QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What do glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates do in the body?
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates work together to prevents cartilage deterioration by stimulating the production of collagen and proteoglycans, natural components of cartilage and joint fluids. They also appear to protect joints from the action of enzymes that can breakdown cartilage.
What is glucosamine sulfate made from?
Glucosamine is generally sourced from the hard shells of shellfish. Those allergic to shellfish may be concerned over a possible allergic reaction to glucosamine. Very few cases of allergic reactions to glucosamine have been reported, probably because shellfish allergens are in the meat not the shells, and the extraction process removes any remaining meat.
Are your products gluten-free?
Very few dietary supplements are likely to contain gluten and we do not add gluten to any products. Because of sensitivity issues for many people we avoid where possible using gluten-containing ingredients in the manufacture of our products.
Is glucosamine really effective?
Glucosamine is the top selling natural supplement for improving joint health. Glucosamine has been extensively studied, and much research indicates that glucosamine sulfate can speed the repair of cartilage, reduce the pain of arthritis and slow its progres.
Are supplements really necessary?
Vitamins, as well as minerals and essential fatty acids and other nutrients, are needed for a long, healthy life. You can get vitamins from your food and you can increase amounts of specific nutrients and combinations of nutrients through supplementation.
Today our fruits and vegetables have lost a considerable amount of their nutritional value if they have been grown on non-organic farms, processed, or stored for any length of time before reaching our plates. An apple in a bowl loses vitamins by the hour!
A diet that includes a variety of fresh, preferably organic, high quality food, from all the main food groups, may provide most of the nutrients we need. If you don’t have time to shop for, prepare and eat naturally healthful meals every day, you may not be getting the small but important amounts of essential vitamins and other nutrients your body needs for optimum health.
Many people supplement for these reasons, as well as to provide support if one’s health is compromised, if there is a family history of illness, if lifestyle factors reduce one’s intake of healthy foods or just as health “insurance”.
How do you guarantee the safety and purity of your fish oils?
Every ingredient we use as a raw material for our products is tested for purity, identification (so we know it IS what it is supposed to be), heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants in accordance with Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate requirements and United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) guidelines. Our laboratories also test finished products for weight, disintegration time, uniformity, and verified potency. In-house testing facilities ensure that accurate test results can be obtained quickly and efficiently.
How much Omega-3 is in Cod Liver Oil?
Fish liver oils are excellent sources of preformed vitamin A and vitamin D, but they usually contain small amounts of essential fatty acids (EFAs) as compared to other fish sources like anchovies, sardines and mackerel. The cod liver oil in Webber Naturals Lemon Meringue Omega-3 liquid provides naturally occurring EPA and DHA levels (100 mg EPA and 133.3 mg DHA per teaspoon) and also has vitamins A and D. Excellent sources of EFAs include Omega-3 Super Concentrate, Flaxseed Oil, and Salmon and Wild Fish oil products from Webber Naturals.