Reliv Products FAQ
1. Do Reliv products cure any cancer, diseases or other illnesses?
No. Reliv products are intended to provide balanced nutrition for a healthier lifestyle and overall wellbeing. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Although many individuals have benefited from consuming these products, individual results will vary.
2. Can I take Reliv if I have a medical condition?
Anyone with a medical condition should always seek the advice of a medical professional before beginning a nutritional programme. It’s also a good idea for anyone under a doctor’s care to have his/her physician evaluate the Reliv products to ensure the products conform to any current dietary programme.
3. I am allergic to certain foods. Can I still take Reliv?
Before starting on any nutritional programme, you should read the label to find out if there are any ingredients to which you are allergic. If you are unsure if you should consume Reliv products, you should contact your physician.
4. What is LunaRich®?
LunaRich is a Reliv-exclusive non-GMO soy powder that delivers 5-10 times more of soy's key bioactive component than ordinary soy powders.
5. Can I take Reliv while I am pregnant or nursing?
We have testimonials from many women who have consumed Reliv’s nutritional products before, during and after their pregnancies and they found that the products supported them through this time. However, you should show the products to your physician for approval before starting a Reliv regimen during pregnancy.
6. How can I find out nutritional information about individual Reliv products?
The nutritional panel of every Reliv product is available online for every Reliv country. Select individual products under the "Products" tab to find out more about each product.
7. What is the shelf life of Reliv powdered nutritional products?
After the products are opened, they are effective for up to 6 months if stored with the lid on in a cool, dry place. However if not stored under these conditions the product will deteriorate at a quicker rate. A “best before” date is printed on the bottom of each can.
8. Are Reliv products all-natural?
Reliv products are not considered whole foods, organic or all-natural. The products are classified as dietary supplements and not food. Reliv uses both natural and synthetic ingredients, therefore the products are not considered 'whole foods'. We use synthetic ingredients to increase the potency or stability and to standardise the amount of nutrients per batch. All of the ingredients contained in the Reliv products are considered safe for human consumption by the FDA. We purchase them in powdered form from leading food ingredient companies and formulate them into finished products. Each ingredient is accompanied with a Certificate of Analysis and meets strict Reliv specifications.
9. Are Reliv products vegan, vegetarian, Kosher, Halal and gluten free?
We have a product for everyone! Many of our products are listed as vegan, vegetarian, Kosher, Halal and gluten free. For a list of ingredients in Reliv products, please visit individual product pages under the "Products" tab on our website.
10. Are Reliv products patented?
ProVantage®, GlucAffect®, ReversAge®, and CardioSentials® are currently under U.S. patents. The first Reliv Classic® patent was issued in 1988 and has since expired, as has the Innergize!® patent issued in 1994, the FibRestore® issued in 1996, Cellebrate® in 1997, and Arthaffect® in 2001. In order for an invention to be patented, the U.S. patent laws provide that it must (A) have utility and (B) be novel and non-obvious over the prior art. The U.S. Patent Office substantively examines patent applications to ensure that patents are issued only for inventions that satisfy these legal criteria.
11. Why does it say “proprietary blend” on the supplements facts section of my Reliv product label?
The term “proprietary blend” refers to our secret recipe of ingredients. Dr. Theodore Kalogris and Dr. Carl Hastings spent years perfecting mixtures of ingredients in Reliv products. The mixtures make our products unique, so we call them proprietary.
12. Is the soy used in Reliv products non-GMO?
Reliv uses only non-GMO soy in our products. We do not accept the soy into our warehouse unless it comes with a certificate of analysis confirming that it is non-GMO and we only order from reputable vendors with whom we have established business relationships with. If the certificate of analysis does not confirm it is non-GMO, then the soy is rejected.
13. Why are the products not labelled as non GMO?
When it comes to adding non-GMO in front of the soy and corn products we use, regulations vary from country to country. In the UK for instance, the UK Food Standards Agency has expressed that until new EU regulations are agreed upon, that they would prefer manufacturers not use the GM free/Non-GMO claim unless the product can be proven to be 100% GMO free. While Reliv has chosen to use non-GMO ingredients in our products and while we strive to avoid using raw materials that contain traces of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), it is virtually impossible to be completely 100% GMO-free. This is due to wind and other weather conditions despite the farming community’s best efforts.
We understand that some companies have chosen to push the limits when it comes to non-GMO labelling. Reliv chooses to take a conservative and responsible approach in this regard. The products always test below the threshold of .9% that would require GMO labelling but we feel that by not labelling the products as non-GMO, we are taking the responsible path for our labelling. Reliv chooses to operate with the utmost integrity while being fair and honest with our consumers.
We continue to monitor labelling requirements and should the EU develop a harmonised approach to non-GMO labelling, we will certainly make any necessary label changes as needed.
14. My question wasn’t answered here. How can I find an answer?
For questions about Reliv products or ingredients, please email us.