Our Formulas are 'true' Alcohol-Free – Tastes Good & Works!
Original & innovative liquid herbal formulas are developed utilizing a multiplex approach that includes but is not limited to: phytopharmacognosy; phytopharmacology; clinical herbalism; applied alchemy; pH factoring; mineral signatures; the intrinsic 'energetic' qualities of herbs, etc.
We are FDA cGMP inspected, Kosher certified, Halal compliant and Vegan certified, maintaining a clean and modern facility whose operations are well documented.
Why use alcohol to extract something if that something is negatively altered by alcohol? We learned many years ago that ethanol alcohol denatures and renders many of an herb's properties inert. We don't use alcohol, ever! That also assures our products meet Halal dietary standards and are totally Gluten-Free!
Our liquid herbs taste remarkably like the 'fresh' harvested botanical itself. The 'Genuine TincTract® Made' process retains an herbs primary, secondary and tertiary compounds in their ratio/synergy-intact state, indicated by the true-to-herb taste of our finished products.
Bulk Ingredient, Private Label & Contract Manufacturing (PL&CM) for your Liquid Herbal, Mineral, and Nutraceutical Supplement Needs.
Whether you want to explore Cedar Bear's existing stock formulas, custom blends opportunities, or single herb ingredients for your product needs, or want to utilize our mineral and nutraceutical support, make Cedar Bear your source for the finest of liquid dietary supplement ingredients.
Cedar Bear PL&CM processes berries, fruits, flowers, barks, leafs, stems, and roots from over 300 plants, each with full cGMP compliant documentation. Our manufacturing facility and products are Kosher certified, FDA inspected and cGMP-compliant. If you need a plant/herb that is not on our extensive list, talk to our PL&CM sales team about having us check out its biological and commercial sustainability for producing for you.
Our proprietary alcohol-free processes ensure that the herbs are strong, concentrated, good-to-great tasting (important when in a liquid delivery state), and shelf-stable for several years without refrigeration (even after opening) or added preservatives. Talk to us about partnering on your private label! The first and most important step towards that goal is to taste the difference! Our customer service and sales team are happy to send you samples so you can taste for yourself.
The Cedar Bear Difference
We process over three hundred 100% true alcohol-free herbs that are Inherently gluten-free, FDA inspected in a cGMP compliant facility and operation. Micro-biological screening for contaminants include, but is not limited to: e-coli; coliform; salmonella; and yeast/mold actives. We are Kosher-certified, Halal-compliant, Vegan certified and GMO-free. We have Clinically-based in-house stock and/or custom formulas. We are the Originators of the first alcohol-free glycerite of stabilized mono-element triiodide of 'Nascent' iodine, still the most stable nascent iodine available, and are an Earth-friendly operation.
Our proprietary glycerite processing technologies are cutting edge and firsts ever in the industry, including being Intrinsically 'steric protected' and very stable, no refrigeration necessary, even after opening, low REDOX, and preservative and additive-free Liquids are concentrated, potent, highly absorbable and efficiently bio-utilized products.
Our specialty formulas lines, such as children's, pets, and equine herbal products, mixes well with juices, energy drinks/shots and other products. We offer limited offerings of products containing nutraceuticals that tastes great.
Cedar Bear's Founder, L. Carl Robinson, is a Clinical & Formulary Herbalist who holds a Master of Herbology in Herbal Pharmacology & Pharmacognosy. Over 35 years ago, as a natural products industry insider, consultant, and product formulator with a background in biochemistry, physiology, and herbal energetics, Carl understood that plants/herbs cannot always be processed with alcohol and maintain their full effectiveness and flavor. He set about to develop an alcohol-free process. Out of his research was born the TincTract® process, an entirely new category of herbal products resulting therefrom. The name TincTract® is a contraction of the words TINCture and exTRACT, because it is more than a tincture and more than an extract. Through the years Carl has become the industry's preeminent expert in glycerite processing technologies and liquid herbal glycerite formulations. He has formulated several hundred differentiated herbal formulas, and oversees Cedar Bear's quality control and R&D, making sure that impeccable attention is given to every detail.
Cedar Bear was first to be able to extract numerous constituents and compounds (i.e. resins, waxes, heavy polysaccharides, etc.) previously thought not possible with a glycerite-based processing technology using its proprietary TincTract® process.
The first to commercially introduce totally alcohol-free liquid herbal formula blends product lines for children, pets, and equine use into the marketplace.
The first to introduce full lines of good tasting complex 'liquid' herbal formulations into the marketplace – that work!
The first to introduce 'original' liquid formulas for specific uses not previously available in the marketplace.
The first to develop and market a 100% alcohol-free glycerite of mono-element triiodide of 'nascent' iodine supplement using its proprietary Pureodine™ process.
The first to provide custom formulating services for 100% alcohol-free liquid herbal glycerite formulas to PL&CM accounts.
Glycerin Versus Alcohol
Regarding safety and purity of a liquid herbal product, Glycerin possesses a bacteriostatic action (i.e. deprives bacteria/spores of moisture – dehydrates them) that has a sterile effect without denaturing or rendering other compounds inert. Glycerin possesses no denaturing or inert rendering properties like ethanol alcohol possesses. Our high glycerin-to-water extractive bases possess unique microencapsulating qualities that encapsulate many extracted constituents and compounds in the glycerin/water matrix. This reduces ingredient inversion and precipitation, arrests components chemically complexifying and retards REDOX (i.e. Reducto-Oxidative reactions), resulting in a remarkably stable product.
What is a TincTract?
More than a tincture, more than an extract, TincTract® is the flagship technology of Cedar Bear Naturales®. The technology incorporates multiple techniques, utilized singly and alone in other technologies, into one proprietary multi-step (serialized) processing technology. The process is 100% true alcohol-free and utilizes a glycerin-based extractive medium that retains the full effectiveness and flavor of the herbs.
Multiplex Formulating Approach
Our multiplex approach to formulating herbal products includes: Clinical herbalism and its considerations; Constituent based compatibility factors (including phyto-pharmacognosy); Mineral 'signature' profiles; pH factoring; Organoleptics (i.e tactile, sensory & smell/taste considerations); Herbal energetics (varying physiological effects on tissues - i.e. heat/cold, moist/drying, hardening/ softening, etc.); Palatability (flavor) – since our products are often true to the aroma and taste of a freshly harvested herb.
The TincTract Process Summarized
- Stabilize the raw material so that it is in a state that it can be submitted to a liquid process.
- Process to extract the heat sensitive components.
- Process to extract the harder to extract compounds
- Clarifying process that removes the compounds that are tightly bound in the cellulose matrix of the plant material
Our proprietary serialized processing technology starts out with stabilizing the intrinsic biological activity of a botanical's constituents to stop REDOX activity so that the raw botanical can be effectively and thoroughly liquid processed.
A low impact process that varies as to number of days or weeks (depending on the herb or herb part used) extracts the heat sensitive constituents and preserves their biological viability, including enzyme potential, vitamins/co-factors, fragile high note aromatics and the important subtle energetic profiles unique to each herb.
A dynamic extractive step removes and captures heavier aromatic components, resinoids, oleoresins, high density polysaccharides, sterols (lipids and waxes), etc., all in their synergistic ratio-intact poly-constituent state.
The herb is subject to clarification that concentrates trace compounds and bitter elements that are hardest to remove from a plant's cellulosic and protein fixed matrix structure.
Our multi-step TincTract® process is time-consuming and extracts more of an herb's Individual primary, secondary and tertiary compounds, and allows us to create a stable single finished ingredient and add it to a complex formula or other products later.
The TincTract® process is referred to as a 'Ratio-Intact Synergy Sparing Poly-Constituent' based process that aims for ratios of an herb's constituents to remain intact in the final product. This is the basis and practice of 'traditional' herbalism at its best!