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 made of beef and pork 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.
What is the source of your vegetable capsules?
Our two-piece vegetable capsules are derived from tree fiber and are domestically sourced. A newer form of vegetable capsule is made from non-genetically engineered (non-GMO) corn polysaccharides. Both types of vegetable capsules are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The new Veggie Softgels are composed of glycerin, modified corn starch and carrageenan (from red seaweed).
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.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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