Our herbal extracts begin with the native herbs themselves. They are carefully grown over many years with quality in mind. For example, our root in Energy Kare, Rhodiola rosea, often needs more than four years to mature before harvesting! Once their herbal properties have been potentized through the extraction process, they are ready to begin their long and tedious process of testing to confirm their safety.
The first test done, known as HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography––for the nerds), use liquids, light, and a whole lot of science to confirm the powerful compounds are indeed found in the extract. This is because it is possible that the extraction process damages the amount of the active compounds, rendering the supplement useless. You can be assured that any of our herbal remedies are guaranteed to contain the powerful compounds you desire.
Next, once the extract has been confirmed to be potent, it needs to be tested for contamination. Most obviously, if heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury or arsenic are detected, the batch is unfit for consumption and fails testing. Furthermore, since plants grow in the dirt, they also can carry bacteria and mold that are natural to a healthy soil environment. However, we do not want to transfer these critters into the extract. So, to fight this, the extract is forced to undergo a sterilization process where the extract is subject to high temperature and high pressure. The resulting extract is then tested for human disease bacteria, such as salmonella. While often there are a couple of bacteria detected in the extract, rest assured that these are never disease-causing bacteria, and are thousands-of-times less numerous than the number of bacteria you would find on a single piece of lettuce.
Having passed all of these tests, the extract is ready! It is then shaped into capsules, glazed to keep you from tasting their bitter potency, and packaged for your convenience! Every package further comes with an expiration date. With all the misinformation about the safety of the supplement industry, you can trust Kare~N~Herbs’ products with confidence that our products exceed all FDA standards and are third-party tested for you and your family’s safety.
The Adaptogen Experts at Kare~N~Herbs