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At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

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P.O. Box 25
Dover, ID, 83825
http://www.thorne.com
800-228-1966

Thorne Research - Coptis Chinensis Liquid - 1 oz. CLEARANCE PRICEDA Traditional Chinese Herb High in Berberine for Enhanced Immune Support


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Coptis Chinensis Liquid by Thorne Research

Thorne Research Coptis Chinensis Extract - 1 oz. (30 ml)

Coptis chinensis, also known as Huang Lian, is a berberine-containing root with a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. Berberine, found in many plant species, has several important properties that support good immune health. Thorne Research's Coptis comes in a liquid extract form for easy supplementation.

  • promotes healthy respiratory mucus membranes
  • helps maintain the body's normal intestinal flora
  • supports immune health

Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
Coptis is a Chinese herb otherwise known as Huang Lian. It has many pharmacological effects:

  1. strong, broad sprectrum antifungal properties
  2. antiprotozoal action - it kills leptospira, trichomonas, and amoeba in vitro and in vivo
  3. antiviral effect - it has shown antiviral effects against influenza and Newcastle virus
  4. antimicrobial effects - as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial it has shown inhibition of streptococcus, staphylococcus, shigella, mycobacterium, and hemophilus pertussis
  5. studies have shown Coptis useful in treating bacillary dysentery, typhoid fever, scarlet fever, diptheria, inflammatory bowel disease, suppurative otitis media, type II diabetes, and acute tonsillitis.

Dr. Michael Lebowitz's main use for Coptis is that it is an effective, broad-spectrum antifungal in the tincture form. Dr. Michael Lebowitz uses it for children with funcal problems who are not capable of swallowing capsules. It does have a rather nasty taste, so Dr. Michael Lebowitz dilutes it with a little water when he uses it. Coptis, like Berbercap, has berberine in it but this particular plant seems to have a much stronger antifungal effect, whereas Dr. Michael Lebowitz finds Berbercap extremely useful as an antibacterial. This illustrates the fact that a plant is more than its primary so-called active ingredient.

Thorne Research's Mission
At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

The Thorne Difference.
For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

Thorne's Commitment to Purity
Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

Purity Takes Extra Effort
For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

Ingredients You Don't Want
Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

The Bottom Line?
Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

Suggested Use
Take 1 dropperful three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner. Shake well before using.

Warnings

Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

ALLERGY WARNINGS
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Coptis Chinensis contains alcohol.

EXCIPIENT FREE
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive, do not use this product.

INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
No known adverse interactions at publication date.

Ingredients

Thorne Research Coptis Chinensis - 1 oz. (30 ml)
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: One Dropperful
Servings Per Container: 22
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Coptis extract (rhizome) (Coptis chinensis) 1.34 ml *
*Daily Value Not Established.
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
 

Other Ingredients: 60% alcohol by volume.

Hypoallergenic.

About Thorne Research
At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.
P.O. Box 25
Dover, ID, 83825
Phone: 800-228-1966
Fax: 800-747-1950
http://www.thorne.com
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