Frequently Asked Questions
What is different about Amodern Alchemy?
A contemporary approach to wellbeing and beauty for us means finding art in the unique everyday rituals that form the foundation of our health. We also want to encourage thinking about the systems we’re part of; the impact of the products we use everyday and the habits that inform them. No supplement or beauty product on it’s own will change your wellbeing from a holistic perspective, this is why we advocate for building healthy and mindful rituals into your everyday.
How do you develop products and where are they made?
We are a New York based company, and all of our products are manufactured in California, by our organic certified factory partner. We go out of our way to source ingredients that are both scientifically efficacious and potent using organic or wildcrafted practices so that you’ll glean the best results from our products. We also avoid bulking – a practice common within the industry where layers of sub-therapeutic ingredients are included in supplements and powder but are at such low levels, there’s no evidence to support their health claims.
Are Amodern Alchemy products vegan?
Yes, all of our products are vegan and not tested on animals.
Why is organic better?
All of our ingredients are certified USDA Organic so that you can be sure the integrity and grade of our products are unparalleled, delivering the benefits to you. When consuming or placing on the skin roots, herbs, mushrooms and plants which reside in and process the soil, it’s even more important to be mindful of where they come from and how the crops are cared for. Organic crops are grown with fewer pesticides, no artificial fertilisers, higher animal welfare standards, no routine use of antibiotics, no genetic modification, and no artificial preservatives or colors. These crops are cared for in a way that is better for people, animals, the integrity of soil and ecosystems.
How do you take Superhuman?
We recommend starting with 1/2tsp and working your way up to 1tsp every day. Superhuman Essential Superpowder is highly soluble — so it will blend very well in your morning routine of coffee, warm nut milks, smoothies, tonics or even evening mocktails!
How long until I start feeling results?
This is slightly different for everybody, depending on whether your body is familiar with adaptogens and medicinal herbs or not. As a general rule with many supplements, your body will take 3 weeks - 1 month to naturally adapt. We ask that you wait this long to see the transformative effects of your Amodern Alchemy products.
Is Superhuman for everybody?
Yes, so long as you are not pregnant or breastfeeding — Superhuman is truly for everybody that may benefit from some support. Adaptogens function by addressing the HPA axis in response to stimulation by external stress. Primary adaptogens can not only maintain or recover homeostasis and allostasis but can also promote anabolic recovery.
Is Superhuman safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
No, we do not recommend taking Superhuman if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Always check with your healthcare practitioner prior to taking a new supplement.
What is an adaptogen?
Adaptogens are remarkable non toxic plants that help the body adapt to stress, support normal metabolic functions and help restore balance. The body’s ability to adapt and maintain balance is largely regulated by the hypothalamic—pituitary-adrenal, the HPA axis, which can become out of balance due to an increase in stress and adversity. Adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to stress by improving resilience over time. Supporting the function of the HPA axis is foundational to building the body’s strength and flexibility to deal with everyday challenges.
How can I be sure your ingredients are safe & efficacious?
We use plants from around the world, beginning with the highest quality organic ingredients we can source for peak potency. Our manufacturing partner is a NSF cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified facility, whose regulations are enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We test for quality of our ingredients to ensure organic integrity of our products throughout the entire chain of custody. Our products are all 3rd party laboratory tested to ensure purity, safety and consistency.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Yes! Our packaging is recyclable and is printed on uncoated FSC Certified paper stock. FSC is considered the most rigorous, credible forest certification system available, promoting environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forest. Please wash all elements of the product packaging and recycle at home. All shipping elements are made from FSC recycled or recyclable paper too.
What is the shelf life of your products?
Our jars are made from miron ultraviolet glass which is capable of filtering out photons of light that increase the risk of oxidation, air and temperature damage. With this in mind, we recommend storing our products for 1 year in a cool, dry place.
Do you offer samples?
At this time, we unfortunately do not have samples available. We are a small company and will announce the introduction of samples as we grow. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.
Do you ship internationally?
We offer international shipping via DHL to most countries - shipping is quoted at checkout.
Do you offer returns?
As with all supplements, your body will take 3 weeks - 1 month to naturally adapt. We ask that you wait this long to see the transformative effects of your Amodern Alchemy products.
Unfortunately for health and safety reasons, we do not offer refunds or returns.