Ingredient Glossary

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This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed medical doctor. Organic Excellence does not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have or suspect a mental or physical health condition, please see your healthcare provider.

*Certified Organic Herbs

Acerola Extract (L-Ascorbic Vitamin C) is a fruit also known as Barbados Cherry and is the only form of Vitamin C shown that it may help stimulate collagen production. 

Allantonin is derived from Comfrey Root and is best known for its protective qualities. Allantonin softens your skin and scalp to help prevent dryness and flaking.

Aloe Vera Gel* shown that it may help increase the production of collagen and elastin, adds moisture and helps prevent moisture loss. Many uses include an affective anti-inflammatory with antibacterial properties, it is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and proteins. 

Alpha Bisabolol is extracted from natural, raw German Chamomile. It may enhance penetration to deliver the exceptional antioxidant, anti-aging and protective ingredients. Alpha Bisabolol may also offer protection against the constant stresses of the environment.

Aqueous Cellulose Coating is cellulose dissolved into water, to spray on the outside of the tablets to prevent breakage and disintegration inside the bottle.

Avocado Oil is shown to assist in the regeneration of skin cells. An antioxidant rich in vitamin E, potassium and oleic acid, may help reduce age spots and repair sun damage while nourishing skin with moisture. 

Balm Mint Extract is derived from lemon balm leaves and also has been shown to contain beneficial anti-viral properties. It is known to help clarify, soothe, tone and calm your skin and scalp.

Black Cohosh is an adaptogenic herb that’s been shown to help naturally relieve hot flashes and other symptoms associated with perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.

Burdock Root Extract* is rich in Vitamins B-1, B-6, B-12, and E, plus manganese, copper, iron, zinc and sulfur. This phytoestrogen has been traditionally used to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss.

Carrot Oil is traditionally a natural treatment shown to help relieve the symptoms associated with PMS, perimenopause and menopause.

Centella Asiatica Extract* (Gotu Kola) has been used for its extraordinary skin-tightening and regenerative qualities. It has been shown to boost collagen production, which may help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, and acne-induced blemishes. This potent herbal extract has also been shown to increase circulation, making it helpful for cellulite. 

Chamomile Extract* is traditionally used to help soften the skin and may improve tissue regeneration. Used for centuries in the healing of wounds and reducing inflammation. As a soothing herb shown to calm the nervous system, Chamomile is especially helpful during perimenopause and menopause.

Citric Acid may help balance the pH of our skin and hair. It also is often used as a natural preservative.

Coconut Oil traditionally has been used to add moisture, smooth skin tone and protect against harmful ultra-violet rays. When combined with Olive Oil and Potassium Lactate helps cleanse, moisturize, maintain proper pH balance and provides conditioning to hair.

Comfrey Root Extract* is a mild astringent most commonly known for its skin healing properties and stimulation of hair growth. 

Cramp Bark has been used by many to help ease menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding. 

D-Biotin is the naturally occurring, biologically active form of the B vitamin biotin. Biotin has been shown to help cell proliferation, which is why it may be valuable in promoting hair growth.

Di-Calcium Phosphate is naturally derived calcium and phosphorus bonded together. Commonly used in calcium supplements, but in this formula acts as a bonding agent.

DMAE is an analog of the B vitamin choline and a precursor of acetylcholine. See the OE Essentials Hair, Skin, and Nails for more information.

Elastin (Non-Animal) is a protein abundant in amino acids. Naturally occurring in connective tissue throughout the body, it may help promote subtle, youthful looking skin and is a beneficial ingredient our skin care products.

Evening Primrose Oil* shown to have hormone balancing effects, has long been used to relieve PMS, fibrocystic breasts and the symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause. It’s rich in moisture essential for dry and rough skin and has been traditionally used to help lighten dark circles around eyes, even skin tone, improve firmness and elasticity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and aid in the production of new, healthy skin cells. 

Fennel Extract* is derived from the fennel flower. Historically it has been shown to possess moisturizing, detoxifying, calming, and balancing affects.

Fo-ti is an herbal medicine derived from plants grown in Asia. See the OE Essentials Hair, Skin, and Nails for more information.

Ginger Extract* traditionally used for anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and an anti-microbial agent. It is reported that Ginger also may stimulate and improve circulation. 

Glucosamine Sulfate is a natural compound present in healthy cartilage and has been shown to offer safe and effective relief from the aches, pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with degenerative conditions. 

Grape Seed Extract* is widely used to help maintain elasticity and stabilize collage structures in skin. This powerful antioxidant has also been shown to inhibit the production of free radicals and reduces inflammation. As an excellent, all-natural preservative, we use certified organic Grape Seed Extract in our products.

Guar Gum (Guar Bean) helps promote hair smoothness and ease of combing.

Hops Extract is soothing and softening. It is also an antioxidant with antibacterial properties.

Horse Chestnut Extract* is shown to be an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herb. It may help reduce swelling and the red appearance of broken capillaries. 

Horsetail is a perennial plant belonging to the genus Equisetum. See the OE Essentials Hair, Skin, and Nails for more information.

Hydrolyzed Silk Protein is rejuvenating for aging skin, firming and very moisturizing. It easily absorbs deep into the skin due to the low molecular weight of silk amino acids to bring excellent results. 

Lavender Extract* may help prevent hair loss and offers a soothing aroma. 

Lecithin is a building block in cell membranes and works to protect cells from oxidation. As a plant-based company, we use Lecithin sourced from sunflower seeds. It may help soften skin, sun damage and skin irritations. This all-natural emulsifier boasts excellent medicinal properties.

Lemon Grass Oil* is refreshing, toning, and antiseptic. It helps ease stress and supports good sleep patterns. Lemon Grass Oil also offers antibacterial and antifungal benefits.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) is shown to help reduce moisture loss, promote collagen production and protect your skin from damaging ultra-violet rays. 

Methylated B vitamins B5 can encourage faster skin healing, lowers cholesterol and triglyceride, generally promoting healthier skin and reducing acne-causing oil levels.

Milk Thistle Extract* has been shown to be detoxifying and may help protect skin from free radicals. It’s a potent antioxidant with beneficial anti-inflammatory properties.

Mistletoe Extract* is known for its immunity building and antiseptic benefits. It helps stimulate skin and scalp, and may help in preventing hair loss.

Modified Cellulose is a plant based, thickening agent. In the veggie tab it is also used in a bonding agent to assist the forming of the tablet.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a sulfur and a vital building block of joints and cartilage. With anti-inflammatory properties, the topical use of MSM may provide relief from pain, stiffness, and inflammation while aiding in the prevention of cartilage and joint damage.

Niacin (Vitamin B3) may help increase circulation which may stimulate hair growth.

Olive Leaf Extract* is traditionally one of nature’s most powerful natural anti-viral and antibiotic substances.

Olive Oil is moisturizing and conditioning. It slows the loss of moisture by forming a barrier on the surface of the skin. Olive Oil works synergistically when combined with Coconut Oil and Potassium Lactate to help cleanse, moisturize, maintain proper pH levels, and condition hair and skin. 

Organic rice extract* is used as another flow agent, and is what replaced the need for Magnesium stearate. 

Panthenol (Vitamin B5) is moisturizing and deeply conditioning. Panthenol may help promote growth, shine, body and beautiful, healthy hair. 

Peppermint Oil* refreshes and clarifies. 

Potassium Lactate works synergistically when combined with Olive Oil and Coconut Oil to help cleanse, moisturize, maintain proper pH levels and condition the hair. 

Pumpkin Seed Oil is packed with nutrition and the important mineral Zinc which is critical to normal prostate function. Research shows that pumpkin seed oil supports a healthy prostate in men and can block certain types of prostate growth. 

Purified Water provides moisture and the correct consistency and is the base ingredient of each of the Organic Excellence products.

Red Clover Leaf Extract* is a phytoestrogen containing plant-based compounds that has been shown to create a naturally occurring estrogen-like response in the body by stimulating estrogen receptors. 

Rosehip Oil is rich in the antioxidant Vitamin C.

Rosemary Extract* is purifying and toning to the skin. This organic, medicinal herb also acts as a natural preservative. 

Royal Jelly is abundant in fatty acids, trace minerals, enzymes, and vitamin C and has been shown to offer antibacterial components and tissue regeneration abilities.

Sage Extract* is traditionally recognized for relieving hair and skin conditions such as eczema, acne, hair loss, and dandruff. 

Saw Palmetto* is commonly used to improve prostate health, balance hormone levels, and prevent hair loss in men. It’s also associated with other benefits, including decreased inflammation and improved urinary function. Saw palmetto is often used by men looking to boost testosterone levels naturally. 

Sesame Seed Oil* is a potent antioxidant with properties similar to sunscreen and may help soften, smooth, and moisturize your skin. One of the best anti-aging oils for skin, it contains vitamin E in abundance along with vitamin B complex and vitamin A which nourish and rejuvenate. Along with potent antioxidants, it is rich in phosphorus, copper, calcium, zinc and magnesium. It has been shown to improve circulation and may be beneficial in the prevention of acne. 

Shea Butter* protects the skin from environmental and free-radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Shea Butter may help promote cell regeneration and circulation, making it a wonderful healer and rejuvenator for aging skin. It also contains natural sun-protection. 

Siberian Ginseng* is shown to help nourish the adrenal glands and the entire endocrine system. An adaptogenic herb, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it may aid mental concentration and promotes physical energy.

Silk Protein is natural lipids from palm oil combined with protein (amino acids). 

Squaline is naturally derived from olives that helps moisturize, rejuvenate and protect your skin.

Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin is the water soluble form of chlorophyll. Commonly used in supplements, as a detoxifying agent. In this formula it gives the tablets the green color. 

Sodium Croscarmellose also derived from plant bark pulp, and is used as a disintegrant. This helps our tablets have a rapid breakdown and better absorption once consumed. 

Sodium PCA (NaPCA) is naturally occurring in the skin and is found in all living cells. Highly water absorbing, it may help attract and retain moisture to the skin. 

Spearmint Oil* has been used historically to soothe the skin and calm itching. 

Stearic Acid (Vegetable Oil) is derived from vegetable fatty acids. It has been used traditionally to help sooth and soften skin while acting as a natural emulsifier. 

USP Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance that is plentiful in our bodies when we are born and is found in all human connective tissue. In essence, it may help keep skin smooth and plump. Hyaluronic Acid has been shown to play a critical role in the rapid repair of wounds and other skin conditions while supporting the formation and maintenance of collagen.

USP Progesterone is derived from the Mexican Wild Yam Root. A special process called micronization is required to yield natural progesterone that is identical to that produced by the human body. Our bio-identical progesterone creams are formulated to meet the strict criteria outlined by Dr. John R. Lee, MD; the pioneer of progesterone research. 

Vegetable Glycerin is a humectant traditionally used to help retain moisture. Extracted from vegetable oils, we utilize its ability to act as a natural preservative in each of the Organic Excellence products.

Vegetable Protein is made from Pea Protein. It is believed to help add shine, moisture to your hair, protecting it against environmental factors such as air pollution and ultra-violet rays.

Vegetable Stearic Acid is an emulsifier derived from sustainable palm oil. In our tablet it is used to provide fluidity of the ingredient deck to form the tablets.

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant known to help fights stress and enhance energy. Research shows that this vitamin has the ability to slow the aging process by improving the overall condition of skin. 

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is one of the most powerful antioxidants for maintaining beautiful skin. Vitamin E may help reduce the effects of pollutants and ultra-violet rays. Traditionally has been shown to help heal, rejuvenate, soften, soothe, and protect skin while acting as a natural preservative. 

Walnut Husk* is a mild antiseptic and acts as a natural scrub to gently exfoliate dead skin cells for fresh, younger looking skin.

Yarrow Extract has anti-inflammatory properties and is often soothing to sensitive skin.