Some NOW products are derived from bovine sources. Are these products safe to take?
All NOW bovine products are sourced from healthy cattle, which meet USDA/FDA requirements. They’ve been fully documented to be free from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as Mad Cow Disease.
What are the different types of capsules used by NOW?
NOW uses two-piece gelatin capsules along with vegetable capsules to encapsulate our products. NOW has also begun to use one-piece Vegetarian capsules (Veggie Softgels) for some of our liquid filled capsules.
Are all of your capsules BSE-free?
Since vegetable capsules are derived from a plant source they’re not at risk for contamination with BSE. Bovine-derived gelatin capsules used in NOW products are tested by the manufacturer, per USDA/FDA regulations, to be BSE-free.
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