FAQ: Xanthohumol+

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What’s in Xanthohumol+?

A vegetarian capsule contains hop extract and Rice Bran. Our hop extract contains a higher concentration of one of the hop flavonoids- xanthohumol.

Is Xanthohumol+ vegan?

The capsules are vegan but we do not hold certification for this.

Is there any published scientific evidence of a benefit for Xanthohumol+?

The UK’s Medicines and Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has classed
Xanthohumol+ as a food supplement and not a medicinal product so the label cannot recommend it for any medical condition. There is plenty of evidence on the use of hop extracts and xanthohumol in menopause, metabolic syndrome, including obesity and diabetes, sleep, and as an antioxidant in DNA damage and cancer. You can search the evidence here.

Are there phytoestrogens in Xanthohumol+?

Yes, the phytoestrogen content from the hop flavonoids with phytoestrogen activity is 0.3-0.5% of the 200mg hop extract.

Should I take if I have an oestrogen sensitive disease?

No. Different tumours, lumps and possibly endometriosis can display oestrogen receptors, which could theoretically encourage the disease to get worse when phytoestrogens come into contact with them. It is possible to test cancer cells for oestrogen receptors. It is always best to speak to your doctor about this.

What is the recommended dose?

One capsule of Xanthohumol+ can be taken daily. The clinical trials conducted on hop extracts in humans have been undertaken for up to 3 months duration.

Can Xanthohumol+ be taken by people with Diabetes?

Xanthohumol+ can be taken by those with diabetes.

What is the recommended age for taking Xanthohumol+?

Xanthohumol+ can be taken at the age of 18 and above.

Does Xanthohumol+ have to be taken with food?

No, but you can if you wish.

Can I take it if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

No, the safety of Xanthohumol+ in pregnancy and lactation has not been established.

What are the side effects of Xanthohumol+?

No side effects from consumption are known.

Does Xanthohumol+ contain any artificial additives?

Only natural preservatives, colours and flavours are used.

What allergens does it contain?

It does not contain any of the 14 allergens which are listed by the EFSA.

Where are the products made?

Xanthohumol+ is made in England.

Are you sure the ingredients are genuine and free from contaminants?

Absolutely – the manufacturers have a long and strong history of quality assurance and compliance with international standards. They also do their own in-house analysis of each ingredient looking for purity and authenticity.

Are the supplements organic?

These are completely natural products but they are not organic.

Should I take Xanthohumol+ at a certain time of day?

No, Xanthohumol+ can be taken any time of day.

Can I take Xanthohumol+ with my usual supplements such as glucosamine, multivitamins and omega 3 etc?

Yes, you can take with any other supplement.

Storage. Do I have to keep Xanthohumol+ in the refrigerator?

Xanthohumol+ should be stored in a cool dry place. Storage in the refrigerator is acceptable.

Are there any concerns with taking Xanthohumol+ while I am on prescription medications?

There are no known herb-drug interactions.

Can I take Xanthohumol+ before surgery?

Always check with your surgeon, we can see no reason not to.

How long will it take for me to feel the effects of the supplements?

Just as the effects of a healthy diet are long term and are seen over a lifetime, it is difficult to say when you would feel an observable effect from supplements. However, we do know that it is always important to maintain a balanced diet for good health.

Do I have to take Xanthohumol+ every day? Can I take every alternate day?

Yes, take xanthohumol + when you feel you need to take it.

If I cannot consume capsules, what are the other alternatives to taking Xanthohumol+?

You can open the capsule and pour the ingredients into your cold or warm food/drink.

Are the supplements kosher or halal?

The ingredients are suitable for those following a kosher or halal diet, although we do not hold certification for the whole supplement.