Frequently Asked Questions
can children take prodovite?
Yes, but first check with your Pediatrician to adjust the amount based on body weight. See Child Testimonials
I eat a healthy diet. Do I need to take Prodovite?
The simple answer is a resounding ‘YES’. But, without getting into a debate over what a “healthy diet” is or could be in our ‘agribusiness’ dependent culture, the answer is supported in the scientific literature. Scientific research on this issue resulted in the publication of two papers in JAMA back in 2002, both of which suggested that all Americans take a multiple vitamin (Fletcher RH, Fairfield KM. Vitamins for Chronic Disease Prevention in Adults: Clinical Applications. JAMA. 287 (23) 3127-3129 (2002) [second paper was in the same issue of JAMA]. Therefore, ALL Americans SHOULD BE TAKING at least a multiple vitamin…and that multi should be Prodovite!
There are many potent multiple vitamin and mineral supplements on the market. What makes Prodovite better than some really great-looking multis?
Prodovite eliminates the need for ‘megadose supplements’. Prodovite provides more complete absorption of its ingredient payload at a much faster rate AND for a longer period of time than conventional supplements. Moreover, Prodovite contains some very special ingredients unavailable in any other multi technology. (Also see the answer on the Difference between Prodovite and Whole Food Supplements and the answer on vitamins and minerals being chemical isolates.)
What is the difference between the Prodovite and whole food supplements?
This is a well-intentioned question, but is not really feasible to assess. There are too many multiple nutrient products on the market to undertake a comparative analysis. Any comparison would be an ‘apples to oranges’ comparison since the Prodovite technology represents a breakthrough in nutritional supplementation…no other technology compares. The comparison is not just about the nutrient content. It is about how the ingredients are prepared, processed, encapsulated in phospholipids, and delivered to the body that is strikingly different. Moreover, we engage in scientific research to validate the beneficial effects of our supplements. Most other companies don’t. The best of them rely on the information supplied by the ingredient suppliers IF they use any evidence-based ingredients to begin with. Most of the others use ‘borrowed’ science…which in most cases is actually ‘stolen’. That is, they use the scientific evidence from research on another company’s premium quality version to support sales of their cheaper copy-cat version. Or, they don’t say anything and hope the consumer stays ignorant and just buys the cheapest product because “it doesn’t really matter since they’re all the same anyway”...NOT! While we use scientifically validated, evidence-based and branded ingredients, SMB commissions research on OUR finished products to validate their beneficial effects. There is no need for speculation or theoretical conjecture. Other companies need to do the same type of scientific validation if they want to have this information.
Vitamins and minerals in most supplements are chemical isolates created in a lab, and are fundamentally and bio-chemically not nearly as beneficial to the human body as total whole food supplements. Please comment.
Based solely on the quality and diversity of ingredients, whole food supplements can be very beneficial as they are definitely superior to most conventional non-whole food supplements, that is, just USP vitamin and mineral products. Importantly, Prodovite is a multivitamin, mineral, and botanical formulation, containing very beneficial botanical extracts (i.e. herbs and phytonutrients). If the nutritional ingredients in Prodovite were in the same form as those nutrients in all of the other standard non-whole food-based multis, then it would NEVER be able to dramatically change the properties of the blood in only a few minutes, which it does. Moreover, and most importantly, you would NOT want to deliver whole food ingredients so rapidly into the blood. That could have disastrous results, ‘freaking out the immune system’ from the presence of undigested whole food components in the blood. Keep in mind, the number one cause of emergency room visits in this country is digestive problems. So, relying on food and whole supplements that require digestive processing (disintegration & dissolution) is not the best way to guarantee that the supplement ingredients get into the tissues where they are desperately needed…no matter how great the ingredients are or what the source is. The Intellisome encapsulated ingredients in Prodovite promote rapid absorption and utilization. In addition, minerals are not made in a laboratory. They are sourced from the earth or sea. They are then put into a simulated digestive environment with proteins, amino acids, or other organic acids and allowed to react with and bind to the organic acids, forming a ‘chelated mineral’, bonding in a similar fashion as exists in food. Prodovite essentially achieves the end result of absorption and bioavailability intended by the digestive process in only a few minutes. With the epidemic of digestive maladies, delivering the nutritional payload directly to the blood in a ‘body friendly’ form in such a short time is an extraordinary achievement.
Is our liquid vitamin whole food based, and is it equivalent to the dehydrated juice-based products?
See the answer on the Difference between Prodovite and Whole Food Supplements.
Why is cyanocobalamin used as the source of vitamin B12 in Prodovite instead of the active methylcobalamin form?
We appreciate and agree with the desire to have only the best ingredients in the product. The ‘best’ ingredients also must be the ‘most appropriate’ ingredients. Cyanocobalamin is an especially common vitamer of the vitamin B12 family. It is the most famous vitamer of the family, because it is, in chemical terms, the most air and water stable. So, the primary reason for using Cyanocobalamin is that Prodovite is a liquid and methylcobalamin is a much less stable form of B12 than the ‘cyano’ form. In addition, vitamin B12 is very fragile, requiring cofactors for digestion and absorption (i.e. ‘Intrinsic Factor’) significantly reducing its absorption potential. The Low Shear TBJet Compression of ALL the ingredients, followed by the Intellisome process of the now-reduced and uniformly sized ingredient particles, eliminates the need of an extended digestive process. As such, B12 absorption is much higher when it is encapsulated within the Intellisome sphere.
Why is alcohol listed as an ingredient in Prodovite?
A small amount of USP alcohol is used in the Intellisome production process. The amount of alcohol remaining in the product is extremely small. Most botanical extracts use alcohol both in the extraction process AND as a carrier to optimize absorption of the botanical, since alcohol absorbs rapidly. The amount of alcohol in Prodovite is nowhere near enough to pose a problem for anyone with an issue with alcohol, especially if it is diluted in water. In addition, this very small amount of alcohol serves as a mild preservative.
Why is ascorbic acid used for the vitamin C and not a whole food C complex?
Once vitamin C is IN the blood, it is no longer a complex food source but has been reduced to its simple chemical form via digestion. Using ascorbic acid is an appropriate form to deliver vitamin C quickly into the blood stream with the SK713 SLP Intellisome delivery technology. (See also the answer on the Difference between Prodovite and Whole Food Supplements.)
I take a bisphosphonate drug to build my bone density. Can I take Prodovite as well?
In the body, cells are created, have a functional life, and then they die; they actually turn themselves off in a sort of cell-suicide process (called "apoptosis" which leads to necrosis [cell death]). Normally, the body disposes of those dead cells. In the case of bone, bisphosphonate drugs prevent the disposal of those dead bone cells, making the bones denser (with dead bone cells) because they build up. While the bone does get 'thicker' and denser, numerous consequences have been reported with this forced retention of dead bone cells. A number of the other functions of the bones (like making red and white blood cells) can also be impaired, leading to unhealthy outcomes. Importantly, instructions for taking these bisphosphonate drugs include recommendations to supplement with Calcium and vitamin D. These instructions validate the need to continue to invest in building healthy bones and tissues whether you are taking these drugs or not! So, YES, continue to take Prodovite for your health.
Lots of competitors quote the Physicians Desk Reference saying that liquid vitamins are absorbed at a 98% rate verses only about 10-20% of vitamins that are capsules or tablet form. And yet there are articles alleging that that statement is misleading. What is the correct answer?
A liquid delivery alone is not adequate to produce such a high rate of absorption. If you can’t disintegrate a tablet within 30 minutes, chances are very high that you won’t be able to properly digest the ingredients in a liquid either. In addition, the contents of the liquid are crucial determinants of how well they will be ‘digested.’ Prodovite is NOT ‘just’ a liquid supplement. It is unique and superior owing to its premium quality ingredients, proprietary production process, and the SK713 SLP Intellisome encapsulation technology.
Why is soy lecithin phospholipids in the Prodovite supplement?
The Prodosome compound is a proprietary blend of naturally occurring ingredients. One of the constituents is known as Phosphatidyl Choline. This compound is essential to the integrity of all cells! The Phosphatidyl Choline used in Prodosomes is derived from Soy Lecithin, a vegetarian source. 100% of the make-up of the soy derived material used in Prodosomes is comprised of Phosphatides. Of that, approximately 90% is Phosphatidyl Choline. The balance is a mixture of Phosphatidyl Serine, Phosphatidylethanolomine, and Phosphatidic Acid. All of the Phosphatides are necessary and beneficial for health. The common components of soy of which some people may be sensitive to, or want to avoid, are the proteins and isoflavones. The material used in the production of Prodosomes contains no protein, isoflavones, or any other substance from soy. Therefore there is no level of any substance within the finished Prodosomes which people typically avoid.
What are the specks I see sometimes on the inside of the neck of the Prodovite bottle or the specks that appear floating on the top of the bottle?
The residue on the inside of the bottle neck is spatter from the rapid elimination of oxygen following the introduction of a drop of liquid nitrogen. It is the residue from a sort of 'mini-explosion' of oxygen purging from the liquid nitrogen drop, that expands 11,000 times its volume in a millisecond after going into the Prodovite. It is not mold or other nasty substance. It is just Prodovite 'solids residue' following the purging of oxygen and dehydration. It is perfectly safe. Prodovite is not heat treated at any stage of its production. This technology is the best way to prevent oxidation prior to opening. This is also why the Prodovite must be refrigerated after opening.
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