MONAT Wellness FAQs
By Truth About MONAT on November 8th, 2020
SAFETY & QUALITY
Q: WHERE ARE MONAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED? ARE THEY MADE IN THE SAME AREA AS NON-INGESTIBLE PRODUCTS SUCH AS HAIRSPRAYS AND SOAPS?
A: All MONAT products are manufactured in the USA using ingredients sourced from around the globe. We rely on third-party manufacturers to produce MONAT Wellness products using custom formulas developed by our R&D team, with oversight from our Scientific Advisory Board. However, the Wellness line of products is not manufactured in the same facility as our haircare and skincare products. Note, MONAT Wellness is manufactured in a facility that also uses milk, egg, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, soybeans, and sesame.
Q: DOES MONAT DEVELOP ITS OWN VITAMINS, SUPPLEMENTS, AND POWDERS?
A: Yes. Our R&D team and Scientific Advisory Board create custom formulas that utilize the highest quality ingredients at efficacious levels as supported by scientific substantiation. Our formulas are unique to MONAT.
Q: WHERE ARE MONAT PRODUCTS SOURCED?
A: Our products are manufactured in the United States using ingredients that are sourced from around the globe.
Q: HOW ARE SAFETY, PURITY, AND QUALITY ENSURED?
A: Our Quality Assurance and R&D teams conduct thorough evaluations of our third-party manufacturers, ensuring that any partner we choose to work with meets our own standards. They must pass a rigorous interview process to be considered a potential partner. Once selected, MONAT Quality Assurance and Research & Development teams conduct periodic, random audits to ensure quality standards are maintained. Products undergo an array of analytical tests on a regular basis to ensure potency, purity, and safety.
Please note, MONAT Wellness is manufactured in a facility that also uses milk, egg, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, soybeans, and sesame.
Q: IS MONAT WELLNESS ALLERGEN FREE? WHY ARE THESE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED IN A FACILITY THAT ALSO PROCESSES MILK, EGGS, CRUSTACEANS, SHELLFISH, TREE NUTS, WHEAT, PEANUTS, SOYBEANS, AND SESAME?
A: MONAT Wellness products do not contain common allergens. However, they are manufactured in a facility that also manufactures products that may contain common allergens such as dairy, tree nuts, shellfish, etc. Our facilities follow GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) guidelines. This includes a mandate that all manufacturing equipment must be completely broken down and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between different batches of product. This ensures that there is no cross-contamination of potential allergens. It is a requirement of the FDA that manufacturers disclose this information on the label to their customers for legal and transparency purposes.
Q: ARE MONAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS CONSIDERED DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS?
A: Yes. MONAT Wellness products are considered dietary supplements.
Q: ARE THESE SUPPLEMENTS FDA APPROVED?
A: In the USA there is no federal regulations of supplements. Therefore, there is no specific Food and Drug Administration approval when it comes to dietary supplements and vitamins. While there is no FDA process for the approval of dietary supplements in the United States, it is up to supplement manufacturers to self-regulate, based on strict published guidelines by the FDA and FTC (Federal Trade Commission).
Supplement manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their dietary products are safe and MONAT takes pride in ensuring that we provide the highest quality of products to our customers.
Q: WHY IS MONAT WELLNESS NOT APPROVED BY THE FDA?
A: The FDA does not review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. The manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements are responsible for making sure their products are safe BEFORE they go to market. If the dietary supplement contains a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI), manufacturers must notify the FDA of the NDI prior to marketing a product containing the NDI. MONAT Wellness products do not contain any NDIs. However, the notification will only be reviewed by the FDA (not approved) and only for safety, not effectiveness. Manufacturers are required to produce dietary supplements in a quality manner and ensure that they do not contain contaminants or impurities and are accurately labeled according to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and applicable labeling regulations.
MONAT WELLNESS INGREDIENTS
Q: ARE MONAT SUPPLEMENTS GLUTEN FREE?
Q: ARE MONAT PRODUCTS VEGAN?
Q: ARE MONAT SUPPLEMENTS TESTED ON ANIMALS?
A: No. MONAT does not engage in animal testing.
Q: ARE MONAT SUPPLEMENTS ORGANIC?
A: No, however, we use organic ingredients whenever possible.
Q: ARE THERE PRESERVATIVES, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, OR ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS IN MONAT SUPPLEMENTS?
A: MONAT uses only natural flavors and sweeteners such as monk fruit, stevia, and food grade preservatives, where needed.
Q: WHERE CAN I CHECK PRODUCT INGREDIENTS?
A: You may view the Supplement Facts Panel to find ingredient and nutritional information. The Supplement Facts Panel is located on the product box itself, on the info sheets, and web pages per product.
Q: WHAT IF I AM ALLERGIC TO A SUPPLEMENT?
A: MONAT recommends that you always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding any medical condition you may have prior to using our supplement products. If you believe you have taken a product that you are allergic to, you should stop consuming the supplement immediately and alert your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.
Q: IS THERE AN EXPIRATION DATE ON MONAT SUPPLEMENTS?
A: MONAT Wellness products have a standard two-year shelf life from the time of manufacture.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW WHICH MONAT SUPPLEMENTS ARE BEST FOR ME?
A: If you are a VIP Customer, we recommend speaking with your MONAT Market Partner. She or he is educated on MONAT Wellness products and can help you choose the right products for your needs.
If you do not have a Market Partner contact, our Product Detail Pages outline the benefits and features of each product in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Look for product benefits that align with your needs. All MONAT Wellness products are meant to be enjoyed by anyone—male and female—over the age of 18.
Q: DO MONAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS COMPLEMENT MY EXISTING MONAT SKINCARE AND HAIRCARE PRODUCTS AND ROUTINE?
A: Yes. MONAT has carefully curated our products to fit into your lifestyle. Incorporating MONAT Wellness into your existing haircare and skincare routines will be a seamless addition. MONAT Wellness was made to be the intersection of inner and outer beauty.
Q: HOW WILL I KNOW THE BENEFITS OF EACH WELLNESS PRODUCT?
A: You can find more information regarding each MONAT Wellness product at https://monatglobal.com/ or on product info sheets.
Q: ARE MONAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
A: The MONAT Wellness line does not currently contain a product targeted at promoting weight loss. Therefore, you should not make weight-loss claims for the Wellness line. However, exercise and a healthy diet are recommended as part of the MONAT Wellness lifestyle.
HOW TO USE MONAT WELLNESS
Q: WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY SUPPLEMENTS? SHOULD I TAKE THEM WITH FOOD?
A: Please refer to the product usage instructions for guidance on when to take each product.
Q: IS IT SAFE TO TAKE ALL MONAT SUPPLEMENTS TOGETHER? ARE THERE INTERACTIONS?
A: Yes. All MONAT Wellness formulas are designed to be used together.
Q: CAN I TAKE MORE THAN ONE MONAT SUPPLEMENT TOGETHER OR DO I NEED TO SPACE THEM OUT?
A: Please refer to the product usage instructions for guidance on when to take each product.
Q: CAN I MIX THE 3 POWDERS?
A: Yes, you may mix and match Collagen Key™, Total Greens, and MONAT Energy powders if you choose. Combining the formulas into one glass or shaker will not lessen the effectiveness of the products, and there are no concerns with “stacking” of ingredients (getting too much of a certain ingredient). However, taste will be a consideration when trying this.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Q: CAN I USE MONAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS IF I AM PREGNANT, NURSING, OR TRYING TO GET PREGNANT?
A: Please contact your physician regarding the use of our supplements, or any supplements, if you are pregnant, nursing, or trying to get pregnant.
Q: ARE THESE SUPPLEMENTS SAFE TO CONSUME IF I HAVE AN UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION?
A: MONAT does not make medical claims regarding our products and does not treat medical conditions. Please consult your healthcare provider for determinations of product suitability.
Q: CAN I CONSUME MONAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS IF I TAKE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION?
A: Please contact your physician if you have a pre-existing medical condition or if you are taking prescription medications and have questions about interactions from using MONAT Wellness.
Q: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF TAKING THESE SUPPLEMENTS?
A: MONAT Wellness products are designed to be used safely by any adult. If you do experience an unwanted side effect, please contact your physician.
Q: HOW OLD SHOULD YOU BE IN ORDER TO TAKE THE MONAT SUPPLEMENTS?
A: 18 years or older.
Q: WHAT IF MY CHILD ACCIDENTLY INGESTS SOME OF THE SUPPLEMENTS? ARE THERE ADVERSE REACTIONS?
A: MONAT Wellness supplements are formulated for adults, not children. If your child has taken our products by accident, please contact your physician.
Q: WHERE CAN WE READ THE CLINICAL STUDIES PERFORMED FOR MONAT WELLNESS?
A: MONAT Wellness formulas are not clinically studied. However, all the ingredients used in the formulas are included at efficacious amounts and backed by scientific research. MONAT R&D and Regulatory teams conduct thorough analysis of all available published scientific and medical literature that analyzes the effectiveness of a given ingredient. After comparing multiple studies, we utilize the most efficacious amounts and forms of that ingredient. This method is standard practice within the dietary supplement world. True double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on finished formulas can take years to complete and cost millions of dollars. We do not currently have plans to conduct clinical trials on our formulas.
HOW WILL MONAT WELLNESS WORK FOR ME? Q: WILL I LOSE WEIGHT IF I CONSUME MONAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS?
A: MONAT Wellness products do not currently feature any products designed to support weight loss. However, healthy lifestyle choices including proper diet, exercise, as well as dietary supplementation may support a healthy body weight.
Q: WILL THERE BE AN ADJUSTMENT PERIOD WHEN I BEGIN TAKING MONAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS?
A: Personal results will vary by product.
Q: HOW LONG AFTER USING THIS PRODUCT SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE THE RESULTS?
A: Results vary from person to person and product by product. Some individuals may experience noticeable results with consistent use. MARKET PARTNER FACTS
Q: WHAT MAKES MONAT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SUPPLEMENT SUPPLIERS?
A: MONAT is known for offering premium-quality haircare and skincare products. Those same high standards have been followed when creating our Wellness line of products. We offer formulations unique to MONAT, featuring scientifically backed, naturally based ingredients sourced from around the globe. Our R&D team and Scientific Advisory Board are thought leaders within the wellness industry and have personally selected each ingredient in our products to ensure maximum benefit to our customers.
Q: DO I NEED TO ADD A SPECIFIC DISCLAIMER WHEN SHARING MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE MONAT WELLNESS PRODUCTS?
A: Yes. When sharing your personal experience and testimonials, you must use the FDA Disclaimer: *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. MONAT BALANCE
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREBIOTIC AND PROBIOTIC?
A: Probiotic supplements contain live bacteria and help replenish the good bacteria in your gut that help to restore order. Prebiotics are materials such as dietary fiber and provide probiotics with the nourishment they need to thrive and function at their best. MONAT Balance is the best of both worlds—a Pro and a Prebiotic.
Q: WHAT IS CAPSULE-IN-CAPSULE TECHNOLOGY?
A: MONAT probiotics are safely placed inside a vegan capsule, featuring a slow release coating. That capsule is then encapsulated in a second layer brimming with smart nutrients that help the probiotics thrive. This duo capsule technology ensures that the friendly bacteria stay alive and effective until reaching the small intestine, where they are needed.
Q: WHAT ARE THE DYES THAT ARE USED IN MONAT BALANCE AND ARE THEY SAFE?
A: MONAT Balance inner capsules contain food-grade colors to enhance the visual appeal of our dynamic capsule-in-capsule technology. Highlighting this technology is key to differentiating the effectiveness and uniqueness of our product in the marketplace. FD&C colors are used in food, drugs, and cosmetics and are deemed safe for ingestion by the FDA. FD&C colors have been extensively studied, with many classified as “permanently approved” for use in drugs and foods.
The dye used in MONAT Balance is of the highest safety standards we have in the US and not dissimilar from that found in the day-to-day products you consume. There are very specific colors that are deemed safe by the FDA; nine of them to be exact, and we use only three of these. It is most unlikely that anyone would go through a day without ingesting at least one of these dyes in something they eat. It is, in fact, a benign ingredient, and occurs in such a small amount that it is negligible, and appears last on the MONAT Balance ingredient list.
We only used this ingredient in MONAT Balance, a product whose unique “capsule in a capsule” is extremely efficacious technology.
MONAT Balance is vegan, gluten free, sugar free, and allergen free.
Q: WHY IS CAPSULE-IN-CAPSULE TECHNOLOGY IMPORTANT?
A: Probiotics are delicate live organisms sensitive to light, temperature, and moisture. Common probiotics can degrade drastically by simply sitting on a shelf, which decreases their effectiveness. Once inside the body, probiotics must survive the harsh environment of the stomach before making their way to the intestines where they are needed most. The unique capsule-in-capsule technology overcomes the stability hurdles faced by most probiotic supplements.
Q: DOES MONAT BALANCE NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED?
Q: WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF MONAT BALANCE?
A: MONAT Balance is shelf-stable for 24 months.
Q: WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN IMMUNE HEALTH AND GUT HEALTH?
A: A healthy gut supports a healthy immune system. COLLAGEN KEY™
Q: HOW IS COLLAGEN KEY™ DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS ON THE MARKET?
A: Most collagen products on the market are sourced from animals—there are no effective plant sources of collagen. Animal collagen is difficult for the body to utilize because your body doesn’t absorb collagen right into your skin or joints. It must first digest the collagen and break it down into the amino acid building blocks, which are then used by your body to create collagen. Collagen Key™ helps support your body’s natural production of collagen by providing a blend of four, plant-sourced amino acids and vitamin C that are the primary building blocks of collagen within the body.
Q: WHAT DOES YOUR COLLAGEN KEY™ TASTE LIKE? CAN I MIX IT WITH ANY TYPE OF DRINK?
A: Collagen Key™ has a refreshing Peach Berry flavor and mixes easily with room temperature water. For best results, we recommend stirring or vigorously shaking for full dissolution. You can also blend in your favorite juice or smoothie.
Q: HOW DOES COLLAGEN KEY™ WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH MONAT HAIR AND SKIN PRODUCTS?
A: By supporting the appearance of resilient, firmer-looking skin, and lustrous hair.
Q: IS COLLAGEN KEY™ SAFE FOR BREASTFEEDING MOMS?
A: We would recommend checking with your physician before using any supplements. MONAT ENERGY
Q: WHAT CAUSES THE FEELING OF INCREASED ENERGY?
A: MONAT Energy provides a pleasant boost from 50 mg of caffeine provided by green coffee bean extract. For comparison, other leading energy drinks contain between 100 mg and 170 mg of caffeine per can, and a 12 oz. drip coffee contains as much as 260 mg of caffeine.
Q: CAN I TAKE MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED DOSE?
A: The recommended usage is two stick packs per day. For best results, we recommend stirring or vigorously shaking into water for full dissolution. We recommend you spread these servings throughout the day. For example, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It is not recommended to exceed two servings per day.
Q: CAN MONAT ENERGY BE TAKEN IN ADDITION TO OTHER CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES SUCH AS COFFEE, TEA, OR ENERGY DRINKS?
A: MONAT Energy is a healthier alternative to energy drinks, sodas, and sugary coffee beverages. Try switching! But, if you do have other caffeine in your diet from coffee or tea, it is important to be aware of total caffeine intake throughout the day.
Q: HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS OF MONAT ENERGY LAST?
A: The benefits of MONAT Energy will vary from person to person based on a variety of factors such as height, weight, diet, and activity levels. As a general rule of thumb, you should feel the benefits between 30 and 60 minutes after use. However, unlike common energy drinks that are packed with caffeine and sugar, MONAT Energy utilizes a blend of natural energy sources.
Q: WILL MONAT ENERGY RAISE MY BLOOD PRESSURE OR GIVE ME A JITTERY NERVOUS FEELING?
A: MONAT Energy provides a smooth, gentle lift—not a jittery feeling.* However, we always recommend you consult with your physician.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARTIFICIAL STIMULANTS AND NATURAL STIMULANTS?
A: Common energy drinks contain stimulants that are synthetically created, for example, caffeine anhydrous, rather than using ingredients that are a naturally occurring constituent of a plant, such as green coffee bean. Additionally, stimulant-laden energy drinks contain tons of sugar, artificial flavors and colors.
Sugar-free energy drinks also contain artificial sweeteners and all the caffeine, stimulants, and artificial flavors and colors of a standard energy drink. MONAT Energy delivers a thoughtfully curated blend of natural energy boosters like green coffee bean and green tea and is sugar-free, free from artificial colors, flavors, and stimulants.
Q: CAN TOTAL GREENS REPLACE MY REAL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN MY DAILY MEALS?
A: Total Greens provides a quick and convenient way to boost your diet with the much-needed phytonutrients that may be lacking. However, it is not a replacement for eating a healthy diet full of a variety of fruits and vegetables. For best results, we recommend stirring or vigorously shaking into water or juice for full dissolution.
Q: WHAT IS THE FLAVOR OF TOTAL GREENS?
A: Total Greens is a fruit-forward berry green.
Q: WHAT FRUIT AND VEGETABLES MAKE UP THE PROPRIETARY BLEND IN TOTAL GREENS?
A: Berries, citrus, melons, stone fruits, leafy greens, ancient grains, superfruits, spirulina, and Matcha green tea contribute to this unique 37-ingredient proprietary blend.
Q: HOW MANY SCOOPS ARE IN TOTAL GREENS?
A: Total Greens contain 30 servings, using an even scoop. There may be slight variations per container, dependent upon how the customer overfills or underfills the scoop.
Q: CAN TOTAL GREENS BE CONSUMED IN A HOT TEA WITHOUT AFFECTING THE EFFICACY OF THE INGREDIENTS?
A: The effectiveness of the ingredients in Total Greens will not be diminished by mixing with hot water. However, the usability of this product has not been tested using hot water. So, the user may experience some changes to the consistency of the product (i.e. viscosity, color, texture, flavor.)
Q: WHAT IS MALTODEXTRIN IN TOTAL GREENS?
A: Maltodextrin is an organic, non-GMO ingredient derived from corn, commonly used as a flow agent in products to avoid clumping. In current scientific and medical literature, there is no evidence of allergic reactions among those who have allergen sensitivities. Maltodextrin should not be confused with high fructose corn syrup. It does have a higher Glycemic Index than most of the vegetable complex carbs. Total Greens is keto friendly with 4 grams of carbohydrates.
MONAT SLEEP DROPS
Q: IF I CONSUME MONAT SLEEP DROPS WILL I FEEL DROWSY THE NEXT MORNING?
A: Sleep Drops contains a small, but effective amount of melatonin to ensure a great sleep with no next-day drowsiness. *
Q: CAN I TAKE MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED SERVING?
A: It is not advised to take more than the recommended serving of two dropperfuls.
Q: CAN I TAKE MONAT SLEEP DROPS WITH OTHER SLEEP OR CALMING AIDS SUCH AS CBD/THC RECREATIONAL DRUGS, OR ALCOHOL?
A: MONAT Sleep Drops contain a variety of ingredients to support relaxation and sleep. It is not advised to use in addition to other sleep aids. As always, consult your physician with questions about dietary supplement use in conjunction with over the counter or prescription drugs.
Q: IS MONAT SLEEP DROPS HABIT FORMING?
A: No. MONAT Sleep Drops contains naturally based ingredients that can safely be used every night and are non-habit-forming.
FDA Disclaimer: *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.