Yes, we have a section on hair testing to help you understand why this type of testing is so reliable, revealing and different from a blood test. Please visit this section on our Science page.
Paragon Vitamins is the only company that uses Metabolic Testing (through Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) in conjunction with a proprietary online questionnaire to deliver the most comprehensive health analysis available, and personalized premium vitamin, mineral and nutrient programs based on this gold-standard analysis.
Yes. The hair test results can detect and report hair treatment, as hair treatment will exaggerate the calcium test (reading higher than usual) but will not significantly affect the rest of the mineral elements.
No! If you are bald because you shave your head, you can save your hair shavings in an envelope until you have enough hair. This takes longer but is the best option. If that's not the case, you can also use body or pubic hair.
Not at all. When you take your hair sample, it is best to cut small sections from a few places. You will only send the 1"- 2" closest to your scalp and throw the rest away. It will feel a bit prickly where you cut the hair, but if you cut small sections, they are too small to see even if you have thin hair. An alternative is to provide pubic hair.
We always recommend bringing your Personal Nutritional Assessment with you and consulting your doctor or healthcare professional — however, our questionnaire and algorithm cross-reference for any contraindications with specific prescription products.
We typically suggest you stop taking your other vitamins when you start taking your Paragon program. Our products cover all the bases, and our vitamins are higher quality and absorb better than most products, so they will provide enhanced support over what you are taking now. If you have a specific supplement that we don't offer, feel free to get in touch with us and we can provide you a specific answer.
Great health is only possible with the proper balance of enzyme systems in our bodies, which make up much of the protein. Temporary deficiencies of vitamins and minerals can lead to the collapse and unbalancing of critical enzyme systems and the entire range of human illnesses that result from the disruption of specific enzyme balances. If you have been slightly deficient in nutrients, then your levels of certain enzyme systems in cells are likely depressed and require rebuilding (healing), and that is only possible with an abundance of vitamins and nutrients necessary to support this rebuilding. With all that in mind, the world has become an increasingly stressful and toxic environment that causes the depletion of nutrients in most people's bodies. Also, the body easily rids itself of small surpluses of water-soluble vitamins. Therefore, it's wise to avoid unnecessary health problems due to their depletion by retaining a small surplus in our systems, rather than risk deficiency that can lead to illness, impeded healing, or retarded growth or development.
We suggest taking our vitamins with meals because they are designed to work with food, it helps establish a routine, allows for even nutritional support throughout the day, and helps prevent stomach upset for anyone sensitive to supplements. Ultimately, it’s up to you, and you should do what works best for your routine.
We suggest taking your vitamins with meals because it helps create a routine, evenly spreads a boost of nutritional support throughout the day, and helps prevent stomach upset for anyone sensitive to supplements. We also create your plan to give energy boosting supplements in the morning, and those that help with relaxation in the evening. If you forget to take them at breakfast, you can take with lunch or an afternoon snack. With the evening supplements, if you forget at dinner, take them before bed. If you forget a whole day, start again the next day. And if you get behind, we can also pause your subscription for a few days, so they don't pile up.
Our products use the purest, most natural, bio-available combinations of nutrients available. Our finished products are rigorously tested and we have chosen ISURA™ third party verification for our supplement products because they use state-of-the-art equipment to audit, test & verify those products from seed to table. This includes mass spectrometry to test for over 600 pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, and other contaminants, as well as real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) analysis, to identify genetically modified or genetically engineered organisms. ISURA guarantees non-GMO, safe, pure and potent.
The vitamins within each individual pack are listed directly on the packaging. You can also read more about each of our vitamins here.
If you are taking a specific supplement that we don't offer, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll provide a recommended approach.
By law, the FDA does not approve vitamins and dietary supplements. That said, all vitamins and supplements adhere to FDA certified Good Manufacturing Practices. At Paragon Vitamins, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality possible – our products use the purest, safest, most natural, bio-available combinations of nutrients on the planet. Additionally, we formulate and manufacture many of our own supplements to ensure the quality of raw materials and the integrity of manufacturing processes. To find detailed information on each of our supplements, visit this page of our Products section.
Our products use only the purest, safest, and most natural nutrients available and are all dairy and gluten-free. The anti-fungal contains walnut. The vitamin E complex contains an E complex partially extracted from non-GMO soy. The E complex does not contain soy itself (proteins, lipids, sugars or estrogen-promoting compounds)
Paragon has researched the increased metabolic and nutritional demands experienced with pregnancy and breastfeeding for over 20 years. Our personalized programs provide pregnant and breastfeeding mothers with the optimized nutrition and supplements for you and baby. Reach out to us if either of these changes occur once already on the program as your subscription will need to be adjusted to reflect your new nutritional needs. We also recommend discussing your supplements and Personal Nutritional Assessment with your doctor or healthcare professional.
Some people report experiencing improvements in their overall wellbeing in just days or weeks. Still, we recommend sticking to your personalized program for at least three months to realize the full benefits.
We advise you share information about anything that you are ingesting with your preferred doctor. Also, if you have specific questions on your Personal Mutritional Assessment, you can also review that with your doctor or healthcare professional.
The yellow in your pee is a little bit of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) gradually being released.
Our trusted partner, Trace Elements Inc., conducts all our hair testing. They are internationally recognized as the gold standard in Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) and currently serve health professionals in 46 countries. They are based in Addison, Texas.
We offer three levels of subscription, because some people want a basic plan and some want it all, it really depends on you. All three levels ensure you get nutrients personalized to your specific needs. Your Personal Nutritional Assessment will include a subscription recommendation to help guide you. The three levels are Essential, Optimized and Performance. When you get your Nutritional Assessment, you will see your own personalized version of each. Pricing within each level ranges depending on individual needs. Essential is $39-$49USD; Optimized is $65 - $99USD, and Performance is $95 - $160USD.
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