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MOST COMMON PRODUCT QUESTIONS
Q: How much is a 'dropperful'? The cylinder on the Metal Magic ™ (or any of the tincture bottles) pulls up only enough of the tincture to fill it half way. Why won't it fill the cylinder up to the top?
A: A dropperful (dropper) is considered to be the amount of liquid that's pulled up into the cylinder when you squeeze the top portion of the dropper. Generally it will be about half the physical dropper.
Q: Do you use vegetarian capsules in your formulas?
A: Yes, all of our encapsulated formulas utilize vegetarian Vcaps.
Vcaps eliminate the need for animal gelatin caps with their toxic prion risk and toxic preservatives (which is 2% of the gelatin).
In addition, Vcaps are far better absorbed than animal gelatin capsules, which dissolve into a gelatinous, glue-like resin and can impede the uptake of nutrients. In fact, Vcaps dissolve 2-3 times faster than gelatin capsules. This is especially important for older people who produce less hydrochloric acid in their stomachs. If a person took 10 to 20 gelatin (hard or soft) capsules in a day, they could significantly inhibit nutrient uptake. We have seen many people who experienced nausea and other gastrointestinal symptoms when using animal gelatin capsules. In contrast, Vcaps are easy to digest and provide beneficial fiber which promotes better absorption.
And finally, Vcaps are both approved by the Vegetarian Society and are certified Kosher.
Q: I have severe allergies to anything containing "gluten", are there any of your products which I might have a problem taking?
A: Gluten is the main protein in wheat. Most people have some degree of allergy to it. Some people have a severe allergic reaction to it. This is primarily the result of the large gluten proteins entering the blood stream and forming circulating immune complexes.
In answer to your question. No. We do not use wheat, or wheat based products, in any of our formulas with two exceptions.
There is a small amount of gluten in the wheat sprout and wheatgrass used in Private Reserve Superfood and the Accelerator meal replacement shake, but since those ingredients represent less than 5% of the total formula, the amount per serving is negligible. In addition, the process of sprouting significantly reduces the allergy-producing potential of even that negligible amount of gluten. There is also a trace amount of gluten in the Aktivated Barley (1/4 of percent). So far, no one suffering from celiac has indicated that they have a problem with Private Reserve Superfood.
Note: The use of the Digestive Enzymes and the Proteolytic Enzymes can help significantly with this allergic condition.
Q: I am doing the liver detox and on the third day I noticed that the very tips of my fingers and the bottom of my feet were numb. I am now on my fifth day and still have the same numbness. Is this a typical reaction to the detox, and what could be the cause?
A: No, it is not typical.
But then, in one sense, no liver detox is ever typical. Each person carries their own unique combination of drug residues, toxins, heavy metals, and pesticide deposits in their liver. As they are purged from the liver, some invariably escape into the bloodstream. As the body deals with them, before purging them from the system, people can experience many different symptoms. This is one of the main causes of what's referred to as the "Healing Crisis."
If the symptoms are severe, it is recommended that you stop the detox, let your body regroup, and then try again at a later time. If the symptoms are not too severe, then most people just push through. Once the detox is over, the symptoms will begin to fade -- although in rare instances, they can persist for as long as a couple of weeks.
Keep in mind, that when there are noticeable symptoms such as you've described, it usually means that toxin levels were high in the liver, and you will want to repeat the liver detox sometime soon (within a couple of weeks or so) to make sure you clean out all harmful residues.