Now Foods Grapefruit Fiber
NOW 100% Pure Grapefruit Fiber is a good source of Dietary Fiber. Food surveys have shown that the fiber content of the American diet is typically half of government recommended levels. Now Foods Grapefruit Fiber powder can be a convenient way to increase the intake of dietary fiber, especially soluble fiber.What actually are these Grapefruit-derived products?
According to the manufacturer of our Grapefruit Complex Liquid (GCL), this product is not just an extract of grapefruit seed but rather a complex of quaternary ammonium compounds derived from the polyphonic compounds of grapefruit seed and pulp. Through this proprietary process, the bioflavonoids naringin, hesperidin, apigenin rutinoside, quercetin glycoside and others are converted to a complex of unique compounds that resemble other well-known ingredients used in formulations to protect them from contamination.
This product has not been diluted with water or other additives and therefore is the strongest GCL available in the market. In its pure form, GCL is 60% actives and 40% USP Glycerin. This product starts with natural grapefruit pulp and seed and is run through a multi-step proprietary process to yield a complex of chemical compounds proven safe when used as directed. Is this still a safe product?
NOW first introduced NOW Grapefruit Complex Liquid (GCL) as Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) in 1991 and have not experienced any cases of toxicity related to the suggested use of the product. According to the 3rd party laboratory tests performed by the manufacturer, this product is biodegradable, environmentally safe and non-toxic when used as suggested. To ensure purity and safety, GCL is tested for heavy metals, aerobic plate count and chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides. NOW Foods Grapefruit seed extract contains no parabens.Your label suggests a mouthwash/gargle, but then states Not For Internal Use. Can you clarify?
NOW Grapefruit Complext Liquid (GCL) is extracted from the seed, rind and pulp of the grapefruit. Because of FDA regulations governing the dietary supplement industry, and the fact that undiluted GCL should not be ingested, we include the Not For Internal Use warning on our label. GCL is safe to ingest when diluted properly. Add 2 to 3 drops of GCL to 8 ounces of water for an effective mouthwash, or for internal use. Never use this product full strength, as it is very potent and may cause irritation! What is Grapefruit Fiber and what part of the grapefruit is it derived from?
Grapefruit Fiber is a dietary fiber supplement derived from the pulp and rind of the grapefruit. This product contains 23% to 33% pectin, and is a good source of fiber. Although Grapefruit Fiber is not an organic product, NOW carefully screens all of its raw materials to ensure the absence of microbes and contaminants. A great fiber alternative for persons allergic to certain grains like wheat.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
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's experienced professional and technical staff formulates their products to be of the highest quality. NOW has a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate our products to be effective for the intended use. NOW's 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's contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW uses ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies. The heart of NOW science is third party independent research. NOW investigates 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