Health food produced in the U.S.A. is not always the finest that money can buy, but one manufacturer is striving to set higher standards. With one of the most advanced production facilities in the world, this producer is creating processes that are unmatched by other health food companies to guarantee the safety and effectiveness of its herbal products.
With humble beginnings in Utah in 1982, Dr. Tei-Fu Chen, an American immigrant from Taiwan and his wife, Dr. Oi-Lin Chen from Hong Kong, created Sunrider. Today, with multinational headquarters in Los Angeles, California, Sunrider is a leading manufacturer of premium herbal health food and green personal care products. Sunrider’s new, technologically advanced U.S. manufacturing plant boasts an unrivaled one million square feet of space on some of the most expensive real estate anywhere. Touring the facility, one realizes the focus on cleanliness, safety, and effectiveness that goes into every small detail of the production process.
Sunrider’s distinctive production processes are raising the bar in the health food industry. The company self manufactures over 415 natural, plant based products that utilize ancient Chinese formulas combined with stupendous technological advances. Possessing unrivaled owner expertise, Dr. Chen is one of the world’s chief authorities on herbs and a licensed pharmacist, while his counterpart, Mrs. Oi-Lin Chen, is a Western trained Medical Doctor. Together, they command a group of scientists to blend the herbal traditions of the East with modern technology of the West in order to deliver the safest, most effective herbal health food products possible.
In the new production plant, Dr. Tei-Fu Chen has made it a priority to eradicate toxic, heavy metals, such as mercury and radiation from the raw herbs that Sunrider uses. His manufacturing processes extend far beyond what most health food companies adhere to for testing of germs and heavy metals in their raw ingredients. No other health food manufacturer in the world is taking the massive steps that this company is to make certain that their products are safe and effective. In truth, many health food companies do not even manufacture their own products, but subcontract that role to a third party.
In addition to a myriad of awards received by Sunrider for health food manufacturing, Dr. Chen was honored by Forbes Asia as one of the 25 most impressive Chinese-Americans in 2010. His generous humanitarian efforts have been praised by Unicef, The American Cancer Society, and the American Red Cross, among others. Some might say that Dr. Chen is lucky to have built a health food dynasty generating millions of dollars in revenue and enjoying such fabulous success. He prefers to say that “luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. This is why Sunrider is preparing for another 30 years as an American health food manufacturing success story.