Frequently Asked Questions

Is CBD safe to take daily?

According to WMO, CBD is a safe and well-tolerated compound, even in doses as high as 1,500mg daily. If you are taking the maximum dosage of 9 caps, you will consume only 112.5mg of CBD daily. That said, there are some observed reactions as reported by Mayo Clinic such as dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness, and fatigue. If you experience any of those symptoms after taking the formula, please stop taking the product and reach out to your healthcare provider or herbalist.

What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Both hemp and marijuana belong to the cannabis family. The difference is the amount of THC which is the psychoactive content. Hemp has a low level of THC, 0.3% or less, while marijuana carries a much higher level.

How many capsules a day should I take?

The daily amount depends on your condition. When I work with patients in the clinic, I generally like to start with the highest dose and once the desired effect is reached, you can slowly decrease the number of capsules per day until you find the minimum dosage that maintains the desired effect. 

How long should I take Illuminate?

Depending on how long you have been experiencing your symptoms will determine how long you will need to take the Illuminate. If it is a chronic issue, staying on some amount of Illuminate will be extremely helpful. You can adjust the amount and frequency as needed.

Why is Illuminate not gluten-free?

One of the five herbs in the formula, Fu Xiao Mai, comes from a dry wheat grain that floats in water. It is not the same type of wheat that is used in making bread and other foods. It is much lower in gluten then the common wheat. It is used in this formula for its calming and nourishing effect on the Heart. It is very effective in the treatment of feelings of disorientation, crying spells and agitation. Many of my patients who have gluten sensitivities have used that formula for extended periods of time without any adverse reaction, yet if you have serios gluten intolerance you should be careful as even small amount can trigger an adverse reaction.  

Is your product organic?

They are not, and this is why- even though we strive for everything organic, and continuously encourage my patients to use organic products, as we explain on the home page, the chemical composition of any plant profoundly depends on conditions of the soil and climate they grow in. That’s why champaign comes only from one region in the south France. Many have tried to recreate the same grape using vines from original grapes and grow them in other places including northern California, but all in vain. And when it comes to medicinal herbs it is even more vital to use the herbs that grow in their natural environments. Medicinal herbs are described among other function, by their taste and temperature. For example, to take one herb in my formula, Fu Xiao Mai, if it is grown in southern China, it has warming effects and if grown in northern China, it has a cooling effect. Using one over the other, changes the effect of the formula.

I have been using the same Herbal Distribution company for over 25 years, since I was in college, as they came highly recommended by our teachers and have full trust in their quality control. Before it is shipped to California, each herb is tested for its purity and potency to meet the highest global standard, in their main facility in Taiwan, that is GMP and TFDA certified. Then it is additionally tested in the laboratory here in their facility in California. And then, before it is sent to you, each batch is tested again in the independent laboratory of my choice and the results are provided for you to see on the product page.

Do you lab test your products?

Yes! Each batch is tested by an independent laboratory of our choice before they are put into the bottle, and the results are provided for you to see on the product page.

What is MCT oil?

MCT oil is a form of fat, Medium Chain Triglycerides, found mainly in coconut oil and palm oil, though also found naturally in goat’s milk. Because of its small molecular size, it requires less time to be digested and absorbed into our body, and that is why we use it. It is a good fat and has many health benefits. In our products we use ONLY the MCT oil derived from coconut oil, as palm oil generates numerous environmental problems.

Do you ship internationally?

Not at this time, but we are looking to change that, in the meantime we offer free shipping in the US.

Will Illuminate help with nervousness before giving a speech or being in a big group?

Yes, we believe it will. Best to start 3 to 4 days before the event.

Is it safe to take Illuminate if I am taking other supplements and medication?

This formula is generally safe to combine with other supplements, but if you are taking medication or supplements, please consult medical doctor and your herbalist before starting any new supplements.

Will you carry products that can help with pain or other health issues?

Yes, absolutely! Thank you for asking. We are currently working on creating and testing several other herbal formulas.