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General Questions

Q: When should I take Yamamoto Kanpoh supplements?

"A. Anytime, because all of our products are food."

Q: Is it safe for children to take supplements?

"A. Children should avoid food that contains very hot spices and alcohol, but Yamamoto Kanpoh products are safe for children. PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS & CAUTIONS OF EACH PACKAGE LABEL. For children, adjust serving to about 1/5 of the label (adult) serving size. (This is based on a calculation of the user’s weight.) Infants should not take any supplements. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your physician before use. For Young Barley Grass Powder, there is no problem to give it to children who are able to eat the same food as adults."

Q. Can I take supplements if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

"A. You should NOT take any supplements containing Senna leaves, Aloe, Senna Obtusifolia if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. These ingredients have a natural laxative that may cause irritation to the uterus as well as the large intestine. There is a risk of miscarriage. Consult your doctor for advice and suggestions. Consumption of these ingredients during breastfeeding may cause infants to have diarrhea by transferring trace ingredients from breast milk to infants. Use with caution."

Q. Is it safe to take more than suggested dose?

A. It is safe to take a little more than the suggested serving size because our products are food. However, the body will not obtain any addition benefit by consuming more than the suggested servicing size. The suggested serving size will achieve the best results.

Q. How long does it take to notice and results?

A. It varies depending on a person, but as with any healthy change to diet, results typically take 4 month or longer to be noticeable.

Q. I am taking medication. Is it ok for me to consume supplements at the same time?

A. Please consult your physician. If you are taking medication for lifestyle disease, please do not take supplements together without physician approval.

Q. Why are the flavor and color of products different from one another?

A. Our products use natural ingredients, so flavor and color may vary depending on production area, weather conditions and time of harvest. We only sell products that have passed our quality standards. Variations in color of the finished product pose no problems of safety or quality.

Young Barley Grass Powder

Q. How many times should I consume Young Barley Grass Powder per day?

A. Take 1 or 2 sachets (4g per sachet) per day, any time of day. For weight-loss, we recommend taking this product before a meal.

Q. Is it ok to take Young Barley Grass Powder and other supplements together?

A. Taking this product with other supplements should pose no problems. Young Barley Grass Powder contains a lot of dietary fiber, so we recommend monitoring your fiber intake while taking this product. Excess dietary fiber may cause discomfort or diarrhea.

Q. Can I mix it with hot water?

A. Yes. Hot water may change the color of young barley powder, but this poses no problem in terms of safety or quality.

Q. What other ingredients are used in this product?

A. This product is made 100% from young barley leaf powder. There are no other ingredient or additives.

Q. How long can I keep green juice (after mixing the powder with water or other beverage)?

A. Keep any unused portion of juice in a refrigerator and consume it as soon as possible. Discoloration and flavor change may occur if the product is left in the refrigerator for more than one day.

Q. What is main health benefit of Young Barley Grass Powder?

A. Young barley leaf is high vitamins, nutrients and dietary fiber, which helps digestion and maintain healthy bowel movements.

Q. Can I take Young Barley Grass Powder when I have medical condition?

A. It is best to consult your physician first. The product is made 100% from young barley leaf powder, so there should be no complications unless you are restricted from fiber or vegetable intake.

Q. I am taking medication. Is it ok for me to consume Young Barley Grass Powder at the same time?

A. Consult your physician before taking this product while taking medication. The vitamin K in this product may affect your medicine.

Q. I am pregnant. Can I drink green juice (young barley powder mixed with water or other safe beverage)?

A. Yes. This product contains no caffeine or alcohol, so it is safe to drink during pregnancy.

Q. I am breastfeeding. Can I drink green juice (young barley powder mixed with water or other safe beverage)?

A. Yes. This product contains no ingredient that pose a risk to the health of you or your baby.

Q. Is it safe to give green juice (young barley powder mixed with water or beverage) to an infant?

A. Do not give young barley grass powder to infants or children until they are able to eat solid foods. If the child or infant is already on a solid food diet and has no health problems, start by giving them a very small amount and gradually increase the amount to no more than 1/5 of the adult recommended serving size.

Q. Why did I have diarrhea after consuming Young Barley Grass Powder?

A. Our Young Barley Grass Powder is rich in dietary fiber. Dietary fiber improves bowel movement but excess may cause diarrhea. Please reduce serving size when you consume the product again.

Q. Why is my stool green?

A. You may have green stool when you eat green vegetables. There is no problem on your health. Two possible reasons are because green is the color of chlorophyll and, as bowel movements are accelerated, waste may be discharged before digestive bile turns it from green to brown.

Q. Where is the barley used in the product cultivated?

A. We source most of our young barley leaves from the highland area of China. We grow our own young barley in associating with contract farms there. This is a great environment for young barley; the high elevation of 1,500-1,800m provides strong UV exposure and low temperatures (32-50˚F / 0-10˚C). We can grow young barley without pesticide because essentially no pests affect barley at this altitude. Our knowledgeable staff are stationed on site, and we only use young shoots as raw material.

Senna Leaves

Q. Why did I have stomach pain and/or diarrhea after taking Senna Herbal Tea?

A. You may have consumed too much. This product increases bowel activity, and the results vary by individual. Please follow all directions and try taking a half serving the next time you consume this product.

Q. When should I drink Senna Herbal Tea?

A. Any increase in bowel activity is most likely to be noticeable about 8-10 hours after taking the Senna herbal tea. Please plan accordingly.

Q. Why can I not take Senna Herb Tea when breastfeeding?

A. Taking senna herb products while breastfeeding may cause infant diarrhea due to trace ingredient transfer from breast milk to infants.

Q. Why can I not take Senna Herb Tea during pregnancy?

A. Senna herb products cause a laxative effect that may irritate the large intestines as well as the uterus. So there is a risk of miscarriage.

Q. What causes constipation?

A. If your constipation is caused by medication, then Senna Herbal Tea will not be helpful. Circulatory medicine such as the heart and antibiotics, psychic nervous system agents, sleep inducing agents, cold medicines, cough suppressants, prostatic remedies, and frequent urine remedies may cause constipation.

Q. If I keep taking Senna, is there a possibility of addiction or physical dependency?

A. This is unlikely as long as you take only the recommended daily amount. As with any herbal supplement that increases bowel activity, less is more.

Q. Is it safe to increase my intake of Senna?

A. Use this product only as directed. Do not take this product in excess of the daily recommended serving. If you use this product and do not notice any increase in bowel activity, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is it ok to consume Senna long term?

A. As long as you use this product only as directed, there is no problem.

Q. Is there any side effects?

A. Please read the caution on the product label. Other than the contents of the caution statement, there are no known serious side effects.

Q. Is there any foods to take with Senna for better results?

A. Dietary fiber and yogurt are helpful. Senna is activated by intestinal bacteria. By eating dietary fiber, you can also increase intestinal bacteria.

Q. I was told to stop using Senna because it has strong effects. Is this a problem?

A. Senna may be too strong for some individuals. Please read and follow all directions and serving suggestions when using this product.

Q. I heard that Senna may cause intestinal expansion and stop discharging stool. Is this true?

A. Over use of laxatives may weaken intestinal susceptibility. Please read and follow all directions and serving suggestions when using this product. If you do not notice any increase in bowel activity after taking this product, please consult your physician.

Q. Does taking Senna for long term darken the inner wall of the intestine?

A. Senna contains natural pigments that may attach to intestinal mucosa. If you stop taking Senna, the pigment will fade in about 6 months or so. There are no known risks or side effects associated with this pigmentation.

Q. I have bowel obstruction and constipation. Is Senna effective on my condition?

A. This product is not intended to treat any medical condition. If you believe you have medical condition, please consult your physician right away.

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