Our products are made using our BIO-SPECIFICTM formulation process, which is based on knowledge of the chemistry, character and energetics of each plant gained from traditional wisdom. This knowledge is combined and balanced with leading modern research and decades of clinical experience.
fresh herbs arrive at our lab It begins at the source. We obtain herbs directly from organic growers and ethical wildcrafters. Control over quality—from harvesting at the proper stage of growth to arriving fresh and vital in our lab—is critical to the BIO-SPECIFICTM process.
herbalists/QC evaluate quality & validate species Experienced herbalists carefully examine every shipment of herbs to evaluate quality and work with QC to validate species. Most plants arrive whole and fresh, so are easily identified. The few herbs that arrive in powdered form are sent to highly qualified private testing labs or Rutgers University labs for ID confirmation.
herbs are garbled & batched Garbling is the next step in the BIO-SPECIFICTM process. Skilled lab techs meticulously sort all batches of herbs by hand, removing inferior parts such as woody stems or yellowed leaves.
extraction process & spagyric alchemy concentrate plant minerals Our BIO-SPECIFICTM extractions, developed by David Winston RH(AHG), define the process. Since some herbs like Skullcap, Echinacea and Cleavers lose activity upon drying, we always extracted these fresh. Conversely, the dried forms of many bitter, pungent or acrid herbs produce a more energetically-vibrant extract. Certain herbs such as Astragalus need to be simmered in water before alcohol is added to produce a vital extract. These formulation decisions are an integral part of assuring a superior extract.