Research shows that whole herbs contain a multitude of supporting constituents. They work together to increase the activity of that single isolated compound. Instead of merely isolating specific compounds, we focus on the synergistic activity of the whole plant.
Using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) testing we can determine the levels of bioactive components in our herbs and use that information to maximize our growing and harvesting practices, helping us achieve the highest levels of these active constituents. This test has also proven that by processing fresh herbs immediately, the naturally occurring compounds are often more potent.