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What are the benefits of glass bottles versus plastic containers?Updated 6 months ago

While glass bottles are more expensive to source and ship, they significantly benefit the environment and the consumer (you).

Environmental Sustainability

  • Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss of quality or purity.
  • It produces less environmental waste compared to plastics, as it doesn’t degrade over time.
  • It decreases the demand for new plastic production, which is often derived from non-renewable petroleum resources.

Health and Safety

  • Glass is non-reactive and chemically inert, ensuring that supplements remain uncontaminated and pure.
  • It eliminates the risk of xenoestrogens leaching into the product. Xenoestrogens are synthetic compounds found in many plastics that can mimic estrogen in the body and potentially disrupt hormonal balance.
  • It avoids the risk of microplastics contamination. Microplastics (tiny plastic particles) can shed from containers and are a growing concern for human health.

Product Integrity and Quality

  • Glass packaging maintains the potency and freshness of supplements over time better than plastic.
  • It offers better protection from oxygen and moisture, which can degrade the quality of organic materials.
  • It provides a UV barrier, protecting the contents from sunlight that can alter the composition of the supplements.

For all those reasons, we're proud to offer all of our supplements in glass bottles with metal lids instead of plastic containers.

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