Pasteurized, Distilled, Pressure-Treated Supplements
by Herbalist Wendy Wilson
If you are building a house your builder may use pressure-treated lumber. If you visit a dairy farm you may see cow milk processed and pasteurized. If you visit a distillery you may see moonshine being made. What does lumber, alcohol and milk have to do with dietary supplements? Some companies will use similar processes to make supplements. My question is, does the process help or hurt the final product? Let’s take a look.
Pressure-treated lumber was invented 70 years ago by Dr. Karl Wolman. He discovered that if he forced preserving chemicals into the wood at high pressure it would make the wood last longer and make it less attractive to termites. So, how did Wolman achieve this? He placed wood into a cylinder holding tank and depressurized it (removed all air). He filled the tank with the chemical preservatives and with high pressure forced the chemicals into the fiber of the wood. Then he drained the tank of unused chemicals and removed the wood. Pressure treated wood is more expensive because it resists fungus, boring insects and last approximately 20 years or more.
Pasteurized milk used high temperatures to kill bacteria and there are several ways to accomplish this
- - flash pasteurization uses high temps for about 15 seconds
- - steam pasteurization is used to kill e-coli, salmonella and listeria often found in beef carcasses
- - irradiation pasteurization uses gamma rays to hinder food-borne microbes from growing
- - ultra-high pasteurization using heat of 280 to 302 degrees F for a few seconds
To kill salmonella you must heat to 180 degrees and e-Coli to over 160 degrees Fahrenheit for several minutes and therefore flash pasteurization and ultra-high pasteurization does not purify cow’s milk of harmful bacteria. It does however remove beneficial bacteria and nutrients. Milk has also been linked syndrome X (metabolic syndrome) where the body stores fat around the abdomen.
Some supplements in the homeopathic realm are distilled offering merely the essence of the original ingredient. In the distillation method it separates mixtures and changes components within the mixture. In liquids for instance it will be heated to force components, which may have different boiling points, into a gas phase. The gas is then condensed back into a liquid form and collected. Repeating the process (double distillation) further separates components but is described as “purifying the properties.” Many products are made by distillation such as; gasoline, distilled water (becomes mineral-free), alcohol, paraffin, kerosene and other products. Distillation is believed to first be used in the 1st century by Greek alchemists working in Alexandria. Distilled water is believed to have been made as early as 200 AD. Egyptians used distillation extensively in their experimentation and the first book published on the subject was in 1500 was by a German alchemist and the book was titled The Art of Distillation by Hieronymus Brauschweig. Distillation is believed to have evolved from alchemy, which is a mix of science and witchcraft. Later alchemy evolved into what we now call science chemistry. All you have to do is look at vaccines laced with mercury (a favorite metal used in alchemy) to see this is fact. Or you can check out this DVD The Trial of the Century by Dr. True Ott. Mother Earth Minerals
The competition is great in the supplement world. Not only do you have to stand out from your competitors but you also have to get a product quickly to your distributors to place the product in as many stores as possible. So, if a business makes herbal extracts (tinctures) how do they take bulk herbs today, turn it into a tincture and have it on the truck for delivery tomorrow? They use a forced-extraction processes similar to distillation and pressure treated lumber. These methods allow herb companies to skip the original and time-consuming aging process. A natural aging process allows the herb alkaloids to gradually permeate the liquid catalyst (usually alcohol) over a 30-day period. This process is similar to how wine is made. Unfortunately the time saved using forced extraction methods has a price. There is heat involved and this ruins the potency of the herb. You wind up with a weak formula. By weak I mean it will not work like it would with the entire nutrition the plant offered. It can also become a toxic formula and a few drops can cause allergic reactions.
OLD FASHIONED EXTRACTS
I’ve often spoke about the old ways of making herbal tinctures and how if made correctly they will have a long shelf life. It is not uncommon to discover tinctures that are 100-years-old and are still perfectly stable and useable. If you come across one call me before you open it. It would be like opening and tasting a bottle of wine brought up from the depths of the Titanic. It would curl your toes. The folks at Apothecary Herbs make herbal tinctures the old fashioned way with no heat, naturally age and cold press to preserve the potency. Nothing is fractionalized or removed from the plant alkaloids. You get what the Creator intended a full-spectrum plant nutrition. Call Apothecary Herbs for their FREE product catalog toll free 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277 online http://www.thepowerherbs.com. Apothecary Herbs sells their products direct so there is no middleman. This allows them to compete and still deliver a superior product. Check out The Power Herbs book on their site. For just $14.99 you will learn how to make your own full-spectrum herb tincture. Call Apothecary Herbs now and you can super-size the Pandemic Kit from the 1 oz to the 2 oz size formulas (twice the product) for just an extra $33.00. Seattle Organics Restaurant visitors can use this 15% discount code: SEAORG12 (Exp 3/31/13). Don’t forget to tune into Herb Talk Live radio where I can empower you with more health news. Have a safe and healthy holiday.
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TWO NEW PRODUCTS
Apothecary Herbs has released a new product called Liver Detox Tea. You can layer this tea with Milk Thistle Tincture for a gentle yet effective liver cleanse. This is a nice option if you can’t do the Liver/Gall Bladder Flush using olive oil. You will find this new product under Herbal Teas at http://www.thepowerherbs.com. Also New is the Liver & Gall Bladder Tincture with dandelion root for more anticancer protection. This formula is available in 1 oz, 2 oz and 4 oz sizes. You will find this item under Organ Body Cleanses at http://www.thepowerherbs.com. You can layer this tincture with the Liver Detox Tea and be well!
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You already know that you can save on the half and full case discounts in the Vitamin Vault area at http://www.thepowerherbs.com. Apothecary Herbs has added a new item called the Natural Medicine Starter Stock-up Package. This package is designed for those preparing for their medical future and contains immune boosting, pain & inflammation, organ cleanses, vitamin, mineral, amino acid and protein products plus a Pandemic Kit and it comes with a savings of $150.00. Visit http://www.thepowerherbs.com or call toll free to order your Starter Stock-up Package 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277. Mail in your check or money order for this package and save an additional 15% ($242.00) before shipping.
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