Frequently Asked Questions
Where do your products come from?
Our herbs are sourced from unique, often remote locations all over the world. High quality adaptogens require climate, air purity, and cultivation specific to each herb. Herbs are carefully tested to ensure not only potency, but quality and safety. The herbs are then extracted in the world’s foremost extraction laboratories.
The final product is tested, manufactured, and assembled in the USA
How does Kare-N-Herbs® ensure the quality and safety of the products?
Plant extracts are sourced from unique suppliers all over the world and multi-tested to ensure the quality, safety, and stability of active ingredients. This multi-testing method ensures consistent formulas for over 25 years, standardized to meet specifications of most clinical testing.
How are the herbs tested?
Once extracted, the herbs are multi-tested for the presence of active ingredients. We use a combination of HPLC, QTLC, and botanical analysis to ensure our products exceed the high quality and safety expectations of our supporters.
How long has Kare-N-Herbs® been in business?
Our founder introduced Rhodiola rosea (in our Energy Kare® formula) to the US in 1993, following six years of research in Scandinavia. The current product line was introduced in 2003.
Our company has been open for 25 years. See our About Us section of the website for more information.
Is there caffeine or other additives in Kare-N-Herbs® supplements?
There is only one active ingredient in each of our products, with the exception of Kare-N-Liver®, which has two. The active ingredients are completely natural and derived from carefully selected herbs. Caffeine is never added to any of our supplements.
What are the other ingredients listed below the Supplement Facts?
These ingredients give our tablets their unique size, shape, and texture. We work closely with manufacturers to ensure all of our ingredients are naturally-based and gluten-free.
Ingredients In Our Products
Microcrystalline Cellulose is a term for refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food production. The most common form is used in vitamin supplements or tablets. Microcrystalline Cellulose also enables the breakdown of the supplement, medicine, or over the counter drug at the proper rate for optimal absorption.
Dicalcium Phosphate is a calcium supplement commonly found in prepared breakfast cereals, in pharmaceuticals as an inert ingredient to bind tablets, and in toothpastes. However, too much dicalcium phosphate, or dicalcium phosphate taken in conjunction with other medications, can have negative consequences.
Stearic Acid is a very common amino acid is used in the manufacturing of more than 3,200 skin and hair care products sold in the United States. Stearic acid is a white, waxy, natural acid found in animal and vegetable fats. Our Stearic acid is from vegetable origins (palm) and is manufactured and designed to blend well.
Sodium Starch Glycolate is the sodium salt of carboxymethyl ether. Sodium starch glycolate is used as a pharmaceutical grade dissolution excipient for tablets and capsules. Pharmaceutical companies add sodium starch glycolate to capsules and tablets to help make them disintegrate and dissolve better, making it easier for your body to absorb the medication. It does this by absorbing water quickly so the pill swells and breaks apart into small pieces. It can also be used to help form gels. Ours are Gluten Free.
Magnesium Stearate is a magnesium salt of stearic acid. Essentially, it’s a compound containing two stearic acids and magnesium. Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid found in many foods, including animal and vegetable fats and oils. Magnesium Stearate is safe and okay to use because it is synthesized using stearic acid, which is usually from palm oil, a saturated fatty acid found in many foods and oils. Magnesium Stearate is synthesized using Stearic Acid, which is generally derived from animal fats but can be from plant sources as well.
Silicon Dioxide, also known as silica, is an oxide of silicon with the chemical formula SiO₂, most commonly found in nature as quartz and in various living organisms. In many parts of the world, silica is the major constituent of sand. Silica (silicon dioxide) Silica is found throughout your diet, from water you drink, to the vegetables you eat, and it is chemically inert when consumed. There is some evidence to suggest that silica is actually essential for our body in small quantities, which has lead to silica supplements to appear on the market.
Pharmaceutical glaze is an alcohol-based solution of various types of food-grade shellac. The shellac is derived from the raw material sticklac, which is a resin scraped from the branches of trees left from when the small insect, Kerria lacca (also known as Laccifer lacca), creates a hard, waterproof cocoon. The FDA classifies confectioner’s glaze as a GRAS food, which has nothing to do with your lawn but stands for “Generally Recognized As Safe.” It is also considered an organic food by the USDA and a kosher food by followers of Judaism.
Rhodiola Rosea– Rhodiola rosea is a perennial flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. It grows naturally in wild Arctic regions of Europe, including Britain, Asia and North America, and can be propagated as a groundcover. Rhodiola is a plant. The root is used as medicine. … Rhodiola is used for increasing energy, stamina, strength and mental capacity; and as a so-called “adaptogen” to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress.
Andrographis Paniculata– Andrographis paniculata is an annual herbaceous plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to India and Sri Lanka. It is widely cultivated in Southern and Southeastern Asia, where it has been traditionally used to treat infections. The therapeutic potentials of andrographis paniculata have resulted in an increase in its demand.
Withania Somnifera(Ashwagandha)– Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry, is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Several other species in the genus Withania are morphologically similar. Ashwagandha is also used as an “adaptogen” to help the body cope with daily stress, and as a general tonic. Ashwagandha berries can be used as a rennet, in cheesemaking.
Schisandra chinensis– whose fruit is called magnolia berry or five-flavor-fruit, is a deciduous woody vine native to forests of Northern China and the Russian Far East.If you have to spell Schisandra chinensis in a spelling bee, good luck. If you’re using the herb for your health, you’re in luck. Sсhіzаndrа bеrrу is a very potent аdарtоgеnіс hеrb, Unlіkе саffеіnе, Sсhіzаndrа ѕtіmulаtеѕ thе сеntrаl nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm, by рrоvіding a mеntаl bооѕt wіthоut creating a jittery effect.
Eleutherococcus – Eleutherococcus senticosus is a species of small, woody shrub in the family Araliaceae native to Northeastern Asia. It may be colloquially called eleuthero, ciwujia, Devil’s shrub, shigoka, touch-me-not, wild pepper, or eleuthero, is best known as being an adaptogen in the ginseng family and has been part of the herbal repertoire in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It was also used in Korean and Russian folk medicine, not only for increasing stamina but for promoting overall health.
Can I take Kare-N-Herbs® supplements with my other medications?
As with any vitamin or supplement, remember to consult your physician Before taking these products.
What precautions should I consider when taking Kare-N-Herbs® supplements?
Consult your doctor if you take prescription medication, are pregnant or lactating. In case of accidental overdose, immediately call your doctor. In case of emergency call 911.
How do I report any questions or concerns from taking the supplements?
Please call 1-800-774-9444 or message us. These communications may need to be recorded and/or documented. For questions or concerns please email us at [email protected]
Where can I purchase Kare-N-Herbs® products?
Please see the Buy Now section of our website. You can find us at your local Vitamin Shoppe or Whole Foods. We have many online store partners who carry our products. You can also buy direct from Kare-N-Herbs® by calling 1-800-774-9444 or 1-844-888-KOLD or emailing us at [email protected]. You can also order from our online store on Facebook.
Are your products gluten free?
Yes! All of our products are all natural, vegetarian, gluten free, water soluble, ayurvedic and purity tested!
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York Harbor, ME 03911
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