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FAQ

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Vitamin A

Isn’t Vitamin A dangerous to use during Pregnancy?

Vitamin A is essential for pregnancy as it is important for immune function and development of the eyes and prevention of night blindness. However, excessive quantities of Vitamin A can be teratogenic during pregnancy with the limit being not more than 10 000 iu of Vitamin A daily. Our pre-natal products only contain 1 000 iu of Vitamin A per day.

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Bioavailability

Are our products Bioavailable?

We use bioavailable forms of vitamins and minerals where possible in our products.

In our prenatal supplements, we use Active Extrafolate-S as 5-MTHF, which is the metabolically active form of folate and does not need to be broken down by the body before use.

In our Bone, Joints and Muscles supplements we use Vitamin K2 as MenaQ7 which is the most bioavailable, longest-lasting, and most bioactive form of Vitamin K. We also use Type 1 Hydrolysed Collagen, which is the form of collagen found in the organic bone matrix. It does not need to be broken down and can be used immediately. Type 1 Hydrolysed Collagen is a low molecular weight peptide, which is easily digestible and absorbable by the human body.

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Calcium

What type of Calcium is used in our products?

Calcium Carbonate.

The reason we use Calcium Carbonate in our products is because Calcium Salts are very bulky materials and to achieve a 500mg elemental dose, yet still in a swallow tablet, Calcium Carbonate is the least bulky of all the salts with a 40% Elemental Value. Calcium Carbonate is also very widely available and cost effective and is the most stable of the salts.

Chondroitin

What type of Chondroitin is used in our products?

Chondroitin from Bovine Cartilage.

Is our Chondroitin in the form of Chondroitin HC1 or Chondroitin Sulphate?

Chondroitin Sulphate.

Clinical Trials

Have there been any clinical trials done on our products?

No, however, there have been clinical trials done on the raw materials used in our products. Our products are CAMs products (Complementary and Alternative Medicines) and do not need clinical trial testing like registered medicines.

Co-Enzyme Q10

Does Co-Enzyme Q10 affect patients on warfarin?

Co-enzyme Q10 may decrease the anti-coagulant efficacy of warfarin. An individual on warfarin should not begin taking Co-enzyme Q10 without first consulting their doctor.

Collagen

Is the collagen in our products digested?

No, we use Type 1 Hydrolysed Collagen which is the bioavailable form of collagen peptides.  This is the type of collagen found in the bone matrix. The body does not need to break it down; it is ready for use.

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Easy Sleep 40winx

Can pregnant women safely take Easy Sleep40winx?

We would advise that pregnant women avoid Easy Sleep 40winx (as stated in the product insert). Rather suggest Stellar-Mama or Preggy-Mama only. Both contain a high elemental amount of Calcium and Magnesium which aids in sleep.

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Flexi-CAL

Can pregnant women safely take Flexi-CAL?

We would advise that pregnant women avoid Flexi-CAL (as stated in the product insert). Rather suggest Stellar-Mama or Preggy-Mama only. Both contain a high elemental amount of Calcium and Magnesium which aids in sleep.

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Halaal

Are our products Halaal?

Some of our raw materials like the chondroitin and collagen are sourced from Halaal bovine sources.

Each of our products states what is contained in them and if the product is suitable for use by vegetarians, the Jewish and Muslim customers would be happy to take them.

Heart

Do our products have any impact on heart medication?

Individuals with heart issues should always consult their physician first before taking any supplementation.

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Iron

What is the benefit of Iron Amino Acid Chelate?

Iron Amino Acid Chelate (the form in which it’s found in our products) does not give patients constipation or black stools.

K

Kidney

Can someone with kidney problems take Flexi-CAL?

Individuals with kidney problems should always check with their Physician/Nephrologist about any supplement before proceeding to take it. In general, dietary supplementation should be monitored in all patients with renal dysfunction.

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Magnesium

What is the absorption rate of Magnesium Oxide versus other Magnesium salts?

The absorption rate is related to the quantity of elemental Magnesium present. Magnesium Oxide has a 60% conversion factor which is higher than other salts.

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Omega-3

What kind of Omega do we use in our products?

We import an Omega called MEG-3 from the U.S.

MEG-3 is sourced from Omega-3 rich ocean fish (including anchovies and sardines) from various regions of the world. No fishy taste.

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Repleni-MAG

Can pregnant women safely take Repleni-MAG?

We would advise that pregnant women avoid Repleni-MAG (as stated in the product insert). Rather suggest Stellar-Mama or Preggy-Mama only. Both contain a high elemental amount of Calcium and Magnesium which aids in sleep.

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Warfarin

If someone is taking warfarin, can they safely take our products?

Yes, they can, but they should also check this with their physician before use.