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What is the difference between synthetic and natural vitamins?

What is the difference between synthetic and natural vitamins?

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.

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Standardisation: ensuring the right amount of nutrient is in each tea bag

Standardisation: ensuring the right amount of nutrient is in each tea bag

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.

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How is Eloments made? What about quality?

How is Eloments made? What about quality?

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, right through from the picking of the plant material, to the extraction and finally to blending the vitamins and minerals with our tea and placing the blend into tea bags. Along with the primary nutrient, other co-factors and co-nutrients are extracted as well, so the nutrient’s environment is as close as possible to nature. The extraction process is carried out in a quality controlled (ISO 22000) accredited and certified organic facility. The nutrients and all the...

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How does hot water affect the nutrients?

How does hot water affect the nutrients?

For all water soluble vitamins such as the B group vitamins, when they are placed in hot water, the nutrient content of the vitamin is extracted. In fact, the hotter the water and the longer it is steeped for, the more the nutrients are extracted. The table below shows the higher amount of nutrient present in a steeped cup of tea at 95○C compared to a cup of tea that is steeped at 80◦C.  (delete the 20% RDI column)           You can see that for Vitamin E which is a fat soluble vitamin, after being brewed...

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