What are Blocks' best-selling products?
Although Blocks has an extensive product line that includes over forty products, our bestsellers include: Dream, Shades of Green, Replenish, Core Absorber, Brain Juice, Revitalize, Cell Power, and Build, with our customers noting they felt immediate benefits.
Are Blocks' nutritional supplement products hypoallergenic?
Blocks strives to purchase the highest quality ingredients, and we don't use ingredients that contain hidden allergens. I’m not sure what products to order. Can you recommend some for me? Our entire company was built on solving this problem! Check out our wellness quizzes as a guide for custom product recommendations, or book an appointment with one of our health advisors.
What is the best way to store Blocks supplements?
Unless otherwise indicated on the product label, Blocks recommends that its products be stored tightly sealed in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cabinet. Products should be kept away from a location exposed to moisture (such as a bathroom) or heat (such as above the stove). And be sure your hands are dry before handling your supplements and, whenever possible, store the product in the bottle it came in and keep the lid tightly closed. Placing the contents of an entire bottle in a pill box or a baggie might cause the product to discolor or otherwise change in appearance.
My product was exposed to high heat before I opened it. What should I do?
We ship most of our products in glass amber bottles to avoid most issues. Depending on where you live and the time of year your product order is shipped, a Blocks product order can sometimes be subjected during shipment to short-term exposure to an extreme hot or cold temperature. For example, the hot temperature in the back of a delivery truck or a neighborhood mailbox, or the cold temperature on a residential front porch. However, in almost every instance, these short-term environmental stresses should not degrade or adversely affect the ingredients – powder or liquid – in a Blocks product in any way. And these environmental stresses are kept at a minimum because the great majority of Blocks products are successfully shipped from Blocks to the customer in just 2-3 days. To also help minimize these circumstances, we recommend that you be available to receive your shipment when it arrives so the product doesn’t remain exposed to an extreme outdoor temperature. But if you do open your shipment and you have any reason to be concerned about damage to a product, then contact Blocks' Customer Service Department so you can be assured that you receive every Blocks product in its most optimal form.
Does Blocks use fillers?
Most nutritional supplements contain excipients that contribute functional or structural properties, such as fillers, binders, and lubricants. At Blocks, we minimize the use of these “Other Ingredients” and we refuse to include unnecessary excipients that can interfere with dissolution, or absorption, or otherwise detract from the optimal use of the product. Every ingredient in a Blocks product, including the “Other Ingredients,” are sourced from the purest sources possible. Each ingredient is scrutinized and preference is given to ingredients that are free of contaminants and minimize allergens. Blocks believes in total label transparency. That means there are no hidden inactive ingredients. Every ingredient in a Blocks product, whether active or inactive, is listed on the product label.
Are Blocks' products certified nonGMO?
Blocks has a longstanding policy to not use genetically modified ingredients in our products. Therefore, to the best of our knowledge, every Blocks product is GMO-free, even though we don’t label our products as being non-GMO. The reason we don’t label our products as non-GMO is because there are no current tests that can be performed to confirm an ingredient’s non-GMO status. Currently, an ingredient’s non-GMO status can only be affirmed by a supplier affidavit, and Blocks has chosen to wait for the time we can use scientific methods to confirm every ingredient’s non-GMO status.
Are Blocks products certified NSF?
Yes, there is an entire line of NSF certified products.
What does “certified NSF” mean?
The NSF mark is your assurance that a product has been rigorously tested by a trusted independent certification organization. It is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide. NSF certification is your key to making sure that the products you use continuously meet strict standards for public health protection. Choosing a product certified by NSF lets you know the Blocks complies with strict standards and procedures imposed by NSF. From extensive product testing and material analyses to unannounced plant inspections, every aspect of a product's development is thoroughly evaluated before it can earn and maintain its NSF certification.
Do Blocks supplements really work?
You can read an in-depth explanation of Blocks' clinical partnerships and the efficacy of our supplement products as well as the importance of conducting clinical trials.
Can I get all the vitamins and minerals I need through a healthy and well-balanced diet?
Although it’s certainly possible, most nutritional experts agree there is a nutritional gap between the nutrients consumed in today's diet and the nutrients required for optimal health. You can read more about building a healthy foundation with Blocks supplements.
Do you test your products for hot and cold stability?
Before we launch a new product, we subject it to accelerated stability testing. This testing subjects the product for 90 days to heat (40° C / 104° F) and 75-percent relative humidity. The product formula must demonstrate stability at the conclusion of this testing. If the formula fails this testing, then the product is reformulated and the accelerated stability testing is conducted on the new formula.
Are your products food based or synthetic?
Although the ingredients in Blocks' nutritional supplement products are not derived from whole foods, many are derived from natural sources. Some ingredients are fermented and some are synthesized, and we select every ingredient for being in its most absorbable and usable form. These synthetic nutrients are bio-identical and used by the body in the same way as naturally derived ingredients – whether natural or synthetic – and every ingredient is tested to ensure it meets its specifications for identity, purity, and potency.
Are your probiotic products stable?
Yes. Blocks' probiotic products are stable and do not require refrigeration. Blocks periodically tests retained samples of each probiotic product throughout the product's shelf life to ensure the products remain stable and meet label claims at the expiration date.
Can pain medications and antibiotics interfere with the absorption of nutritional supplements?
Blocks is not aware of any contraindications in the current medical and technical literature that indicates that pain medications and antibiotics can interfere with the absorption of the nutrients in nutritional supplements. However, if you still have questions, then you should consult with your health-care practitioner.
Are minerals natural or synthetic?
When minerals are used as ingredients in nutritional supplements they can be in their original natural form or they can be obtained by synthesizing the original natural form to obtain a more potent or purer form of the original mineral.
How do you avoid cross-contamination of other products when a Blocks product contains an ingredient that is a known allergen?
After Blocks manufactures a product that contains a known allergen, we perform comprehensive cleaning procedures that remove all allergenic protein from the production area. After this cleaning is completed, the entire room and the equipment in it are tested for the allergen to verify there is no allergen protein remaining. This ensures there will be no cross-contamination between ingredients that do contain known allergens and those that do not.
Why does a Blocks product sometimes change color?
Color variance is normal for some products, especially products that have botanical ingredients. One reason for color variance is that Blocks does not use unnecessary fillers that are typically used to keep products uniform in appearance. So for a natural ingredient, depending on the time of year it was grown and harvested, color variance is not uncommon; for example, a botanical ingredient can be bright yellow in one lot and pale yellow in the next lot. Color changes can also occur as a result of changing the product's formula or changing the raw material supplier. However, if you have a particular concern about a product's color or appearance, then please contact us.
How soon before I feel something from my supplements?
Every individual is unique and every ingredient has a different "mechanism of action" for how it works in the body. Some ingredients can provide a relatively fast result, such as with Unwind, which contains pharmaGABA for managing stress, or Valerian root for promoting sleep in our Dream product. Other ingredients, such as those in Blocks' multi-vitamin/mineral products, are for preventative health and general wellbeing, so an immediate response would not be expected. However, for many Blocks products, if you experience an overall sense of wellbeing, such as improved mood, and that is the specific indication of use for which you are taking the product, then you are realizing the intended benefit.
Is Blocks regulated by the FDA?/Are Blocks products regulated by the FDA?
Blocks is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Blocks must comply with the FDA's regulations for manufacturing and labeling our dietary supplement products. In addition, all of our product literature and our website content must comply with FDA regulations. The FDA also requires Blocks to label the presence of allergens and to respond properly to reported adverse events.
Are Blocks products certified organic?
Although many of the ingredients in Blocks products are organic, Blocks products themselves are not certified as organic.
Does Blocks test its products on animals?
No. Furthermore, Blocks supports the objective of eliminating the laboratory testing of all animals.
I have a Blocks product that has expired. Can I still use it?
We don’t recommend using a Blocks product after its expiration date. Blocks conducts stability testing on our products, which ensures the potency of every ingredient at the product’s expiration date. Because of our stability testing program, Blocks can guarantee that its products meet 100 percent of the product's label claims up to the time of expiration. Although we don’t recommend using a product after its expiration date, it certainly won't harm you if you do use it. It doesn't mean the product has "gone bad" – it just means one or more of the ingredients might be at less than 100 percent potency.
What if my package is damaged or missing?
We are always here to provide a remedy in these situations. Please contact Blocks' Customer Service Department and a representative will be happy to assist you.