The beets in VITRATOX #48 Beet Juice Tablets are organically grown. The whole beet (leaves, stems, and root) is juiced, and the extract is vacuum dried at low temperature to retain maximum quantities of the enzymes, vitamins and mineral factors. The drying process does not use fillers, binders, or stabilizers – such as maltodextrin (a sugar that is used as a drying agent). VITRATOX #48 Beet Juice Tablets, being a concentrate, is nutritionally potent. It takes 200 pounds of beets to make 2 pounds of beet powder. Unlike inorganic sources of iron, the body assimilates iron from the beet root very easily, because iron is found in an organic complex. Beets also contain potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, sulfur, iodine, vitamins and many trace minerals.