11 Broad-Spectrum Superfoods
|11 Broad-Spectrum Superfoods||Antioxidant complex||Drum Drying||Momence, Illinois||FutureCeuticals|
Located just 50 miles south of Chicago, nestled along the Kankakee River is the city of Momence, Illinois, home to FutureCeuticals, Inc. a subsidiary of Van Drunen Farms. The Van Drunen family has been farming in Illinois since emigrating from the Netherlands in 1856. Still family-owned today, FutureCeuticals delivers 160 years of organic agriculture experience, 50 years of manufacturing expertise and world-class discovery research to finished product manufacturers around the globe.
FutureCeuticals, Inc. is an industry leader in the research, development and manufacture of fruit, vegetable, ancient grains and sprouts for the functional food, cosmetics, and dietary supplement markets.
With over 1300 conventional and 300 certified organic acres of farmland and over 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing and research facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, California, Europe and South America, FutureCeuticals guarantees the traceability and quality of its ingredients from seed to product.
It is estimated that there are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world. FutureCeuticals researchers selected 11 broad-spectrum superfoods to develop Phyto-C®, a plant-based, powerful antioxidant complex that provides vitamin C, polyphenols, and phytochemicals that protect from free radicals for ultimate hair health.
Acerola Extract: This evergreen shrub with bright red fruit is native to the subtropical area of Yucatan, México. Its high content of Vitamin C promotes hair health, reduces hair loss, and improves hair growth.
Blueberry, Strawberry, Maqui Berry, Açai, Tart Cherry: A perfect fusion of dark berries and fruits that contain anthocyanins to help protect against free radicals.
Kale, Broccoli: These millennial Mediterranean greens deliver vitamin C, sulforaphane, folate, and other nutrients.
Green Tea Extract, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Turmeric Extract: A subtropical blend of powerful seeds, rhizomes, and leaf extracts that provide catechins, chlorogenic acid, and curcuminoids which help protect from free radicals.
In order to preserve the benefits of these ingredients, FutureCeuticals uses an excellent, high-quality drying method.
Drum drying, a process that makes it possible to maintain the nutritional value of raw ingredients is the core of the Phyto-C® formula. During the drum drying process, pureed raw ingredients must be quickly dried using the lowest possible temperatures. The superfoods are placed over a pair of large, rotating drums, then milled by the sheet into flakes or powders to later be easily and quickly reconstituted.
Quality is key to every ingredient, which is why FutureCeuticals takes great measures to provide world-class products.
Their in-house clinical laboratory partners work closely with world-class research institutes and universities in order to provide the requisite substantiation necessary for highest quality products.
All Van Drunen Farms facilities are Certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU), Organic approved by Quality Assurance International (QAI), HACCP, and GMP, FDA and USDA compliant and include Annual audits by British Retail Consortium (BRC) for their Quality Control program.