Why don’t Altrient® Liposomal products dissolve when mixed in water?
They don´t dissolve because they are not meant to. This is what makes liposomes impervious to stomach acids and bile salts. It also gives them quick and easy access into the bloodstream and enables them to slip across cell membranes as they quickly and safely transport nutrients to their intended destination.
When is the best time to take Altrient® products?
While there is no exact time these products have to be taken, we recommend taking them in the morning and/or early afternoon. Taking the products too late in the evening may cause a burst of energy for some people which could interfere with your normal sleep schedule. We also recommend that you take them on an empty stomach to provide the maximum and quickest entrance into the bloodstream.
Do Altrient® products contain any genetically modified (GM) ingredients?
No! All Altrient® products are produced using the highest quality100% non-GMO ingredients.
Is Sunflower Lecithin Safer than Soy Lecithin?
Not at all, they are the same. Most of the phytochemicals in soybeans are also found in sunflower kernels, the source of sunflower lecithin. Like soybeans, sunflower kernels are well known to have protease inhibitors, phytates (phytic acid), saponins, isoflavones, oxalates and more.1
We have not found any evidence that soy or sunflower lecithin is unsafe. Sunflower lecithin is a wonderful source of phospholipids; it is not going to contain the same amounts of phytochemicals as a whole sunflower kernel. The same applies to high quality soy lecithin and purified phospholipids extracted from soy lecithin – neither are going to contain the same amounts of the phytochemicals found in raw soybeans.
 Dr. Katherine Phillips of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University compiled a comprehensive paper that covers the range of phytochemicals found in sunflower kernels in her Final Report on the “Phytochemicals in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)” from April 2000. This paper can be downloaded from the National Sunflower Association at http://www.sunflowernsa.com/seed/sunflower-kernels-in-bakery-foods/phytochemicals-in-sunflower-kernel/.
Are the Altrient® products safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women
While the Altrient® products contain nutrients that are vital to a healthy mother and baby, we recommend consulting with your healthcare practitioner before consuming any Altrient® supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Should I take the Altrient® products on an empty stomach?
We recommend you take the product on an empty stomach because it will enter the bloodstream faster, however the product may be taken with food or after a meal and it will still be fully absorbed by the body.
For those who are prone to low blood sugar levels, the Altrient® B should be taken just before a light snack or meal. Hypoglycemic substances, like caffeine, should be avoided.
Can I mix Altrient® products in hot beverages like coffee or tea?
We do not recommend mixing any of the Altrient® products in hot beverages like coffee or tea. For best results, we recommend taking the product with a cool beverage.
How much Altrient® product can I take per day?
The recommended dosage of each Altrient® product is one sachet, taken 1 to 2 times per day. We recommend that you consult your healthcare practitioner before taking dosages that are higher than the recommended dosage.
Can I still use the product if it was outside in extremely cold or hot temperatures for a few days?
Yes! The Altrient® products are routinely tested for changes in consistency and ingredient concentration at -20°C and 40°C. When stored at -20°C, the active ingredients will remain effective for at least 2 months, but the integrity of the liposomes may be damaged when frozen for more than 2 months. When stored at 40°C for a long duration, the active ingredients of each product will remain effective for 1-2months.
Why do you use alcohol as a natural preservative in the Altrient® products?
A tiny amount of alcohol is used in our products to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. Each sachet contains approximately 0.68 ml of nutraceutical grade ethanol (alcohol) to naturally preserve the product. If you do not wish to consume the alcohol in the packet, we recommend leaving the contents in the open air for 30 minutes. This will allow the majority of alcohol to evaporate. Based on testing it will take approximately 1-1.5 hours for the full amount of alcohol to evaporate.
Is there foil used in the Altrient® packaging?
The Altrient® sachet is comprised of a silver material that is laminated with two layers of polyethylene to provide a barrier between the layer of foil and the liquid product. This barrier protects the product from potential leaching, and from oxygen and moisture.
Are the Altrient® products safe for children?
The Altrient® products are formulated for adults. Please consult your child’s physician before giving your child any Altrient® product.
Are the Altrient® products safe for pets?
The Altrient® products are formulated for humans. Some of our customers have chosen to supplement their pet’s diet with the Altrient® Vitamin C and GSH, and have seen positive results. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian before starting any supplementation program for your pets.
Should I consult my doctor before taking Altrient® products?
We recommend you consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you suspect you may have a health problem.
You should consult your doctor before starting a supplementation program that includes any form of vitamin C if you have hemochromatosis, any type of hemolytic anemia, G6PD deficiency, known kidney insufficiency or failure, or you are currently taking a blood thinner.
Are there any supplements or medications that should not be taken with Altrient® products?
The Altrient® products contain high-potency nutrients that should not interfere with other common dietary supplements when taken by a generally healthy person. If you are taking other dietary supplements under the direction of a physician, we recommend consulting your physician before adding Altrient® supplements to your regimen.
While the products contain well-researched nutrients that are taken by millions of people around the world, it is possible they could interfere with certain medications. For example, vitamin C in any form can lessen the blood-thinning effects of certain drugs. We urge anybody on blood thinning drugs to supplement vitamin C and any other antioxidants under the guidance of their physicians only, so that the desired prolongation of prothrombin time can be achieved.
If you are on prescription medication, we recommend you consult your healthcare professional or pharmacist before taking any Altrient® supplements. We also recommend you consult your healthcare practitioner before taking Altrient® R-ALA if you are taking glucose lowering medication, or receiving treatment for under-active or over-active thyroid.
How do I identify a “legitimate” liposome encapsulated supplement?
We have spent years researching the best formulation techniques and manufacturing processes for liposome encapsulated supplements. We work with the top liposome experts in the world, and they can evaluate the quality of a liposomal product through ingredient assays, particle size analyses, and liposome encapsulation efficiency tests. So as part of our ongoing research, we analyse every liposomal supplement we come across.
While we can’t share the exact details of every liposomal product, we can give you guidance on some basic things to look for when determining the quality of a liposomal supplement.
Can I blend the Altrient® products in a food processor or blender?
We do not recommend blending any of the Altrient® products in a food processor or blender.
Altrient® supplements are encapsulated in liposomes. Although these tiny bubbles are impervious to digestive juices and protect their valuable contents from oxidative degradation, they can be damaged with heat or violent agitation.
Is there any soy protein in the Altrient® products?
To date, laboratory testing has not been able to detect any amounts of soy protein in our products. We use Essential Phospholipids (EPL), which are made from the highest quality non-GMO soy lecithin. Virtually all of the soy protein, which is of allergic concern to some individuals, is removed from the EPL during the extraction process. While we cannot guarantee our products do not contain trace amounts of soy protein, we routinely conduct DNA testing on each product with an independent laboratory. To date, the laboratory has not been able to detect any amounts of soy protein in our products.
Can I take the Altrient® products at the same time?
Yes, the Altrient® products can be taken at the same time.
Can I still use the Altrient® C if the sachets are puffy?
Yes! The sachets may expand as latent air from the filling process tends to expand over time. This does not affect the quality of the product.