Founded in 2008, Terranova Synergistic Nutrition is an award-winning supplement company with a range of over 90 different nutritional and botanical products.
Formulated and produced in Great Britain, Terranova is one of the few companies of sector integrators who do not use fillers, binders and additives in their products; and it is also one of the few 100% vegan supplement companies in the world.
Terranova's formulation concept is scientifically advanced and at the same time rooted in the company's deeply holistic principles. This unique approach provides intensely synergistic ingredients and effective botanical formulations, balanced, precise, delicate and containing only active ingredients.
Welcome to the future of supplements.
Terranova was founded in 2008 by Stephen Terrass MRNT, former technical director of one of the largest integrator companies in Europe. Stephen is considered one of the main European authorities in the field of food supplements, with particular attention to nutraceutical and botanical sciences. In his 38-year career in this field, Stephen has attended more than 500 conferences in 21 countries and has often been a guest lecturer in nutritional medicine at various European universities. Stephen is also the author of eight books, an award-winning series of audio tapes and several journal articles.
While much of the food supplement industry seems to be oriented towards natural ingredients isolated in the laboratory, chemicals and pharmaceutically adulterated plants, we at Terranova see another future. Isolated vitamins, minerals and nutraceutical ingredients have significant value for us. We recognize that carefully chosen, intact, unadulterated and fresh phytonutrients are the synergistic key to obtain the maximum therapeutic result and restore a health condition. We have seen how the effects of this synergy can be truly remarkable.
The supplements have their maximum effectiveness thanks to the active ingredients present, so we ask ourselves:
- why are almost all supplements on the market full of inactive ingredients? Fillers, binders, anti-caking agents, lubricants, coating agents, sweeteners, coloring agents, flavoring agents , are the additives commonly used in the production of supplements ... and this list is not even complete. Terranova is one of the few food supplement companies in the world that completely avoids manufacturing additives (also known as excipients). Although additives can make production easier, faster and more profitable, we at Terranova believe that product quality, purity and integrity are more important than maximizing our own profitability. All Terranova products are either in vegetable capsules or in powder or liquid form ... we do not have tablet products because the production of tablets requires the use of excipients. In the case of capsules the use of excipients is not absolutely necessary, however we note that almost all the encapsulated supplements on the market also contain one or more additives.
At Terranova we have worked hard to make our brand a "safe haven" for vegetarians and vegans (for ethics, for religious reasons or because of a sensitivity to dairy products). We understand that having to meticulously check the labels of everything you buy can be a burden, so we want vegetarians and vegans to know that when it comes to a Terranova product automatically this will be ideal for those who follow a vegetarian diet and / or vegan. Terranova is one of the very few food supplement companies in the world to offer vegan suitability in 100% of its products.
In order to get the most out of nutritional supplementation it is necessary to reach an intense synergy within the organism. Synergy occurs when the interaction between multiple elements produces effects that are greater than those that the individual elements would have individually. To give its optimal effect, each vitamin, mineral or other nutrient must be efficiently absorbed, distributed, metabolized and used and must participate in a wide range of interactions with enzymes, co-factors, other nutrients, etc. However, as some factors such as genetics, diet, lifestyle, gender, age and stress levels affect the body's ability to generate a high level of synergy, the effectiveness of a supplement can vary from person to person. So it is the environment in the body that determines how useful an integrator will be - and this has been the driving concept in the development of each Terranova product.
Unlike most supplements on the market, the key ingredients of Terranova supplements are not just nutrients (eg isolated minerals or vitamins). Each Terranova product containing vitamins or minerals also contains its own complex of highly synergistic vegetable ingredients, called Magnifood. The Magnifood Complex is designed to:
- Improve or support the absorption, bioavailability, use, activity, stability, function and effect of the nutrients of the product;
- Provide synergistic enzymes and crucial co-factors to the use and function of the nutrients of the product;
- Provide a wide range of phytonutrients that improve the potential features and / or applications of the product;
- Provide ingredients that improve the overall vitamin and mineral content in the product;
- Protect the ingredients from oxidative damage and support their stability and activity in the product.
Stabilized rice bran (CRS) is the component of almost all Magnifood complexes. What is the difference between rice bran, which would inhibit the absorption of certain substances due to the presence of phytic acid and stabilized rice bran used by Terranova? Terranova products use stabilized rice bran, which is different from rice bran, as it undergoes an extrusion process which greatly reduces the protein content of the product, including phytin (phytic acid). On the contrary, this process does not alter the structure of vitamins and minerals that make stabilized rice bran (CRS) a superfood.
Many of the botanical ingredients, rich in phytonutrients, used by Terranova are freshly dried. The standard commercial methods used to obtain natural supplements apply, to the original plant, chemical extractions designed to concentrate (titration) a particular active principle. This procedure fractionates the original extract, reducing the range of phytonutrients present in the product, and very often altering the enzymatic structures of the phyto-extract. On the other hand, research shows how fresh freeze-drying effectively protects and retains the biochemical integrity and enzymatic activity of plants. In fact, the biochemical profile of a fresh lyophilized plant closely resembles the profile of the original fresh plant, but with a greater concentration, due to the removal of plant moisture. In other words, Terranova's fresh cryo-dried botanical components are a highly concentrated version of the original plant.
Many of the botanical ingredients, rich in phytonutrients, used by Terranova are certified organic, they come from ethically harvested wild plants. The Eclectic Institute is a 90-acre, certified organic farm, located in a remarkably isolated place in the state of Oregon, USA, in an impressive setting, surrounded by native forest, the canyon formed by the Sandy River and the magnificent background of Mount Hood. Each Eclectic Institute crop is pristine, grown in a chemical-free environment and is caught in the phase where plants have reached their maximum levels of bioactive markers. The Eclectic Institute is highly qualified for spontaneous botanical ingredients. Experienced operators carefully harvest the plants from areas that have not been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. The Eclectic Institute works in an environmentally sustainable way without endangering plant species and the delicate balance of the ecosystem.