BIOFORCE (A. VOGEL)
About Bioforce (A. Vogel)
Bioforce ( A Vogel ) is Europe's leader in herbal medicine. They are at the forefront of Phytotherapy - the science of using herbs to maintain health and influence illness. Bioforce combines the traditional knowledge of the herbalist with modern research techniques. They produce a range of fresh herb tinctures from organically grown medicinal plants in Switzerland. They are clear testimony to the methods Alfred Vogel (their founder and renowned naturopath) always used. He would not permit insecticides, fungicides or chemical fertilisers to be applied to any of his herbs - a principle they follow to this day, ensuring both the health of the plants and protection of nature.
The herbs used to produce A.Vogel fresh herb tinctures and fresh herb tincture tablets are grown using a strict organic protocol, mainly in the fertile conditions of Roggwil, Switzerland. This allows the company to exert complete control over the cultivation of plants -- from the time of planting through to harvesting. Stringent quality control tests and checks are carried out throughout all the stages of the growth and manufacture. By using fresh herbs they ensure that the active substances present are still at their peak and avoid any need for storage, fumigation or irradiation.
The results of this careful and gentle handling from seed to selection, through organic cultivation, to the use of fresh herbs and the creation of tincture rich with active substances, are the holistically standardised fresh herb tinctures. To produce tincture tablets, they employ a method of tablet production using the tincture as the starting point. This protects the active substances and provides the benefits of a tincture in a 'convenient-to-use' tablet. Modern quality control GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) methods are employed at all points in the manufacture. Tests have also confirmed Vogel's intuitive belief that fresh herbs, extracted in alcohol, contain more active substances than equivalent amounts of dried herb.
Key point: The Bioforce/A Vogel methodology, which gives a wide range of ‘holistically balanced’ constituents, can lead to more effective herbal/botanical remedies and intrinsically safer products with fewer side effects.