Natural Factors is a family-owned business with manufacturing facilities in British Columbia, Canada, as well as a new U.S. headquarters in beautiful Monroe, Wash. As one of North America’s leading manufacturers of dietary supplements, Natural Factors invests in people, science and technology to deliver the highest quality products to enhance the health of people around the world. The company has spent the past half century dedicated to this endeavor in a way that also protects the planet. With a strong commitment to the environment, Natural Factors owns and operates “Factors Farms” — more than 500 acres of organic farmland in British Columbia’s Okanagan region, where organically farmed plants, vegetables and herbs are grown and then processed at the manufacturing facility. This includes the clinically researched Echinamide® Echinacea extract that is cultivated using a patented fresh-from-the-fields processing method. Natural Factors also recently acquired an additional 60 acres of organic farmland adjacent to its new Monroe facility, creating a U.S. extension of the existing Factors Farms. With the largest and most sophisticated laboratories in the natural products industry, Natural Factors is also an industry leader in quality assurance. By developing new standards, procedures and testing methodologies, each product is guaranteed to meet the most rigorous standards, with extensive quality control testing in the company’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Natural Factors’ facilities conform to all requirements of the good manufacturing practices (GMPs) set out by the Canadian government’s Natural Health Products Directorate as well as FDA’s GMP for dietary supplements. In addition, the facilities have been certified by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA), considered one of the most stringent guidelines for manufacturing dietary supplements in the world.