The Vitex Bottles
We packed the bottles in light & oxygen resistant recyclable PETE (Bisphenol A free bottles).
Molecular structure of Bisphenol A
Polyethylene terephthalate (PETE)
is a polyester material that is most often used to make fibers, parts made by injection molding, and containers for food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and make-up. Polyethylene terephthalate is frequently shortened to PET or PETE and was formerly called PETP or PET-P. PET may also be recycled to make carpeting or fiber filling.
Technically speaking, PETE is a linear thermoplastic resin that is created by the condensation of terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol. There are several advantages in using PETE, especially when it’s being used for packaging. PET does not break easily and edibles stored in PETE taste good because it is pure. The substance also provides a long shelf life because it acts as a good barrier to elements outside of the container.
Containers made from PETE are also very lightweight and clear. Products look clean and pure because of the crystal clear appearance. Because PETE is only 10% of the weight of an identical glass container, it allows for less expensive shipping and handling, saving a significant amount of money for companies around the world.
PETE continues to be favored by many companies because it offers significant design flexibility and it is recyclable. Companies that choose to use PETE for packaging have different options in regards to shape, size, neck finish and color. Some of the designs are made thick enough to be refilled, but the majority of polyethylene terephthalate containers are granulated into flakes and reshaped into new bottles or other products. PETE is made from carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, just like paper. So when it burns, it produces carbon dioxide and water and leaves no toxic residue.
Although PETE is very popular for container use, the majority of PETE production in the world is for synthetic fibers. Because PETE is part of the polyester family, synthetic fibers make from PETE are usually referred to as simply “polyester.” Even recycled PETE containers are used to make synthetic fibers such as polar fleece.
Although PETE production is an important segment of polymer production throughout the world, it should not be confused with polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP) which are both produced more throughout the world. PE is widely used throughout the world, especially in the production of the plastic shopping bag. The fatigue resistant and recyclable PP is utilized for a variety of uses that include packaging, textiles, stationary, plastic parts, lab equipment and parts for automobiles.
Useful Research & Resource Links
Canada's top source of news and information on alternative medicine, alternative treatment, natural health, holistic health, natural remedies, and more.
Dietary Supplements Labels Database
The Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID) provides estimated levels of ingredients in dietary supplement products sold in the United States. These statistically predicted estimates may differ from labeled amounts and are based on chemical analysis of nationally representative products. The DSID was developed by the Nutrient Data Laboratory, US Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies. DSID-4 reports national estimates of ingredient content in adult, children’s and non-prescription prenatal multivitamin/mineral (MVMs) and omega-3 fatty acid supplements.
The Health Bulletin - Using Food Instead of Drugs for Health
provides information about health-related legislation and activities, including commissions and inquiries. Also access a complete repository of all reports and publications available on this Web site and find a list of health-related conferences and events, including consultations with Canadians.
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (print ISSN: 0027-8874, online ISSN: 1460-2105)
publishes peer-reviewed original research from around the world and is internationally acclaimed as the source for the most up-to-date information from the rapidly changing fields of cancer research and treatment. For the past several years, the JNCI has been ranked as one of the most-cited original-research cancer journals by the Institute of Scientific Information in its annual Journal Citation Reports.
NutraIngredients-USA provides a 360-degree view of the functional food and supplement market in North America, spanning everything from investment, incubation and innovation, to ingredients, food science and product formulation, labelling, litigation, regulation, consumer trends, new products and new technology.
USDA National Nutrient Data Base
The food supply, and the scientific understanding of relationships between dietary intakes and health, have evolved over the years. USDA’s food composition data resources also are evolving to meet the needs of diverse users, including researchers, policy makers, nutrition and health professionals, and product developers.
US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health
As a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI's mission is to develop new information technologies to aid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease. More specifically, the NCBI has been charged with creating automated systems for storing and analyzing knowledge about molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics; facilitating the use of such databases and software by the research and medical community.
Nutritional Research Foundation - Exploring the Power of Nutritional Science
The Nutritional Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports, encourages, and promotes clinical research to evaluate the impact of a nutrient-dense, plant-rich diet and related nutritional interventions on chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune illnesses.
HANS - Health Action Network
HANS supports our members and the public to take responsibility for their own well-being by empowering them to make informed decisions, protecting their right to informed consent and preserving their ability to access safe and effective health care options; plus, to work to raise awareness of environmental issues that impact Canadians’ health and wellness.