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What is the difference between synthetic and natural vitamins?

What is the difference between synthetic and natural vitamins?

By Nutritionist and Dietician Ashleigh Feltham, Feed Your Future Dietetics   Did you know that the majority of the vitamins on supermarket shelves are synthetic?   If you enter any supermarket I can almost guarantee there will be a section, if not an aisle, dedicated to supplements. Last year, after speaking with the founders at Eloments Organic Vitamin Tea about the plant-based nutrients they were using in their organic vitamin tea, I decided to check out what natural supplements were available at my local supermarket.  I went to three major supermarkets in Canberra, Australia. 100% of the multivitamin supplements on...

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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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Universal Village History

Universal Village History

How We Came to Tea 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 both of the parents...

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How do you get the vitamins in the teabag?

How do you get the vitamins in the teabag?

Eloments Organic Vitamin tea blends some of the best fair trade ingredients in the world - from Egyptian peppermint, to bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, and boutique Ceylon tea grown on family farms - with all natural vitamins.   The Nutrients The nutrients in Eloments are extracted using a water extraction process, so no solvents, carriers, or excipients are used. Absolutely nothing synthetic is added at any stage, giving us USDA Organic certified vitamins directly from fruits, herbs and botanicals. Along with the primary nutrient, other co-factors and co-nutrients are extracted from the fruits and vegetables as well, so the nutrient’s environment...

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