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Find answers to common questions about Avistate.
Having to urinate frequently, especially at night, may be a sign that your bladder is not emptying properly. This is typically the initial indicator of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Additionally, the volume and force of your urine stream may be diminished. Other key indicators include; a burning sensation when urinating (due to possible urinary infection), noticeable increases in urine temperature, and blood in your urine. All of these signs and symptoms warrant medical intervention. Your healthcare provider can tell for sure whether or not you suffer from a prostate condition. [top]
BPH is rarely a life-threatening condition. Because it progresses rather slowly, your symptoms may be similar to those seen in prostate cancer. However, BPH is not thought to increase one's susceptibility to cancer. Your question probably arises from findings concerning prostate-specific antigen levels, or PSA level. BPH sufferers exhibit levels two to three times higher than what is considered normal. Additionally, there is a parallel between high levels of PSA and cancer incidence. Higher PSA = Higher chance of you having cancer. Because of this link, the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society recommend that men over 50 have annual rectal and PSA examinations to screen for cancer of the prostate. [top]
Your primary care provider will, in most cases, be able to manage your condition effectively. Being referred to a special urologist does not necessarily mean that your symptoms are atypical, rather your provider may just want the greatest care for his/her patient. There are, however, cases in which your doctor will refer on the basis of abnormal signs and symptoms of the prostate gland. These may include:
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 BPH or EP), 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]
If you have concerns about Bovine, Mad Cow, or if the gelatin used in our capsules, read this article from Colombia University.
It thoroughly discusses everything you ever need to know about gelatin. An interesting fact from this article points out that gelatin used in capsules like ours is the same gelatin used in ice cream, cream cheese, sour cream, packaged gravies, sauces, chewing gums, and marshmallows. [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:
If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breast-feeding an infant, we always suggest talking to your healthcare professional before starting our supplement program(s). You can find and print our supplement facts simply by visiting the page of the product you are interested in and clicking on the supplement facts link under Additional Information in the left navigation bar. [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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Avistate is a supplement for prostate health that can help reduce urinary tract symptoms (like frequent and painful urination, hesitancy, and urgency) while limiting unwanted sexual side effects.