A. Antioxidant*s help protect the human body from the formation of free radicals. Free radicals or "Oxidation" is the product of our bodies' natural metabolic processes. Antioxidant*s neutralize Free Radical damage at the cellular level, thereby providing support to the immune system.
A. Whole 5 contains all the vitamins and minerals required for metabolism. From this perspective, Whole 5 is a complete source of vitamins and minerals. However, Whole 5 is not a dietary supplement. It is a nutritionally dense whole fruit puree that supplies extraordinary amounts of antioxidant*s along with vitamins and minerals. Therefore, those individuals who wish to support their overall health and well-being may desire to use specific dietary supplements in addition to enjoying the great taste and health benefits of Whole 5.
A. We recommend drinking 1 – 2 ounces of Whole 5 in the morning and again in the evening. Because it is a blend of all natural fruit puree juices, an individual may drink as little or as much Whole 5 as he or she desires. As with any food, there is no toxicity associated with consumption, but nausea, bowel intolerance, bloating, and other digestive discomforts may arise if a person takes too much at one time.
A. Children of all ages may safely enjoy Whole 5. It has a natural concentration approximately twice that of other 100% fruit juices, so you may want to mix 2 or 3 ounces of Whole 5 with water or fruit juice to see how your child responds. You may treat Whole 5 like other all-natural juices, purees, or juice concentrates.
A. Whole 5 has some phytoestrogen properties that come from its botanical ingredients. It should be considered a natural food complement to any phytoestrogen therapy for menopausal symptoms. We advise consulting your health practitioner regarding the consumption of Whole 5 in relation to any specific health condition and/or medical therapy.
A. Whole 5 is a food made from concentrated botanical purees. Side effects from taking Whole 5 are very rare and occur in less than 1 in 100,000 people. These can include rash, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, gastrointestinal upset, dizziness, allergy, and bloating. Those who take the product as suggested will not normally experience any side effects.
A. Whole 5 chooses only fruits and botanicals grown in fields that follow Good Agricultural Practices. Upon harvesting, care is taken to ensure a microbiologically clean, safe product. When the material arrives at the Whole 5 Laboratory they are carefully ground into PhytoNectars and blended into the finished product and bottled.
A. Most Americans consume far too much sodium and not enough potassium to maintain a healthy electrolyte balance. To help customers restore this electrolyte balance, Whole 5 contains more potassium than sodium. When tasting Whole 5, some people will taste a "salty" taste. In fact, they are tasting the potassium, which can register as a salty taste on the tongue.
A. No, Whole 5 is not certified organic. Though Organic Farming practices vary around the world, one of the objectives of Organic Farming is to deliver high quality produce that is Pesticide Free. Whole 5 employs the most reliable way to confirm that we achieve Organic Principles: We test our product AFTER formulation to ENSURE that it is FREE from pesticides and herbicides.
A. "GAP" is an acronym for Good Agricultural Practices and refers to a set of established standards for farms and orchards in the production of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. These practices ensure a safe and consistent harvest while respecting and conserving the land these plants are taken from. We do indeed follow GAP in the production of Whole 5.
A. ISO 9001 Certification is not required for a food product like Whole 5. However, it helps ensure the highest quality of manufacturing standard possible. We do so, in particular, to minimize batch-to-batch differences that can occur with the natural botanicals (plants) used to make Whole 5.