Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Poly-MVA?
Poly-MVA is a powerful, patented dietary supplement that is the first in a remarkable new category of supplements known as Lipoic Acid Mineral Complexes. Poly-MVA is a unique, patented proprietary blend of palladium, alpha-lipoic acid, vitamins B1, B2 and B12, the amino acids formyl-methionine and acetyl cystiene, and trace amounts of molybdenum, rhodium, and ruthenium. Read more…
2. What is Lipoic Acid Mineral Complex and what makes it special?
Lipoic Acid Mineral Complex is an extraordinary compound that chemically bonds palladium (a trace mineral) to alpha lipoic acid (a powerful antioxidant) and B-1. The technique of bonding these two materials together is so unique that the U.S.
government has issued a patent on the process. The binding of palladium with alpha lipoic acid dramatically increases nutrient absorption at the cellular level and throughout the body. This is an exclusive breakthrough that distinguishes Poly-MVA from any other supplement.
3. How does palladium work within the body?
Within Poly-MVA, the proprietary lipoic acid mineral complex acts in a similar way to the cobalt found in Vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin). The palladium is sequestered or bonded in the lipoic acid mineral complex found in Poly-MVA. Palladium serves primarily as a transport/storage mechanism to dramatically enhance the uptake of lipoic acid, while also having been shown to have an effect on the electrical potential of the cell. While the lipoic acid mineral complex contained in Poly-MVA provides a significant portion of the unique action of the supplement, other important vitamins, minerals and amino acids enhance the function of the lipoic acid mineral complex, while also contributing to the support of the body’s natural processes.
4. Why do people take Poly-MVA?
People take Poly-MVA for optimum health and maximum nutritional support. It is designed to increase energy, reduce fatigue, help to enhance overall health and well-being, and provide nutritional support for those who may have nutrients depleted during chemotherapy or radiation treatments.* Many people have found Poly-MVA to be a tonic and helpful in improving quality of life for those undergoing a difficult treatment regimen.*
- Provides superior antioxidant and free radical protection*
- Offers fast acting, immediate absorption for quick results
- Supports energy production at the cellular level*
- Enhances and supports quality of life
- Promotes overall health and may replenish nutrients that may be depleted during chemotherapy and radiation*
The late oncologist, Rudy Falk, MD, said, “Poly-MVA has properties that make it beneficial in supporting and optimizing cellular functions, protecting DNA, and it shows promise in helping to re-energize cells by the transfer of energy, especially those under stress.”
5. I’ve heard of people who have used Poly-MVA while they are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
According to FDA regulations, supplements cannot be sold or intended for use in the treatment of any disease. Poly-MVA is a nutritional supplement designed to support essential body functions and many doctors recommend the use of Poly-MVA based on their own experience and results. Poly-MVA is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Many people may take Poly-MVA as a nutritional supplement while undergoing medical treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation because it helps to support and strengthen normal cellular function. Since chemotherapy and radiation treatments often place the body under stress and have unpleasant side effects, nutritional supplements such as Poly-MVA may help to replenish nutrients that may be depleted, and restore energy and function to all cells and tissues.* Those undergoing these therapies use Poly-MVA for nutritional support. Many who are not experiencing a significant health challenge take it because of the basic nutritional support it provides as part of their regular daily supplementation.
6. What dosage of Poly-MVA do I need to take, or is it doctor recommended?
There are some physicians who have developed an integrated regimen that includes Poly-MVA, along with other nutritional supplements and dietary changes, but those are protocols developed by individual physicians. If you’re interested in integrated nutritional or holistic regimens, or if you’re seeking treatment for an illness, you should seek out the advice of a physician familiar with those treatment protocols. Poly-MVA is a dietary supplement that can be taken with or without doctor supervision. However, supplementation is not intended to replace regular practitioner care. If you are facing a specific health challenge or disease, we recommend that seek you out the care of a practitioner and inform them of any medications and supplements you may be taking. We cannot recommend any particular practitioner, but you can view a list of physicians and practitioners that use and recommend our products by clicking here.
7. Can people take Poly-MVA for daily support or any other reasons?
Yes. Poly-MVA is an ideal and superior oral antioxidant. It was intended to help support many of the body’s systems, strengthen immune response, enhance energy production, and improve quality of life by providing high-quality, essential nutrients in a unique form that can be easily assimilated by the body.* Additional research to further demonstrate and validate benefits that this powerful supplement may achieve are ongoing.
8. How long does a bottle last? How much do people normally take?
How long a bottle lasts depends on how much you take and what size bottle you order. Depending on individual use, a bottle of Poly-MVA could last as much as 192 days (over six months in the large bottle). If you are using Poly-MVA to help maintain optimum health and function, a bottle can last a few months or more.* However, for those who are using more of it to increase energy or for nutritional support during specific therapies, a bottle may last 6 days.* Recommended usage stated below is for adults, and may not only vary in particular cases due to body mass, size and physical health, but also due to other factors such as the individual’s ability to absorb or utilize the product. For that reason, we have found that some people have achieved their desired results by remaining on the product for longer periods of time. FOR DAILY NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT OR AS A LONGEVITY TONIC: The recommended use is 1/4 tsp to 2 tsp per day, depending on body weight and desired results.* FOR MAXIMUM SUPPORT: The recommended use begins with loading doses with daily doses which increase over a number of weeks, or until the desired effects are reached.* Each individual responds differently and you might find that the optimum benefit for you is maintained at the higher recommended use level for some time. Others may reduce to the normal recommended use after a few weeks and cut down to the maintenance use after 12-16 weeks. To view the complete guidelines, click here.
9. How long does it take to get results?
Dr. Merrill Garnett, whose research led to the discovery of Poly-MVA, believes that most individuals will notice a difference in how they feel within the first 8-12 weeks. In some cases, we have seen dramatic results (energy improvement, increased appetite, etc.) in just a matter of days, depending upon use.
10. Is Poly-MVA safe?
The ingredients are safe and effective. Poly-MVA is assimilated in the body as a food. During the initial development of Lipoic Acid Mineral Complexes, high acute doses were given to animals in an attempt to determine if there would be any adverse events; even at the highest administered dose (fifty times higher than the maximum recommended dose), no negative effects were observed in any of the test animals. Based on this data, the natural ingredients in the product, and the safe use in humans and animals for over 20 years, Poly-MVA appears to be extraordinarily safe. Additionally, to our knowledge, Poly-MVA does not appear to interfere with the actions or effects of most medications or treatments. It should still be noted that all of us are different and a few may react differently. If this is the case, please discontinue use and contact your practitioner.
11. Are there any other effects?
Poly-MVA does not have any known side effects. However, as is the case with any dietary supplement, we recommend that if you have any medical condition that you are under the advice and care of a physician. Certain medical conditions may be susceptible to a rapid change in symptoms when using some classes of dietary supplements, including Lipoic Acid Mineral Complexes. Being monitored by a physician is always advisable to ensure optimum health and well-being.
12. Is there anything that may inhibit or minimize the effectiveness while on Poly-MVA?
Chelating agents, mitochondrial inhibitors and certain antioxidants at high levels well above their recommended daily allowance should be minimized if possible (we recommend waiting at least 4-6 hours before taking Poly-MVA). Poly-MVA not only quenches the free radicals but utilizes them in the cells’ energy cycle.* Free alpha lipoic acid should be minimized because it may compete with the lipoic acid complex in the Poly-MVA and is not
necessary while using Poly-MVA. Tobacco products, alcohol and excessive caffeine intake can also slow down the uptake of Poly-MVA, in addition to working against the goal of optimum health. Graviola, Zeolites, hydrazine sulfate and Pau D’Arco may interfere with the absorption of Poly-MVA, so we recommend alternating these products while using Poly-MVA. If including these in a regiment is important or specifically beneficial, please call our consultants at 866-765-9682 to discuss a dosage schedule that will work best.
13. Why does it seem that this product is more costly compared to other supplements?
It is competitive with other dietary supplements in size and benefit. Its unique ingredients are a combination of palladium and other precious minerals, which are some of the most expensive metals in the world (palladium is typically more expensive than platinum). Therefore, the raw materials cost is much higher than a typical supplement. In terms of the cost of the raw materials and manufacturing process vs. the selling price, Poly-MVA is similar in manufacturing margin to many other nutritional supplements.
14. How long has Poly-MVA been in use?
Poly-MVA has been available in the U.S. since 1992. The first several years were spent trying to present the scientific data to physicians. There are many physicians around the world recommending and using Poly-MVA in their practices as part of an overall treatment program for general health and well-being.*
15. Are there any physicians using Poly-MVA?
Yes, and in various ways seeing exciting patient success and outcomes. Click here to view a list of physicians recommending and using Poly-MVA. This unique supplement, with the intricate and specific action of Lipoic Acid Mineral Complexes, continues to gain acceptance among the medical profession. Every year an increasing number of physicians are reporting positive results using Poly-MVA in a variety of circumstances and
16. Can you provide an image of the Poly-MVA label?
Have additional questions not answered here? Contact us by calling 1-866-POLY-MVA (765-9682) or email us and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information.