St Francis' New Herbal Capsules

Now begins the historic launch of St Francis’ herbal caps…. an exciting product that captures the best of two worlds, namely, the convenience of capsules coupled with greater potency than is found in other capsules (only a couple needed a day!). Our caps are more potent, precisely because they are powdered extracts, which is simply a dried tincture that is encapsulated. Our intent, however, is never to lure people away from the industry-leading bioavailability of our tinctures, but rather to offer a superior alternative to those capsule-loving customers who come into your store.

Simply putting powdered herb in a capsule, as many other manufacturers do, can result in a product that is a challenge to digest and assimilate especially for harder herb parts, like seeds or roots.. Our approach is an effective, innovative departure from this norm. The idea for this line was years in the making, prompted by numerous suggestions made to us over time, urging us to get something like this going. Because we are quite well aware that most people prefer capsules, we acknowledge the critical importance of this new initiative and have committed ourselves to the highest possible standards of quality. First and foremost, this means that we use the most recent harvest of certified organic herbs.

It could be said that our capsules are high potency “dried tinctures”—that is to say, liquid tinctures that have been dried to powder form in a benign, low heat process and encapsulated for ease of use and concentrated effectiveness. What elevates the therapeutic effectiveness of our dried tinctures above many other encapsulated herbs on the market is precisely this pre-extraction of the active constituents.

Our high potency herbal capsules are typically 5:1 extracts, meaning that every mg of the crude equivalent in a capsule is five times more potent than the equivalent amount in its raw herb form. For example, a 150 mg capsule of our Rhodiola is equivalent to 750 mg of the crude root (5 X 150 mg). Typically, we call the latter figure (750 mg in this case) the Dried Herb Equivalent or DHE, which is a critical benchmark in judging the relative potency of various herbal products. Most other herbal capsules on the market consist of dried, crude herb that, unlike ours, has not undergone any kind of liquid extraction process. In those instances, this means that the weight of the capsule is the same as the Dried Herb Equivalent. There is no process of extraction or concentration. It also means that you have to consume much higher dosages to achieve the same result and, even so, the bioavailability is questionable. In striking contrast, our capsule line, with its high extract ratios, makes for elegantly simple, effective dosages—something we’re proud to stand by.

We have released 13 new and innovative powdered extracts to add to our existing line of VegiCaps. Check them out!

Single Herbs

Ashwagandha
Testosterone Production • Stress/Anxiety
(NPN pending; 12:1 potency; 300 mg capsules)
Helps promote healthy testosterone production in males. Helps increase resistance to stress/anxiety in individuals with a history of chronic stress, thereby improving their overall quality of life. Athletic support or workout/exercise supplement.

Astragalus
Immune Health
(NPN 80049733; 5:1 potency; 400 mg capsules)
Used in Herbal Medicine to help maintain a healthy immune system.

Dandelion
Digestive Support
(NPN 80050056; 5:1 potency; 500 mg capsules)
Used in Herbal Medicine to help increase bile flow (cholagogue and choleretic) and to help treat digestive disturbances (dyspepsia).

Ginger
Upset Stomach
(NPN 80049772; 5:1 potency; 200 mg capsules)
Helps prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness and/or seasickness. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive upset/disturbances including lack of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, dyspepsia and flatulent colic (carminative) and as an expectorant and anti-tussive to help relieve bronchitis as well as coughs and colds.

Hawthorn
Cardio Health
(NPN 80050055; 5:1 potency; 500 mg capsules)
Used in Herbal Medicine to help maintain and/or support cardiovascular health in adults.

Lemon Balm
Mental Stress & Restlessness
(NPN 80050012; 5:1 potency; 250 mg capsules)
Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid (in cases of restlessness or insomnia due to mental stress) and to help relieve digestive disturbances such as dyspepsia.

Milk Thistle
Liver Support
(NPN 80049773; 5:1 potency; 500 mg capsules)
Used to help support liver function and as a liver protectant.

Olive Leaf Extract
Antioxidant • Antiviral
(NPN pending; 5:1 potency; 500 mg capsules)
Provides antioxidants. Used in Herbal Medicine for viral respiratory infections.

Passion Flower
Mental Stress & Insomnia
(NPN 80050046; 5:1 potency; 300 mg capsules)
Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid in cases of restlessness or insomnia due to mental stress.

Rhodiola
Energy & Stamina
(NPN 80049713; 5:1 potency; 150 mg capsules)
Used in herbal medicine to help to temporarily relieve symptoms of stress such as mental fatigue and sensation of weakness. Also helps support cognitive function such as mental focus and mental stamina.

Valerian
Sedative
(NPN 80049730; 5:1 potency; 360 mg capsules)
Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve nervousness (calmative/sedative) and as a sleep aid.

Herbal Combinations

Deep Immune®
Immune Tonic
(NPN 80023453; 5:1 potency; 340 mg capsules)
Used in Herbal Medicine to help maintain a healthy immune system and as a tonic to help relieve general debility.

EchinAce®
Echinacea For Colds
(NPN 80050527; 5:1 potency; 500 mg capsules)
Helps to relieve the symptoms and shorten the duration of upper respiratory tract infections.

Fémance® Vitex Combo
Menopause
(NPN 80025139; 5:1 potency; 200 mg capsules)
Used to help relieve symptoms associated with menopause.

Fenugreek/Blessed Thistle Combo
Lactation Support
(NPN 80050306; 5:1 potency; 500 mg capsules)
Used in Herbal Medicine: as a nutritive tonic; as a galactagogue to help promote milk secretion; as supportive therapy for the promotion of healthy glucose levels; to help reduce elevated blood lipid levels (hyperlipidemia).

Hepato DR®
Liver Health
(NPN 80049457; 5:1 potency; 200 mg capsules)
Used in Herbal Medicine to help support liver function, as a hepatopretectant/liver protectant, and to help increase bile flow (cholagogue and choleretic).

Strest®
Adrenal Tonic
(NPN 80027864; 5:1 potency; 340 mg capsules)
Used in Herbal Medicine as a tonic to help relieve general debility and to help improve mental and/or physical performance after periods of exertion.

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