Technical consultations

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

 

Sweetener in the Energy Drink

Why do you use sweetener in the Energy Drink product?

R/The sweetener used in this product is Sucralose and its purpose is to contribute to a better taste. The purpose of using Sucralose is to avoid natural sugars, and when we talk about natural sweeteners they are generally: coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup and molasses that could not be used in the formulation of a powdered drink.

Also, most sports users are looking for a sugar-free product. The EFSA approved the health claims on Sucralose, among others, in relation to oral health and the control of blood sugar levels, so it has been selected for its ability to help control blood sugar levels. of sugar.

Good conditions for opened products

I had left an open vitamin bottle (High potency. Multi Guard) in the drawer two or three months ago. I have taken them again, I guess there is no problem. Do they hold in good open condition for a few months?

In LAMBERTS® products, the expiration date suggested on the label indicates that from the same date the product begins to lose the potency indicated on the label, either in milligrams or international units, but not that it is harmful (provided that has been stored as directed on the label).

If the product that you refer to, even if it has been open, is not expired, and has been stored correctly, there is no problem with the effectiveness of the content and you may take it.

Candaway gluten free?

 My doctor has prescribed your Candaway product to me, but I don’t see where on your website it is indicated if this, or any other product, is suitable for celiacs? Can you please give me this information.

R/ Candaway is gluten free. I copy / paste the information you are looking for so that you can see where it is on our website. When you enter the product, you must look for “Other Information”. However, Lamberts® declares on the labels of its products all the ingredients, both active and inactive (excipients), and possible allergens in bold. It is legally mandatory to reflect on the labels of any product the possible allergens that contain it, that is why when a LAMBERTS® product has it in its composition, it describes it on the label.

Example of products that contain possible allergens and put it on the label: Phosphatidyl Serine (contains soy), Complete Glucosamine (contains shellfish), Complete Gainer (contains gluten, milk and soy), Whey Protein. No Flavor or Aroma (Contains milk and soy. Made in a factory that uses: cereals).

 

Ascorbic acid origin and excipients

I would like to know if this product: Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid – 250g powder is obtained from corn and if it has any type of excipients or anti-caking agents.

R/ Currently the source of our vitamin C is achieved through fermentation, which provides a chemical structure identical to vitamin C found in food. The forms of vitamin C that we have in the Lamberts® range are produced from an ascorbic acid base, and the ascorbic acid is synthetically produced from a glucose starter (this could be corn or beets, Non-GM).

Vitamin C can appear in the following forms: Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbate, Calcium Ascorbate, Ester C, Gentle C, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

At Lamberts we use high purity or pharmaceutical grade nutrients. Grade Bp (British Pharmacopoeia) or USP grade (United States Pharmacopoeia), and the natural ingredients that are used in its preparation are the best. These go through a routine chemical analysis process to detect undesirable substances that could contaminate the product at the time of production. We try to avoid unnecessary additives or excipients (inactive ingredients). Ascorbic Acid, because it is a powder, does not contain excipients in its preparation, as is the case with tablets or capsules.

Ingredients should be listed on the labels by weight and in descending order. All ingredients selected by LAMBERTS® are approved by the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

The active ingredients are responsible for the biological activity expected from the product and are described on the labels in: “Nutritional Information”. Most LAMBERTS® products do not contain any of the ingredients known to cause allergic reactions in some sensitive individuals. They do not contain: wheat, gluten, barley, soy, eggs, milk and dairy products, lactose, nuts, sulfites, celery, fish, shellfish and yeast. When an allergen such as soy is present, it is clearly described on the product label (in bold), as it is also a legal obligation to report it.

In addition, Lamberts Healthcare Ltd, in the United Kingdom, has been in the market for more than 30 years, with which it has a reputation within the field of food supplements at European level.

Multiguard for diabetics and hight blood pressure

Hello, I have purchased Multi Guard and I would like to know if it is suitable for diabetics and people with high blood pressure.

R/ LAMBERTS® has developed a range of multi-nutrient formulas, (known as vitamin-mineral complexes), to meet the needs of different groups of people. These formulations attempt to provide the best possible nutrient base for each specific group taking into account the dietary needs of each, and although all individual nutrient needs are different, certain people share some common requirements.

That is why there are several Multi-Guard® formulas in our range. The multi that we always recommend for diabetics is the Multi-Guard® Control (we do not know if it is the one you have purchased). This product provides 26 nutrients and the main benefits and differences of Multi-Guard® Control with respect to other multis are the following:

  • The trace mineral chromium, 200 µg per two tablets, contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels. This is considerably more than what is commonly found in other multis.
  • Cinnamon has been a favorite of herbalists for many years and this product provides a concentrated extract with levels similar to the research carried out on this spice and its influence on blood sugar.

However, we always recommend consulting a Health Professional before taking any food supplement.

Does Eliminex® have inulin?

Does Eliminex® have inulin?

R/ Purified FOS (containing no other ingredients) is equivalent to inulin. In Eliminex there is only FOS, that is, inulin, and therefore you have to watch out for possible side effects that normally indicate that they are working, on the packaging it is indicated and refers to a slight swelling due to the prebiotic effect. When the flora level is adequate, it does not occur.

The chicory fiber called inulin found in this product has the effect of feeding friendly gut bacteria. Unfortunately, if you’re not used to a higher intake of soluble fiber, this can initially cause temporary bloating and flatulence. This is not a cause for concern, but if it is proving difficult to handle, we recommend that you reduce the dose of FOS you are using to around eight, a quarter or a half teaspoon, and then wait more than two weeks for the full dose. If you are still experiencing flatulence even after reducing the dose, let us know and we can discuss some alternative products for you. (For technical questions, see Clinical Document H, cited above).

The inulin fiber found in FOS is not absorbed into the bloodstream, but passes through the digestive system as soluble fibers, similar to the pectin found in fruits and vegetables. Studies have shown that inulin does not affect blood sugar levels.

If you need any more ingredients, Artichoke, which is artichoke extract, is a source of inulin. But FOS and Inulin are equivalent names.

Cod Liver Oil form

Is Cod Liver Oil in the form of triglycerides or in the form of ethyl esters?

R/ Lamberts Cod Liver Oil is in the form of triglycerides.

What are the Betaglucans?

What are the Betaglucans?

R/ Betaglucans or Beta-glucans are a very beneficial type of fiber found in some vegetables and help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels.

We can find betaglucans in foods such as oats or barley, and the consumption of them from this source helps reduce the rise in blood glucose after eating. We also find them in the form of supplements, constituting another ideal alternative to take advantage of their benefits without modifying our diet.

Lamberts® formula for the maintenance of hair

If Florisene® is for a specific type of hair loss, what Lamberts® formula contains the nutrients recommended for the maintenance of hair in men and women who do not need Florisene?

R /Florisene® is a vitamin complex formulated to address the most common hair loss in women, Chronic Telogenic Effluvium or CTE.

When serum ferritin decreases below a certain point, which may vary according to the individual, the hair growth cycle is interrupted causing its fall. In some women this causes a gradual hair loss and volume. In others, hair loss is very obvious, with a greater fall when washing or brushing hair.

Maxi Hair® is a multi-nutrient formula that contains a significant amount of iron and a good selection of nutrients, (including B vitamins and biotin), which contribute to the normal maintenance of the skin, hair and nails, and can be used by both sexes

The two formulas should not be taken, because we would be excessively doubling the intake of nutrients such as iron. That is why we say that when you take Maxi Hair® do not take any other multi formula, including Florisene®.

It is important to know the specific cause of hair loss, since there could be many, from stress, CTE, low iron, hereditary, etc. This must be clarified by the health professional.

Betaine HCI and Pepsin 5 dosage

I am taking Betaine HCI 324 mg and Pepsin 5 mg in tablets. I think it is too strong for me and I would like to try half a tablet (half a dose). Can I split it and take it?

R/ The tablets in this supplement are designed to dissolve in the stomach, which is where acidification is required, since it releases hydrochloric acid, the same acid that occurs naturally in the stomach (but does not alter gastric acidity). In this way it helps replace part of the acidity loss in the stomach, thus cooperating in the digestion of food.

The tablets are made to fulfill a purpose during their disintegration time. To achieve this goal, excipients are used (also called inactive ingredients, since they have no nutritional contribution). If the tablet is broken, some stomach sensitive people may cause discomfort, since the disintegration objective would not be met in the manner established in the manufacture of the tablet.

Many people swallowing the crushed or broken tablet, which is prepared to open in the stomach, notice the taste of the ingredients, which is not always pleasant, and this can be perceived as irritation, (not necessarily as burning), but Betaine is precisely a product that we recommend NOT TO crush the tablet, since it is very acidic. The best thing would be to always swallow it whole or chop it in two and swallow, but the drawback is that you can notice a strong taste. Additionally, we cannot guarantee that just half of the tablet contains half the dose, since it is not marked for that use.

It is important to be sure that the problem is hypo or achlorhydria. Otherwise, you could have problems due to improper use.

Food supplements are not medicines, although we find them in the form of tablets or capsules, but necessary nutrients, which in many cases we cannot acquire adequately from regular food, but which, when they are concentrated healthy substances, collaborate in optimally completing our individual nutritional requirements.

 

L-GLUTAMIN POWDER does not contain fructose

Can you confirm if your product, L-GLUTAMIN POWDER 500 gr, does not contain fructose?

R/ Glutamine powder does not contain fructose; it is 100% pure glutamine in free form and can be absorbed immediately. We use a grade of glutamine suitable for clinical use and our product is manufactured and tested in the UK under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) manufacturing standards. The tablets are the most likely to contain inert additives known as excipients, which are used to preserve or give consistency to the supplement.

What are Essential nutrients?

I hear about “essential nutrients” frequently, what are they?

R/ Essential nutrients are essential for the maintenance of basic daily functions for health and life itself. These functions are carried out in every cell and every organ of the body, every minute of every day, from birth to death. An essential nutrient is a substance that the body must have to function, but which it cannot produce on its own, therefore, the nutrient must be obtained from external sources, that is, from food.

There are 13 vitamins (which by definition are essential), 15 essential minerals or electrolytes, nine essential amino acids, and two essential fatty acids.

About Natural Betacarotene 15mg

I wanted to ask you two questions about natural Beta-carotene 15mg with mixed carotenoids: 1. Is beta-carotene a synthetic or natural source? 2. Is sunflower seed oil hydrogenated?

R/ I can confirm that our natural beta-carotene is natural, and is obtained from Dunaliella saline algae. The sunflower seed oil we use is not hydrogenated.

5-HTP absortion

How is 5-HTP absorbed?

R/ 5-HTP is absorbed through the intestine. As it does not require the presence of a transport molecule for absorption, it is not affected by the presence of other amino acids; and therefore it can be taken with meals without reducing its effectiveness. 5-HTP is well absorbed from an oral dose. 70% end up in the bloodstream.

Zincatest® taste test

In addition to Zincatest® (liquid), do you offer other taste test products for other nutrients?

R/ There is no similar test to Zincatest® for any other Lamberts® nutrient. The reason why Zincatest® works in a taste response is that zinc ions are involved in the activity of human taste buds and, therefore, have a direct interaction with our tongue to indicate a high or low level of zinc in the body. No other nutrient has this same effect.

Zincatest® liquid was developed by Dr. Derek Bryce-Smith as a reliable and easy-to-administer method to assess zinc status. Dr. Bryce-Smith (who was Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Reading) published his findings in a study titled Anorexia, Depression and Zinc Deficiency, and also published a book called Zinc Solution.

Lamberts® Sea Buckthorn Oil: no salicylates

Does Lamberts® Sea Buckthorn Oil contain salicylates? I have noticed that some brands extract the oil from the seeds and the pulp, while the Lamberts formula is only extracted from the pulp. Why?

There are no salicylates present in the formula of Lamberts® sea buckthorn oil. Some products use a mixture of seeds and pulp, others only pulp. We chose to use the pulp due to the greater natural composition of the carotenoids, but the most important is the long history of fruit consumption. We always want to make sure that what we get has been part of the diet, in which the fruit has been for centuries.

Both seed oil and pulp oil can be applied topically.

Quercetin for allergics

Can I take Lamberts® Quercetin if I am allergic to some vegetables?

A/ Our product is made from flowers of Sophorae japonica, which we know do not contain common allergens. It is typically harvested in Japan or Korea. We use pure quercetin in an easy way to absorb and the tablets are specially coated so that they can be easily swallowed.

Formulation criteria

What elements do you have in mind when formulating your product range?

A/  Whether they are of the type (Vitamins, Digestive Aids, Multinutrient or Multivitamin Formulas, Fatty Acids, etc.), premium food supplements need to have the correct potency, since dosing is the key to success when using the Nutrition and phytotherapy in professional practice.

The nutrients may have been correctly selected, but at the wrong levels the expected results will not be obtained. Something as important as finding the correct dose, can be very difficult to obtain in many of the products, therefore, when we develop formulas we start by dosing.

Latin name of the berry in Eyewise

I am very interested in the ‘Eyewise’ product. Can you tell me the Latin name of the berry used in the product? What is zeaxanthin?

A/ The Latin name is rubus fruticosus. The zeaxanthin plant component is closely related to lutein and only has a slightly different chemical structure. In the diet, these two compounds appear naturally together, so we believe that both are important for the Eyewise formula. We also add some extracts of grape and cranberry plants

Histidine origin

Where is histidine obtained from?

R / Histidine is obtained by natural fermentation of rice. There are no known allergens or sugar in the final product.

Formulation of powder ascorbic acid

I would like to know what type of formulation Lamberts powder has ascorbic acid. There are many for sale and since vitamin C oxidizes very quickly in contact with air, I wondered if it chemically has any modification that makes it more durable.

R/ Our ascorbic acid is pure ascorbic acid and has not had any chemical alteration. Although it is prone to oxidation, our packaging is tested with the dose and the shelf life of the nutrient, it is within its specifications.

There are 5 parameters that affect the degradation of ascorbic acid: oxygen, metal ions, pH, light and temperature.

Oxidation of ascorbic acid can be reduced / avoided if no oxidant is present. When left open to air, ascorbic acid is prone to oxidation, but if our containers are kept closed when not in use, the amount of oxygen that enters and oxidizes ascorbic acid will be limited. Although opening and closing several times a day will allow oxygen to enter, the product has been tested to ensure it meets the specifications and the shelf life of 2 years.

It is known that light influences the rate of oxidation of vitamin C. Although the general advice is to keep it in a dark place, our HDPE containers act as an effective barrier against light.

The temperature determines the movement of the molecules, the higher the temperature, the more atoms and molecules will move. This makes it more likely that the molecules will find each other and, therefore, react. Therefore, a higher temperature often results in a higher reaction rate. This is also the case with the oxidation of vitamin C, while our HDPE containers (High Density Polyethylene) provide some protection against temperature, so we also recommend storage in a cool place.

Colladeen – Pycnogenol comparision

How does Colladeen compare to Pycnogenol?

A/ Both Colladeen and Pycnogenol were inspired by Dr. Masqueliere’s work in this scientific and clinical subtype of polyphenol. Dr. Masqueliere’s work focused mainly on Pycnogenol obtained from the pine bark (Pinus pinaster), in Lamberts we decided to develop a source of anthocyanins that is natural for the diet and use grape vitis vinifera.

An anthocyanidin is an important polyphenol known to give rise to longer chain versions of itself, known as polymers (or oligomers). When more than 2, but less than 5 of these molecules, bind together they are known as oligomeric procyanindins (also known as OPCs) or PCO (procyanidolic oligomers or proanthocyanidins).

Pycnogenol (pine bark extract) is standardized to provide 65-75% of OPC in total, however, as this is a patented ingredient, only the total weight of the compound is seen on the product labels. In the Lamberts formula, the 40 mg Pycnogenol capsule will provide between 26-30 mg of OPC. Therefore, as it is the OPCs that provide the clinical benefits, we have taken the additional investment to standardize this in Colladeen, where each Colladeen tablet contains 160 mg of real OPCs.

L-Glutathione form

In which form is L-Glutathione?

R / Our L-Glutathione Complex is in the reduced form and we use it since it is the biologically active form.

Flaxseed Oil Oxalate-free

Is Lamberts  Flaxseed Oil Oxalate-free ?

Yes it is oxalate free, as is our whole range.  As for Flaxseed oil, the extraction come from the seed. Our flaxseed oil comes from brown and golden flax seeds since our main interest is in the contribution of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and both varieties have very similar properties.

The exception is a type of yellow flax seed called solin (trade name Linola), which has a completely different oil profile which is very low in omega-3 fatty acids, so we do not use this variety since it has no properties relevant to health.

Lamberts Cod Liver Oil form

Is Lamberts Cod Liver Oil in the triglyceride or ethyl ester form?

R/ Lamberts Cod Liver Oil is in the triglyceride form.