FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much should I take?
2 capsules taken orally twice a day on an empty stomach for overall good health;
8 capsules (or 1 scoop of powder) orally twice a day or as directed by health professional for those needing maximum immune support.
What does it mean to take on an empty stomach and why?
Recent studies indicate that IP6 binds to certain proteins and fibers when taken with food consumption therefore resulting in some being digested before it is able to be completely absorbed into the cells. It is recommended taking IP6 Gold at least one hour before a meal or at least two hours after a meal.
Is it safe to take with medicines?
There are no known contra-indications or drug interactions. It is recommended taking your medications at a different time of day than IP6 Gold. Be sure to consult your physician or pharmacist if you have a question.
What is the source of calcium/magnesium on the nutrition label?
When our IP6 is extracted from rice bran, it is bound to calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium in a compound called calcium magnesium phytate. We do not add the minerals. They are naturally occurring and sourced from the rice bran.
Are there any side effects or adverse reactions?
Human trials and clinical testing have been administered in very large dosage amounts and no side effects, adverse reactions or consequences were evident, as well as no toxicity level detected in the blood or tissues. It is therefore considered a very safe supplement even in excessive dosage amounts.
As with any other supplement, if you want to take larger amounts, it is recommended to gradually increase the amount everyday so your body can adapt to it.
Can I give this to my pet?
Yes, customers have safely given it to their pets. The amount to give is based on the animal’s weight since the human recommendation is based on an average 150 lb adult. EXAMPLE: If your 15 lb pet needs maximum immune support, the calculated amount would be 1.6 capsules a day. One capsule twice a day would be adequate.
Where is this made?
Our products are made in the USA at a pharmaceutical-level facility that is GMP certified by NPA and NSF. They are also certified organic by Quality Assurance International.
Where does IP6 come from?
Both our IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate) and Inositol come from non-GMO rice bran. When IP6 is extracted from rice, it is part of a compound called Calcium Magnesium Phytate. The raw material is subject to several independent tests and analysis insuring the purest form of IP6 available.
Does IP6 Gold contain Myo-Inositol?
Yes, IP6 Gold contains both myo-Inositol Hexaphosphate and myo-Inositol extracted from non-GMO rice bran.
Should I stop taking before I have surgery?
IP6 does not exactly “thin blood,” but it inhibits platelet aggregation (“stickiness”) so that less clotting occurs in the blood vessels. In the event of surgery, you should be careful to avoid anything that could cause excess bleeding. As a precaution, stop taking IP6 Gold about 5 days before surgery.
Can you take too much?
Both IP6 and inositol have received GRAS Status, Generally Recognized As Safe, from the FDA. Since IP6 and Inositol are found in common foods such as rice, corn, sesame, soy, etc., these nutrients are widely found in our everyday diet. This is why IP6 Gold is classified as a "food" or "dietary supplement." Acute and chronic toxicity studies have shown no toxicity for up to 10,000 mg/kg body weight.
Why can’t I just take IP6 by itself? What does the inositol do?
Research shows that by taking the IP6 and Inositol together in a proper ratio, the two ingredients play a beneficial role in your immune system better than the individual ingredients alone. It is also theorized that the two compounds produce additional IP3 molecules that play a very important role in the cells by helping them grow, mature, replicate and communicate with other cells. Cells that are chronically low in IP6 and Inositol are unhealthy, become out of control, dividing uncontrollably, damaging surrounding cells and more.
Does IP6 chelate minerals?
IP6 Gold uses calcium magnesium phytate as its source for IP6. This raw material is extracted though a multi-step process from non-GMO rice bran. It is important to point out that we are using phytate not phytic acid. Since calcium and magnesium are bound to this molecule, it has not been shown to chelate minerals as purified phytic acid does. This is the difference between the two. One has the potential to chelate minerals while the other does not since the minerals calcium and magnesium are already bound to it. The confusion over phytate and phytic acid is very common. If this were in fact true, the FDA would not have granted GRAS Status on IP6 as a dietary supplement.
The dietary supplement IP6 (Inositol Hexaphosphate) utilizing calcium magnesium phytate as its raw material source has been consumed worldwide since 1998. This product has been manufactured by several companies over the years as either IP6 alone or in combination with Inositol. Over the last 20 years this product has grown in popularity. We have not heard or seen any reports from the FDA or appropriate medical authorities related to IP6 causing any mineral deficiency.
Additionally, pilot studies in humans with colon and breast cancer did not report any negative side effects related to high intake of IP6 & Inositol consumed by the patients. In fact the researchers reported a number of very positive side effects the patients received through assessment of various measurements and questionnaires.
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