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What is the quality of your Modified Citrus Pectin?
Viewed 710 times since Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Our Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) is 100% pure and contains no excipients, fillers, binders, gelatin, flavors, or any processing aids. Its average molecular weight is 30 kD. The manufacturing process for MCP involves hydrolysis of citrus pectin with... Read More
What is the GMO status of the soy medium used in the making of nattokinase?
Viewed 842 times since Wed, Jan 27, 2016
The nattokinase we use, NSK-SD®, has been certified Non-GMO. No genetically modified organisms were used in its manufacture. Read More
What is the Country of Origin of ARG supplements?
Viewed 722 times since Tue, Jan 26, 2016
The ingredients in our products are sourced from all over the world. Ingredients of high quality can be sourced from many countries (as can low quality ingredients). More important than country of origin is the Quality Control practices of the... Read More
What is microcrystalline cellulose derived from and what is it purpose in your products?
Viewed 649 times since Tue, Jan 26, 2016
Microcrystalline cellulose is initially derived from the vegetable cellulose fibers of pine tree bark and is considered a dietary fiber. It is used minimally in the encapsulation of our products to fill in the space when the volume of the ingredients... Read More
What is Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose derived from and what is its purpose in your products?
Viewed 903 times since Tue, Jan 26, 2016
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) is the scientific name for the ingredient that makes up our vegetarian capsules (vegie caps). It is initially derived from the vegetable cellulose fibers of pine tree bark. Read More
What do you mean by the word "hypoallergenic" on your labels?
Viewed 605 times since Thu, Jan 28, 2016
Taber’s Medical Dictionary defines “hypoallergenic” as: “Diminished potential for causing an allergic reaction”. We define hypoallergenic as “free of all common allergens”, specifically, wheat, corn, soy, gluten, yeast, dairy, eggs,... Read More
What are the vegetarian capsules made of?
Viewed 462 times since Thu, Jan 28, 2016
Our vegetarian capsules are made from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. Basically, this is cellulose, highly processed and purified from wood pulp, derived from pine trees. Read More
What are all those extra ingredients in SAMe?
Viewed 479 times since Wed, Jan 27, 2016
The pure SAMe molecule is unstable, making it unsuitable for use in a capsule form. The excipients added to the tablet help to preserve the potency of the SAMe, as well as to help the tablet expand and breakdown when it is ingested. Hydroxypropyl... Read More
I received my probiotic product and it was no longer cold. Has it lost all of its potency?
Viewed 554 times since Tue, Jan 26, 2016
All of our probiotic products are manufactured with 10-15% increased potency beyond label claim so they can endure short term heat exposure and still be within the potency claimed on the label. Probiotics lose potency when the bacteria, which are in... Read More
I didn’t see “Refrigerate after opening” on ARG Solution of Magnesium (or on Selenium Solution), so I have not refrigerated it. Is it still potent and safe to take?
Viewed 788 times since Tue, Jan 26, 2016
Being left unrefrigerated will not adversely affect the potency of these products. These formulas have a low concentration preservative to shift the pH of the solution to deter microbial growth. We suggest refrigerating them after opening to further... Read More
Does ARG 200 Mg of Zen contain the high quality SunTheanine material?
Viewed 517 times since Wed, Jan 27, 2016
ARG uses only SunTheanine. The quality of this raw material appears to be unrivaled when compared to other theanine products on the market. For Immediate Release Date: 2/16/2004 L-Theanine Impostors Abound: Peer-Reviewed Publication Declares... Read More
Do ARG products meet the requirements of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?
Viewed 494 times since Thu, Jan 28, 2016
Elaine Gottshcall, who writes about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Breaking the Vicious Cycle, indicates what items are legal or illegal for her diet on her web site at a http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/legal/legal_illegal_a-c.htm. Please... Read More
Can ARG supplements be used on the Ketogenic Diet as pertains specifically to carbohydrate content?
Viewed 469 times since Tue, Jan 26, 2016
We do not test the carbohydrate content for most of our products, as carbohydrate content, if any, is insignificant. Nutritional supplement manufacturers are required to list carbohydrate content only when it is present in measurable amounts, or when... Read More
Are ARG supplements salicylate free?
Viewed 621 times since Tue, Jan 26, 2016
We do not test for salicylates in any of our products, but most of our products utilize ingredients that are not on the list of salicylate containing substances. A good source of information about salicylates is the web site of the Feingold... Read More
Are ARG supplements Kosher or Halal?
Viewed 489 times since Tue, Jan 26, 2016
It is not our intent to provide Kosher or Halal products, but some of our products or their ingredients are certified Kosher or Halal. We do not always indicate these types of certifications or designations on our labels, so please Contact Us if you... Read More