NO FILLERS, BINDERS OR OTHER ADDITIVES
No Fillers, Binders or other additives. . .GUARANTEED
Supplements work ONLY because of the active ingredients in them. So why are almost all supplements on the market laden with in-active ones?? Fillers, binders, anti-caking agents, lubricants, coating agents, disintegrants, preservatives, colouring agents, flavouring agents. . . and this list is by no means complete. TerraNova is one of only a few full-range nutritional supplement companies in Europe to be 100% free from in-active manufacturing additives in ALL of its products.
So why are such additives (often referred to as excipients) used in the first place? In the case of tablets, certain additives are actually essential - such as binders (to help the ingredients bind properly when the tablet is compressed) and disintegrants (to facilitate the breakdown of the tablet in the digestive system). This is why all TerraNova products are either in a 2-piece vegetarian capsule or powder form, instead of tablets. In the case of 2-piece capsules, additives are not actually essential. However, presumably because they make manufacturing easier, faster and more efficient - and therefore, cheaper - almost all encapsulated nutritional supplements on the market also contain additives. At TerraNova, our decision to completely avoid additives underlines our deep commitment to put product purity above cost savings and manufacturing convenience.
Due to the physical characteristics of certain unadulterated botanicals we use, some TerraNova products have presented us with supreme manufacturing challenges to overcome because of our refusal to use excipients. For example, our Living Multinutrient formula takes around four times longer to manufacture than it would if we allowed the use of anti-caking agents and other excipients. This is partly because the encapsulation process must be significantly slowed down due to the fact that, without anti-caking agents, the powder does not flow as readily into the capsules. Ironically, this need to slow down encapsulation, which actually applies to all TerraNova products to varying degrees, has one huge advantage. High-speed encapsulation generates heat, and heat can denature enzymes and other sensitive nutritional and botanical compounds. Because TerraNova ingredients are not exposed to denaturing levels of heat before or during encapsulation, their activity is protected from unnecessary environmental damage.