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FAQs

 

What is the source of the chondroitin sulfate?  Is it animal derived?
    The Chondroitin Sulfate in Sophia Flow is microbial-derived and vegan.
     
      Are there contraindications?
        We do not know of any contraindications, but it is recommended you ask your practitioner.
         
          Can I speak to a doctor who has used this clinically?
            At this time we cannot provide customized advice.
             
              I’m a healthcare provider.  Can I get a discounted price?
                Yes, wholesale pricing is available for licensed providers with reseller's permits (MD, DO, DC, ND, LAc).  There is a 4 jar minimum at this time. To inquire about pricing, set up a wholesale account and to order, please contact info@sophianutrition.com with a copy of your reseller’s permit.
                 
                  Do you have a full ingredients list?  
                    The ingredients information we are able to provide is on the label, found by visiting www.sophianutrition.com/products/sophia-flow.  The probiotics are a proprietary blend.  
                     
                      How and where do I apply Sophia Flow?
                      1. Sophia Flow application is up to each person and their doctor, but you can start with a pea size on the neck 1-2 times per day.
                      2. Many patients benefit from using Dr Klinghardt’s Lymphatic Throat Massage protocol in conjunction with Sophia Flow.  The video is available at www.sophiahi.com/videos
                       
                      How many applications does one 50 ml jar contain?
                        This fully depends on usage.
                         
                          Can it be shipped to Europe?
                            Yes, Sophia Flow can be shipped outside of the United States.  To inquire and order, please contact info@sophianutrition.com.
                             
                              Why is sugar in this product?
                                Citric acid and sugar are necessary for the wellbeing of the microbiome in the cream (Microbiome Advanced Formula) and they are consumed by the microbes during the fermentation process. Without them, the microbes could not thrive and produce all the molecules that are responsible for the beneficial effects of the cream. Their final concentration in the cream is far less than 1%, and both are from high-quality food sources.
                                 

                                  Is Sophia Flow shipped in ice?  It’s very hot where I live. Is it heat stable for shipping?
                                  Sophia Flow will be fine and stable shipped to your hot climate.  It is not packed in ice, and is kept unrefrigerated until opening.  Once opened, please keep it in the refrigerator.
                                   
                                  What is the source of the non-animal chondroitin sulfate?  How is it created?
                                  Non-animal-derived chondroitin sulfate (CS) is produced by a patented fermentation-based manufacturing process. Based on five patents, the innovative production method of non-animal-derived CS is the natural biosynthesis from a specific, non-GMO bacterial strain that produces a capsular polysaccharide that after the fermentation undergoes region-selective sulfation, thus showing the presence of sulfate groups in defined positions corresponding to those of animal-derived CS.  

                                  CS extracted and purified from animal cartilage is a heterogeneous mixture of high and low-molecular-weight species with a heterogeneous sulfation profile. A major breakthrough in CS research was represented by the recent availability of non-animal CS, a compound that overcomes the above mentioned limitations of animal-derived compounds.   
                                   
                                  What kind(s) of vegetable oil does Sophia Flow contain?

                                  Sophia Flow Cream contains a proprietary blend of vegetable oils, obtained from different types of seeds and fruits; this blend is composed of 100% natural ingredients and is palm-free and petroleum free.

                                  The blend contains glyceride oils; it is a high purity blend of renewable resource components, typically used as a blending base in a variety of cosmetic and personal care applications.

                                  This blend of vegetable oils contains essential oils and fatty acids that are not naturally produced by the human body but that are highly beneficial to dry and sensitive skin. These oils are called Omega-6 and Omega-3. This blend also contains essential vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.

                                  The INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) name of this blend is: Olus Oil (Vegetable Oil) 100%. The official definition of this oil, from the INCI catalogue, is: oil of 100% vegetable origin made from a blend of natural triglycerides. It is a white, odorless semi-solid. It functions as a skin-smoothening active ingredient, making skin soft and smooth. It finds applications in skin care, hair treatments, sun care and decorative cosmetics.