Q: WHY SO MUCH VITAMIN C?
A: Vitamin C is an important component of tissue/collagen repair, a powerful antioxidant, and improves stress resiliency. The dosage in VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend was chosen for its safety and effectiveness at reducing risk for chronic pain development and improving healing after orthopedic surgery. Vitamin C at this level is safe for a healthy individual. Therapeutic dosing for specific conditions like enhanced immunity, stress resilience and surgical/wound/injury recovery is given upwards of 7,000-10,000 mg/day. Documented side effects for this high dosing are loose stool. While 45-90 mg/day is the recommended daily dose for most healthy people in nutritional literature, this is not a therapeutic dose and not adequate to aid in optimal performance and recovery per scientific literature. VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend is designed to naturally and safely optimize performance, not simply prevent deficiency levels.
If you have a known medical condition that would compromise your ability to excrete a water-soluble vitamin, then please consult your health care provider before taking VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend or any other supplement.
Q: WHAT IS THE RETURN POLICY?
A: VitaKinetics has a no-questions-asked policy for return of any unopened bottle for a full refund. Do to safety and health issues, open bottles may not be returned. Please use the return address on the packing slip.
Q: WHEN SHOULD I FEEL RESULTS?
A: It depends. If you are trying to reduce soreness from an intense work out, then the soreness should be reduced by the next day. If you are trying to stay on top of systemic inflammation related to sustained stress either physical or emotional, the results will be far more gradual. If you are using for an alternative to pain medicines following a procedure, then the expectation is merely a reduction of pain, not pain-free. Following up with your specific recovery specialists, like a physical therapist, is critical to the success of the VitaKinetics Recovery Blend. In all cases, consistent use of the Recovery Blend may yield the best results in time. The more you use the other components of recovery (eat well, move well, sleep well, connect well) along with the blend, the effects are compounded together to produce healing and modulation of inflammation. If you are not seeing the results you expect, it is always a good idea to follow up with your health care provider. Use sound judgement when listening to your body’s signals.
Q: WHAT IS IN THE ACTIVE RECOVERY BLEND?
VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend is comprised of scientifically validated therapeutic levels of:
Turmeric Phytosome (a specific bioavailable form of curcuminoids that is readily absorbed)
Microbiome support (for healthy Lactobacillis and Bifidobacterium strains)
Each ingredient and dosage are selected to have optimal effects on pain reduction, soft-tissue healing, and the modulation of a natural inflammatory response in order for you to recover better and faster from your intense fitness regimen, active lifestyle and other life events that create added stress or inflammation.
Q: HOW DOES THE ACTIVE RECOVERY BLEND WORK?
A: VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend is designed to support and optimize your normal healing response to planned fitness routines. Unlike readily available anti-inflammatories and over-prescribed pain medications – which either inhibit the normal healing process or create addictive tendencies – The VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend supports the healing power within you. Other recovery products are simply multi-vitamins that don’t support the body’s natural recovery process. The VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend enables quicker and superior recovery from intense workouts, soreness, or any other life events that create added stress or inflammation. The VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend amplifies each effort you make to improve and maintain your health, supercharging your fitness and performance.
Q: WHAT DOES VITAKINETICS MEAN?
A: VitaKinetics is a blend of words: vitamin (organic substances essential to normal metabolism), vitality (power to live or grow), and kinetic (characterized by movement). It’s also similar to the word “vitakinesis” from Greek Mythological characters like Apollo (the god of healing). Vitakinesis is the ability to control and manipulate one’s personal healing process – essentially the ability to selfheal. VitaKinetics believes that individuals have the power to heal themselves when armed with targeted support that optimizes their normal inflammation process.
Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE THE ACTIVE RECOVERY BLEND?
A: VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend should be taken daily with a meal of real food and fresh water. The daily dose (4 capsules) can be divided. For recovery – in the case of sore muscles following an intense fitness routine – dose can be doubled (8 capsules).
Q: WHY DO I NEED TO TAKE WITH REAL FOODS? WHAT ARE REAL FOODS?
A: Real foods are foods as nature intended. For example, eating an apple (real food) versus sweetened processed apple sauce with additives and preservatives. Or eating a chopped tomato (real food) versus ketchup. A grass-fed steak (real food) versus processed chicken nuggets. It is important to consume whole sources of fruits, vegetables and animal proteins to gain the fundamental components for healing. VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend works optimally to support the healing system when the basic nutrients are provided to the body from real foods. Click here for a list of real foods in order of nutrient density and check out our blog for some recipe suggestions.
Q: HOW MANY SERVINGS IN A BOTTLE?
A: There are 30 daily servings in one bottle.
Q: CAN I TAKE MORE THAN ONE DOSE?
A: Yes. In fact, you can take up to 2-3 doses per day during an episode of significant soreness from a mild injury or overly intense workout (like a max effort for lifting). Or even for additional support on extremely stressful or intense days.
Q: IS THIS PRODUCT SAFE TO GIVE TO MY CHILD?
A: This product is designed for adults 18 years old and over. Speak to your health care provider before giving to anyone younger than 18 years old.
Q: WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO GET THE MOST OUT OF VITAKINETICS ACTIVE RECOVERY BLEND?
A: VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend is designed to optimize an otherwise healthy lifestyle which includes eating real food, sleeping 8-9 hours per night, exercising in the sunshine and connecting to the world around you, be it through meditation, prayer, or with friends or family members. You get the most out of your VitaKinetics Active Recovery Blend by respecting your body and taking care of it daily. Some suggestions to improve some of those areas in your life can be found in our blog.
Q: I DON’T FEEL DIFFERENT, DOES THAT MEAN IT’S NOT WORKING?
A: No, in fact it is likely “silently” helping you. In many cases, VitaKinetics acts as “insurance” since aberrant (unregulated) inflammation or intestinal permeability problems may be silent. Meaning, you are currently asymptomatic. Many have heard stories about how a seemingly healthy person suffered a stroke or heart attack. That is because problems that lead to those conditions are often silent until suddenly they aren’t. If you are meticulously caring for your health with whole foods nutrition, getting adequate sleep regularly, exercising regularly without pushing the limits, connecting to your tribe and releasing stress like a boss, then skip VitaKinetics.
Most of us are simply doing the best we can, but our children keep us up at night, or our exercise is intermittent or maybe more intense than necessary, or our nutrition is pretty good, but traveling makes eating healthy a bit more difficult at times….all the while we feel pretty good despite knowing that these things may aggravate the health of our gut-brain axis putting us into the red zone of inflammation. VitaKinetics helps support the body while we simply do the best we can knowing it isn’t perfect.
It is also possible that you have sustained a mechanical injury that requires assistance from a medical professional or simply adequate time for healing. Again, VitaKinetics is supportive, even if not magically curative.