Quality

MADE IN SWITZERLAND

The enormous potential of natural Tibetan recipes can only be fully exploited if the products are manufactured according to high quality standards and are controlled.

All PADMA products are manufactured and tested in our own production in Wetzikon (Switzerland) according to internationally accepted guidelines for pharmaceutical products.

The standards of good manufacturing practice (GMP) apply to all manufacturing steps, as usual in manufacturing modern medicines.

“Made in Switzerland” is not just a label for us; it belongs to our history. Therefore, we are deliberately committed to a future in Switzerland, and we are providing our products in as many countries as possible.

NATURAL RAW MATERIALS

The PADMA products comprise dried and ground parts of plants and minerals, which are carefully mixed and filled into capsules.

The plants are used in a natural state, without means of extraction or other chemical processes. We also deliberately forego additives, such as preservatives, flavorings, flavor enhancers, or dyes.

The formulas should be natural and authentic and meet our Western quality standards.

The raw materials come from various parts of the world. When purchasing, a particular emphasis is placed on purity, quality, and sustainability. Most of our medicinal plants come from specialized cultivation projects.

This makes it easier to control the quality of the plants, and it remains constant. It also makes the confusion with other plant species impossible.

A part of the PADMA-plants come from controlled wild collection. With our suppliers, we are striving to avoid an overuse by training the collector. Wild collection or cultivation, all plant-based raw materials adhere to the strict requirements of the international pharmaceutical policy for making herbal medicines GACP (good agricultural and collection practices for starting material of herbal origin) and meet the official pharmacopoeia.

PADMA is also committed to fair trade. Where possible, we work directly with producers locally and aspire to maintain partnerships for many years.

To establish sustainable and resource-friendly plant compositions, some plants are grown specifically for the PADMA per organic guidelines in the European area.

BEST SWISS QUALITY

The production takes place according to internationally recognized GMP guidelines for pharmaceutical products. Regular official inspections guarantee quality and safety of PADMA products.

The raw materials used must meet all strict regulatory quality requirements. Careful quality controls in external and in-house laboratories ensure only high-quality plant parts are used in processing.

Up to five times before and during the manufacturing process, the plant ingredients are reviewed on their identity, and their active ingredients are tested.

The specialists of PADMA use not only modern chemical analytical methods, but also their fine noses and tongues.

The human organs of perception are represented in the so-called organoleptic test, a highly sensitive instrument and perfectly complement the technical test instruments.

Especially the taste is tested in this way, according to Tibetan tradition, also responsible for the effect of the formulation.

The purity of the used plant parts is especially important. Every raw material is carefully tested during the purchase and after each step in processing (grinding, mixing, encapsulation), regarding pesticide residue, contamination with heavy metals, and mold checks.

The regulations and statutory limits are strictly adhered to, which are controlled and audited by independent external laboratories.

The quality of the products is monitored during the entire manufacturing process. For hygiene reasons and to protect the finished capsules from environmental influences, like moisture and light, they are sealed in blister packs.

Before the finished product leaves PADMA GDP compliant (good distribution practice), it was subjected to up to 300 quality and purity tests.

OFFICIAL FINAL INSPECTION

A medicinal product may only be placed on the market if it positively has undergone an approval process. The authorities check in a complex process, whether the medicines were manufactured with GMP compliance with specifications for quality, safety, and effectiveness.

Medicinal products that have passed this test have a licensing, batch number, and expiration date on the retail box, easily visible to the consumer.

The requirements for drug approval and monitoring have sharply increased in the past few years. PADMA is an SME that meets this challenge and is committed to ensure comprehensive expert knowledge and large financial investments.

The authorities check adherence to GMP guidelines in regular inspections. Only then, they grant their permit or an extension of the manufacturing permit and allow PADMA to produce the medicines. Without such a permit, PADMA’s machines would come to a standstill.

These internationally recognized rules and measures were collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) to produce medicines and food. They consider the current state of the art and guarantee a safe product for the consumers.

PADMA, in Switzerland, produces herbal medicines and food supplements, based on Tibetan medicine, since 1969, and see itself as a bridge builder between different systems of medicine.
To preserve the knowledge of Tibetan Medicine, PADMA has made an effort, since the beginning and into future, to promote scientific research into the healing properties of Tibetan formulas.
With much passion, expertise, and interconnected thinking, we try to be the connective link between the PADMA customers, the specialized personnel, and complementary medicine.