Guide to your Suggested Products

Guide to your Suggested Products

As part of your program, we have put together a list of over-the-counter medications, supplements, herbals and other products to help you feel better. These can be found in the ‘Box' screen of your app. These products have been chosen to address your unique needs.

What are these products?

The products shown are suggested for you and your specific symptoms. They are tools that you can use to feel better, faster. 

Our team of experienced pharmacists and physicians rigorously evaluate a variety of over-the-counter medications, supplements, herbals and other products. Only those that meet our standards of safety and effectiveness are suggested for use. 

IMPORTANT: While we provide safety information for each product, we advise that you consult your doctor regarding the use of these products with existing medical conditions, surgeries, medications and/or allergies. 

How do I get these products?

All of the suggested products are available for purchase in store pharmacies or online. 

What if I can’t find the exact product that is suggested?

No problem! You can find an equivalent product by following these basic steps:

1. Understand the product label.

Make sure that the product contains the right amount or dose of the ingredient you’re looking for (if you’re shopping in a pharmacy, you can always ask the pharmacist for help).

When reviewing supplements and herbal products in particular, some common terms include:

  • Serving size: the recommended amount or portion of a product that should be taken at one time (e.g. one tablet)

  • Percent of the daily value (% DV): how much an ingredient in one serving contributes to your daily nutrient needs

  • Suggested use: when and how to take the supplement (eg. with or without food)

  • Inactive ingredients: substances added to a supplement to “enhance” its form (e.g. to increase shelf life).

  • Also look for the terms “bioavailable” or “active,” which indicate the form of the ingredient that your body can use most effectively.  

2. When selecting a supplement, look for seals of approval from certain certification agencies.

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), and ConsumerLab (CL) are trusted agencies. They offer assurance that a product has met certain quality control standards, and that it only contains the ingredient(s) listed on the label in the stated strength and amount.

You may also want to consider supplements and herbal products that are free from GMOs, gluten, dairy, eggs, shellfish, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and artificial coloring. There are certification agencies (e.g. USDA organic, NON GMO Project and Gluten- Free Certification Organization) that can provide these assurances. 

3. Warning signs to look out for in a manufacturer.

You should be cautious of proprietary blends that do not list individual ingredients or doses. You should also be cautious if the manufacturer of a product does not have a website or contact information. Furthermore, major differences in the price of a product across vendors (e.g. Amazon and Walmart), should be a red flag.

Your well-being is our top priority - we’re here to empower you on your path to better health and an improved quality of life!

Additional Resources:

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/WYNTK-Consumer/