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Frequently Asked Questions

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BreastDefend™

What is the recommended way for me to take BreastDefend?

The recommended dosage of BreastDefend is 1-4 capsules, twice daily, or as recommended by your health care professional. For active support, 2-4 capsules daily is recommended, and 1 capsule twice daily for long term support. Click here for full dosage information

Is BreastDefend allergen free?

Yes, BreastDefend is allergen free, as well as 100% vegetarian, gluten free with no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors.

Are there are any contraindication or cautions for BreastDefend?

If nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, or currently undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, consult your health care professional prior to use.

How does BreastDefend differ from the previous formula Integrative Breast Care?

BreastDefend is more advanced, comprehenisive and effective than Integrative Breast Care, and is formulated utilizing the most current scientific research data, technological advancements and clinical evidence. Unlike Integrative Breast Care, BreastDefend also contains a blend medicinal mushrooms that have been cultivated on immune and prostate health supporting herbs.

 


 

Circutol™

Can Circutol™ promote the break down plaque in arteries and in the blood stream?

Yes, Nattokinase supports healthy blood viscosity, and promotes arterial health.

Is Circutol™ a suitable product if I have pre-hypertension?

Circutol™ supports both cardiovascular and circulatory health, and is appropriate for pre-hypertension support.

Can I take both Circutol™ and Padma Basic® together?

Yes, but it is recommended that these products be taken 1 1/2 hours apart from one another.

Can I take vitamins and other supplements with Circutol™?

Yes, but it is recommended that all other dietary supplements be taken 1 1/2 hours apart from Circutol™.

What does "1,000 FU" mean on the data sheet in regards to Nattokinase?

FU stands for Fibinolytic Units. This is a measure of the breakdown of fibrin, usually by the enzymatic action of plasmin. Fibrin are clots/clumps of sticky protein.

 


 

Detox Complete®

Why is it necessary to wait at least one month before adding the Detox Complete® to my heavy metal chelation program?

It is necessary to take PectaSol® Chelation Complex™ for a minimum of 1 month prior to adding Detox Complete® as these products were formulated and designed to work synergistically. Detox Complete® is a more aggressive chelating compound, but lacks the binding capacity of PectaSol® Chelation Complex™, resulting in a 2 step detoxification process requiring both formulas.

 


 

Integrative Digestive Formula™

Can Integrative Digestive Formula™ be taken with a Probiotic?

Yes, Integrative Digestive Formula™ can be taken in conjunction with probiotics.

Does Integrative Digestive Formula™ contain enzymes?

Yes, Integrative Digestive Formula™ does contain digestive enzymes, as a component of the formula, however some individuals may require additional supplementation.

Will Integrative Digestive Formula™ offer support for GERD?

Yes.

When is it recommended to take Integrative Digestive Formula™?

Integrative Digestive Formula™ is designed to be taken with food, immediately prior to a meal. The recommended dosage for Integrative Digestive Formula™ is one capsule, once or twice daily with meals.

I have an allergy to mushrooms, can I still take Integrative Digestive Formula™?

Yes, the mushrooms contained in Integrative Digestive Formula™ are non-allergenic, medicinal mushroom mycelium. For individuals concerned about Candida (yeast condition), the medicinal mushrooms contained in Integrative Digestive Formula™ are actually designed to support and balance this condition, and will not aggravate yeast related conditions. 

What are mycelium?

Mycelium, like the mushroom mycelia which are found in the Integrative Digestive Formula™ are the subterranean portion, or "roots" of the mushrooms.  This part of the mushroom is responsible for the absorption of nutrients and materials upon which the mushrooms is grown.  In the case of Integrative Digestive Formula™, all mushrooms are cultivated in a strictly controlled environment on a blend of organic brown rice.

What are the ingredients in Integrative Digestive Formula™?

An Integrative Asian Digestive Blend, Traditional Chinese Herbal Digestive Blend, USDA Certified Organic Digestive Mushroom Blend and a Digestive Enzyme Support Blend. Please refer to the second page of the data sheet for a comprehensive ingredient list.

 


 

Integrative Metabolic Formula™

Will Integrative Metabolic Formula™ raise blood sugar if it’s low and lower blood sugar if it’s high?

Integrative Metabolic Formula™ does promote blood sugar balance, and will help to modulate blood sugar levels.

Can I take Integrative Metabolic Formula™ with blood glucose medication?

Yes, but it is recommended that you speak with your Health Care Practitioner before using this product, and that your blood glucose levels are monitored.

What are the ingredients contained in Integrative Metabolic Formula™?

Integrative Metabolic Formula™ contains 3 different blends, Ayurvedic Herbal Glucose Wellness Blend, Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbal Metabolic Blend, and Organic Metabolic Medicinal Mushroom Blend. All ingredients are listed on the second page of the data sheet.

When is it best to consume Integrative Metabolic Formula™?

Integrative Metabolic Formula™ is designed to be taken with food, if possible, immediately prior to a meal. Take 1 capsule 3 times a day. Individuals weighing 200 lbs. or more may take up to 2 capsules 3 times a day.

It is possible for Integrative Metabolic Formula to replace some medications?

It is possible in some cases for Integrative Metabolic Formula™ to alleviate the need for some medications.  However, it is recommended that all changes to supplementation and medication be done under the direct supervision of your Health Care Practitioner.

 


 

MycoPhyto® Complex

Are MycoPhyto® capsules less potent or effective than the powder form of the product?

Both MycoPhyto® Complex powder and capsules are equally effective.  Powder however may be absorbed into the bloodstream more rapidly.

What is the difference between Organic Ten Mushroom Formula® and Mycophyto® Complex?

Both Organic Ten Mushroom Formula® and MycoPhyto® Complex medicinal mushroom products are designed to promote healthy immune function. MycoPhyto® Complex is a blend of 6 medicinal mushrooms, cultivated on a blend of immune enhancing herbs and botanicals.  The herbal enhancement of the medicinal mushrooms contained in MycoPhyto® Complex results in a highly potent formula for immune support. The Organic Ten Mushroom Formula® is a blend of 10 medicinal mushrooms cultivated on organic brown rice, and is designed for long term, daily immune support. 

How does Mycophyto® Complex support and regulate the immune system?

MycoPhyto® Complex is formulated specifically to balance immune function, and is beneficial for both over and under active immune systems.

Does Mycophyto® Complex contain gluten?

No, MycoPhyto Complex®, as well as all EcoNugenics® products are gluten-free. 

Where does the Beta-glucan come from?

The Beta-glucan is derived from yeast - but the mushrooms also contribute a substantial amount of B-glucan, which is naturally occuring in the mushrooms.

I have an allergy to mushrooms – can I take this product?

Yes, the mushrooms contained in MycoPhyto Complex® are non-allergenic, medicinal mushroom mycelium. For individuals concerned about Candida (yeast condition), the medicinal mushrooms contained in MycoPhyto Complex® are actually designed to support and balance this condition, and will not aggravate yeast related conditions. 

Is MycoPhyto® Complex suitable for children?

No, MycoPhyto® Complex is not considered suitable for children due to the potency of the botanically enhanced medicinal mushrooms. However, Organic Ten Mushroom Formula® is suitable for children's consumption.

Is Mycophyto® Complex suitable for consumption during pregnancy and lactation?

No, MycoPhyto® Complex is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. However, Organic Ten Mushroom Formula® is acceptable during both pregnancy and lactation. In general it is recommended that pregnant women advise their health care provider of all dietary supplements they consume.

Where are the mushrooms grown?

All medicinal mushrooms contained in EcoNugenics' products are cultivated in a strictly controlled, certified organic environment in Northern California.

Where are the herbs from?

The herbs utilized in the growing of MycoPhyto® Complex are from a variety of origins worldwide.  All herbs however are tested for purity, quality, potency and are free of contaminants and toxins.

 


 

Ten Mushroom Formula®

I have an allergy to mushrooms – can I take this product?

Yes, the mushrooms contained in Ten Mushroom Formula® are non-allergenic, medicinal mushroom mycelium. For individuals concerned about Candida (yeast condition), the medicinal mushrooms contained in Organic Ten Mushroom Formula® are actually designed to support and balance this condition, and will not aggravate yeast related conditions. 

Where are the mushrooms grown?

All medicinal mushrooms contained in EcoNugenics' products are cultivated in a strictly controlled, certified organic environment in Northern California.

Does Ten Mushroom Formula® contain gluten?

No, Ten Mushroom Formula®, as well as all EcoNugenics products are gluten-free.

Where does Beta-glucan come from?

The Beta-glucan contained in Ten Mushroom Formula® is derived from yeast - but the mushrooms also contribute a substantial amount of B-glucan, which is naturally occuring in the mushrooms.

Is Ten Mushroom Formula® free from toxic heavy metals and contaminants?

Yes, Ten Mushroom Formula® is cultivated in a strictly controlled environment, and each batch is tested for purity.

What is the difference between Ten Mushroom Formula® and MycoPhyto® Complex?

Both Ten Mushroom Formula® and MycoPhyto® Complex medicinal mushroom products are designed to promote healthy immune function. MycoPhyto® Complex is a blend of 6 medicinal mushrooms, cultivated on a blend of immune enhancing herbs and botanicals.  The herbal enhancement of the medicinal mushrooms contained in MycoPhyto® Complex results in a highly potent formula for immune support. The Organic Ten Mushroom Formula® is a blend of 10 medicinal mushrooms cultivated on organic brown rice, and is designed for long term, daily immune support. 

Is Ten Mushroom Formula® suitable for children?

Yes, Ten Mushroom Formula® is acceptable for consumption by children. It is advisable however, to open the capsules and mix the formula into juice, yogurt or another soft food for easier consumption by children.

 


 

Padma Basic®

What does Padma Basic® contain?

Padma Basic® is a blend of 19 different herbs.

What is Padma Basic?

Ancient Tibetan Herbal Formula to support overall health and wellness.  

Formulated with 19 herbs and botanicals. Padma Basic helps balance the body's systems to promote general health.

What is the Difference Between Padma 28 and Padma Basic®?

This formula is known as Padma 28 in some parts of Europe and Padma Basic® here in North America. The single difference between Padma Basic® and Padma 28® is one ingredient, aconite, of which Padma 28 contains 1mg in the 403mg formula/capsule. In the USA, the ingredient aconite is considered a poison restricted, and non-homeopathic formulas containing this ingredient are prohibited. Based on research conducted by Padma AG in Switzerland, the action of both formulas appears to be identical.*

Are There any Known Contraindications for Padma Basic®?

Padma Basic contains camphor which, according to the principles of classical homeopathy, may diminish or interfere with the effects of homeopathic remedies. People susceptible to heart palpitations may experience palpitations or restlessness at higher dosage levels. As with all supplements, discuss this product with your health care practitioner. This product is not recommended for those who are nursing, pregnant or considering pregnancy. There are no known drug interactions with this formula; however, it is advisable to wait one and a half to two hours after taking Padma Basic before taking medications.*

Where is Padma Basic® Manufactured?

Padma Basic® is produced in Switzerland under strict, state of the art, pharmaceutical grade manufacturing guidelines. Swiss authorities regularly inspect the Padma AG facilities for compliance with the international Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.


 


 

PectaSol® Chelation Complex™

How are we exposed to toxins?

We are exposed to toxins from a wide array of sources including; fish and seafood, cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes from vehicles, dental fillings, flu vaccines, jet fuel (especially if you live near a major airport), manufacturing plants, pesticides, crop dusting, fertilizers, fungicides, motor oil and more.  

What is the difference between Intravenous chelation (such as EDTA) and PectaSol® Chelation Complex™?

Intravenous chelation needs to be done under medical supervision, is invasive, time consuming and requires the patient to return for frequent treatment visits. This treatment also strips the body of essential minerals and nutrients,  therefore the patient also has to take replacement supplements. PectaSol® Chelation Complex™ is easy, convenient, economical and does not remove any essential minerals or nutrients.

Is PectaSol® Chelation Complex™ safe for children?

Yes, PectaSol® Chelation Complex™ is safe for children. Many DAN (Defeat Autism Now) Health Care Providers are now utilizing PectaSol® Chelation Complex™ for autistic children, and children exposed to toxic heavy metals.  

Does PectaSol® Chelation Complex™ contain Iodine?

One of the key ingredients in PectaSol® Chelation Complex™ is Alginate, which is a viscous gum (glutinous in nature, thick, sticky) derived from the cell wall of brown algae (seaweed). It is modified and purified, and contains no Iodine.

What kind of alginate is used in PectaSol® Chelation Complex™?

The alginate used is from the luminaria species.

 


 

Pectasol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin

What is the most effective way to dissolve PectaSol-C® powder into liquid?

PectaSol-C® powder is extremely fine and if you are having trouble stirring it up, the trick is to put the powder in the drink and walk away! Come back in 3 to 5 minutes, this gives the product time to re-hydrate itself and will then dissolve more readily.

Where is the scoop in PectaSol-C® powder? 

PectaSol-C® powder is so fine that during shipping the scoop sometimes settles to the bottom of the container. Just put the lid on tight, turn it over and gently shake to bring the scoop back to the top. The scoop is equal to one level teaspoon.

What is the best liquid to mix PectaSol-C® powder with?

It’s your choice of water, juice, smoothies, milk etc,  but nothing hot. PectaSol-C® has a very mild, bland taste and will mix well into most cool or room temperature beverages.

What is the Dalton weight of PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin molecules?

Average weight is in the 8,000 range.

What Pectins are used to make PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin?

The pectin contained in PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin is derived from lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit. It is made from the pith of the fruit, no juice, pulp or any part of the “fruit” is used.

Can I still take PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin if I am allergic to citrus? 

PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin contains specific polysaccharide chains derived from the pith of the fruit, and does not contain any of the parts of citrus fruits which contain allergens, ie, the fruit "meat".

What is the best way to store PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin?

It is not necessary to store PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin in the refrigerator. In the cupboard or pantry is acceptable for both opened and unopened containers.  Pectasol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin is a very stable material, and can withstand temperatures in excess of 200+ degrees F.

Why does PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin contain so much sodium & potassium? 

The sodium and potassium ratio in PectaSol-C® is carefully controlled and balanced to resemble the naturally occurring ratio, and is acceptable for most individuals. if you are on a sodium restricted diet it is advised that you consult your health care provider.

Is PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin alright to give to my dog or cat? 

Yes. Average, mid-sized dogs may take 1 scoop daily. Cats should take only ½ scoop or less, as they are smaller. It is usually best to put it in a small amount of food. PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin may loosen stools so be sure to monitor your pet closely.

Is PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin PH treated or fractionated?

Pectasol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin is neither PH treated, nor fractionated, and is instead modified through an enzymatic hydrolysis process.

How does PectaSol-C® function? 

The "sticky" surface of aberrant cells with galectin-3 molecules are attracted to PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin and attach to the pectin chains. Once the aberrant cell attaches to the PectaSol-C® it is no longer able to attach to healthy cells.

Where do the dead aberrant galectin-3 cells go after attaching to PectaSol-C®? 

Essentially, the immune system sends out a macrophage team of cells that surrounds the dead cell and destroys/dissolves it. The remaining cellular debris then passes out of the body via liver filtration and the kidneys.

Does PectaSol-C® contain Vitamin C?

PectaSol-C® does not contain any Vitamin C, the "C" stands for cellular health.

 


 

ProstaCaid™

How many ingredients does ProstaCaid contain?

This comprehensive poly-herbal formula contains 33 unique ingredients to support prostate health.

What is the recommended way to take ProstaCaid?

The recommended dosage of ProstaCaid is 3-6 capsules twice daily with food, or as recommended by your health care professional. Click here for full dosage information.

How does ProstaCaid differ from the previous prostate formula, Integrative Prostate Care?

ProstaCaid is more advanced, comprehenisive and effective than Integrative Prostate Care, and is formulated utilizing the most current scientific research data, technological advancements and clinical evidence. Unlike Integrative Prostate Care, ProstaCaid also contains a blend medicinal mushrooms that have been cultivated on immune and prostate health supporting herbs.

Is ProstaCaid allergen free?

Yes, ProstaCaid is allergen free, as well as 100% vegetarian, gluten free with no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors.

Are there are any contraindication or cautions for ProstaCaid?

If undergoing radiation or chemotherapy please consult your health care professional.

 


 

Additional Product Information

EcoNugenics® products are allergen and gluten free, and do not contain soy*, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or trans-fats.

*Circutol®, contains Nattokinase, a derivative of fermented soy 

In general, herbal formulas are not recommended for children, pregnant or nursing women. The only formula that is considered safe is the Organic Ten Mushroom Formula®. EcoNugenics® recommends that pregnant women consult their health care practitioner prior to consumption of any herbal supplement.

All EcoNugenics® products are manufactured under strict current good manufacturing practices (GMP) as defined by the FDA. In accordance with quality control standards, all EcoNugenics® products are tested for batch-to-batch consistency, utilizing state of the art analytical methods in a certified laboratory.