Q: Why make a glycerin-based herbal rather than alcohol-based?
A: These botanicals are made through dynamic processes, extracting heat-sensitive compounds with glycerin. This allows for more bioavailability of the organic compounds found in the herbs that would otherwise be denatured and rendered inert by alcohol. Additionally, by making our tinctures alcohol-free, we aim to make a more inclusive product for all!
Q: How can an herbal support joint health?
A: Some herbs may support joint health by inhibiting certain cytokines which may support collagen health.
Q: How does an herbal support gut health?
A: Some herbals may support gut health by modulating bacteria and/or promoting the integrity of the intestinal barrier.
Q: What is an herbal tonic?
A: An herbal tonic is an herb or botanical complex that supports overall health and maintenance of bodily systems and promotes a sense of well-being.
Q: What is the content of Cat’s Claw in this product?
A: While this is a proprietary blend (and thus we cannot disclose the amounts of Cat’s Claw in the product), this is also just a difficult question to answer! Most of our herbal products are glycerites, which means that the botanicals are steeped in glycerin to extract the beneficial constituents and compounds contained in the botanical(s).
Rather than thinking of it like a recipe, where a certain amount of x is added to y, it may be easier to think of it like a tea bag steeped in hot water. The tea it produces doesn't contain what was contained in the tea bag (otherwise you're drinking small bits of whatever was in your tea bag!), but the steeping process pulls flavors, aromatics, and various compounds from the bag of tea. The process of creating a glycerite herbal product is similar to this!