Integra Nutrition Inc. proudly carries the Alpha Science Laboratories line of specialty products, produced by Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals, a licensed pharmaceutical company. All the products are manufactured under the same rigid Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) quality standards associated with the manufacture of modern pharmaceutical products, and now required by Health Canada for all nutraceutical manufacturers as of January 2006. Since its incorporation and licensing by Health Canada for pharmaceutical manufacturing in 1992 (long before being required by current law), Omega Alpha has concentrated its expertise on formulating and producing herbal based supplements and remedies.
Like Integra Nutrition Inc., Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. is 100% Canadian owned and operated. The President of Omega Alpha is Dr. Gordon Chang, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s Department of Physiology and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, which includes two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Clinical Chemistry at Toronto General Hospital. In addition to CEO responsibilities, Dr. Chang is also head of Research & Product Development. Practitioners and their patients can feel secure in the quality and efficacy of Alpha Science products because Omega Alpha has developed and instituted quality control standards with specific emphasis on the care and integrity of herbal and nutraceutical products. For example, all of the raw herbs supplied to Omega Alpha are in a whole and uncut form so we can verify the identity of the medicinal herb thus ensuring there are no adulterations or substitutions. Other procedures include verifying the active contents of our ingredients and going so far as to assure each active ingredient is present in its optimal isomeric form
In addition, we have a fully functional laboratory for testing the quality of the final product in-house before we submit our products for objective testing to independent laboratories. At this stage, our products undergo regular assays for heavy metals and other contaminants with complete certificates of analysis to verify the purity and content of each ingredient.