This section is devoted to providing information related to the products we offer on our site. For example, we've provided additional information about organic, kosher and fair trade certifications here so you can learn more about these designations. We've also included some information about the appropriate use of supplements and wellness products. Over time, we'll continue adding to this area so you can use this as a reference. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding information contained in this Information section, please contact us. We love hearing from you and we appreciate your comments - they help us fine-tune our site and continually make it better, easier-to-use and more relevant to you - so keep those cards and letters (virtual though they may be) coming!
About Organic CertificationsYou may have noticed various symbols under the products on our site. We've listed the organic certification of products that are certified. For more information on organic certifications, please click here to read more about organic certifications.
About Kosher CertificationsAs with organic certifications, we have listed the kosher certification for products that are kosher. Since there are even more kosher certifying organizations than there are organic certifications, we've selected the most commonly used certifications. For those certifications we don't specifically list, you will see the letter K to indicate the product is kosher. The specific kosher house will be listed on the product packaging. Over time, we hope to add as many kosher houses as we can.
Click here to read more about kosher certification.
About Fair Trade Certification
Fair trade is a market-based approach to alleviating global poverty and promoting sustainability. Fair trade advocates the payment of a fair price as well as adherence to social and environmental standards related to the production of goods. In particular, fair trade focuses on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fresh fruit, and flowers.
For more information on the fair trade certification, visit TransfairUSA.
About Cruelty Free Certification
The Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free certification ensures that products are not tested on animals and that:
1. There are no animal ingredients.
2. The ingredients used were not tested on animals.
3. The finished product itself was not tested on animals.
Some products state "Not tested on animals" but may not bear the Leaping Bunny symbol. These products assert they are not tested on animals but have not been certified through the Leaping Bunny organization. These products are not tested on animals but the source ingredients are not certified cruelty free, though they may be. For these products, we use the icon "Cruelty Free" to indicate the vendor has stated their products are cruelty free.
According to the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), "Neither the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the US Consumer Product Safety Commission requires animal testing for cosmetics or household products, respectively. There are sufficient existing safety data as well as in vitro alternatives to make animal testing for these products obsolete. While it is true that virtually every ingredient, even water, has been tested on animals in the past, we can help prevent future animal testing." It is not necessary to test on animals and there are numerous other viable alternatives.
For more information, visit Leaping Bunny
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Information About Supplements, Vitamins and Wellness ProductsWhenever possible, we look for organic vitamin, supplements and wellness products to offer on our site. In some cases, we select partial or non-organic (natural) products due to price, availability or other factors.
Please keep in mind that various supplements' manufacturers make statements about the intended use and potential efficacy of their products. In many cases, these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products offered on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have questions about the use of any product offered on our site, you can contact us. However, we are not health care professionals, so we will not be able to answer questions about how to use various vitamins, supplements and wellness products. We suggest you contact your own health care provider if you have questions about the use of a vitamin, supplement or other wellness product.
Also keep in mind the old adage "More is not necessarily better." Please read and follow the instructions and suggested uses, doses and all other information on the product package.
We make no warranties as to the appropriateness of any product for you and are not responsible for the use or misuse of any product sold on our site. Again, we suggest you contact your health care practitioner if you have any questions or concerns of any kind. While that may sound a bit harsh, we just want to be clear that you'll need to do a bit of research on your own if you have questions. We'll start you off with the product information provided by the manufacturer, but you can also visit the vendor's website or, again, contact your handy dandy local health care provider for more personalized information!
Errors and OmissionsWe make every effort to keep our website as up-to-date as possible. However, things change all the time. Manufacturers may change how a product looks; they may change the package size or even the ingredients. We try to stay on top of these changes, but we do occasionally miss something. And, since we're only human, we also sometimes make mistakes.
So, here's our pledge to you. If you purchase a product and it's not what you expected when you receive it because of information on our website (wrong size, different ingredients, etc.), please let us know. If we inadvertently post an incorrect price or weight, we do reserve the right to make the correction and to notify you of the change. If the product is not what you wanted, or if you no longer want the product after we correct the problem, we'll discuss with you the appropriate adjustment (refund, replacement, etc.). If the product is still acceptable to you, then we're all set. Fair is fair, right?
If you find errors of any kind, please let us know about any discrepancies so we can revise our website information. Help us stay as up to date as possible by letting us know about these kinds of changes!
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