December 7, 2016
Herbs and herbal tinctures are very susceptible to light and temperature. When exposed to direct sunlight herbal tinctures tend to deteriorate and lose their therapeutic properties. This is why in herbal apothecaries you will notice that all the tinctures are often stored in dark glass bottles. Dark amber or brown coloured glass protects contents from damaging UV light.
Furthermore glass is often associated with providing a pure uncontaminated taste because it does not impart any flavours into the liquid it holds. Actually, if you consider the finer things in life such as good wine and beer, glass bottles are the containers of choice. Even many juice and organic beverage manufacturers prefer to produce their products in glass containers in order to preserve the fine taste and quality of their product.
The Alveo formula is made up of various herbal extracts and Akuna refuses to compromise its flavour, quality and efficacy. This is why Alveo is packaged in dark brown bottles despite the higher risk of breakages and higher shipping costs. After all, glass is chemical free, made from natural materials, dishwasher safe and can be reused and recycled. It is the ideal storage solution for the light sensitive compounds contained in Alveo. This is why when stored properly, it can easily and safely be enjoyed for two years past its production date.
Other Akuna premium liquid products are packaged in clear but also glass bottles. They are labelled with full body shrink sleeves in order to preserve their quality and provide a tamper-resistant seal on the product.
Two possible alternates to glass packaging would be plastic or aluminum containers. Let us have a look at why Akuna does not consider these two options for its products. Many plastic, and some metal, vessels contain Bisphenol A also known as BPA. BPA is a human-made chemical linked to breast and prostate cancer, and many more health concerns. Although in recent years, companies have stopped using BPA in production of plastic bottles, plastic is not a natural substance and it can impart chemicals or flavours into foods and liquids. Aluminum reacts with acidic liquids, therefore aluminum bottles have to be lined with an enamel or epoxy that can wear away over time. BPA is often a main ingredient used in the epoxy.
Ensuring the safety and quality of our products is of the highest importance to Akuna. We will not compromise our product for cost or practicality, or for any other reason for that matter. You can be assured that when you purchase our products they have been tested and analyzed time and time again; and finally packaged in the best way possible so that you consume safe and effective high-quality liquid supplements.