FAQs2018-08-02T13:17:12+02:00
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT REISHI:

IS REISHI ALSO BENEFICIAL FOR ANIMALS?2018-08-01T16:30:36+02:00

“Yes! Especially for dogs we get amazing feedback over and over again. Horses also react positively.
We recommend 1/2 to 1 capsule for dogs up to 20 kg. The capsule is easy to open and the contents can be mixed with food or the whole capsule can be put into a delicacy.
For horses, the dose naturally increases to 3-4 capsules.”

WHAT DISTINGUISHES REISHI FROM OTHER MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS?2018-08-01T16:30:48+02:00

“While mushrooms like Shitake, Maitake and Cordyceps all have very similar immuno-stimulating properties, only Reishi has many important active ingrediants such as Triterpenes (Ganoderic acids), which give it its characteristic bitter taste”.

POWDER OR EXTRACT FOR REISHI?2018-08-01T16:30:58+02:00

“There are different opinions about the advantages and disadvantages of powder and/or extract.
mushroom powder:
All active ingredients and fibre remain unchanged.
The prerequisite is that drying is carried out gently at temperatures below 50° C.
Due to the dietary fibres it contains, mushroom powder is particularly suitable for detoxification.
mushroom extract:
For the production of extracts (powder in a concentrated form) a kind of concentrated tea or brew is produced with hot water. The substances dissolved in it are retained by subsequent freeze-drying. The concentration of polysaccharides is increased by repeated dehydration. No chemical substances are added. The mushroom extract obtained in HANDO® is 100% Reishi mushroom.
The effects of the extract is faster and stronger. The valuable active ingredients (e.g. Triterpenes and Polysaccharides) are concentrated more strongly. With HANDO® Reishi they are concentrated 6 times. The extraction process removes the active ingredients from the cell matrix and makes some of them more readily available to the body.
Extracts can be dosed less than powder. This explains the partly higher price of HANDO® Reishi extract.
Most clinical studies have been conducted on extracts and the benefits have been demonstrated.”

HOW IS REISHI EXTRACT DIFFERENT FROM RAW MUSHROOM?2018-08-01T16:31:10+02:00

“As a raw mushroom, Reishi is hard and inedible. The nutritional value of Reishi in its original state is low without further processing. It is difficult for the human body to absorb and process the active components of Reishi as a raw mushroom.”

WHICH REISHI PRODUCTS ARE RECOMMENDED?2018-08-01T16:31:22+02:00

“”Reishi products are available as tablets, capsules and granules. A high-quality Reishi product should be an extract or essence.
As with all other products, Reishi is not just Reishi. Reishi products have different quality levels depending on the producer. Factors such as the right cultivation method, the quality of the mother mushroom (genotype: Attention! In Europe, mushrooms are often used for cultivation whose medically active ingrediants are low because they were originally grown for decorative purposes only). The growth conditions and the processing method for producing the extract, play a major role in the active ingredient content of the finished product.”

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ARE THERE ANY CONSUMATION TIPS FOR REISHI?2018-08-01T16:31:32+02:00

“Reishi is best taken in the morning before or after breakfast. In general, you should drink a lot of water to wash out body toxins.
An additional intake of Vitamin C is also recommended as studies have shown that Vitamin C helps the body to absorb the active ingredients of Reishi”.

CAN REISHI BE USED BY ALL AGE GROUPS?2018-08-01T16:31:44+02:00

“Yes. Reishi is suitable for all ages. However, it is always recommended to consult a doctor you trust before starting to take any dietary foods or supplements.”

HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU EXPECT RESULTS WITH REISHI CONSUMPTION?2018-08-01T16:31:54+02:00

“Effects vary from person to person. Normally you will notice positive effects after about 2-3 weeks when consuming high quality Reishi.”

CAN REISHI BE TAKEN TOGETHER WITH OTHER MEDICINES?2018-08-01T16:32:08+02:00

“Yes. No contraindications to drugs have ever been reported. But when in doubt, always consult your doctor.”

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS WITH REISHI?2018-08-01T16:32:21+02:00

“No. No side effects have been observed so far.”

WHAT ARE THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS OF REISHI?2018-08-01T16:32:30+02:00

“Scientists have found that water-soluble polysaccharides are one of the active ingredients of Reishi, which have an anti-inflammatory, immuno-stimulatory and anti-hypertensive effects, which also support the liver in its detoxification function.
Other active ingredients are triterpenes (ganoderic acids). Studies have shown that ganoderic acids alleviate allergies by inhibiting histamine release, increasing oxygen capacity and improving liver function.”

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY PRICE DIFFERENCES WITH REISHI?2018-08-01T16:32:42+02:00

“The following factors are decisive for the price:
Reishi in capsule form, as tablets or granules.
Number of pieces, quantity (mg) and type of powder (powder, extract, mushroom scraps)
Quality of raw material and processing (purity)
Country of origin (Attention!)
Manufacturer: Experience, Quality
Composition (content of each capsule)”

DO YOU HAVE A REISHI BOOK RECOMMENDATION?2018-08-01T16:32:55+02:00

Our book “Heilen mit dem Reishi-Pilz”, published by Kneipp Verlag, provides readers with a lot of interesting information about “the mushroom for long life”.

WHERE IS HANDO REISHI MUSHROOM PRODUCED?2018-08-01T16:33:04+02:00

“The raw product is cultivated on farms in the Taiwanese mountains. HANDO® deliberately does not use mushrooms from China, as there are major environmental problems and the mushrooms are a good reservoir for heavy metals, among other things. Even though Reishi from China has been awarded certificates, we refrain from using it. The sometimes extremely cheap prices there should also lead to skepticism and concerns.
HANDO® also attaches great importance to checking the production conditions on site (no pesticides, no pollutants, extreme hygiene), which is why HANDO® gets-to-know its suppliers personally and visits them regularly”.

HOW LONG CAN YOU TAKE REISHI?2018-08-01T16:33:13+02:00

“There is no reason not to take it for life, as the body does not get accustomed to the vital mushroom, so there is no habit forming effect. The period of consumption depends on the individual person.”

WHAT SHOULD THE DAILY DOSAGE OF REISHI BE?2018-08-01T16:33:22+02:00

“The daily dosage is only to be given individually, as it depends on the user and the type of intake. If taken as a preventative treatment, 1 to 2 capsules should be taken daily. For chronic diseases and specific complaints the dosage of 3-5 capsules per day can be recommended. HANDO® Reishi is a mushroom extract with a concentration of 1:6, i.e. 1 kg mushroom extract is obtained from 6 kg raw mushroom. One capsule of HANDO® Reishi Extract – 400 mg – contains approx. 2.4 g raw mushroom”.

WHAT IS THE POSITVE CONNECTION BETWEEN VITAMIN C AND REISHI?2018-08-01T16:33:33+02:00

“VITAMINE C improves the impact of Reishi by breaking down Polysaccharides into Oligosaccharides. This increases the effectiveness of the active ingredients in the bio-system. For this reason, HANDO® decided to include an equally high-quality Vitamin C product called “Bio-Acerola-Camu Camu” in its range, giving the perfect synergy with Reishi.”

CAN I AS A LAYMAN CHECK THE QUALITY OF REISHI CAPSULES?2018-08-01T16:33:51+02:00

“Yes, relatively simple. You open a capsule and pour the contents onto a plate. The more effective capsules contain a considerable amount of fine powder. Lower quality products contain more coarse-grained powder. The colour of the powder should be light rust brown. In addition, the extract should always have a pronounced bitter taste.”

Reishi, the “mushroom for long life” well known in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is available in our ONLINE-SHOP.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NOPAL:

DO YOU HAVE A NOPAL BOOK RECOMMENDATION ?2018-08-01T16:28:34+02:00

“Our book “Die heilenden Kräfte des Nopal-Kaktus”, published by Kneipp Verlag, provides readers with a lot of interesting information about this unique plant of the Aztecs.”

WHERE DOES HANDO® NOPAL COME FROM?2018-08-01T16:28:45+02:00

“HANDO® Nopal comes from the desert- to semi-desert-like north of Mexico.
HANDO® attaches great importance to checking the production conditions on-site (no pesticides, no pollutants, extreme hygiene), which is why it gets-to-know its suppliers personally and visits them regularly”.

HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU EXPECT POSITIVE RESULTS WITH NOPAL?2018-08-01T16:28:55+02:00

“Since this is a dietary supplement, a positive effect will only be observed after a few weeks. A regular intake is a prerequisite.”

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH NOPAL?2018-08-01T16:29:08+02:00

“No side effects have been observed so far.”

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE FOR NOPAL?2018-08-01T16:29:35+02:00

“Nopal capsules should be taken with meals. We recommend 1-2 capsules with plenty of liquid with breakfast and 1-2 capsules with plenty of liquid with the main meal (lunch or dinner).
One cup of Nopal Tea should be drunk on an empty stomach before breakfast to lower blood sugar. After eating, however, it enhances its effect in terms of fat loss and lowers blood fats and cholesterol.
For high blood sugar levels (higher than 200 mg/dl), two cups of Nopal Tea are recommended.”

HOW DOES NOPAL SUPPORT THE HUMAN BODY AGAINST DIABETES?2018-08-01T16:29:48+02:00

“Nopal helps the body lower blood sugar levels. The stimulation of the liver and pancreas stimulates the body’s own production of insulin, which in turn lowers the sugar in the blood and regulates the movement of glucose from the blood into the body’s cells”.

WHAT ARE THE ACTIVE COMPONENTS OF NOPAL?2018-08-01T16:29:58+02:00

“The flesh is rich in Pectin. Pectin binds bile acids, a degradation product of cholesterol. The more bile acids are bound, the more cholesterol is broken down. The high content of Calcium and Potassium, as well as the high content of amino acids, in particular Proline and Taurine, is also remarkable”.

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT CACTI – WHICH ARE THE MEDICINALLY IMPORTANT TYPES OF NOPAL?2018-08-01T16:30:11+02:00

“Among the many hundreds of Opuntia species, Opuntia ficus indica and Opuntia strepthacanta have proven to be medically valuable. HANDO® Nopal capsules are made from Opuntia strepthacanta, HANDO® Nopal Tea from Opuntia ficus indica.”

HOW CAN I AS A LAYMAN CHECK THE QUALITY OF NOPAL?2018-08-01T16:30:24+02:00

“The powder should have a light green colour and a very typical smell. Often powders are diluted with wheat-bran, with up to a 15 % addition, it can hardly be detected in colour and smell. Avoid powders that are too light and odourless.”

Nopal, the mythical cactus from the Aztec Empire, helps to regulate blood sugar and cholesterol in a natural way. Try HANDO® Nopal capsules now and convince yourself of the benefits and high quality!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MACA:

DOES MACA ALSO WORK ON ANIMALS?2018-08-01T16:26:31+02:00

“Yes, Maca has proven itself in animal testing.”

IS IT TRUE THAT MACA HAS AN APHRODISIAC EFFECT?2018-08-01T16:26:44+02:00

“Yes! Animal studies have already shown the aphrodisiac effect.”

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS LINKED TO MACA?2018-08-01T16:26:55+02:00

“No. No side effects have been observed so far. However, the recommended daily intake should not be exceeded.”

WHAT’S THE RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGE FOR MACA?2018-08-01T16:27:05+02:00

“According to Dr. Chacon from Perú, the minimum quantity for an adult should be at least 1 – 1.5 g per day, i.e. 2 – 3 capsules of 500 mg each; children 0.5 – 1 g per day, i.e. 1 – 2 capsules of 500 g each.”

CAN QUALITY DIFFERENCES IN MACA BE DETECTED?2018-08-01T16:27:19+02:00

“There are already different quality designations in the description.
Maca flour (powder) – normal powder
Maca Premium – most plants are sorted by size
Maca gelatinizada – a special heat-pressure production process that increases bio-availability. This Maca is finer than Maca-flour, more concentrated and better digestible.
HANDO® only uses Maca gelatinizada.”

WHERE DOES HANDO® MACA COME FROM?2018-08-01T16:27:28+02:00

“From the controlled growing areas of the highlands of Peru (Junín).
HANDO® attaches great importance to checking the production conditions on site (no pesticides, no pollutants, extreme hygiene), which is why HANDO® gets-to-know its suppliers personally and visits them regularly”.

WHO SHOULD/CAN TAKE MACA?2018-08-01T16:27:37+02:00

“Athletes, women and men who want to support their hormonal balance, people who are energy- and powerless or suffer from stress or depression and their immune system is weakened as a result, additionally children/adults with concentration disorders”.

WHICH ACTIVE INGREDIENTS MAKE MACA SO EFFECTIVE?2018-08-01T16:27:50+02:00

“In addition to proteins, carbohydrates and vegetable fats, which play an important role in the body’s energy production, Maca also contains many vital minerals, trace elements and amino acids in high concentrations. These vegetable active ingredients are much better absorbed and processed by our body than synthetically produced active ingredients. Therefore the effect is stronger and better.“

WHY ARE THERE DIFFERENT COLOURS? IS IT TRUE THAT YOU SHOULD ONLY USE YELLOW MACA?2018-08-01T16:28:06+02:00

“The different colours of Maca have different concentrations of active ingredients. The yellow tubers have a higher concentration of Vitamin A, the red ones are more anti-oxidant, the black ones have a higher content of potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorous. It’s a combination of them all that makes the difference.”

DO YOU HAVE A MACA BOOK RECOMMENDATION ?2018-08-01T16:28:18+02:00

“Our book “Maca, the sacred plant of the Incas”, published by “Verlagshaus der Ärzte”, provides readers with a lot of interesting information about this unique plant.”

“Love, physical performance, vitality.” Maca helps against sexual apathy or lack of libido. HANDO® Maca is available as “Maca gelatinizada” in capsule form at our online shop.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ACEROLA CAMU CAMU:

WHERE DOES HANDO® BIO ACEROLA CAMU CAMU COME FROM?2018-08-01T16:16:43+02:00

“HANDO® Bio Acerola comes from the tropical forests of Brazil and Peru.
HANDO® attaches great importance to checking the production conditions on site (no pesticides, no pollutants, extreme hygiene), which is why HANDO® gets-to-know it’s suppliers personally and visits them regularly”.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS WITH ACEROLA CAMU CAMU?2018-08-01T16:19:16+02:00

“No side effects have been observed so far. However, the recommended daily dosage should not be exceeded.”

HOW HIGH SHOULD THE DAILY DOSAGE OF ACEROLA CAMU CAMU BE?2018-08-01T16:20:07+02:00

“HANDO® Bio Acerola Camu Camu capsules can be taken at any time of the day. 1-2 capsules per day are recommended, depending on age.
1 capsule contains 48mg natural vitamin C, which is about 60% of the recommended daily intake for adults”.

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE ACEROLA CAMU CAMU CAPSULES?2018-08-01T16:21:27+02:00

“HANDO® Bio ACEROLA CAMU CAMU capsules are a 100% biological and high quality product with pure natural vitamin C, which especially at the beginning and during the cold seasons, (when the supply of harvested fruits decreases), they strengthen the human body’s immune system in a natural way. HANDO® Bio ACEROLA CAMU CAMU capsules can also be taken as a preventative measure, by people who work under heavy physical strain or in a cold environment”.

WHAT IS THE VITAMIN C CONTENT IN HANDO® ACEROLA CAMU CAMU POWDER?2018-08-01T16:23:27+02:00

“Although the natural vitamin C content of Camu Camu is higher than that of Acerola Cherry, the yield of Acerola Cherry is higher. This is due to the more sophisticated manufacturing process.
The Acerola powder has a vitamin C content of approx. 17%.
The Camu Camu powder has a vitamin C content of approx. 7-10 %”.

WHAT IS THE VITAMIN C CONTENT OF ACEROLA CAMU CAMU IN THE FRUIT?2018-08-01T16:24:41+02:00

“Camu Camu: 2000 mg per 100g
Acerola cherry: 1300 – 1700 mg per 100g”

HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT NO SYNTHETIC VITAMIN C IS ADDED TO ACEROLA CAMU CAMU?2018-08-01T16:24:54+02:00

“It is important for the consumer whether a product contains only natural L-ascorbic acid or synthetic or biotechnologically produced (“GMO”) L-ascorbic acid.
Most products advertised as natural, contain synthetic vitamin C.
Since synthetic ascorbic acid has the same chemical structure as natural vitamin C, it has so far been difficult or even impossible to distinguish between them.
Through a research project by the Joanneum Research Graz with the University of Graz, a test method has been developed where it can be determined whether Acerola or Camu Camu powder contains only natural L-ascorbic acid or whether synthetic or bio-technologically produced (“GMO”) L-ascorbic acid has been subsequently added.
HANDO® Bio Acerola Camu Camu is the first product of it’s kind that has been proven to contain only natural vitamin C.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATURAL VITAMIN C AND SYNTHETIC VITAMIN C?2018-08-01T16:25:11+02:00

“Synthetic vitamin C is a product whose chemical structure is identical to that of natural vitamin C. But in nature, vitamins or amino acids are never produced purely chemically. This means that synthetic ascorbic acid itself is chemically identical, but does not correspond to the naturally occurring vitamin C complex, which is composed of many different components.
Natural vitamin C is better absorbed and metabolically consumed more slowly.
Natural vitamin C has a better bio-availability (that is the proportion of a nutrient that can be absorbed from a food and made available to the body).
90% of so-called vitamin C supplements consist of synthetic Ascorbic acid, Calcium ascorbate, Magnesium ascorbate and Potassium ascorbate. Other ingredients may include Corn starch, Stearic acid, Sucrose, Shellac, Talc, Tartaric acid, Riboflavin (E101), Sodium dodecyl sulfate and Gelatine.
Meanwhile, the People’s Republic of China is the largest producer of Ascorbic acid, which is produced almost exclusively bio-technologically. Vitamin C produced with the aid of genetically modified micro-organisms is internationally known as GMO vitamin C (GMO = “genetically modified organism”). GMO Ascorbic acid is cheaper. This process is used to produce most of the world’s Vitamin C content products.
HANDO® Bio Acerola Camu Camu powder has been scientifically proven to contain purely NATURAL Vitamin C (tested by Joanneum Research Graz)”.

CAN TOO MUCH VITAMIN C DO HARM?2018-08-01T16:25:24+02:00

“The intake of up to 1 g Vitamin C per day, in addition to the intake with your normal diet should not give any harmful side effects. With an intake of 3 to 4 g per day, gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhoea can temporarily occur.
There are some groups of people who have an increased risk of harmful side effects due to increased Vitamin C intake: people with kidney damage, people with a predisposition for urinary or kidney stones or with disorders in the absorbation of food iron. However, it is also tolerable for them to take up to 1 g per day, without any harmful side effects.”

HOW MUCH VITAMIN C SHOULD YOU TAKE PER DAY?2018-08-01T16:25:40+02:00

This varies according to age and gender. It is recommended:
Infants and children up to 4 years of age: 20 mg per day
Children 13-15 years old: 85 mg per day
15-19 years old
Male: 105 mg per day / Female: 90 mg per day
Adult:
Male: 110 mg per day / Female: 95 mg per day
Pregnant female: 105 mg per day
Breastfeeding female: 125 mg per day
Smokers (have higher metabolic losses and lower vitamin C concentration in the blood than non-smokers!!)
Male smokers: 155 mg per day / Female smokers: 135 mg per day
Information provided by Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V (the German Nutrition Society)

WHICH FOODS ARE RICH IN VITAMIN C?2018-08-01T16:25:53+02:00

“Foods with a high Vitamin C content include sea buckthorn berries, black currants, citrus fruits, peppers, potatoes, cabbage, spinach and tomatoes.
However, the vitamin C content of natural foods also depends on the time of harvest, transport, duration of and type of storage, but also on the preparation (fruit and vegetables should only be washed briefly, vegetables only steamed briefly to minimise vitamin losses).
Acerola and Camu Camu are among the plants with the highest vitamin C content.”

WHAT DOES OUR BODY NEED VITAMIN C FOR?2018-08-01T16:26:04+02:00

“Vitamin C is associated with many metabolic processes. Among other things, it is needed for the healthy development of connective tissue (collagen), skin, cartilage, bones and teeth. Vitamin C also has an antioxidant effect, i.e. it intercepts harmful compounds such as free radicals and thus protects the cells and molecules in the body from damage. It improves the utilization of iron from vegetable foods and inhibits the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines”./p>

WHAT IS VITAMIN C?2018-08-01T16:26:17+02:00

“Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin also known as ascorbic acid. It is mainly found in fruit and vegetables.”

HANDO® adheres to the following principle when ordering the gently spray-dried extract from the juice of Acerola cherry and Camu Camu fruit: Quality through selection. This is the only way to ensure that only natural vitamin C is used in HANDO® Bio Acerola Camu Camu capsules. Buy online today – best in combination with Reishi, the detoxifying medicinal mushroom from Asia – for optimal care of your body.

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