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SDC Offers a complete turnkey solution including product concepts, formulation, CGMP Manufacturing, laboratory services, package and label design, regulatory compliance support and assistance in marketing and merchandising.


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POWDER MANUFACTURING

Flexible minimums and the best flavor systems in the industry make us the leader in our space for custom formulation powders.

CAPSULE MANUFACTURING

We specialize in custom formulation for capsules in a variety of types including colored, veggie, and even imprinted capsules.

KETO PRODUCTS

From shakes to fat bombs, we have it all covered here at SDC Nutrition. Our product development department can help you launch the next big trend!

SPORTS NUTRITION

Looking to make something for athletes or to increase performance? Look no further, we can help you formulate and manufacture products immediately.

PROBIOTICS

Work with our formulation experts to get the maximum CFUs and microflora activation with either a capsule or powder product.

FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL

The newest and fastest growing category is now available for all of our customers. If you need help with formulation, we can help you create your next product.

PLANTED BASED

This is a fast growing category and we make capsules and powders for every type of product in the dietary and sports supplements space!

CUSTOM VITAMINS

Every multivitamin we make is a custom blend, so you will always know that your formula is unique and not a cookie cutter private label formulation.

CUSTOM FLAVOR SYSTEMS

Our in-house experts can reverse engineer any and every flavor you can possible think of including: cereals, candy brands, cookies, and much more!

Custom Formulations For Powder & Capsule Supplements

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We can offer our customers complete turnkey solutions, including product concepts, formulation, cGMP manufacturing, laboratory services, package and label design, regulatory compliance support and assistance in marketing and merchandising.


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The first step in getting started is simply to contact us. After careful consideration of each and every aspect of your new or existing formulation, SDC Nutrition will provide all pertinent information including pricing, packaging options, lead time and, in many cases, samples of an intended product for your approval.

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SDC NUTRITION’s ongoing commitment to superior quality in Sports Nutrition is backed up by rigorous analysis of our products in our own in-house testing laboratories.

SDC nutrition was founded by having our protein powders manufactured by others, however after multiple contract manufacturing issues regarding delivery times, identity of products and others, SDC made the decision to manufacture all powder products, such as whey proteins, pre workouts and plant based proteins; in house to ensure quality. We offer these same services and turn key manufacturing practices that we take pride in for our own products for you as well. We know how important it is to deal with business partners and manufacturers you can trust who do what they say they will do and that’s the core of what we deliver.

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Our mantra of “Embrace the Lifestyle” is a core competency that drives our ongoing commitment to superior quality in Sports Nutrition. SDC Nutrition products are backed up by rigorous analysis in our own in-house testing laboratories and nothing leaves our facility without our stamp of approval.

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Manufacture innovative formulations and exceed our customer’s expectations on quality & service every day.

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Step 1: Choose your products

With many forms of delivery systems from protein or pre workout powders to capsules… you may or may not know the specifics of what makes a top selling, top performing formula – but why bother? SDC Nutrition can assist you with your custom formulations to be sure your project is the best quality and value available.

The only thing you need to do is choose which ingredients you’d like to label with your brand. And – our formulation experts will design a perfect dietary supplement product directly to your specifications.

Step 2: Establish your brand

Whether you are a long standing supplement supplier with a well established brand or a start-up company – SDC Nutrition is designed to offer you the ultimate flexibility and artistic quality. With our dedicated, state-of-the-art graphics department – SDC Nutrition can take your design from concept to completion.

If you are looking to mass produce your labels, SDC Nutrition has established long term vendor relationships with leading print houses that can produce anywhere from one hundred thousand to well over a million labels in just a few days.

Step 3: Fulfillment

You can rest easy knowing that SDC Nutrition can fulfill your dietary supplement orders both accurately and efficiently. Utilizing multiple quality checkpoints and a trained staff of over 90 – our facility is always running top notch. Our extensive resources and time tested logistical methodologies allow us to offer complete product fulfillment. From packaging, bottling, labeling, sealing, to shipping – SDC Nutrition is your one-stop-shop for supplement fulfillment.


The Top 3 Reasons to Custom Formulate Your Line of Nutritional Supplements

#1 Build your name, build your brand
Often times introducing a new product puts a large demand on the entrepreneur to not only successfully produce a winning product but also market the product successfully. When custom formulating with SDC Nutrition, we minimize your risk by allowing you to choose from hundreds of proven ingredients SDC Nutrition also helps you establish your brand. Our art department will work hand-in-hand with you to create an eye-catching label for each dietary supplement product you choose to market.

#2 Take control
Instead of selling someone else’ product – sell yours! With SDC Nutrition building you custom formulations, we can manufacture so you can distribute your branded supplement products.

#3 Make money
Selling proven products that you do not have to manufacture yourself allows you to start selling healthy ingredient nutritional products with nearly zero start-up cost. You also have access to distributor level pricing, giving you the opportunity to mark-up your products to 200% or even 300% your cost. Combine the cost savings with the cost benefit of a low-risk start-up and you have a winning combination for success!

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If you would like to crunch the numbers with a friendly SDC Nutrition sales consultant, give us a call today 412-275-3351

Contact us to get a free quote today!

SDC Nutrition is the One-Stop-Shop, Custom Formulation Expert. Unlike most, SDC Nutrition offers you hundreds of stock ingredients – all of which you can custom formulate.



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HICT vs. HIIT: How are they different?

Exercise and diet are vital components to maintaining vibrant health. In an effort to get the best results in the shortest amount of time High-intensity interval training (HIIT) and the High-intensity circuit training (HICT) have been developed to achieve fast results in less time.

Staff Appreciation Day 2019

After an amazing Q1 and Q2 the management team put together a full-day event with our staff here on site with food catered by Mission BBQ and tons of events for everyone!

Benefits of Collagen and Its Purpose

Research has uncovered an abundance of qualifying reports that not only does collagen enhance our skin and rebuild connective tissue within our joints, but it strengthens our tendons and bones promotes fat loss and greatly aids with digestion and stomach issues.

Advantages of coffee linked to health are better than you may know

MOST people recognize coffee as an awful habit, but truthfully, coffee doesn’t always get the appreciation it deserves. Coffee can be considered a super food; it's associated to many encouraging health benefits, such as decreasing factors that may lead to cancer or cancerous types of illness, protecting our internal highway - our arteries, boosting brain health and insight, and improving athletic performance. Even though coffee was once considered a health hazard, in 2016 the World Health Organization removed coffee from its list of dangerous (carcinogenic) foods and at the same time, labeled coffee as a safeguard against liver and uterine sicknesses.

Late Night Eating – Does This Cause Weight Gain?

At what time you eat is not nearly as important as how many calories you consume or the types of foods you choose to fuel your body with. Our bodies do not store more fat at nighttime, nor at any specific part or time of the day. Our metabolisms do not decrease in the evening hours. Weight gain along with weight loss is directly affected by what we eat, how much we eat and how many calories we burn.

Is the tastiest diet snack really protein pudding?

Not all sweet treats are bad for our health and diets. Protein powder puddings are a great illustration of how to use a handful of simple but healthy materials and toss them together to create a delicious tasting dessert. Plus, these confections fir into anyone’s macronutrient plan.

Protein Sources – Which are best for you?

Consuming enough protein is a necessity to maintain a strong immune system, bone density, elastic and lubricated tendons, plus, protein is the backbone in helping you not only to build muscle, but in weight loss, and to improve aging. Basically, anyone and everyone can reap benefits from eating more protein. To assist your body in staying healthy, make sure you eat high quality proteins, this means eating foods that have all the essential amino acids your body needs to stay strong. These foods primarily come from animal-based food sources, or a handful of plant-based proteins such as pea protein.

You might be missing Creatine in your diet

Creatine is one of the most unharming, analyzed, and potent nutrition elements. It’s composed naturally in our body, can be in our food, and benefits both men and women with diverse wellbeing goals and objectives. Creatine assists with everything from defending the health of our brains, bettering exercise performance and enhancing our bone structure.

Four ways to ditch calorie counting and love your diet

It might seem hopeless, but there is an easier way for you to adhere to your meal plan and achieve your goals. Rather than sweating over your daily caloric intake or dropping carbohydrates or fats, it's best to incorporate a routine-based discourse to food consumption. When you target food quality, have minimal restrictions, and give yourself flexibility in your meal plan, you're more likely to have greater success for longer bouts of time, and that's setting yourself up to accomplish your goals.

Empower and Build Like a Woman

Gender equality and female empowerment are not only beneficial to adult women but are essential to sustainable development in our children. Opportunities to teach and invest in women not only helps build their confidence but embraces our culture to respect everyone’s talents and opinions.

Counting Macros Affect on the Supplement Industry

Macros is short for the word Macronutrients, which is the main nutrients that make the foods that we eat. There are three types of macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fats. Macronutrients are molecules that the help the body uses to create energy, so they are three sources of energy. Basically, they are the part of fuel that helps keep the body going. Macronutrients are found on the supplement fact panel on most products and are an essential part of any diet.

Intermittent Fasting and How It Affects The Supplement Industry

Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular in just the last year . The topic has been surfacing in articles, on social media, and many fitness influencers are joining in on the craze. But is this a topic that is here to stay or is it just another trend? Just like any other trend, it is important to do your research and see how this trend effects you.

The Rise of Keto Diet Products on The Market

Over the last few years, you have most likely heard of the new diet trend, "The Keto Diet". Especially if you are on social media, you have definitely been exposed to the idea of a keto diet. This is due to the fact that many fitness influencers are now promoting their lifestyle and health transition since beginning the keto diet. The keto diet trends has caused a rise in demand for Keto-Friendly supplements. With new trends always arising, the supplement industry is always evolving. Whether a consumer or manufacturer, it is important to be up-to-date and research these trends.

Meagen Harriman Announcement- AboutTime

SDC Nutrition Inc, the manufacturer and distributer of AboutTime Supplements, is proud to announce their latest brand ambassador partnership with personal trainer, nutritionist, and life coach, Meagen Harriman. The AboutTime product line features high quality nutritional supplements with no artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors. It is simply the cleanest, best-tasting protein family of nutritional products on the market today. The newest ambassador, Meagen, makes the perfect addition to the AboutTime Supplements family due to her fitness and health background, her passion for helping others, and her uplifting personality.

The Facts on Proposition 65 and Heavy Metals in Supplements

SDC Nutrition Inc, is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have on our brands or specific testing measures. If you have any questions regarding Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Please contact us at customerservice@sdcnutrition.com or call us at 412.275.3351 ext 208. We’re proud to provide many of the top-quality protein supplements on the market and strive to provide safe and quality products to all of our customers.

Are Capsules Better Than Tablets to Manufacture?

To say that capsules are better than tablets, or vice versa is really ultimately up to the consumer and which they  prefer. It is also up to you a manufacturer to decide which is best for the type of formulation you would like to put into a pill form and how much you are willing to spend on this formulation to attract your potential target market. Both capsules and tablets have significant advantages and disadvantages from a manufacturing point of view, it just all comes down to your budget and what you are willing to pay to manufacture.

What does FDA Inspected & cGMP Certified Actually Mean?

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the quality of pharmaceuticals very very carefully. One of the standards for ensuring pharmaceutical quality is the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulation. The cGMP ensures that each batch of products will meet quality standards so that consumers know they are both safe and effective. If the manufacturer does not meet these qualification, there is regulatory actions taken against the manufacturer.

California Prop 65 Decoded

California's Proposition 65 is also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act and was enacted in 1986.  It requires businesses to provide warning labels on products about exposure to chemicals that could cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. By putting warning labels on these products, it was intended to help  Californians make informed purchasing decisions to help protect themselves from these harmful chemicals that may be found in traces of ingredients in products.

Rise of Probiotics in Nutraceuticals

It seems like everyone lately is talking about probiotics, and that companies globally are trying to introduce them into any product they can.  Probiotics, also known as the body’s “good bacteria”, are living microorganisms that have multiple health benefits specifically with gut and digestive health.  Probiotics are bacteria that line the body’s digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infections. Probiotics help the body function properly. They have been proven effective in supporting immune function and health as well as playing a role in healthy digestion. Other benefits of probiotics include: improving the immune system, improving digestion, increased energy from the production of vitamin B12, healthier skin, and even healing leaky gut syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.

Big National Sports Nutrition Expos

Attending a National Sports Nutrition Expo as a manufacturer can help bring brand exposure to your products and services. Especially if your product or service caters to the health or fitness industry, setting up at a sports nutrition expo can help promote your brand to the appropriate demographics

The Importance of CFR 101

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 21 Part 101 is the part of the Food and Drug Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services. This subchapter is a part of “Food for Human Consumption” and focuses specifically on Food Labeling Regulations.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for assuring that foods sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labeled. This applies to foods produced domestically, as well as foods from foreign countries. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act are the Federal laws governing food products under FDA jurisdiction.  21 CFR 101 is responsible for all aspects of food labeling.

Hydrolyzed Protein Formulas Versus Whey Protein Concentrate

If you are looking to start your own supplement line or are currently in the process, you are probably considering adding a whey protein to the supplement line. Where does one begin when selecting a protein to sell? First, you have to decide on what type of protein you wish to produce.There are multiple types of protein from plant-based to whey protein. When looking at whey proteins there is the question of what type of protein. In this article, we identified two types of whey protein, the advantages, and the disadvantages for both. This should help you decide which whey protein is best for your supplement line.

SDC Nutrition Announces New Website Launch

SDC Nutrition Inc, an FDA inspected sports nutrition manufacturing and packaging facility, announces the launch of their new redesigned website. The newly designed website features a clean and more attractive design, improved functionality, and enhanced rich content focused on the company’s mission...

GAIAM Seed 2 Formula & GAIAM Protein Announcement

Announcing an exciting new multi-year collaboration between GAIAM and leading nutraceutical manufacturer SDC Nutrition with Seed 2 Formula & Organic Protein.

Sean Marszalek wins Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Though a golf scholarship allowed Sean Marszalek to get a full ride to college, his arrest and conviction pulled him out of school into a five-year stint in federal prison. While difficult, it provided the wake-up call he needed.Marszalek dedicated time to researching kinesiology, fitness and nutritional science. His tarnished record made it difficult to find employment, so he began his own fitness practice.

Co-Founder of SDC Named Vice President of Marketing

SDC Nutrition, Inc., the number one dry protein manufacture in western Pennsylvania, is honored to announce Devenee Schumacher as the new Vice President of Marketing. Devenee is the co-founder of SDC Nutrition and recently served as the director of natural brand management. Devenee commented, “It’s exciting to get promoted in any job that provides growth and understanding of the company brands. It allows one to gain knowledge of competitors on the market, and accept all of the challenges it takes to not only build a business, but see your goals come to life...” Devenee’s culinary background has allowed her to experience all aspects of the food and restaurant industry, which led to the start of her own brand and business with her partner and current CEO Sean Marszalek.

What type of protein do you need?

At SDC Nutrition we pride ourselves on our quality and service.  Focusing on those key criteria and our constant commitment to great customer care has spawned our flavoring, R&D, and product development expertise which we feature to help walk you through the process of launching and marketing your protein products as seamlessly as possible.  We feature a variety of protein products ranging from classic whey protein isolates to time release blends featuring whey protein concentrate and micellar casein to vegan and plant based proteins like brown rice, pea, hemp and more.  As always we offer our services to help create, update, and improve formulas and see that formulation materialize into a great tasting quality product to sell to your customers.

Supplement Product Testing

Once products are packaged and labeled, our quality team performs additional testing before releasing product for commerce. Only the quality team has the ability to release product as part of our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). The quality has expressed written authority to reject or hold any product that does not meet testing or other requirements.

Findlay’s SDC Nutrition finds strength in global supplement market

When gym owner and personal trainer Sean Marszalek couldn't find a healthier protein bar, he decided to team up with a client and devised one.The bars they made in 2008 led to the formation of SDC Nutrition, a Findlay-based nutritional products and supplement company that is enjoying growing success riding the wave of demand for all-natural nutritional supplements among health-conscious Americans.“We saw an opening in the market for cleaner, all-natural products,” said Marszalek, whose business partner Devenee Schumacher happened to have a degree in culinary arts. “We could see that the market was going to trend to those products.”

Bringing Quality Back to the Supplement Industry

"Our quality control standards and team are superior in this industry. We strive to put the cleanest and highest quality products on the market."

In The Lead: Findlay firm SDC Nutrition goes global with nutrition supplements

Devenee Schumacher and her personal trainer Sean Marszalek just wanted a healthy snack.So Mrs. Schumacher, a culinary arts graduate, started experimenting in her South Park kitchen in August 2008 and ended up putting together a protein oatmeal bar that seemed to hit a sweet spot of good ingredients matched with good taste.After a few more baking sessions, she started offering them to Mr. Marszalek’s other clients at his Strip District gym for $3 apiece. Within a couple of weeks, Mrs. Schumacher was making those bars by the dozens.

Here’s five tips from some of Pittsburgh’s fastest-growing companies

On Thursday, representatives from some of Pittsburgh's fastest-growing companies shared what has made them successful, as well as the challenges they've faced along the way.Panelists included Brendan Kelley, director of professional services for Bridges Home Health & Hospice; Dan Kohler, chief operating officer at SDC Nutrition Inc.; Robert Necciai, president, CSD Engineers; and Scott Baker, president of 5 Generation Bakers. All four companies were winners at the 2014 Pittsburgh 100 awards, which honors the fastest-growing private companies in the region.

Yes, Team Members Are the Best Advocates

Absolutely. For our company, social media is an essential part of our marketing campaign, which has a direct impact on our overall sales. I am confident that our team members believe in our product and the impact we are making on health and fitness in lives around the world. Therefore I encourage them to utilize social media to highlight our brands and products. – Sean Marszalek, SDC Nutrition, Inc.


Brands

SDC Nutrition is also an industry leading brand house with national retail partnerships, innovative formulas, trademarks, and exclusive license partnerships.

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Gaiam announces Seed 2 Formula and GAIAM Protein launch!

WE’RE JUST LIKE YOU

We want to do more—help more, live more, be more active. But the idea that we have to be perfect at everything we do sometimes holds us back. So we at Gaiam try to embrace every part of our perfectly imperfect selves—especially when it comes to yoga. That’s why we make yoga, fitness and wellness products for you, just as you are—from the beginner in you to the expert in you. The real you.

OUR NAME

Gaiam (pronounced “GUY-um”), is a fusion of “Gaia”—the name of the Ancient Greek Mother Earth goddess—and “I am.” It means, roughly, “I am the Earth” and is meant to encapsulate a sense of the beautiful interconnectivity of all things. At Gaiam, we believe that by nurturing, protecting and respecting the Earth and everyone and everything that exists here, we enrich our own lives and those of future generations.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to use our standing as a leading lifestyle brand to make yoga, fitness and wellness accessible to all.

OUR FOOTPRINT

Gaiam brands include Gaiam for yoga and fitness; Gaiam Restore, focused on wellness; SPRI, focused on fitness. We have a distribution network that consists of about 38,000 retail doors, 18,000 stores within stores, 5,000 category management locations and e-commerce.

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Health-conscious consumers all around the world are united in their demand for the highest quality whey protein isolate products! We looked around the industry and we kept finding products full of artificial ingredients, that use artificial sweeteners, with inferior protein concentrates, and with too few options for people with certain dietary restrictions… that’s when we decided, it’s ABOUT TIME. Through perseverance, refinement, and a fanatical belief in providing superior protein supplements for a healthy lifestyle, we built a passionate and growing customer base across the world.

What makes About Time stand out from the rest?

Highest Quality Whey Protein Products

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