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Cactus Botanics promotes ingredient purity


17/04/2018

Adulteration, whether by accident or on purpose, has always been a concern. Overall, the dietary supplement industry has done a respectable job of implementing protocols to prevent this from happening.

For example, there is a program now officially known as “The Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP), whose mission is to confirm the extent of dietary supplement/botanical ingredient adulteration in the United States and global markets, and provide guidance on which official or unofficial analytical methods are currently available and fit to help detect the presence (or absence) of a suspected or known adulterant.

In a recent statement to the press, Cactus Botanics declared its support these efforts, emphasizing the company's insistence on providing pure raw material with superior quality for the natural health industry. With this in mind, Cactus Botanics is introducing several raw materials that have undergone rigorous testing to ensure identity and authenticity as well as purity.

Cranberry Powder Extract
Cranberries are among the top foods with proven health benefits, according to researchers. Cranberry is rich in vitamin C, iron, antioxidants, and proanthocyanidins, which can prevent cell damage and maintain the health and vitality of cells, thus leaving the skin soft and rosy. It is also scientifically shown to: promote healthy functioning of the urinary system; be effective in promoting oral health; and promote digestive health.

Turmeric Powder Extract
This is extracted from Curcuma longa. It is used as a natural food colour in the food industry, and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. The medicinal properties and health benefits of turmeric extract are attributed partly to its strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics. Turmeric Powder Extract, Cactus Botanics produced, can meet USP38 requirements. It contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties, promotes increased the antioxidant capacity of the body, and boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor, linked to improve brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases.

Siberian Ginseng Powder Extract
Siberian ginseng is native to the Taiga region of the Far East (southeastern part of Russia, northern China, Korea, and Japan). Note that it is completely different from Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), and has different active chemical components. A bonus: Siberian ginseng is much less expensive than Panax ginseng. It is used to: support the immune system; restore healthy blood pressure; improve circulation; and support healthy metabolism.