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About NOW Foods

NOW's Mission
The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

History of NOW
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW Commitments

  • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
  • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
  • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

NOW Science
NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

GMP Quality Assured
NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.

Contact NOW Foods

395 South Glen Ellyn Road
Bloomingdale, IL, 60108
http://www.nowfoods.com
888-669-3663

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Healthy Foods Agave Nectar Light Certified Organic by NOW Foods

Now Foods Certified Organic Light Agave Nectar - 17 oz. (482 g)

Now Foods Certified Organic Light Agave Nectar is a natural liquid sweetener extracted from the Agave plant.  At approximately 1.4 times the sweetness of white sugar, Now Foods Certified Organic Light Agave Nectar serves as an ideal way to sweeten coffee, tea, smoothies, sports drinks, and other popular beverages.  Now Foods Certified Organic Light Agave Nectar has a mild, pleasant taste and is perfect for use on cereals, pancakes and waffles, or in recipes for baked goods and sauces.  Now Foods Certified Organic Light Agave Nectar has a low glycemic index rating, won't solidify at room temperature, and can be used in virtually any application that calls for sugar.

  • Certified Organic
  • Natural Sweetener
  • A Sweet Alternative

You might be surprised to learn that sugar is rotting more than just your teeth. A tablespoon here, a packet there, a sugar cube with your afternoon tea. It adds up faster than you might think. And while satisfying the old sweet tooth is a pleasure that we are all guilty of, it is important to remember that, over time, excessive sugar consumption may take a serious toll on a person’s overall health. Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t stop at table sugar. In fact, some of the most concerning sugar products often hide in popular processed foods and beverages. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a perfect example. Popularized in the 1970’s, HCFS is commonly used in soda, jelly, candy, sauces, condiments, beer, cookies, breakfast cereals, and many more. After a chemically-intense extraction and treatment process, all that remains is a nutritionally-depleted chemical that is inexpensive to manufacture, extremely sweet, and high on the glycemic scale. Within the body, high glycemic sweeteners are among the most unfavorable, as they can reduce insulin sensitivity and encourage the body to store greater amounts of fat.Despite respectable media coverage, diets high in sugar can lead to a number of health ailments that only seem to generate
the attention after it is too late. Even more frightening, many Americans have been left in the dark with regard to the damage that can be caused by regularly consuming excessive amounts of sugar.

Don’t panic. Nature has blessed us with a host of natural sweeteners that can serve as much healthier alternatives. One of the most exciting is Xylitol. Discovered in the 1800’s, Xylitol is an all natural sugar alcohol that has been the subject of intense research for over thirty years. This ongoing research continues to teach us that Xylitol is an excellent choice when it comes to sugar substitutes. For starters, Xylitol looks, and has the same texture as sugar. Side by side, it can be difficult to distinguish one from the other. With regards to taste, Xylitol is sweet, but not nearly as overpowering as conventional table sugar. Finally, it mixes instantly in beverages and easily takes the place of sugar in baking applications. Despite how similar the two are, Xylitol clearly has a number of health advantages. For instance, Xylitol has approximately 40% fewer calories than table sugar. At 2.4 calories per gram vs.. 4 calories per gram in conventional sugar, it is easy to see why Xylitol has created such a stir among calorie counters. Moreover, it is absorbed and utilized at a much slower pace than sugar, and therefore does not cause blood sugar and insulin levels to spike in the manner that sugar does. From a metabolic perspective, Xylitol has an extremely low glycemic rating or 7, while refined sugar is closer to 100.

Unlike sugar and high fructose corn syrup, Xylitol does not promote cavities. Studies have shown that when consumed in chewing gums, tooth pastes, oral rinses, mints, and hard candy, Xylitol is a smart choice for individuals concerned with dental health. It is absolutely safe for people of every age, and is now officially endorsed by six International Dental Associations. Finally, the mouth, middle ear, and upper respiratory systems are prone to a number of harmful infection-causing bacteria. One of the major problems with conventional sugar is that it creates an environment favorable to bacterial growth. Xylitol, on the other hand, can not be utilized by these bacteria. And unlike many commercially marketed artificial sweeteners, Xylitol is a completely natural substance that the body produces every day.

NOW Foods offers one of the most diverse selections of Xylitol in the natural products industry. Be sure to look for it wherever fine health food products are sold. your teeth. A tablespoon here, a packet there, a sugar cube with your afternoon tea. It adds up faster than you might think. And while satisfying the old sweet tooth is a pleasure that we are all guilty of, it is important to remember that, over time, excessive sugar consumption may take a serious toll on a person’s overall health. Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t stop at table sugar. In fact, some of the most concerning sugar products often hide in popular processed foods and beverages. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a perfect example. Popularized in the 1970’s, HCFS is commonly used in soda, jelly, candy, sauces, condiments, beer, cookies, breakfast cereals, and many more. After a chemically-intense extraction and treatment process, all that remains is a nutritionally-depleted chemical that is inexpensive to manufacture, extremely sweet, and high on the glycemic scale. Within the body, high glycemic sweeteners are among the most unfavorable, as they can reduce insulin sensitivity and encourage the body to store greater amounts of fat.

Despite respectable media coverage, diets high in sugar can lead to a number of health ailments that only seem to generate the attention after it is too late. Even more frightening, many Americans have been left in the dark with regard to the damage that can be caused by regularly consuming excessive amounts of sugar. Don’t panic. Nature has blessed us with a host of natural sweeteners that can serve as much healthier alternatives. One of the most exciting is Xylitol. Discovered in the 1800’s, Xylitol is an all natural sugar alcohol that has been the subject of intense research for over thirty years. This ongoing research continues to teach us that Xylitol is an excellent choice when it comes to sugar substitutes. For starters, Xylitol looks, and has the same texture as sugar. Side by side, it can be difficult to distinguish one from the other. With regards to taste, Xylitol is sweet, but not nearly as overpowering as conventional table sugar. Finally, it mixes instantly in beverages and
easily takes the place of sugar in baking applications. Despite how similar the two are, Xylitol clearly has a number of health advantages. For instance, Xylitol has approximately 40% fewer calories than table sugar. At 2.4 calories per gram vs.. 4 calories per gram in conventional sugar, it is easy to see why Xylitol has created such a stir among calorie counters.

Moreover, it is absorbed and utilized at a much slower pace than sugar, and therefore does not cause blood sugar and insulin levels to spike in the manner that sugar does. From a metabolic perspective, Xylitol has an extremely low glycemic rating or 7, while refined sugar is closer to 100. Unlike sugar and high fructose corn syrup, Xylitol does not promote cavities. Studies have shown that when consumed in chewing gums, tooth pastes, oral rinses, mints, and hard candy, Xylitol is a smart choice for individuals concerned with dental health. It is absolutely safe for people of every age, and is now officially endorsed by six International Dental Associations. Finally, the mouth, middle ear, and upper respiratory systems are prone to a number of harmful infection-causing bacteria. One of the major problems with conventional sugar is that it creates an environment favorable to bacterial growth. Xylitol, on the other hand, can not be utilized by these bacteria. And unlike many commercially marketed artificial sweeteners, Xylitol is a completely natural substance that the body produces every day. NOW Foods offers one of the most diverse selections of Xylitol in the natural products industry. Be sure to look for it wherever fine health food products are sold.

Need a reason to switch to an alternative sweetener? Here are 25 problems associated with excess sugar consumption:

  1. Cause headaches and migraines
  2. Decrease Vitamin E reserves
  3. Decrease the quality of vision
  4. Lower immune system response
  5. Cause hyperactivity in children
  6. Limit learning capacity
  7. Encourage LDL (bad) cholesterol
  8. Increase the symptoms of depression
  9. Prevent bowel movements
  10. Reduce sensitivity to insulin
  11. Damage human DNA structure
  12. Hinder the absorption of calcium/magnesium
  13. Cause hemorrhoids
  14. Prevent the release of growth hormone
  15. Lead to the formation of kidney stones
  16. Cause allergic reactions to certain foods
  17. Produce excess digestive tract acidity
  18. Alter the structure of protein
  19. Interfere with normal homeostasis
  20. Restrict enzymatic activit
  21. Increase fat content in the liver
  22. Increase fluid retention
  23. Lead to copper deficiency
  24. Promote sluggish digestion
  25. Debilitate adrenal gland function

 

Suggested Use
Store in a cool, dry and dark place. An ideal way to sweeten coffee, tea, smoothies, sports drinks and other popular beverages. Can be used in virtually any application that calls for sugar.
Ingredients

Now Foods Certified Organic Light Agave Nectar - 17 oz. 
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (21 g)
Servings Per Container: 23
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 70
Calories from Fat     0
Total Fat  0 g 0 %
Total Carbohydrates 16.5 g 6 %
Sugars   16 g
Protein 0 g
*Daily Value Not Established
 
Other Ingredients: Organic Light Agave Nectar.

Contains no:  salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Vegetarian/Vegan Product.

About NOW Foods

NOW's Mission
The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

History of NOW
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW Commitments

  • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
  • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
  • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

NOW Science
NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

GMP Quality Assured
NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.


395 South Glen Ellyn Road
Bloomingdale, IL, 60108
Phone: 888-669-3663
http://www.nowfoods.com
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Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

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4 of 4 (100%) of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
  • By RHONDA ( PICKERINGTON, OH)
    7/21/2011 10:02:32 AM

    I recommend this product!
    excellent taste and i love the bottle. no mess.
  • By Richard ( Edgewater, FL)
    1/17/2012 10:37:55 AM

    I recommend this product!
    I thought this would be a good alternative to the sweet creamers I put in my coffee but it doesn't work well for that at all. I put it on my oatmeal instead of honey and that works just fine for me.
  • By tina ( Northbrook, IL)
    4/2/2013 4:29:20 PM

    I recommend this product!
    Great of baking
  • By Patricia ( Asheville, NC)
    8/5/2013 9:38:41 PM

    I recommend this product!
    Great tasting, light texture. Highly recommended.
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