It’s Thyme is proudly American family run business out of Sante Fe, New Mexico. We are passionate about health, wellness, and natural remedies. We believe Mother Nature provides all the cures and treatments we need to enjoy a balanced diet and stay healthy.
Who We Are
My name is Kathy, and since I had a part in founding the company, I’d like to introduce myself and let you know who we are and the inspiration behind starting It’s Thyme.
Starting From The Beginning…
In 1983, my husband Dave and I moved from Pennsylvania to New Mexico. At the time, Pennsylvania’s economy was not doing too well, and the rainy summers and snowy winters were no longer fun! New Mexico promised more sun, so we decided to go for it.
Sadly, we had to leave behind our beloved organic farm complete with one dozen Bard Rock chickens, four Alpine goats, and around 100 New Zealand rabbits. Our dog was the only animal we were able to bring along for the big move to the other side of the US.
Shortly after moving to New Mexico, I enrolled in school to become a licensed registered nurse. I graduated in 1991 and immediately got a job in the postpartum department at The University of New Mexico. At the same time, I started growing my own herb garden, carrying on from the garden I left behind in Pennsylvania.
A year later, in 1992, I moved to Presbyterian Hospital to work on the medical/surgical floor. It was at Presbyterian Hospital that I started giving out pharmaceuticals the doctors ordered for their patients.
Discovering Herbal Remedies
I began realizing that many pharmaceuticals had side effects because the herbs were altered from their original form to a new synthetic product. These pharmaceuticals contained chemicals which changed the herb to the point where it no longer resembled the original plant.
I didn’t like these pharmaceuticals and found the medicines I was taking had horrible side effects. I began treating myself with organic or wildcrafted herbs. I didn’t need a prescription, and the only cost was purchasing the seed and growing the herbs, which turned out to be a fraction of the cost for pharmaceutical medicine.
The best part was I no longer experienced the adverse side effects I had when I took pharmaceuticals. This isn’t to say there are no side effects. Often herbs can cause allergy similar to those we get from foods or pollen. For me, however, this was significantly better than the effects of taking over-the-counter medicines.
In 2006, at the age of 62, I retired from nursing. I continued my herb garden and using herbs for food and remedies. In 2017, my husband and I decided to start sharing our knowledge and experience with the world through It’s Thyme.
It’s Thyme sources the finest natural herbs and remedies which we sell through our online store at affordable prices to our customers. We stock over 100 products which can be used to remedy ailments or taken as a dietary supplement.
If you have any questions or would like to contact us for whatever reason, please feel free to do so via our contact page and one of our helpful service agents will get back to you.
Dr. Christopher’s Quality Statement
“Our mission is to provide natural whole food dietary supplements according to Dr. John R. Christopher, ND, MH, philosophy at fair prices with excellent service. Dr. Christopher’s original formulas are time tested and have been manufactured since 1945 and trusted by millions of people because they work.”
We only use whole herbs and plant products not standardized. Today the process of extracting leading active ingredients is commonplace and is called standardization. It’s all the rage now throughout the chemical and natural food industry. The theory is that if one dose of a standardized or suspected key ingredient is good, a large dose all at once of that ingredient is better. NOT SO, The leading active ingredients are properly placed, but it’s creator God, In proportion’s mixed with other ingredients to keep the herb in perfect balance synergistically. When taken in the whole form, they present to your body a balanced solution.
Dr. Christopher was adamant about his company’s manufacture of herbal products using the whole herb, never extracting a single ingredient. He understood the necessity of using herbs in the way God had intended them, in their whole state.
And we only except non-treated or steam treated organic and wildcrafted herbs. When available (reasons for the unavailability: endangered, Out of season, failed crops, etc.
All ingredients are listed on our product label. We are 100% pure. We do not use chemicals or chemical clones and added fillers, or flow agents, and or genetically modified ingredients that many companies use to enhance their profits thereby cheapening the product. As the saying goes you get what you pay for.
And if you start with cheap products or Raw material, there is nothing that can be done to improve it during the manufacturing process. Sourcing high-quality ingredients for our formulas is key. Often we will receive a sample from a supplier and test results show that it does not contain active constituents in proper ratio’s so it is rejected and the resourcing process continues and the high-quality expectations are met.
Unfortunately, there are many that do not share the same high standards in the marketplace today and as is always the case we get what we paid for. We can’t escape clean car to our performance and have the luxuries of top of the line vehicle, Just as we shouldn’t expect cheaply made herbal products to benefit our body the same way the highest quality supplements will.
Our vegetarian capsules are manufactured with state of the art technology and made from a vegetable derived from raw material. Our hardshell vegetable capsules are produced with HPMC, derived from wood and cotton fibers which are certified is kosher for your round and Passover use by the union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and Meets all requirements of current US P and FCC. HPMC is considered generally recognized as safe by the FDA, and non-ionic and sulfate free. Finally, there now is a real alternative for vegetarians and consumers who are restricted by religion from taking capsules made from beef or pork by-products.
Dr. Christopher Extracts are one part dry herb, to either or four parts liquid, depending on the volume of the herb We use a cold percolation process to ensure that no enzymes, or constituents, are destroyed. This extraction process preserves the naturally occurring enzymes in the plant product.
There is no acetone, hexane, or any other toxic solvents used during the extraction process. Our glycerin is tested for DEG contamination and is DEG free, kosher, and derived from Palm oil. Our alcohol is derived from non-GMO corn or other non-GM oh sources.
We do not rely on certificates of analysis from any source and we validate the identity each plant and finished product through high-performance thin layer chromatography to ensure their quality. Many competitors use infrared to verify the identity of each plant. This method is cheaper, less accurate, and does not have the ability to detect contamination such as pesticides in the herb. We do Organoleptic testing and a full spectrum of microbiological testing on each plant and those tests include total value count, yeast and mold counts, cuneiform counts, E. coli and salmonella. Another quality assurance tests performed on our raw materials include high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and heavy metal ICP – MS tests (for heavy metals).
Our raw materials and finished products go through more testing than many of our competitors to ensure our customers all over the world get consistently high-quality products.
We meet and exceed current government GMP, good manufacturing practices, quality standards. How are state of the art production and rock material storage facilities includes a climate-controlled the warehouse and cutting-edge laboratory equipment power company receives regular in-house audits as well as regular FDA audits.
The staff at Wholistic Botanicals, LLC has years of experience making natural products that yield results. We have and will continue keeping the highest standards set by Dr. John R. Christopher in the production of his time tested formulations. We seek the best in nature, produce the very best processes which reflect our commitment. You can be sure you are getting the highest quality best-formulated products available. What we do here is important, but the way we do it makes the most sense.
In the event you the reader use this information without the approval of a licensed health care provider, you are self-prescribing and assume the full responsibility for your actions. It is your right to do so, but Its Thyme, LLC cannot assume any liability for your actions. The information provided herein is for educational purposes only and is not intended to prescribe, treat, or diagnose.
These products have not been evaluated by the FDA.