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.

> D3 + K2 origin

Where are vitamins D3+K2 taken from?

A/ Vitamin K2 is from fermented chickpeas, and Vitamin D is obtained from lanolin, as is for all Lamberts products containing vitamin D.

> Elastin and collagen for the joints

I wanted to know if you have a product that provides elastin and collagen for the joints.

A/ We do not have any product that provides collagen directly, instead we have products with nutrients that help increase the natural production of collagen in the body. Below we summarize the nutrients that could be useful for that purpose.

It is believed that the substances called anthocyanidins (powerful antioxidants belonging to the family of flavonoids, vegetable chemicals) help to increase the amount of vitamin C in your body, as well as to strengthen collagen. They can also increase the production of elastin, a substance that gives the skin its elasticity. The anthocyanidins are found in the skin of dark fruits and with varied colors such as: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and red grapes. Flavonoids are the pigments that give these fruits their distinctive color. Another way to consume them is in the form of a nutritional supplement.

Silicon, although found only in minute quantities in the body, is necessary for cell growth and is present in almost all structurally strong tissues such as arteries, tendons, trachea, connective tissue, hair, cornea and nails. Good dietary sources of silicon are cereals such as oats, barley and rice, but refining processes can eliminate much of this mineral away. Silicon contributes to the structure and elasticity of the connective tissue and seems to play an important role in bone synthesis and cartilage collagen.

> Where is Vitamin D3 from Lamberts extracted?

Our D3 vitamins are made from lanolin, a fatty substance present in sheep’s wool that is extracted through a process that mimics the way the body produces vitamin D3 in response to sunlight on the skin.

The sheep is not affected at all in the process, so many vegetarians consider it appropriate.

The glycerin used in the capsule is based on a plant with antimicrobial properties.

> Raw material for Ubiquinol and Ubiquinone

What is the source of raw material for our Ubiquinol and Ubiquinone?

Our Ubiquinoll and Ubiquinona  is from Kaneka QH?

> Contribution of Vitex Agnus

Can you confirm if 1000 mg of Vitex Agnus is added for each tablet? Indicateing below “as 100 mg of a 10: 1 extract” it leads to confusion.

R. Herbal extracts are dry extract. The accounts are made in the following way: 100 mg of an extract 10: 1 means that each 1 mg of extract is equivalent to 100 mg of the product without concentrating. Then, by a rule of three: 100 mg of concentrate (extract) equal to: 100 x 10 = 1,000 mg of product without concentrating. “Instead of having 1,000 mg without concentrating, there are 100 mg concentrated, which occupy less and are equivalent. Vitex agnus-castus: 1000 mg (as 100 mg of an extract 10: 1)

> Is Myo inositol d-chiroinositol?

Is Myo inositol d-chiroinositol?

R/There are different forms of Inositol. Ours is MYO and not D-chiro. Myo-inositol is the most studied and is more effective than the other forms of Inositol. Some products are making a 40:1 mix from Myo to D-Chiro, but research still favors the myo.

> Amount of d-alpha tocopherol in fish oil

I want to know how much d-alpha tocopherol the encapsulation of the Ref. 8508 Fish Oil.

A) LAMBERTS® fish oil undergoes a sophisticated 5-stage purification process that removes aflatoxins, heavy metals, antibiotics, PCBs, dioxins, PAHs, irradiated ingredients and pesticides, as well as any other contaminants. Subsequently while it is inside the capsules, the oil is protected from oxidation by the addition of natural vitamin E. This product contains 5 mg in its d-alpha tocopherol form.

> Source of Omega 3 for Dogs and Cats

My dog is allergic to cod oil, so I need to know which is the source of the Omega 3 of the product Omega 3 for Dogs and Cats (Code 8996-120).

A. Pet fish oil is from the same source, and therefore has the same high standards in quality tests, as Lamberts pure fish oil (8508). That is why it is indicated on the label that it is “fish body oil”. As we know, it is safer to give Omega 3 dogs from fish oil, as it has all the benefits but none of the drawbacks such as the inclusion of vitamin A, as it can become toxic at higher doses (so that your dietary intake should be considered as a whole).

> Does Omega 3 for Kids contain gluten?

I want to know if Omega 3 for Kids has gluten.

A. We confirm that our Omega 3 for Kids is free of gluten. Gluten is an allergen and as such it is legally required to reflect it on the product label. If  it´s not written, is because it does not contain it. In the labels of our products we declare all ingredients, both active and inactive (excipients).

> Are LAMBERTS® Products purified?

I am taking two Lamberts® products, and I would like to know if they are purified. For me it is important to know that the supplements that are taken do not carry toxic substances.

A. The purity of the raw material is an important consideration in terms of quality.

All of our raw materials are tested in the UK to ensure they meet our strict quality standards before encapsulating and packaging for our customers.

Our products are manufactured in the United Kingdom under the strict standards of pharmaceutical manufacturing GMP “Good Manufacturing Practice”.

Here you can see the explanation.

> Florisene to increase the ferritin

I bought the Florisene product to try to increase the ferritin, and they tell me many options. I would like to know what is the best way to take it.

A. The best way to take the Florisene product is exactly as indicated on the label. Sometimes people add other variants that may also work, but in general we must take food supplements as described on the label of them.

> Dry extract or ginseng root powder ?

I would like to ask you if the information indicated on the package corresponds to dry extract or ginseng root powder, as well as if red or white ginseng is used. Finally, ask you if the reason why   market the product as a food supplement is because it allows extending the marketing channel not only to pharmacies but also to the herbalists and other points of sale.

A) Panax ginseng corresponds to the common name of red or white ginseng according to age. In the case of the root prepared by Lamberts is 6 years, therefore it is red. There is also the total percentage of gingenosides, but it is not differentiated. The label indicates the equivalent amount of substance not extracted and the extract. So 120 mg of the extract is equivalent to 1200 mg without concentrating. Our marketing channel extends to all professional establishments. Although some years ago food supplements and herbal extracts were mostly marketed in herbalists and dietetics, nowadays their acquisition is also established in pharmacies and in duly accredited establishments.

> Antioxidants to complement with the Omega 3 Ultra

Do you have a specific product with plant antioxidants (extracts of: green tea, rosemary and oregano) to complement with the Omega 3 Ultra?

R/ The body produces its own antioxidants which neutralize the effects of free radicals, but the vitamins, minerals and compounds known as phytochemicals in plant foods provide an extra value. Its best ingestion and efficacy is recommended in standardized extracts of high power and quality. 

In Lamberts we have 2 products with extract of plant nutrients antioxidants: Betasec and Antioxidant Complex.

> Do the Lamberts products contain Palm oil?

Hello because of the warning in so many media about palm oil, can you tell me what product Lamberts contains?

A / You can be calm. No Lamberts® product contains palm oil. all our fatty acids are also free of palm oil. Check our website and the tab of each product is included the label, which describes all the ingredients contained in the products.

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> Green Lip Mussel / Glucosamine

Does Green Lip Mussel contain glucosamine? Does it matter which one you take?

R/Lamberts® Glucosamine sulfate is a pure compound derived from shellfish, while the Green Mussel (PernaCanálicus-GLM) is found only in the clear, uncontaminated waters that surround New Zealand. Its active principles reside in a protein compound whose properties are unique to this type of mollusk. The observation that the Māori, who regularly consume GLM suffer less arthritis than their continental relatives, led to the development of this compound as an anti-arthritic supplement in 1974.

> Source of the vitamin B-12?

Could you tell me what is the source of the vitamin B-12?

R/ Lamberts®’ vitamin B-12 source is methylcobalamin to favors bioavailability since our system transforms cyano and hydroxyl into methylcobalamin. It is through fermentation of bacteria so that it can be consumed by vegans and vegetarians. It is not sourced from animals.

> Blioflavonoids used in Lamberts® products origin

 Where do the blioflavonoids used in Lamberts® products come from?

R/ Our blioflavonoids come from citrus fruits. Blioflavonoids are vegetable substances, water soluble molecules and they represent a big part of the colorants in yellow, red and blue vegetables.

They are usually found in the inner white part of citrus skin, amongst them the most know are rutin, quercetin, citrine and hesperidin. Vitamin C and bioflavonoids normally occur together in nature. Bioflavonoids have antioxidant properties very similar to those of vitamin C, and invitro, have been shown to protect vitamin C.

> Is 5HTP free of Peak X?

 Is 5HTP free of Peak X?

R/ We can confirm that our 5 HTP is free of the contaminant Peak X. I enclose the information that you can find in our web and that it is applied in all our nutritional supplements. “All our products are manufactured under the GMP manufacturing standards” Good Manufacturing Practice “(quality control established by WHO). It is the best system to guarantee the quality of the medicines and is the best control that can assure the quality of the product that is received.

A) They involve the integral control of processing from the selection of raw materials, adequate facilities, techniques for processing, cleaning, staff training, packaging, labeling, transportation, storage and all that may directly or indirectly affect The product quality

B) The factory receives periodic, impromptu inspections by the UK Department of Health Medicines Agency, the body that controls the enforcement of these standards in England. They take lots of samples from different lots and analyze them. 

C) The GMP standards do not constitute a legal requirement for the manufacture of food supplements, in addition they are very expensive, and because of this many manufacturers of nutritional supplements do not operate under these standards. 

D) We have a team of expert buyers, who look around the world, and select the best raw materials in their natural form. 

E) Each raw material comes to us with its corresponding Certificate of Analysis. In our laboratory several samples are taken and the power is analyzed by HPLC + and then passed to the analysis for the detection of pesticides, herbicides, microbial contamination, aflatoxins, fungi, dioxins, and contaminants such as heavy metals.

> Silica Complete methylsulfonimethane

I have seen that in the ingredients of Silica Complete is methylsulfonimethane and I would like to know if it is derived from sulfamide because I am allergic.

R/ Is not the same. Sulfamide is an antibiotic and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound also known as methylsulfone or dimethylsulfone. MSM is a chemical that is present in plants, animals and humans. It can also be made in the laboratory.

> Garclic: full coatin?

I need to know if the product Garlic1650mg has full coating.

R/ Our Garlic 1650mg does not have full coating, but rather a special coating that reduces the garlic odor. Some of our products have full coating when it is considered important to guarantee its release only at the intestinal level. In this case, we believe garlic stimulates the gastric acids and enables us to better digest iron and absorb nutrients from food. It is also an important nutrient to optimize our pancreatic and liver functions.  

> VITEX contains gluten?

I have a customer with Celiac Disease and would like to know if the VITEX contains gluten.

R /In our product, VITEX, the following allergens are excluded: wheat, gluten, barley, soy, eggs, milk, dairy products, lactose, nuts, sulfates, celery, fish, seafood and yeast. It is legally mandatory to disclose on the labels of every product all possible allergens contained within its composition, which is why when a LAMBERTS® product contains an allergen it is reflected on the label (in bold font). If an allergn is not reflected it is because it is not contained.   

Some examples of products that contain possible allergens which are mentioned on the label are: Fosfatidil Serina (contains soy) and Glucosamina Completa (contains seafood).

> 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 ,

> Definition of lactose, lactase and food allergies

What is the definition of lactose, lactase and food allergies?

R/ In the terms Lactose and Lactose the digestive system is involved.

– Lactose: It is a type of sugar found in milk and dairy products.

– Lactase: It is an enzyme that the body needs to digest lactose. Lactose intolerance is when the small intestine does not produce enough of the enzyme Lactose.

– Food Allergies: These involve the involvement of the immune system that fights infections, as it reacts disproportionately to the proteins contained in that food. The body cope with the invader and releases a number of chemicals such as histamine. Some people with food allergies can become seriously ill suddenly if they ingest, or even if they come in contact with the food to which they are allergic.

Milk allergy is not the same as lactose intolerance.

> Pet Nutrition, is suitable for vegan dogs ?

I would like to know if the multi-nutrient formula for dogs, Pet Nutrition, is suitable for vegan dogs and what the origin of the meat flavor is.

R/ Pet multi is a vegetarian formula but it is not vegan due solely to vitamin D which comes from sheep’s wool. However, sheep do not suffer in this process, nonetheless, some people are very strict and our parent company prefers to be explicit in the information it provides to its customers. Therefore, the decision would be up to its owner.

The flavor of the beef is made from yeast.

> Calasorb with Vitamin D 400 UI ?

I want to know if it is convenient to take the Calasorb with Vitamin D 400 UI so that it is absorbed better, or it is not necessary?

R/ It is much better to take Calcium with Vitamin D. However, you should first consult your health care provider about vitamin D levels. Currently, vitamin D deficiency is a matter of concern for many health professionals (including gynecologists, traumatologists, cardiologists, etc.), since there are deficiencies of this nutrient and of continuous way the clinical studies reveal the great importance of the same for our organism.

In Lamberts® we have several formulations that contain both nutrients, and others with these nutrients separately. These products with vitamin D and Calcium individually carry a greater concentration, since they are designed for deficiency states of these nutrients.