Technical questions from our customers, and replies by Dr Nuria Lorite Ayan
Can a person who is allergic to Sulfa consume Glucosamine Complete?
R / Sulfa is an antibiotic, and Glucosamine Sulfate is an organic compound found, naturally, in the fluid that lines the joints of our body. In most dietary supplements it comes from shellfish (although others can be produced in laboratories). If you are allergic to shellfish, then you should NOT take it, but it has nothing to do with the antibiotic Sulfa.
I am interested in knowing if the chewable calcium can be administered throghout the year and until what age.
R / There is really no age limit for taking it. This chewable option is for adults who have trouble swallowing tablets. For the amount that contains, you can take it all year.
The reservations must be made by a professional because it is designed to promote a varied diet with calcium and vitamin D.
What are bioflavonoids and where do they come from? Specifically in Vitamin C 1000 mg
R/ Our bioflavonoids come from citrus, and are indicated on the product label. The flavonoids are plant substances, water-soluble molecules, and represent a large part of the yellow, red and blue vegetable dyes. They are usually found in the inner white part of the skin of citrus fruits; among them are known routine, quercetin and hesperidin citrine.
Bioflavonoids are naturally occurring, organic plant pigments that appear to assist in the availability and use of vitamin C, and are particularly important in maintaining the structure of the blood vessels since they support collagen integrity. Some bioflavonoids have antioxidant capabilities rather like vitamin C, and have been shown in vitro to protect both vitamin C and adrenalin from oxidation by cooper containing enzymes.
For how long should the Zinc 25 mg be consumed?
The Zinc has many benefits for the body as it contributes to:
I want to know if L-Glutamine powder 500 mg of Lamberts has lactose.
R/ Is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and it is free of lactose and gelatin. Most Lamberts products do not contain any of the ingredients known to cause allergic reactions and when an allergen is present in the product is clearly described in the product label. Additionally since it is a powder it does not contain excipients (inactive ingredients).
I am interested in knowing if there is a specific product for oral health, bleeding gums.
R/ There are many nutrients that can help in that regard, but the main thing would be to find the root cause, for example: periodontal disease can severely increase in cases of uncontrolled diabetes and severe bruxism may indicate stress and anxiety. These situations may require an integrated approach involving a health professional. In other cases, the severity of symptoms can be influenced by biochemical imbalances that have not yet progressed to medical conditions.
In our website you will find a good explanation on the nutrients that can help improve oral health and specifically periodontal disease which sometimes causes bleeding of the gums, in which case the intake of vitamin C is recommended. Among others, suggests also phytochemical, probiotics, antioxidant vitamins and minerals, plus Co-Q10 and omega 3 fatty acids, etc.
Is your Peppermint Oil of distal release?
R/ The release of a product can be sustained release (it is released slowly so that there is no need to take many pills a day), or it may be gastro-resistant, which is intestinal release. It is released in the digestive system, because it acts both in the stomach and intestine by essential oils.
What option of non-acidic vitamin C, would be better for infections?: Gentle C, Ester C or Ascorbic Acid?
R/ With the exception of the original form of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), all other options are valid. Gentle C provides calcium, so the choice depends on other needs. If calcium intake is preferred then the Gentle C is the best option. Any of the other two are useful and you may adjust the dose.
Could my consumption of Co Q-10 supplement be causing my insomnia?
Yes, it is possible because the nutrient plays a key role in energy production in the body. If you are taking your dose in the evening, consider changing to the morning or lunchtime.
What is the role of L-Carnitine in weight loss?
LAMBERTS® does not generally provide supplements for weight loss, however there is data to support the validity of carnitina in this regard, being the preferred by athletes because it plays a role in the thermogenesis (heat production) of brown adipose tissue and in the regulation of gluconeogenesis.
Its most important known metabolic function is to transport long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria of muscle cells, including those in the myocardium for oxidation. The Carnitine is also responsible for removing waste products from the mitochondria.
LAMBERTS® L-Carnitine is structured in such a way that is ready to be absorbed by the body without needing to be broken down by digestive enzymes. It contains no caffeine so it can be combined with other products.
Each capsule provides a full 500mg of pure L-Carnitine, provided by 745mg of a compound called L-Carnitine L-tartrate. Some companies label their product as if this compound is 100% L-Carnitine, but it is actually only 67% L-Carnitine. However LAMBERTS® does it correctly and our product is made in the UK to pharmaceutical GMP standards.
L-Carnitine is one of the most popular amino acid supplements and because the raw material is relatively expensive we advise some caution when choosing L-carnitine supplements, particularly imported products.
Could you tell me if a diabetic person can take glucosamine and chondroitin, or you can it raise your sugar?
R/ There is not conclusive studies but it has happened in some cases, so we do not recommend glucosamine alone to a diabetic person. Glucosamine Complete is a better option, however it should still be evaluated; and if not Chondroitin, rosehips..
How much melatonin can contain 100 ml Cherry Concentrate Lamberts®?
R/ With regards to your enquiry, it is correct that sour Montmorency cherries, such as those used in Lamberts Cherry Concentrate, are a natural source of melatonin however we do not standardise this in our formula. As it turns out, the sour cherries do not work on the production of melatonin alone in its effects on sleep.
You may be interested in the following study led by Dr. Glyn Howatson in 2012, where 20 healthy volunteers were given 30 mL servings of Montmorency tart cherry juice concentrate for seven days and then compared to placebo. These participants demonstrated significantly increased time in bed, total sleep time and total sleep efficiency and that this was related to an increase in melatonin.
A later study in 2014 then which showed that two glasses a day of Montmorency cherry juice can ensure a better night’s sleep resulting in up to 90 minutes extra sleep time.
Liu, A., Tipton, R., Pan, W., Finley, J., Prudente, A., Karki, N., … & Greenway, F. (2014). Tart cherry juice increases sleep time in older adults with insomnia (830.9). The FASEB Journal, 28(1 Supplement), 830-9: http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/1_Supplement/830.9.short
This paper specifically examined why tart cherry juice appears to have a greater effect in improving sleep than melatonin alone and they concluded that, besides the natural component of melatonin in sour cherries, there are other nutrients in the Montmorency tart cherry juice which also improves how the body uses tryptophan. This tryptophan is converted into serotonin and melatonin, which further improves sleep over several hours or even days.
I have noticed my urine has turned yellow after consuming Strongstart.
A/ yellow urine the second or third time you urinate is a metabolic sign of the B vitamins and it is completely normal.
One capsule of LAMBERTS’ Glucomannan makes a superior difference on me as compared with other brands on the market. I can go for 6 hours without feeling hunger. What is this difference due to?
In LAMBERTS’ Glucomannan we specifically use a highly purified and standardized extract, which has the highest quality level possible and is different from the formulas derived from yeast. The high quality of our capsules guarantee that the glucomannan be released in the stomach, where it is most needed. This makes it the best and most convenient formula to add to your dietary regimen. Our supplements are manufactured under the strict manufacturing norms GMP, which guarantee the quality of the product, from the selection of the raw material to the finishing of the product before it hits the shelves.
I would like to know if the vitamin C you sell is fructose and sorbitol free.
A/ we have various vitamin C configurations in our range, from powdered to time-release capsules. The powdered vitamins Cs do not contain inactive ingredients (excipients). In general, the tablets that contain fructose or sorbitol are the chewable ones. LAMBERTS® details on its labels the active and inactive ingredients. As far as allergens, yes, the product contains some allergens, like soy. We indicate it on the label in “bold”. If it’s not detailed on the label that means it is not part of the product formulation. March, 2016