Skip to Main Content
BUY 12 OF 1 PRODUCT, GET 1 FREE
FREE SHIPPING IN USA ON ORDERS OVER $100

ACCOUNT LOG IN

I am interested in the following product lines*

Please accept Sales Tax Policy

Please accept MAP Policy and Terms of Service

Terms of service

Terms of Service

symphonynaturalhealthpro.com

Date Effective: October, 2019

 

Date Effective: October, 2019

 

General

This website (the "Site") is owned and operated by Natural Health International (Sales & Distribution) Inc. (“COMPANY” "we" or "us"). By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms of Service, and our Privacy Policy and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site or to products and services available through the Site or from COMPANY. Accessing the Site, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Service.

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service or to impose new conditions on use of the Site, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this website. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.

 

Site Content – Restriction on Usage

Information contained in our practitioner only “Healthcare Professional Resources” includes webinars, articles, and technical literature prepared by healthcare professionals. The webinars, articles, and literature have not been altered from their original version to include information that promotes a particular dietary supplement product or a particular manufacturer or brand of dietary supplement, including Symphony Natural Health’s (SNH) professional product line.

This information is being made available for the exclusive purpose of assisting healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine, including suggested uses of dietary supplements. Only licensed healthcare professionals should access the materials in Healthcare Professional Resources. This material may not be shared or disseminated with non-pradtitioners.

These webinars, articles, and literature might contain health claims about dietary supplement products and/or their ingredients; however, the following materials should not be reviewed for the purpose of obtaining information about any particular dietary supplement product or particular manufacturer or brand of dietary supplement, including Symphony Natural Health’s (SNH) professional product line and cannot be used in conjunction with the offer, sale or recommendation of our products.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

Our Limited License to You. This Site and all the materials available on the Site are the property of us and/or our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is provided solely for your personal noncommercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Service or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site. You may, however, from time to time, download and/or print one copy of individual pages of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Your License to Us. By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, comments, blog entries, Facebook postings, photos and videos) to us via the Site, internet groups, social media venues, or to any of our staff via email, text or otherwise, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older. In addition, when you submit, email, text or deliver or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

You acknowledge and agree that any contributions originally created by you for  us shall be deemed a “work made for hire” when the work performed is within the scope of the definition of a work made for hire in Section 101 of the United States Copyright Law, as amended.  As such, the copyrights in those works shall belong to COMPANY from their creation.  Thus, COMPANY shall be deemed the author and exclusive owner thereof and shall have the right to exploit any or all of the results and proceeds in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in all languages, as COMPANY determines.  In the event that any of the results and proceeds of your submissions hereunder are not deemed a “work made for hire” under Section 101 of the Copyright Act, as amended, you hereby, without additional compensation, irrevocably assign, convey and transfer to COMPANY all proprietary rights, including without limitation, all copyrights and trademarks throughout the universe, in perpetuity in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, to such material and any and all right, title and interest in and to all such proprietary rights in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity. Any posted material which are reproductions of prior works by you shall be co-owned by us. 

 

You acknowledge that COMPANY has the right but not the obligation to use and display any postings or contributions of any kind and that COMPANY may elect to cease the use and display of any such materials (or any portion thereof), at any time for any reason whatsoever.

Limitations on Linking and Framing. You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the Site. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.

Disclaimers

Throughout the Site, we may provide links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Our linking to such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, neither we nor affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Site or on websites linked to by us on the Site.

If applicable, any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors, and not COMPANY. Neither COMPANY nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. Furthermore, COMPANY neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on any of the Sites by anyone other than an authorized COMPANY representative while acting in his/her official capacity.

THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AND BY COMPANY AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR ON THIRD-PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

You agree at all times to defend, indemnify and hold harmless COMPANY its affiliates, their successors, transferees, assignees and licensees and their respective parent and subsidiary companies, agents, associates, officers, directors, shareholders and employees of each from and against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to your breach of any obligation, warranty, representation or covenant  set forth herein.

 

Online Commerce

Certain sections of the Site may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant on the Site or on a site linked to by the Site, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant's online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, may be collected by both the merchant and us. A merchant may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. In addition, when you purchase products or services on or through the Site, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant's website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly. You release us and our affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against us or them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through the Site.

Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through our Site, regarding payment and delivery of specific goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that COMPANY shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings.

You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site. You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party's personal information to us or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party's personal information.

 

Interactive Features

This Site may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, web logs, chat rooms, and email services, which allow feedback to us and real-time interaction between users, and other features which allow users to communicate with others. Responsibility for what is posted on bulletin boards, web logs, chat rooms, and other public posting areas on the Site, or sent via any email services on the Site, lies with each user - you alone are responsible for the material you post or send. We do not control the messages, information or files that you or others may provide through the Site. It is a condition of your use of the Site that you do not:

 

COMPANY may host message boards, chats and other private/public forums on its Sites and on other platforms. Any user failing to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement may be expelled from and refused continued access to, the message boards, groups, chats or other such forums in the future. COMPANY or its designated agents may remove or alter any user-created content at any time for any reason. Message boards, chats and other public forums are intended to serve as discussion centers for users and subscribers. Information and content posted within these public forums may be provided by COMPANY staff, COMPANY's outside contributors, or by users not connected with COMPANY, some of whom may employ anonymous user names. COMPANY expressly disclaims all responsibility and endorsement and makes no representation as to the validity of any opinion, advice, information or statement made or displayed in these forums by third parties, nor are we responsible for any errors or omissions in such postings, or for hyperlinks embedded in any messages. Under no circumstances will we, our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through these forums. The opinions expressed in these forums are solely the opinions of the participants, and do not reflect the opinions of COMPANY or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.

 

COMPANY has no obligation whatsoever to monitor any of the content or postings on the message boards, chat rooms or other public forums on the Sites. However, you acknowledge and agree that we have the absolute right to monitor the same at our sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right to alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any postings or content, in whole or in part, for any reason and to disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request and to protect ourselves, our clients, sponsors, users and visitors.

 

Registration

To access certain features of the Site, we may ask you to provide certain demographic information including your gender, year of birth, zip code and country. In addition, if you elect to sign-up for a particular feature of the Site, such as chat rooms, web logs, or bulletin boards, you may also be asked to register with us on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name and email address. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration form. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof). Our use of any personally identifiable information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our  Privacy Policy.

 

Passwords

To use certain features of the Site, you will need a username and password, which you will receive through the Site's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

 

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, INCLUDING OUR MESSAGING, BLOGS, COMMENTS OF OTHERS, BOOKS, EMAILS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR BY US IN ANY WAY, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE AND THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR MATERIALS.

THIS SITE IS CONTINUALLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, AS TO ITS ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR APPROPRIATENESS FOR ANY PURPOSE.

WITH REGARDS TO CONTENT RELATING TO HEALTH & WELLNESS ON THE SITE:

THIS SITE OFFERS HEALTH, WELLNESS, FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION AND IS DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THIS SITE. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THIS SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL OR COUNSELING CARE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND COUNSELING INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOTHERAPY, OR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TREATMENT, INSTRUCTIONS, DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS OR ADVICE.

 

Termination

We may cancel or terminate your right to use the Site or any part of the Site at any time without notice. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Site affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Site, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Service, shall survive.

 

Refund Policy

Your purchase of a product or service or ticket to an event may or may not provide for any refund.  Each specific product, service, event or course will specify its own refund policy.

 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under the U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by COMPANY infringe your copyright, you, or your agent may send to COMPANY a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be blocked. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon COMPANY actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send to COMPANY a counter-notice. All notices and counter notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. COMPANY's Copyright Agent for notice shall be customer.service@symphonynaturalhealth.com

 

Assignment

This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of COMPANY and our respective assigns, successors, heirs, and legal representatives. Neither this Agreement nor any rights hereunder may be assigned without the prior written consent of COMPANY Notwithstanding the foregoing, all rights and obligations under this Agreement may be freely assigned by COMPANY to any affiliated entity or any of its wholly owned subsidiaries.

 

Dispute Resolution

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah and any dispute shall be subject to binding arbitration in West Valley City, UT. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

 

Class Action Waiver

You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren't allowed.

 

The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, consolidated action or private attorney general action) unless all relevant parties specifically agree to do so following initiation of the arbitration.

 

Severability

If any clause within these Terms of Service (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from these Terms of Service, and the remainder of these Terms of Service will be given full force and effect. If the Class Action Waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Provision will be unenforceable and the dispute will be decided by a court.

 

General

This website (the "Site") is owned and operated by Natural Health International (Sales & Distribution) Inc. (“COMPANY” "we" or "us"). By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms of Service, and our Privacy Policy and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site or to products and services available through the Site or from COMPANY. Accessing the Site, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Service.

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service or to impose new conditions on use of the Site, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this website. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.

 

Site Content – Restriction on Usage

Information contained in our practitioner only “Healthcare Professional Resources” includes webinars, articles, and technical literature prepared by healthcare professionals. The webinars, articles, and literature have not been altered from their original version to include information that promotes a particular dietary supplement product or a particular manufacturer or brand of dietary supplement, including Symphony Natural Health’s (SNH) professional product line.

This information is being made available for the exclusive purpose of assisting healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine, including suggested uses of dietary supplements. Only licensed healthcare professionals should access the materials in Healthcare Professional Resources. This material may not be shared or disseminated with non-pradtitioners.

These webinars, articles, and literature might contain health claims about dietary supplement products and/or their ingredients; however, the following materials should not be reviewed for the purpose of obtaining information about any particular dietary supplement product or particular manufacturer or brand of dietary supplement, including Symphony Natural Health’s (SNH) professional product line and cannot be used in conjunction with the offer, sale or recommendation of our products.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

Our Limited License to You. This Site and all the materials available on the Site are the property of us and/or our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is provided solely for your personal noncommercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Service or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site. You may, however, from time to time, download and/or print one copy of individual pages of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Your License to Us. By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, comments, blog entries, Facebook postings, photos and videos) to us via the Site, internet groups, social media venues, or to any of our staff via email, text or otherwise, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older. In addition, when you submit, email, text or deliver or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

You acknowledge and agree that any contributions originally created by you for  us shall be deemed a “work made for hire” when the work performed is within the scope of the definition of a work made for hire in Section 101 of the United States Copyright Law, as amended.  As such, the copyrights in those works shall belong to COMPANY from their creation.  Thus, COMPANY shall be deemed the author and exclusive owner thereof and shall have the right to exploit any or all of the results and proceeds in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in all languages, as COMPANY determines.  In the event that any of the results and proceeds of your submissions hereunder are not deemed a “work made for hire” under Section 101 of the Copyright Act, as amended, you hereby, without additional compensation, irrevocably assign, convey and transfer to COMPANY all proprietary rights, including without limitation, all copyrights and trademarks throughout the universe, in perpetuity in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, to such material and any and all right, title and interest in and to all such proprietary rights in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity. Any posted material which are reproductions of prior works by you shall be co-owned by us. 

 

You acknowledge that COMPANY has the right but not the obligation to use and display any postings or contributions of any kind and that COMPANY may elect to cease the use and display of any such materials (or any portion thereof), at any time for any reason whatsoever.

Limitations on Linking and Framing. You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the Site. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.

Disclaimers

Throughout the Site, we may provide links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Our linking to such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, neither we nor affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Site or on websites linked to by us on the Site.

If applicable, any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors, and not COMPANY. Neither COMPANY nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. Furthermore, COMPANY neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on any of the Sites by anyone other than an authorized COMPANY representative while acting in his/her official capacity.

THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AND BY COMPANY AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR ON THIRD-PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

You agree at all times to defend, indemnify and hold harmless COMPANY its affiliates, their successors, transferees, assignees and licensees and their respective parent and subsidiary companies, agents, associates, officers, directors, shareholders and employees of each from and against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to your breach of any obligation, warranty, representation or covenant  set forth herein.

 

Online Commerce

Certain sections of the Site may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant on the Site or on a site linked to by the Site, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant's online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, may be collected by both the merchant and us. A merchant may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. In addition, when you purchase products or services on or through the Site, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant's website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly. You release us and our affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against us or them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through the Site.

Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through our Site, regarding payment and delivery of specific goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that COMPANY shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings.

You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site. You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party's personal information to us or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party's personal information.

 

Interactive Features

This Site may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, web logs, chat rooms, and email services, which allow feedback to us and real-time interaction between users, and other features which allow users to communicate with others. Responsibility for what is posted on bulletin boards, web logs, chat rooms, and other public posting areas on the Site, or sent via any email services on the Site, lies with each user - you alone are responsible for the material you post or send. We do not control the messages, information or files that you or others may provide through the Site. It is a condition of your use of the Site that you do not:

 

COMPANY may host message boards, chats and other private/public forums on its Sites and on other platforms. Any user failing to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement may be expelled from and refused continued access to, the message boards, groups, chats or other such forums in the future. COMPANY or its designated agents may remove or alter any user-created content at any time for any reason. Message boards, chats and other public forums are intended to serve as discussion centers for users and subscribers. Information and content posted within these public forums may be provided by COMPANY staff, COMPANY's outside contributors, or by users not connected with COMPANY, some of whom may employ anonymous user names. COMPANY expressly disclaims all responsibility and endorsement and makes no representation as to the validity of any opinion, advice, information or statement made or displayed in these forums by third parties, nor are we responsible for any errors or omissions in such postings, or for hyperlinks embedded in any messages. Under no circumstances will we, our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through these forums. The opinions expressed in these forums are solely the opinions of the participants, and do not reflect the opinions of COMPANY or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.

 

COMPANY has no obligation whatsoever to monitor any of the content or postings on the message boards, chat rooms or other public forums on the Sites. However, you acknowledge and agree that we have the absolute right to monitor the same at our sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right to alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any postings or content, in whole or in part, for any reason and to disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request and to protect ourselves, our clients, sponsors, users and visitors.

 

Registration

To access certain features of the Site, we may ask you to provide certain demographic information including your gender, year of birth, zip code and country. In addition, if you elect to sign-up for a particular feature of the Site, such as chat rooms, web logs, or bulletin boards, you may also be asked to register with us on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name and email address. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration form. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof). Our use of any personally identifiable information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our  Privacy Policy.

 

Passwords

To use certain features of the Site, you will need a username and password, which you will receive through the Site's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

 

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, INCLUDING OUR MESSAGING, BLOGS, COMMENTS OF OTHERS, BOOKS, EMAILS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR BY US IN ANY WAY, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE AND THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR MATERIALS.

THIS SITE IS CONTINUALLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, AS TO ITS ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR APPROPRIATENESS FOR ANY PURPOSE.

WITH REGARDS TO CONTENT RELATING TO HEALTH & WELLNESS ON THE SITE:

THIS SITE OFFERS HEALTH, WELLNESS, FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION AND IS DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THIS SITE. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THIS SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL OR COUNSELING CARE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND COUNSELING INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOTHERAPY, OR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TREATMENT, INSTRUCTIONS, DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS OR ADVICE.

 

Termination

We may cancel or terminate your right to use the Site or any part of the Site at any time without notice. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Site affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Site, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Service, shall survive.

 

Refund Policy

Your purchase of a product or service or ticket to an event may or may not provide for any refund.  Each specific product, service, event or course will specify its own refund policy.

 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under the U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by COMPANY infringe your copyright, you, or your agent may send to COMPANY a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be blocked. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon COMPANY actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send to COMPANY a counter-notice. All notices and counter notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. COMPANY's Copyright Agent for notice shall be customer.service@symphonynaturalhealth.com

 

Assignment

This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of COMPANY and our respective assigns, successors, heirs, and legal representatives. Neither this Agreement nor any rights hereunder may be assigned without the prior written consent of COMPANY Notwithstanding the foregoing, all rights and obligations under this Agreement may be freely assigned by COMPANY to any affiliated entity or any of its wholly owned subsidiaries.

 

Dispute Resolution

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah and any dispute shall be subject to binding arbitration in West Valley City, UT. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

 

Class Action Waiver

You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren't allowed.

 

The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, consolidated action or private attorney general action) unless all relevant parties specifically agree to do so following initiation of the arbitration.

 

Severability

If any clause within these Terms of Service (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from these Terms of Service, and the remainder of these Terms of Service will be given full force and effect. If the Class Action Waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Provision will be unenforceable and the dispute will be decided by a court.

 

Date Effective: October, 2019

 

General

This website (the "Site") is owned and operated by Natural Health International (Sales & Distribution) Inc. (“COMPANY” "we" or "us"). By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms of Service, and our Privacy Policy and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site or to products and services available through the Site or from COMPANY. Accessing the Site, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Service.

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service or to impose new conditions on use of the Site, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this website. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.

 

Site Content – Restriction on Usage

Information contained in our practitioner only “Healthcare Professional Resources” includes webinars, articles, and technical literature prepared by healthcare professionals. The webinars, articles, and literature have not been altered from their original version to include information that promotes a particular dietary supplement product or a particular manufacturer or brand of dietary supplement, including Symphony Natural Health’s (SNH) professional product line.

This information is being made available for the exclusive purpose of assisting healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine, including suggested uses of dietary supplements. Only licensed healthcare professionals should access the materials in Healthcare Professional Resources. This material may not be shared or disseminated with non-pradtitioners.

These webinars, articles, and literature might contain health claims about dietary supplement products and/or their ingredients; however, the following materials should not be reviewed for the purpose of obtaining information about any particular dietary supplement product or particular manufacturer or brand of dietary supplement, including Symphony Natural Health’s (SNH) professional product line and cannot be used in conjunction with the offer, sale or recommendation of our products.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

Our Limited License to You. This Site and all the materials available on the Site are the property of us and/or our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is provided solely for your personal noncommercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Service or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site. You may, however, from time to time, download and/or print one copy of individual pages of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Your License to Us. By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, comments, blog entries, Facebook postings, photos and videos) to us via the Site, internet groups, social media venues, or to any of our staff via email, text or otherwise, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older. In addition, when you submit, email, text or deliver or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

You acknowledge and agree that any contributions originally created by you for  us shall be deemed a “work made for hire” when the work performed is within the scope of the definition of a work made for hire in Section 101 of the United States Copyright Law, as amended.  As such, the copyrights in those works shall belong to COMPANY from their creation.  Thus, COMPANY shall be deemed the author and exclusive owner thereof and shall have the right to exploit any or all of the results and proceeds in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in all languages, as COMPANY determines.  In the event that any of the results and proceeds of your submissions hereunder are not deemed a “work made for hire” under Section 101 of the Copyright Act, as amended, you hereby, without additional compensation, irrevocably assign, convey and transfer to COMPANY all proprietary rights, including without limitation, all copyrights and trademarks throughout the universe, in perpetuity in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, to such material and any and all right, title and interest in and to all such proprietary rights in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity. Any posted material which are reproductions of prior works by you shall be co-owned by us. 

 

You acknowledge that COMPANY has the right but not the obligation to use and display any postings or contributions of any kind and that COMPANY may elect to cease the use and display of any such materials (or any portion thereof), at any time for any reason whatsoever.

Limitations on Linking and Framing. You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the Site. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.

Disclaimers

Throughout the Site, we may provide links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Our linking to such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, neither we nor affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Site or on websites linked to by us on the Site.

If applicable, any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors, and not COMPANY. Neither COMPANY nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. Furthermore, COMPANY neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on any of the Sites by anyone other than an authorized COMPANY representative while acting in his/her official capacity.

THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AND BY COMPANY AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR ON THIRD-PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

You agree at all times to defend, indemnify and hold harmless COMPANY its affiliates, their successors, transferees, assignees and licensees and their respective parent and subsidiary companies, agents, associates, officers, directors, shareholders and employees of each from and against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to your breach of any obligation, warranty, representation or covenant  set forth herein.

 

Online Commerce

Certain sections of the Site may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant on the Site or on a site linked to by the Site, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant's online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, may be collected by both the merchant and us. A merchant may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. In addition, when you purchase products or services on or through the Site, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant's website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly. You release us and our affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against us or them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through the Site.

Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through our Site, regarding payment and delivery of specific goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that COMPANY shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings.

You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site. You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party's personal information to us or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party's personal information.

 

Interactive Features

This Site may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, web logs, chat rooms, and email services, which allow feedback to us and real-time interaction between users, and other features which allow users to communicate with others. Responsibility for what is posted on bulletin boards, web logs, chat rooms, and other public posting areas on the Site, or sent via any email services on the Site, lies with each user - you alone are responsible for the material you post or send. We do not control the messages, information or files that you or others may provide through the Site. It is a condition of your use of the Site that you do not:

 

COMPANY may host message boards, chats and other private/public forums on its Sites and on other platforms. Any user failing to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement may be expelled from and refused continued access to, the message boards, groups, chats or other such forums in the future. COMPANY or its designated agents may remove or alter any user-created content at any time for any reason. Message boards, chats and other public forums are intended to serve as discussion centers for users and subscribers. Information and content posted within these public forums may be provided by COMPANY staff, COMPANY's outside contributors, or by users not connected with COMPANY, some of whom may employ anonymous user names. COMPANY expressly disclaims all responsibility and endorsement and makes no representation as to the validity of any opinion, advice, information or statement made or displayed in these forums by third parties, nor are we responsible for any errors or omissions in such postings, or for hyperlinks embedded in any messages. Under no circumstances will we, our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through these forums. The opinions expressed in these forums are solely the opinions of the participants, and do not reflect the opinions of COMPANY or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.

 

COMPANY has no obligation whatsoever to monitor any of the content or postings on the message boards, chat rooms or other public forums on the Sites. However, you acknowledge and agree that we have the absolute right to monitor the same at our sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right to alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any postings or content, in whole or in part, for any reason and to disclose such materials and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request and to protect ourselves, our clients, sponsors, users and visitors.

 

Registration

To access certain features of the Site, we may ask you to provide certain demographic information including your gender, year of birth, zip code and country. In addition, if you elect to sign-up for a particular feature of the Site, such as chat rooms, web logs, or bulletin boards, you may also be asked to register with us on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name and email address. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration form. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof). Our use of any personally identifiable information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our  Privacy Policy.

 

Passwords

To use certain features of the Site, you will need a username and password, which you will receive through the Site's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

 

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, INCLUDING OUR MESSAGING, BLOGS, COMMENTS OF OTHERS, BOOKS, EMAILS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR BY US IN ANY WAY, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE AND THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR MATERIALS.

THIS SITE IS CONTINUALLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, AS TO ITS ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR APPROPRIATENESS FOR ANY PURPOSE.

WITH REGARDS TO CONTENT RELATING TO HEALTH & WELLNESS ON THE SITE:

THIS SITE OFFERS HEALTH, WELLNESS, FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION AND IS DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THIS SITE. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THIS SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL OR COUNSELING CARE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND COUNSELING INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOTHERAPY, OR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TREATMENT, INSTRUCTIONS, DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS OR ADVICE.

 

Termination

We may cancel or terminate your right to use the Site or any part of the Site at any time without notice. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Site affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Site, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Service, shall survive.

 

Refund Policy

Your purchase of a product or service or ticket to an event may or may not provide for any refund.  Each specific product, service, event or course will specify its own refund policy.

 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under the U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by COMPANY infringe your copyright, you, or your agent may send to COMPANY a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be blocked. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon COMPANY actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send to COMPANY a counter-notice. All notices and counter notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. COMPANY's Copyright Agent for notice shall be customer.service@symphonynaturalhealth.com

 

Assignment

This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of COMPANY and our respective assigns, successors, heirs, and legal representatives. Neither this Agreement nor any rights hereunder may be assigned without the prior written consent of COMPANY Notwithstanding the foregoing, all rights and obligations under this Agreement may be freely assigned by COMPANY to any affiliated entity or any of its wholly owned subsidiaries.

 

Dispute Resolution

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah and any dispute shall be subject to binding arbitration in West Valley City, UT. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

 

Class Action Waiver

You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren't allowed.

 

The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, consolidated action or private attorney general action) unless all relevant parties specifically agree to do so following initiation of the arbitration.

 

Severability

If any clause within these Terms of Service (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from these Terms of Service, and the remainder of these Terms of Service will be given full force and effect. If the Class Action Waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Provision will be unenforceable and the dispute will be decided by a court.

 

 

Written Testimonies

I hereby irrevocably and perpetually grant to Symphony Natural Health (“SNH”) also known as Natural Health International (“NHI”) its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns: The right to use my written testimony, in whole or in part, in any of NHI’s websites, books, program materials, marketing materials and programs; the right to use my written testimonial in any fashion NHI uses, in its discretion. I further understand that due to FDA and FTC regulations, all testimonials need to be reviewed for compliance. I understand that in some cases, my testimony may require revision to be FDA and FTC compliant, and I hereby give permission to SNH and NHI to make such revisions on my behalf, with the discretion to keep the integrity and intent of my testimony intact. While SNH and NHI will take appropriate measures to protect my confidentiality, in some cases (e.g. social media channels) my name may be disclosed with my testimony. I hereby give SNH and NHI the right to publish, exhibit and distribute the use of my name and testimonial, in whole or in part, worldwide, for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to the advertising or solicitation of business, by any means of mass and/or electronic media, including but not limited to print, radio, television and promotional materials, events and/or marketing plans. I understand NHI is relying on this authorization and Release by email or in writing and that my authorization and this Release is irrevocable and may not be withdrawn. I waive any right to inspect any materials of any time prior to release, use or publication, and, on behalf of my heirs, executors and assigns, I waive any claims that I may have against NHI, its representatives, its publisher, and their licensees, successors and assigns, based upon such use, including without limitation any claims with respect to rights of privacy and publicity and copyright I hereby acknowledge that I have not been paid or otherwise compensated, and I further certify that all material, whether verbal, written or exhibited by me has not been scripted and represents my individual opinions and beliefs, and is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. 

 

 

MAP Policy

Maximum Advertised Price Policy

Effective August 2019

 As a condition of being an authorized dealer or distributor of Symphony Natural Health (“SNH”) products, whether brick and mortar, catalog or internet retailer (a “reseller”), the reseller shall comply with all of the following terms and conditions. Failure to do so will result in termination of status as a reseller of SNH products.

MAP Policy Terms and Conditions:

• MAP Policy. The reseller shall comply with the Maximum Advertised Price (“MAP”) policy that SNH maintains for its products. The MAP policy is applicable to all SNH resellers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central or South America.

• Advertised Price. The MAP policy applies to all advertisements for any SNH products in any and all media, including, but not limited to newspapers, magazines, catalogues, flyers, coupons, posters, mailers, inserts, email, internet and like electronic media, radio, television, billboards and all public displays. The MAP policy applies to the price at which SNH products are ADVERTISED for sale to individual consumers.

• MSRP. The MAP policy establishes a maximum and minimum advertised price equal to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”). The MSRP is set by SNH as indicated by current published pricing supplied by SNH. The advertised price for any SNH product (whether or not the advertised price includes a discount) must be equal to the MSRP, unless pre-approved in writing by a National Sales Manager at SNH. SNH retains the right to modify the MSRP at any time and will notify all resellers of such price modifications. All resellers must implement such modifications within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of such notice.

• Sales Price. The MAP policy does not apply to or limit actual sales price. Actual sales price for SNH product is within the reseller’s discretion.

• Affiliated resellers. Multiple reseller accounts under different business names or d/b/a’s, but under the control of a common parent corporation or other common owner(s), will be subject to the MAP policy. The reseller shall identify to SNH, in writing, all such affiliated resellers.

• Violation & Termination. A violation of the MAP policy is grounds for SNH to immediately terminate the reseller’s relationship with SNH and authorization to resell SNH products. Upon termination of a reseller’s relationship with SNH and authorization to resell SNH products, SNH shall repurchase, at the reseller’s cost, all SNH products that remain in merchantable condition (as determined by SNH in its reasonable discretion) less 20% restocking fee. The cost of return shipping for such product shall be borne by the reseller.

• General Terms & Conditions. General Terms & Conditions applicable to all resellers are set forth below.

 

General Terms & Conditions

• Marketing & Resale Limitations: The reseller shall not market or sell SNH products (i) via the internet, whether via the reseller’s website or a third party website, (ii) outside of the United States or Canada; or (iii) to any repurchaser or consumer located outside of the United States or Canada, in each case without the advance written consent of SNH, which consent SNH may withhold in its sole discretion.

• Acceptance: The reseller shall inspect all product delivered within two (2) days of delivery. If, in the course of such inspection, any of the product is found to be defective, the reseller may, within three (3) days of delivery, reject same by notifying SNH in writing thereof and returning such defective product to SNH. The cost of such return shall be borne by SNH, but in no event shall SNH be responsible for any amounts in excess of such cost. Upon receipt of such returned defective product, SNH shall, at its option, replace such returned defective product with product that is not defective or refund (or credit) the purchase price paid by the reseller therefor. If the reseller has not timely given notice of rejection and returned product as aforesaid (hereafter collectively, “notice of rejection”), the product shall be deemed accepted.

• Payment: The reseller shall pay all amounts due upon receipt of the applicable SNH invoice, except with respect to product for which notice of rejection is timely given pursuant to the Acceptance clause above. Payment shall be deemed made on the date SNH receives same. Commencing thirty (30) days after date of invoice, interest shall accrue at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum on the unpaid balance, except with respect to amounts invoiced on account of product for which notice of rejection is timely given pursuant to the Acceptance clause above.

• Warranty & Liability: SNH warrants that the product shall be merchantable. SNH makes no other warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty of fitness for particular purpose or any similar or other warranty. In no event shall SNH be liable to the reseller for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages. In the event of a breach of warranty by SNH, SNH’s liability shall be limited to the purchase price paid by the reseller for the product that gave rise to such breach.

• Compliance with Laws: The reseller agrees to comply fully with all applicable federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations, including but not limited to laws and regulations concerning the retail sale of the product.

• Shipping and Risk of Loss: SNH shall cause the product to be shipped to the reseller. The reseller shall be liable for the cost of shipment. Title to the product and risk of loss thereof shall pass to the reseller upon SNH’s delivery of same to a common carrier for transportation to the reseller.

• Governing Law; Disputes: The foregoing terms and conditions, and any invoice(s) relating to the sale of SNH products to the reseller, shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California. All claims and disputes between SNH and the reseller relating to the purchase or sale of SNH products, or otherwise, shall be settled by final and binding arbitration in accordance with the then current Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Arbitration shall be in San Francisco, CA, before a single neutral arbitrator selected by the Association and approved by the parties (provided, no party may disapprove more than two proposed arbitrators). SNH shall be entitled to recover its attorney fees and costs incurred in enforcing the foregoing terms and conditions and any related invoice. The arbitrator may grant injunctions or other relief in such dispute or controversy. The decision of the arbitrator shall be confidential, final, conclusive and binding on the parties to the arbitration. Judgment may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. If any provision herein is held to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

• Amendment: SNH reserves the right to amend the foregoing terms and conditions upon 15 days written notice to the reseller at any time.

• Entire Agreement: The foregoing terms and conditions, and any invoice(s) relating to the sale of SNH products to the reseller, constitute the entire agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior representations or agreements, oral or otherwise, with respect thereto.

 

Sales Tax Resale Exemption

Date Effective: May 24, 2023

Sales tax will be charged on all products unless a completed Sales Tax Resale Exemption form is provided.

  • Practitioners are required to collect and pay sales tax on products sold unless the state within which you practice does not require sales tax on supplements.  

  • Symphony Natural Health does not assume responsibility for paying any taxes required to be collected by any state.

  • If tax collection for supplement sales is required by your state, Symphony will send you form appropriate for your state of practice.

 

Cardiovascular Health in Men: Clinically Navigating Symptoms, Labs, and Hormones

https://elements.envato.com/

Image credit: YuriArcurs/www.elements.envato.com

By Joel Kahn, MD
Reviewed by Kim Ross, DCN
January 25, 2024

Did you know?
One man dies approximately every 73 seconds in the United States (U.S.) from cardiovascular disease (1).

 

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an "umbrella term" that includes all diseases of the heart (cardio) and vessels (vascular), such as coronary heart disease (CHD), hypertension, myocardial infarctions (heart attack), and stroke. 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the U.S. resulting in deaths of 384,886 men in 2021—that's one in every four male deaths (1). The most common manifestation of this prevalent disease is a myocardial infarction (MI), which, on average, strikes men at age 65. Nearly 805,000 persons annually in the USA alone experience an MI (2).  

Approximately 10% of men have a diagnosis of CHD (commonly referred to as clogged arteries), causing angina, chest pressure, an MI, and/or the need for heart stents and bypass surgery. Tragically, half of the men who die suddenly of CHD have no previous warning symptoms and, therefore, a limited chance in the traditional medical model to be diagnosed before death (1). The critical message of research statistics is that even if a man has no symptoms, he may still be at risk for CHD and death due to heart failure. Further, cardiovascular disease is not just the number one cause of mortality in men and women 65 and older in the U.S. it is also a leading factor in deteriorating quality of life (3). 

Many factors contribute to CVD, such as smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity, excess weight/obesity, stress, and excessive alcohol consumption, all of which lead to a pro-inflammatory state (4–6). This inflammation can lead to endothelial dysfunction which is directly responsible for cardiovascular disease (6). Reduced nitric oxide production, increased oxidative stress, increased vascular permeability, and altered angiogenesis are a result of endothelial dysfunction (6).

Prevention is foremost

After World War II, the number of CHD cases began to rise. Until the early 1950s, CHD was primarily regarded as a feature of aging. Certain keen observers like Paul Dudley White, MD, of Harvard Medical School disagreed and felt a large proportion of MI and cases of CHD could be predicted by "risk factors" developed from research studies like the Framingham Heart Study initiated in the late 1950s(7). These studies identified that high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking were the key risk factors for CHD.  About half of Americans (47%) have at least one of these three risk factors (8). Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put a man at a higher risk for CVD, including diabetes, overweight and obesity, a diet high in processed foods, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use (1). This research led Dr. White to conclude in the 1950s that "Death from a heart attack before the age of 80 is not God's will, it is man's will." as stated in his obituary when he died at the age of 87, just one year after resigning from his medical practice (9).  

The matter of preventative care for cardiovascular health is pressing. The following suggestions can provide a comprehensive and effective strategy to identify CHD in men before a heart attack occurs.

# 1- Laboratory and screening tests

Abnormal lab results can include high total cholesterol, (oxidized) LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and/or insulin levels, and decreased HDL cholesterol, including HDL fractions. Lipoprotein(a) cholesterol levels may also increase, putting arteries at risk. For more details on laboratory testing, see the 4 Steps for Cardiovascular Health Prevention Using Laboratory Assessments blog, which details multiple tests that can be considered. 

#2-Clinical clues to silent CHD

CHD progresses silently for years before an MI or death occurs, but there are clinical signs or symptoms of impaired blood vessels in other parts of the body that can be an early warning system for CHD.  

Erectile dysfunction (ED). Some men have a built-in warning system for silent CHD. When achieving an erection is difficult or impossible, it can be a sign of clogged arteries in the pelvis that present before an MI occurs. There are, on average, three to five years between the onset of ED and the finding of CHD, which is plenty of time to detect and work on preventing cardiovascular issues (10). Unfortunately, the norm in clinical practice is a prescription for an erectile dysfunction drug without consideration of the risk of CHD. A complete evaluation for silent CHD has been recommended by expert panels (11).

BaldnessIn a comprehensive study of almost 37,000 men, severe vertex baldness (balding at the crown of the head) strongly predicted the presence of silent CHD at any age, though frontal baldness did not (12). Another study explored the epidemiologic and genetic connection between male pattern baldness (MPB) and CHD. The researchers did not detect any genetic association; however, they reported that men with baldness had an increased risk for CHD, suggesting MPB could be a subclinical risk for atherosclerosis (13). As health professionals, assessing baldness can easily be incorporated into a full physical exam. Premature male pattern baldness has been associated with a 5.6 times greater risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) (14)

Gray hair. A study published in 2018 found that a high amount of gray hair is a risk factor for silent heart atherosclerosis. A total of 545 adult men without known heart disease had a CT angiogram of their heart arteries, which can accurately identify silent problems. Having equal amounts of gray and dark hair, or mainly gray and white hair, correlated with finding silent heart blockages. The researchers hypothesized that atherosclerosis and hair graying occur through similar biological pathways, such as increased or impaired oxidative stress (15). Premature graying in young men has been associated with a 5.3 times greater risk for CAD (14)

According to the European Society of Cardiology, both male pattern baldness and premature greying were a stronger risk factor for heart disease than obesity (14).
Image 1: Diagonal ear lobe crease. Image credit: Kamal R, Kausar K, Qavi AH, et al. Diagonal Earlobe Crease as a Significant Marker for Coronary Artery Disease: A Case-control Study. Cureus. 2017;9(2):e1013. Published 2017 Feb 5. doi:10.7759/cureus.1013. CC-BY 4.0 Diagonal ear lobe crease. One of the unique markers of silent CHD in the literature is a crease in the earlobe (specifically, an angled crease in the ear that runs diagonally from the canal to the lower edge of the earlobe). The ear lobe crease may result from poor circulation or a nutritional deficiency in collagen production but is often accompanied by vascular dysfunction (16). Although some medical professionals have argued that a crease is simply a general sign of aging, researchers used the most sophisticated CT scan method to measure silent CHD. They found that ear lobe crease predicted CHD even after accounting for other risk factors, such as age and smoking (17), while postmortem studies have found a 1.55-1.74 times greater risk of cardiovascular death than those who did not have the crease (16). This clinical clue can be easily assessed in clinical practice.

Claudication: This term comes from Latin for "to limp" and is described as calf pain upon walking. Atherosclerosis can block leg arteries, particularly in smokers, before CHD is diagnosed. This symptom requires an evaluation without delay. Examining the pulses in the legs and simple measurements of leg blood pressure and blood flow can confirm a diagnosis of poor circulation and increased MI risk (18).

Image 1: Diagonal ear lobe crease 
Image credit: Kamal R, Kausar K, Qavi AH, et al. Diagonal Earlobe Crease as a Significant Marker for Coronary Artery Disease: A Case-control Study. Cureus. 2017;9(2): e1013. Published 2017 Feb 5. doi:10.7759/cureus.1013. CC-BY 4.0

#3- Hormones

Many aspects of cardiovascular health are affected by hormones, including some that may not be considered in men's health, such as estrogen and progesterone. Men produce both hormones, just in lesser amounts than their female counterparts. Testosterone, the principal male sex hormone, begins to decline in men around age 40, increasing the risk for CVD (19). 

Here are some of the reasons testosterone is essential for cardiovascular health:

  • Testosterone alters myocardial and vascular behavior (19). 
  • Higher testosterone levels are associated with reduced severity of CAD (19).
  • Low levels of testosterone are associated with increased rates of heart failure and metabolic syndrome (20).
  • Low testosterone contributes to increased fat mass/decreased muscle mass (19,20).
  • Testosterone directly affects the vasodilatory effects on coronary arteries, doenregulating calcium channels and upregulating potassium channels (19,20).
  • Testosterone shortens the heart-rate-corrected QT interval, which can be seen on an elctrocardiogram (20). Longer QT intervals can lead to life-threatneing arrythmia and can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. 
  • Testosterone can assist in improving insulin sensitivity, hemoglobin A1C, and fasting glucose (20).

Other hormones, typically less thought about in men's health, and their impact on cardiovascular health:

  • Estradiol helps to maintain the elasticity of arteries and blood vessels (21).
  • Estradiol activates the gene responsible for the activity of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) (22) HDL helps transport cholesterol from the blood to the liver and other organs. 
  • Estradiol aids in the reduction of LDL and may also act as an antioxidant (23,24). High levels of LDL, especially oxidized LDL-cholesterol, are considered a risk factor for CVD.
  • Estradiol acts as an insulin sensitizer (25). As cells become resistant to insulin, blood glucose rises, increasing diabetes and heart disease risk. 
  • Progesterone helps protect arteries from spasms (26). 
  • The adrenal hormone cortisol affects sleep, energy, hair growth, muscle growth, and weight. Adrenal dysregulation and the biological effects of stress, mediated by hormones produced in the adrenal glands, play a major role in obesity and its consequences, including inflammation, insulin resistance, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and other conditions that together constitute metabolic syndrome (27,28).
  • Thyroid hormones impact the metabolic rate (29).

Supporting hormone production naturally can be an easy clinical strategy. RevolutionPRO (Maca-OG) is the proprietary combination of maca phenotypes specific for men's health. It provides support for hormone balance through the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-adrenal-testicular (HPTAT) axis. 

I have been both taking and advising to patients to take RevolutionPRO for a decade. I have seen the difference in my follow-up lab panel and many of my male patients. They feel improved energy, vitality, libido, and successful sexual performance. Their lab values also show indicate improvements. It is always my number one "go-to" for men seeking a boost to their male health concerns.

Additionally, the Symphony Natural Health Medical Team created a comprehensive Heart Health Guide, which can be a resource for you and your patients. You will find this in the Clinical Toolkit.

Conclusion

"A heart attack after the age of 80 is an act of God
but a heart attached before age 80 is a failure of the medical system."

~ Dr. Paul Dudley-White

The statement by Dr. Dudley-White of Harvard Medical School was made in 1955 following this treatment for President Eisenhower following his massive heart attack. All these years later, there is a focus on learning CPR and having AEDs in gyms, airports, and other public places, but we are missing the main point: The key is early identification, prevention, education, and reversal of the silent disease. Once the disease is present, natural therapies can give hope to patients with even advanced disease; nutrition and nutraceutical therapies can improve their quality and quantity of life. 

There is no reason that Paul Dudley White, MD's vision cannot be achieved, making CHD an option and not an inevitable outcome for so many men.

Dr Kahn

About the Author: Dr. Joel Kahn is a cardiologist and expert in plant-based nutrition and holistic care. He is a clinical professor at Wayne State University and the founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity.

References
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Internet]. 2023 [cited 2024 Jan 24]. Men and Heart Disease. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/men.htm

  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Internet]. 2023 [cited 2024 Jan 24]. Heart Disease Facts. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart Disease Facts [Internet]. 2022 [cited 2023 Apr 20]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

  4. Kamińska MS, Schneider-Matyka D, Rachubińska K, Panczyk M, Grochans E, Cybulska AM. Menopause Predisposes Women to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. J Clin Med. 2023 Nov 13;12(22):7058. 

  5. Malek AM, Vladutiu CJ, Meyer ML, Cushman M, Newman R, Lisabeth LD, et al. The association of age at menopause and all-cause and cause-specific mortality by race, postmenopausal hormone use, and smoking status. Prev Med Rep. 2019;15. 

  6. Sun HJ, Wu ZY, Nie XW, Bian JS. Role of endothelial dysfunction in cardiovascular diseases: The link between inflammation and hydrogen sulfide. Vol. 10, Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2020. 

  7. Tan SY, Kwock E. Paul Dudley White (1886–1973): Pioneer in modern cardiology. Singapore Med J. 2016;57(4). 

  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Internet]. 2023 [cited 2024 Jan 24]. Know Your Risk for heart Disease. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/risk_factors.htm

  9. Dr. Paul Dudley White Is Dead at 87. The New York Times [Internet]. 1973 Nov 1 [cited 2024 Jan 24]; Available from: https://www.nytimes.com/1973/11/01/archives/dr-paul-dudley-white-is-dead-at-87-pioneer-in-care-of-heart-treated.html

  10. Janjgava S, Doliashvili T. ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AS A PREDICTOR OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. Georgian Med News. 2016 Dec;(261):36–41. 

  11. Nehra A, Jackson G, Miner M, Billups KL, Burnett AL, Buvat J, et al. The Princeton III Consensus recommendations for the management of erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. Mayo Clin Proc. 2012;87(8). 

  12. Yamada T, Hara K, Umematsu H, Kadowaki T. Male pattern baldness and its association with coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2013;3(4). 

  13. Pechlivanis S, Heilmann-Heimbach S, Erbel R, Mahabadi AA, Hochfeld LM, Jöckel KH, et al. Male-pattern baldness and incident coronary heart disease and risk factors in the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. PLoS One. 2019;14(11). 

  14. European Society of Cardiology [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2024 Jan 24]. Male-pattern baldness and premature greying associated with risk of early heart disease. Available from: https://www.escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-Office/Press-releases/male-pattern-baldness-and-premature-greying-associated-with-risk-of-early-heart-disease

  15. ElFaramawy AAA, Hanna IS, Darweesh RM, Ismail AS, Kandil HI. The degree of hair graying as an independent risk marker for coronary artery disease, a CT coronary angiography study. Egyptian Heart Journal. 2018;70(1). 

  16. Bawaskar H, Bawaskar P, Bawaskar P. Diagonal ear lobe crease: A premonitory diagnostic sign of impeding ischemic heart disease. J Family Med Prim Care. 2018;7(6). 

  17. Wang Y, Mao LH, Jia EZ, Li ZY, Ding XQ, Ge PC, et al. Relationship between diagonal earlobe creases and coronary artery disease as determined via angiography. BMJ Open. 2016;6(2). 

  18. Mohler ER. Peripheral Arterial Disease: Identification and Implications. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(19). 

  19. Goodale T, Sadhu A, Petak S, Robbins R. Testosterone and the Heart. Vol. 13, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal. 2017. 

  20. Kaur H, Werstuck GH. The Effect of Testosterone on Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Men: A Review of Clinical and Preclinical Data. Vol. 3, CJC Open. 2021. 

  21. Guo X, Razandi M, Pedram A, Kassab G, Levin ER. Estrogen induces vascular wall dilation: Mediation through kinase signaling to nitric oxide and estrogen receptors α and β. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2005;280(20). 

  22. Lopez D, Sanchez MD, Shea-Eaton W, Mclean MP. Estrogen activates the high-density lipoprotein receptor gene via binding to estrogen response elements and interaction with sterol regulatory element binding protein-1A. Endocrinology. 2002;143(6). 

  23. LaRosa JC. Metabolic effects of estrogens and progestins. Fertil Steril. 1994 Dec;62(6 Suppl 2):140S-146S. 

  24. Sugioka K, Shimosegawa Y, Nakano M. Estrogens as natural antioxidants of membrane phospholipid peroxidation. FEBS Lett. 1987 Jan 1;210(1):37–9. 

  25. Yan H, Yang W, Zhou F, Li X, Pan Q, Shen Z, et al. Estrogen improves insulin sensitivity and suppresses gluconeogenesis via the transcription factor Foxo1. Diabetes. 2019;68(2). 

  26. Miyagawa K, Rösch J, Stanczyk F, Hermsmeyer K. Medroxyprogesterone interferes with ovarian steroid protection against coronary vasospasm. Nat Med. 1997 Mar;3(3):324–7. 

  27. Kargi AY, Iacobellis G. Adipose tissue and adrenal glands: Novel pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical applications. Vol. 2014, International Journal of Endocrinology. 2014. 

  28. Jeong IK. The role of cortisol in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome. Vol. 36, Diabetes and Metabolism Journal. 2012. 

  29. Mullur R, Liu YY, Brent GA. Thyroid hormone regulation of metabolism. Physiol Rev. 2014;