Certain supplements, like botanicals and superfoods, are made up of constituents.
Constituents are specific parts of a botanicals and superfoods that are the known and studied parts that work for benefits. Although constituents are not listed on the label, the botanical or superfood, in whatever form the supplement is taken, will contain the constituents.
Examples of constituents that make up supplements:
Alkaloids like caffeine in kola nut
Catechins like EGCG in tea
Polyphenols like curcumin in turmeric root
Saponins called ginsenosides in ginseng roots
Polysaccharides like beta-glucan in medicinal mushrooms
Lactones like withanolides in ashwagandha root
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