Our ingredients are globally sourced. Although our first choice is U.S.-grown superfoods, there are times when the complexity of our formulas requires sourcing quality ingredients from outside the U.S.
Sourcing globally means seeking out the highest-quality, most nutrient-dense superfoods. Sometimes sources are dictated by superfoods that are specific to a certain habitat and thus are sourced from their native environment. Like Klamath Lake blue green algae from southern Oregon, U.S. High vitamin C fruits such as acerola cherry and acai are Brazil, and whole maca root and yacon root powders are sourced from Peru. We look to India for moringa leaf, turmeric root, amla berry, and shilajit.
When sourcing, we also look into the sustainability of the crop and how its cultivation impacts the ecological system, like our U.S.-grown cereal grasses and spirulina or our North Atlantic seaweeds. Kelp, bladderwrack, and dulse are wildcrafted from the North Atlantic along the coast of Canada, and our nori is wildcrafted from the South Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Argentina. These are just a few of many examples.
To ensure that the materials meet our standards for identity, purity, strength, and composition, and that you as the consumer receive the cleanest and highest quality products, we perform extensive material testing. All ingredients are required to pass rigorous testing for heavy metals and pesticides along with testing for botanical identity, microbials, gluten, GMOs, and irradiation.