Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the difference between the three easiHEALTH weight management supplements?
easiSLIM Tonic is the basic Yerba mate formulation with caffeine & Vit B’s added. It is the most affordable of the 3 products. You get all the benefits of the Yerba maté without paying a high price. It can be used for effective, affordable weight control.
easiHEALTH Energy Tonic is the same as the easiSLIM basic formulation, but it has chromium polynicotinate added. This ingredient regulates blood sugar, helps turn protein into muscle and converts sugar into energy. It is crucial to the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and proteins. It ensures greater utilization of stored fat and can have a thermogenic effect. This makes this tonic beneficial for fat burning plus an added energy boost.
easiHEALTH Thermocut Tonic has everything the other tonics have, but it contains an extra ingredient Gymnema sylvestre. This has positive benefits for glycaemic control & may reduce blood glucose levels. It also seems to help curb sugar cravings. This makes this supplement beneficial for diabetics but also ideal for rapid weight loss. This is the most expensive of the tonics because of the added ingredients.
Can I use the easiHEALTH tonics for weight loss if I have high blood pressure?
Yes, the tonics are suitable for high blood pressure patients, but use under the supervision of a medical doctor. Be aware that these formulations do have very low dosages of caffeine (30mg). These should not affect patients negatively.
The caffeine in Yerba maté (mateine) has the same stimulatory effects as caffeine without the negative side effects (stressing the body, causing jitters, anxiety & nervousness). Instead, they are healthier and have an energizing effect, delivering both energy and nutrition. Their caffeine content is lower, it acts on a slow release and is combined with calming amino acids and muscle-fuelling nutrients in our formulations.
Are the probiotics in the Colon capsules stable on the shelf?
easiHEALTH Colon Capsules contain the probiotic Lactobacillus sporogenes. They are quite stable and do not decrease in numbers during process of manufacture, handling and upon storage for long periods at room temperature. This probiotic is stable for more than 2 years at room temperature and retains 90-95% activity over this period.
Can easiHEALTH Colon capsules be used long-term?
Yes, although Colon/IBS is a chronic disease and treatment is ongoing and supportive.
Is easiHEALTH Sleep safe for hypertensive patients even though it contains Siberian ginseng?
If used in the appropriate dosage and under the supervision of a health care professional, Siberian ginseng is not known to cause many serious side effects. High doses and long term use is not recommended for patients with high blood pressure. This herb can increase blood pressure and is therefore not recommended for individuals with very high blood pressure.
Patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure should therefore not take easiHEALTH SLEEP™.
Can easiHEALTH Sleep and easiHEALTH Calm capsules be taken with anti-depressants (SSRIs)?
No, the easiHEALTH Sleep and Calm formulations contain ingredients that act on the Central Nervous System and may enhance moods. This will have an effect on the anti-depressants. Therefore both products are contra-indicated for use in combination with SSRIs.
Is Bronchoshield Syrup safe for diabetics because it contains honey?
For diabetics, if glucose readings are under control, i.e. 3 month HbA1C readings are optimal, then short term use of this syrup containing honey (fructose as well as glucose), should not be harmful to the patient. The diabetic patient can be assured that consuming honey will produce a significantly lower blood sugar response than an equivalent amount of sugar or other glucose rich starches. However, diabetics suffering from any colds or other underlying infections will have higher average glucose readings. Therefore, extra precautions should be taken during this time.
Keeping good control of blood sugar levels and with frequent blood sugar level checks, there is no harm in including honey as part of the diet. Use in moderation as honey also contains carbohydrates.
Can easiHEALTH Bronchoshield Syrup be used by infants?
No, easiHEALTH recommends that the Broncoshield syrup be used for children from 1 year and older. It contains honey and it is important not to feed honey to infants due to the potential risk of infant botulism. Infant botulism arises from exposure to botulism spores which can be found in the honey. It is generally recommended that honey not be given to a child under the age of twelve months. Once a child is past a year in age, they’re
resistant to the effects of botulism spores and should no longer be at risk of illness. We have Broncho Junior cough syrup for infants where they can get the benefits of ivy leaf without the honey ingredient.
Can easiHEALTH Viral Shield capsules be used for cold sores?
Yes. These capsules contain ingredients which can be used to reduce the severity and frequency of cold sores and are beneficial for treating conditions caused by viruses including herpes simplex viral infections.
What purification process is used for the easiHEALTH Distilled Water?
We use reverse osmosis for our distilled water, but the end result is what counts. Currently our results read zero/zero but, although the norm for TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) is 5 parts per million or less, we take readings every day and when these figures reach 3ppm, we change the filters. We also ensure that the micro-Siemens (µS) stays at around 3 or 4 µS per cm. Our PH is close to 7 at 25˚C. Normal tap water would be anywhere between7.8 to 8+.
We have both CSIR and SABS certificates and, in order to keep them current, which we obviously want, our controls are quite stringent.
Can I claim from my medical aid when buying easiHEALTH products?
All our products are listed with MediKredit who allocate NAPPI codes to them. It is up to the individual medical schemes to list our products.
We are aware that Discovery Health covers our products.
Where can I purchase easiHEALTH products?
easiHEALTH products are available from independent pharmacies and health stores nationwide. We supply the pharmaceutical wholesalers so any independent pharmacy can order our products from the wholesalers.
Clicks stores stock our easiHEALTH Distilled Water. Our products are also listed with the SPAR pharmacies. Alternatively, you can purchase our products online via http://www.naturalchoice.co.za.
Is it safe to use easiHEATH products during pregnancy?
Safety in pregnancy has not been established. We recommend that if any of our products are used while you are pregnant or breast-feeding, that it is done only under the supervision of a medical practitioner.
It is always advisable to consult a healthcare professional before taking any complementary medicine.