What is the origin of the raw materials we use in our food supplements?

Amino acids and vitamins are natural substances found in all foods we eat, i.e. amino acids are nothing more than the "building blocks" that compose the proteins found in all foods. We must, then, point out that all the ingredients used, both natural and synthetic ones, are among those the use of which is permitted in food supplements, as required by the European legislation (EC Regulation 1170/2009) and national guidelines drawn up by the Ministry of Health.

We should not generalise thinking that everything that is SYNTHETIC is bad and everything that is NATURAL is good. The extraction from plant sources, most of the times, is impossible to implement because of the exorbitant costs that the product would incur. Vitamins, amino acids and other active ingredients that are synthetic are safe and have beneficial properties just as much as the substances extracted from natural sources.

Nevertheless, when there is a natural alternative, Dr Giorgini always opts for the latter. As a matter of fact, our products contain many nutrients extracted from natural sources, such as: 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (extracted from Griffonia simplicifolia), beta-carotene (extracted from carrots), lycopene (extracted from tomatos), vitamin C (extracted from Dog Rose, Acerola or Camu-camu), Vitamin E (extracted from Soy), lutein (extracted from Tagetes erecta), resveratrol (extracted from Polygonum cuspidatum), quinine (extracted from Quina bark), etc.

To finish, we would like to remind you once again that nutrients and herbs used in our supplements are all ALLOWED for such use and indicated in the lists of "Substances with a nutritional or physiological effect" and "Vegetable Substances and Formulations" that may be used in supplements, drawn up by the Ministry of Health and available on the relevant website. 


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