How should I take Equi?
- We recommend you have your daily scoop or capsules after food - ideally breakfast or lunch.
- The powders have been specifically designed to taste good naturally mixed with water, however are suitable to be added to a smoothie or juice.
- For maximum taste and smoothness, we recommend powders are consumed in a shaker. These are available to buy for £8.
- It's up to you how much water you take it with, but generally we recommend around 200ml cold water (tastes better when from the fridge!) per scoop. Mix very well before drinking and have it immediately.
- Ideally aim to avoid hot drinks for 10 minutes before and after to preserve the natural goodness, active enzymes and probiotics.
- If you have found you are sensitive to supplements in the past, or have complex health issues and intolerances we recommend starting with half a scoop or less, and building the dose up over the course of 2-4 weeks.
How Do I know which product is best for me?
We have devised this table to help you find your formula - but if in any doubt, get in touch and our nutritionists will assist.
How long will it be until I notice changes?If you take Equi consistently you can expect to notice a number of positive impacts quite quickly, however this will depend on the person and their specific needs, circumstances and health. We generally expect energy to increase quickly, along with concentration, alertness and immunity. If you take the Beauty Formula daily, skin often feels brighter and more dewy within 2 weeks, with spots and troublesome skin clearing up in around 4-6 weeks.
Our 1 month long trial with 30 participants demonstrated:
- 80% reported better energy levels within 3 weeks
- 85% reported brighter, clearer skin within 3 weeks
I have been sensitive to supplements in the past, will I be OK taking Equi?
We suggest that if you have been sensitive to supplements in the past, have complex health issues or intolerances that you start with a lower dose initially and build up over the course of 2-4 weeks whilst your body adapts to this nourishing and energising formulation.
If you are in any doubt, or have a pre-existing condition or take medication we recommend speaking to your doctor before taking the product.
What can I expect when I start taking Equi products?
Our products have been formulated to make a noticeably positive difference to your health, using a powerful blend of ingredients to support and nourish every part of your unique and complex functioning in accordance with our Equi Eight Philosophy. Equi supplements contain a unique set of ingredients designed to address imbalances, re-harmonise the body and in so doing, get you feeling your best.
If you have struggled with health issues in the past this can be a sign that some underlying functions are compromised which can take some time to rebalance.
Negative symptoms are uncommon, but as with all supplements it is possible to notice changes in digestion and energy levels as your body adapts to your new regime, especially if you have never taken supplements before. Once things rebalance, the body generally begins to thrive and you feel lighter, brighter, more energised and productive.
You should reduce dose by half or more if you do notice any changes. Symptoms should not last more than a week, but if they persist we recommend stopping and speaking to your doctor. If you experience severe symptoms of any kind, stop taking Equi products and seek medical advice immediately.
My skin breaks out when I take supplements, will Equi do the same?
The skin communicates closely with the rest of the body and works synergistically with all organs, meaning it is common to notice changes depending on hormones, digestion, immunity and also during times of stress. Though most people only experience positive effects, if you have had skin problems in the past and are sensitive it is possible to get the odd breakout in the first week of taking the product as it works to rebalance and harmonise internal function.
Breakouts are also possible when we support detoxification, or experience ‘die-off’ symptoms in the gut whilst bacteria rebalance to make room for healthier strains of bacteria to flourish. If this occurs, it can be a sign that things needed to be addressed and rebalanced in order to get truly sustainable, long term results. You may wish to reduce the dose to half a teaspoon and build it up if you are worried about bad breakouts.
The body generally finds equilibrium after around two weeks, at which point it begins to thrive, leaving you lighter and brighter and more energised, whilst revealing a glowing radiant complexion.
I have bad skin – will Equi products help me manage it?Skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis can be tricky to manage, with many resorting to strong creams and medications to help combat the issues. These sometimes work but often are only a temporary solution and can cause many side effects along the way.
Troublesome skin conditions are commonly linked with deficiencies in certain nutrients, as well as imbalances deeper inside the body. Hormonal strife, poor digestion, stress, lack of sleep and imbalanced immunity are all strongly associated with skin conditions and so to truly manage problems effectively and sustainably, it is vital to support all the inner functioning’s of the body.
Beautiful is deigned to do this, offering a 360° approach to supplementation. In doing so, many skin problems resolve but it is important to be patient as the true cure is rarely an overnight job. The body can take some time to readjust and this will vary from person to person depending on their unique issues, circumstances and requirements.
If you suffer with a skin problem, we recommend starting with one scoop and building up to x2 over the course of 2-4 weeks to ensure you are getting optimal levels of all the important skin-loving ingredients, as well as alkalising superfoods, balancing herbs and anti-inflammatory probiotics.
We also strongly recommend ensuring general good skin practises to speed up the process which our registered nutritionist (and co-founder) Alice outlines in detail on our page How To Get The Most From Beauty Formula
Can I take Equi with my medication?
If you are taking any medication we recommend speaking to a doctor first to check there are no contraindications.
I have a thyroid condition, is Equi safe?
This depends on the person and we suggest asking your doctor first. If you are taking thyroid medications then it is vital to check your doctor is happy for you to take Equi. Should they be deemed appropriate, then be sure to take any supplements at a different time of the day to your medications. If you have an auto-immune thyroid issue, please see below.
I have an auto-immune condition, are Equi products safe?
Though everyone is different, we suggest speaking to a doctor if you have any kind of autoimmune condition before taking our products, as they do contain ingredients that can impact the immune system. This is especially the case if taking immuno-suppressant medications.
Might I be allergic to ingredients in Equi?
The only common allergens found in Equi include:
- Fish (Pregnancy Oil Edition and Beauty Formula)
- Shellfish (Beauty Oil Edition)
- Soy - Beauty Oil Edition contains naturally mixed tocopherols and this does include trace levels of soya material. However, whilst the tocopherols are issued from soy, they are exempt from allergen labelling due to there being little to no risk for consumers. If you have a serious soy allergy, we suggest avoiding to be extra safe.
Otherwise allergic reactions are unlikely, however check ingredients carefully if you have allergies. If you are sensitive, have irritable bowel syndrome, or suffer with intolerances we recommend starting with a lower level (1/2 teaspoon) and building up to 1 scoop per day over the course of 1 month. Our products are not certified gluten free, however they are free from ingredients that contain gluten, and we do periodic checks at an independent specialist lab to ensure they do not contain gluten. They are all dairy free, including the products that contain probiotics.
What do you use to flavour Equi products?
We only use natural compounds and flavours. We use stevia to sweeten and there are no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
There is a silica gel sachet in my product - is this normal?
Yes - we add these in deliberately in order to keep them fresh, and to reduce chances of moisture developing in the products. This is very normal for supplements and though these should not be ingested, they are totally safe addition to the product. The desiccant is non-toxic, the material is very clearly marked to not eat, and the material cannot be torn, thus preventing the risk of any dust being exposed. If you add on accidentally to a smoothie, we would of course suggest not drinking this!
Can I take these with other supplements?
Equi products have been designed to deliver all your daily supplement needs in one easy scoop, meaning you don’t have to worry about taking anything else. Superfoods (natures multi-vitamins), omegas, probiotics, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, medicinal mushrooms, and herbs are all included and all established RDAs for vitamins and minerals are listed on the back of each product and on our product pages.
We use optimal levels of all nutrients for our products, and so it is important to be cautious about exceeding dosage recommendations. If the ingredients don’t overlap then you should be safe to take other products, but always check the label thoroughly and ask an expert for ensure there are no contradictions. For a full list of ingredients, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Equi products whilst pregnant/breastfeeding?
We do not recommend taking Beauty, Original (capsules and powder) or Lean Formulas, Immunity Edition, or Glow Edition when pregnant or breastfeeding. However we have specifically formulated Pregnancy Formula to take throughout fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
If you are in any doubt about taking this, are on medication or have pre exiting conditions then speak to your doctor first.
How do we ensure the krill we source for our Beauty Oil Edition is sustainable?
At Equi, we care about supporting the planet as much as we care about supporting your body, and we take every step to make our brand as sustainable as we can.
There has been much confusion regarding the sustainability of krill in recent years, and much of this has led to misinformation. Whilst we know that red krill oil is incredibly nourishing for the body and for skin, harming the environment is unfathomable to us. Therefore before we set out to create Beauty Oil Edition, we wanted to be absolutely sure no damage to marine ecosystems occurs during harvesting of our krill.
We source our krill from the world’s most sustainable ‘A-Rated’ fishery (rated by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, who rate this higher than any other fishery, including those for regular fish oil supplements) which works under tight restrictions from the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. Conservation is at the heart of this governing bodies work, who ensure that no more than1% of this essential food source is fished from one small zone in the Antarctic, ensuring a vital balance remains for the entire ecosystem.
Given so little is allowed to be fished, Antarctic red krill is in short supply, but the Equi are happy to be able to bring it to you in a safe and sustainable way.