ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
Always take Indrepta with food, preferably a full meal including fats. Increase to your full Indrepta dose for your weight gradually. Start with only one capsule the first day at breakfast. After a few days add a second capsule with dinner. When a few more days pass successfully, add a third capsule at lunch. Keep adding a single capsule slowly until your full dose is achieved. Indrepta can loosen mucus in your chest, so your goal is to increase Indrepta gradually without loosening more sputum from your chest than you can comfortably cough up. If you do not have or do not experience excessive loose sputum, you may be able to ramp up to your full Indrepta dose quickly. Take your time and listen to your body for best results. The dose table below can be used as a guideline for Indrepta dose by weight.
Two years from the manufacture date.
Indrepta can be stirred into applesauce if you prefer to take it this way.
Although we feel that in moderate amounts, use of the soy isoflavone genistein is safe, genistein is a phytoestrogen and many people, especially males, object to the use of phytoestrogens. For this reason, genistein was never considered as an Indrepta ingredient.
We used amounts of ingredients well below limits tested to be safe in humans for each ingredient. Combining multiple dietary polyphenols allows us to use less of any single ingredient, and better reflects dietary polyphenol mixtures that could be achieved through a daily diet of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Combining dietary polyphenols happens naturally whenever you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Indrepta ingredients are combined naturally by people who are high consumers of fruits and vegetables. Increasing evidence demonstrates that combining multiple polyphenols is more effective to increase health benefits than high doses of any single molecule.
Finding a manufacturer that can be trusted is key. We made it clear to prospective manufacturers that we’d expect third party testing of the supplement, we required final approval on the source of each ingredient and that we were unwilling to accept substitute ingredients. Many manufacturers are unwilling to work under these conditions or with small organizations who cannot place very large orders. We require a custom formulation and intend to allow our laboratory research and patient input to drive changes in future orders. It was important to find a manufacturer genuinely interested in helping patients to achieve this flexibility.
Yes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controls which supplements can be used and the quantity allowed. Facilities that prepare supplements must be FDA licensed and inspected, and must prepare supplements according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Each manufacturer has its own scientists who review each formulation according to FDA guidelines to ensure its safety.
Each lot of each ingredient will be reviewed as outlined above. Also we insisted that each ingredient used in Indrepta is standardized to an active component to ensure batch to batch consistency. Without such standardization there would be no way to ensure consistency.
Expiration dates on each lot of ingredient were checked. Each ingredient was analyzed by HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) to identify the quantity and purity of each component of the ingredient. Specific assays were used to measure the active ingredient. Microbiology testing was also performed, as well as tests for heavy metals and other contaminants. Small overages of each ingredient were added during manufacture to ensure that capsules were not shorted due to incomplete mixing.