Purity + Integrity = Potency

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    Purity
    Each herb must be cultivated in accordance with Nature’s intent. Learn more about the measures we take to ensure…

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    Principles of Purity
    In order to deliver herbal medicines of assured purity, we adhere to a stringent set of principles—rules we uphold…

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    Responsible Sourcing
    Sustainability and Social Responsibility Beyond the sourcing of ethically produced, quality raw materials, our Principles of Purity oblige us…

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    Purity Testing
    Purity isn’t just about quality—it’s also about commitment. The plants used in our herbal extracts must meet or exceed…

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    Integrity
    We must ensure the fullest possible expression of each herb. In creating herbal medicines, we ensure the fullest possible…

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    Full-Spectrum Processing
    Our full-spectrum processing involves choosing the ideal extraction and concentration methods to maintain the integrity of each individual plant.…

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    Right + Right Method
    The structure and nature of every plant is unique. To preserve the integrity of these chemical constituents during extraction,…

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    Low + Low Method
    Once the bioactive constituents of the herbs have been extracted, the extracts are then highly concentrated with our meticulous…

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    Integrity Testing
    At every stage in our production process, we apply exacting testing methods. The result of this uncompromising system of…

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    Potency
    The result of an unwavering commitment to purity and integrity. Plant Intelligence is Nature’s way of delivering vitality to…

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    High Concentration
    Our products not only contain Plant Intelligence in its “whole” and original form, we also gently concentrate our extracts…

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    Effective Formulation
    The effective formulation of potent herbal remedies is based on two key principles: The first is knowing the herbs,…

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    Beyond "Standardization"
    The term “standardized” in botanical extracts refers to delivering a consistent, measurable concentration of a recognized phyto-constituent. This is…

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    Liquid Phyto-Caps
    An expression of our purity and integrity, all Gaia Herbs’ Liquid Phyto-Cap products are 100% vegetarian, tested free of…

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Use the arrows below and the images at right to follow the step-by-step process taken with each herb to ensure we deliver Purity, Integrity, and Potency.

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Right + Right Method

The structure and nature of every plant is unique. To preserve the integrity of these chemical constituents during extraction, we must choose the right method for the right herb, every time.

For some herbs, the bioactive constituents are water-soluble, and can be extracted by dissolving them in water, like making tea. For others we use organic hydroethanolic extraction that utilizes water in combination with pure, food-grade grain alcohol, carefully adjusting alcohol and water ratios to capture the plant’s bioactive constituents while preserving the full chemical spectrum the plant has to offer.

When delivering a medicinal benefit requires capturing the fat-soluble constituents of an herb, we use herbs extracted by a supercritical extraction technique. This process uses compressed carbon dioxide (CO2)—one of the basic elements of our atmosphere, and the “oxygen” that plants breathe and absorb—to gently extract the bioactive constituents, with no stress or damage to the herb, and no chemical-solvent residue.

In some cases, we must use more than one extraction method to ensure that we have preserved and collected the most complete representation of the plant’s vital constituents. Regardless of the method selected, we never add hexane, acetone, methylene chloride, or other harsh chemical solvents. Food-grade grain alcohol, purified water, and carbon dioxide are our only dilutents for internally consumed products—and Certified Organic extra-virgin olive oil is our solvent of choice for herbal salves and oil products.

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