FROM PADDOCK TO PILL
The step-bystep journey from plant to Swisse supp
The plant is harvested. In valerian’s case, it’s the roots that are needed – they’re home to the active compound valerenic acid.
At a Spanish factory, globe artichokes are boiled and the resulting water – or “juice” – is sent to Naturex in France (a plant-basedingredients company), where clever scientists carefully extract the active compound cynarin. Similarly, after being cleaned and dried, the Dutch valerian roots are sent to Naturex, which extracts the valerenic acid.
Lastly, Naturex supplies Swisse with the activecompound ingredients in powder form, which is then used to make the products in Australia. Next stop? The finished product, and a bottle near you!
travelled to Europe as a guest of Swisse.