Paradise Herbs African Mango 10:1 Concentrated Potency - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Paradise Herbs African Mango 10:1 Concentrated Potency is the highest quality nature has to offer. Using a 100% natural extraction method the true essence of the whole herb is captured, therefore retaining all of its active and synergistic constituents in a truly potent holistic full spectrum form the way nature intended! Extract is African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis) has recently grown in popularity as a weight-loss aid that may also help lower cholesterol levels!
- No Harsh Chemicals
- No Toxic Solvents
- No Isolating/Fractionizing
- Product contains no: animal products, wheat, corn, soy, yeast, preservatives, artificial ingredients, common allergens.
- Non-GMO and gluten free
Paradise Herbs Questions & Answers
Your ORAC products now say 40,000 ORAC. Is your formula different?
Label changes from 12,000 ORAC to 40,000 ORAC. Initially ORAC values were based on 1 oxide radical. But now with the new improved industry standard that can test total ORAC values (five oxide radicals), they updated their label to reflect that versus their previous label. Their formula has not changed, but the testing protocol has been upgraded and their product demonstrated over 40,000 total ORAC which is what is now reflected in their updated label. Of course, their product is still Lab Certified by Brunswick Labs whom are experts in ORAC testing.
Which of their products contain gluten?
Gluten concerns arise when wheat, barley and oat products are being used such as in their ORAC Energy greens and Proteins & Greens. The wheat and barley juice powders used in their product are harvested from young grasses before the gluten containing endosperms develop and are considered by the suppliers to be gluten free. However, there is always a chance for some gluten with these ingredients and growers do not want to guarantee otherwise. They have recently sent product out for gluten testing and they are still pending results. Previously they did this test and they came in with a result of 23 ppm and in order to make a "gluten free" claim you have to be under 20 ppm. It really also depends if a person is deathly allergic to gluten or just has a gluten sensitivity, in which the later would not have any reaction to such a small level, but they would not recommend the use of any wheat and barley grass for celiac as the risk factor is to great.
Can I purchase their products directly?
Unfortunately they do not sell directly to the consumer.
What are their vegetarian capsules made from?
The vcaps are made from vegetable material.
Are any of their products made in China?
All of their products are made in the USA, however they do source some herbs from pristine remote regions of China as these herbs are indigenous and provide the highest quality available.
The ORAC-Energy Greens container I purchased was only half full. Is this intentional?
They understand your concerns; their ORAC-Energy Greens are made with a fluffy consistency and when the product settle through shipment and or settling on the shelf this is what happens. Although the container is half full you are still receiving the Orac Greens in weight. Which is what the guidelines are and they follow strictly.
How should I store the ORAC-Energy Greens?
Because their product is hydroscopic (absorbs moisture from its surrounding environment) they suggest storing it in a more dry area. The fridge has moisture and could possibly clump the product if not sealed tight enough. Clumping does not effect the potency but it does make it harder to mix.
Do they use a cotton insert for their vitamins?
They use a food grade cellophane (A thin, flexible, transparent cellulose material made from wood pulp used in food packaging and wrapping) with their liquid vcaps in place of cotton.
Do they use fillers or binders in their products?
They do NOT use any fillers or binders. They pride themselves on the purity of their products and strive to deliver the greatest and purest products possible, just as nature intended.
Do they add flavors or sweeteners to their products?
Their ORAC-Energy Greens contain 1 gram of sugar. It is very low and from the antioxidant fruit extracts and naturally occurring polysaccharides that are good for helping to build the immune system. They do NOT add any flavors or sweeteners.
Is it safe to give your product to a child?
They highly recommend you speak with a medical practitioner before giving their formula to children. On a side note, they are currently working on a children's formula.
Their capsules are colored instead of clear. Is this normal?
Yes this is normal. The color added in the capsule is a vegetable chlorophyll that acts as a light barrier to better protect the ingredients.
How long after opening their product does the potency remain at 100%?
That would depend on a number if environmental factors, but generally if kept in a stable dry place it should be fine for a lot longer than the daily serving period.
Are their products caffeine free?
Their green tea leaves are picked very young when the caffeine levels are low. The finished extract only contains between 3-5% which is considered decaffeinated. So per capsule there is only about 7-12 mg. Consider this: the average cup of coffee today contains 100 mg to 200 mg.
I'm allergic to almonds, cashews, flax, soy, eggs & dairy. Can I still use their product?
Can I take their products during pregnancy?
They would not recommend using any herbs during pregnancy without consulting a licensed medical practitioner.
What is MSM derived from in your OptiMSM product?
They use optimsm.
Do they test their products for pesticides?
Their products are tested to be free of pesticides.
Do they use any magnesium stearate in any of their products?
They do NOT use any flow agents or fillers such as magnesium stearate.
Are their products free of solvents?
They never say without solvents, just HARSH SOLVENTS. The only things they use are purified water and grain alcohol.
Can I still use their product after the expiration date?
Probabilities are that it is fine, but their stability testing do not go beyond the expiration date. They recommend purchasing another bottle.
Are their herbalized concentrates standardized?
Many of their extracts do have standardized marker compounds, but their philosophy is in keeping with an herbs constituents and not fractionizing out a "deemed" active compound. Therefore, they concentrate the herb down as a whole, similar to reduction cooking, but without the temperature. In the end they are only looking to remove the indigestible fiber and concentrate all of the other compounds.
Can I use hot water to mix your ORAC-Energy Greens?
It really depends on the temperature you're using. Many of the ingredients used in their Greens are temperature controlled, so they do not recommend using hot water to mix their powders.
I purchased your product a year ago, substance inside the caps now seem to be rock hard. Can I still take it?
Once the seal of a bottle is opened air and water in that air will get in. The herbal extracts can get hydroscopic from this water content (they are taking about very small particles of air and water here, much less than you take in a breath). This will only effect the product in appearance and not effectiveness.
Do their Protein & Greens product contain calcium, and if so, how much per serving?
It only contains about 2% of the rda based on a 2000 calorie diet. That is approx. 20 mg of naturally occurring calcium.
Are any of their product enteric coated?
None of their products are enteric coated.
Is their Panax Red Ginseng steamed in aconite and/or contain aconite?
Their Ginseng does not contain aconite nor is it streamed with it. It is made in a closed vessel not allowing any components to escape.
About Paradise Herbs
Paradise Herbs & Essentials Inc. was established in 1994 by their founder and formulator and has been family owned and operated ever since. With a combined experience of over 26 years of training, experience and research in the natural health foods industry along with their founders extensive background in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Euro-Native American herbalism they have established themselves as a company with big ideas and even higher standards. Their founder has received over ten years of apprentice hands-on training working directly under two Chinese medical doctors with a combined total experience of over sixty years in traditional Chinese medicine. At Paradise, they know that the end product is only as good as your starting material. They obtain their herbs from special alliances they have built all over the world. Their herbs are grown where they are indigenous; either ethically and ecologically wild crafted or naturally cultivated without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.