DR. CHRISTOPHER’S FORMULA
We only use Whole Herb/Plant products, not standardized. Today the process of extracting “leading active ingredients” is common place & is called “Standardization.” It’s all the rage throughout the chemical & natural food industry. The theory is that if one dose of a “suspected” key ingredient is good, a large dose all at once of that ingredients is better. Not so! Those leading active ingredients are properly placed, by Nature, in proportions mixed with other ingredients to keep the herb in perfect balance synergistically. When taken in whole form, they present to your body a balanced solution.
Dr. Christopher strongly demanded his company only manufacture herbal products using the Whole herb, never extracting a single ingredient. He understood the necessity of using herbs the way nature had intended them, in their whole state.
We only accept Non-treated or steam treated Organic & Wildcrafted herbs when available (reasons for unavailability: endangered, out of season, failed crops etc.), & all ingredients are listed on our product label. We are 100% Pure. We do not use chemicals or chemical clones, added fillers/flow agents, or genetically modified ingredients that many companies use to cheapen their product for profit. As the saying goes “You get what you pay for”. If you start with a cheap raw material, there is nothing you can do in the manufacturing process to improve quality. Sourcing high-quality ingredients for our formulas is key. Often we will receive a sample from a supplier & test results show that it does not contain active constituents in proper ratios so it is rejected & the sourcing process continues until the high quality expectations are met. Unfortunately, there are many that do not share the same high standards in the marketplace today & as is always the case we get what we pay for. We can’t expect a cheap car to out perform & have the luxuries of a top-of-the-line vehicle, just as we shouldn’t expect a cheaply made herbal product to benefit our body the same way the highest-quality supplements will.
Our vegetarian caps are manufactured with state-of-the-art technology, & made from a vegetable derived raw material. Our hard shell vegetable capsules are produced with Hydroxipropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), derived from wood and cotton fibers, which is certified as Kosher for year round & passover use by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America & meets all requirements of current USP and FCC (Food Chemical Codex). HPMC. They are considered Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by FDA, are non-ionic & sulfate free. Finally there now is a real alternative for vegetarians & consumers who are restricted by religion from taking capsules made from beef or pork by products.
Dr. Christopher Extracts are a 4:1 ratio (4 part herb to 1 part vegetable glycerin or pure grain alcohol). We use a Cold Percolation Process to ensure that no enzymes are destroyed. This extraction process preserves the natural occuring enzymes in the plant product. Unfortunately it’s all too common for other manufacturers to use a heating process which destroys many of the vital nutrients & enzymes in the plant. Our glycerin is tested for DEG contamination and is DEG free, kosher, & derived from palm.