Medi Herb is one of the premier herbal companies in the world -known for using unadulterated, authentic herbs. The correct parts of these herbs are then cold extracted into the potency that wins clinical trials. You wouldn’t necessarily know that by reading the label.
Please refer to p. 22 of your that shares more detail. In short, always look to the left side of the label first, which gives you the starting amount of herb, and then look at the right side, which reveals the final herbal strength per tablet. This cold extraction potency yields up to 30x’s the strength of a powdered dried herb in capsule form. A classic example is Milk Thistle:
Case in Point:
In 2006, the demand for bilberry was increasing the world over but a poor harvest resulted in prices increasing by 70%. By 2007, it was reported that bilberry extracts on the market were being adulterated with the cheaper mulberry or black bean skins, and they pumped up with food dyes deemed unfit for human consumption! Corruption was to the point where Japan, the largest market for the extract, was considering banning the herb entirely.
Herbs containing color such as Bilberry and St. John’s Wort are usually only tested for color- a poor choice for determining authenticity. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a sophisticated analytical method to separate, identify, and quantify each element, which is what’s behind every Medi Herb product
Daniells S. Industry needs to wake up to adulterated bilberry extracts. NutraIngredients.com. Decision News Media SAS, 2007 May 14. [Link]
Penman KG, Halstead CW, Matthias A, De Voss JJ, Stuthe JM, Bone KM, et al. Bilberry adulteration using the food dye amaranth. J Agric Food Chem 2006 Sep 20:54(19):7378-7382. [Abstract]
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