Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions. Is your question not here? Then you can always contact us.

How do I use the Vitamin Sprays?
You should spray the product onto the inside of the cheeks (try to leave about 30 seconds before swallowing). You should spray once on each inside of the cheek, four times per day. See also our page with the User Instructions.

Why are the doses of Prenatal Sprays so low compared to the adult Multiple?
NUTURA® Prenatal was designed to be used in conjunction with the Adult Multiple Spray. Together, expecting mothers can obtain a desirable level of vitamin supplementation. During pregnancy it is often difficult to keep down pills; the spray technology solves this problem.

What is the difference between the Pine Bark and the Anti-Oxidant Spray?
The Anti-Oxidant Spray contains the anti-oxidant vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin B3, vitamin C, and vitamin E. On the other hand, the Pine Bark Spray contains a natural plant extract which includes proanthocyanidin, a very effective, natural antioxidant. Yes, they both would function in a similar manner in the body. But, some people would choose one product over another based on their personal knowledge of nutrition.

How much does each Spray tube provide?
Each tube of NUTURA® spray delivers approximately 240 metered sprays. If the product is used at the recommend rate of 8 sprays per day (2 sprays, four times per day) each tube provides a 30 day supply.

How long will each Spray last, opened and unopened?
The shelf life of the Sprays is three years unopened from the date of shipment from our facility in the USA. Opened, the Sprays are best when used within 24 months.

What is "RI - Reference Intake" compared to the well-known RDA?
The DV, RI, RDA, and US RDI terms generate much confusion. For the Netherlands and most EU countries, the term RDA and RI (Recommended Daily Allowance) or RI (Reference Intake are being used. These two are equal in number. The new labeling regulation (EU no. 1169/2011) effectuated the end of 2014 will leave the choice for dietary supplements to choose to continue using RDA or switch to Reference Intake. On foods and supplements it will be required by 2016 to use only Reference intake (RI). In anticipation to the upcoming requirements we decided to use on all our new packaging, the term 'Reference Intake " for expressing the amount of vitamins and minerals. We see advantages in using 'RI' above the current term 'RDA', because reference intake has no recommendation in itself, making it easier to explain if someone needs more than 100% of the reference intake.

What combination of NUTURA® products should I take to help treat a specific illness?
As you are aware, NUTURA®'s vitamin and mineral products are classified as dietary food supplements. If the labeling or accompanying or associated literature made any preventive, curative, or remedial claims, NUTURA® products would be reclassified as drugs and subject to entirely different regulations by the FDA. Accordingly, our company makes a concerted effort to avoid making any type of claim that its products can be used for the prevention or treatment of any human ailment, infirmity, injury, or defect.

For some Sprays, the dosage is quite low, why is that?
Due to the high uptake by spray application in comparison with other forms of administration spray reaches an exceptionally high efficiency. The issue is not about intake, but about uptake.

Why is Vitamin D present in the Calmag Spray?
CalMag is a supplement containing an herbal extract (the herbs are listed on the label) with the addition of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D. It is designed as a dietary supplement to provide soluble and readily available calcium and magnesium in the correct proportions - thus maintaining a steady supply of these essential electrolytes. The product does not provide 100% of the EC RDA. This would be impossible in spray form. Vitamin D is present because it is a significant aid in the absorption of calcium from other sources and it is a highly recommended nutrient, especially for elderly people.

What is the source of the Glycerin that is used in the Sprays?
In all our products we only use glycerin obtained from plant sources. This is suitable for vegetarians as well.

How long are the Spray Vitamins on the market?
Spray vitamins have been on the market for over 30 years and were first brought to the Netherlands in 1996 by physics therapist Nathan Krant from Naarden. Since then, many leading therapists such as Roy Martina have used these sprays on their patients.