Our Company

Our Mission & Values

At Trace Minerals, we envision a world where people are empowered and in charge of their own health; a time when all consumers are committed to living a healthier lifestyle; a day when ionic trace minerals are a part of every consumer’s daily supplement intake. Since 1972, Trace Minerals' branded products have been recognized around the world as the pioneer of ionic trace mineral products that have supported consumers in living healthy lives.
Uncompromised quality that our customers can depend on.
Unmatched service that keeps our customers smiling.
Continued revenue growth through innovation and product development.
Educational pursuits resulting in a more-informed consumer.
Leadership within our industry.
Loyalty and fairness to our trusted employees and business partners.

Managing Partners

Matt Kilts
Managing Partner / Co-Owner
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Scott Perkes
Managing Partner / Co-Owner
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Advisory Board

DR. CHRIS D. MELETIS, N. D.
Director of Science and Research
for Trace Minerals Research
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DR. ALEXANDER SCHAUSS,
PH.D., FACN
Member of Research Advisory Board
for Trace Minerals Research
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DAVID S. BUTTS
Certified Chemical Engineer
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Team Members

Ryan Fisher
VP of Operations/General Manager
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Dave Chambers
VP of Domestic Sales
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Steve Reeves
VP of International Sales
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Kelly Jones
Director of Quality/Purchasing
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Brady Fisher
Production Manager
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Darren Durbano
Operations Manager
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Scott Boyson
Marketing Manager
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Justin Bingham
Product Development Manager
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James Crawford
Bulk Sales Manager
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Josh Hutchens
Online Sales Manager
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Austin Perkes
Brand Manager
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Darrin Starkey
Manager of Education and Training
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Madyson Dodge
Office Manager
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Billy LaRose
Senior Regional Sales Manager
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Trent Hill
Regional Sales Manager
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Austin Seabolt
Assistant Regional Manager
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Logan Perkes
Sales Representative
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Braxton Kay
Sales Representative
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Tanner Scheffler
Sales Representative
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Gabe Tuckett
Sales Representative
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Colton Cypers
Sales Representative
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Jesse Baird
Sales Representative
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Our Certifications

Quality has always been a top priority at Trace Minerals. Throughout the years, Trace Minerals has been vigilant in improving our manufacturing processes. We believe that the best processes help make the best and healthiest products. That’s the main reason why we strictly control the quality of our products and why we have achieved numerous certifications for you to be sure you’re getting only the best.

GMP Certified
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In 2004, TMR became Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certified by the Natural Products Association™ (NPA) and was one of the first 50 companies to achieve such a certification. See our GMP Certificate here.
The NPA was the first organization to offer a third-party GMP certification program specific to the manufacturing of dietary supplements and dietary ingredients. These GMP standards represented the industry's best practices and served as the basis of the NPA GMP Certification Program as well as establishing a higher level of control than was currently required by the FDA.
In June 2007, the FDA published the final GMP regulation specific to dietary supplements (21 CFR 111). In order to keep the NPA GMP Certification program relevant and reflect the highest level of industry good manufacturing practices, the NPA GMP Standard was revised to include all of the FDA GMP requirements of 21 CFR 111 and certain requirements from the 2000 version of the NPA GMP standard that exceed requirements of the FDA GMPs, or reflect best industry practices that are necessary for the evaluation of compliance to the NPA GMP standard.
Since June 2007, we have diligently worked to become compliant with all requirements from the FDA's final GMP regulation. In October 2010, after endless hours of preparation, Trace Minerals Research received its updated GMP certification under the FDA’s final dietary supplement regulations (21 CFR 111).
GMP certification shows our customers, retailers and international buyers that we are committed to producing safe products of the highest quality. We are constantly looking for new technologies and research that help us improve our manufacturing processes and our products are tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure quality and safety.

GRAS
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ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops has been affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in food and beverages. According to FDA regulations, the process involved an intensive review by an independent panel of experts, qualified by training and experience to evaluate the safety of food ingredients. GRAS status allows for food and beverage manufacturers to add ConcenTrace® to their products to help fortify, improve flavor, and upgrade label nutritional claims with confidence in its safety as an ingredient.
To affirm ConcenTrace’s GRAS status, TMR sought out an expert panel from AIBMR Life Sciences Inc. (Puyallup, WA) because of its experience, knowledge and expertise with GRAS self-affirmations. The expert panel included physicians and two PhD toxicologists with 83 years combined experience in toxicology, who also worked as division heads for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
When an ingredient or substance is determined to be GRAS, it requires sensible confidence in the minds of scientists that it is not harmful when used as it is intended. The process of achieving the GRAS determination requires a comprehensive review and a consensus of safety by a panel of experts who are qualified by training and expertise to evaluate the safety of the ingredient. Classifying an ingredient as GRAS is a program by the FDA and is regulated under sections 201 and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), with additional regulations in 21 CFR 170.3 and 21 CFR 170.30.

BPA Free
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a phthalate chemical, and a building block for polycarbonate, a rigid, clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles, and other applications. Researchers have linked the hormone-mimicking chemical to a host of issues, including behavioral and developmental effects in children.TMR cares about your health and has never used bottles containing BPA. We only use bottles that are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate, recycle code #1) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene, recycle code #2). Click here to view the official statement from our bottle supplier.

Kosher
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a phthalate chemical, and a building block for polycarbonate, a rigid, clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles, and other applications. Researchers have linked the hormone-mimicking chemical to a host of issues, including behavioral and developmental effects in children.TMR cares about your health and has never used bottles containing BPA. We only use bottles that are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate, recycle code #1) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene, recycle code #2). Click here to view the official statement from our bottle supplier.

Halal
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a phthalate chemical, and a building block for polycarbonate, a rigid, clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles, and other applications. Researchers have linked the hormone-mimicking chemical to a host of issues, including behavioral and developmental effects in children.TMR cares about your health and has never used bottles containing BPA. We only use bottles that are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate, recycle code #1) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene, recycle code #2). Click here to view the official statement from our bottle supplier.

True Label
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a phthalate chemical, and a building block for polycarbonate, a rigid, clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles, and other applications. Researchers have linked the hormone-mimicking chemical to a host of issues, including behavioral and developmental effects in children.TMR cares about your health and has never used bottles containing BPA. We only use bottles that are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate, recycle code #1) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene, recycle code #2). Click here to view the official statement from our bottle supplier.

OMRI Listed
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a phthalate chemical, and a building block for polycarbonate, a rigid, clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles, and other applications. Researchers have linked the hormone-mimicking chemical to a host of issues, including behavioral and developmental effects in children.TMR cares about your health and has never used bottles containing BPA. We only use bottles that are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate, recycle code #1) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene, recycle code #2). Click here to view the official statement from our bottle supplier.

Non-GMO Verified
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a phthalate chemical, and a building block for polycarbonate, a rigid, clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles, and other applications. Researchers have linked the hormone-mimicking chemical to a host of issues, including behavioral and developmental effects in children.TMR cares about your health and has never used bottles containing BPA. We only use bottles that are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate, recycle code #1) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene, recycle code #2). Click here to view the official statement from our bottle supplier.

Transparency
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a phthalate chemical, and a building block for polycarbonate, a rigid, clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles, and other applications. Researchers have linked the hormone-mimicking chemical to a host of issues, including behavioral and developmental effects in children.TMR cares about your health and has never used bottles containing BPA. We only use bottles that are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate, recycle code #1) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene, recycle code #2). Click here to view the official statement from our bottle supplier.

Our Mineral Harvesting Facility

How we ensure the quality of all TMR Products

Trace Minerals is committed to the highest standard of quality, including identity, purity, strength, and composition, which is why we were one of the first 50 companies to become Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) certified by the Natural Products Association in 2004 when the certification was first introduced. Today, Trace Minerals is cGMP certified under the new Food and Drug Administration’s final cGMP rule [21 CFR 111] for dietary supplements by the National Brand Certification Program by UL Registrar LLC . UL has been a premier global independent safety science company for 120 years and recently partnered with the Natural Products Association (NPA) to certify that dietary supplement makers are following federal guidelines and regulations that are an essential part of the government’s oversight of the industry. The UL Certification Program not only meets the current FDA rule [21 CFR 111] for GMP’s, but it exceeds the rule with other specific requirements as outlined by the Revised NPA’s cGMP Standard for Dietary Supplements. UL is the third-party auditor who conducts annual audits of Trace Mineral's manufacturing facilities to ensure that all elements of the manufacturing process are reviewed to provide reasonable assurance that processes are sufficiently controlled so that products meet their established specification. UL’s auditors are trained in the NPA GMP standard, as they will administer the certification program, the audit function, and the final decision on whether our products meet the standard to achieve compliance.

Minerals We Provide

Trace Minerals is America’s #1 selling trace mineral brand! As the #1 trace mineral leader, we source mineral and trace mineral complexes from all over the world, including ionic minerals from Utah’s inland sea, colloidal minerals, plant derived minerals from humic shale, and fulvic acid. In addition, as demand may require, through a proprietary process, we can make ionic trace minerals that matches the quality and purity that we harvest from Utah’s inland sea. The source on the north shores of the Utah’s inland sea is located at a highly secluded and secure site that is surrounded by thousands of acres of private property that is only accessible by passing through locked gates. The pristine location allows us to pump the lake water into our ponds with the lowest impact possible on the environment.

Our Proprietary Process

Because of the unique design of our ponds and the fact that our proprietary processes have become more efficient and technologically advanced, the process of harvesting minerals and concentrating them at the perfect time is a four-month process that requires attention and precision. In fact, our accelerated solar evaporation process allows us to use less lake water to yield the same amount of high quality minerals. We do it in such a short time because our proprietary evaporation process was developed and designed by our own David Butts, certified chemical engineer and one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of solar evaporation technology on the GSL and throughout the world. Mr. Butts was the founder of solar evaporation technology on the GSL and has over 40 years of experience in the design, operation, and extraction of minerals and salts from lakes, oceans, and underground deposits like the GSL. Click here to read the official letter from Mr. Butts on his overview of Trace Mineral’s solar evaporation facility.

To ensure the highest quality and concentration, at our harvesting facility we test over 13 potential extraction points within our State-approved water rights area and approved right-of-entry from the state and determine from those tests the best site to harvest the particular batch we are seeking. Once the solar evaporation ponds are filled, Mr. Butts and our quality control staff test the water several times a week during the evaporation process to continue to ensure its quality. In addition to EPA testing, the extraction site and evaporation ponds also meet all standards and guidelines for heavy metals by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Once the concentrated water reaches our cGMP facility, our quality control staff—which includes Mr. Butts—tests the product again with all of the same series of tests as before as well as additional tests to ensure we are meeting our cGMP and GRAS standards for quality and safety. Then we have the product sent to a third-party laboratory to verify our findings, which is part of our standards as a cGMP facility. We invest great deal of time and money in the testing process so we are confident we are providing you with the highest quality solar-evaporated and food-grade ionic trace mineral supplement from the GSL. ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Drops is GRAS-Affirmed, Kosher certified, Halal certified, and vegan certified. In addition, ConcenTrace® and all of our product labels are randomly tested and verified to meet label claims by the Natural Products Association’s TruLabel® Program. Make sure you look for the blue bottle and the Trace Minerals Research logo so you know you’re getting America’s #1 selling trace mineral, the most awarded and certified trace mineral supplement on the market!

We stand by the quality of our products. Get noticeable results or get a refund!
Nutritional supplements should deliver noticeable results. Our commitment to noticeable results is the foundation of the TMR philosophy. Not a single bottle of product leaves our manufacturing facility that’s not backed up by our “Feel the Difference or Your Money Back” guarantee.