Why supplement your diet?
The sufficient intake of vitamins and minerals is necessary for a healthy body. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes difficult to achieve that. This can be because we don’t always eat perfectly, but also because there are some circumstances where we need more of specific vitamins and minerals. During physical activity, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, in vegetarian or vegan diets, as well as in old age or winter, the metabolism needs more of certain nutrients to cope. In these cases, dietary supplements are a good solution!
In addition, there are a number of herbal remedies that contain very active ingredients that have positive effects on the body individually, as well as various vitamins. These are therefore used in many traditional healing procedures – the stinging nettle for flushing the system or the horse chestnut in case of blood vessel problems as just a couple of examples.
We produce selected dietary supplements that are made exclusively with high-quality and, most importantly, plant-based extracts with ingredients that offer various benefits to the body. In short, we want to offer the best products at the best possible prices.
Strictly no additives!
Additives are usually used in food supplements either as a release agent or as a binder. They have no added nutritional value to the body but are used only for production reasons so that the raw materials used can be processed. For example, such additives are used more in tablet rather than capsule products so that the tablet can be bound together more easily.
Many suppliers use chemical additives so that the production of dietary supplements is cheaper; we believe that pure and all-natural dietary supplements are the right way to keep the body healthy. Therefore, we refrain as far as possible from unnecessary additives such as magnesium stearate, artificial flavours or preservatives. But if we can’t get around additives in a product, then we don’t use chemical substances, but use instead natural substances such as rice hulls or sunflower oil instead.
Vegan trumps all!
The love of animals is just one reason to consider a vegan diet. Because even from a health, ecological and economic point of view, using animal product alternatives makes sense.
Environment: Milk and meat are significantly more harmful to the climate than vegetable foods. According to the Federal Environment Agency, the production of one kilo of beef causes between seven and 28 kilos of greenhouse gases, while fruits or vegetables account for less than one kilo. A study by FAO, the Food and Nutrition Organization of the UN, found that livestock farming accounts for 14.5% of global greenhouse gases. Over-fertilization in agriculture is also largely due to factory farming.
Nutritional justice: Producing food through the animals means that calories are wasted. Only a fraction of the nutrients fed to the animals is converted into meat, milk and eggs. Most of the energy is used on building the skeleton or for body functions and movement.
That’s why the United Nations says, “If we reduce meat consumption in developed countries and fix it to 2000 per capita consumption by the year 2050 – that’s 37.4 kg of meat per capita – then around 400 million kilos of grain could be freed up for human consumption. That’s enough to provide enough calories to 1.2 billion people. ”
Health: The high consumption of animal products is a major cause of common lifestyle diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A full-fledged, plant-based diet, on the other hand, has the potential to provide the body with all the essential nutrients. In addition, it is a contribution to counteract the problems of antibiotic abuse in animal conservation and the emergence of antibiotic resistance.
Dosage is key!
Too little or too much of an ingredient will determine if the product is at best not effective, or at worst poses potential risks. Water-soluble vitamins (vitamin C and all B vitamins) are hardly stored in the body, with any excess simply being excreted. Only vitamin B12 can be stored in the liver. That’s different, however, with the fat-soluble vitamins. The fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K can all be stored in the body. That means that too high a dosage may result in harmful excess and cause discomfort.
Therefore, we always pay attention to the dosage recommendation and combine different ingredients only if it makes sense. We comply with the requirements of various institutions such as the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
German Production with social character!
We produce in Germany and in accordance with HACCP concept and food hygiene regulation (EC) 852/2004.
We have also been working for several years on selected production processes with our neighbours the dolphin workshops for people with disabilities. “As different jobs have different difficulty levels, we can involve all our employees in the production process
In addition, through long-term cooperation with these employees, we also have the opportunity to practice and solidify individual working abilities over a longer period of time. Our employees are also in constant contact with customers which helps them constantly develop their social skills. In short, “cooperation is lived through inclusion”. (Markus Kliem, Delphin – Werkstätten, location management Buchholz).
We are an international family-run business!
Originally founded as a Berlin family business, our team now includes colleagues from England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany. It is important for us to control the entire development, production and marketing of our products so we can offer food supplements that meet our quality standards.
We develop our products together with a team of doctors, pharmacists and nutritionists and work together with selected partners in the procurement of raw materials, who we have known personally for a long time.
All our raw materials and products are also regularly tested by independent laboratories. We check for both the absence of heavy metals and pesticides, but also for the concentration of certain active ingredients to ensure they are always safe.