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Frequently Asked Questions

A printable version of the FAQ is available here.

FAQs for individual products are available here.

Genesis PURE™ products contain a variety of ingredients from all over the world. Lindsey Duncan and the Genesis PURE Team are passionate about offering the purest ingredients possible, while maintaining reasonable product pricing.  We use ingredients that have been peer reviewed and tested to ensure quality and effectiveness and are from manufacturers who are GMP and NSF certified. 

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about some of the ingredients in Genesis PURE™ products.

 

Caffeine

QUESTION: Which products contain caffeine?

ANSWER: While the caffeine used in Genesis PURE products is natural, it still provides a stimulant effect and may not be appropriate for all individuals.  The following is a list of products which contain caffeine as well as the manufacturer reported caffeine content. 

PURE Café
GPS E2
ENERGY
PURE Vegan Shake
HealthTrim® Complete Shake    
HealthTrim® Control
HealthTrim® Metabolic Boost
HealthTrim® Ionic Blend
HealthTrim® Appetite Chews
Green Coffee Bean
Liquid Cleanse
Daily Build 
105 mg
110 mg
120 mg
<40 mg
35 mg
91 mg
100 mg
Minute amount
<10 mg
<16 mg
Minute Amount
Minute Amount 

 

Caramel Color

QUESTION:  What is the source of caramel color?

ANSWER:  Genesis PURE™ utilizes caramel color in GPS Pro-Arginine.  Caramel color is created through a carefully controlled process of heating carbohydrates.  The same chemical reaction that causes the pleasant aroma and browning of bread creates the caramel color used in Genesis PURE products.[1]  Recently, concern has been raised about the amount of 2- and 4-methylimidazole (2-MEI and 4-MEI) created during this process.  The caramel color used in GPS Pro-Arginine has been tested and contains no 2-MEI and a small amount of 4-MEI.  The amount of 4-MEI per serving of GPS Pro-Arginine is significantly below the “No Significant Risks Level” established by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. 

 

Cascara Sagrada

QUESTION:  Is Cascara sagrada habit-forming?

ANSWER:  The dried and aged bark of cascara sagrada has been used for centuries to support healthy bowel activity.  When used properly, it may help achieve regularity.  Traditionally, cascara has only been used for short periods of time.[2]  Whether or not cascara is habit-forming has no substantial support from studies.  Due to the limited evidence in the scientific literature, our product use recommendations reflect the traditional use of cascara sagrada and we recommend that it only be used for short periods.

We suggest using Liquid Cleanse or Capsule Cleanse for no more than 7-10 days consecutively unless under the direction of your doctor.  Following use, wait 30-90 days before using the product again.  Each person is different and may respond to the Cleanse differently.  Therefore, be sure to monitor how you feel and work with your doctor to adjust these recommendations as needed.  Excessive use of cascara sagrada, as with abuse of any laxative, may lead to dehydration and low levels of electrolytes, which can adversely affect the heart and muscles.

 

Citric Acid

QUESTION:  What is Citric Acid?

ANSWER:  Citric acid is organically found in many fruits and is naturally created in the human body. As an ingredient, however, it is created by feeding a common fungus simple carbohydrates. The byproduct made is citric acid. It is used to maintain proper pH, as regulated by the FDA, and improve product flavor. Citric acid is generally produced by introducing simple carbohydrates from sugar beets, for example, to a common fungus. Citric acid is not an organism and, therefore, cannot be genetically modified (GMO).

 

Corn

QUESTION:  Do Genesis PURE™ products contain corn or corn derivatives?

ANSWER:  While Genesis PURE™ products do not directly contain corn, some of the commodity ingredients used, such as glucose polymers, could be made of corn, rice or another carbohydrate source.  Individuals who may experience life-threatening anaphylaxis if exposed to corn should avoid using Genesis PURE products.  Furthermore, the original source of ingredients could be different from batch to batch; so safely consuming the products once does not guarantee there will be no future allergic reactions.  Individuals with only mild allergies to corn may choose to use the products if they feel the benefits outweigh the consequences of potentially being exposed to a very minute amount of corn in the products. 

 

Dairy

QUESTION:  Do Genesis PURE™ products contain dairy, specifically Coral Calcium?

ANSWER:  Coral Calcium does not contain diary.  The only products Genesis PURE™ has that contain dairy are those containing whey protein, which are HealthTrim® Complete Shake, GPS Recovery, GPS Pro-Arginine, PURE Café, and Pro Mila Bites.  Care should be taken if you suffer from a severe allergy that may cause a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.  There is a possibility that other Genesis PURE products may be cross contaminated with trace amounts of dairy. 

 

Fructose, Sucrose and Glucose Polymers

QUESTION:  Why do Genesis PURE™ products contain fructose, sucrose or glucose polymers?

ANSWER:  Where possible, Genesis PURE™ formulates its products to contain natural, low-calorie sweeteners like stevia, or no sweeteners at all.  Fructose, sucrose, or glucose polymers are used to enhance sport performance, to improve the texture of the products, or to improve the palatability of a product.

Fructose is the primary sugar in fruit.  It has a low glycemic index, yet is sweeter than other simple sugars.[7]  Fructose is used in a limited number of Genesis PURE products to provide a sweet flavor.  It is found in larger amounts in the GPS products to enhance athletic performance.  Studies have shown that intake of carbohydrate (sugars) during physical activity improves endurance.[8]  While glucose is the primary sugar used by cells during physical activity, studies have shown that using products containing both glucose and fructose improves performance and reduces stomach complaints more than using products that contain glucose alone.[9][10]  Furthermore, fructose, as part of a post-exercise drink, has been shown to increase the rate at which the body restores its carbohydrate stores (glycogen), potentially leading to faster recovery from exercise.[11]

Sucrose is an easily-digestible sugar composed of both a glucose and a fructose molecule.  As described above, when glucose and fructose are consumed together, absorption rates improve and may lead to enhanced performance.  Sucrose (as pure cane sugar) is also used to improve the palatability of products like PURE Cafe.

Glucose polymers are another important source of carbohydrate in sport beverages.  Glucose polymers are large molecules composed of many smaller glucose molecules.  They provide more energy at a given osmolarity and are absorbed at a faster rate than glucose alone.[12]  Glucose polymers also improve the consistency of beverages made from powdered mixes.  Glucose polymers are responsible for the creamy texture in products like ENERGY, HealthTrim® Complete Shake, and PURE Café.    

 

Fruit Punch

QUESTION:  What is “Fruit Punch?”

ANSWER:  Fruit punch is the name of a flavor used in GPS Hydration.  It is a mixture of natural flavorings (fruit compounds) that provide the sensation of the flavor of fruit punch.  Please see the section on natural flavorings for more information about our natural flavors.

 

Gluten Free

QUESTION:  Which products are gluten free?

ANSWER:  Mila is labeled gluten free. It is produced from chia seeds, which do not contain gluten and is manufactured in a facility that does not manufacture any gluten-containing ingredients to minimize the risk of gluten contamination in the product. In order to keep product costs down, we have opted not to pursue an optional third party gluten free certification at this time.


No other Genesis PURE product is certified gluten free. While many products have no gluten-containing ingredients, they may be processed in facilities that also process gluten. Therefore, some cross contamination may occur. In the near future, other products will be labeled gluten free as we are able to ensure they are free from any gluten contamination. In the meantime, if you have celiac disease or a severe gluten intolerance, we recommend avoiding any Genesis PURE product that is not labeled gluten free.

Fruit and Fiber mix contains barley and is the only Genesis PURE product with a known gluten containing ingredient. ENERGY and Greens contain wheat grass and HealthTrim® Complete Shake contains barley grass, neither of which contain gluten, but have a high risk of gluten contamination. Other products may be processed on machinery that process gluten containing ingredients or subject to other sources of gluten contamination.

 

Iodine

QUESTION:  What Genesis PURE™ products contain iodine?

ANSWER:  Daily Build, HealthTrim® Complete Shake, and GPS Recovery all contain potassium iodide.  Metabolic Boost, ENERGY, and Greens all contain sea vegetables or sea vegetable extracts, which are significant sources of iodine.  If you have an allergy to iodine, check with your doctor to see if these sources may trigger an allergic reaction.

 

Magnesium Stearate

QUESTION:  Do Genesis PURE™ products contain magnesium stearate?

ANSWER:   While Genesis PURE™ products were originally formulated to contain magnesium stearate, the most current formulation no longer contains magnesium stearate.  Originally magnesium stearate was included in some capsules as a flow or anti-adhering agent.  It kept the active ingredients in supplements from sticking to the machinery as they are packed into capsules.  Magnesium stearate has since been replaced by rice flour or other natural ingredients that serve the same purpose.

 

 

Monoglycerides & Diglycerides

QUESTION:  What are monoglycerides & diglycerides?

ANSWER:  Monoglycerides and diglycerides are fats. They are made from oil and act as emulsifiers to provide a consistent texture and prevent separation of water and oil.  They also serve as stabilizers, which give foods body and improve consistency.  They are listed as safe by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.[13]

 

Mushrooms

QUESTION: Which products contain mushrooms?

ANSWER: The following products contain mushrooms:

  • ENERGY
  • GoYin
  • GPS Moomiyo Edge
  • Greens
Care should be taken if you suffer from a severe allergy that may cause a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.  There is a possibility that other Genesis PURE products may be cross contaminated with trace amounts of mushroom. 

 

 

Natural Flavor or Sweetener

QUESTION:  What is in the natural flavors or natural sweeteners?

ANSWER:  Genesis PURE™ products have some very unique and proprietary formulas, some of which we would prefer not to divulge the exact source for competitive reasons.  The natural flavors used in Genesis PURE™ products are all isolated plant compounds that have not been chemically altered. For example, we may use stevia as a natural sweetener since it is a natural extract of the stevia leaf. However, we would NOT use aspartame since it is chemically created. Please be assured that we do our very best to provide the highest quality ingredients that will be the most beneficial for your body and absolutely do not use artificial sweeteners in any form.

If you suffer from a life threatening anaphylactic allergy to any natural food or food component, we recommend you avoid Genesis PURE products containing natural ingredients.

 

 

Nut Allergies

QUESTION:  What Genesis PURE™ products are safe for those with nut allergies?

ANSWER:  The following products contain tree nuts:

  • Liquid Cleanse - black walnut hull
  • Pro Mila Bites - almond butter
  • PURE Trail Mix - almonds and Brazil nuts

There is a possibility, however, that other Genesis PURE™ products may be cross-contaminated with trace amounts of nuts.  Care should be taken if you suffer from a severe allergy that may cause a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.  For specific information about soy containing ingredients see the soy section.

 

Potassium Sorbate

QUESTION: Why is potassium sorbate used in Genesis PURE™ products?

ANSWER: Potassium sorbate is a potassium salt of sorbic acid.  Sorbic acid is an antimicrobial compound produced naturally by many plants.  Although it exists naturally, the sorbic acid most commonly used in food production is chemically derived.[14]

Potassium sorbate is highly effective at slowing the growth of many microorganisms. The Center for Science in the Public Interest lists this substance as safe for human consumption, with no known side effects.[15] Potassium sorbate is listed as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA and is not associated with any known adverse health effects.[16]

NOTE:  Preservatives serve a valuable function in liquid supplements to prevent the growth of illness causing pathogens.  We are currently working diligently to find natural replacements for potassium sorbate that will be stable in our products.  For example, our most current Daily Build formula no longer contains potassium sorbate and uses a natural rosemary extract instead.  We appreciate your patience and loyalty while we find the best possible solution.

 

Seafood

QUESTION:  Do Genesis PURE™ products contain fish, shellfish, or other sea foods?

ANSWER:  Some Genesis PURE™ products contain sea vegetables, which may pose a problem for those allergic to fish or shellfish.  Products that contain sea vegetables are as follows:

  • Daily Build (as sea vegetable blend)
  • ENERGY
  • Greens
  • HealthTrim® Complete Shake
  • HealthTrim® Metabolic Boost

There is a possibility that other Genesis PURE products may be cross contaminated with trace amounts of seafood.  Care should be taken if you suffer from a severe allergy that may cause a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. 

 

 

Sodium Benzoate

QUESTION: Why is sodium benzoate used in Genesis PURE™ products?

ANSWER: Sodium benzoate is a sodium salt of benzoic acid.  Benzoic acid is an antimicrobial compound occurring naturally in many plants and animals.  Although it exists naturally, the benzoic acid most commonly used in food production is chemically derived.[17]

Sodium benzoate is highly effective at slowing the growth of many microorganisms and listed as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA.[18]  While it has been noted that sodium benzoate may react with vitamin C to form benzene in some beverages, the FDA notes that the amount of benzene produced by this reaction is very minute.[19]

NOTE:  Preservatives serve a valuable function in liquid supplements to prevent the growth of illness causing pathogens.  We are currently working diligently to find natural replacements for sodium benzoate that will be stable in our products.  For example, our most current Daily Build formula no longer contains sodium benzoate and uses a natural rosemary extract instead.  We appreciate your patience and loyalty while we find the best possible solution.

 

Soy

QUESTION:  Do Genesis PURE™ products contain soy?

ANSWER:  Yes, some Genesis PURE™ products contain soy.  Soy is a great source of protein, isoflavones, and many other nutrients and has been recognized for its nutritive value for centuries.[20]  While soy is generally regarded as healthy, it may not be appropriate for everyone.  The following is a list of products containing ingredients derived from soy:  

  • Soy protein isolate – a highly purified form of soy protein.  Many of the non-protein constituents of soy are removed in this process including a significant portion of the isoflavones.  Small amounts of isoflavones still remain, however.[21]  The following products contain soy protein isolate: HealthTrim® Complete Shake and GPS Recovery.
  • Soy lecithin – Lecithins are emulsifiers that prevent the separation of fat and water.  They are also important components of cell walls and rich sources of the vitamin choline.  While some soy protein is found in soy lecithin, it is not likely to cause an allergic reaction in soy sensitive individuals.[22]  The isoflavone content of soy lecithin is also very low.[23]  The following products contain soy lecithin: HealthTrim® Appetite Chews, PURE Café.
  • Soy fiber – Soy is a rich source of fiber.  Many of the health benefits associated with a high fiber diet have been seen when individuals consume soy protein fiber.[24]  The processing of soy fiber removes many of the other constituents of soy.  Accordingly, isoflavone content in soy fiber is very low.[25]  Fruit and Fiber is the only product that contains soy fiber.

 

Soy Protein Isolate

QUESTION:  What is soy protein isolate?

ANSWER:  See Soy.

 

Sulfur - Sulfa Allergy

QUESTION:  If I am allergic to sulfa in medication, can I still take Genesis PURE™ Organic Sulfur?

ANSWER:  An allergic reaction to sulfonamide antibiotics (often just referred to as sulfa or sulfur antibiotics), such as sulfamethoxazole, is one of the most commonly reported allergic responses to medications.  Though not as prevalent as reactions to antibiotics, other sulfonamide-containing medications may also trigger an allergic response.  Much research has been done to determine the exact mechanism of the allergic responses to sulfonamide medications and the general conclusion is that the sulfur portion is not the cause.[26]  Organic Sulfur lacks any functional groups or metabolites thought to be responsible for the allergic reactions produced by sulfonamide medications.  Furthermore Organic Sulfur has shown to be one of the least toxic substances in biology.[27]

If you have an allergy to a sulfonamide medication, consult with your doctor before taking Organic Sulfur. 

 

Vegetable Cellulose

QUESTION:  What is vegetable cellulose?

ANSWER:   Vegetable cellulose is a plant-based material used as an alternative to gelatin to create supplement capsules.  Gelatin has traditionally been used and is often derived from animal sources. 

 

Vegetable Stearate

QUESTION:  What is vegetable stearate?

ANSWER:  Vegetable stearate is the name often given to magnesium stearate if it is derived from plant sources.  Please see magnesium stearate for more information.

 

Xanthan Gum

QUESTION:  What is Xanthan Gum?

ANSWER:  Xanthan gum is a plant-based polysaccharide (carbohydrate) created by mixing simple carbohydrates with bacteria. It is used to help thicken, emulsify, and increase viscosity of liquids and batters. It also helps create a more creamy texture. Typically corn or sugar beets are used to create xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is not an organism and, therefore, cannot be genetically modified (GMO).

 

BPA

QUESTION:  Do the Genesis PURE™ bottles contain BPA?

ANSWER: All bottles, on-the-go packs, or other containers used to hold Genesis PURE™ products are BPA free.

 

Clinical Trials

QUESTION:  Are there any clinical trials on Genesis PURE™ products?

ANSWER:  One preliminary study has been conducted using GoYin:

We are still a young company and hope to conduct more trials in the future.  Clinical trials are costly and time-consuming, however.  Many studies have been conducted on the ingredients in Genesis PURE products and are available on the internet.

 

FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

QUESTION: Are Genesis PURE™ products FDA approved?

ANSWER: The FDA does not approve products or product claims. The FDA establishes stringent guidelines for the manufacture, distribution and sale of dietary supplements. These regulations help ensure the quality, purity and safety of supplements sold in the United States. Unfortunately, there are some companies, who do not follow these guidelines giving the entire industry a bad name. Genesis Pure adheres to these FDA established procedures to help ensure that our customers are receiving the very best products available.

 

GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)

QUESTION:  Do Genesis PURE™ products contain GMO ingredients?

ANSWER:  Genesis PURE™ does its best to use only organic, wild-crafted, or cultivated without chemical, non-GMO ingredients.  However, in a few cases, there are ingredients that may be derived from GMO sources.  These ingredients are few and only a very small part of the overall product. 

 

NSF Certification

QUESTION:  Are Genesis PURE™ products NSF Certified?

ANSWER:   Please see third party verification or NSF certified for sport.

 

NSF Certified for Sport

QUESTION:  Do GPS products free of any banned substances?

ANSWER:  NSF Certified for Sport is a certification to help athletes determine which products are free of any substances banned by the NCAA, IOC, or WADA.  At this time the GPS line is not certified.  While none of the products are formulated to contain any banned substances, we can’t guarantee that the products are not contaminated with trace amounts of banned substances.  Most organizations also place an upper limit on caffeine intake as well.  Potential abuse of any caffeine containing products could lead to failing a caffeine test.  Please see the caffeine section for a list of products containing caffeine.

Athletes should also be aware that HealthTrim® Metabolic Boost and HealthTrim Control contain synephrine, which is a banned substance.  Additionally, GPS Recovery contains creatine, which is not banned in the IOC or NCAA, but may be banned in other organizations.

 

Organic

QUESTION:  Are Genesis PURE™ products organic?

ANSWER:  At this time, only the essential oils are certified organic.  Many ingredients in the products are certified organic and labeled as such in the nutrition fact panel list of ingredients.  Other ingredients may also be grown, harvested, and processed in accordance with organic standards, but have not been certified organic and, therefore, are not labeled organic.  In the organic industry, there is a costly and time-consuming process that the supplier AND manufacturer must go through to become “certified” organic.  We are currently working to get more of our products certified as organic.  However, because of the cost associated and the breadth of ingredients our products contain, some products may never be able to be certified.  Please be assured that we use organic ingredients when possible, even if the finished product is not certified.

 

Third Party Verification

QUESTION:  Are Genesis PURE™ products third-party verified?

ANSWER:  Organizations such as the NSF, USP, or Consumer Labs offer third party verification services to ensure supplements contain what is stated on the label and are free from contaminants.  At this time, Genesis PURE™ products are not third-party certified.  Certification of a product is a rigorous and expensive process that we are investigating; but have not undertaken at this time.  All products, however, are manufactured in accordance with good manufacturing practices (GMPs).  We also perform our own testing of the products and work diligently to provide the highest quality products possible.

 

Opening Capsules

QUESTION:  Can I open product capsules and mix with food or a beverage for consumption?

ANSWER:  We have not tested any product to ensure its stability outside of the capsule and offer no guarantees of effectiveness if products are removed from the capsule.  Most likely there would not be a significant difference in the effectiveness of any product if the capsule was broken open, mixed with a food or drink, and then quickly consumed.  Avoid adding the products to foods or drinks and then cooking them, as the heat may destroy some ingredients in products.

 

Pasteurization

QUESTION:  Are Genesis PURE™ products pasteurized?

ANSWER:  Several reports of serious outbreaks of foodborne illness have been traced back to unpasteurized fruit or vegetable juices.  Drinking bottled juices that are not pasteurized poses serious health risks.[28]  To protect the health of our customers, Genesis PURE™ uses a process of pasteurization known as flash pasteurization.  Flash pasteurization kills disease-causing microorganisms as well or better than traditional pasteurization and results in fewer nutrient losses.[29]

 

Product Ingredient Sourcing

QUESTION:  Where do the raw ingredients for Genesis PURE™ products come from?

ANSWER:  We source raw materials from all over the world in order to get the highest quality ingredients for our products.

 

Synthetic Ingredients

QUESTION: Why do Genesis PURE™ products contain synthetic ingredients?

ANSWER: In the supplement industry, “synthetic” has no official definition.  Commonly, synthetic ingredients are considered to be any ingredient that is not extracted from a whole food source.  There are benefits as well as disadvantages to using synthetic vitamins and minerals. 

Synthetic vitamins allow for greater consistency in nutrient content of a product.  Exact amounts can be added during the manufacture of the supplement.  Conversely, whole foods vary in nutritional content depending on soil, climate, and other growing conditions.  One batch may have a significantly different nutrient profile compared with another.  Furthermore, to create a product as nutritionally robust as Genesis PURE Daily Build, but made exclusively from whole food extracts, would be so cost-prohibitive that few could afford it.  It would take 2 cups chopped red pepper, 5 oranges, or 5 cups of kale to provide the same amount of vitamin C found in Genesis PURE™ Daily Build.[30]    

Some synthetic vitamins, such as folic acid, are also more bioavailable than the whole food variety.[31]  Others, like B12, are absorbed better since they are free from binders that exist in the whole food form.  This is especially relevant for individuals with malabsorption disorders.  In the case of vitamin B12, the synthetic form is actually more environmentally friendly, as well, since animal products are the only significant sources of B12.[32]

We are also aware of the disadvantages associated with synthetic vitamins; chief among them is the lack of phytonutrients.  In addition to vitamins and minerals, whole foods contain phytonutrients that provide additional health benefits.  For this reason, Genesis PURE products contain whole foods like herbs, superfruits, and sea vegetables, as sources of phytonutrients.  Concern has also been raised about harmful additives or chemicals that may accompany synthetic vitamins.  We are committed to supporting your health and wellness and strive to maintain a high level of purity with our products.

Genesis PURE is aware of the benefits of using whole food supplements, as well as the benefits of using synthetic vitamins and minerals.  To create superior products and maximize the health benefits our customers achieve with them, we harness the benefits of both.

 

Blood Thinners

QUESTION:  Can Genesis PURE™ products be taken with blood-thinning medication?

ANSWER:  Always consult with your doctor before using Genesis PURE™ products.  Individuals taking blood thinning medications should be especially vigilant, as many herbs may naturally thin blood and some may also be sources of vitamin K.  You may opt to work with a Naturopathic doctor or other practitioner who understands both herbal and conventional medicine to help you determine which products may be appropriate.

 

Children

QUESTION:  Are Genesis PURE™ products okay for children?

ANSWER:  At this time, recommended use of Genesis PURE products by those under 18 years of age is not supported.  Nutritional needs of children during growth and maturation are different from those of adults. Additionally, herbs may affect children differently than adults.  Please consult with your doctor about appropriate supplements for children.

 

Existing Medical Conditions

QUESTION:  Can Genesis PURE™ products be taken by individuals with an existing medical condition?

ANSWER:  Always consult with your doctor before using Genesis PURE™ products.  Individuals with existing medical conditions should be especially vigilant, as some Genesis PURE™ products may make certain conditions worse or cause other complications.  You may opt to work with a Naturopathic doctor who understands both herbal and conventional medicine to help you determine which products may be appropriate.

 

Medication Contraindications

QUESTION:  Can Genesis PURE™ products be taken with medication?

ANSWER:  Always consult with your doctor before using any Genesis PURE product.  Individuals taking prescription medications or other supplements should be especially vigilant, as some Genesis PURE™ products may intensify medications and render others ineffective.  You may opt to work with a Naturopathic doctor or other practitioner who understands both herbal and conventional medicine to help you determine which products may be appropriate.

 

Pace Maker

QUESTION:  What Genesis PURE™ products should be avoided by a person with a pace maker?

ANSWER:  See existing medical conditions

 

Pregnant Women or Nursing Mothers

QUESTION:  Are Genesis PURE™ products okay for pregnant women or nursing mothers?

ANSWER:  Recommended use of Genesis PURE products during pregnancy and lactation is not supported.  Some herbs may pass through the placenta or in breast milk to developing babies.  Some of the herbs used in the products have not been sufficiently studied to unequivocally guarantee their safety during such critical phases of development and should be used with caution.  Please consult with your doctor about appropriate supplements for pregnant and nursing women.

 

Vegan

QUESTION:  Are Genesis PURE™ products vegan?

ANSWER:  No product is certified vegan by any third party organization like Vegan Action.  Some Genesis PURE™ products are void of animal or animal-derived ingredients in the formula; however we are not prepared at this time to market them as vegan.  We hope in the future to be able to market many of our products as vegan.

 



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