What does all-natural mean anyway? We are all searching for the best foods, the best diet, the best and healthiest ways to live. That means eating all-natural, organic foods, right? And, of course, it means taking all-natural supplements (like Cardio Juvenate with L-arginine) and avoiding the toxins associated with prescription medications. While it seems pretty black-and-white, evidence is pointing to a very grey, shady area. Keep reading for more information on how all-natural is not entirely all-natural…

What is All-Natural?

Not even the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has a strict classification for all-natural. According to their 1993 release, which they still adhere too,  “FDA has not established a formal definition for the term ‘natural’, however the agency has not objected to the use of the term on food labels provided it is used in a manner that is truthful and not misleading and the product does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances.”

Even the United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, does not have a clear definition of what can be labeled ‘all natural’ and ‘free range.’ According to the USDA, food can only be labeled natural if it contains no artificial ingredients or added colors and is minimally processed. Furthermore, the label must clearly spell this definition out, so that consumers are not misled by the “natural” label. Although this label is an important step in the right direction, many consumers are more concerned about what the natural label does not mean.

Both the FDA and USDA definitions leave a lot of room for producers to still use artificial hormones, which are different from artificial flavors as mentioned in the guidelines. Artificial hormones make animals grow faster, larger, and can lead to a greater profit for producers. Artificial hormones can also cause animals to produce more milk.

It has been suggested that these artificial hormones could possibly lead to different cancers and can offset the natural hormones within our own bodies. While this is all yet to be determined, it is important to remember that ‘all natural’ foods might not necessarily be ‘all natural.’

What is Organic?

The USDA has a much more stringent process for producers that want to use the ‘organic’ label on their products. Organic foods must absolutely be produced with no antibiotics, synthetic hormones or genetic engineering.

Why is Cardio Juvenate All-Natural?

Cardio Juvenate is made with all-natural elements such as l-arginine, l-carnitine and l-citrulline. Every ingredient within Cardio Juvenate is a natural element from fruits and veggies. L-arginine is obtained naturally from plant and animal proteins such as fish, poultry and nuts. L-carnitine is another natural amino acid most commonly found in avocado, pork, fish and poultry. And the list goes on and on. Every ingredient in Cardio Juvenate is naturally derived from organic materials. Why not give it a try?

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