HSN Quality Warranty

HSN = Highest quality standard

As we are going to explain now, we want to emphasize that there are many individual factors that ensure the quality of our products. In HSN, we only accept the highest quality standards since we want you to feel safe about what you are consuming.

1. Quality and effectiveness of the product

Safety and quality play a decisive role when it comes to choosing nutritional supplements. We can guarantee the highest quality standard because the ingredients from our HSN and Vitaminalia lines have been carefully tested in terms of purity and quality. We are constantly working in new products for our brands, which is the reason why the HSN range grows every day. Each time, it is harder to distinguish high quality products from those that are of a lower quality or which are not even useful at all. That is why we continue to do research and work hard in HSN so that we can only offer the best products.

Productos Marca HSN

The media usually tend to inform unilaterally and negatively about dietary and nutritional supplements. This can lead to the false belief that all those who produce and sell dietary products and nutritional supplements do not value things like quality, safety and purity. This is why our HSN expert team works constantly to teach and explain what truly matters when it comes to choosing the appropriate supplements with the best quality. This is why our main purpose is to ALWAYS offer quality supplementation.

2. The best raw ingredients

One of our most important premises is to always use raw ingredients (ingredients) of the highest quality. To achieve this, we perform an exhaustive control of the sellers and we even audit them to check their "Good Practices".

All the ingredients that are used in our products are carefully selected and always analyzed to ensure their quality using the latest technology. We always request a double control performed by an external laboratory. All our ingredients come with an analysis certification, which reflects the content of their active ingredients, their exact composition, the purity of the raw ingredient, the absence of contaminants and their sterility.

All and every single one of the raw ingredients that we use come from the best producers of the world. Each one of them brings a different specialty: protein concentrates from Europe, New Zeland, creatine from Germany, amino acids and glutamine from Japan and Korea, CLA from the Netherlands, carnitine and vitamins from Switzerland, omega 3 fatty acids from Norway and krill oil from the Antartic, herbal extracts from every corner of the world... This is the only way of ensuring the high quality of the products. We would like to emphasize once again that every ingredient that is used in our products is previously analyzed in order to make sure that everything is 100% correct, so that it ends up meeting all the quality standards.

Omega 3 fish oil is renowned as it is healthy. In this case, the EPA and DHA fatty acids are the key ingredients. Therefore, it goes without saying that it is necessary to write their exact quantity in the product label. Otherwise, it will mean that it is a non-normalized fish oil with very low EPA and DHA levels, which could be the case of a product that does not provide any benefit for our health.

Apart from what we have said about Omega 3, it is also very important to remove the contaminants properly, since fish tends to accumulate heavy metals, pesticides, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in their fat. This is the only way of offering a pure and healthy product. The correct elimination of these substances requires quite a long time, but it is crucial for the product to be healthy and contaminant-free. The use of high quality raw ingredients makes the difference between a "valuable" product and another one with an lower quality that barely has any benefits.

Herbal products tend to cause a lot of confusion and most people don't know how to distinguish a good product from an average or bad one (without any beneficial property for the organism). For example, the Ashwagandha powder has nothing to do with its extract... The former is nothing more than dry ashwagandha in powder while the latter is involved in an extraction process that results in a much more concentrated product. At the same time, there are several types and qualities within the "extract" group, it is not the same to use an 8:1 Ashwagandha extract than a 8:1 Ashwagandha extract Standardized for 8% Withanolides. In this case, the "withanolides" are the nutrient/substance that is responsible for the effectiveness of the product. When a product does not specify if it is an extract or not, then, they are not selling the plant or the part of the plant that is dry and in powder. When it is an extract but it does not specify the standardization, it is a NON standardized/normalized extract that normally lacks functional effectiveness. It is important to know this when it comes to purchasing nutritional supplements.

3. Effective formula

Nutritional and dietary supplements can only provide all their benefits if their ingredients are present in effective and adequate amounts, but especially in combinations that create a synergy between their components.

This synergy improves and enhances the effects of the product. This is why we carefully develop the formula and dose of our products, following the latest scientific research and the discoveries of nutritional science and medicine.

This is how we manage to offer innovative products that perform a precise action and specific objectives. For example, compare our "Evovits" multivitamin and mineral complex with other products available in the market. You will be able to see how our product provides a wider range of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, apart from being enriched with valuable antioxidants and vegetable bioactive compounds.

4. Controlled and certified manufacturing

There are highly qualified nutritionists, pharmaceutics, chemists, graduates in sciences of physical activity and sport and food technologists working to develop and produce our HSN and Vitaminalia product lines. The manufacturing of all our products is subject to the quality guidelines that are listed now. The analyses and regular controls guarantee the highest quality and purity of the raw ingredients and final products.

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The products that we offer are mostly produced in our factory, which was opened on January 2018, tested and certified according to the highest European quality standards and to the most strict hygiene guidelines. This is done in order to ensure an absolute purity and sterility, all the machines are carefully cleaned before each production cycle. There are several regular quality and weight controls that are performed during the production and they are registered with precision. Said controls are also performed on the finished product before its "release".

In the case of liquid products, creams or products that are not dry, we visit factories that follow the same quality standards that we follow and which are going to be developed now. We make sure by auditing said suppliers, our team visits their factories and make sure that everything is done to guarantee a high quality product. In this way, our customers can be certain that they are getting what they need.

Our factory works following these guidelines and quality norms:


GMP: Good Manufacturing Practices

It controls all the working processes from the supplier validation and to the raw ingredients, the control of all the intermediary processes and critical points, as well as the exhaustive review of the finished product. All of this is done to prevent mistakes, contamination and to guarantee the hygiene during the production. Each step of the process is documented with precision.

GMP

GWP: Good Weighing Practices

All our weighing systems are certified by independent entities, which guarantees that each ingredient comes in its correct amount for each product. At the same time, we perform statistical quality controls that are carried out during the process and which automatically register data in our manufacturing system. This connects each data to a specific batch of products that has been analyzed, so that we can make sure that everything is being done correctly. Everything is registered and stored with plenty of details.


HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)

The manufacturing process is exhaustively performed by highly capable experts that work according to the hygiene norms and the HACCP concept that is renowned worldwide. The production rooms are ALL white rooms that are also called Clean Rooms, where we manufacture nutritional supplements under very strict manufacturing, quality, standards and pharmaceutical grade demands. This control process goes from the reception of the raw ingredient until the final product is delivered, and it is resgistered with a lot of detail, which guarantees the highest safety and quality of the product. Meeting this quality standards means that you will only get 100% first category products.

HACCP

FSSC22000

We are working to meet the requirements for this certification, which is why we are already producing under its guidelines in order to get it as soon as possible.

  1. It has been developed by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification (located in the Netherlands) and it combines the ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Standard with the PAS 220 Specification (or ISO/TS 22002-1, reviewed in 2016 and still applicable), along with other requisites.
  2. The combination of said programs in the FSSC 22000 resulted in the creation of a fully renowned standard by the GFSI, like BRC and IFS, and which is a referent in terms of food safety worldwide.
  3. Moreover, it has the support of the European Association of Foods and Drinks (EAFD) and the Edible Goods Manufacturing Association from America (EGMAA).
  4. The FSSC 22000 standard can be applied to a wide range of food manufacturing organizations, regardless of their size or the complexity of their food manufacturing processes. These organizations are public and private enterprises, those who produce either animal or vegetable perishable goods, products with a long preservation period, food ingredients or additives.
  5. The FSSC 22000 scheme uses international and independent ISO standards, that is, it does not belong to a specific organization nor to the interested parties like other schemes accepted by the GFSI. The standards are developed and maintained by experts in food safety around the world that work together in a ISO committee. The experts are chosen by members of the ISO, national normalization organizations, and all the members of the food chain supply like retailers, manufacturers, food authorities, etc.
FSSC22000

IFS or International Food Standard

Like in the case of the FSSC22000, we are working to obtain this certification within 6 months (when they will come to audit us), they auditors will need like a "history" since the factory is completely new, so that they can make sure that everything is being carried out according to the guidelines required for this quality standard.

IFS is a quality norm recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to audit enterprises that manufacture or pack food products. You can find more information here.

IFS

ISO8 particles classification

This certification ensures that we remove and filter the air of our entire factory at least 15 times per hour, so that we work in a controlled and clean environment all the time. With this certification, the particle traffic and the pressure of the rooms are appropriate in order to avoid cross contamination.


Controlled Humidity all the time

We only work with dry products in our factory, which is why keeping the humidity under control is a determining factor during the entire manufacturing process. This is done in order to make sure that the product will last its entire shelf life in perfect conditions, ensuring that its composition and activity are not damaged. This is crucial for products that contain hygroscopic ingredients, because if they are not packaged in optimal humidity conditions they will deteriorate before reaching their expiration date. For example, we will mention the pre-workout supplements that mostly contain betaine hcl, citrulline malate, acetyl l-carnitine... since sometimes they become a block of stone even if they have not been opened a few months after being packed, because they have not been manufactured in optimal conditions. However, we ensure that this will not happen with our products!


Strict and exhaustive control of what has been described in point 4

We have a computer system that stores all the information that has been described automatically. If there is a problem with any of our batches, we can consult it and review all the information about it: from the traceability of each and every one of its ingredients to the conditions regarding the pressure, humidity, temperature, etc. when it was manufactured.


5. Optimal dose format

For most nutritional supplements, which must be dosed with precision, the capsule is, in our view, the optimal way to take them. In this way, we can also avoid the usual unpleasant taste of taking the ingredients individually. In most cases, the capsules (except for specific decisions) dissolve completely and quickly in the stomach (within a few minutes). This ensures an optimal absorption of the nutrients. In most of our capsule products we use the best vegetable capsules that are currently available called "Vcaps +" which are mostly transparent in order to achieve our transparency goal and also to avoid unwanted additives that most colored capsules have, which are completely absent in the transparent ones. In those products in which we do not use vegetable capsules we use capsules manufactured with guaranteed Bovine Gelatin without BSE.

You can also find products in tablets in our product lines, these usually have more detractors because the amount of additives that are used in them is higher. However, at HSN we work to make these additives as natural as possible and we use starches from different sources such as corn and tapioca as binding agents.

Finally we also have to mention that we have a wide range of powder products packed either in sticks, small sachets of up to 50g, cans or doypacks. We have several types of powder products available:

  • Very specific formulas which have been carefully developed by our team of expert nutritionists together with prestigious trainers, focused on improving the sport performance and recovery.
  • Specific formulas designed to take care of your health. They are carefully developed by our biochemists, food technologists, nutritionists, chemists, etc.
  • Products made with isolated Premium ingredients such as our HSNraw line, where you will find a lot of ingredients that you can purchase independently in order to make your own combinations. This option is normally used by expert users who are looking for very specific combinations and functionalities.

6. Transparency and Clarity above all, showing the complete list of ingredients and active substances

We like to make things simple in HSN by giving the utmost importance to sincerity and transparency in everything we do. As an example: We detail the % of protein contained in each of the protein sources of a product in the protein category. An example would be comparing our Evoexcel 2.0 with the rest of proteins in the market. This is not common practice in our sector, since most brands do not list the exact quantity for each source of protein they have mixed. We think that everyone should know exactly what they are buying and consequently taking.

In the product page from our website, you can find all the information about them, including their nutritional table with the values it provides per 100g (MIND YOU! 100gr of product, the vast majority gives this information per 100gr of protein which makes it necessary to take a calculator to know the actual amounts contained in 100gr of the product/powder that is being purchased) and the recommended daily dose. This information is real, since we analyze each one of them to make sure that you are buying what we detail in each product.

We also show the ingredients and active ingredients used in all our products on their labels in detail. This is how we make sure that there are no hidden ingredients that you may be allergic to or that you reject for personal reasons, like in the case of vegans and vegetarians. In this way, you will be fully informed to decide for yourself which of our products best suit your needs and demands. All the additives that may be present in our products are regarded as safe by the competent authorities and we always try to find the best choices for the health of our customers and to avoid those that may be more questionable.

7. Safe and without side effects

All our products are nutritional supplements and dietary products, NOT medicines. Thanks to their natural or almost natural compositions, our products will not cause harmful side effects in healthy people/general population as long as they are consumed in the recommended amounts. But if you have a disease and you are taking medication regularly, it is always advisable to consult a specialist to avoid interactions between supplements and medications.

HSN® brands supplements: the foundational support of the best quality

Do you need a good starting point? Our HSN® supplements can help you build a solid nutritional foundation with simple and clear formulas. The icons on each product label highlight the most important features, so you can easily identify what you and your body need. In addition, the manufacturing of HSN supplements, as we have mentioned before, follow the most demanding quality standards, ensuring that they reach the highest standards of POWER, PURITY, efficacy and safety. There is a lot of work and care behind each formula... and it is clearly reflected in both the web description and the labeling. To feel confident about what you are taking, choose from the wide range of HSN supplements, which are also constantly growing as we add new products every month.

If you want to know more about our work philosophy, you can visit the following link: Learn More About Us

Our product lines

HSNsports

HSNsports

Sport supplements that include proteins, amino acids, BCAA's... formulated with the best raw ingredients in the market and created by sport nutrition specialists.

HSNraw

HSNraw

Manufacturing of "simple" nutritional supplements made with just a single raw ingredient, so that you can make thousands of combinations depending on your personal goals.

HSNessentials

HSNessentials

Line of products that gathers nutritional supplements focused on parapharmacy, well-being, and a healthy lifestyle.

HSNfoods

HSNfoods

Healthy nutrition, fitness snacks, and nut butters with high nutritional values. Discover our healthy food range.

HSNpink

HSNpink

Product line that is completely designed for women and their main needs. Raw ingredients that have been carefully selected to offer quality products for fitness women.

HSNbio

HSNbio

Organic, biological, and ecological products to take care of ourselves in the most natural way, always respecting the cultivation method of the raw ingredients and the environment.

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