Common Questions & Answers Asked by Customers
Organic Turmeric Curcumin
Q. How many mg curcuminoids per capsule? Would that be 95% of the 150mg plus more from the 350mg turmeric?thanks
A. It's 95% Curcuminoids per 150 mg of Tumeric Extract Capsule with 350 mgof Organic Turmeric.
Q. Where is this product's ingredients sourced from? which country(ies), areas?
A. Our ingredients for this product are sourced from different regions of India. Unfortunately, I can't be more specific than that as each batch is a blend of dried Turmeric from various regions of India. I hope this helps you. The supplement is manufactured in the USA.
Q.What is Black Cohosh?
A. Black cohosh (known as both Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa), a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial plant that is native to North America. More than two centuries ago, Native Americans discovered that the root of the black cohosh plant helped relieve menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, irritability, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. Today, people use black cohosh for these same reasons. In fact, the herb has been widely used in Europe for more than 40 years and is approved in Germany for premenstrual discomfort, painful menstruation, and menopausal symptoms.Q. What are common black cohosh preparations?
A. There are two main types of black cohosh commercially available, both made from its roots and rhizomes (underground stems). The first is the pure whole root which is dried and then powdered; the second is the extract which is made from a solution extracted from the root using ethanol or isopropyl alcohol. At Saz Products we prefer the Whole Root keeping it fully organic.Q. What are typical uses for Black Cohosh?
A. Studies confirm that black cohosh is effective for improving menopausal symptoms, although some have found no improvement. Early German studies found black cohosh improved physical and psychological menopausal symptoms, including anxiety, hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, mood swings, and sleep disturbances.
Q. This product says it can be used as a tea? Has anybody tried it and if so what does it taste like? I am not a pill swallower!! Thanks
A. Hi Cherie, I haven't tried it as a tea myself but from feedback I understand its not unpleasant and you could add some Honey or Agave to make it more palatable. We do offer a full money back guarantee if you wanted to try it.
Q. Does this come in a small capsule or tablet?
A. Small capsules.
A. Hi Thelma, our Black Cohosh is made from the whole root which is dried, then ground and put into capsules to maximize absorption. The capsule size is size "0" which is a medium size of around 19mm in length and 6.96mm in diameter. There are 10 capsule sizes which range from size 000 which is the biggest to size 5 being the smallest.
Q. What is the % of triterpene glycosides in this?
A. Hi Sam, thank you for your question and a great one it is too.
It is not an easy one to answer as our product is made from the pure root with no standardized extract. We chose the whole root option to keep our product as organic as possible as extracts are made using harsh chemicals like Ethanol and Isopropanol and in studies the difference between extract and pure root are not significant enough to make a noticeable difference when using either as both take between 2 to 8 weeks to feel the full benefits. Based on studies the root contains 6.9 to 10.3% for the triterpene glycosides and from 5.2 to 5.8% for the phenolic constituents. For evidence of this please refer to the National Library of Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3761975/
The conclusion is that taking either extract or whole root makes no difference to the end result so our choice is the natural one every time.
Q. Is this standardized?
Hi Mrs. Gonzo, Our Whole Root Black Cohosh is not standardized as that would require using harsh chemicals like alcohol to create an extract. We prefer the more natural route to keep our products as close to organic as possible.
Whole Food Multivitamin & Mineral with Probiotics
Q. My urine turns yellow. Is this normal?
Situation: You just started taking vitamins and your urine is an orange-y yellow.
You Think: Yikes, this means I’m peeing out all the good stuff!
The Truth: This is actually quite normal when taking multivitamins or B-complex vitamins. “Your urine will often turn a bright yellow or orange color due to the presence of vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin,” says Tieraona Low Dog, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. The vitamin’s name gives you a hint: Flavin comes from the word flavus, which means yellow. “Your body just excretes what it doesn't need – it’s perfectly harmless,” says Dr. Low Dog. If the color bothers you, simply drink more water to dilute your urine, suggests Esther Blum, R.D., author of Secrets of Gorgeous.
I hope this helps you.