FAQs

Q. ARE YOU AN ESSENTIAL OIL COMPANY?

A. No, we get this question quite a bit! Our products are often confused with essential oils. Essential oils are sometimes ingested, but are more commonly used topically or for aromatherapy. Our products are all taken orally (either directly or mixed in a beverage.) Our Liquid Herbal Supplements contain only three ingredients: Herbs, Glycerin, and Purified Water! 

Nothing More. Nothing Less.

Q. WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?

A. We manufacture 100% alcohol-free liquid herbs and complex herbal formula blends. Our Liquid Herbal Supplements are made with USP Grade Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, and Herbs. Nothing More. Nothing Less.

We also manufacture the first ever 100% alcohol-free glycerite of mono-element triiodide of nascent iodine made with a proprietary process we developed. Both our liquid herbal and nascent iodine processing technologies are firsts ever in the industry.

Q. ARE YOUR PETS PRODUCTS LOWER QUALITY THAN YOUR HUMAN FORMULAS?

A. Not at all! The herbal blends we use in our Pet's line are specialized for your furry family members, but there is NO reduction in quality or testing! (In fact, many of us here at Cedar Bear have a bottle or two of Pet's products on our desks!) Share with peace of mind!

Q. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY MAKES YOUR PRODUCTS UNIQUE?

A. Taste, effectiveness, stability and that we utilize trade secret processing technologies unique to Cedar Bear. Cedar Bear uses no alcohol at any time and produces liquid herbs that are very concentrated, shelf stable, and taste great. Most liquid herbal products are processed with alcohol, which denatures and renders many of the constituents in the herb inert and negatively affects taste. Our products do not need additional preservatives and don't need refrigeration after opening. The same applies for our mono-element triiodide of nascent iodine that is made using our proprietary alcohol-free Nascent Iodine process, resulting in one of the most unique and revolutionary iodine supplement products available.

Q. HOW STRONG IS YOUR IODINE?

A. We offer our Nascent Iodine in two strengths. Nascent Iodine 0.9% and Nascent Iodine 1.3% with the following breakdown:

0.9 has a serving size of 6 Drops or 0.3ml and a total of 2661 mcg per serving. That equates to 887 mcg per ml and 443.5 mcg per drop.

1.3 has a serving size of 6 Drops or 0.3ml and a total of 3884 mcg per serving. That equates to 1294.66 mcg per ml and 647.33 mcg per drop.

To read more about what sets Cedar Bear Nascent Iodine apart from the competition, click here.

Q. HOW ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SO SWEET WITHOUT ADDED FLAVORS OR SUGARS?

A. The USP-Grade Vegetable Glycerin we use to manufacture all Cedar Bear products is naturally sweet but has a low glycemic index. In fact, all of our products are Keto Friendly with less than 1 gram of net carbs per serving! 

Q. I WANT TO SELL CEDAR BEAR PRODUCTS IN MY STORE. DO YOU OFFER WHOLESALE?

A. Absolutely we do! Email us at sales@cedarbear.com or call us at 888-854-3727. You can also find more details and apply for Wholesale Registration Here.

Q. WHAT DISTINGUISHES YOUR PRODUCTS FROM THE COMPETITION?

A. Our proprietary process creates differentiated, truly concentrated, naturally shelf stable, and great tasting products that are totally alcohol-free throughout the manufacturing process. We are constantly working to produce the finest liquid herbal and nascent iodine products possible. Our products blend well with other ingredients for many types of uses in the food, beverage, confections, topical use and personal/skin care industries, as well as for the other types health supplements in the dietary supplements industry. The versatility of our products are unmatched in the industry.

Q. WITH CEDAR BEAR BEING FULLY KOSHER CERTIFIED, WHAT BENEFIT IS THIS WITH YOUR FDA cGMP INSPECTION STANDARDS?

Getting Kosher certified actually verified and validated our then in-house GMP standard and that we were indeed genuinely Kosher compliant from the moment we implemented this compliant standard back in 2000. It also validated beyond a doubt that we take all aspects of quality control and assurance seriously, remembering that there was no FDA cGMP policy regarding the dietary supplements industry back in 2000. We also manufacture OU (Orthodox Union, the largest Kosher certifying organization in the world)) approved Passover supervised and certified products – a first ever for a liquid herbal products company. Because Cedar Bear was already fully Kosher certified when the FDA cGMP policy and standards went into effect it meant that we were already in compliance with most of FDA cGMP inspection standards at that time.

Surprisingly, over 70% of individuals who seek out and purchase Kosher certified products are not part of or have affiliation with the cultural context that Kosher originated from. These consumers simply want a quality standard that has stood the test of time and holds up to modern scientific food safety considerations. Being Kosher certified actually verifies through an independent 3rd party review that our facility, documentation, ingredients and operations standards for cleanliness, safety and uniformity are indeed real, and not just hype or puff. A reputable and fully recognized Kashrus standard, as we operate under, includes numerous aspects also embodied in the now current FDA cGMP standards, with the additional advantage that a Kosher standard is the most time-honored and scientific proven health and safety standard originating from a cultural context.

Further, our Scroll K Kosher certification is recognized by the largest of kosher certifying agencies – OU (being the largest), OK, Star K, KOF-K, KSA and many other certifying agencies.

Q. HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO YOUR STATING THAT YOU ARE ALSO 'HALAL' COMPLIANT?

Being 'Halal' compliant means that our products comport to the Islamic (Muslim) dietary code. In Cedar Bear's case it means that since our products meet all the aspects for being Kosher certified and additionally that our products never come into contact with alcohol at any time, our products are considered 'Halal,' meaning they are 'clean' for Muslims to consume. 

Many liquid herbal product manufacturers promote and/or list on their product labels as being "Alcohol-Free," when in fact they are really 'Alcohol-Removed,' meaning that alcohol was used in their making and then removed and replaced with a non-alcohol carrier. This makes their products 'Haram,' meaning they are unclean and not to be consumed by Muslims. This has caused much confusion and consternation with the Muslim community to the point their Imams have directed fellow Muslims to completely avoid all liquid herbal products because of the potential for deceptive promotions and labeling, unless such products are Halal certified or can prove they are Halal compliant, as Cedar Bear does.

Because Cedar Bear never uses alcohol at any time in the making of both its herbal and nascent iodine products, and never has, we can boldly and honestly state that our products are fully compliant with the Muslim dietary code of 'Halal,' including no animal or insect ingredients, along with no alcohol, ever being used in Cedar Bear made products – hence our being fully 'Halal' compliant.