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Terranova was founded in 2008 by Stephen Terrass MRNT, the former Technical Director of one of Europe’s largest supplement companies. Currently comprising more than 100 nutritional and botanical products, Terranova is one of only a very small number of nutritional supplement companies worldwide which does not use any fillers, binders or other manufacturing additives – and one of even fewer brands where 100% of the products are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
The primary goal of Terranova’s formulation concept is to achieve the maximum possible effectiveness, versatility, purity, gentleness, balance and, above all, safety – by avoiding ingredients that we feel don’t belong in supplements (such as additives); by favouring whole plant ingredients over pharmaceutical extracts; by avoiding excessive potencies; and by intensifying the synergistic environment in the body for vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, etc. Terranova’s unique approach to nutritional and botanical supplementation developed partly from Stephen’s concerns about the misguided ‘reductionist’ pharmaceutical mentality that has dominated much of the supplement industry since soon after his career began 39 years ago. Although he once shared that mentality, Stephen eventually realized that the ‘pharmaceuticalization’ of the supplement industry was fundamentally flawed. He knew that a radical shift away from the way the industry typically formulates and manufactures products would be needed in order to achieve his goal of developing products which met his own personal standards. The award-winning Terranova brand is the result of this shift.
The Terranova philosophy embodies complete nourishment, deep healing and profound wellbeing. Through their intensely synergistic formulations, they demonstrate a scientific, yet holistic, approach to product development. Through their ingredients, they feature the proven health and wellness benefits of whole and unadulterated nature. And through their avoidance of added fillers, binders or other excipients we express our commitment and passion for product purity and integrity.
100% Additive Free
Supplements work ONLY because of the active ingredients in them. So why are almost all supplements on the market laden with in-active ones? Fillers, binders, anti-caking agents, lubricants, disintegrants, coating agents, sweeteners, colouring agents, flavouring agents and this list is by no means complete. Terranova is one of only a small number of nutritional supplement companies in the world to completely avoid the use of these in-active manufacturing additives.
They understand that having to check the labels of everything one buys can be an all-consuming task, so they want vegetarians and vegans (or those who are looking for vegetarian or vegan products) to know that if it’s a Terranova product it’s automatically vegetarian and vegan friendly. Terranova is one of only a very small number of larger-scale nutritional supplement companies in the world to offer vegan suitability for 100% of its products.
Certified Organic and Ethically Harvested Ingredients
Many of the botanicals and phytonutrient-rich foods in Terranova products are either certified organic or ethically wildcrafted. The 90-acre certified organic herb farm of our primary botanical supplier, Eclectic Institute, is located in a remarkably secluded and awe-inspiring setting in the state of Oregon, USA, surrounded by native forest, the Sandy River canyon and the magnificent backdrop of Mount Hood.
Magnifood Synergistic Nutrition
Each Terranova nutritional product is enhanced with its own synergistic complex of botanicals and phytonutrient rich foods, called Magnifood. Magnifood ingredients are combined in a manner which enhances the body’s biochemical environment in order to maximize the potential benefits of the product’s vitamins, minerals and/or other nutrients. Many of the plants used in Magnifood are fresh freeze dried. Research shows that fresh freeze drying has the unique ability to retain a plant’s enzymes, and is shown to be superior to other drying methods in terms of activity, stability, solubility and preservation of a plant’s original fresh chemistry (as it was when the plant was harvested). Magnifood benefits:
- enhancing absorption, bioavailability, utilization, activity, stability, function and effect of the product‘s nutrients
- providing synergistic enzymes and co-factors crucial to the utilization and functions of the product’s nutrients
- providing a vast array of phytonutrients that enhance the potential functions and/or applications of the product
- providing ingredients which enhance the overall content of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the product
- protecting ingredients from oxidative damage, helping to support the stability and activity of the product’s nutrients