The Importance of Sourcing Quality Ingredients

The Importance of Sourcing Quality Ingredients

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You wouldn’t want chemical additives in your drinking water, and you certainly don’t want harmful additives or fillers in your supplements. While there’s a long list of things to consider when purchasing a supplement, one of the most important is where the manufacturer is getting their ingredients — and what those ingredients contain.

At Dr. Sebi’s Cell Food, quality sourcing of ingredients is one of our top priorities — if not the top priority. After all, our mission of bringing you the healing power of nature via botanical extracts and herbs is jeopardized if our products aren’t pure and natural.

Why does that matter and why are we so committed to this principle? Here’s why we believe in bringing you the highest-quality supplements.

Importance of Quality Sourcing

Adhering to Dr. Sebi's original vision means maintaining his high standards. As such, all of our products are 100% natural. All the raw ingredients that make up Dr. Sebi's Cell Food are wild-crafted and grown sustainably — without the use of chemicals. 

Our suppliers are carefully vetted, and adherence to ethical standards and sustainable farming practices is critically important. Whenever possible, we select small, independent farms to help preserve traditional farming practices and support the local community.

All of this ensures that the bio-mineral compounds found in Dr. Sebi's Cell Food are made exclusively from plants that retain their original alkalinity and effectiveness.

Dangers of Poorly-Sourced Ingredients

1.They Aren’t Regulated.

Unfortunately, there’s no one universal set of guidelines for supplement manufacturing. This makes it extremely difficult for consumers to distinguish safe, effective supplements from the unsafe or ineffective ones.

Unlike drugs, which must go through a rigorous approval process before they can be marketed, dietary supplements are not subject to the same scrutiny. As a result, the quality and purity of the ingredients used in supplements can vary greatly from one product to another. Some supplements may contain contaminants, impurities, or even prescription drugs that can be harmful to health.

Additionally, many companies tout benefits of their products that they can’t deliver on — either because the claims are too far-fetched and unsupported by science or their products contain the wrong formulation.

2.They Can Cause Adverse Reactions.

Low-quality ingredients used in supplements can have serious health consequences. Every year, there are a reported 23,000 ER visits for “adverse events” related to supplements, according to an October 2015 study. Weight-loss and energy supplements, in particular, resulted in palpitations, chest pain, or tachycardia.

In other cases, products contain lead or other heavy metals, which can accumulate in the body over time and cause serious health problems, including brain damage, anemia, and kidney damage. 

Still, others may contain allergens, such as gluten or dairy, that can cause an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals. Some products may even contain prescription drugs, such as steroids or stimulants, which can interact with other medications and cause serious side effects.

3.They Tend to Be Less Effective — or Ineffective.

In addition to safety concerns, low-quality ingredients can also affect the effectiveness of supplements. For example, the potency of minerals can vary widely, depending on the source and quality of the ingredients used. 

If a product contains low-quality ingredients, it may not provide the intended benefits, even if the individual takes the recommended dosage. On the other hand, high-quality ingredients — like the ones sourced by Dr. Sebi’s — are more likely to be absorbed and utilized by the body, providing the intended benefits and supporting overall health and wellness.

Bioavailability refers to the extent to which a nutrient can be absorbed and utilized by the body. High-quality ingredients are more likely to have a higher bioavailability, meaning they are more easily absorbed and utilized by the body. 

This is important because it ensures that the individual is getting the maximum benefits from the supplement, and that they are not wasting their money on a product that is not providing the intended benefits.

4.They Aren’t Sustainably Sourced.

    Sustainably-sourced ingredients are important for both health and environmental reasons. When ingredients are sourced sustainably, it ensures that the environment is protected and that future generations can continue to benefit from the resources used to make the supplements. 

    Sustainably sourced ingredients also tend to be of higher quality, as the suppliers are more likely to use best practices to maintain the quality of the ingredients over time.

    The Bottom Line

    Sourcing high-quality ingredients for supplements is crucial for ensuring the safety and efficacy of these products. High-quality ingredients are more likely to be free from contaminants, impurities, and allergens, and they’re also more likely to be absorbed and utilized by the body, providing the intended benefits. 

    Sustainably sourced ingredients are also important, as they help protect the environment and ensure that future generations can continue to benefit from the resources used to make supplements. 

    Dr. Sebi taught us to use the right kind of ingredients. The ones that would align with our natural affinity and electrify the body. We are proud to continue his work by implementing his teachings and honoring his legacy with every herb we use. 

    1 comment

    i am wondering how would i purchase a list of all the food herbs and spices. on the alkaline list???

    wanda henson

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