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What You Can Expect from Healing Tea:

Legend has it that Shennong, the Emperor of China and inventor of agriculture and Chinese medicine, was drinking a bowl of boiled water in or around 2737 BC when a few leaves were blown from a nearby tree into his water, changing the colour and taste. The emperor took a sip of the brew and was pleasantly surprised by its flavour and over time, its healthful and restorative properties.

Healing teas have been part of society and part of our medicinal culture for centuries. As our medical knowledge and understanding grows, all that was believed about the healing powers of tea has come to fruition. And now, scientific research is validating the health benefits long associated with drinking medicinal tea.

Tea not only tastes good, in so many cases it is also incredibly good for you!

HappyTea is wonderful when you are feeling uptight, anxious or stressed. Nothing relaxes you as well as a warm cup of tea made with natural and delicious ingredients that can help enhance and relax your mood. Take it with HappySense caplets to reduce stress and promote relaxation and happiness.

The ingredients in Happy Tea have been shown to help reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue and to promote relaxation, better mood and improved sleep. Some of the key stress relieving ingredients in Happy Tea include: griffonia seeds, rhodiola root, orange peel, chamomile flowers, passionflower herb, lemongrass herb and Brazilian ginseng root (suma). 

Griffonia seeds are a source of the natural ingredient 5-hydroxtryptophan (5-HTP), which naturally enhances the body’s serotonin levels. 5-HTP has been clinically demonstrated to help reduce depression, anxiety, food cravings and fatigue and to help improve mood and sleep.1,2 Passionflower, lemongrass, chamomile and orange peel are all well known for their ability to naturally promote relaxation and to help encourage healthy, restful sleep, and have been used traditionally in teas for this purpose for many years.3,4 For example, passionflower has been shown to be as effective as the prescription drug oxazepam for reducing anxiety.4

 

Rhodiola root and Brazilian ginseng (suma) are both well-known natural adaptogens, and have been extensively studied for their ability to reduce anxiety and to improve energy levels and the body’s ability to cope with stress. For example, human studies have shown that rhodiola can help to significantly improve physical performance, mental fatigue, sleep patterns, motivation, mood stability and general well-being.5

 

HappyTea™, 20 bags

Ingredients: Hibiscus flowers, cinnamon bark, natural flavours, rhodiola root, chamomile flowers, passionflower herb, lemongrass herb, griffonia seeds, orange leaves, roasted chicory root, orange peels, citric acid, Brazilian ginseng root (suma).

 

Use 1 tea bag per cup. Add boiling water and steep for 3 minutes or until you obtain desired flavour. Remove tea bag and enjoy! For iced tea pour 2 cups of boiling water over 4 tea bags. Steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add two cups of cold water and chill. Store box in a cool dry place.

Why don't you put nutrition labeling on your boxes of teas?

The Nutrition Facts table appears on almost all prepackaged foods, however Health Canada has provided exemption to certain foods, including tea leaves and herbs.

What is the source of your "all natural flavours" in your line of teas?

All the natural flavours found in our teas are vegetal based - they are derived from fruits, vegetables and/or plants.

Do your teas contain caffeine?

No, our teas are all caffeine free.

Are your Healing Teas gluten free?

Yes, we can confirm that HappyTea is gluten free.
Because our healing teas are a 3rd party product (arrives as a finished product to our manufacturing facility and then are packaged in Canada) we can confirm that yes they are gluten free, and there is no possibility of cross-contamination during the manufacturing process.

I bought a box of your product, and although it seemed to feel lighter than usual, I didn't think much of it, until I opened the box and discovered that there is nowhere near the amount of packages inside as there should have been.  How can this happen?

As part of our corporate policy and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirement, our procedures incorporate routine in-process checks plus a final examination of the finished product to ensure conformance to all aspects of quality, including correct product count. There are a number of checks and balances performed by both Production and Quality Assurance personnel prior to, during, and after the packaging operations to ensure that product under-counts do not happen.  Although product under-counts can happen, this occurrence is rare.  Should you discover that your box of tea is far below the label claim count upon opening - we recommend you return it to your point of purchase as per our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Do all of your products have an NPN?

Yes, all of our products have been issued a Natural Product Number (NPN) by Health Canada – these numbers do appear on our labels.  Further Natural Health Product criteria and information can be found on the Health Canada website www.hc-sc.gc.ca  Under the Food and Drugs Act items that are considered a food – for example, our protein powders and herbal teas – do not require an NPN. 

Why have your cautions and your recommended/suggested usages changed so dramatically on many of your labels?

The changes you are noticing to our suggested usage and cautionary statements have been at the directive of Health Canada.  There have been many regulatory changes with regards to Natural Health Products causing companies to change their labels accordingly.  We update our website, product information sheets and labels on the actual products to reflect these regulations as quickly as we possibly can.  Health Canada and the industry representing natural health products act according to the interest of consumers and their safety.  As a result, if there is any concern with an existing condition, a caution is added to advise the consumer to seek out feedback from their Health Care professional.  

Are your products GMO free?

Preferred Nutrition is currently in the process of testing all of our products so that we can advise the public if any of them contain ingredients that come from genetically modified organisms or not.  Once the testing is complete we will indicate on our website, as well as on our product information sheets and on our labels.  This will be done as quickly as possible and on a product-by-product basis.

Will this product help me lose weight?

There is no such thing as a "magic" pill or product - the only way to succeed (and maintain) true weight loss is by adopting a healthy lifestyle combining adequate exercise and proper nutrition. If you are concerned about poor eating habits or cravings, then we recommend you seek advice from a Nutritionist or Naturopath to obtain some guidance on healthy eating, as well as to investigate possible underlying (or undiagnosed) hormonal imbalances, which can make it harder to lose weight.  You might also want to consider speaking with a personal trainer to help you discover a fun fitness program that you enjoy - because, no matter what, in order to achieve and maintain any type of weight loss, exercise is required.  Our vitamins and supplements are designed to help you in your quest to a daily, healthy lifestyle, however it also requires effort on your part.

Where do you source your products from?  

Please be advised that all of our ingredients, including flavourings, are derived from natural ingredients and are ISURA tested & certified (in order to ensure the absence of GMOs, contaminants, heavy metals and adulteration).  All of our products are manufactured at a GMP facility certified by Health Canada.  All raw materials come in and are tested for purity, safety and potency.  If they do not meet our standards they are rejected and sent back or destroyed.  We use the highest quality ingredients available, and choose organic whenever we can.  Many of our products contain proprietary patented ingredients that have been clinically researched to help deliver optimal results and outstanding quality.

Are your products peanut free?

Following compliance with food regulations, in order to make a negative claim such as "peanut free", it would be necessary to insure a zero tolerance of any peanut traces, including the possibility of cross contamination.  Although our manufacturing facility has a policy in place for allergen control, there is no specific policy for peanuts, nor is there a specific "no peanut agreement" with our raw material suppliers.

Can your products be used after the expiry date has passed?

Supplements generally keep their potency long after the expiry date.  There is certainly no safety issues with consuming after the expiry date has passed however the potency degrades over longer periods of time.

Are any of your products "vegan-friendly"?

Yes, AdrenaSense, EstroSense, MenoSense, BioSil, Medi-C Plus, Magnesium and MagSense (from our WomenSense and Preferred Nutrition product lines), the Healing Teas, our Ultimate Maca Energy products and the Ultimate VEGAN line are all vegan friendly.

Why can't I find any prices on your website?

Preferred Nutrition is the wholesale distribution company for the products on this website. However we sell exclusively to Health Food stores & selected Natural Pharmacies across Canada, not directly to the general public.  Because the prices of our products can vary from store-to-store, we are unable to list our suggested prices on our website.  We recommend you contact your local retailer and inquire about prices directly with them.

Can I purchase products directly from you?  I went to a health food store and the prices seem very expensive.

We distribute our products in Canada only and we sell directly to Health Food stores - since they have a personal commitment to the natural health lifestyle.  Consumers are then able to buy our products from knowledgeable staff that are genuinely interested in helping people be well - people who care!  Always be sure to look for in store promotions or coupons when you are making your purchases as this can help alleviate your cost concerns.

Do all health food stores carry all of your products?

To find Health Food stores in your area that carry our products, please click on "Store Locator" at the top of this screen.  All you have to do is enter your postal code and you will be given a list of retailers in the radius that you choose. We do recommend calling ahead to see if they stock the item you are looking for and in most cases if a store does not normally carry something, they will offer to do a special order for you.

Are any of your products tested on animals?

No, there is no animal testing on any of our products.

Should your supplements be taken with or without food?

Most of our products will specify directly on the bottle whether they should be taken with a meal or not.  If nothing is stated, then the choice is yours as to when the best time is for you to take them.  In general, however, most vitamin supplements should be taken with food because once eating starts the digestive process, enzymes and gastric juices are generated and usually the nutrients will be absorbed and assimilated better.

I like the sound of many of your products.  Am I able to take different formulas at the same time?

Yes, it's safe to combine various WomenSense products to help support the body in achieving optimal health.  The same applies to the Preferred Nutrition line, Dr. Whitaker's formulas and Brad King's.  If you are unsure of any combination, then please consult your Health Care Practitioner.

Can you tell me if I can combine any of your supplements with the medication(s) I am on, as prescribed by my doctor?

It is best to consult your Doctor or alternative Health Practitioner before taking any new supplements while on prescribed medication.  If you have been approved to add our supplement(s) to your daily regime, then we do recommend that you space the medication and the supplements out by at least one hour.

Can I take your products when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

We are not able to make any recommendations with any of our products when it comes to pregnancy or while nursing.  You must contact your Health Practitioner, Naturopath or Pharmacist.

I understand that you put a recommended dosage on your labels, but I can take more or less than that, right?  And, really, do I have to take the product every day?

With regards to the recommended dosage, we would suggest you speak to your Doctor or Health Care Practitioner before increasing any amounts.  As with any supplement you can determine your amount based on your personal preference - if you find that a product works for you immediately then you should be fine to take it just on the days you feel you need it, but again we suggest you discuss this with you MD or HP.  Some consumers find that a product needs to be in their system for a few days to a few weeks before they notice results and/or feel the full benefits.  

What is your 100% money-back (customer satisfaction) guarantee?

Our 100% money-back/customer satisfaction guarantee ensures that if a customer is not completely satisfied with their purchase, they can return the unused portion of the product (in its original packaging) back to their point of purchase and we will credit the Health Food store 100% of their purchase price from us.  We cannot dictate if a store will give cash back or an in-store credit, nor can we override store policies already in place ~ but we do promise to credit them, regardless of the reason for the return.

References:

 

  1. 1.Shaw KA et al. Tryptophan and 5-Hydroxytryptophan for depression (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2002, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003198. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003198.

  2. 2.Cangiano, C., Ceci, F., Cairella, M., Cascino, A., Del Ben, M., Laviano, A., Muscaritoli, M., and Rossi-Fanelli, F. Effects of 5-hydroxytryptophan on eating behavior and adherence to dietary prescriptions in obese adult subjects. Adv Exp Med Biol 1991;294:591-593

  3. 3.Leite JR et al. 1986. Pharmacology of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf). III. Assessment of eventual toxic, hypnotic and anxiolytic effects on humans. J Ethnopharmacol 17: 75–83.

  4. 4.Akhondzadeh  et al. 2001. Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a pilot double-blind randomized controlled trial with oxazepam. J Clin Pharm Ther 26: 363–367.

  5. 5.Spasov AA et al. A double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study of the stimulating and adaptogenic effect of Rhodiola rosea SHR-5 extract on the fatigue of students caused by stress during an examination period with a repeated low dose regimen. Phytomedicine. 2000; 7:80-85.

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