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Frequently Asked Questions

Whole Foods

Can I blend my Oshun Health products into a smoothie? 

With the exception of the Pro32 Probiotics (has to be taken on an empty stomach)  all our products may be added to juices or smoothies. We do not recommend blending it, however. Liposomes are quite delicate and blending (or vigorous shaking) or adding it to hot drinks can damage the liposomes. Rather stir it into the smoothie.

Why are almost all the Oshun Health products only available in liquids?

As Pharmaceutical Sciences professors Vladimir P. Torchillin, Ph.D., and Volkmar Weissig, Ph.D., write in their definitive text: Liposomes: A Practical Approach: “In order to produce liposomes (of whatever kind), lipid molecules must be introduced into an aqueous environment. “Water is the most common aqueous material in liposomal supplements.” Therefore, a liposomal product will always be in a liquid.

What about the use of high dose ascorbic acid’s success in the treatment of cancer and sepsis?

There is research to show that extreme doses of ascorbic acid can be helpful in the treatment of cancer, sepsis and infectious diseases. Oshun Health’s view is that high dose ascorbic acid is beneficial under special circumstances such as the ones mentioned above. There is, however, also research that shows that high doses of ascorbic acid can cause damage to DNA. A study in the American Journal of Clinical  Nutrition (Vol. 87, No. 1, 142-149, January 2008) reveals, that supplementation with ascorbic acid devastates the muscle, causing impairment in mitochondrial function, loss of endurance, and inhibition of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase. In this case, rather than being a beneficial antioxidant, ascorbic acid has been shown to work as an adverse pro-oxidant.

Therefore, high dose ascorbic acid can be beneficial but, depending on how high the dose of ascorbic acid, it can be an extreme intervention and should not be undertaken lightly or on the long term. For daily use and under normal circumstances a natural Vitamin C is preferable.

Why should I take a whole food Vitamin C containing 75mg of Vitamin C per dose if I can take an ascorbic acid which contains a 1000mg per dose?

Citrus C cannot be compared to ascorbic acid, the synthetic version of vitamin C at all. Except for the fact that Citrus C contains the whole Vitamin C molecule which ascorbic doesn’t (see explanation above) whole food vitamins also, due to the phytochemicals and other nutritional cofactors in the product, functions in a completely different way as far as dosage is concerned. Studies on apples show, for instance, that although an apple contains only about 5mg of Vitamin C, the phytochemicals and nutritional cofactors in the apple work synergistically to provide the equivalent of 1500mg of Vitamin C! (reference: Apple phytochemicals and their health benefits). It follows, therefore, that natural Vitamin C does not have to be taken in high doses to be potent

Why should I take a whole food supplement?

Unlike whole food, synthetic supplements contain isolated, synthetically made nutrients. In other words nutrients that are taken out of the context (in combination with phytochemicals, nutritional cofactors etc) in which they optimally function. This situation you will never find in nature/food, which already gives an indication that it’s unnatural. In addition, these supplements are often foreign to the body; they, therefore, have to be converted into a form that the body can use or they have to be excreted through the urine, placing an undue burden on the organs.

It is now widely believed that the actions of antioxidant nutrients alone do not explain the observed health benefits of diets rich in fruit and vegetables. Taken alone, individual, isolated antioxidants studied in clinical trials do not appear to reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, in the same way that diets rich in fruit and vegetables do. Work done by scientists has shown that fruit and vegetable phytochemical extracts exhibit strong antioxidant and anticancer activities and it is proposed that this is due to the complex additive and synergistic effects of the combined nutrients in fruit and vegetables. This also explains why no single antioxidant can replace the combination of nutrients in fruit and vegetables. The above explains why whole food supplements, as offered by Oshun Health, are better than isolated, synthetic nutrients.

Customer Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I return an order I received that I’m not satisfied with?

Yes. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase after you received it, we will take it back. The product must still be more than three quarters full, however, and be returned within 30 days of receiving it.

How do I apply a coupon?

At checkout you will see a green bar with question “Have a Coupon?”. Click on it, type in your coupon code and click on apply. The discount will be applied.

I feel uncomfortable with online shopping. Is there any other way to buy the Oshun Health products?

If you’re not comfortable with online shopping you can send us an email with your order, as well as an address and phone number for shipping purposes. We will issue an invoice and send your order as soon as we receive proof of payment.
The other option is to buy from one of our stockists. See stockist page.

I need to cancel my order

If you change your mind once you have placed an order you can contact us and we will do a refund.

Email: mariette@oshunhealth.co.za Cancellations have to be done within 12 hours, however.

What payment methods can I use?

You can pay via direct bank transfer or Payfast. Remember to send proof of payment to mariette@oshunhealth.co.za if you choose to do a direct bank transfer.

How can I track my order?

If you would like to track your order you can click on The Courier Guy’s website and go to Track and Trace.

Type in the tracking reference on your waybill, for example WD3KC.  You’ll find the reference in bold under the barcode on your waybill. Enter and you will receive an update on the status of your parcel.