Herbal Extract Methods and Strengths [Change How You Take Herbs Today]

Herbal Extract Methods and Strengths [Change How You Take Herbs Today]


In the herbal world in general,
you get what you pay for. Hi, I’m Logan Christopher from Lost Empire
Herbs and I want to show you in this video a few details you need
to know about understanding, extract strength and extract type. Something that we hear from our customers
sometimes is that our herbs are too expensive, especially compared to much
else that is out there. But like I said, you get what you pay for.
In general, people are actually making
apples to oranges comparisons
with herbs because they do not understand these details
about extracts, strength and type. For instance,
let’s start with Tongkat Ali. This is a hundred to one extract. That means it takes a hundred pounds of
the Tongkat Ali root that is distilled down through the water extraction to
make one pound of the extract powder. This is very,
very potent stuff. This is a stronger extract and most of
our other herbs that are out there. Now, the problem with this detailed extract
strength is that some people will, uh, inflate these numbers. There are
people that will sell you. Oh, we have a 200:1 Tongkat Ali
extract or 250:1. Well, you know,
I’ve experimented with a few things. I haven’t found a lot of
difference between these. It’s easy for a supplier to say,
Oh, ours is 20x or 3 x when it’s really
actually more accurately if measured somewhere around 10x.
So you do have to be aware of that. So here I have some of our Reishi. Now
with our medicinal mushrooms especially, we tend to have some far stronger
extracts than many other people out there. Some people will sell you raw Reishi.
There’s a problem with this one. Your body cannot digest raw Reishi,
especially it being a woody mushrooms. But there’s uh,
some debate and I lean toward the side. Your body cannot really digest
raw, raw mushrooms, in general. We have a 16 to 1 duel
extract of our Reishi powder. So what does this mean?
Once again, 16 pounds of Rishi down
to one pound of extracts. So to make this small amount, this is going to take like one huge Reishi
mushroom to yield something like this one or a couple depending
on the size of them. In addition to is a duel
extract. What does that mean? Uh, typically it means extracted with
water and with alcohol or ethanol. Uh, the reason this is done and we do this
with many of our herbs is that different components will be drawn
out of the mushroom from the
water and from the alcohol. So if you just make a tea with an herb
or you just make a normal tincture, then you’re only getting one of
these fractions of the things. And this is especially important
with the Reishi mushroom, actually all of the medicinal mushrooms
to do a duel extract with them. We sometimes even go a step beyond that
and I’ll get to that in a second with some of our tinctures. So,
uh, the Reishi mushroom, 16 to 1 dual extraction of that, a lot of other people are going to be
selling you the mycelium product of the mushroom and this can be good. I think
there’s still some benefits in there, but historically, and really,
uh, I think the, the mushroom, the fruiting body itself
really concentrates the stuff
you want to get out of it. With Reishi, here’s a good test you can do to see if
the product you’re having is really good or not.
Reishi should be incredibly bitter. I’d take this and bitter just all
throughout my mouth, extremely strong. There are some suppliers that sell
Reishi that do not taste bitter. What does that mean?
It doesn’t have any of the triterpenes. Some of the most important compounds
of the Rishi really bring that bitter flavor.
So our 16 to 1 Reishi, I would put that up against pretty
much anything else on the market. It’s going to be a far stronger product. So although it costs a lot for a small
bag, this stuff is extremely concentrated. Next, I want to talk about some of our
tinctures are tinctures, many of them, not all of them go through
a spagyric process. So I talked about the dual extraction
where you are extracting the water and the alcohol soluble components
and putting those together. Well these spagyrics tinctures
go another step beyond that, they take the matter once it has been
extracted through the alcohol and it gets burned down to an ash that gets separated
out till we have the the crystalline body of the herb and that is
put back into the tinctures. It’s an extremely time intensive and
labor intensive process to do this. And I do have other videos that cover
what really goes into this spagyrics process. But what it yields is once again a
stronger thing that we have there. So with our mushroom alchemy tincture,
for instance, no one else on the market
has anything like this. This is a triple extracted cause it is
extracted with water with alcohol and this spagyric salt process is added in and
they’re on all seven of the mushrooms found inside. We do have a couple
herbs that are not extracted at all, are a very popular pine pollen in the
powdered form. Also like our Maca. So these are just the raw herb, essentially the bulk herbs
that is available out there. So you really need to understand and that
could cover every single herb in this fashion. But those details are
found on all of our product pages. If you are comparing and looking at
our Reishi versus a competitor’s Reishi, you really have to look at the details
of this extract strength and if that extra strength is accurate, once again,
some people do inflate these numbers. We don’t do that.
Uh, we strive to really deliver you the best
and most accurate information available. But look at that compared to others. And you may find that a Reishi is actually
cheaper for the value it provides. I’ve heard from several customers
before that have told us, you know, your herbs are kind of expensive. So I went to this other supplier and I
got their stuff and I took it and it did not give me the same effects. So I came back to you guys and I’m
going to stay here because that kept happening over and over again.
So it’s not just about the cost, but it is about the value. And when
you understand the extract strengths, there’s a reason why people are getting
amazing results with our herbs and our feeling the effects from them. That’s because we packed some
punch behind what we got. We have some very powerful herbs that
can deliver those benefits to you. So as I said, a lot more
information over at Lostempireherbs.com, if you check out any of our
product pages somewhere on that page, it’s going to be telling you how the
herbs are extracted, the strength of it, and why that matters for delivering
these potent benefits your way.

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