Q: What is the Organic Glycerin Made from?
A: Our Organic Glycerin is derived from Rapeseed, a yellow flowering plant in the mustard family Brassicaceae.
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: What is a Nootropic?
A: Natural nootropics are herbs and botanicals traditionally used to support cognitive function, particularly executive functions — focus, memory, creativity, or motivation — in healthy individuals.
Q: What does Neuroprotective mean?
A: Neuroprotective refers to the preservation of neuronal structure and brain health. Phytochemicals from medicinal plants with these properties play an important part in the brain’s maintenance of chemical balance, influencing neurotransmitters and aiding in the preservation of neuronal structure and function.
Q: What is a ‘traditional use’ herb?
A: A traditional use herb is one with historical usage, dating back as far as thousands of years. Some of these uses may have scientific studies to prove their traditional claims, while others may lack adequate data.
Q: What is the content of ginkgo leaf in this product?
A: While this is a proprietary blend (and thus we cannot disclose the amounts of ginkgo leaf 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!
Q: What kind of studies have been done on Ginkgo Leaf?
A: To determine the accuracy of some of these traditional claims, multiple studies have been conducted, but overall, the data has been conflicting regarding the benefits and dosages of this herb. More studies of longer duration and different dosages would be helpful in gaining better knowledge into the actions and benefits of this herb. To see if this herbal supplement is something that might benefit you, we recommend speaking with your healthcare provider who may be able to assist you regarding the best use of this supplement for your unique body.