FAQs – ProActive Plant Based Nutraceuticals

What Are Nutraceuticals?

In short, a nutraceutical must be derived from a food source and it must offer additional health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Nutraceuticals may be used to support improved health, assist in the aging process or support the structure or function of the body.  They can be used as a preventative or as a treatment. 

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Why use Elderberries and Wild Blueberries?

In Nature, purple and blue are dynamic health supporters. Their phytonutrients include an antioxidant called anthocyanins believed to delay cellular aging and help the heart by blocking the formation of blood clots. Blue and purple foods also contain lycopene, flavonoids and vitamins D & K. They help promote bone health, lower the risk of certain cancers, improve memory and increase urinary-tract health. Blueberries are high in fiber, vitamins E & C, and antioxidants and phytoflavinoids. Combining the two takes the power of purple and blue to a whole new level.

Elderberry and blueberry is clinically proven to help build the immune system and should you contact cold or flu symptoms may help you recover twice as fast.  



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Where do the Blueberries and Elderberries in ProActive products come from?

All the ingredients in our products are sourced from regional Canadian farmers or product suppliers who support our values.  All suppliers must ensure the highest level of purity available and their products must  be free of chemical additives with names no one cannot pronounce or understand.

Why is Cold Pressed Important?

Cold-pressed berries retain more of their vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and antioxidants. Then the juice is carefully processed to exacting standards to preserve their nutrients to create great tasting, natural plant based wellness supplements.

Can ProActive Products Prevent Cold or Flu?

Unfortunately science hasn’t found anything that prevents cold or flu.  However,  all ProActive Nutraceuticals are formulated to  support the immune system. Use them as soon as symptoms appear to lessen ‘sick-time’ or as a preventative just before bed or when going into public places.

Elderberries and blueberries are natural antihistamines which can help with minor allergies or the sniffles.   

What is the shelf life of Throat Guard?

We use no chemical preservatives in our formulae. They are prepared in real time as per order and are  viable for three months from the date its was processed.  Always check the expiry date on the back of your bottle for the specific date. Because there are no artificial stabilizers or alcohol in ProActive Nutraceuticals please keep the tonics in a cool place like the refrigerator when not using.

Do you add sugars or flavours? 

Never.  No processed sugars, no alternative sweeteners and no artificial flavours are used ProActive Nutraceuticals.   Propolis has no sugar but it does have a natural sweet taste. Manuka honey is added to help fend off further infection.  

How many sprays are in a bottle of Throat Guard or Immune Support?

Each bottle contains approximately 200 antioxidant-filled, immune supporting sprays.  Typically a spray bottle will last anywhere from three weeks to a month depending on usage.

Can children use ProActive Nutraceuticals? 

Some blends are available in adult and child strength. The dosage of Vitamin D and zinc is different – more appropriate to children.  The Immune Boosters  have a chart that outlines the dosage for adults and children. Children 4 – 10 years of age  can use the throat sprays for up to 10 days if they do not have allergies.  

As always, speak with your child’s health care provider before starting any elderberry supplementation, if your child is immunocompromised,  undergoing chemotherapy, or if any another underlying health condition exists.

How many sprays of Throat Guard should be taken daily?

That depends on how you want to use it.  Some use it proactively when going  on errands or when travelling as a preventative.  Others use it at night to help alleviate a dry or itchy throat.  We recommend spraying 2-4 sprays, 3-6 times per day when you have first experiencing a dry or itchy throat. Spreading your throat just before bedtime is always a good idea.   If travelling  more frequent spraying is recommended.

How many sprays of Immune Support should I take daily?

Spray 3 or 4 sprays in the morning and again in the evening just before bed. If you are experiencing the symptoms of cold and flu use the immune boosters.  The dosage is more concentrated. 

Should I avoid honey bee propolis or astragalus while pregnant or breast feeding?

Pregnant women or women who  are breast feeding should always consult their health care professional before taking any products that contain honey, propolis, or astragalus.

Is the Manuka honey pasteurized?

We use a  premium, high grade, unpasteurized Manuka honey from New Zealand that is tested and certified  400+ MGO (Monofloral) for potency, purity and quality wit