FAQ About NeoLife
Yes. NeoLife products use only GMO-free ingredients.
NeoLife products do not, and will never contain genetically modified organisms. The SABs concern about the potential health risks of GMOs is most particularly with regard to genetically modified DNA. We take special quality control measures to ensure that not an ounce of compromise will ever be tolerated in the quality and purity of raw materials that enter NeoLife products.
NeoLife offers a range of products that are specially formulated for children’s health.
Generally, our supplements are formulated for adults but if a child is able to swallow tablets and capsules then they should be safe. Age 12 and up should be fine. Alternatively, you can squeeze capsules or crush up tablets into shakes or hide it in food. If they are old enough to eat solid food then they are probably old enough to take whole food nutrition. Please check with your pediatrician to confirm that a particular product is appropriate for your child.
All of the fish used in our products come from either the pristine waters of the North Atlantic or Pacific Oceans.
NeoLife’s stringent standards for purity, potency and consistency have long been a hallmark for our company. During the raw material selection and validation processes geographic origin of ingredients such as fish is one of many criteria used to assure NeoLife Nutritionals are the finest, safest and most effective products they can be. Our relentless commitment to outstanding quality results in products you, your family and everyone you care about can trust for a lifetime.
It has come to our attention that an issue has arisen within the media concerning where some companies get the fish used to make their omega-3 fatty acid supplements. In particular this concern relates to fishes caught in the waters off coastal Africa. You can be assured that none of the ingredients used in NeoLife omega-3 supplements are sourced from that part of the world.
The NeoLife Scientific Advisory Board looked at krill as a potential omega-3 source years ago and ultimately rejected the idea for several reasons, including potency, sustainability and environmental appropriateness.
Regarding this last (and very important) point, it's our opinion that large scale krill harvesting by humans is an environmental disaster in the making. Krill are naturally part of the food chain, but are not part of the human food supply. We do not eat them....we do eat other things that eat them...which is the natural order of the food chain that supports us and our fabulous biodiversity. When we start harvesting krill we are in effect stealing the food supply of other creatures.
You can be assured that the soya ingredients used in NeoLife nutritionals are completely safe and appropriate for human consumption.
Soya products, considered a staple in many countries, have been safely consumed for centuries. In fact, since 1999, most experiments not only conclude that consumption of soyabean products and components is not harmful, but demonstrate that soya foods provide various health benefits. Hundreds of studies have associated soya with positive effects in human health, including digestive, bone, and cardiovascular, neurological and anti-carcinogenic benefits. The benefits are so well established that several of the Key Recommendations from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (released by the USDA and United States Department of Health and Human Services, January 2011) recommend the consumption of soya-based products as part of a healthy diet.
If you have an existing medical condition, please consult your physician when adding to your supplement programme.
NeoLife does not do nor cause to be done any animal testing where pain and/or suffering are involved.
In fact, we have actively supported the development of alternative non-animal test procedures. In this vein, our own Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Arthur Furst developed and conducted research into procedures that would allow earthworms to be substituted for lab animals in toxicity testing.
Of course, the most compelling testing is often that which is performed using human subjects. Though more difficult and expensive, whenever practical we use human volunteers; some examples include carotenoid blood level tests for Carotenoid Complex, our GR2 Control Weight Loss programme and Salmon Oil Plus.
NeoLife is a research oriented nutrition company. By its nature, research that uses animals is sometimes needed. For example, to determine the health and growth benefit of a nutritional supplement for pets (such as our product Pet Pals in the US), you must feed the product to a living, breathing, growing animal.
These types of “feeding studies” provide important information, such as effect of nutrients on coat, hair growth, skin condition, overall health, weight gain or loss, etc. These types of studies are conducted without causing the animals any pain or suffering, and in fact, if using larger animals such as dogs, would more than likely be conducted at a licensed kennel, in an atmosphere where the animals would be protected, cared for, and loved.
NeoLife and the Scientific Advisory Board have been concerned about the plight of research animals for decades. We have been, and remain, staunch advocates of protecting animals from such pain and suffering, and were doing so long before it became as fashionable as it is today. We also know that many people need to associate themselves with companies and products they can trust. We take the trust of our Distributors and customers concerning this issue very seriously.
NeoLife wants to assure all of our customers, athletes, coaches, and athletic directors that our Nutritional Supplements are safe and legal for all athletes to use. We use the finest whole food based ingredients and for over 50 years, elite athletes around the world have put their trust in NeoLife for nutrition to help fuel gold medal success!
NeoLife Nutritionals, including our vitamin, mineral, protein, and phytonutrient supplements, are guaranteed to be free of any substance currently banned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, International Olympic Committee, and World Anti-Doping Agency.
It should be noted, however, that athletes participating in or likely to participate in, anti-doping testing should only use NeoLife Herbal products and NeoLifeTea with caution. Though none of the ingredients are listed as “banned” substances, and safety is not an issue, herbal ingredients can break down into many different compounds in the body, and there is some risk that they may produce a “false-positive” result on a drug test; and although not prohibited caffeine is monitored by WADA for potential abuse.
It should also be noted that governing bodies for international sports may have additional substances which are banned. Athletes must determine for themselves if any ingredient in any NeoLife product is banned.
At NeoLife, we believe that all athletes need to be concerned not only with the legality of using supplements, but of their safety and health benefits. NeoLife Nutritional Supplements have a long history of safe and effective use. We always put safety and efficacy first and would never risk the health of an athlete, or their career.