Ultra Botanicals Relora Patented Extracts 250 mg. - 90 Vegetable Caps
Ultra Botanicals Relora Patented Extracts 250 mg. is a patented herbal blend of specific actives from the bark of Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense clinically tested and show to help:
- Alleviate Stress & Stress-Related Eating
- Promote Health Weight Management
- Free of milk, corn, soy, salt, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial flavors or preservatives
You can be 100% certain that they offer all of their products in the purest form possible. A natural and pure product is every customer's right.
Additives and Why Should You Try To Avoid Them
Binders, which are glue-like substances used to form powdered nutrients into tablets, flowing agents and lubricants, which are used to assist the flow of nutrients through the manufacturing process, fillers, which are additives possessing a "fluffy" quality that make capsules look uniformly full, as well as coloring agents, coatings and glazes.
Additives generally have little or no nutritive value
The objective of taking a dietary supplement is for the herbs or nutrients to break down and be utilized by our bodies. Additives do not generally facilitate this process. In fact, some individuals feel that additives can actually hinder this process. The best nutritional supplements promote the quick uptake by the body of the nutrients they possess. They do this by being in a form that the body can easily assimilate so it can access the herb or nutrient and expose it to processes that will ultimately lead to the nutrient taking part in cellular metabolism. While some people are sensitive and may react allergically to certain additives, the most unfortunate fact regarding additives is that some additives have been shown in preliminary in vitro studies to possess possible harmful effects.
Some of the Common Additives and Excipients Used in Manufacturing are as Follows:
Stearic Acid – A binder typically used in the manufacturing of tablets. This ingredient is not typically used in the manufacturing of capsules.
Magnesium Stearate – A lubricant typically used in the manufacturing of tablets and capsules. There is research indicating that stearic acid and magnesium stearate both possess "T-Cell Inhibiting" characteristics and other adverse effects. Studies available upon request. Please note that some companies state "vegetable lubricant" on their labels; this IS magnesium stearate.
Silicon Dioxide – A flowing agent typically used in the manufacturing of tablets and capsules.
Croscarmellose Sodium – A disintegrating agent typically used in the manufacturing of tablets so that they effectively break down in the stomach. Disintegration tests are usually performed in the laboratory to verify that the tablets dissolve within thirty minutes in water.
Microcrystalline Cellulose – A cellulose-based filler typically used in the manufacturing of tablets and capsules. This material is typically bleached and refined.
Rice Flour – A filler typically used in the manufacturing of capsules. This material is typically bleached and refined. It is most often used because it is much cheaper than brown rice flour and most companies want a filler that is white.
At Ultra Laboratores they are committed to what they believe
Emerald Laboratories Questions & Answers
All Ultra Laboratories products are produced at their own cGMP-Certified Facility in Carson, CA where they can control and protect their products from start to finish. Ultra Laboratories also has its own "in-house" laboratory where all raw ingredients are tested including testing finished goods for any microbial or pathogenic contamination as well as for lead.
What are the specific benefits and differences?
Although these products are currently available in many different brands, they are one of the very few that has these items Additive-Free.
They use ONLY European Extracts in their Ginkgo, Grapeseed, St. Johns' Wort and Milk Thistle. This is very important since it is now known that some overseas suppliers are using Class 1 solvents in the production of their botanical extracts.
About Emerald Labs
Emerald Labs has been built largely by loyal customers who recognize their absolute commitment to quality and their integrity in manufacturing and formulating new and innovative products. They originally started as a contract manufacturing company and then after a few years, they opened up Emeral Laboratories which ultimately became Ultra Laboratories. They currently produce approximately one hundred and fifty million capsules per year and about two million pounds of blended powders. They are a c.G.M.P. manufacturing facility and they also have their own "in-house" laboratory where they test all incoming ingredients and outgoing products.
Although they feel that their company is set apart by the fact that they manufacture ALL of their own products and thereby control quality from "beginning to end", there is one thing that truly sets their company apart from most others out there. They are the "Additive-Free" company which means that their products have ONLY active ingredients in the capsule. Other products contain additives such as magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, crosscarmellose sodium, rice flour, microcrystalline cellulose and/or stearic acid. These "other ingredients" are NOT generally in the product to benefit your health. In fact, stearic acid (one of the two components in magnesium stearate) has been shown in preliminary in vitro studies to inhibit T-cell function. There are also certain people who may have allergic symptomology to magnesium stearate. In short, they are committed to making products that are QUALITY from "beginning to end".