No fillers, binders or other additives
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, disintegrants, coating agents, sweeteners, colouring agents, flavouring agents. . . and this list is by no means complete. Terranova is one of only a small number of nutritional supplement companies in the world to completely avoid the use of these in-active manufacturing additives. So why are such additives (often referred to as excipients) used in the first place? In the production of tablets, certain additives are actually necessary – such as binders (to help the ingredients bind properly when the tablet is compressed). This is why all Terranova products are in either 2-piece vegetarian capsules, powder or liquid form, instead of tablets. In the case of 2-piece capsules, the use of additives is not necessary. However, because these additives make supplements easier, faster, cheaper and more profitable to manufacture than if you don’t use them, this probably accounts for why almost all of the encapsulated nutritional supplements on the market contain additives as well. In-active manufacturing additives run contrary to Terranova’s standards for product integrity and purity. Among the many reasons why we don’t use them, we feel very strongly that avoiding additives allows the activity of, and synergy between, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, plant enzymes and other beneficial compounds to be experienced in the most profound and intense way - i.e. without additional physiological or biochemical interference. At Terranova, our decision to completely avoid the use of in-active manufacturing additives underlines our deep commitment to putting product quality, purity and integrity above maximizing our own cost savings and manufacturing convenience.