manufacturing products requiring water, we exclusively use deionized or laboratory distilled water. First, an activated carbon filter reduces organic matters and chlorine in the water. A second and third step removes ions from water, and finally, the water is filtered to block microbes and viruses. A microbiology test is made every two weeks to ensure this high standard.
The current marketplace for Potassium Iodide and Iodine-based products is such that online sellers may omit critical information on their labels, because they have no way of obtaining it, or because it would expose their product's weaknesses. To protect from possible liability, some sellers are off-putting safety information or just add what looks like a legal disclaimer. Mentions such as "talisman only," "this product has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration," "not intended for human usage," “for external use only,” or "Talisman usage" is commonly found on the internet.
Art Pharma®'s policy is different; we are 100% transparent. We consider it a privilege to serve consumers, resellers, and healthcare professionals. Product labels are displayed to website visitors without collecting or exchanging your information. The information on our site is cataloged and organized for ease of comprehension of the viewer.