Q. How do you ensure the quality, potency and purity of your products?
We have stringent specifications for each of our products. All of our botanicals are sustainably sourced, either through regional wild-crafting techniques or confirmed sustainable farming practices, and are free of pesticides and harmful chemicals. Harvesting takes place at the proper time and season, using strategies that maximize the phytochemical benefits each plant has to offer. We feature patented Albion® mineral amino acid chelates and Grow Company Naturized™ nutrients, world leaders in innovative nutrient technology. Backed by years of extensive research, clinical analysis, and third-party critiques, these premier companies produce highly absorbable, effective nutrients.
Each ingredient is tested for potency and purity, utilizing the most technologically advanced laboratory equipment and scientifically validated methods, such as High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). This ensures that our products are free of dangerous microbes and heavy metals, and that active ingredients are present at optimum levels. Our raw materials are then properly stored at the correct temperature and relative humidity levels in order to ensure stability until the manufacturing process is complete. Our finished products are once again tested for purity, and are issued a Certificate of Analysis (C of A) to confirm composition.
All Natura products are manufactured and stored in facilities that are compliant with the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for dietary supplement manufacturers. GMPs are practices that manufacturers must adhere to; this assures that our products have been tested to be safe, manufactured to our specifications for potency, and stored to ensure stability.
Q. Are any of your products made in China?
Q. Do any of your ingredients originate from China?
Yes. Some herbs that we feature in our formulas (e.g. Chinese skullcap) are cultivated in China, where they are a native species and therefore produce the best quality material. Like all of our raw materials, these herbs are tested for both purity and potency to ensure that they meet our standards for quality.
Q. What is the shelf life of your products?
All products are clearly stamped with a lot number and corresponding expiration or manufacturing date on the bottom of the bottle. Products with manufacturing dates are good for 2 years.
Q. Do any of your formulas require refrigeration?
Yes. Complete Omega Essentials should be refrigerated after opening.
Q. Are any of your ingredients organic?
Yes, we choose certified organic or sustainably harvested wild-crafted botanical extracts whenever possible. Wild-crafted herbs are sometimes chosen over their cultivated counterparts as certain species produce a superior active constituent profile when wild-crafted in their native habitat.
Q. I notice some formulas are offered in two different forms, for example, tincture and capsules. How do the dosages compare?
Vital Adapt, Power Adapt: 1 capsule is equivalent to 1 ml (1 dropper or 30 drops)
Q. Do any of your formulas contain allergens such as soy or wheat gluten?
Yes. While the majority of our formulas do not contain any of the top eight common allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat), a limited number of exceptions have been made. All allergens are clearly identified directly beneath the “Supplement Facts” panel for easy identification.
Q. Are Natura's products gluten-free?
Yes. All our products are gluten-free.
Q. Do any of your products contain soy?
Yes. Complete Omega Essentials contains non-GMO soy derived ingredients.
Q. Do any of your products contain dairy?
Yes. Beyond Whey
Q. Are Natura products GMO-free?
Yes. All products are GMO-free.
Q. Are there any contraindications for taking your formulas along with prescription medications?
We highly recommend discussing all dietary and herbal supplementation with the health care provider who prescribed the medication.
Q. Are your formulas safe for pregnant or nursing mothers?
We highly recommend discussing all dietary and herbal supplementation with your primary health care provider when pregnant or nursing.
Q. Do any of your products contain ingredients banned for athletes?
All of our formula ingredients are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and none of them are on the current list of banned supplements. Donald Yance and Natura co-formulator Dr. Ben Tabachnik have created nutritional sports performance protocols using our formulas for many professional elite athletes. Nevertheless, because competitive sports regulations are continually evolving, we recommend consulting with an expert in the specific sport of interest for the most up-to-date information.
Q. What makes your Naturized® food grown nutrients better than other supplements?
Naturized® food grown nutrients are whole food nutrients that possess a form readily absorbed and utilized by the body. They are produced through a unique process that results in a highly bio-available nutrient. Read more about Naturized® ingredients here.
Q. Can you safely combine Natura products?
Yes. Our products are generally safe to use together. The entire product line was designed for both standalone/individual applications as well as in combination. Some are even referred to as “companion formulas” signifying specific synergistic relationships that yield improved results.
Q. I see several of your formulas contain licorice, and I’m concerned about it elevating my blood pressure.
Licorice has a long history in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that goes back thousands of years. It is found in over half of their traditional formulas. As in TCM, licorice in Natura formulations is used primarily as a harmonizing agent, helping to create synergy between the formulas constituents. The amount of licorice utilized is very small, generally composing 2-3% of the formula. Used as directed, this delivers a dosage of glycyrrhizic acid that is far below the threshold known to induce blood pressure elevation.
Q. Do you have a specific protocol for ________?
Natura is prohibited by law from answering questions regarding disease specific application. Answers to these types of questions depend on a variety of factors and should be addressed by a qualified health care professional. Click here for a list of practitioners familiar with our product line.
Q. Is there gluten in your grain alcohol?
No. Pure grain alcohol does not contain any gluten. Grain alcohol is produced through a distillation process; therefore, when the alcohol is distilled, it is completely separated from any grain used to produce it during fermentation. Alcohol is volatile, which means it becomes a gas when heated during the distillation process. Once transformed, the alcohol molecules enter a curved distillation tube, the molecules cool, and then condense back into purified liquid alcohol. The alcohol then drains out into a sterile vessel for collection. It is impossible for any trace of gluten to make this journey. Gluten is incapable of becoming a gas; therefore, it is left behind with all other non-volatile materials utilized in the distillation process.