In our constant quest to provide you with the best possible products, we have embarked on an exciting journey of improvement. Today, we are thrilled to announce a change coming to Olive Leaf and Elagen's base ingredient: we've transitioned from using maltodextrin to stone ground brown rice flour.
Why the change and what does this mean for you?
Maltodextrin is widely used all over the health food industry and in the case of capsules it is added to the active ingredient, to enable the capsule to be filled to the correct capacity. While we use very little, we felt with our commitment to providing only the best for you, that we would try a more natural alternative.
Enter stone ground brown rice flour—a natural, whole food alternative that not only maintains the integrity of our products but also offers a myriad of health benefits. Here's why we are excited about this small shift:
Brown rice flour is packed with essential nutrients, including fibre, vitamins and minerals. Unlike maltodextrin, which is processed and at times may lose it’s nutritional content, brown rice flour retains the bran and germ layers. Bran is the outer layer of the rice kernel, rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. It contains nutrients like B vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fibre. The germ is the embryo of the rice kernel, containing essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It's considered the most nutrient-dense part of the rice grain. By retaining both the bran and germ layers in brown rice flour, you preserve a significant portion of the rice kernel's nutritional value. This makes brown rice flour a healthier option compared to maltodextrin, which lacks nutritious components, thus offering a richer nutritional profile.
It is gluten free, for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, brown rice flour is a safe and versatile alternative. It allows us to cater to a wider audience, while ensuring everyone can enjoy our products without worry.
Over all, stone ground brown rice flour offers a more wholesome alternative, retaining the nutritional benefits of whole grain, including fibre and essential nutrients. Plus, it provides a sustained release of energy, keeping you vital throughout the day.
With this upgrade, our supplements maintain their effectiveness while offering added health benefits. You can trust that you are nourishing your body with natural, quality ingredients.
Thank you for your continued trust in our products as we strive to offer you the best options for your health journey.