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The benefits of dietary supplements are increasingly recognized by international health sector agencies such as EFSA Europe, CRN, FDA and many others.
We offer in this section the answers to the questions sent to us by customers and consumers. These are posted for informational purposes only and with no intention to prescribe or replace the advice of a health professional.

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Technical questions from our customers, and answered by our expert technicians.

 

Why is beta-carotene contraindicated in heavy smokers?

In 1999, the Journal of National Cancer Institute reported some findings in an animal study they had conducted on the incidence of cancer-related smoking and beta carotene intake. They used a synthetic version of beta carotene and at much higher levels than we would recommend for a daily dose. The study showed a slightly higher incidence of cancer in the group of smokers who received beta-carotene than the group of smokers without beta-carotene. Therefore it was established that giving large doses of any single synthetic antioxidant isolated can result in it becoming a pro-oxidant, so we do not supply synthetic beta carotene in high doses.

Our current recommendation for the use of natural beta-carotene is that supplemental levels (between 8-15mg per day) are reasonable and indeed safe, although labeling guidelines require us to advise with regard to smokers on the product label. Our Beta Carotene is natural and is derived from Dunaliella salina algae. It is naturally extracted from a pink alga that lives on the surface of salty lakes and contains small amounts of other mixed carotenoids. The sunflower seed oil we use is not ,


July, 2017

Omega 3 dosage

If the recommended daily intake of Omega 3 for an adult under 40 years of age is 1000mg, how many milligrams of Omega 3 would I be able to obtain from two capsules of Pure Fish? What would be the difference between taking the Cod Liver Oil in addition to vitamins A, D and E which it contains? In the pot one capsule a day is recommend.

R/In answer to your questions; I can facilitate the following information:

Cod Livre Oil chemical compsition:

The components of Cod Liver Oil are vitamin A (antimicrobial factor and growth stimulant), vitamin D, and the essential fatty acids Omega 3 (EPA and DHA). There are also important therapeutic benefits linked to phosphates, chlorine, iodine and bromine.

This oil is, in addition, made up of:

Glycerol esters (85%) of unsaturated fatty acids: oleic acid, linoleic, gadoleic and palmitoleic.

Glycerol esters (15%) of saturated fatty acids: myristic acid, palmitic acid, and traces of stearic acid.

IMPORTANT: Due to Lamberts Healthcare’s 5 stage purification process.

Differences between Pure Fish Oil and Cod Liver Oil:

Cod liver oil and Fish Oil are similar, but have different compositions: Fish oil has a much lower content of vitamins A and D in comparison with Cod Liver Oil. This could pose a problem if you need to exceed the daily dosage recommended of vitamins A and D in order to benefit from therapeutic quantities of EPA and DHA from Cod Liver Oil. These vitamins are fat soluble, therefore it is possible that a dietary excess could be accumulated in your body and be harmful. A possible hypervitaminosis A and D (especially A) could only take place by consuming a dosage really over the recommended on the label. Since our bodies naturally produce vitamin D when exposed to the sunlight, a common way to benefit from such oils while avoiding overdoses (very rare otherwise), is by taking cod liver oil during the fall and winter, and fish oil during the spring and summer. The only way to ensure there won’t be a deficit or overdose of vitamin D (caused by supplements) is to conduct an analysis of the vitamin levels.

 


January, 2017

Is LAMBERTS® Selenium Organic or Inorganic?

Is LAMBERTS® Selenium Organic or Inorganic?

R/ Practically all our formulations of both selenium and compound formulas are organic selenium (L-selenomethionine) or a combination of organic and inorganic selenium (L-selenomethionine + sodium selenite). The presentation containing only inorganic selenium is BetaGlucan Complex (sodium selenite).

 


January, 2017

LAMBERTS® pots material

¿Are our pots of material HDPE?

R/ Yes, the LAMBERTS® pots are made of HDPE (High Density Polythylene)


January, 2017

(Español) Ácido Ascórbico o Vitamina C pura

I would like to buy vitamin C from LAMBERTS®, but I do not see clear whether it is ascorbic acid or pure vitamin C, because I have been advised not to buy ascorbic acid because it is not exactly vitamin C.

R/ Ascorbic acid is the most common form of vitamin C found in nutritional supplements and is also the form found in foods. Therefore, it is not true that ascorbic acid is not pure vitamin C as you have been informed.

On the other hand, vitamin C can be obtained naturally and synthetically. The natural sources are levorotatory ascorbic acid (L-isomer) and levorotatory sodium ascorbate, present in different foods. Most of the production of vitamin C used to be synthetic; however, today most of the world production is obtained via fermentation with microorganisms that constitutes a natural form of production.

Synthetic ascorbic acid produced from corn is increasingly disused, however, even though Lamberts obtains its vitamin C from natural sources, the affirmation maintained in certain media, that synthetic vitamin C has less bioavailability and activates than a natural vitamin C, totally and absolutely lacking clinical evidence that can sustain it.

There are other chemical forms of vitamin C that are called mineral ascorbates. In this type of vitamin C, minerals are combined with ascorbic acid, resulting in less acidic mineral salts of ascorbic acid. Their pH is 5 to 7. Therefore, in theory they are less irritating to the gastric mucosa than ascorbic acid, however, there does not appear to be conclusive clinical evidence that this is so. Calcium ascorbate, sodium ascorbate, potassium ascorbate and magnesium are the most common forms.

What some studies have shown is that ascorbic acid combined with citrus bioflavonoids is more bioavailable than the synthetic form of ascorbic acid alone (Marti, Mena et al., 2009). Indeed, in nature, vitamin C is present together with other substances, which help increase its absorption and bioavailability.

On the other hand, the rose hip is one of the plant sources richest in vitamin C, since approximately 7% of its weight corresponds to the vitamin.

The most popular formulations of Lamberts, following these strict clinical parameters, are those that combine ascorbic acid of vegetable origin with citrus bioflavonoids and rosehips. These formulations are usually of time release to avoid any possibility of acidification in the organism.

However, we also have vitamin C in the form of calcium ascorbate in other formulations, to satisfy users who prefer the administration of this form of vitamin C or require ingesting large doses of it by indication of a health professional.


January, 2017

Indications of OracOmega3 and Pure Fish Oil 1100mg

 I was wondering if you could help to clarify the indications of OracOmega3 and Pure Fish Oil 1100mg. Anything you can tell me about these products will be helpful.

R) The product PURE FISH OIL is more universal in the sense that it is a product “recommendable to anyone” due to the properties of the Omega3 fatty acids. We should not forget that the intake of these is usually insufficient for most people since they won’t eat fish various times a week. In summary, we can highlight the following general properties:

 

GENERAL PROPERTIES

  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • Reduces triglycerides and helps to maintain equilibrium between HDL/LDL
  • Promotes healthy joints and modulates inflammatory responses
  • Correct function of the hormonal system
  • Correct function of the immune system
  • Brain development during gestation and lactation
  • Protection against neurodegenerative diseases
  • Protection of the nervous tissue
  • Supports memory and concentration
  • Aids in the treatment of depression and other mental illnesses
  • Helps maintain skin in good health
  • Correct formation of the retina

The product PURE ORAC OMEGA has exactly the same properties as the previous product, however the association between the fatty acids omega 3 and antioxidants (quantified in ORAC units) potency the protective actions in the nervous and cardiovascular tissues, better protecting its functions and preventing degeneration and aging. This product would be better suited for “individuals that suffer from severe oxidative stress” or as prevention for other pathologies.

Free radical excess can cause cellular damage, or oxidative stress, which is believed to play a role in the development of macular degeneration, as an example. Antioxidants neutralize the harmful effects of oxidative stress and help to protect against cellular damage. Likewise, decades of dietary findings and investigations suggest that consuming larger quantities of antioxidants could help to protect again certain diseases.

What situations indicate high levels of oxidative stress? Some examples may be: Individuals with confirmed cardiac disease, individuals prone to suffer from certain cancers (such as skin cancer), macular degeneration, diabetes, pulmonary diseases as well as individuals exposed to emotional stress and athletes (regular exercise has been proven to be beneficial, but it has also been proven to increase levels of oxidative stress), etc.


January, 2017

Allergic to Sulfa consume Glucosamine Complete?

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.


June, 2016

Chewable calcium administration

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.


June, 2016

What are bioflavonoids and where do they come from?

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. 


May, 2016

For how long should the Zinc 25 mg be consumed?

For how long should the Zinc 25 mg be consumed?

R/ The Zinc 25mg should be utilized for short term use to correct deficiencies quickly. For ongoing maintenance use Zinc 15mg.

The Zinc has many benefits for the body as it contributes to:

  • Acid-base balance normal and normal metabolism of carbohydrates
  • The normal cognitive function and DNA synthesis
  • The normal metabolism of macronutrients, fatty acids and vitamin A
  • Normal functioning of the immune system, protecting cells against oxidative damage system and the process of cell division
  • Maintenance, in normal condition, the vision, bones, skin, hair and nails

May, 2016

L-Glutamine powder has lactose?

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). 


May, 2016

Product for oral health, bleeding gums

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. 


May, 2016

Peppermint Oil of distal release?

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. 


May, 2016

Non-acidic vitamin C for infections

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. 


May, 2016

Could Co Q-10 supplement be causing my insomnia?

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. 


April, 2016

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