How long do I need to take the products before I see results?
With some products you will probably notice a difference almost immediately, but most supplements will be reintroducing lost vitamins and minerals and cannot be felt right away. Please be patient and consistent with taking your supplements.
I am having trouble swallowing some or all of these tablets or capsules, what should I do?
Separate your servings and take throughout the day or you can break, crush or grind your supplements so they are easier to ingest or can be mixed with liquids.
How can I keep my vitamin pills from getting caught in my throat?
Swish the pills around in your mouth with a liquid like juice before swallowing. That will help them go down easier. Also continue to take a few good sips of the liquid after swallowing the pill. This forces you to swallow more and pushes the pull down. If it is extremely difficult for you to take pills, then opt for a liquid vitamin.
Do I need to take these every day?
Yes, consistency is required to address in some cases, years of nutritional deficiency. Taking the supplements regularly on a daily basis will help ensure they work faster and will help you set a daily routine for taking your supplements.
What if I miss a scheduled serving of my supplements?
Take the products when you first realize you may have missed and continue as you normally would on the following days.
Should I stop taking these if I feel better?
We recommend that you continue to take your supplements on a regular basis to ensure you get the daily required servings your body needs to maintain proper health.
When should I take my vitamins?
Vitamins should be taken with food, as they can cause stomach discomfort if taken on an empty stomach.
Should I take supplements with or without food?
Unless your practitioner tells you otherwise, you should take supplements with food. Supplements are usually absorbed better with food because that is when all your digestive juices are most active. Also, if you are new to supplementing then taking them with food will help avoid any feelings of nausea.
How many vitamins should I take?
The answer to this question varies from person to person, so you should consult your physician to find out your ideal dosage.
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are compounds that help protect the body from cellular damage caused by free radicals. The body needs antioxidants because with every breath you take you generate free radicals, which are highly reactive substances that can attack and damage cells. As such, many experts believe that free radicals are major factors leading to more than sixty different health problems including aging, cancer, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, and even altitude sickness.
Can you overdose on vitamins?
It's very hard to overdose on vitamins. You can't overdose in the same way you can overdose on drugs like cocaine or heroin, but that doesn't mean that more is always better when it comes to vitamins. Usually, if you take more vitamins than your body needs, the excess vitamins are excreted. Certain vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, niacin and iron can damage the body if the dosage is too high.
Will taking vitamins reduce my stress levels?
No, vitamins alone cannot reduce stress (despite what the label on your supplement may claim). However, eating healthier and getting exercise can reduce stress. Vitamins can be a key part of a lifestyle change that will improve your stress levels.
Are vitamins ever dangerous?
Generally, over-the-counter vitamins (particularly multivitamins) are safe for everyone to take, but there are some people who react negatively to certain vitamins. Consult your doctor immediately if you show any signs of a negative reaction to a vitamin or supplement.
Can you really get vitamin D from the sun?
Yes, the body can absorb vitamin D from the sun. However, since many of us spend most of our days indoors and away from the sun, it's a good idea to take a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D can also be obtained from foods like milk and fish
Why do vitamins make my urine yellow?
When you take vitamins, the body doesn't absorb everything. It flushes out the excess vitamins in your urine. The dark yellow color is usually the result of excess vitamin B2 (riboflavin).
What is resveratrol?
A natural compound found in some plants, fruits, seeds, grapes, and grape-derived products such as red wine. Resveratrol has polyphenolic and antioxidant activities that have been found to potentially improve health and well-being in laboratory studies from around the globe. In addition, emerging laboratory research has found that resveratrol fights cellular aging. These studies also found that resveratrol activates genetic regulators of cellular longevity pathways, which may have positive effects on DNA, cellular health, and metabolism.
What are polyphenols?
Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals that are plant-derived compounds with both potential antioxidant and cellular anti-aging benefits. In fact, emerging research has reported that polyphenols may elicit multiple biological effects consistent with sustained and improved human health.
What is stevia?
Stevia is one of the most health restoring plants on earth. What whole leaf Stevia does both inside the body and on the skin is incredible. Native to Paraguay, it is a small green plant bearing leaves which have a delicious and refreshing taste that can be 30 times sweeter than sugar. Besides the intensely sweet glycosides (Steviosides, Rebaudiosides and a Dulcoside), various studies have found the leaf to contain proteins, fiber, carbohydrates, iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, rutin (a flavonoid), true vitamin A, Vitamin C and an oil which contains 53 other constituents. Quality Stevia leaves and whole leaf concentrate are nutritious, natural dietary supplements offering numerous health benefits.