Do I need urine testing if I’m eating well and feel fine?
Because each one of us has a unique biochemistry, we each have unique nutritional needs as well. Urine testing helps ensure you are getting optimal nutrition. Even people who say they feel fine may feel improvements after nutritional testing.
What exactly are you testing for and why?
The urine analysis tests for the following key areas:
Digestive System and Absorption
Toxins in the body
The urine test is a 24 hour collection which gives a picture of your body's function over time rather that just a point in time. The urine test is easy, accurate, convenient and can be done in the privacy of your own home.
The information from these tests along with data from the questionnaire and state-of-the-art science about human nutrition allows the scientists to formulate a supplement customized for your needs.
Are your tests scientifically validated?
These tests have been widely recognized in the scientific community as valid and reliable. We use the most advanced laboratory equipment and methods that science has to offer. Our lab has been using these tests reliably for years, primarily for nutritionally-oriented physicians who have sought nutritional and metabolic information to assist their patients in diagnosing problems, enhancing performance or taking preventive measures.
How does this urine analysis compare to a blood nutrition test?
First, blood nutrition testing is costly compared to urine analysis testing. Second, most blood tests measure the level of certain nutrients in the blood but does not provide information about how those nutrients are processed by the body.
The urine analysis, on the other hand, studies the by-products of cellular function of many systems in the body. This tells us how well the body's various systems are using the nutrients available to them. With that information and other pertinent data, individual needs, deficiencies and surpluses can be determined for various nutrient groups.
Is the test covered by insurance?
You would need to check with your insurance company, however, generally speaking nutritional testing is not covered. We do not submit claims to insurance companies. However, we hope that will not deter you. This program is an investment so that you can reach your ultimate health.
Will I need to be retested?
We suggest that you retest every 3 months. When it is time to retest, an email notification will be sent you as a reminder. It is also suggested that if a major change in your personal situation occurs, you might want to retest after you have settled into your new routine for a few months.
How long does it take to get my results ?
It takes approximately 10 days for your lab results to be available. When your report is ready, we will send an email notification to you or your doctor. The report is always online for later viewing.
How old must one be to use the program ?
You should be 18 years or older to use our program unless otherwise instructed by your doctor
Can the testing be completed separate from purchase of products?
Yes, the testing can be completed separate from purchase of products, however, the test is specifically designed to provide information for the formulation of custom products.
Can vegetarians take your products ?
Our capsules are bovine (cow). You can open the capsule up and use the powder only in juice, yogurt or on bread.
Is the information from the test or questionnaire going to be used for anything else?
The test is not designed to be diagnostic or to treat any health condition. All information and test results are private and will be held in strict confidence.
Will consumption of alcohol be detected or affect the test results?
For best results, do not drink any alcoholic beverage on the day of the test.
What period of time do the substances analyzed reflect in terms of past history? Is it days, weeks or months?
The substances which are analyzed in the urine analysis reflect processes that are ongoing and are quite stable over a period of several months. The substances can be changed through dietary manipulation, but it takes several months for those changes to show up in the metabolic end points that we are looking at.
Who developed your program?
A medical panel and a group of vitamin and supplement experts with decades of experience with vitamin and supplement formulations developed the United Medical Network supplement program.
What is the quality of your products?
Our vitamins are made with the highest quality ingredients. United Medical Network supplements are custom manufactured for us by one of the country's leading manufacturers.
Do any of your products contain Ephedrine?
No, our products do not contain any harmful stimulants.
Do I have to take my Custom Supplements with a specific meal?
That depends on the results of your nutritional questionnaire. Supplements may be prescribed with meals or at other times of the day. For optimal results, follow the instruction provided with your report.
How long does it take to see results with Custom Supplements?
Our medical panel recommends that you give the program three months in order to see its full benefits. However you should start to notice some results in about two to three weeks. Additionally, a healthy diet and regular exercise will help your body better adapt to your new supplement program and increase overall well being.
I’m on a diet. Do I still need to take my Custom Supplements?
Absolutely! When you are dieting, your body typically needs additional nutrients to meet your daily needs. Our supplements help to replenish your body with the correct amounts of nutritional support
What should I do about my supplements if my if my weight, health, or lifestyle change?
Custom Nutrition Shop offers you the ability to retest every six months to adjust your custom supplement plan.
How can I be assured that you offer a quality product?
Our vitamins are made with the highest quality ingredients. Our tablets are custom manufactured for us by one of the country's leading manufacturers.
Could there be any side effects with the prescription medications I am presently taking?
You should always consult with your physician before starting any diet, exercise, or supplement program, especially if you are pregnant or taking prescription medication. Custom Nutrition Shop is not responsible for any interactions that may occur with your prescription medication. If you are on any blood thinner or antidepressant, are pregnant, or suffer from liver or kidney disorders, we advise you to consult your doctor prior to starting any supplement program
What is your return policy?
We offer a 100% guarantee on our products. If you are not satisfied for any reason, we will exchange your order for another product or refund your money within 60 days of the initial purchase date. Simply return the unused portion for a full refund less shipping and handling charges.
Can I find out my order history?
Yes. Your entire order history can be accessed online in your admin area or you can call Customer Service at 1-800-391-9298 to check the status of any order including order history.
When will I receive my order?
Orders received before 4:00 PM (EST) Monday through Friday will be processed the same day. Orders received after 4:00 PM (EST) Friday, or on Saturday or Sunday will be processed the following Monday.
Custom Nutrition Shop uses Airborne Express which usually delivers within 3-5 days. For an additional cost, we will ship your order via UPS next day air.
Do you ship outside of the United States?
We currently ship exclusively within the United States
What kind of credit cards do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.