Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the Conceivable ProLine tinctures all about?

The Conceivable ProLine is a group of modular tinctures formulated specifically to address the underlying causes of infertility. Conceivable ProLine tinctures are ordered in bulk, then combined in a modular fashion, so that you can address the unique presentation of each individual patient. This specialized approach allows for flexibility and freedom in prescribing, while keeping the process simple and efficient for the modern practice.

I’m already using tinctures in my practice, what makes your line different?

Our modular formulas represent a systematic approach to prescribing and modifying herbal treatment. Our line of formulas have been designed with simplicity in mind for both you and your patient. Modular prescriptions are simple and flexible, allowing you to address a wide range of clinical complaints in an elegant and effective manner. Additionally, our modular tinctured formulas are easy to dispense, meaning you’ll spend less time measuring and weighing ingredients, and more time with your patients. Our unique and comprehensive system makes it easy for your patients to understand and administer their herbs properly. This simplicity leads to increased patient compliance, better clinical outcomes, higher patient retention, and ultimately increased practice revenue.

How does this modular thing work?

Easy! Our formulas are designed to be mixed and matched to create personalized combinations based on patient needs and the phases of the menstrual cycle. Simply choose the base formula that most directly addresses your constitutional diagnosis, then add modifiers that address the branches of that diagnosis. Still confused? Contact us for a consult and we’ll walk you through it.

Are tinctures as efficacious as raw, pill or powder?

Tinctures are one of the most effective options for the administration of herbal products. By extracting our herbal substances with water, glycerine, and alcohol, we are able to extract and preserve an exceedingly high percentage of active ingredients, far more than by decoction alone. All of our formulas are made at a 5:1 concentration, providing effective, yet safe, herbal treatment. Our modulars do not contain any allergenic binders and also have a shelf life of 5 years.

What is the advantage of using tinctures over other forms of herbal treatment?

One of the best aspects of tinctures is that they are so easy for your patients to use! Tinctures require no cooking, mixing, or even a glass of water to wash them down. This makes them great for people that are on the go, and for all of us with busy modern lifestyles. When herbs are easy to take, barriers to use are removed and patients are more compliant. The more compliant patients are, the better results they get. The better the clinical results, the more your practice will grow!

Are they gluten free?

Yes! All of our tinctures are gluten free.

What are they extracted with?

Our herbs are extracted with water, alcohol, and glycerin. This unique process means that we are able to extract active ingredients that are acidic, basic, and both water and lipid soluble. Compared to decoction alone, or other process where ingredients are extracted using water only, tinctures offer a much more complete extraction of active ingredients.

Have you ever had patients with adverse effects?

Our herbs should not produce any adverse effects. We have used these formulas for the last 15 years with over 7,000 patients without any adverse effects. They have been specifically designed with patient comfort and safety in mind. However, if your patient does experience any undesirable effects, they should immediately discontinue use.

What about patients that are sensitive to alcohol?

Patients that are sensitive to alcohol can decant their formula into a cup of hot water prior to taking. Because our tinctures are extracted with both glycerine and alcohol, they actually contain very little alcohol.

Do they contain any known allergens?

Please check each formula’s information page for a complete list of ingredients. While most formulas are allergen free, some may contain items such as citrus or shells.

How long is the shelf life?

Each bottle of tinctures is printed with an expiration date which is 5 years from the production date. Because both alcohol and glycerin have preservative properties, our prepared tinctures have a much longer shelf-life than either raw herbs or granule preparations.

Do you follow cGMP standards?

Yes! We are committed to producing the highest quality product for our customers and only use current Good Manufacturing Practices.

Are your herbs tested for safety?

Our herbal suppliers test all of our ingredients for heavy metals, groundwater contaminations, pharmaceuticals, radiation, pesticides and sulfur dioxide. We also test each batch for microbial contamination, yeast, and heavy metals. All of our raw products are also rigorously checked for correct species identification.

Are your herbs organic?

Unfortunately we are unable to obtain organic sources for all our ingredients at this time. We do use organic ingredients when available.

How do they taste?

Because of our unique process, our tinctures are more palatable than most other products on the market. They are slightly sweet and herby, while having very little alcohol “sting.”

What’s the standard dose?

The recommended dosage is 2 dropperfuls 3 times per day. At the standard dose, one ounce of tincture will last a patient approximately one week.

How do I store these formulas?

One advantage of tinctures is that they’re shelf stable. They do not need to be refrigerated, but are best if kept out of direct sunlight. You may notice some herbal sediment in the bottom of the bottle which is completely normal, you can shake gently to resuspend solution.

Where are your products made?

All of our formulas are proudly produced in the USA following current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards. Our manufacturers are highly trained professionals tasked with seeking out the cleanest, highest quality and most environmentally friendly products on earth. All of our ingredients are tested for heavy metals, groundwater contaminations, pharmaceuticals, radiation, pesticides and sulfur dioxide. As an additional precaution, all materials are tested for authenticity using DNA barcoding and identification.

Can a handful of formulas really address all the different clinical presentations that I see?

They sure can! We’ve been using this approach to prescribing for 15 years. Because our formulas are made to mix and match, there are essentially infinite combinations available. Painting is a good analogy. The great painters didn’t have more colors on their palettes, they simply knew how to mix and apply the fundamental colors to achieve amazing effects.

I know how herbs work and can write a formula? Why should I use these modulars?

As an herbalist you probably have your favorite go to formulas - and so do we! We’ve spent the last 15 years specializing in fertility and women’s health and tailoring our formulas to address the specific needs of this population. The Conceivable line is the sum of this experience. Our formulas are comprehensive, yet simple and elegant. Our modular approach allows you to be flexible as a practitioner, and to address the unique presentation of each patient.

Are they customizable?

Absolutely. One of the primary advantages to using our system is that it allows you to address the unique presentation of each of your patients.

I’m just starting out and I don’t feel that comfortable prescribing herbs, can I still use your formulas?

Our line of products is great for new practitioners. Our product line is affordable, comprehensive and systematized, making it especially easy for starting practitioners to use. The Conceivable line is based on addressing the constitutional imbalances that are the root causes of infertility. If you can make a basic diagnosis, you can use our product line! As you grow as a practitioner, Conceivable grows with you, with add-on formulas and infinitely customizable combinations. We provide complimentary training for any clinics who request it to become masters at modular prescribing!

I work in a multi-practitioner setting, will your product line work for us?

We designed our product line to make communication between practitioners in a busy practice easier and more accurate. Using a modular system leaves less room for mistakes and miscommunications. Our system also helps insure a consistent level of excellence across practitioners of all skill levels.