Manna International: Frequently
100% Certified Organic Ingredients
Whole vs. Standardization
Why liquid herbal extracts?
Why is alcohol used?
How much alcohol and how to remove it
Always the Highest Quality for your Health and Wellbeing!
Since we began Manna International, in 1994, our primary purpose has been to be of benefit to the health and well being of all the people who choose to use our products. Therefore, we have always committed ourselves to using only the very best ingredients and methods in every aspect of our manufacturing process. That is why we make all of our products by hand in small batches and bottle only in glass. We use only 100% Certified Organic Ingredients.
Why do you use only 100% Certified Organic Ingredients in Kombucha Manna Drops and Manna Green Tea Extract?
Certified Organic means that the ingredients were grown on soil uncontaminated with pesticides and artificial fertilizers and other toxic chemicals. For example all of our teas are certified organic by Quality Assurance International, an independent third-party organic certifying agency. This means every aspect of the cultivation, handling and packaging of our teas is carefully inspected to insure the authenticity of our promise of organic integrity.
All of the ingredients that go into our Kombucha products are also 100% Certified Organic. We use Certified Organic Teas, Certified Organic Sugar and Certified Organic Alcohol to make Kombucha Manna Drops.
"Whole " vs. "Standardized Products"?
The beauty of herbs, including teas, is that they often contain many constituents that work in harmony to produce the desired benefits and prevent negative side effects. This is often only true when the whole herb is used.
Standardization is more akin to pharmaceutical science and the use of herbs as drugs. To arrive at specific levels in Standardization, toxic solvents are utilized which disrupt the natural relationships occurring in medicinal plants. These concentrates are not naturally occurring and increase possible side effects!
The basis of Herbal medicine relies on the
whole plant or "Full Spectrum" of each plants known and, more often, unknown
constituents. It is this full relationship between all the components an herb
possesses that gives it the ability to synergistically provide and regulate a
healthy therapeutic response.
Why Liquid Extracts?
Fresh and dried herbs processed in a liquid menstrum such as alcohol
preserve the freshness and vitality at the time of processing. This medium of cold process extraction preserves and makes available the full range of medicinal constituent value.
Liquid extracts are absorbed up to 40%
better than capsules and/or
tablets and act in the body much faster. Tasting the herbs also facilitates digestive action and the support of therapeutic function.
Why is alcohol used?
As a solvent, alcohol preserves the freshness, is nontoxic (in small doses), and provides much better extraction than other extraction mediums (i.e. glycerin, vinegar, water) as teas and decoctions. It allows for complete digestion immediately in the stomach increasing absorption and therapeutic response. Alcohol also acts as a preservative and prevents contamination while using the product.
How much alcohol is in a dose of extract and how can I remove it?
Manna International liquid extracts contain 35% Certified Organic Alcohol. The amount of alcohol in 15 drops is probably less than that found in a piece of ripe fruit. By pouring hot water over your extract and stirring for 3 minutes, 90% of this tiny amount of alcohol will be removed. An alternate method, removing even more, is putting the dose in a small glass pot, cover slightly with water and simmer for one minute.
What is the shelf life of liquid herbal extracts?
The herbal industry self determines that shelf life can be for three years when stored properly, away from light, heat and air. Often extracts are good for many years beyond this!
How many milligrams of tea are in each dose?
A general rule of thumb is one 15 drop dose contains approximately 350 milligrams of herb.
What is the correct dosage for Kombucha Manna Drops and Manna Green Tea extracts?
The recommended amount is 15 drops/ one to four times a day. More doses can be taken if required.
If you have any further questions about Kombucha Manna Drops or Manna Green Tea Extract please feel free to contact us.
Manna Green Tea Extract
Kombucha Manna Drops
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.
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