Nutritional Supplements for a healthy way of life

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General Information

I am taking prescription medication, can I combine this with your products?

The answer to this is usually ‘yes’ but it is important that you always check with your GP or medical prractitioner if you are taking any medication, have a health condition, are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.

I am taking a number of your products, am I in danger of taking too much of any vitamin or mineral?

It is important to check that you are not taking too much of any one vitamin or mineral if you combine a number of different supplements. Many of the Wassen and Efamol products can be safely combined, however please call our nutrition helpline (Orders & Product enquiries - 0800 472 5593. Other enquiries: 0203 8651738.) for advice on particular combinations. Always check with a professional when combining nutritional supplements.

It has come to my attention that as the result of taking a combination of different products of yours I am exceeding the Recommended Daily Allowance 'RDA' for some vitamins and minerals, am I likely to overdose on any of them as a result?

It is important to note that the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for essential nutrients has been established by calculating the daily requirement of large population groups for a particular nutrient in order to avoid deficiency. The RDA represents the minimum intake required with a calculated safety margin. The 'maximum safety level' for certain vitamins and minerals is much higher in some instances. Certain oil soluble vitamins such as vitamin A and D can be stored by the liver and should not be taken in excessive quantities. Likewise the mineral zinc and iron should not be taken in very high doses, without professional supervision. In order to be absolutely sure you can e-mail your name and address details, with a request for a 'supplement safety leaflet'. We can then send you a leaflet, giving an overview of safe levels of vitamins and minerals for daily self-supplementation by healthy individuals.

Can I take your products if I am planning pregnancy, if I am pregnant or breast-feeding?

Whilst all ingredients found in the products manufactured by Wassen International are deemed safe for food supplements, which are classed as a food, we always recommend that those planning pregnancy, who are pregnant or breast-feeding consult their doctor prior to taking any food supplements.

There are a number of multivitamin and mineral products on the market that have been designed especially for this time of life, however, we are not able to offer such a product at present.

Folic acid is particularly important and a food supplement providing this vitamin should be taken some time prior to conception, to ensure the body stores are good.

For more information on nutrition in pregnancy and lactation, consult:
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/vitamins-minerals-supplements-pregnant.aspx

How long will it take before I feel the benefit of taking vitamin and mineral supplements?

Wassen food supplements contain active ingredients that work with your body over time, it may take up to 12 weeks for you to feel any benefit.

I have taken your product for a few weeks, is it safe to continue taking them on an ongoing basis?

The products manufactured by Wassen International have been formulated so that it is safe to take them on an ongoing basis without a break, provided the dosage instructions are followed.