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What is microcrystalline cellulose derived from and what is it purpose in your products?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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
Is it best to take ARG supplements with food or without food?
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There are different schools of thought on taking certain dietary supplements with or without food. In many cases, there is no evidence to suggest it makes a significant difference. In some cases, specific nutrients are best absorbed if taken either... Read More
Do ARG products meet the requirements of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?
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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 taken during pregnancy and or lactation?
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For most dietary supplements, there is insufficient reliable information regarding their use during pregnancy and lactation. Therefore we cannot suggest their use during those times. That is not to suggest that they are unsafe, it simply to say that... Read More