The acerola fruit, also referred to as the Barbados cherry, beats all records in terms of vitamin C content at approx. 1700 mg of vitamin C per 100 g of fruit. The plant originally comes from Mexico, and has nothing more in common with our cherry than the stone and its shape. Because the fruit is quite perishable, we don’t have it available fresh, but rather in juice form. The extract serves as a natural source of vitamin C in Hydolent vitamin D3 tablets.
Arnica montana is a mountain plant which belongs to the group of composite plants. Since long times it is known for its soothing and healing effect. It is used in case of bruises, strains, swellings as well as in case of inflammations of the oral mucosa or gums and aphtheae.
In its blossoms contain a number of substances with anti-inflammatory or antiseptic effects. Among them essential oils, flavonoids, sesquiterpen lactones, thymol and helenalin.
The bamboo plant, of the grass family, is rich in silicon in the form of silicic acid. Silicon is needed everywhere in the body where there are strong yet elastic structures – ranging from cartilage and connective tissue to hair and nails, all the way up to the skin.
Betaine is a substance found in nature. Broccoli, spinach, sugar beet molasses, mussels, and crabs are just some of the foods that contain betaines. The name is derived from the sugar beet, which in Latin is called Beta vulgaris. It’s often obtained from sugar production as a byproduct.
Betaines are positively charged at one end and negatively charged at the other. This means they’re zwitterionic. They help organisms bind water in cells. In addition, betaine, together with the vitamins folic acid, B6, and B12, is said to lower homocysteine levels in human blood and thus protect against arteriosclerosis.
Bisabolol is a substance obtained from chamomile. It has anti-inflammatory, disinfecting, and wound-healing properties.
Calcium carbonate is extremely common in nature. It forms rocks such as chalk, marble, and limestone. The finest calcium carbonate serves as a source of calcium in our vitamin D3 tablets. Calcium plays a crucial role in the body for nervous conduction, bone density, and in the transport of substances through the cell walls.
Chlorophyllin is a processed form of the plant dye chlorophyll, which occurs in almost all plants and is essential for the photosynthesis process. In the body, chlorophyll is able to neutralize mouth and body odor.
Cholecalciferol is also known as vitamin D3. It is extremely important for regulating calcium levels in the blood and for bone formation.
Grapefruit peel extract is used as a natural perservative in hylodent toothpaste. In cosmetic products it is used because of its skin-caring qualities, too. The extract has an adstringent effect. It tightens the skin and strengthens its surface and gives a pleasant skin sensation.
Cocamidopropyl betaine, shortened to CAPB, is the natural version of a surfactant based on coconut oil. It’s not only helpful in cleaning the skin, hair, and teeth, but also in regulating a product’s viscosity. It’s generally skin-friendly and well-tolerated by the mucous membranes. In exceptional cases, however, the skin can have an allergic reaction.
Croscarmellose sodium is a polysaccharide. It is not water-soluble and is used as an excipient in many food and pharmaceutical products. Croscarmellose sodium makes tablets or capsules disintegrate in the digestive tract more quickly. This way, the ingredients can be better absorbed by the body.
Echinacea is an herbaceous perennial that can be found in many of our gardens. It hails from North America, and was used as a medicinal plant by Native American tribes. The purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in particular is said to have a stimulating effect on the immune system. Areas application are coughs and sneezes, urinary tract infections, and support wound healing.
Eugenia caryophyllus is the commonly known clove. It’s rich in essential oils. This also makes it a coveted active ingredient in medicine. Its soothing effect on toothaches has been known for some time, as clove oil has a similar effect to a local anesthetic. In addition, clove oil has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
Magnesiumcarbonat ist ein Magnesium-Mineral, das unter anderem auch in vielen Gesteinen vorkommt. In Hylodent Vitamin D3-Tabletten wird es als Magnesiumquelle eingesetzt. Magnesium wird vom Körper nicht nur für vielfältige Funktionen von Nerven und Muskeln benötigt, sondern spielt auch eine wichtige Rolle bei der Aktivierung von Vitamin D3. Darum ist es neben Vitamin K ein essentieller Bestandteil von Vitamin D3-Präparaten.
Fat powder is used in the product of several food products, for example in soups, sauces, and ice cream blends. It’s formed by spray-drying an emulsion made of proteins, carbohydrates, and vegetable fat (in this case, canola oil). At Hydolent, the fat powder from hydrogenate canola oil is used in tablet production. It’s an excipient that helps tablets achieve a fixed shape and hold together.
The monosaccharide (simple sugar) glucosamine sulfate occurs naturally in human connective tissue, cartilage, and synovial fluid. In medicine, it’s used for mild and moderate arthrosis. Glucosamine sulfate seems to have a protective effect on the cartilage.
Glycerin should actually be called glycerol, as it is a trivalent alcohol – i.e. an alcohol which, in contrast to ethanol, has three OH groups. It binds water and helps in cosmetic products to moisturize the skin or help the skin maintain its moisture. Because glycerin is naturally present in the body, it is very well tolerated.
Glycyrrhthinic acid is extracted from the liquorice root. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. It can support wound healing, too. In cosmetics ist is used to sooth irritated skin.
Limonene is the main odorant in citrus fruit. It can be found in high concentrations in the peels of oranges and lemons, as well as several other plants. Limonene is extracted from natural substances, for example from peels produced during the production of orange juice. It serves as an odorant and flavoring agent, as well as an organic solvent. However, limonene has an irritating effect in large quantities.
Magnesium carbonate is a mineral that occurs in several rocks, among other things. In Hydolent vitamin D3 tablets, it’s used as a source of magnesium. Magnesium isn’t just necessary for various nerve and muscle functions in the body, it also plays a key role in vitamin D3 activation. That is why, next to vitamin K, it’s an essential component of vitamin D3 compounds.
Manganese gluconate (C12H22MnO14) is a manganese salt of gluconic acid. The light purple to pink substance is a highly bioavailable form of manganese, and is therefore often used in food supplements. Manganese is a trace element that is essential for many functions of the body. Manganese contributes to maintaining healthy bones and the normal formation of connective tissue.
Melia azadirachta is the botanical name for the Indian lilac. It originates from the region surrounding India, Pakistan, and Myanmar. Today, it’s at home in the hot, dry regions of the tropics and subtropics all over the world. The oil of its olive-like fruit contains a variety of active ingredients, and is used both in medicine and in agriculture. Indian lilac products have been used in Indian medicine for all kinds of symptoms since antiquity. The oil is used for head lice, inflammation, and also in oral hygiene.
Menachinon is another Name for Vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is important to blood coagulation as well as bone and cell growth. It is crucial for the body´s calcium metabolism. Vitamin K2 is involved in the synthesis of certain proteins which help the bones to absorb calcium to maintain their strength. If this process doesn´t work properly, bone mass desreases. The bone becomes porous and fragile teeth can become loose.
Microcrystalline cellulose is a purified, partially decomposed cellulose. It is obtained from woody parts of plants. It is a dietary fiber that can pass through the intestines undigested. As the name implies, it is not a nanoproduct. The particle size may not be less than five micrometers, to prevent the substance from being absorbed by the body. Microcrystalline cellulose is used in food and pharmaceutical production as a filler, release agent, or carrier. For instance, it helps us shape tablets.
Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. In its effects, it acts like hyaluronic acid.
Nicotinamide, or niacin, is nothing other than vitamin B3. It is a component in many enzymes and plays an important role in a variety of processes in the body, including cell division and the body’s immune response.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a proven medicinal plant with a high content of the active ingredient menthol. Peppermint stimulates the production of bile and has an antispasmodic effect on the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, it has antibacterial and antiviral effects. It spreads a fresh scent and a fresh, cool feeling.
Palatinose is a disaccharide found in nature, for example in honey or sugar cane. It tastes almost as sweet as sugar, but cannot be metabolized by the bacteria that cause caries. In contrast to sugar, it is metabolized in a more physiologically valuable way by the body. This means: Blood sugar levels do not shoot up, but rise more slowly and remain at a lower level. Because palatinose consists partly of fructose and partly of glucose, it is not recommended for people with fructose intolerance.
Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. It occurs naturally in unripe fruits of the rowan tree, but is mainly synthesized industrially. It is used for preservation and is also approved as a food additive under the designation E202.
Vitamin B6 is an effective cofactor for several enzymes. It plays an important role in metabolizing protein, carbohydrates, and fat. It is important in the synthesis of various messenger substances, and in the production of the red blood pigment hemoglobin.
The manifold healing effects of sage have a long tradition in medicine. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are used in particular. This makes it one of the most important traditional remedies for sore throats. However, it’s also used for bleeding gums.
Silicon dioxide, or silicic acid, is approved as an additive for foodstuffs as E551. Due to its enormous inner surface, it can bind large quantities of water without swelling. That is why it’s used as a release agent. This means: It prevents powdery substances from clumping together.
Silicon dioxide is an extremely common mineral. It even occurs naturally in various plants. It is harmless to people’s health, as the human body does not absorb it and instead excretes it completely.
Sodium benzoate (E211) is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. It is named after the benzoin resin in which it is found in nature. It comes from two specific species of styrax trees that grow in India and Malaysia. Today it is mainly produced synthetically.
Sodium benzoate is able to inhibit the growth of bacteria and yeast. It is therefore used as a preservative for cosmetics and food products. In food and medicines, it also has the task of masking the unwanted smell or taste of the product.
Sorbitan caprylate is an emulsifier. This means: It ensures that oil and water are finely distributed when they mix and that the mixture remains stable. Moreover, sorbitan caprylate has a preservative effect. It’s considered harmless and can even be used in natural cosmetics.
Xanthan is a natural substance. It’s produced when Xanthomonas bacteria convert sugary substances. As E415, xanthan is allowed in food products as a thickening and gelling agent.
Xanthan creates the proper viscos consistency in foods like tomato ketchup, milk products, and sauces. Cosmetic products like lotions and toothpaste also frequently contain this ingredient.
Xanthan is considered a dietary fiber and is considered harmless. It can only have a laxative effect in high doses.
Zinc gluconate is a compound made up of zinc oxide and gluconic acid. This zinc compound supplies the body with zinc, and thus prevents zinc deficiency. The trace element zinc is important for functions of the immune system, in wound healing, as well as for skin and hair. Even though the body only needs a little bit of zinc, it is essential, because zinc is a component of many enzymes. Therefore, many processes in the body could not take place without zinc.