Private label supplements manufacturer

How can I create a private label supplements manufacturer?
What is necessary to start my private label supplements?
what kind of supplements’ effectiveness are popular right now?

I think you see a lot of types of supplements such as beauty supplements, and dietary supplements and a lot of people are taking them in their daily life. Taking essential nutrients or supplements is quite important to keep your health and good skin, and also due to the pandemic, there are a lot of people who care about their health more than before and demand is growing.

In this article, I will be talking about some popular ingredients and some tips for choosing a manufacturer.
Lastly, there would be a brief price breakdown for creating supplements.
So let’s get started!

Popular ingredients for private label supplements

In this section, I discuss some popular supplement ingredient scents.
Some of them are quite well known but I will explain them in more detail.

Skincare ingredients

These days, the most popular supplement ingredients are beauty, such as skin care.
I think you hear “you are what you eat” a lot, so it is important to take supplements to make up for deficiencies. These are the most common skincare ingredients in supplements.


I think you can see a lot of vitamin skincare items in the market. At the same time, the vitamin is the most popular ingredient for supplements as well.
Vitamins play an important role in keeping good skin condition and also health and function as well.

Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K are the typical vitamin skincare.
what they do is improve your skin tone, stimulate turnover, control your skin oil, reduce lines and also wrinkles, minimize some pores, moisturize skin, reduce inflammation, etc, there are a lot of effects that vitamins can bring to your skin, so it is understandable why vitamins are popular.

We don’t hear about vitamin K but it also plays a crucial role in your body.
Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and also it helps wounds to heal.


There are a lot of mineral ingredients and zinc, selenium, calcium, potassium, selenium, and magnesium are the ingredients you want to remember. Minerals usually protect your skin from UV damage and increase the elastin in your skin.


Collagen is mainly effective for anti-aging. It reduces wrinkles on your skin by moisturizing and plumping. Also, collagen is important for creating strong bonds and muscles.

Weight loss ingredients

Other popular supplements are weight loss ingredients. There is a lot of variety in the market and it usually claims weight loss or makes it easier for you to lose weight. The main effectiveness is losing appetite, losing absorption, and increasing fat burning. Let me explain two popular ingredients for weight loss in this section.


I think most people know what caffeine is. You can find them in coffee, green tea, dark chocolate, and other a lot of beverages as well. The main effects of caffeine are burning calories and also increasing fat breakdown so that eventually it would cause weight loss in the human body.

However, it is known that there are some side effects of caffeine. Caffeine might cause you anxiety, insomnia, diarrhea, and other symptoms so whenever you take them it is important to consider the amount you take.


Glucomannan is a natural, water-soluble dietary fiber extracted from the roots of the elephant yam, also known as konjac. It has been used in some Japanese traditional food such as tofu, noodles, and konjac jelly.

Glucomannan can absorb a quite large amount of liquid and those will change into a gel, these unique properties are considered as effective for weight loss.
Glucomannan itself is low in calories, and when everything changes into the gel, it delays stomach emptying and you feel fulness for quite a long time.

Supplements type you can create

In this section, I will explain what kind of supplement type you can create when you want to start your private label. I think the common version is capsules and tablets but there are some unique types as well such as paste and gummy. I will focus on the most popular types and explain them in detail.


The most common type is a tablet and you can see it in daily life in the case of pharmaceuticals, production is said to be over 30% of all forms of supplements.
When manufacturers make tablets, they compress powders at high pressure so it requires an excipient to harden the granules, also since usually tablets are quite small, you can’t contain a lot of amount of ingredients inside so that the time you feel the effects of the tablets can be slow.


We also see some powder foam as well and those are made by crushing dried materials or extracting the raw ingredients with alcohol or water and drying them. Usually, it’s high purity and resistant to loss of components, but you have to be a little careful when you buy them because of its susceptibility to moisture. Also, they usually have unique smells and tastes so it is difficult to mix them with other things.

Hard capsule

The third one is the hard capsule and I believe you see this a lot as well.
The hard capsules are made of starch or gelatin and are filled with powder (or granules).
Since hard capsules don’t need a lot of amount of additives and there would be less load on ingredients so the main ingredients can be contained a large amount of ingredients without being altered.

Also, it is really easy to take compared to powder as I explained above.

Soft capsule

The last one is soft capsule. These capsules are covered with gelatin or other material and can be processed and filled with liquid and solid (e.g., powder) at the same time.
These soft capsules are the only supplements that can contain oil-based ingredients such as fish oil and fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, and D.

However, since soft capsules are thick compared to hard capsules, so soft capsules tend to be less pure.

Key points for choosing private label supplements manufacturer

In this section, let me share some important tips for choosing manufacturers for private label supplements. There are some of them, but I will focus on 4 tips for this time.


Supplements enter the human body, so quality is the number one priority!
Choosing manufacturers that know quality is important is the best manufacturer to choose. Using expensive materials are not the only important matter but also environmental control, and all the quality check has to be considered when they make them.


If you want to tell consumers that your supplements are safe, choosing certificated manufacturers can be a good option. Certificated manufacturers are high quality and also free from any harmful agents. They will allow you to display certification on your items and you can just start selling them, you don’t have to worry about taking certification by your selves.


Knowing what the manufacturers are mainly specialized in is a good way to start. Since there are a lot of manufacturers that can create supplements, each of them has its specialization so make sure that your manufacturers are good at the niche market that you are considering. If you choose different manufacturers, you can be failed and start to find other manufacturers all over again.


It is also important to know the manufacturer’s minimum order quantity (MOQ) when you start your business. Some manufacturers can create small quantities but there are also a lot of manufacturers that can create only from a large amount of quantity. Even though you like the manufacturer’s quality, specialization, etc, if you can’t agree on MOQ, it all goes down the drain.


Transparency is important when you want to have a good relationship with the manufacturers. If they can share the whole process and what is going on during the manufacturing, they can be trusted, and even if some problem happens they can help you. However, those manufacturers that close the whole information cannot be trusted.

Typical supplements’ price for private label supplements

In the last section, I will introduce some price detail of supplements. This can be a reference when you making supplements.

The market price for supplements

These pieces are just examples because they can be different depending on quantity, processing fee, ingredients, each amount of ingredients, forms, and packaging.
Therefore please take this as a reference.

  • Fifty Thousand = Three hundred thousand (JPY) 2,200 USD
  • 30kg = Five hundred thousand (JPY)3,610 USD

In the case of supplements, you should look at a minimum of five hundred thousand to one million yen per item.

Breakdown for the price

Knowing what is included in the quotation can help you reduce some unnecessary costs and will able to know what you should focus on.

Initila fee

Usually a lot of manufacturers give you samples for free, however, when you want to use expensive ingredients they might ask you to pay for it. Also, design fees and package manufacturing and printing costs are generally not included in the quotation so there would be another payment for that.

Bulk fee

Bulk refers to the finished product just before it is packed in containers. The price can be different depending on whether you use the manufacturers’ formulation or use your own ingredients. If you want to use your ingredients, you have to consider the cost of research and development, processing, and quality safety inspections.

If you prefer a quicker and cheaper way, using manufacturers’ ingredients or formulation is better.


When you are considering bulk, you also have to think about the containers. In the case of supplements, glass bottles, plastic bottles, and pouches could be the options. Also, prices will be different depending on whether you use printing or labels on the bottles.

Filling fee of bulk

Filling tests must be conducted to make sure that the containers you chose will fit the machines in the manufacturers.

Pachaking and shipping fee

In the last part of manufacturing, the manufacturers still need to do a lot of things such as putting labels on the items, shrink wrapping, packing boxes to send you etc, therefore you will need to consider this as well.


Today, I explain detailed information for creating your private label supplements.
It seems like you have to consider a lot of things and there are a lot of processes.
However, the manufacturer can guide you during the whole process so choosing a good manufacturer can be the first thing you need to focus on.

I am hoping that this article helps those people who are wondering how to start their private label brand.



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