Are any of your ingredients clinically tested?
Yes, our active ingredient, liposomal ascorbic acid, has been clinically tested.
Are your products vegan?
Yes, our Liposomal Vitamin C Capsules and Liposomal Vitamin C Gummies are vegan.
Are your products kosher?
Our Liposomal Vitamin C is not kosher, that is something we would like to add to our process in the next year.
Are your products halal?
Yes, our products are halal.
Are your products allergen free?
Our products are free from most common allergens, including: gluten, eggs, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts and soybeans.
Are your gummies sugar free?
Let's be honest, a little bit of sugar makes everything a little better. While our capsules are sugar-free, our Vitamin C gummies do contain 1 gram of sugar per gummy. In one pre-dosed amount there are 2 grams of sugar, which is actually 7 grams less than a medium orange.
Are your products FDA approved?
The FDA does not directly approve vitamins and supplements, however Haroutine Liposomal Vitamin C comply with both FDA guidelines and our own strict standards to bring you the best product possible.
Are your products made in a cGMP facility?
GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice, which holds to the standards of the FDA and protects consumers. Haroutine is proud to say our products are made in a cGMP facility.
How should I store my vitamins?
Store your Haroutine Liposomal Vitamin C in a cool, dry place away from the sun.
Where are Haroutine products made?
Haroutine products are made in Miami, Florida.
Are your products safe for those who are nursing/pregnant?
If you are pregnant, may become pregnant or lactating please consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Shipping / Orders
Where do you ship to?
Haroutine ships to the lower 48 states, Hawaii and Alaska.
How long should I expect to wait for my order?
Once received your order will be fulfilled as quickly as possible. Please allow 2 to 12 days delivery depending on where your order is heading.
How will I know when my order has shipped?
We will email you!
How do I return or exchange an item?
Unfortunately, we do not accept physical returns, but if you have an issue please contact us (at the bottom of this page) so we can fix it.
How long does it take to process a refund?
If a refund is requested we will process it within 48 hours, but the exact time your funds will be available will depend on your bank.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Haroutine accepts most major payment methods including: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Shop Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Meta Pay
What do I do if my payment is declined?
If your payment has been declined, please contact your bank or financial institution.
Can I update my order once it's been placed?
Once your order has been placed it cannot be modified. Please either cancel your order, make a separate order, or contact us (at the bottom of the page).
Do you sell gift cards?
At this time we do not sell gift cards.
Can I use my discount on any item?
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When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card will be charged immediately following checkout.
What should I do if my order isn't accurate?
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What if my order arrives damaged?
If your order arrives damaged not accurate please contact us (at the bottom of this page) so we can send you a replacement.
What's your return policy?
We do not take physical returns. However, we do offer a 120-day money-back guarantee. If there is a problem with your order, please contact us (at the bottom of this page).
How do subscriptions work?
Simply select "Subscribe & Save" at checkout and you will be billed for and recieve your selected product every month on the same date as your inital purchase.
Am I required to subscribe?
No! If you would rather make a one time purchase and then come back later, we’ll be here.
Do I need an account to start a subscription?
Nope! We'll send you an email with your confirmation and link for you to manage your subscription.
How can I edit my subscription?
To edit your subscription just go to the subscriber settings in the link provided in the confirmation email you received when setting up your account. Follow that link and you will be able to edit your subscription.
Can I pause my subscriptions?
Yes, You can pause your subscription. Follow the link in your subscription confirmation email and you will be able to skip or reschedule subscriptions, change the date of upcoming shipments, pause your subscription, cancel, change shipping address, add or remove items, change your contact information and update payment information.
Can I remove one product from my subscription but keep the rest?
Yes, you can remove and add new products to your subscription. Follow the link in your subscription confirmation email to configure your subscription.
I forgot to cancel my subscription. What can I do?
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What does vitamin C do in our bodies?
Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble vitamin that our bodies need but can't create on their own. It has many different beneficial properties, including:
- Acts as a powerful antioxidant to neutralize free radical damage
- Boosts your immune system
- Helps stimulate collagen production for youthful-looking skin and healthy joints
- Supports a healthy cardiovascular system and blood pressure
- Helps with iron absorption
- Protects your nervous system and supports healthy memory
Where is your vitamin c (ascorbic acid) sourced from?
Our Vitamin C is sourced in Miami, Florida.
Can’t I just take more regular vitamin c and accomplish the same thing?
No. Liposomes are the essential additive to the process by which a vitamin is absorbed. According to the National Institutes of Health, the liposomes allow the active ingredient to be soaked into your cells at a higher rate. Thus creating greater absorption, as the vitamin C goes directly into the cell membrane.
Another added benefit is the phospholipids, an essential fat. Phospholipids comprise our cell support, optimizing the positive effects of vitamin C.
It does not matter how high of a dosage of traditional Vitamin C one takes, the water soluble nature makes it hard for the body to store and therefore anything above 400 mg is excreted in your urine.
Liposomal Vitamin C gives you the highest possible absorption with the least amount of waste.
Why are there color variations and inconsistencies in your vitamin C?
The color variation is due to oxidation of the vitamin C, which happens over time as a chemical reaction occurs and an electron is lost. As long as the expiration date has not passed, it is still safe to consume.
Can I pour the powder in your Vitamin C capsules into a liquid instead of swallowing the capsule?
Yes! If swallowing capsules isn't your favorite, (and you're not a gummy type of person) you can open your Haroutine capsules and pour them into a smoothie, juice, or other beverage. You can also mix it into foods like applesauce or yogurt.
What is Vitamin C deficiency?
Vitamin C deficiency occurs when one does not get the recommended amount of Vitamin C either through diet or supplementation. 7% of adults in the United States, which is approximately 14,638,966 people, suffer from Vitamin C deficiency. Signs and symptoms to watch out for include:
- Bumpy skin
- Red hair follicles
- Spoon-shaped fingernails
- Red spots or lines on fingernails
- Dry skin
- Slow wound healing
Who are the people at risk of Vitamin C deficiency?
All of us are at risk of Vitamin C deficiency. Unfortunately, In the case of some nutrients, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data suggests 100% of the population is not receiving adequate intake from food alone. Even as we try to live healthier-we are falling short in our diet.
Those most at risk for Vitamin C deficiency include patients on dialysis, individuals with poor diet, those who smoke or vape, and those who suffer from eating disorders, alcoholism, or other mental health disorders.
Does taking large amounts of ascorbic acid add too much acid to my system?
Ascorbic acid is considered a weak acid. While it does not cause problems for most people, If you have a sensitive stomach only take the recommended dosage and do try taking it on an empty stomach.
Should I take ascorbic acid alone or with food? What about over-the-counter, pharmaceutical drugs, or other supplements?
Liposomal Vitamin C may be taken alone or with food. However, Liposomal supplements can befefit with some fat with food, however it doens't matter much. Another benefit of Liposomal Vitamin C is it is gentle on the stomach. However, those with sensitive stomachs may wish to take each dose with a meal to minimize the risk of stomach discomfort.
If you take other over-the-counter medications, prescriptions, or other supplements, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for potential interactions and dosage recommendations.
Do I get enough Vitamin C from my diet?
If you eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables, you may get the recommended amount of Vitamin C from your diet alone. However, there are benefits to taking a larger dose that the minimum requirement. Such amounts are rare to find in a typical diet. There are also a variety of factors that can deplete your Vitamin C levels. Speak to your doctor or a registered dietician to discuss your unique Vitamin C requirements based on your health and lifestyle factors.
Always speak to your doctor before beginning a new supplement, especially if you take other medications or have a history of chronic health conditions. While generally safe for most people, like any medication or supplement, Vitamin C may cause side effects in some people. While these don't occur often, they include:
- Stomach discomfort
- Difficulty sleeping
- Skin flushing or redness
- Build up of iron
- Rarely, kidney stones
Science / Liposomes
What is a liposome?
Liposomes were first described by British hematologist Alec Douglas Bangham in 1961, at the Babraham Institute, in Cambridge when he was testing out a new electron microscope. A liposome is a spherical-shaped vesicle made out of one or more phospholipid bilayers which resemble a cell membrane. Liposomes are used as a drug delivery system because when compared with traditional drug delivery systems, liposomes exhibit site-targeting, sustained/controlled release and protection of drugs from stomach acid, and lower toxic side effects. This allows for faster and more complete absorption by your body.
Are your liposomes true liposomes?
Yes. We have the TEM imaging to prove it! The main reason why there has not been a liposomal vitamin gummy up to this point is the liposome breaks in either the drying process or the “gummification” process. We sent our formula to the Australian National University for testing using two distinct TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) testing methods, and our liposomes were still intact after the gummy process. Our Vitamin C Liposome Capsules are also a true liposome.
How are liposomes made?
Creating a true liposome is something scientists like to keep close to their chest, but the overview is that liposomes are made by dissolving lipids (fats) and using heavy pressure to create the desired particle size. Scientists can use a high-pressure water nozzle at varying pressures to create the particle size necessary to house the individual nutrient.
How much do liposomes improve absorption?
Traditional vitamins and nutritional supplements have limited absorption within the body, with only 10% or less being absorbed. However, using liposomes quickly changes the absorption rate because the nutrient can easily cross cell membranes. Liposome absorption rates vary based on several factors, including the size of the liposome and any coatings that the liposome might have. In-vitro studies have shown that our Liposomal Vitamin C has a 900% improvment in cell absorbancy over regular Vitamin C
Can liposomal supplements cause hypervitaminosis?
Hypervitaminosis occurs when a person builds up too much of a particular vitamin in their bloodstream. Liposomal supplements do not cause this to happen. This condition occurs when a supplement is taken in excess, and the printed intake recommendations on the bottle are ignored. Please talk with your doctor for dosage recommendations for your unique health situation, and do not exceed the dosage instructions unless directed by your doctor.
Are your liposomal products really the first to be accepted in Korea?
Yes! Our products are the first vitamin Liposome product to be accepted in Korea. This process lasted almost a year as the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety reviewed: our formulation, the state of our liposome and the effectiveness of our claims. After finding sufficient evidence The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety allowed Haroutine Liposome products to be sold in Korea, the first of its kind!
Are your products imported from Korea?
No. All Haroutine USA products are made in the USA.
Do you offer samples?
We do not offer samples at this time.
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