Find answers to common questions about Actimine.
Begin cleaning the affected skin with a mild cleanser; usually once in the morning and once in the evening (as well as post-exercise). Your physician or dermatologist may recommend a product that he/she feels will benefit you the most. Wash your face from under jaw line to hairline and be sure to thoroughly rinse cleansed skin. For men with acne, shaving is a necessity but must be done carefully. Test electric and safety razors to see which works best with your individual skin. Be sure that the razor is sharp and to shave gently, only when necessary. Women should change pore-clogging cosmetics to those labeled "noncomedogenic," meaning they do not promote the formation of closed pores. Also, it is best to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, suntan, or sunburns. [top]
If you've gone to your physician for a diagnosis and to determine the severity of your acne, chances are that immediate treatment is warranted. Mild acne can resolve itself after a period of time if no intervention is done, but may leave permanent scarring. Because the only sure method for preventing or limiting scarring is treating acne at its outset, treatment should be initiated immediately and for as long as necessary. The more inflammation that is prevented, the less likely your acne is to lead to future scarring. In addition, treating acne early will also lessen the negative social impacts associated with the disease. [top]
Because hormonal changes are associated with stress, and hormones stimulate and overproduction of oil from the oil glands, it is possible. However, stress resulting from the condition itself (e.g. anxiety) may be the major influence to stress-related acne. Acne can wreak havoc on your emotional stability, changing behavior towards individual appearance. When this happens, persons often implement self-treatment that is inappropriate and may aggravate the condition.
As far as diet is concerned, there is no scientific evidence to date that a given food will influence acne. However, it is always recommended that you maintain a balanced diet to lessen the possibility of nutrient deficiencies and to promote overall health. [top]
It is always our recommendation that you check with the dermatologist and/or pharmacist who prescribed and filled your medication for dosing guidelines. Most physicians agree to take your medications at the same time, every day. If prescribed a medication that requires more than one dose, try to spread these doses out evenly. But in any event, you should always follow your dermatologist's recommendations.
Actimine, however, can be taken at any time of the day, and has been successful when used congruently with existing medications. If you suspect there may be potential for nutrient and drug interaction, again, consult with your dermatologist. Progressive Health recommends taking Actimine once daily and/or in between any scheduled dosing of medication(s) that you are currently prescribed. [top]
Actimine is an alternative solution that we would recommend trying before going on Accutane. Accutane is used to treat a type of severe acne (nodular acne) that has not been helped by other treatments, including antibiotics.
However, Accutane can cause serious side effects. Accutane can cause birth defects if taken by a pregnant woman. It can also cause miscarriage, premature birth, or death of the baby. Do not take Accutane if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while you are taking Accutane. Do not get pregnant for 1 month after you stop taking Accutane. Also, if you get pregnant while taking Accutane, stop taking it right away and call your doctor.
Some patients, while taking Accutane or soon after stopping Accutane, have become depressed or developed other serious mental problems. Symptoms of these problems include sad, "anxious" or empty mood, irritability, anger, loss of pleasure or interest in social or sports activities, sleeping too much or too little, changes in weight or appetite, school or work performance going down, or trouble concentrating. Some patients taking Accutane have had thoughts about hurting themselves or putting an end to their own lives. Some people tried and have ended their own lives. There were reports that some of these people did not appear depressed. No one knows if Accutane caused these behaviors or if they would have happened even if the person did not take Accutane.
Accutane has serious risks that should be considered. If you feel these risks outweigh the benefits, we suggest you try Actimine first to see if our product can work for you. [top]
Yes; Progressive Health respects your privacy. All orders will be shipped in a plain, unmarked envelope with a return address from Progressive Health Nutraceuticals Inc. (For more information about our shipping and billing policies, see Shipping and Billing below) [top]
Every person's body chemistry is different and results vary. Some notice dramatic results within the first few days, others notice gradual differences over a period of time. The average time span for starting to achieve results reported by our customers is between 30-60 days of taking our products.
Due to the fact that our products are all-natural, there is no way to accurately determine the outcome of taking our products for every customer. Our products are made from herbs, vitamins and minerals, and you will achieve the greatest results when combined with a healthy diet and light to moderate exercise. [top]
As with all nutritional supplements, there is potential for reaction. Progressive Health ensures that all potential conflicts and side effects are listed on the product information pages. However, we strongly recommend consulting with your physician if you suffer from any pre-existing conditions (other than acne), known allergies, or if you are currently taking any medications. Based on customer feedback, order history, and regular product overview, there has yet to be a report of any serious side effects resulting from the implementation of Progressive Health products into existing treatment programs. [top]
As with any supplementation program, it is wise to keep using the products on a daily basis to maintain results. [top]
Our products are manufactured in a GMP (good manufacturing practices) compliant facility. Our facility is also certified to produce pharmaceutical grade products.
We have naturopathic physicians that work in conjunction with our product formulators to come up with the formulas for our product.
Every batch is tested for safety and assigned a batch number which is printed on the bottle. We keep product samples from each batch for 10 years for testing and questions. If you ever experience an unusual reaction, stop taking the product and send us the batch number so we can test the sample for safety. [top]
Unfortunately, we do not have any medical training to diagnose a condition or symptoms you may have. We can only suggest our all-natural products, each of which was designed for certain conditions. For specific information about a condition, you may want to contact your medical professional or visit one of these websites:
Your doctor is best suited to answer this question. [top]
Although there have been no clinical studies on Progressive Health products as a whole, there are literally thousands of clinical studies that have been completed on the individual ingredients. We use the information for these individual studies on the ingredients to formulate our products. [top]
All of our products are formulated according to independent clinical studies that test the individual ingredients. We then cross reference those studies with even more references. Once a formula has been born, it is then carefully evaluated to make sure the ingredients are in the right balance for your body.
Our company utilizes corporate offices in Ohio, Idaho, and California. All products are manufactured in a GMP (good manufacturing practices) compliant, FDA approved pharmaceutical-facility.
The people who work for our company are friendly and knowledgeable. All of our employees in the manufacturing facility are trained under strict guidelines to adhere to safety regulations. [top]
Let's face it, sometimes doctors just cant keep up with all of the research coming out on every product, drug, and ingredient. If your doctor is too busy to do research on questions he may have about our products, please have the questions forwarded to us. We have extensive resources we can access to look up drug interactions, disease conditions, and supplements. [top]
Some do consider the capsules large. However, the capsules can be easily broken apart and mixed with juice, pudding, yogurt, peanut butter, etc. [top]
Our products have not been tested for or on animals. Please consult your veterinarian before you give this product to your pet. [top]
Some yes and some no. Please email us if you are on birth control and we can look up the ingredients in our products to check for interactions. [top]
Every bottle has an expiration date on the back of the bottle near the supplement facts. [top]
Ingredients and supplement facts are listed on our website under Additional Information: Supplement Facts. This can be located in the left hand navigation on our website underneath the drop down menus. [top]
In 1994 the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act permitted the sale of all safe supplements in the USA. Therefore no FDA approval is needed. If the FDA feels like an ingredient is too dangerous to be sold in supplements, they will place a ban on that particular ingredient. To learn more about this act, please visit the FDA's website here:
Due to the interactions with various medications and the health of your new child, we recommend avoiding this supplement while pregnant and nursing. However, we DO recommend taking 400 mcg of folic acid during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects. [top]
We do not recommend supplements for children under 6. Talk to your healthcare professional about the appropriate use of vitamins and minerals in children before you start them on a supplement program. [top]
When taking multiple supplements be careful that you are not getting too much of the same ingredient. Compare the ingredients before you start two or more supplement programs, here is a helpful site that list tolerable dosages for virtually every supplement and herb: http://www.supplementnews.org/. Always consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist before starting a supplement program. [top]
Our company name will appear as: Progressive Health Inc. [top]
Our products are not available in stores but can be purchased online at www.progressivehealth.com or by calling us at: 888-482-6460. Although we do not have any distributors in foreign countries (with the exception of the UK), we have successfully shipped to doorsteps around the world. [top]
In the US we ship via DHL. We can ship either DHL Express listed as USA- Fastest (1 - 4 Day Delivery) with the cost of $9.97. Or we can ship DHL Ground listed as USA- Most Affordable (4 - 10 Day Delivery) with the cost of about $3.95. [top]
Currently we ship exclusively DHL. If you would like us to ship to a PO Box please choose ground shipping listed as USA- Most Affordable (4 - 10 Day Delivery) and we will arrange for your order to be shipped Priority Mail. However, your order may be delayed 1-2 days before it ships. [top]
We ship to your country via the US Postal service. We have 2 shipping options, 1 is Global Priority Mail for $12.95 with a time frame of 3-4 weeks. The other shipping option is Global Express Mail for $24.95 with a time from of 5-10 business days depending on customs. [top]
There is no tracking available with Global Priority Mail, but there is tracking with Global Express Mail. [top]
We do ship to FPO and APO addresses. However, our system is very sensitive to the billing address used. If you plan to ship to a location other than your billing address, please note that there is a potential for delay in the ordering process. For your protection, orders will be held while our customer service center authenticates billing address and confirms the alternative shipping locale. Orders will not be held for longer than 24 hours. For state, use the following abbreviations when placing FPO/APO addressed orders:
YES, we do take both checks and money orders in US funds. Just submit an order like normal and once you get to the page where you submit payment, click on the echeck option for checks and the mail option for money orders. [top]
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