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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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What does Certified Fairtrade actually mean?

What does Certified Fairtrade actually mean?

If you watch The Good Place, you might remember a scene about a tomato. In this scene, the cast is discussing their ‘goodness points’ earned on Earth, and they use the example of purchasing a tomato. A tomato is a healthy fruit, it’s not processed and should - in theory - be a positive choice. But that beautiful ripe tomato may have unintended consequences in our modern world. Were harmful pesticides used to grow it? Was it harvested by an underpaid labour force, and then put on a fuel-intensive truck to drive it to your grocery store? In essence, is...

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A History of Tea

A History of Tea

This morning, 2 billion people drank a cup of tea.  Yesterday morning as well, and tomorrow morning will result in another 2 billion cups of tea drunk around the world.  But did you know that every cup of tea - black tea, green tea, oolong tea, white tea - all come from the same plant?  For one of the world’s favourite hot drinks, there’s not a lot known about the history of tea, how tea is made, how is sustainability sought after in the industry, is there modern slavery, and how will climate change affect your favourite cup of tea?...

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