1. How do I set up an account?
Please call us directly at 1-866-Natural (628-8725).
2. Can I purchase Hope Science products directly from you as a patient or consumer?
Our products are the highest professional quality, evidence based and as such they are dispensed by health professionals such as chiropractors and veterinarians etc. We realize that patients move or are no longer seeing their chiropractor etc and so we will try to help you. However it is generally more expensive as you will be charged $11.99 for shipping. Also depending on where you live it takes 3 to 6 days on average for delivery. Therefore we encourage you to use this site to become informed and use your health care provider as a source of product.
3. What is EFAC?
EFAC, which is short for Esterified Fatty Acid Complex is a cellular lubricant that safely promotes flexibility and healthy joint function. Clinical studies published in peer reviewed medical journals have reported significant results without any side effects. EFAC is also used as a topical cream. It is highly unique in that it is truly absorbed to reach sore muscles and joints.
4. Can I take EFAC capsules for health even if I have no problems?
Absolutely! EFAC is often a key component of “anti-aging” protocols due to the potent, yet safe lubricating/anti-inflammatory properties of esterified oils. It has been said that “We are not aging, we’re inflaming” In both western and natural medicine, long-term efforts to reduce inflammation safely and effectively is becoming very common.
5. In the past in my practice I have dispensed only a few products such as cervical pillows and the occasional menthol cream, but not nutritional supplements, can you help me?
Please call us at 1-866-Natural and we will share the strategies that have worked well for your colleagues. EFAC is very reasonably priced for patients and so you will not “get rich” on any one patient. However because so many patients can benefit from EFAC, the chances are that once you have seen the results of EFAC first hand that you will start recommending it for many of your patients. You may be surprised how EFAC can add to your clinic success with very little effort. And because EFAC is so effective, your patients will be happy with the results and hence you can expect more referrals, which is always nice.
6. Is EFAC Safe?
Yes, over 1/2 billion EFAC doses have been distributed to date, with no known or reported side effects. Please see the safety link for more info.
7. What is EFAC made from?
EFAC is manufactured from a patented complex blend of special esterified fatty acids, derived from bovine tallow oil.
8. How does EFAC work?
By lubricating cell membranes throughout the body, EFAC restores fluids that cushion bones and joints to promote flexibility and mobility. Over time, because of the reduction of inflammation delivered by using EFAC, the joints and surrounding tissue have an opportunity to promote healthy function. EFAC as a topical cream is highly unique in that: first it is absorbed and secondly it functions as above.
9. How effective is it compared to other natural joint health products available today?
EFAC provides restoration to a wide range of joint health conditions including sports injuries to joints, muscles, tendons and deep tissue. EFAC’s beneficial effects have been proven far superior, and much faster acting than Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and other natural joint health products.
10. Which is better, EFAC cream or EFAC capsules?
Both oral and topical applications were shown to be equally effective in separate studies. It was proven that EFAC could be absorbed either orally or topically into the body. Please note that compared to other topical creams that EFAC’s dermal absorption is a major advantage, as the esterified oils can reach sore muscles and joints. Both are effective long term; however the topical cream provides relief in minutes as opposed to weeks (2 – 8) for the capsules. An advantage of the capsules is they provide for an overall systemic effect, whereas with the cream, one receives a concentrated local effect.
11. I use laser and decompression therapy in my practice. How does EFAC fit in with these therapies?
FAC is a wonderful complement to both laser and decompression therapy. In fact physicians are now including EFAC capsules as a standard part of their protocol to complement the effects of laser and decompression. The only case in which EFAC is not recommended is EFAC cream with laser. One of the goals of laser is to heat tissue. Because the cream has a cooling effect, you will not want to limit the laser’s effectiveness. You can simply have patients use the cream after their laser treatment or if they prefer at least an hour before.
12. Can EFAC work well in conjunction to taking glucosamine and/or chondroitin?
The cause of wear on the joint area can be attributable to inflammation as well as insufficient lubrication and cell membrane fluidity. Glucosamine may assist in the rebuilding of cartilage & the overall structure of the joint, although clinical trial data has shown mixed results-sometimes helping, but usually not…see the research section. EFAC provides continuous lubrication and allows the cell membrane to repel inflammatory chemicals, stopping the cascade of inflammation and the assaults on the membrane which cause it to stiffen. They can work in conjunction, however the benefit of EFAC is far more pronounced than glucosamine. As well, because EFAC provides a cellular lubricating effect, there are several potential areas of benefit besides the joints.
13. Can I take EFAC with Coumadin (Warfarin)?
One of the most common questions we receive is about the use of Coumadin or Warfarin and EFAC. The Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) provides the following advice regarding herb and nutrient consumption while taking Coumadin or Warfarin. Note: EFAC is a fatty acid compound – and as per the information directly from the PDR – fatty acids are not included in the list of nutrients to be avoided. The list of those that should be avoided or not to be started once you are on anti-coagulant drugs includes bromelain, coenzyme Q10, danshen, dong quai, garlic, Ginkgo biloba, ginseng and St. John’s Wort and vitamin E and vitamin K. As per the PDR none of the fatty acids (fish oil, Evening Primrose oil, Borage, Esterified fatty acids, olive oil) are included.
14. Is EFAC like a Cox 2 inhibitor?
No, Cox 2 inhibitors and EFAC work differently in the body
15. Does EFAC replace fish oils?
Although the compounds in EFAC are fatty acids, they do not replace the need for Omega 3 fatty acids such as fish oils or flaxseed oil – they are complementary and can be taken together; each having their own beneficial action. Many people take Omega 3 fish oils for their anti-inflammatory action, however in broad tests, EFAC’s cellular lubricating affects have proven to be far more effective.