Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions.

Q. Where is your office located?

A. Our address is 795 Pharmacy Avenue, Toronto, ON  M1L 3K2.  Please Click Here for detailed directions.

 

Questions About Manufacturing

Q. Why do you not manufacture tablets? Aren't they better than capsules?

A. Not really. It is a well known fact that many people are deficient in their ability to secrete hydrochloric acid in the stomach. In cases such as these, tablets may not dissolve completely and hence may not be absorbed completely. Capsules on the other hand are made of gelatin which dissolves completely in water and are not dependent on stomach acid content. On average approximately 40% of a tablet may be comprised of binding material. In capsules, binders are not needed so that 100% of the interior of the capsule can be used to hold active ingredients. In the production of tablets a lot of heat is generated as a byproduct of the tabletting process. This heat can potentially damage the finished product. For this reason products such as probiotics should never be tabletted. In the encapsulation process heat production is usually not an issue.

 

Q. Many of your products are in liquid form. Why?

A. Liquid extracts are more easily absorbed in the digestive tract. Bulk herbs must first be broken down to extract the active ingredients from the herb, which can then be absorbed from the digestive tract into the body. Humans do not have the enzymes that breakdown the plant cell walls, thus we can only obtain a small quantity of the active ingredients if we have to digest the raw herbs. Liquid extracts contain larger quantities of active medicinal compounds than other preparations. The process of manufacturing powdered extracts is very expensive. Thus the amount of active compound placed into a capsule may not contain the same amount of active ingredients as a liquid preparation. Lastly, liquid preparation methods have been well tested over centuries. In all societies medicinal herbs were usually prepared as a liquid preparation. The history of the effectiveness of the herbs is based on liquid herbal preparations.

 

Q. But I don't like to taste these herbal liquids. What can I do to make them taste better?

A. Many liquid herbal preparations at first do not taste good. However, your taste buds adjust quite quickly to the taste. (For example, there are very few people who enjoy the taste of beer the very first time it is tried. With time and repeated exposure these same individuals often come to crave the taste of beer.) One can mask the taste of liquid herbal preparations by adding them to fruit juice such as apple juice. Dilution is not an issue because the dosage of the liquid herbal preparation consumed remains the same whether it is diluted. Try adding any liquid extract to about a ¼ cup of your favourite juice; drink it, then follow with more juice and you will find that liquid extracts are not that bad AND you will be assured to absorb more of the active ingredients.

 

Questions About Our Detoxification Products

Q. Does  your company manufacture a candida flush?

A. Para-Rid works on the Candida albicans fungus and can be part of a protocol to cleanse the digestive tract of candidiasis. Follow label directions carefully.

Q. I have an enlarged fatty liver. My iron levels are also higher than the normal range. Further, I have ulcerative colitis for which I am taking a fair bit of prescription medications for. I have several questions that I hope you can help me with. Can Liver Flush help me?

A. Yes, this product can help with an enlarged fatty liver.

Q. Are there any possible drug interactions or side effects that I need to be aware of when taking Liver Flush?

A. Herbal products are in general very safe. There aren't any documented studies or oral reports showing any interactions between drugs and Liver Flush.

Q. Should I not consume alcohol while using your flush products?

A. In general alcohol stresses the liver. While Liver Flush and our other Flush products will not adversely interact with alcohol, the consumption of alcohol could potentially worsen existing problems depending on the quantity and frequency of consumption.

Q. What would be the maximum dosage that I could take of the flush?

A. Liver Flush is very safe to use. There is no established maximum dose with the use of Liver Flush although 1 to 4 tablespoons per day should be sufficient for the average adult in good health.

Q. If I also wanted to use Liver Plus, what would be the appropriate timing / usage of this product? ie: after using the flush for say a month or the whole bottle or along with the flush?

A. Liver Plus may be used in conjunction with Liver Flush because its primary effect is to support the liver by providing antioxidants that target the liver.