Natural: Just What Does This Mean to Us?
Bruce Brightman - founder, LifeSource Vitamins
Natural products are simply better than synthetics for supporting optimal
health and wellness. We carry both natural and nature-identical products in
many different categories, including supplements, foods, and personal care
products. Our natural product selection helps to differentiate us from the
mass market. We also differentiate ourselves from many companies in our own
industry who claim to sell natural products. However, when you read their
product labels, you find a host of synthetic ingredients and additives.
This cannot produce a healthy environment for the body to thrive in! I have
always wanted LifeSource Vitamins to be a company that when you see our
logo on it you just know that the products are made of all natural,
synthetic free nutrients, the way it should be! We go to greater lenghts to
make our products pure and clean. How could we not, We answer to God! We
are a family-owned company and we are not beholden to investors or
Let's go over just a few of the natural ingredients that you will find in
LifeSource Vitamins products:
Chondroitin sulfate is a key ingredient in the fight for joint support.
Clinical studies demonstrating efficacy are based on bovine Chondroitin
(from cow). However, Chondroitin is more cheaply available from porcine
(from pig) and chicken sources. We not use the unproven pig and chicken
forms, which are prevalent in the market.
CoQ10 is a particularly important antioxidant. However, there are two
forms: the naturally produced fermented trans-CoQ10 form and the synthetic,
cheaper cis-form. The trans form is the form found in your body, while the
cis-form is chemically different. LifeSource only sells the natural
all-trans form of CoQ10.
The natural form of most amino acids is the L-form, (Glycine and Taurine
have only a single form with no "L" designation. Synthetic forms are the
D-form or the DL-form. There is some evidence that the D and DL forms are
toxic or less bioavailable. LifeSource Foods does not sell the mass
produced synthetic forms; only natural L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, L-Lysine,
Fish Oil Purification:
Our fish oils are almost all molecularly distilled. This physical
separation and purification process produces the best quality fish oil,
free of harmful levels of heavy metal contaminants and pesticides. A common
concern with fish oils is mercury content. Our fish oil is mercury-free.
Natural Vitamin E:
Synthetic vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol) is chemically and physiologically
different from the natural family of Vitamin E isomers, which consists of 4
tocopherols (including d-alpha-tocopherol) and 4 tocotrienols. LifeSource
only sells the natural "d" forms of Vitamin E.
Organic products are the most natural. No pesticides, herbicides or
fungicides are used in cultivation. This is good for our environment, and
LifeSource is taking measures to increase our selection of organic
Some natural products will oxidize when stored. To keep this from
happening, we include silica-gel packs to remove moisture, and in some
cases use Agelessr anti-oxygen packets, which reduce oxidation and keep the
product in the bottle as fresh and natural as possible.
* While it is important to know what is included in every bottle of
supplements, it is equally important to assure what is not included and
why. LifeSource has the quality standards, lab expertise and GMP
infrastructure to guarantee exactly what you won't find in any of our
products. The following items ARE NOT FOUND in any LifeSource products.
LifeSource does not use any alcohols in food or supplements. Only grain
alcohol - ethanol - is used in some of our liquid extracts. No synthetic
alcohols are used.
We do not use aluminum in our formulas, as it has been associated with
Chlorinated organic compounds are not found in nature. These compounds are
toxic and very dangerous. PCBs and dioxin are examples. Sucralose is
another example. LifeSource does not formulate with chlorinated compounds.
Ephedra and Bitter Orange:
The FDA has banned Ephedra. But even during the years when Ephedra was
legal, LifeSource never sold Ephedra, as we have always been concerned
about its abuse, not about its proper use. Today, bitter orange is commonly
used as a substitute for Ephedra in many formulas. LifeSource does not use
bitter orange in our formulas.
LifeSource does not use common mass market multivitamin excipients like
hydrogenated oil, talc, Crospovidone, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Chromic
Chloride, Hypromellose, Nickelous Sulfate, Polysorbate 80, Sodium
Metavanadate, Sodium Silicaluminate, Sorbic Acid, Triethyl Citrate,
Glucose, Polyethylene Glycol, or Lactose Monohydrate. These excipients are
designed to make manufacturing processes more efficient and less expensive,
but products containing these synthetic excipients can no longer claim to
be natural, which is one of the many reasons we don't use them.
LifeSource is opposed to genetic modification, because there are real and
unknown harmful effects. Unfortunately, much of the world's supply of corn
and soybeans is genetically modified which is why we continue to offer more
products that are certified GMO-free. When we say certified we mean
thorough and complete documentation from the source farm to your door,
which is also referred to as identity_preserved (IP). In some cases
ingredients we use are GMO-free, but do not have complete documentation, so
we don't declare products with these ingredients to be GMO-free, unlike
others. Keep in mind that testing doesn't necessarily insure that an
ingredient's source is non-GMO, as certain fractions such as lecithin and
vitamins C & E can be derived from GMO crops yet contain no detectable
Natural botanicals may contain background levels of heavy metals because
heavy metals are naturally occurring in soil and water. We test all of our
herbal ingredients and products to ensure that their heavy metal content is
within recognized safe levels. A concern with fish oils is mercury content.
LifeSource fish oils are purified by molecular distillation or similarly
effective processes and are mercury-free.
LifeSource does not sell androstenedione, estrogen, testosterone, or DHEA
(dehydroepiandrosterone). These are all steroid and/or anabolic supplements
that may have potentially harmful side effects.
Hydrogenated fats and trans-fats:
Hydrogenation is a chemical process where unsaturated fats (vegetable oils)
are chemically modified to make them more solid at room temperature.
Artificial trans-fats are a particular form of these chemically modified
fats. These man-made fats are unhealthy and have contributed to the obesity
of America. LifeSource does not formulate our products with either of these
Irradiation is used to kill bacteria. But irradiation also has side
effects, transforming the natural components in herbs and botanicals into
unnatural molecules. LifeSource conducts microbiological tests, and rejects
ingredients where this test indicate sterilization by irradiation.
Many natural ingredients contain naturally occurring low levels of
microbes. However, high microbial contamination and contamination with
pathogens and aflatoxin are potentially unsafe. We have an in-house
state-of-the-art microbiology lab staffed with professional microbiologists
that test our materials and products against microbial contamination.
These synthetic chemicals are widely found in personal care products as
preservatives. Many brands that prominently declare themselves to be
natural use parabens - making their claim untrue. LifeSource does not
formulate its Personal Care products with Parabens.
We use pesticide-free products as much as possible. Our Panax ginseng is
pesticide-free. Roots are most susceptible to contamination by pesticides.
As described earlier, our fish oils now are primarily molecularly
distilled, then tested for pesticides.
Peak E free Tryptophan:
LifeSource has demanding specifications for our L-Tryptophan products. All
of our L-Tryptophan products are free of detectable levels of Peak E. Peak
E contamination was linked to a disabling autoimmune illness in 1989.
LifeSource audits all its sources of L-Tryptophan and tests every lot for
contamination. If any Peak E is found, the lot is rejected.
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and Propylene Glycol (PPG):
PEG is antifreeze. PPG is in the same family. LifeSource does not use any
PEG or PPG in our supplements, and is replacing the PPG in our deodorant
stick. All of our health and beauty products will soon be PEG- and
a PEG derivative, is used in many formulas to increase bioavailability.
This petroleum-derived synthetic ingredient is not used in any of our
products. Did you know that many enhanced delivery CoQ10 formulas contain
Polysorbate 80? Our CoQ10 formulas do not contain Polysorbate 80.
Some natural herbs contain these alkaloids which are hepatotoxins (liver
toxins). These herbs include comfrey and butterbur. Our butterbur is free
of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, and we do not sell comfrey for internal use.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS):
This nasty, toxic synthetic surfactant is also widely used in personal care
products such as shampoos and oral products such as toothpaste. NOW Foods
does not use SLS.
All Natural, No Synthetics is what we are all about here at LifeSource
Vitamins! This is how we earn your trust each and every day!
Bruce Brightman – founder
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Every LifeSource Vitamins product exceeds all regulatory standards and
requirements set forth in the FDA's Code of Federal Regulation. (
21 CFR, part 111
as well as all Good Manufacturing Practices enforced by the FDA. CGMP's
provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of
manufacturing processes and facilities. (
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