"With the dramatic growth in the herbal health supplements industry... some unconscionable suppliers began to illegally "spike" or completely substitute the listed herbal compounds..."
The danger of spiked supplements...
Proper standardization of natural herbal health supplements is achieved through the "Herbal Standards for Extraction" procedure. This age old process is time consuming and expensive. The higher the percentage of standardization, the more costly, and effective, the supplement. Take the 25:1 standardized Suma Extract found in Adaptogen N for example; this peak grade extract, dubbed "Ultra Suma", is many, many times more expensive and effective than the common 5% extract found in most all other Suma root supplements.
With the dramatic growth in the herbal health supplements industry over the past ten years, some unconscionable suppliers began to illegally "spike" or completely substitute the listed herbal compounds with cheaply produced synthetic drug analogs which mimic portions of the natural herbal consituents.
Synthetic drugs act differently in the body. These drugs can present serious health risks and are often addictive. Consumers trust that when they buy herbal supplements they are getting a safe, effective tool for improving health and quality of life. Their intent is to utilize a safe alternative to drugs. Sadly, some so-called "health products" are anything but healthy.
INDICTMENT OF AN HERB SPIKER:
The owner of a Colorado Springs company, James R. Cameron, was indicted for spiking his supposed "herbal fat loss supplement" with the primary ingredient in methamphetamine, the drug commonly known as speed. Authorities say his formula caused significant health problems for consumers and was connected to the death of a Texas woman. Many other similar cases exist, unfortunately.
When BioCeuticals Research and Development analytical laboratory discovered the practice of spiking herbs was becoming more and more common, they went to work to find a solution. The challenge was that in most cases conventional testing methods could only quantify "active" material, and thus offered no clue of origin. The goal of the team was to develop an unbeatable testing method, one which would achieve 100% validation in detecting undisclosed and unwanted synthetics in herbal health supplements.
Following over a year of research, the groundbreaking result is the new Patented testing procedure called "InfraProven". InfraProven Certification provides an iron-clad assurance to consumers that their herbal supplements are, without question, pure, unadulterated and 100% of botanical origin. To quote from a recent BioCeutical press release, "Getting back to what was intended for us to do with natural herbal creations, providing safe and natural alternatives to dangerous drugs, is our goal. With our discovery and research, consumers can now feel safe about the herbs they consume".
All herbal health supplements displaying the Muscle And Sports Science logo are tested and awarded InfraProven Certification. This is your iron-clad assurance of 100% botanical orgin, absolute purity, safety and peak potency. When you purchase Adaptogen N with herbal extracts of Tribulus Terrestris, Ultra Suma and Eurycoma Longifolia - Kre-Anabolyn with Leuzea Rhaponticum Carthamoides - Burn It Up! containing real 10:1 Maca - or the potency standard in Yohimbe Extract - Yohimbe Supreme - you know you're getting guaranteed quality herbal health supplements you can trust and (most importantly) real results.
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