Cultures from around the world have used herbs for countless therapeutic and culinary purposes—for seasoning, for inspiring, for enjoying, and for healing. Herbs contain some of the most amazing natural compounds that we know. When it comes to medicinal herbs for health, there are different ways of unlocking an herb’s unique profile of phytonutrients for our bodies’ benefit. Some compounds are water soluble (like those in tea leaves), others are best extracted using ethanol (alcohol). Still other compounds may be fats or oils that won’t dissolve well in water or alcohol. Fortunately, New Chapter’s extraction technologies help us preserve a plant’s beneficial compounds, including its beneficial fats and oils.
At New Chapter, we aim to deliver Nature’s whole wisdom in our supplements. To do so, we use full-spectrum methods that include traditional methods as well as supercritical CO2 extraction. What is supercritical extraction? It’s a proprietary process that uses natural carbon dioxide to gently extract delicate plant compounds, including beneficial oils. The method can also highly concentrate phytonutrients, so the constituents of the finest whole herbs can be delivered in just one or two capsules. Our herbal joint pain reliever Zyflamend is a great example of this approach. You can also check out our herbal Force products for their specific benefits!