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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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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

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...

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