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Bazaar of India:

Sources its raw materials from around the world to enable the collection of quality products
from each harvest season. Quality checks start at the selection process and

continue throughout the various stages of manufacturing. Testing includes the following:


- Organoleptic ID testing
- Microscopy
- Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)

Heavy Metal Testing random testing by independent labs.
Microbiological testing
Foreign Materials Testing

Ayushakti Herbs: Produced in India and distributed

both in India and the U.S.

A sample of each batch of herbs is sent to a European laboratory for testing to international

standards. Herbs are released for export only when the heavy metals content is

within regulatory limits prescribed by international authorities.

LOAJ wishes to thank Lorraine Zack of Colorado for her assistance in obtaining

information from various sources for this report.

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