Q: Should I take my dietary supplements all at once or throughout the day?

A: Dietary supplements in which the serving size indicates more than one can be taken all at once or broken up throughout the day. This is based on personal preference.

Q: Can I give these products to my pet?

A: Our products are not formulated for pet use. We suggest that you discuss specific products with your veterinarian, who will provide professional advice and may be able to recommend an appropriate veterinary treatment to assist in your pet’s health.

Q: Can I break, cut, empty, or crush my pills?

A: 2-piece capsules: You may empty our 2-piece capsules and mix the contents in your food and/or beverage.

Softgels: You may empty our softgels and mix the contents in your food and/or beverage.

Tablets: Our tablets can be cut or crushed with a tablet cutter or crusher and then mixed into your food and/or beverage.

EXCEPTION: Time Released/ Enteric Coated: These products have been formulated specifically in a tablet or capsule form and must be administered orally in their whole form.

Q: Can I take more than what is recommended on the label?

A: It is recommended to follow the directions as stated on the product label. If you would l ike to take more than what is recommended, we suggest you consult with your doctor or other healthcare professional.

Q: Can I take your product after the expiration date has passed?

A: Our Quality Assurance department assures product integrity, purity and accuracy of contents up to its expiration date. We can no longer guarantee potency and quality after the expiration date has passed.

Q: When will I start to feel the benefits of this dietary supplement?

A: Due to differences in a person’s metabolism, general health and lifestyle, it is difficult to determine how long it will take for an individual to reap the full benefits of a dietary supplement. It is recommended that you continue to follow the directions as indicated on the label or consult with your physician or other healthcare practitioner or pharmacist.

Q: What is the Daily Value?

A: The Daily Value indicates the amount of a nutrient that is provided by a single serving of a food item or dietary supplement. Daily Values are used to establish standards for comparison which are based on two sets of standards. The first set of standards is called the Reference Daily Intake (RDI), formerly known as the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance. It reflects the recommended level of intake for most vitamins and minerals. The second set of standards, called the Daily Reference Values, is used for other nutrients that are also known to have a significant impact of health and disease. These other nutrients include fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

RDIs were developed to serve as a guide to determine optimal nutritional needs in order to prevent nutrient deficiencies. They are based on healthy adults who do not have illness, genetic weakness or environmental exposure. They should not be confused with an individual’s nutritional requirements, which differ from person to person.

Q: What meal plan would you suggest for incorporating Optimal Solutions Complete Protein & Vitamin Shake Mix products?

A: Download our suggested meal plan here.