Dietary supplement related questions and answers
No, but Algonot is proud to check the source, amount and purity (95-98%) using certified, independent laboratories and obtain a Certificate of Free Sale for export from the FDA.
Supplements cannot have treatment claims. However, each supplement was formulated using patented combinations of natural molecules based on many years of research, clinical studies and hundreds of scientific publications.
You can make a small hole and squeeze the content in some apple sauce, honey, or yogurt unless there is casein sensitivity. The contents do not dissolve in water, juice, or milk. However, you can also try the NeuroProtek Low Phenol Liquid of which one dropperful under the tongue is roughly equivalent to one softgel.
All of our most recent products, contain bovine and not porcine gelatin, except for ViralProtek is formulated in vegetarian capsules and the NeuroProtek Low Phenol Liquid, which do not contain gelatin. Algonot’s production team is working hard to switch animal gelatin to vegetable gelatin in the near future.
Lecithin is only in the shell so if you squeeze the content of the capsule, it is left behind.
Most likely no because luteolin is >98% pure, but it is always recommended that one starts with one capsule or its content and increase over time.
The drug interactions are with the juice that can affect liver enzymes. Luteolin is from grapefruit seeds and is >98% pure, hence very unlikely it will have any interactions.
However, all polyphenolic compounds can affect liver metabolism at high doses and it is recommended that the total amount of any polyphenols (grape seed extract,mluteolin, quercetin, curcumin, resveratrol, bioflavonoids, soy flavonoids etc) should not exceed 1,500 mg/day, especially in individuals who are “slow” metabolizers (mutations in the MAO, COMT and CYP3A4 enzymes)
Flavonoids such as luteolin and quercetin are absorbed from the intestine less than 10% in powder form. Formulating them in olive pomace oil certified for human consumption (oleic acid content less than 1%) increases intestinal absorption 3-5 times and you also get the benefit of the unsaturated oil known to be cardioprotective.
It is best to start with one capsule per day with some food and increase to two capsules in the morning and two in the evening over a week or so depending on tolerability and symptom severity. It is advisable not to exceed 4 capsules per day without asking your health provider because taking more may depend on what other supplements and medications you are taking, as well as on the activity of your liver metabolizing enzymes.
You can be taking them as long as there is a benefit and there are no sensitivities or adverse effect.
Not really. Many products may claim to have some of the active ingredients, but no products have all of them in the right combination or formulated in olive pomace oil. Please read the following publication:
Theoharides TC. Luteolin supplements: All that glitters is not gold. Biofactors. 2021 Mar;47(2):242-244. doi: 10.1002/biof.1689. Epub 2020 Nov 7. PMID: 33159817.
Yes. In fact, there may be synergistic effect because the key ingredient in the skin lotion, tetrametoxyflavone, is more potent than either luteolin and quercetin and has been shown to inhibit release of inflammatory molecules. Applying to the temples would also increase absorption directly temporal (brain) blood vessels.
Yes, you may use it on your baby’s face as long as you avoid open wounds and the eye area.
A lot depends on presence of allergies, hyperactivity, phenol intolerance, weight etc
Int he absence of the above information, it is safer to start with one softgel or its content of NeurooProtek-Low Phenol mixed in apple sauce, honey or hummus for one week and then advance to one twice per day if the child is about 20 kg or more. Otherwise, one dropperful of NeuroProtek-Low Phenol Liquid, twice per day in some juice or mixed with flavored cod liver oil or administered directly under the tongue. Depending on how low or high functioning the child is, it may take 1-3 months to see any benefit starting with improved eye contact, patience, following commands and sociability. Language improvement takes longer and may require additional support such as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) or calcium folinate depending on the levels of serum folic acid and the presence of MTHFR mutations.
All of the products are safe to be combined. If brain fog is present, BrainGain can be safely added with any of the products.
You’re probably sensitive to phenols if you get hype after eating chocolate or berries, but the best way is to be tested for any polymorphism )mutations) in the enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO).
Every effort is made to have products shipped with ice packs during hot summer months. However, the worst that can happen is to have the softgels stick to each other, but they can get dislodged if you place the bottle in the refrigerator for 10-15 min and then shake it hard.
Two softgels because some is left behind and some is destroyed by the acid in the stomach.
They should be good for at least six months past the date indicated. An expiration date is NOT mandated by the FDA for dietary supplements. The proper term should be “best used by that date”.
Algonot products can be taken with or without food.
the product in the afternoon and evening instead?
It is best to spread the dosage out because the active ingredients are removed from the body after 8 hours.
Is this true?
No. That is the date of manufacture, not the expiration date.
None known, but polyphenols could inhibit liver metabolic enzymes.
None except some transient irritability if you are phenol intolerant, and possibly some stomach irritation if you are not used to olive oil products.
We do offer samples to eligible customers like health professionals, pharmacies as well as dietary supplement stores.
Around the external genitalia area if there is vulvodynia.
Yes, especially FibroProtek for allergies and CystoProtek for feline bladder issues.
It would be safe to try one softgel per 20 lb weight per day, but do not exceed four softgels/day.
The color used to be caramel, but it has been switched for good to natural fruit color to avoid sugars.