Traditional healers of the Amazonian Rainforest led the makers of Mytesi to crofelemer, the active ingredient in Mytesi.
Crofelemer is found in the red bark sap of the Croton lechleri tree. For centuries, the sap has been used by traditional healers to treat a wide range of health conditions.
This means 2 important things:
- Crofelemer is taken from the trees
- For every 1 tree harvested, at least 2 new trees are planted
- Since 2001, 700,000 trees have been planted
- The program uses fair trade practices with local people who have been working closely with Napo for over 2 decades. This means local people are respected and get a fair price for their product and labor
A portion (2%) of Mytesi profits will be donated to countries and cultures working with Napo to bring crofelemer to the world.