Recovery Factors®


Frequently Asked Questions

What is in the supplement that I will be taking?

The product is derived entirely from porcine blood components (i.e., from pigs). These are unique animals, raised humanely and in a very clean and healthy environment for use in human heart valve replacement surgery.

It is predominantly a purified serum protein and still don’t fully know all the factors involved in its impressive efficacy. This is part of the ongoing research, to better understand  the mechanisms of action and fully appreciate its possible broad spectrum use in human health.

Does this supplement have interactions with other medications I am currently taking?
We have not seen negative interactions but you should consult with your healthcare provider before taking this if you are on blood thinners such as Coumadin. In addition, it is advisable to always consult with your holistic physician with before starting any new supplement.
Is this treatment expected to help on those nights when you can’t get to sleep?
In the study, it helped improve occasional sleeplessness.
Will I experience any side effects from the supplement?

This supplement is generally well tolerated. Even in people who don’t seem to tolerate much of anything. Occasionally, there may be a small bit of intestinal upset followed by improvement in digestive function. If there are any side effects, come join us on our group discussion page at Recovery4 Me website, where the leading experts and others using the supplement will be guiding each other. 

Will I be required to be on any special diets or diet restrictions?

No, there is no special diet that is required. However, we strongly recommend that you see our Dosing page, which includes some optional dietary recommendations that can be very helpful.

If I have mast cell activation, will my histamine levels be affected?
We don’t know if the product will affect histamine levels for those with mast cell activation. But we have not seen any significant adverse effects in this population who have taken the study supplement, many of which do have mast cell activation.
Does the study supplement contain shellfish gluten, soy, dairy, or corn sugar? What other binders/fillers are used in making the product, and what are the capsules made of?
The binder used is cotton seed oil. There is no shellfish, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, corn, sugar or anything else added. The supplements are in tablet form, not capsules.
Can someone guide me on using Recovery Factors?

We invite you to join the Recovery Factors Community at our Recovery4 Me website. Questions posted there are often answered by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, who is principal investigator on the two studies, and the team that developed the product. In addition, we will all be sharing our experiences, while supporting and teaching each other.