4. Can Vitassium be consumed on an ongoing daily basis?
Yes, given the safety profile of the common and safe ingredients, sodium chloride, sodium citrate and potassium citrate, as part of a normal diet and with regular hydration, you can use Vitassium daily as a medical food. If you have specific concerns, please consult with your physician.
5. Does Vitassium upset the stomach?
Vitassium is designed to be kind to sensitive stomachs, and it has been shown to be easily tolerated by our testers and long history of use. Unlike salt tablets that can cause point-irritation in the stomach, or electrolyte drinks that contain high amounts of sugar, capsules cause less stomach distress. Inpidual results may vary.
6. Why is there potassium in Vitassium?
Potassium is critical in the body for a variety of biochemical processes. One important function of potassium is to regulate the balance of water between plasma (blood) and within the cell. Providing sufficient building blocks for the body to self-regulate can be important. Vitassium contains an appropriate amount of potassium to assist in that regard. In general, excess potassium is excreted in the urine.
7. Do you offer free samples?
We currently do not offer free samples to individual customers. Instead, our Physicians Program may be of interest.
8. Vitassium is expensive. Are there cheaper options?
When you break it down, Vitassium is actually less expensive than most options on the market, when measured by price/100mg of sodium. Additionally, the Vitassium Club offers a 20% discount on all products to anyone who relies on Vitassium as a medical food. Apply to the Vitassium Club today.
9. Is Vitassium for athletes? What is the difference between Vitassium and other SaltStick products?
Vitassium is not designed for athletes, and it does not contain magnesium or calcium. Instead, Vitassium was formulated for individuals who are seeking to increase their intake primarily of sodium, under the guidance of their physician.
10. Does Vitassium contain caffeine?
No. Vitassium products do not contain caffeine.
11. Does Vitassium contain iodine?
No. Vitassium does not contain iodine.
12. Does Vitassium expire?
Yes, for both Vitassium Capsules and Vitassium FastChews, the expiration date, as printed with the lot number on the bottom of the bottle or on the packet, is 3 years from date of manufacture. Need help finding the expiration date? Check out our guide here.
13. What does Vitassium have to do with Dysautonomia International?
We established a relationship with Dysautonomia International in 2016 to help support their research efforts towards treatment of autonomic diseases, including POTS, and we remain proud partners today. Dysautonomia International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that assists with research, patient support and public education of autoimmune diseases.
14. Is Vitassium a drug? Do I need a prescription to purchase Vitassium?
Vitassium is designated as a medical food, as defined in 21 U.S.C. 360ee (b) (3) as a food which is formulated to be consumed under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific principles, are established by medical evaluation. Physicians may write a prescription for Vitassium, however, no prescription is needed.
15. Is Vitassium purchase allowed under my insurance or FSA account?
Please check with your insurance or FSA administrator if medical foods are covered under your specific plan.
16. Is Vitassium cGMP? What kind of facility produces Vitassium?
Vitassium is produced in the USA at an FDA-inspected cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and food-registered facility, which follows the highest standards for supplement, medical food, and drug production.
17. Is Vitassium vegan?
Yes, Vitassium does not contain any animal products and is suitable for vegan diets.