Synthetic nutrients are often called ‘nature identical’ or ‘isolated nutrients’ because they are made in isolation to replicate the chemical composition of the naturally occuring nutrient. Synthetic nutrients are created using an industrial process from synthetic materials. Natural, or wholefood supplements as they are sometimes called, are made from concentrated, dried whole foods and/or other plant materials. The nutrients in Eloments comes from holy basil, guava, amla, annatto, sesbania and lemon.
Each tea bag contains over 40% of the recommended daily intake of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, C and zinc, but how do we guarantee this? Unlike eating food or making a herbal tea, in which you don’t know what the nutrient content is, our nutrients come in a standardised form, which means that for every gram there is a certain amount of the nutrient present. Also, when Eloments teas are formulated, we add at least an additional 10% over the required amount, to allow for dosage variations into the tea bags.
The nutrients in Eloments are extracted using a patented water extraction process, so no solvents/carriers/excipients are used. Absolutely nothing synthetic is added at any stage. Along with the primary nutrient, other co-factors and co-nutrients are extracted as well, so the nutrient’s environment can be mimicked as much as possible. The extraction process is carried out in a quality controlled (ISO 22000) accredited and certified organic facility. The nutrients and all the other tea ingredients are then moved to our ISO, BRC and Organic accredited tea blends and tea-baging manufacturers facilities and is packed into individual tea bags.
History - Vomiting in India, tea plantations in Kenya Nicole Lamond made the decision to start a fair trade business in 1998 after returning from a trip to India and East Africa. Along with the typical, memorable backpacking experiences – stolen bags, bed bugs, vomiting all night from food poisoning – there was one memory that stood out. In Kenya, Nicole had the opportunity to visit some families that worked on a tea plantation. They were aid recipients as a part of a World Vision project which helped give them access to education, clean water and other resources; yet...