Innovative formulation: the trail ahead

RidgeCrest Herbals is an innovator— but with a profound respect for traditional knowledge. We believe science can improve traditional methods, but should do so with caution.

For example, we generally prefer natural herbs over “standardized” extracts. Since most herbs contain thousands of compounds, it seems shortsighted (at best) to focus on just one “marker” compound, as so many in our industry do. Also, the heat and solvents used in extraction may actually reduce the potency of many herbs. So while standardized extracts may sound scientific, we believe traditional methods, like whole herbs, are usually best.

However, we do use those traditional methods in some unique and innovative ways. Some of these innovations include:

  • HomeoActive encapsulation (U.S. Pat. 8,362,088)
  • Portfolio formulation (patent pending)
  • AvailaBlend (patent pending)