Frequently Asked Questions
of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." Thomas
General Information about Colloidal Minerals
- After listening to "Dead Doctors Don' Lie" - Which product does Dr. Wallach really endorse? I understand that there are many companies using this CD for recruiting.
- What are colloidal minerals?
- Why is it important that the colloidal minerals be organic?
- Should I be worried about the arsenic, lead, aluminum, mercury,
or other "heavy metals" in the products?
- Why are Dr. Wallach's Majestic Earth Minerals better than other liquid minerals?
- Why aren't the concentrations of minerals in the Majestic Earth Mineral products listed on the bottle?
- Why aren't Dr. Wallach's products sold at my local health food or drug store?
- Can colloidal minerals cure and/or prevents illnesses?
- Is the food we eat really mineral deficient for our bodies?
- No, I am certain that I get all the nutrients I need from my diet?
- When is the best time to take the colloidal minerals?
- What is the recommended dosage for adults &
Dr Wallach Questions
- How old and how healthy is Dr.Wallach?
- Can I talk to Dr. Wallach, directly?
- Does Dr Wallach have a office where I can go and have one-on-one consultation?
- Does Dr Wallach answer questions through email?
Product Information - 90 Essential Nutrients
- How do I become a wholesale member?
- Dr. Wallach talks about the body needing 90 essential nutrients.
- What products and/or package does Dr. Wallach suggest people start with?
- How should I take the products to make sure I get better results?
- How long will it take before I feel a difference?
- Why does Dr. Wallach want me to take the products twice a day for the first 90 days?
- I can't afford take the product twice a day, what should I do? I don't want to quit.
- What is the difference between Majestice Earth Classic, Tangy Tangerine, Tropical Plus and Beyond Tangy Tangerine?
- Can I just take the Ultimate Classic and be done with it?
- The Ultimates have 87 nutrients where can I get the other 3 to complete the 90 nutients?
- Are there any dangers of combining your products
with prescription medications?
- Are the product hypoallergenic?
- Can I overdose?
- Are there side effects?
- What is the typical shelf life of your products?
- What is arthritis?
- What does the Pig Arthritis Formula
- Why is it called the "Pig Arthritis
- What if I, or someone I know, has
- What is the effective dosage of
- I am a diabetic. Can I take glucosamine
- What are Enzymes?
- Is it necessary to supplement our diet with enzymes?
After listening to "Dead Doctors Don' Lie" - Which product does Dr. Wallach really endorse? I understand that there are many companies using this CD for recruiting.
Answer: The "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" original recording was back in the early 1990's, which Dr. Wallach was using a product called from Soaring Eagle's Mineral Toddy. If or when you read his book called "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" you will get the whole story. It is true that for some years Dr. Wallach encouraged people to supplement with Mineral Toddy. At the time he was a minority shareholder in Soaring Eagle, the company which markets Mineral Toddy. Majority shares at Soaring Eagle changed hands fall of 1996. The new decision makers at Soaring Eagle and Dr. Wallach clashed on many issues. Most concerned internal, political matters yet one issue impacts the public more directly, namely, the issue of quality control.
In 1997, to clear up any confusion and to avoid having my name and reputation associated with colloidal mineral products of inferior quality, I have started my own company, Youngevity (formerly called "American Longevity"). The only colloidal mineral product I endorse is Youngevity's Majestic Earth Minerals."
Many companies wanting to cash in on the demand the tape generates have used the lecture "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" to sell their own products. Of course, to do so they have had to erase the last 3 to 4 minutes in a bait and switch.
The original "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" tape was never copyrighted, although, obviously, the material on the tape is Dr. Wallach's own intellectual property. Dr. Wallach threatened legal action against companies guilty of pirating his material and distributing edited versions of the tape. He could not stop distribution but he did extract an agreement from many of the companies whereby each compensates him at the rate of 25 cents per tape and does not distribute the tape with the mention of their product any where near the sound of his voice. Nowhere on any of the abridged tapes is there mention of any specific colloidal mineral product. Other than mineral toddy and now Majestic Earth Minerals, Dr. Wallach has never publicly endorsed any other colloidal mineral product. Obviously, great pains have been taken by various companies to make it appear that he does but he does not.
No other liquid mineral product carries a picture of Dr. Wallach on its label. Dr. Wallach, the scientist who introduced the American public to the whole concept of colloidal mineral supplementation, stakes his own good name and formidable reputation on one liquid mineral product only: Majestic Earth Minerals.
What are Colloidal Minerals?
Answer: There are 3 different types of minerals.
Plant-Derived Colloidal minerals are bio-electrical minerals that come
from food digested by prehistoric plants. Colloidal mineral particles are
so small that they remain suspended in water. They are acidic and carry
a negative charge. Because they have already been digested and are microscopically
small, they are 98% ABSORBABLE by the human body.
2. Minerals in a raw, inorganic form found in rocks and clay and soil are termed 'metallic' minerals. Metallic minerals if ingested we can absorb only about 5% to 15%, basically, next to zero nutritional value.
3. In the 1970's a method of increasing the absorption of metallic minerals was devised. It is called 'chelation.' Chelation involves wrapping an enzyme or an amino acid around a metallic mineral. We get about 30% to 60% absorption from chelated mineral supplements.
The best way for us to get the minerals we need is not by grazing on clay or taking in handfuls of chelated mineral tablets often found in health food shelves, it is by supplementing with full spectrum, liquid, organic, colloidal minerals.
Why is it important that the colloidal minerals be organic?
Answers: Organic colloidal minerals are minerals directly from plants grown in mineral rich soils. They are 98% absorbable. The minerals we get from food are organic colloidal minerals. The term 'colloidal' refers to the particle size. Colloids are extremely small particles. Some colloidal minerals are 700 times smaller than a red blood cell! The smaller the particle, the higher the surface to mass ratio. The more surface there is, proportionally, the greater the ease of absorption into the body (more surface to rub up against the villa in the small intestines, for example). When minerals are drawn up into the plant through its root system, the bio-electrical charge of the element is altered from positive to negative. This is important because the linings of our small intestines are positively charged. A magnetic gradient is established which effectively pulls in the needed nutrient. This, too, accounts for the high absorbability of liquid, organic colloidal minerals.
True organic colloidal minerals are negatively charged. Negatively charged particles do not collect as readily in fat or liver tissue as do positively charged or metallic minerals. When we get our minerals from plants, therefore, there is little danger of toxicity. Metallic minerals, on the other hand, are positively charged and can accumulate in soft body tissue. Metallic minerals are only 5 to 10% absorbable.
Should I be worried about the arsenic, lead, aluminum, mercury,
or other "heavy metals" in the products?
Answer:No - this is one of the benefits of taking Plant-Derived Minerals.
We know that all of these minerals are naturally occuring in the human body
and that there are at least 60 essential minerals, including lead and mercury
(one of which is used in RNA & DNA replication - cell growth/repair-
the other for proper kidney function). Typically the "heavy metals"
are dangerous in the metallic form where they are not water soluble, and
the Plant-Derived minerals are all water soluble. This means that if you
get more than your body can use, it's easy to eliminate, flush out the rest
so there is no build-up. In fact, the Plant-Derived minerals have the potential
to help your body eliminate many potentially harmful, inorganic metal build
For example many people worry about ingesting too much aluminum. It has associated with Alzheimer's Disease. Yet what many people do not realize is that 12% of the earth's crust consists of aluminum bound typically to either oxygen or silica. No one can buy a fruit, grain, nut, vegetable, etc. at any market that does not contain trace amounts of organically bound aluminum.
Another interesting fact is that due to the electro magnetic charge of organically bound minerals they cannot be stored in the body for longer than about 6 to 8 hours, thus they never create any sort of toxic overload. Minerals that come from inorganic sources such as rocks, clays and sea water can accumulate in the soft tissue of the body. Some plant-sourced minerals have been found to actually remove their heavy metal counterparts. For example, going back to aluminum, aluminum is very effective in not only cleansing the body at the cellular level but also in assisting it to remove any metallic aluminum that might be present.
Why are Dr. Wallach's Majestic Earth Minerals better than other liquid minerals?
Answer: There are 4 main points when evaluating liquid mineral products:
1. What is the source? Most companies won't tell you, or they will be very vague. Majestic Earth Minerals are truly organic: they come directly from plants. They don't come from an "ancient sea bed" or from rocks or shells or ores or salts, they come from plants that grew in virgin, mineral rich soils many, many years ago. The area where this ancient plant matter is mined is geologically unique and located in southeastern Utah.
Can you show me a laboratory assay showing the precise mineral content of your product? Most companies will laugh at the request. Such an analysis is extremely expensive to conduct. Click here for Majestic Earth lab analyzes.
How do you extract the precious minerals from the plants? The plant matter is placed in huge vats of purified water and the minerals are allowed to leach out gently and naturally over, typically three to four weeks. No chemicals are added and no heat is applied. Just like sun tea.
How can I be assured of quality and purity? There are no contaminates in our product. It is filtered and re-filtered through one of the most sophisticated (and patented) filtering systems in the industry.
Contact us to get a CD entitled "Quality, Quality, Quality" by R. Renton. Which explain the checks and balances that are in place for the Quality of Youngevity's Majestic Earth Minerals.
Why aren't the concentrations of minerals in the Majestic Earth Mineral products listed on the bottle?
Answer: Majestic Earth Minerals is a natural product. The concentration of its individual components varies according to which batch of plant matter the minerals are extracted from. From time to time analysis of the product is performed at an independent laboratory. Results are published and made available to the public. Click here: Laboratory Analysis.
Why aren't Dr. Wallach's products sold at my local health food or drug store?
Answer: Dr. Wallach choose network marketing or word of mouth to help get his message out. Health food or drug store owners need to have a markup on the products and because Dr. Wallach allows everyone to purchase his products at a wholesale cost. It does't make sense for health food and drug stores to stock his product for they can't make a profit. Some do stock the product just as a sort of public service.
Anyone can become either a wholesale buyer of our supplements, called a "Preferred Customer" (PC), or an Associate by simply registering with his company. Orders can be placed online, over the phone, or by mail.
Can colloidal minerals cure and/or prevent illnesses?
Answer:When dealing with nutritional supplements the "CURE" word is not allowed. However, for you to feel better Dr. Wallach recommends you avoid the land mines (sugar, alcohol, smoking, etc.) and give the body the tools it needs to do the job it is designed to do. If taken properly, Colloidal mineral supplements
help the body fight illnesses by maintaining the needed levels of trace
minerals. By taking on a daily basis, colloidal mineral supplements help
prevent trace mineral deficiencies related to numerous diseases.
These supplements are not drugs. They are not medicine. They are just good nutrition. Give you body what it needs and it can do amazing things.
Is the food we eat really mineral deficient for our bodies?
Answer: Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes claimed, "You
can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral
deficiency." Dr. Wallach has been saying the same thing for over 15
years now. According to the United States Document # 264 and the 1993 Earth Summit ("ECO" conference in Rio)
Report document the declining mineral value in our farm and range soils.
The foods we eat are mineral deficient, and so are we.
"The importance of minerals in food is so new that the text books
on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it
is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it
the more startling it becomes."
Additionally, the document states that 99% of the American people are
deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more
important minerals actually results in disease. As you can tell, metallic and chelated minerals aren't as effective as
No, I am certain that I get all the nutrients I need from my diet?
Answer:Plants can make carbohydrates, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, fiber, fatty acids etc. yet they can not make minerals. Minerals exist in the soil and must come to us from the soil. A plant draws minerals up through its root system and delivers it to us in a colloidal, organically bound form. The way in which agriculture has practiced the past hundred years or so, the mineral content of our range and crop soils is at an all time low. Farmers can grow millions of bushels of corn by applying the fertilizer, NPK (nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus) to their fields. Only replacing the soil with 3 minerals, rather than the full sectrum needed. So, after five to seven years of harvesting crop after crop from the same field most of the minerals, are virtually 'strip mined' from the soil. Alarmingly low mineral content in soils worldwide was documented most recently at the 1993 "Eco" conference in Rio. The poverty of our soils translates into a lack of minerals in our diets and also may well diminish the plants own ability to manufacture other nutrients we need like vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids. Besides poor soils other factors contribute to malnourishment. More and more of our foods are now highly processed or manipulated to achieve a certain look or taste or convenience of preparation. Frozen orange juice, for example, has been shown by consumer magazines to be a pathetic substitute for fresh squeezed. Also, due to our fast paced lifestyle, we tend to neglect eating fresh fruits and vegetables, the very foods richest in precious vitamins and enzymes. Because it is next to impossible for us to get all 90 essential nutrients from our diet, it is imperative that we turn to other sources. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE SUPPLEMENT..
When is the best time to take the colloidal minerals?
Answer: Dr Wallach recommends you take your nutrition during or after meals, one to two times a day with
your favorite fruit or vegetable juice. Absorption is increased when the
stomach's digestive juices are active.
(Water works well if you have any allergic reaction or diabetic tendences towards juices.)
What is the suggested use of liquids for adults &
Answer: Dr Wallach recommends that for adults you take 1 ounce of Plant-Derived Minerals per 100 pounds of body weight. For children, 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds of weight.
If you are a 200 pound person - Dr. Wallach recommends that you combine one of the Ultimates, Tangy Tangerine, Toddy or Beyond Tangy Tangerine with 1 bottle of Plant-Derived Minerals. This will save you on cost when taken properly.
If you are a 100 pound person - your regiment might only need or call for 1 ounce of Ultimates, Tangy Tangerine or Beyond Tangy Tangerine.
How old and how healthy is Dr. Wallach?
Answer: Besides talking the talk, Dr. Wallach walks the walk. Dr. Wallach never lets a day go by without supplementing heavily with his very own liquid, organic supplements and he is incorruptible when it comes to following his own dietary advice. As a consequence he is a sterling example of how healthy a person in his or her 70's can be. Anyone who is around Dr. Wallach for any length of time will notice his indefatigable supply of energy, his passion and his mental clarity and perceptiveness. If the term "human dynamo" applies to anybody it applies to Dr. Wallach. He has more energy than three 18 year olds rolled into one. Dr. Wallach was born June 4, 1940. At the time of this writing (June 2010) he is 70 years old.
Can I talk to Dr. Wallach, directly?
Answer: Yes, Anyone can speak or listen to Dr. Wallach and ask him your health concerns through one of his daily radio shows, he takes questions, on air. Another option is to attend one of his free seminars and talk to him during the Questions and Answer session, which usually follows the seminar. Dr. Wallach's educational materials are available.
Does Dr Wallach have a office where I can go and have one-on-one consultation?
Answer: Years ago Dr. Wallach ran a lively Naturapathic practice in Portland, Oregon. As word spread concerning his talent and success, hundreds of people would show up at his door, more people than he could possibly treat. He realized the most effective way to reach the most people would be to make a tape explaining his core ideas about nutrition and health. The tape he made, entitled "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" is now world famous with well over 80 million copies in circulation.Dr. Wallach decided to close his practice, form a company to supply the public with reliable, high quality supplements, and hit the lecture circuit.
He now spends his time lecturing, holding seminars, writing more books, developing more educational materials and making appearances on TV and radio. He spends over 300 days out of every year taking his message to the public and in so doing has touched the lives of tens of millions.
Does Dr Wallach answer questions through email?
Answer: No, I sorry he doesn't. You can see from his schedule above that become difficult. However, you can email one of Dr Wallach close associates. Dr Edmond DeVory - EdV@longevinst.org.
How do I become a wholesale member?
Answer: It's easy! You have two ways to become a member. Preferred Customer or Assoicate. You are not requirred to sell the product or stock any in your
home, buy you are eligible to purchase all products at wholesale.
1. Preferred Customer - Cost is FREE, to receive a welcome kit from the company you must provide an email address. When you become a member of GotMinerals.com you will also recieve a welcome package. For being a Preferred Customer.
2. Associate - Cost is $10.00, which also gets you a welcome pack and allows you to order the products at wholesale prices. But, in addition you will have the right to sponsor poeple into your organization if you choose to build a business. This is how some people justify some of the cost involved with a full nutrition program - It allows you to start to get your products paid for.
Dr. Wallach talks about the body needing 90 essential nutrients.
Answer: Our bodies perform many tasks every hour, from pumping blood, to breathing, to building and repairing tissue, to maintaining the immune system. Each job involves the execution of a specific set of chemical events. Yet if we are to perform optimally, if every chemical reaction and transfer which needs to occur, is to occur, we must provide our body with the raw material required. One can't expect to bake a decent cake without eggs or flour or milk or sugar. (Especially - If you are missing just one of the ingredients)
Start out with the 90 essential nutrients that your body
needs: 8-12 Amino Acids, 3 Essential Fatty Acids, 16 Vitamins, 70 plus minerals
(7 major, 60+ trace minerals). By taking the 90 essential nutrients you
are giving your body a complete spectrum a nutrition. You can get all of
these from Youngevity, with the Majestic Earth products.
What products and/or package does Dr. Wallach suggest people start with?
Answer: Our most user-friendly combination of nutritional supplements that, together, provide a "baseline" of the 90 nutrients essential to human health. The YGY Healthy Start Pack consists of one bottle each of the Majestic Earth Beyond Tangy Tangerine, Majestic Earth OsteoFx Plus and Ultimate EFA. One Healthy Start Pack costs $112.00 and provides enough product for an adult of average weight to supplement for one month at a "maintenance" or minimal level.
For many, a maintenance intake serves as the perfect introduction to the power of superior supplementation. Those wishing to follow Dr. Wallach's advice to the letter, are encouraged to saturate their systems for the first 90 days before cutting back to a maintenance intake. We recommend that people double their orders for the first 90 days, then cut back to a maintenance dosage.
How should I take the products to make sure I get better results?
Answer: You can do 3 things to make certain that you are giving your self that best chance for success.
1. Are you eliminating the "negatives" in your life? Such negatives include sugar (which
Dr. Wallach explains it increases the loss of minerals by up to 500% over
the next 12 hours), caffeine (also leaches minerals, particularly calcium),
tobacco, and trans-fatty acids (including margarine, fried foods, vegetable
oil and salad dressings). These unnatural fats are thought to harm the cell membranes, leading to increased dry skin, and heart disease. A Harvard Medical School study on nurses found that the nurses that use margarine instead of butter have roughly 600% the rate of heart disease. In addition, drinking just one soda strips the body of the equivalent of 1 to 2 ounces of trace minerals. Also be careful of taking the products with fiber, fiber can absorb the minerals, so use at a different time.
2. Are you taking the proper amount? Dr Wallach pledges results if you take the Pig Arthritis
Formula or the YGY Healthy Start Pack twice a day for 90 days. If you aren't you might try increasing your dosage to increase the results, particularly the Osteo FX Plus.
3.Are you absorbing the nutrients? (See Enzyemes) Take the products with food, preferably meals with some protein such as eggs, and even some good fats (such as avocados or EFA) for the fat soluble vitamins. If you're doing everything else right, but still want greater results, try taking 2-3 of the Enzymes before each meal.
Exception, Oxybody and/or OxyAloe whcih needs to be taken
on an empty stomach.
How long will it take to feel a difference?
Answer: This is a difficult question to answer since each person has
varying levels of trace mineral deficiencies. Nevertheless, it isn't unusual
for people to start feeling a difference in three to four weeks. They notice
an increased level of energy at first, and seem to sleep much better - even through out the night. As time goes on people start seeing more and more benefits.
In severe illnesses, this time frame can extend much longer.
Dr. Wallach recommends using colloidal minerals for at least 90 days before
making your determination. We also recommend people take before and after pictures of there face and back of hands. Making a list of ailments before you begin Dr. Wallach products, that way after 90 days, it might make it easier for you to recall what you have been struggling with..
Why does Dr. Wallach want me to take the products twice a day for the first 90 days?
Answer: Dr. Wallach say's if you take the product twice a day for 90 days and give up the food negatives. You will see noticable results. When people start a nutrition program like this it is important that you stop starving yourself of essential nutrients. By providing your body with even a modest amount of what it yearns for, deep inside, and you will be amazed at all the ways your own body will thank you for your newfound attention.
The most important thing is to be consistent. Supplement every day with high quality, pure, bio-available, liquid, organic essential nutrients. A maintenance intake is usually about one half a saturation intake (in cost and quantity). At maintenance, health dividends may not accrue as quickly or dramatically, but that does not mean they will never show up.
I can't afford take the product twice a day, what should I do? I don't want to quit.
Answer: Stick to your monthly budget. Start with the 90 Essential Nutrients. Remember, nutrition is for your long-term health.
Just taking the products on a consistent basis. You might want to look into the Youngevity Autoship program. Dr Wallach will pay for your shipping charges each and every month. This would be a standing order that you can change online with your own Youngevity account. Roughly - saving 10% on costs.
You do have an opportunity to earn your products for free, by participanting in Youngevity's referral program as an Associate. Simply share Dr Wallach's CD/message with others, and recieve bonuses from referring (sponsoring) new associates to Youngevity.
What is the difference between Majestice Earth Classic, Tangy Tangerine, Tropical Plus and Beyond Tangy Tangerine?
Answer: They all have Plant-Derived Minerals in them, however at different amounts.
The Original - Majestic Earth Ultimate Classic is 50% by volume Plant-Derived Minerals. The remaining 50% consists of a package of liquid chelated vitamins and a package of liquid amino acids as well as grape seed extract, bioflavonoids, coenzyme q10, and superoxide dismutase. Out of the 90 nutrients essential to human health, 87 are contained in the ultimate. The three missing nutrients are the fatty acids. The major difference is the calicum amount of 600 mg.
Majestic Earth Tangy Tangerine is 50% by volume Plant-Derived Minerals. The remaining 50% consists of a package of liquid chelated vitamins and a package of liquid amino acids as well as grape seed extract, bioflavonoids, coenzyme q10, and superoxide dismutase. Out of the 90 nutrients essential to human health, 87 are contained in the ultimate. The three missing nutrients are the fatty acids. Calicum amount of 50 mg.
Majestic Earth Tropical Plus contain 50% by volume Majestic Earth Minerals. The remaining 50% consists of a package of liquid chelated vitamins, liquid chelated major minerals and liquid amino acids. The drink supplies all the vitamins, minerals and amino acids essential to human health in a highly absorbable form and with its exotic natural tropical flavor tastes great! Since it is gentle on the G.I. tract it is perfect for the elderly and children. Calicum amount is 300 mg.
NEW - Majestic Earth Beyond Tangy Tangerine. (Nutra-Crystals) It contains 115 fruits and vegetables, along with your vitamins, amino acids, minerals and more. This is in a great tasting, easy to mix canister. Since it is gentle on the G.I. tract it is perfect for the elderly and children
Can I just take the Ultimate Classic and be done with it?
Answer: Yes, you could - but why?. Wallach estimates that for every nutrient we go without for a sustained period of time we subject ourselves, on average, to ten different degenerative diseases. This is why it is so important to take in all 90 essential nutrients on a daily basis. While you would be supplying the body with 87 out of the 90 nutrients proven to be essential to human health. But, you would be missing your EFA's - Essential Fatty Acids.
A person weighing 150 pounds would have to use three full ounces of Majestic Earth Ultimate Classic each day to get enough minerals (1.5 Ounces). To do this, though, would mean overloading the body with vitamins and amino acids. Plus, the cost would be unnecessarily high. A much more sensible plan for a person weighing 150 pounds would be to take in one ounce of Majestic Earth Minerals and one ounce of majestic earth ultimate once per day. This would supply the required 1.5 Ounces of minerals as well as just the right proportion of vitamins and amino acids. Also, it would not cost as much. You can replace the Classic with the New Beyond Tangy Tangerine and get 115 of your fruits and vegetables also.
The Ultimates have 87 nutrients where can I get the other 3 to complete the 90 nutients?
Answer: The three essential nutrients missing from the Pig Pack or YGY Healthy Start Pack, are the essential fatty acids. These play an important role (see flax oil) and should be part of one's daily diet. Essential fatty acids are present in certain legumes, nuts and especially in fish. If you prefer to get your efa's from supplements consider Youngevity's EFA plus. Flax oil is a wonderful source of efa's and can be bought in capsule form in most health food stores.
Are there any dangers of combining your
products with prescription medications?
Answer: Majestic Earth products are all natural and not manufactured
chemicals. They contain no medicinal properties or drugs. It is recommended
that you consult with your physician before starting any nutritional program.
Are the products hypoallergenic?
Answer: Yes, our products are hypoallergenic and contain no wheat, corn,
or artificial ingredients. Only the Nature's Whey protein and protein bars
contain soy. If you have a history of being especially sensitive to changes
in your diet, you may want to begin slowly with as little as 1/2 teaspoon
and over time build up to the recommended levels.
Can I overdose?
Answer: While it's possible to "overdose" on even water, realistically
the answer is no. The products are formulated to contain not only the nutrients
that help get better results, but also the balancing nutrients that prevent
you from throwing your body out of balance by taking a lot of one single
nutrient. The only real side effect would be diarrhea, if that is the case
consider cutting back and take smaller dosages giving your body time to
adjust. Be sure to drink lots of water to help reduce the possibility of
"Toxic Flush" symptoms such as headaches.
What are the side effects?
Answer: Because our products are made from natural ingredients,
prople generally don't have to worry about side effects and most people
get "side benefits". If you're on blood thinners, you may need
to check labels for Vitamin K. Also, if you are taking a prescription drug,
be aware that as your body heals itself the amount of the prescription may
need to be adjusted, though as a general rule Dr. Wallach recommends that
you take the products for 30 days and work with your doctor on a "weaning
schedule" as your body repairs itself. Diabetics should watch their
blood sugar to adjust the insulin they need to take.
What is the typical shelf life of your products?
Answer: The minerals are elemental and so don't degrade. We stamp a date on the bottle but, in reality, they do not diminish in potency over time. Vitamins will degrade over time, especially if they are exposed to heat and air. That is why we recommend refrigerating all of our liquid supplements, especially those containing vitamins, after opening (Majestic Earth Ultimates, Calicums, Tropical, etc.). If they are not opened, the average shelf life is about 24 months.
What is arthritis?
Answer: Inflammation of the joints. The most common form of arthritis
is osteoarthritis, which is known as degenerative joint disease because
it is characterized by joint degeneration and loss of cartilage the
shock-absorbing gel-like material between joints.
The weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, and spine,
as well as the hands, are the joints most often affected with the degenerative
change of osteoarthritis. These joints are under greater stress because
of weight and use.
What does the Pig Arthritis Formula
Answer: The Pig Arthritis Formula consists of: 1 ounce per 100 pounds
of the Majestic Earth Classic or Tangy Tangerine, 1 ounce of
Majestice Earth Minerals mixed in at least 5½ ounce of calcium enriched
orange juice. 2 EFA's and 4 capsules of GlucoGel
completes the formula.
The name reflects Dr. Wallach's involvement with veterinary medicine
and where he originally "discovered" his formula.
Dr. Wallach & Youngevity has made this into a package. We call this the "Pig Arthritis
Pack". This pack includes 2 bottles of the Majestic Earth Plant-Derived
Minerals, 2 bottles of the Majestice Earth Tangy Tangerines, 1 bottle of the E.F.A.
(Essential fatty acids), and 1 bottle of GlucoGel.
The Big Pig Pack or Pig Pack Plus - you would add a bottle of Osteo Fx.
Why is it called the "Pig
Answer: This is kind of a funny name. Is it made of pigs? No. Being
a veterinarian, Dr. Wallach realized that the arthritis formula they used
to treat arthritis in pigs could be modified to help arthritis in people.
The Pig Arthritis Formula was then modified to human needs and the results
have been truly phenomenal!
What if I, or someone I know,
Answer: Again, start with the 90 essential nutrients and combine
one more product called GlucoGel. GlucoGel has Chondroitin, Glucosomine
Sulfate, and Gelatin in the product. Gelatin helps in the rebuilding of
the joints. Chondroitin/Glucosomine Sulfate is more for the lubrication
in the joints for nagging injuries.
We also have the liquid Gluco-Gel. You can use both of these if you choose.
What is the effective dosage
of glucosamine sulfate?
Answer: Dr Wallach suggests that you use 500 mg. of stabilized glucosamine sulfate three
times a day. It is important the glucosamine sulfate you choose be stabilized
and clinically proven. Individuals over 200 pounds may need higher dosages
based on body weight (e.g., 20 mg. per kilogram body weight daily).
With the glucosamine sulfate supplementaion, most people will experience significant improvement within two to eight weeks. Dr Wallach will always suggest you follow his nutrition regiment along with taking the "Pig Pak Plus" twice a day for 90 days. With the glucosamine sulfate you can take that 3 times a day.
I am a diabetic. Can I take
Answer: Yes, 98% of glucosamine is absorbed intact and has absolutely
no effect on blood sugar levels.
What are enzymes?
Answer: Enzymes are the basis of all-metabolic activity and help
in the digestion of foods.
Is it necessary to supplement our diets with enzymes?
Answer: Studies conducted by John Hopkins University discovered that:
The number of enzymes we can produce in a lifetime is distinctly limited.
The amount of work each enzyme can do is also limited. When it is exhausted,
it must be replaced by another new enzyme.
Life span can be largely defined as the period during which the body can
generate enough enzyme activity to operate.
Securing outside enzyme supplements can help our limited supplies last
longer, thus helping protect our health and encourage longevity. Studies
have shown that diets deficient in enzymes cause a 30% reduction in animal
life spans. Low enzyme levels are associated with old age and chronic
disease. The need for enzyme supplementation is very apparent.