• Q: How do you determine the safety of potential ingredients in Neways products?

    A: The use of safe ingredients is the premise on which Neways International is based. We do not take this important obligation lightly. Our scientists are continually evaluating the ingredients we currently use and determining the safest choices.

    Issues that can be looked at scientifically to determine safety include the following: 1) acute toxicity at high doses in animals, 2) chronic toxicity at high doses in animals, 3) acute toxicity at normal doses in humans, 4) chronic toxicity at normal doses in humans, 5) contact irritation of skin and mucous membranes, 6) allergic reactions, 7) mutagenic potential in animals, 8) carcinogenic potential in animals, 9) embryo-toxicity in animals, and 10) metabolic products and excretion.

    To obtain all this information literally takes years. Neways' Research and Development Department continually compares new possibilities with older proven ingredients. As research helps reduce controversy, Neways changes ingredients or justifies the uses of older ingredients, as the facts dictate.

  • Q: Are Neways' products botanically based?

    A: The question of botanically based depends on interpretation of that term. Neways' formulas are not necessarily 100-percent natural. The latest science and research produces many advances in product formulation that can result in superior formulas. Our philosophy is to combine the best of science and nature to create safe and effective products. To that end, most of our products include botanical extracts, infusions, flavors, and/or otherwise functional ingredients. Neways believes strongly in the benefit of natural botanicals, so we use them in abundance in our formulas.

  • Q: Do Neways' products contain chemicals?

    A: Yes. Neways products are not chemical-free. In fact, the term “chemical-free” is a misnomer. Any chemist will tell you that there is no such thing as "chemical-free." Please understand that the word "chemical" is not a bad word. Everything we eat, drink, or breathe is made of chemicals. Every cellular reaction in our bodies is a chemical reaction. Every organ, tissue, and biological system is created by, composed of, and functions by chemistry.

    Take water, for example. The chemical formula for water is H2O, and therefore water is a chemical. When you eat foods, your body breaks down this food into its individual chemical components. Then your body can absorb and recombine these chemical elements to form proteins, lipids, and other components necessary for the life and structure of the organism. The question that needs to be asked here is "Does Neways use any harmful chemicals in its products?" to which the answer is an emphatic no.

  • Q: Why does Neways use preservatives?

    A: Over the course of the company's existence, one issue Neways has faced is the issue of preservatives. Preservatives are ingredients that protect products from chemical change or microbial action. Neways realizes that it is dangerous for consumers to use contaminated products infested with bacteria, and we use antimicrobial preservatives in low concentration to eradicate their growth. Left unrestrained, such bacterial growth could lead to serious skin or mucous-membrane infections and even toxic shock or death.

    Despite their benefits, preservatives could be accused of being harmful ingredients. Indeed, some groups accuse Neways of being hypocritical in their use of preservatives. It is true that preservatives in high concentrations could harm body cells, but this fact has oftentimes mislead consumers about the value of using preservatives in low concentrations. Preservatives or any other product ingredient can fall victim to such one-sided analysis.

    Neways makes a conscious effort to use preservatives that are synthesized from natural compounds and chooses to use preservatives that have been shown to be most effective and safe.

  • Q: How do I know that Neways' vitamin and herbal supplements are high quality?

    A: The most important factor in a good product is the testing process done by the manufacturer to ensure the product contains what the label states. Neways is very selective about the suppliers we use, and we require documentation that validates their compliance with the strict standards set by the Food and Drug Administration. This is far superior to the USP certification that some companies choose to use as a way of validating the quality of their products.

    Here is an example of what Neways does to ensure that our consumers receive the highest-quality products. All our suppliers of raw materials have provided us with the following information:

    • Standard Operating Procedures
    • Confirmation of Implementation of Procedures
    • Good Manufacturing Practices
    • Analytical Testing Methods
    • Confirmation of Stability
    • Confirmation of Shelf Life
    • Disclosure of Excipients
    • Certificates of Analysis, which arrive with each shipment to ensure that each ingredient batch continues to meet Neways' strict standards

    In addition, Neways' packaging environment meets FDA standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Q: I am gluten intolerant. Which Neways products contain gluten?

    A: Individuals who are gluten intolerant may want to avoid any products containing ingredients based on oat, wheat, barley, or rye. Following is some information on several Neways products, although this information may not encompass information on some of our newest product offerings:

    • Products with oat-based ingredients: ProThin Meal Replacement, Green Qi, Neways Generations Baby Lotion, Skin Enhancer
    • Products with wheat-based ingredients: Green Qi, Renu, Silken Mild Family Shampoo, Rebound, Neways Generations Baby Lotion, Cascading Skin Complex
    • Products with barley-based ingredients: Green Qi, Cascading Skin Complex
    • Products with rye-based ingredients: None
  • Q: Can I use the cap on the liquid nutritional products to measure a dose, and how much would each capful be?

    A: Using the cap as a measuring device on any liquid nutritional product increases the risk of contaminating the product, which may actually shorten the shelf life of products, especially those that contain no preservatives. We suggest measuring by the tablespoon instead. One tablespoon (15 ml) equals 1/2 ounce, and 2 tablespoons (30 ml) equal 1 ounce.

  • Q: Will your nutritional products interact with any of the medications that my doctor has prescribed for me?

    A: Neways' nutritional products are dietary supplements only and are not intended to augment or replace any treatment prescribed by a qualified health-care provider. Any time you consider using a dietary supplement alongside an over-the-counter or prescription drug, we suggest you consult with your health-care provider before doing so. In addition, a registered pharmacist can advise you more specifically about potential interactions between drugs and other nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals.

  • Q: What are the natural flavors in Maximol Solutions?

    A: The natural flavors in Maximol Solutions come from fruit extracts, including blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, elderberry, and orange.

  • Q: What about the safety and function of the ingredient sodium chlorite, which is used in Eliminator Mouthwash?

    A: Stabilized chlorine dioxide, which is another industry name for sodium chlorite, is the safest, most effective oral-care agent available for use in dental-care products, and it has about the same toxicity as water. Because of this, it is extremely mild and safe to use on the delicate tissues that line the oral cavity. Stabilized chlorine dioxide helps break down the food films on which oral bacteria live, and it’s marvelous for supporting healthy gums. Also, this ingredient is an excellent deodorizing oral-care agent that is not toxic and may also support against bad breath.

    While chlorine dioxide is a potentially dangerous gas, stabilized chlorine dioxide is a salt form in solution with bicarbonate. It is very safe in comparison with other disinfectants. In fact, this ingredient is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as an excellent bactericide, fungicide, and antimicrobial agent. The Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture have approved the use of stabilized chlorine dioxide in food-processing plants for sanitizing and for controlling bacteria and mold.