Herbs & Botanicals
Legend has it that during World War II, British Royal Air Force Fighter Pilots ate bilberries before night missions to enhance their nocturnal vision. Though such benefits in this case are purely anecdotal, bilberry's polyphenols and potential health benefits of this small member of the blueberry family are not. Our Bilberry Extract provides 25% anthocyanins, a richly-pigmented, natural plant compound. Anthocyanins have been studied in research and may support eye health, vascular and blood health.
Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a Native American herb used to relieve menopausal and pre-menstrual symptoms. It is a safe alternative to hormone replacement therapy, and has been recommended by the German Commission E for treating cramps, PMS and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
Cranberry has been long used for its medicinal properties because of its ability to support a healthy urinary tract. Our Organic Cranberry tabs are as close to nature as possible--containing only organic cranberries (with organic rice bran and organic acacia gum to help hold the tablet together). Sourced from North America, each vegetarian tablet contains 500 mg of organic cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) that is standardized to contain at least 6% quinic acid. Quinic acid is an active component of the cranberry fruit that lends the astringent qualities to cranberry fruit and juice.
Long known for its medicinal uses, cranberry has more recently enjoyed popularity because of its ability to support a healthy urinary tract. Our cranberry extract utilizes Cran-Max®, the industry's leading source of high quality cranberry products.
Licorice root has been used worldwide for over 4000 years as a flavor and for medicinal purposes. Licorice root contains hundreds of beneficial constituents, including the root’s primary bioactive compound glycyrrhizin. Responsible for the sweetness of licorice root, glycyrrhizin taken in large amounts or long-term has been found to contribute to unwanted side effects and may pose a significant health risk in people that have developed an increased glycyrrhizin sensitivity due to certain lifestyle or health factors. Removing the glycyrrhizin from licorice results in a deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL), and this form provides the...Full Details