Clean and Transparent Label Ingredients

At BrainChild Nutritionals we believe in a clean and transparent label. Our labels are clean and we are making sure not to ever add "junk" into the supplements. We avoid almost all fillers and are avoiding all heavy industrial preservatives. We choose to use the most natural simple form of ingredients and whenever possible to test for, we use organic and non-gmo. All ingredients are vigorously checked against any potential allergen. All of our supplements are gluten, corn, casein and refined sugars free.

BrainChild Nutritionals Clean Label

 

What constitutes a clean label and what to look out for!

BrainChild Without Sweetners

About the "Sweeteners" in our formulas

What do we use? Kosher vegetable glycerine (in most of our supplements), agave nectar (only in two supplements) and stevia (only in our vitamin c).

Why we use it? Kosher vegetable glycerine is used as a suspending agent for our nutrients. It enable very sensitive nutrient to be readily available for absorption. None of the less it does sweeten our formulas, but the main advantage is that vegetable glycerine has a low glycemic index and does not feed yeast. Agave Nectar is used for flavor purpose (only in two of our supplements) it is another low glycemic sweetener, made from agave cactus. Stevia is used for flavor purpose and is only in our vitamin C products. Stevia is the safest herbal sweetener, very low glycemic, made from the steviana rubiana plant.

What we never use (look for this in other supplements and avoid if possible):

Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame, Saccharin,  Xylitol or Sorbitol

No flavors

About the Natural Organic Flavorings in our formulas

What do we use?  We only use organic lemon and lime extracts, made from lemons and limes, and nothing else! (Most of the flavored supplements). If you see Vanilla Flavoring or maple ( only in liquid magnesium maple vanilla and vitamin C), they are made from vanilla beans and organic maple.

Why we use it?  Over the years we have found out that it is easier to take the vitamins or the minerals with a little bit of flavor.

What we never use (look for this in other supplements and avoid if possible):

We never use mixed "natural flavors" on our labels.  We do not have any hidden ingredients in our flavorings. We avoid and strongly advice against any synthetics or artificial flavors.

weak preservatives

About the Preservatives in our formulas

What do we use? Potassium Sorbate and Citric Acid. 

Why we use it? Potassium Sorbate is the safest food preservative. It extends shelf life and can be used at tiny amounts of the formula to achieve its desired effects. Citric acid is used to adjust the PH so that Potassium Sorbate is more effective.

What we never use (look for this in other supplements and avoid if possible):

Benzoates (such as sodium benzoate, benzoic acid).  Nitrites (such as sodium nitrite).Sulphites (such as sulphur dioxide).


About the Suspension Agents our formulas

What do we use? We mainly use Xanthan gum.

Why we use it?-- It is a safe natural suspension agent. Some of the nutrients are not completly water soluble and require a suspension agent for a good distribution (as seen on the picture on the left).  Our Xanthan Gum source has been third party tested free of gluten and free of corn. It is a certified NON-gmo source raw materials. Which is produced by a process of fermentation that is fed glucose and then goes through multiple purification steps. The worry people have is usually about how the glucose is made in this process. In America 70% of the glucose is made by maize/corn. At Brainchild Nutritionals we import our Xanthan Gum from Europe which uses other raw materials than corn. The raw material source is starches mostly from potatoes that were transformed to glucose which then became food for the fermentationprocess that makes xanthan gum.

What we never use (look for this in other supplements and avoid if possible):

Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO), Casein, Sodium Caseinate, Corn Syrup and Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

Bottles

HDPE -- High density polyethylene, BPA-free, the safest  type of plastic.  Opaque bottles help with superior potency, as some ingredients are light sensitive.

Glass -- Safe and secure.  Our herbs are placed in amber glass bottles, so that potency and effectiveness are protected.


Ingredients We DO NOT USE 
(but you may see these in other companies’ products):

  • Propylene glycol (a natural gas derivative, also used in antifreeze)
  • Polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier and plasticizer, may be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogen)
  • Sodium Benzoate, a petrochemical preservative, toxic in combination with vitamin D
  • PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil (hydrogenated oils have negative health effects)
  • Xylitol – highly processed sugar alcohol, hard on digestion
  • Synthetic vitamin A  (Retinyl Palmitate) – Overdose risk, less healthy than carotenoids
  • Synthetic vitamin E – Dangerous to health
  • Vitamin D2 Ergocalciferol form of vitamin D – Does not absorb well
  • Calcium Carbonate – cheap oyster shell calcium, often high lead content, does not absorb well
  • Oxide mineral forms – contribute to oxidation in the body (unhealthy), do not absorb well as mineral sources.
  • “Natural flavors” – can hide a host of unhealthy ingredients and possible allergens.  At the very least, you don’t know what natural sources they came from.
  • Fractionated herbs – Compounds that break off part of the function of an herb, without preserving the whole natural form.  Unknown effects, makes herbs more like experimental pharmaceuticals.
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