Some dietary supplements have been found to contain germs, pesticides, and even heavy metals. Without the FDA's oversight and authority, products can be marketed with false and misleading claims without any liability. Without verified testing and approval, dietary supplements are considered safe until proven harmful.
Current dietary supplement verification solutions are costly and voluntary, meaning very few manufacturers take the extra step to apply for the verification process after their products are manufactured. These verification reports are also never shared with consumers.
Research Blocks uses a blockchain ledger system to increase the transparency and integrity of the manufacturing process. Blockchain enables encrypted and publicly stored timestamped data to be shared with consumers and all participants of the supply chain. Blockchain eliminates fraud and increases the quality of all products monitored by it.
Research Blocks provides patent pending software that utilizes blockchain for monitoring the pharmaceutical manufacturing infrastructure. Our user-friendly software allows manufacturers to easily audit and track their production process. Once produced, a “Verified by Research Blocks” certification is provided to improve credibility and gain consumer trust. Additionally, QR codes, linked to the decrypted timestamped data, are generated for commercial distribution to consumers.
|Source of test samples||Purchased in stores||Provided by manufacturer||Provided by manufacturer||Provided by manufacturer||Both|
|Re-test or spot-check frequency||Once per year||Once per year with manufacturer samples, occasionally purchased in stores||One to six times per year with samples purchased in stores||Twice per year using samples purchased in stores||Continuous monitoring on the blockchain and random checks up to six times per year with samples purchased in stores|
|Manufacturer certification fee||$3,000 to $5,000 per product||$3,000 to $5,000 per product, plus $13,000 per audit||$3,000 to $15,000 per product, plus initial audit fee of $15,000 and label fee of $0.01 per bottle||$2,000 to $8,000 per product, plus inital audit fee of $4,000 to $7,000||Included in software subscription|
|Research data released to consumers||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Open user review platform||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Free verification reports for consumers||No||No||No||No||Yes|
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