Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Auradagex different than ordinary goldenrod?

Auradagex is a patent-pending proprietary extract from a native species of goldenrod with multiple unique properties that have never been identified in any other goldenrod extract before. These properties are more potent and therefore more effective for specific uses and applications. Out of 1,000 goldenrod species screened, Auradagex was the only one to possess these properties.

In addition, the biotechnology that was engineered for the extraction process of this specific species is a trade secret, and this extraction process is essential to identifying and preserving Auradagex's powerful properties.

What types of products can Auradagex be used in?

Auradagex can be a stand alone product used to support the health and function of the:

  • Immune system 
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Skin
  • Lungs
  • Joints and connective tissues
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Brain 
  • Nervous system 
  • Kidneys

Auradagex is also a powerful free radical scavenger and antioxidant and has been found to support gut health in animals.

Auradagex can be combined with other vitamins, minerals or nutraceuticals to create customized formulas that target a specific health benefit or a combination of health benefits. Such products can be formulated and manufactured at Uckele’s GMP certified plant. To learn more about Uckele's products and services, visit the About Uckele Health & Nutrition page.

What is the consumer demand for products like Auradagex?

Consumer demand for natural, beneficial ingredients like Auradagex in human and animal products is growing fast. Companies from a variety of industries are rapidly procuring natural ingredients to add to existing products that provide a cost effective, competitive advantage to meet consumer demand for all-natural health products.

Specifically, the animal and human nutrition supplement industry is increasingly incorporating ingredients like Auradagex to their product offerings. In addition, the cosmetic industry is also actively seeking effective skin support ingredients and ways to enhance the shelf life of products. Auradagex's combined antioxidant and skin support properties serve both of these purposes while appealing to the industry’s desire for all-natural ingredients.

How are products containing Auradagex expected to compete in the marketplace?

Auradagex has the unique advantage of possessing multiple high-value bioactivities, thus providing more value for the dollar. Auradagex is a high-potency, oral antioxidant that is safe, all-natural, cost effective and has a better aroma and taste profile than other natural alternatives. Synthetic solutions are generally more toxic and less tolerated. Qualities such as these give Auradagex a huge competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Is Auradagex safe?

Yes. Tests to date indicate even the highest achievable levels of Auradagex are not toxic or otherwise harmful to humans and other mammals. Auradagex is extracted from goldenrod, a plant which has is a long history of being used in teas, palliatives and herbal therapies in Europe and North America.

Is Auradagex allergenic?

Goldenrod, the plant species that Auradagex is extracted from, is often mistakenly blamed for seasonal allergies because it is commonly confused with ragweed, which blooms at the same time of year and is an allergen for many people. Although it is possible for a person to be allergic to nearly anything in the environment, goldenrod has been traditionally utilized to support healthy immune function and response, which actually combats seasonal allergies.

What is ORAC and TEAC, and what do they have to do with Auradagex?

ORAC stands for "oxygen radical absorbance capacity" and TEAC for “Trolox equivalent antioxidant activities” (Brunswick Laboratories). These values are measurements of the ability of a substance to quench or detoxify specific free radicals. In essence, they are gauges of antioxidant capacity.

 

Auradagex is one of the most powerful antioxidants ever tested. In vitro, Auradagex achieved one of the highest ORAC scores on record in a study conducted by an independent laboratory (Brunswick Laboratories).  Auradagex's ORAC score compared favorably to the highest number recorded in the 2007 USDA ORAC database. In other antioxidant assessments, Auradagex consistently scored at very high levels of antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging activity.