Ingredient definitions

Please find below A full list of the ingredients we use in our products and their definitions.

Allium sativum L. 10:1 (native extract, Maltodextrin) – A species in the onion genus commonly known as garlic.

Anhydrous Citric Acid – A citrus acid commonly used in the production of food products.

Black Iron Oxide – A naturally occurring colourant used for the Mind+ capsules and commonly used in food products.

Calcium Carbonate – A naturally occurring chemical found in rocks.

Calcium Phosphate – A substance commonly used in pharmaceutical manufacture to bind the ingredients of tablets.

Carmine – A colourant used for the Mind+ D capsules and commonly used in food products.

Citrus Bioflavonoids – A polyphenolic compound found in most citrus fruit. Bioflavonoids work very well alongside vitamin C and have been shown to boost its bioavailability.

Cocoactiv – A combination of cocoa extract and maltodextrin that is high in cocoa flavanols.

Cranberry Extract – An extract directly from the cranberry fruit.

Crocus sativus L. (native extract, Dextrin) – A flower from which saffron is extracted.

Croscarmellose Sodium – A substance commonly used in pharmaceutical manufacture to facilitate the breakdown of tablets in the intestinal tract after oral administration.

Curcuma Phospholipid Complex – Meriva® containing naturally-sourced Turmeric (Curcuma longa L) dry extract standardised to contain 18-22% of total curcuminoids; also contains soy to improve bioavailability and microcrystalline cellulose.

Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complex – A combination of gamma Cyclodextrin and co-enzyme Q10.

Dicalcium Phosphate – A substance commonly used in pharmaceutical manufacture to bind the ingredients of tablets.

Ethyl Vanillin – A vanilla flavouring

Ester C – A highly bioavailable form of vitamin C

Ferric Sodium EDTA – A salt of edetic acid that provides bioavailable iron.

Glucosamine Sulphate 2KCl – A naturally occurring chemical found in the body. The extract used in supplements is derived from shellfish.

Gelatin – Gelatin is used in the production of both liquid and solid capsules.

Glycerine – Used in the production process of gelatin capsules to provide durability and flexibility.

Glyceryl Behenate – A fatty acid commonly used in pharmaceutical manufacture as a lubricant to aid the flow of ingredients during the production process.

Hydroxypropyl Cellulose – A coating agent for tablets commonly used in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose – An ingredient derived from vegetable cellulose used to manufacture vegetarian capsules or as a coating for tablets.

LactoLycopene Complex – Our patented, highly bioavailable lycopene formulation containing tomato extract, whey protein, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, polysorbate 80 and lecithin.

Magnesium Hydroxide – An inorganic compound often known as milk of magnesia.

Magnesium Lactate – The magnesium salt of lactic acid.

Magnesium Stearate – The most commonly used substance to prevent caking in tablet production; it prevents the formation of lumps during tablet manufacturing to aid the flow of ingredients during the production process.

Maltodextrin - A simple bulking agent commonly used in tablets and capsules to facilitate the production process

Medium Chain Triglycerides – Fats that are commonly used in tablet coating in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Microcrystalline Cellulose – A simple bulking agent commonly used in tablets and capsules to facilitate the production process.

Miglyol – A form of Medium Chain Triglycerides that is commonly used in tablet coating in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Mono- and Diglycerides of fatty acids – A simple food additive that is used as an emulsifier.

Natural Orange Flavouring – A flavouring agent commonly used in the production of food supplement and in food.

Polysorbate 80 – A common solubilising agent used in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Polyvinylpyrrolidone – A simple binding agent used for the production of tablets in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Potassium Aluminium Silicate – A compound commonly used to prevent caking in the production of tablets and capsules.

Purified Water – Water that has been filtered to remove impurities.

Red Iron Oxide – An inorganic compound commonly used as a colorant for capsules in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Silicon Dioxide – A natural compound commonly used to prevent caking in the production of tablets and capsules, also used in the coloured coating of capsules.

Sodium Selenite – An inorganic form of the trace element selenium.

Sorbitol – a sugar alcohol (polyol) used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industry as a sweetener.

Soy Lecithin – A fat that is commonly used in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Stearic Acid – A fatty acid that is commonly used as an anti-caking agent in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Sunflower Oil – Sunflower oil comes from sunflower seeds and can be used to boost the absorption ingredients like vitamin D3.

Tartrazine – A yellow colourant used for the Vitamin D capsules and commonly used in food products.

Titanium Dioxide – A compound commonly used in the coloured coating of pharmaceutical and food supplement capsules.

Tricalcium Phosphate – A calcium salt commonly used as a bulking agent in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Vitamin A – a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids.

B vitamins help the body convert carbohydrates into glucose, which the body uses to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B-complex vitamins, also help the body metabolize fats and protein.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Acid)

Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin C – A water soluble vitamin also known as L-ascorbic acid.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)– A fat soluble vitamin also known as cholecalciferol.

Vitamin E– A vitamin that dissolves in fat.

White Rice Powder– A simple bulking agent commonly used in tablets and capsules to facilitate the production process.

Yellow Iron Oxide – An inorganic compound commonly used as a colorant for capsules in pharmaceutical manufacture.

Zinc Oxide – An inorganic compound that delivers zinc to the body in food supplements.

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