Our naturally sourced ingredients are minimally processed or altered after being sourced from nature. An example of this would be our natural mint flavoring. The mint plant is grown on farms, then harvested and natural oils extracted through a steam distillation process. Yes, this requires processing, but the final product is a premium natural mint oil minimally altered from how the oil is found in the mint leaves prior to processing.
Another example of a naturally sourced ingredient is calcium carbonate, which is used as a micro abrasive to clean and polish teeth. Our calcium carbonate is primarily made up of natural limestone mined from the earth. Once the limestone is quarried, it is then crushed, screened, separated, milled, and pulverized. Calcium carbonate undergoes an additional process in which the limestone is further purified, so yes, processing is required, but the final product is a limestone material minimally altered from how the material is found in the earth prior to processing.