Quality of Ingredients
like any recipe, the quality of the ingredients you use affects the quality of
the final product. Therefore, it's important to answer all these questions when
evaluating a supplement and its effectiveness.
Where do the ingredients come
who grow many of their ingredients have the unique ability to control the
quality of the ingredient from seed to supplement. Some manufacturers own
certified organic farms to further enhance the quality of their ingredients.
When are ingredients processed?
you buy a tomato, you inspect it for quality. You wouldn't knowingly buy one
that was mushy and bruised. This same principle holds true for when ingredients
are prime for harvest. Different foods reach their peak nutrient value during
different times within the growing season. Pea vine, for example, is at its
peak during the flowering stage.
harvested, food begins to lose its value. It is perishable like the tomato. If
there is a delay of hours, days, or months from when an ingredient is harvested
to when it's processed, many of its very delicate phytonutrients are lost.
Are the ingredient's vital
ingredient has its own set of rules in relation to how to best extract and
package its vital life. The manufacturing process needs to retain the vital
nutrients within the ingredients. Too much heat will destroy enzymes and
phytonutrients. The manufacturer should use a low-temperature, high-vacuum
process to make sure that the ingredient's nutrients are preserved.