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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

Where are ANHP products manufactured?
All ANHP products are manufactured in Canada. They are manufactured in a Health Protection Branch of Health Canada inspected and licensed facility, governed by strict GMP standards.

Are ANHP products approved by Health Protection Branch of Health Canada for sale?
All ANHP products are approved by Health Canada to be sold on the Canadian market and internationally.

Do the ANHP products have NPNs (natural product numbers)? 
Yes, all ANHP products have NPNs. The NPN number offers the consumer the assurance and validity that Health Protection Branch of Health Canada has approved that particular product to be sold in Canada.

What does NPN mean for the consumer?
All natural health products must have a product licence before they can be sold in Canada. To get a licence, applicants must give detailed information about the product to Health Canada, including: medicinal ingredients, source, dose, potency, non-medicinal ingredients and recommended use(s).
Once Health Canada has assessed a product and decided it is safe, effective and of high quality, it issues a product licence along with an eight-digit NPN, which must appear on the label. This number lets you know that the product has been reviewed and approved by Health Protection Branch of Health Canada.

Does ANHP use a safety seal and cap?
Yes, ANHP uses both an inner seal to protect the freshness of the product and tampering with the product, it also uses a childproof cap to ensure that the products are securely fastened.

How does ANHP choose the formulation and ingredients?
The formulation of in every ANHP product is based on exhaustive research and consultation with health care professionals, nutritionists, dietitians and medical research. The ingredients are meticulously chosen based on source, quality, potency and efficacy.

 


 

ExpectPlus

When should I start taking ExpectPlus?
ExpectPlus should be taken from the moment the pregnancy has been confirmed or preferably at least 2 months before becoming pregnant. Medical studies suggest that mothers require a certain level of nutrients in their system to help with the development of the baby during pregnancy.

For how long should a mother take ExpectPlus?
ExpectPlus should be taken throughout the pregnancy to the point that the mother stops breast feeding the baby or weaning the baby off breast milk.

Why it is important to take ExpectPlus during and before becoming pregnant?
Most Healthcare Professionals are recommending that women of childbearing age to take a prenatal supplement every day to maintain good health for themselves and the unborn baby.

Is there a special formula recommended by Healthcare Professionals?
No, however there are elements like folic acid, iron and calcium that should be included in the formula.

Are there any restrictions in using the ExpectPlus?
ExpectPlus can be used freely by women about to become pregnant and women that are pregnant. ExpectPlus is available over the counter in selected health food stores and pharmacies.

When should ExpectPlus be taken?
ExpectPlus may be taken any time with a meal. It should be taken a few hours before or after taking other medications.
 
Is ExpectPlus safe if taken by children?
No, there is enough medication in ExpectPlus to harm a child.  All medications should be kept away from children.  As an additional precautionary measure ANHP is using child resistant safety caps to make it difficult for a child to reach inside. However, if a child does accidentally swallow ExpectPlus, you should immediately consult a doctor.
 

 


 

Omax1812

What is Omax18/12?
Omax18/12 is a source of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for the maintenance of good health. Omax18/12 is extracted from herring, sardine and mackerel.

Why is Omax18/12 extracted from fish?
Fish oil fatty acids have a higher potency and they are better for humans than plant based Omega Fatty Acids.

Why take Omax18/12?
Omax18/12 fatty acids are not produced by the human body; they need to be consumed from supplements or certain foods.

What do the Omax18/12 essential fatty acids do?
These lipids are particularly beneficial for the healthy function of the heart, brain and nervous system. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an omega 3 fatty acid. EPA is essential for the regulation of brain functioning, such as cell signalling and neuronal blood flow. EPA also plays an important role in controlling the inflammatory and immune systems. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega 3 fatty acid known to be an essential lipid component in the eye, brain and nervous tissues. It is helps to improve cognitive function in the elderly, concentration in children and infant development amongst many other benefits.

Is there anything that I need to know before taking Omax18/12?
No, Omax18/12 should be taken as a supplement as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
 

 


 

Omax369


What is Omax369?
Omax369 is specially formulated Omega 369 essential fatty acids. Omax369 is carefully extracted from a special blend of fish and plants to ensure the best balance of quality and effectiveness. Fatty acids are important for all systems of the body to function normally, including your skin, respiratory system, circulatory system, brain and organs.

Why take Omax369?
Omax369 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats.  They are healthier than saturated fats and have many metabolic functions.

Why does the human body require Omax369?
The human body can not manufacture Omega 3 and Omega 6; they must be obtained from supplements or through some foods as part of a healthy diet.  Omega 9 fatty acids are not essential; the body can manufacture Omega 9 from Omega 3 and Omega 6.

What do the Omax369 essential fatty acids do?
Omax369 essential fatty acids are used by almost every system within the human body; they play a critical role in cellular function. Omax369 supports and nourishes the brain, nervous system, the heart, circulatory system, and the immune system. Omax369 is necessary for healthy skin, hair, and nails. Omax369 helps to convert cells into prostaglandins, which play a role in energy production, circulation, and metabolism.

Is there anything that I need to know before taking Omax369?
Yes, please contact your healthcare professional before taking Omax369, if you are taking blood thinners, other than this Omax369 should be taken as a supplement as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.



CalciuMax


What is CalciuMax?
CalciuMax is a combination of Calcium Carbonate (500mg), Vitamin D3 (200 iu) and Magnesium Citrate (100 mg). 

Why take CalciuMax?
CalciuMax was specially formulated to aid in the development, maintenance of strong bones and teeth, and prevention of bone demineralization. CalciuMax helps to prevent calcium deficiency and osteoporosis, may prevent fractures later on in life.

Why does CalciuMax use Calcium Carbonate in the formula?
Calcium Carbonate is easier on the stomach than Calcium Citrate; it is to be used for people that suffer from indigestion.  Moreover, Calcium Carbonate contains about 40% of elemental calcium, while calcium citrate only contains about 21%.

Is there a relation between age, and Calcium of human body?
As the human body ages there is a natural depletion of calcium within the body, this is especially important for women. Further depletion occurs with sedentary lifestyle.
There is the need to take CalciuMax on a regular basis to replenish calcium within the body on an on going basis.

Why is CalciuMax made from Calcium, Vitamin D and Magnesium?
CalciuMax is made from these important ingredients because in order for absorption of calcium into the body is the presence of vitamin D and magnesium. Calcium, magnesium and vitamin D are essential for every human being.

Magnesium why is it important?
Magnesium is found throughout the human body, however, about 65% is found in bones and teeth the rest is distributed in blood, body fluids, organs and other tissues.





CoQPPlus


What is CoQPlus made from?
CoQPlus is made from non-genetically modified pure algae, extracted through natural fermentation.

Why is CoQPlus produced through fermentation?
CoQPlus is fermented from yeast because it is identical to our body’s own CoQ10 and it is better assimilated into our system. This process makes CoQPlus far superior to synthetically produced CoQ10.

Why should I take CoQPlus?
CoQPlus is essential for well being of the heart and helps improve the heart’s ability to cope with oxidative stress, CoQ 10 is found in the largest amounts in the heart. As a person ages the amount of CoQ 10 diminishes in the body. CoQ10 is essential for the production of energy in the mitochondria, the power plant of every cell in the human body.

Is there anything that I need to know before taking CoQPlus?
Yes, please make sure that you contact your healthcare professional before taking CoQPlus if you are taking blood thinners, blood pressure medication, are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Is CoQ10 found in food?
Yes, CoQ 10 is found in some foods including beef, peanuts, and sardines but taking CoQPlus daily is a prudent precautionary measure, particularly for those with a family history of conditions including heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.



Flummune


What is Flummune made from?
Flummune is made from the purest form Echinacea Purpurea, 500 mg. 

Why do we use Echinacea Purpurea in Flummune?
At ANHP after exhaustive research of the three different types of Echinacea, Echinacea Purpurea proved to be the most effective in fighting colds and flu while boosting the immune system.

Why should I take Flummune?
Flummune has been used successfully to protect against colds and flue. Flummune is believed to stimulate the immune system to help fight infections.

Does Flummune boost the immune system?
Yes, Flummune is seen as a strong immune booster that supports the immune system.

Why are there different points of view in regards to the benefits of Echinacea?
Echinacea has received bad reviews in some of the studies in regards to its effectiveness. However, time after time study after study Echinacea has proved to be very effective. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics in 2004, which clinically proved that echinacea significantly, reduced the severity and duration of the common cold.

Is there anything that I need to know before taking Flummune?
Yes, for certain conditions such as progressive systemic disease, tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenosis or multiple sclerosis; if you are taking immunosuppressants; if symptoms persist or worsen please make sure that you contact your healthcare professional before taking Flummune. Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family. Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.



Orthin500


What is Orthin?
Orthin is a specially formulated supplement of Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondroitin Sulfate and MSM. 

Why take Orthin?
Orthin helps to maintain and support the body’s ability to repair cartilage and other connective tissues and improves flexibility

Can Orthin help with connective tissues?
Yes, Orthin helps to maintain joint and connective tissue health by potentially improving the consistency of the synovial or lubricating fluid in joints. Inside each joint is a tough, slippery tissue, called cartilage, which covers the ends of bones. Healthy cartilage allows the bones to glide smoothly over one another when we move. It also acts as a shock absorber to protect the joints from the stresses and strains of daily activities.

Is there anything that I need to know before taking Orthin?
Yes, please consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen. Some people may experience mild gastrointestinal bloating, constipation or indigestion.