|At LarreaRx™ our mission is to provide patented healthcare products that make a significant impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Our philosophy combines the lessons of ancient medicine with the knowledge of modern science.
LarreaRx™ products contain a patented, highly purified extract of Larrea tridentata, not the crude, unprocessed "chaparral" herb that many other products contain. We employ patented technologies that involve processing of Larrea tridentata extracts with natural, non-toxic antioxidants, such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C), to reduce NDGA quinone and other oxidative compounds than might be present in some other Larrea tridentata extracts. As an additional precaution to further reduce the risk of metabolic conversion of NDGA to NDGA quinone during excretion in vivo , patented and proprietary formulations technologies specify adding additional antioxidant ingredients when formulating dietary supplements containing Larrea tridentata extract. In the case of LarreaRx's™ dietary supplement formulation, a five to one ratio of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to Larrea extract is used to prepare the finished products. This means that each capsule of dietary supplement contains 50 milligrams of proprietary Larrea extract and 250 milligrams of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The use of ascorbic acid and/or other antioxidants to supress the formation of quinone metabolites in vivo is well documented in pharmacology literature.