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Eco-friendly products are designed to have little or no damaging effect on the environment. Eco-friendly products made using natural materials and ingredients are better than those manufactured using plastics and synthetic materials, and/or chemicals and dangerous substances. 


Enzymes are proteins that help speed up metabolism, or the chemical reactions in a body. They build some substances and break down others. All living things have enzymes. Bodies naturally produce enzymes. Enzymes and other catalysts act by reducing the activation energy, thereby increasing the rate of reaction. The increased rate is the same in both the forward and reverse directions, since both must pass through the same transition state. 


EPI is the leading provider of oxo-biodegradable plastic additive technology, which allows treated plastics to decompose faster and fully. EPI additive helps break down plastic particles into smaller pieces. 


Essential Fatty Acids are functional components of foods that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize 


An essential nutrient is a nutrient required for normal body function that either cannot be made by the body or cannot be made in amounts adequate for good health and therefore must be provided by the diet. There are 6 main groups of basic nutrients that can help support health, even in small amount - protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, water. A balanced diet can help make sure a body is regularly consuming each one


An essential oil is a concentrated plant extracts containing volatile chemical compounds from plants. 


Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients required by the body to carry out a range of normal functions. Essential vitamins are those that the body can't produce but needs to function properly. There are a number of essential vitamins including, vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), Biotin (B7), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), Folate (folic acid and B9), Vitamin K


Nitrates are essential plant nutrients. Excess amounts they can cause significant water quality problems. Together with phosphorus, nitrates in excess amounts can accelerate eutrophication, causing dramatic increases in aquatic plant growth and changes in the types of plants and animals that live in the stream. This, in turn, affects dissolved oxygen, temperature, and other indicators. Excess nitrates can cause hypoxia (low levels of dissolved oxygen) and can become toxic to warm-blooded animals at higher concentrations (10 mg/L) or higher) under certain conditions.





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