While it is true that there is no official, U.S. government regulated definition for the term natural pertaining to the natural products industry, the FDA refers to natural ingredients as “Ingredients extracted directly from plants or animal products as opposed to being produce synthetically.”The USDA does have a definition for “Natural” but it applies only to meat and poultry; “Those products carrying the ‘natural’ claim must not contain any artificial flavoring, color ingredients, chemical preservatives, or artificial or synthetic ingredients, and are only ‘minimally processed’ defined by USDA as a process that does not fundamentally alter the raw product.”