Maltodextrin is a white, powdery substance that is derived from starch. This multi-purpose polysaccharide starts from natural sources such as corn, wheat, rice, or potato. However, it is ultra- processed to arrive in its final form. It's commonly used in the food industry as a filler or thickener … [Read more...] about Maltodextrin: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The supplement industry is shady. Not as shady as the pharmaceutical industry, but still they try. Being involved in the supplement industry I have a good view of what takes place. And today I want to pull back the curtain to reveal some of what goes on. You know that we at Lost Empire … [Read more...] about 14 out of 22 Supplement Failures!
PSA for you here today. There are many possible reasons you’d want to avoid using Amazon for shopping. But this is especially true for supplements, because of the fraud that sometimes takes place. From a recent press release… “NOW® recently discovered multiple fraudulent supplements sold on … [Read more...] about Don’t Buy Supplements on Amazon
If you’re in California you’ve likely seen this sort of warning everywhere. If you’re not in California, you probably haven’t seen it nearly as much. I think that this article will be of interest to anyone, not just those in California because it speaks to quality of supplements, failures of … [Read more...] about California Prop 65
This article is aimed at exploring common everyday lead exposure to show the details involved as well as to give comparison against lead found in herbs. Other herb and supplement companies do not provide you with this level of insight, nor deep-down-in-the-weeds education, to make truly informed … [Read more...] about Facts About Lead Exposure
A customer asks, “Do you have any herbs grown in the states or are that all sourced from China?” As I’ve talked about before China is a boogeyman, for some very valid reasons too, but that doesn’t make everything from there bad. We do independent lab testing on all ingredients which is shown … [Read more...] about Sourcing – Where are Our Herbs Grown?
At Lost Empire Herbs, we value quality in our herbs more than anything. This is because like you, we consume our product for our own health and vitality. We wish to live long, vigorous lives, and this only benefits you as we search for the highest quality herbs on the planet, while still trying … [Read more...] about Member of the Alkemist Assured Testing Program
A customer sent this in asking if it was legit... Nope! Not by a long shot. Apparently, this shady person has stolen our label, changed it and is selling it on a shady website. But it gets worse... The 100:1 extract wasn't enough for them. So it's been increased to 200:1. (Sadly this … [Read more...] about Tongkat Ali Scam
If Lost Empire Herbs is all about natural herbs, why is nothing labeled organic? To answer this question, you need to understand the bureaucracy involved in organic labelling. Essentially, every step along the way from where it is grown to processed to packaged must be certified organic. The … [Read more...] about What is Organic? What is Not?
“While studying your herbs list, I noticed on the Horny Goat Weed you mention it has PDE-5 inhibitor properties and it sounds like that's a good thing. Then on Tongkat Ali you mention it has no PDE-5 inhibitors and it too sounds like that's a good thing. What gives? Which way do I go here?” asks … [Read more...] about PDE5 Inhibitors (Natural vs. Drugs)
We plan to have new video covering details on how to best use shilajit resin soon. For now, this article will give you details. Problem Prevention The resin is extremely sticky as you might imagine. As such when you use it you want to make sure it does not get in the threads of the miron glass … [Read more...] about Sticky Shilajit Resin Problems
When we started Lost Empire Herbs, Polyrhachis Ant was one of our earliest products. Ant is great in that it tends to give energy that many people can feel right away. It is known as one of the premier Qi tonics in Chinese medicine. It's often also touted for its sexual benefits. But it seems … [Read more...] about Our Ant does NOT contain Sildenafil
The other weekend I spent my time with healers and herbalists, the scientific and the profound, from across the globe. It was my first time attending this event but definitely one I intend to return to. The mixing of different healing systems in a space that promotes easy discourse and shared … [Read more...] about What I Gathered at the 2015 International Herb Symposium – Part 1
Our new shilajit resin is stored in miron glass. Not everyone is familiar with this amazing material so we thought it would be useful to share with you some details. At the end of this post we have a couple questions for you, if you’d be so kind to answer. Although it looks black from the … [Read more...] about Miron Glass Feedback
It’s funny. People generally think in all or nothing categories. Either the herbs work or they don’t work, and if that is the case for them, it must be true for ALL people. But that’s not how the world works. Although herbs are considered a form of alternative medicine, this is true even in the … [Read more...] about What Stops Herbs from Working?
Just the other day we got a review from a person that hadn’t even tried the herb. Product of China. Enough said. Don’t lie to yourself. If it comes from China, dtau away from it. You can read all the horror stories about stuff coming from China all over the internet. This is an example of a … [Read more...] about China Products Suck
Welcome to the Comprehensive Guide to the Benefits of Shilajit. If you're looking for a safe yet effective way to improve your health in general, then shilajit could just be what you need. It is a complete package filled with minerals, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients. Using this … [Read more...] about The Comprehensive Guide to Shilajit