When it comes to herbal supplements, every ingredient used boils down to one thing. Potency. Without achieving a high level of potency, the herb will not act in the body, and you will end up spending your money on something that doesn’t work for you.
Healeo uses a combination of Standardized Herbal extract and Concentrated Herbal Extracts to ensure high potency and bioavailability. This means that you are getting faster and consistent results with every serving that you take.
Let us dive in and learn what do they mean.
Every herb has an active compound which is the key ingredient that gives the desired benefits, such as increased immunity, detoxification, etc.
Most herbs contain only a small ratio of the active compounds due to factors like the geographical area in which the herb is grown, its harvesting period, and storage conditions.
Healeo ensures the highest proportion of active compounds in a herb through standardisation, which is a specialised extraction process.
For example, let us examine the herb Ashwagandha Root (standardized to 8% Withanolides) used in our Immuno Forte:
The main active compound in the herb Ashwagandha is Withanolides. Withanolides have an adaptogenic effect that helps in reducing stress and inflammation, as well as boosting immunity when consumed regularly.
The ashwagandha powder or tablet available in the market contains only 2.5% – 5% Withanolides. This proportion is not enough to provide any real benefits to the human body.
Healeo is the first supplement company in India to use the most potent Ashwagandha with Withanolides standardized to 8%.
Big branded supplement companies skip this process entirely and just powder the herb till the desired weight of the tablet is achieved.
Healeo uses these standardized herbal extracts to ensure that you are getting a well-rounded, consistent, and highly potent supplement every single time you purchase our products. This significantly increases the desired benefit and effectiveness of the supplement compared to other big brands.
Concentrated Herbal Extracts are herbs in its most potent form. This extremely high concentration ensures you reap the same benefits of consuming enormous portions of the herb by just taking a small tablet.
Concentrated Herbal Extracts are made by crushing raw herbs into a powder and mixing them with Alcohol (Ethanol) to create a solution.
Alcohol (Ethanol) absorbs all the nutrients of the herbs and filters out other unnecessary particles, which settles below as residue.
Since this residue is devoid of any nutrients, it is discarded and removed as industrial waste.
The remaining dissolved Alcohol (Ethanol) solution that contains all the nutrients of the herb is dehydrated back into the powdered form. This completely removes the Alcohol (Ethanol) content, leaving behind a pure highly concentrated herbal extract.
We will examine the herb Stinging Nettle Root (Concentrated to 10:1) used in our Lung Forte:
3000mg of Raw Stinging Nettle Root is crushed and made into powder.
The powder is then mixed with Alcohol (Ethanol).
Upon mixing the solution, all nutrients and active compounds will be absorbed by the alcohol, and the remaining powder will form as a residue. This residue, which will weigh around 2700 mg, is devoid of nutrients and will thus be discarded.
The remaining dissolved solution weighing 300 mg, contains all the nutrients of the 3000 mg of Stinging Nettle root. Hence it is known as a concentrated herbal extract in the ratio 10:1 (3000/300).
This 300 mg solution is dehydrated into a powdered form and added to the lung forte tablet.
Thus, it means you are consuming a tablet containing 300 mg of Stinging Nettle and getting the same benefit of 3000 mg of the herb.
Medicinal herbs must be consumed in substantial quantities for it to have the intended therapeutic benefit. Concentrating herbs achieves this purpose.
Concentrating also eliminates and filters out undesired components from the herb, leaving behind the pure and clean extract.