Paradise Herbs - Earth's Blend One Daily Superfood Multivitamin with No Iron - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Paradise Herbs Earth's Blend One Daily Superfood Multivitamin with No Iron is truly a Nature Synergized Superfood. Their technology uses real whole-food goodness paired with vitamins, minerals, probiotics and herbs to go beyond mere deficiencies and help support overall whole system health. Based on the original Orac-Energy Greens formula, just one vegetarian capsule gives you the antioxidant power of over 7 servings of fruits and vegetables while supporting sustained energy, focus, concentration, vitality, immunity and well-being.
Paradise Herbs affirms its commitment to innovation and leadership in the antioxidant market by delivering a patented formula that attacks the full range of free radicals. Free radicals are reactive species that can have adverse effects on normal physiological functions. Studies associate the five major types of free radicals hydroxyl, peroxyl, peroxynitrite, singlet oxygen and superoxide anion with a wide range of degenerative health conditions. Antioxidants function as a vital line of defense against free radicals by blocking their attack on DNA, vital proteins, lipids and amino acids. The previous Orac assay industry-standard test could only measure antioxidant activity on one of the five types of free radicals, the peroxyl radical. Fortunately, recent technology has resulted in a comprehensive new testing method called the Total ORAC assay which is now possible to target and measure the effects of antioxidants on all five types of free radicals or the full range of major free radicals found in the body.
Ultra Absorption + Highest Quality
Unlike tablets that contain binders, fillers, magnesium stearate or stearic acid (which may inhibit absorption), their vegetarian caps dissolve quickly in the digestive tract. In addition they provide the active, readily usable forms of vitamins B2, B6 & B12 while using the most soluble and absorbable mineral chelates as (Krebs) bound to citrate, aspartate-malate.
At Paradise Herbs they have spent years developing and perfecting products that retain the true essence and natural balance of nature in a form that is safe and effective for even the most sensitive of individuals. Their core philosophy is based on seven standards of excellence: Quality, Purity, Potency, Efficacy, Safety, Sustainability and Value. Their ongoing commitment and innovation for these standards is reflected in everything they do. They are continually dedicated to sourcing and formulating premium, ultra pure products that meet the highest standards of excellence.
The ORAC products now say 40,000 ORAC. Is the formula different?
Label changes from 12,000 ORAC to 40,000 ORAC. Initially ORAC values were based on 1 oxide radical. But now with the new improved industry standard that can test total ORAC values (five oxide radicals), they updated their label to reflect that versus their previous label. Their formula has not changed, but the testing protocol has been upgraded and their product demonstrated over 40,000 total ORAC which is what is now reflected in their updated label. Of course their product is still Lab Certified by Brunswick Labs whom are experts in ORAC testing.
Which products contain gluten?
Gluten concerns arise when wheat, barley and oat products are being used such as in their ORAC Energy greens and Protein & Greens. The wheat and barley juice powders used in their product are harvested from young grasses before the gluten containing endosperms develop and are considered by the suppliers to be gluten free. However there is always a chance for some gluten with these ingredients and growers do not want to guarantee otherwise. They have recently sent product out for gluten testing and they are still pending results. Previously they did this test and they came in with a result of 23ppm and in order to make a gluten FREE claim you have to be under 20ppm. It really also depends if a person is deathly allergic to gluten or just has a gluten sensitivity, in which the later would not have any reaction to such a small level, but they would not recommend the use of any wheat and barley grass for celiac as the risk factor is to great.
What are the vegetarian capsules made from?
The vcaps are made from vegetable cellulose.
Are any of the products made in China?
All of their products are made in the USA, however they do source some herbs from pristine remote regions of China as these herbs are indigenous and provide the highest quality available.
What is the base/source of the vegetable cellulose in this product?
The vegetable cellulose is in regards to the capsules. The capsules are high-quality, high performance HPMC (hypromellose) capsules.
Are there cotton inserts in the vitamins?
Paradise Herbs uses a food grade cellophane (A thin, flexible, transparent cellulose material made from wood pulp used in food packaging and wrapping) with their liquid vcaps in place of cotton.
Are there any fillers or binders in the products?
They do not use any fillers or binders. They pride themselves on the purity of their products and strive to deliver the greatest and purest products possible, just as nature intended.
Are there added flavors or sweeteners in the products?
Their Orac Energy Greens contain 1 gram of sugar. It is very low and from the antioxidant fruit extracts and naturally occurring polysaccharides that are good for helping to build the immune system. They do NOT add any flavors or sweeteners.
Is it safe to give your product to a child?
They highly recommend you speak with a medical practitioner before giving their formula to children. On a side note they are currently working on a children's formula.
The capsules are colored instead of clear. Is this normal?
Yes it is normal. The color added in the capsule is a vegetable chlorophyll that acts as a light barrier to better protect the ingredients.
How long after opening the product does the potency remain at 100%?
That would depend on a number of environmental factors, but generally if kept in a stable dry place it should be fine for a lot longer than the daily serving period.
Are Paradise Herbs products caffeine free?
Their green tea leaves are picked very young when caffeine levels are low. The finished extract only contains between 3-5% which is considered decaffeinated. So per capsule there is only about 7-12 mg. Consider this: the avg cup of coffee today contains 100 mg to 200 mg.
I'm allergic to almonds, cashews, flax, soy, eggs & dairy. Can I still use this product?
Yes you can.
Can I take their products during pregnancy?
They would not recommend using any herbs during pregnancy without consulting a licensed medical practitioner.
What is the MSM derived from in their OptiMSM product?
They use optimsm.
Do they test their products for pesticides?
Their products are test to be free of pesticides.
Do they use any magnesium stearate in any of their products?
They do NOT use any flow agents or filler such as magnesium stearate.
Are their products free of solvents?
They never say without solvents, just HARSH SOLVENTS. The only things they use are purified water and grain alcohol. No Hexane, Acetane, Methane....etc.
Can I still use the product after the expiration date?
Probabilities are that it is fine, but their stability testing do not go beyond the exp date. They recommend purchasing another bottle.
Are the herbalized concentrates standardized?
Many of their extracts do have standardized marker compounds, but their philosophy is in keeping with an herbs constituents and not fractionizing out a "deemed" active compound. Therefore they concentrate the herb down as a whole, similar to reduction cooking, but without the temperature. In the end they are only looking to remove the indigestible fiber and concentrate all of the other compounds.
I purchased their product a year ago, the substance inside the caps now seem to be rock hard. Can I still take it?
Once the seal of the bottle is opened air and water in that air will get in. The herbal extracts can get hydroscopic from this water content (they are talking about very small particles of air and water here, much less than you take in a breath). This will only effect the product in appearance and not effectiveness.
Are any of their products enteric coated?
None of their products are enteric coated.
About Paradise Herbs
Paradise Herbs & Essentials Inc. was established in 1994 by their founder and formulator and has been family owned and operated ever since. With a combined experience of over 26 years of training, experience and research in the natural health foods industry along with their founders extensive background in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Euro-Native American herbalism they have established themselves as a company with big ideas and even higher standards. Their founder has received over ten years of apprentice hands-on training working directly under two Chinese medical doctors with a combined total experience of over sixty years in traditional Chinese medicine. At Paradise they know that the end product is only as good as your starting material. They obtain their herbs from special alliances they have built all over the world. Their herbs are grown where they are indigenous; either ethically and ecologically wild crafted or naturally cultivated without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.