Parabens A class of widely used preservatives in cosmetic, personal care, and pharmaceutical products. They’re considered hormone disruptors that may increase certain cancers.
Para-Cymene A monoterpene hydrocarbon found in oregano, thyme, and other essential oils. It has a spicy and woody aroma.
Pesticides Substances that are meant to control pests, such as insects, fungi, bacteria, snails, weeds, and so on.
Petroleum A liquid mixture of hydrocarbons that’s present in certain rock strata. It can be extracted and refined to produce fuels including gasoline, kerosene, and diesel oil.
Photosensitizing Making an organism, a cell, or a substance photosensitive (responsive to light or other radiant energy).
P-Nonylphenol A nonionic surfactant used in a wide variety of industrial applications and consumer products. It’s associated with reproductive and developmental problems in rodents.
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) A group of over 100 different chemicals. They’re formed during the incomplete burning of coal, oil and gas, garbage, or other organic substances, such as tobacco or charbroiled meat.
Polygonum Cuspidatum An herbaceous perennial plant called Japanese knotweed. It’s native to East Asia and has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine systems.
Polyphenol Generally referred to as a subset of antioxidants. They’re plant-based molecules that have antioxidant properties. In diets, they’re the most common source of natural antioxidants. To learn more about polyphenols, click here!
Proanthocyanidins A class of antioxidant polyphenols found in a variety of plants that help maintain youthful function of multiple body systems.
Probiotic Friendly microorganisms regarded as beneficial to health when ingested to supplement beneficial bacteria that already exist in the digestive tract.
Proliferation Rapid reproduction of a cell, part, or organism.
Purity Freedom from adulteration or contamination.