Find answers by exploring our most frequently asked questions.

There is no expected risk to taking Berkeley Life.  No serious adverse events have been reported for any of our products to date or in any of our clinical trials.

Our general rule of thumb – if you are able to consume a leafy green salad, you can take Berkeley Life. Even patients with oxalate sensitivities are able to take Berkeley Life without issue.

Like all supplements, everyone will feel a difference at different speeds. We have some patients who notice a difference right away, and some see benefits after using the product for about a month. However, you can validate that the product is working by using our test strip before and 90 minutes after you supplement.

We are making less and less Nitric Oxide as we get older, so it is important to continuously support Nitric Oxide every day through diet or supplementation.

We are making less and less Nitric Oxide as we get older, so it is important to continuously support Nitric Oxide every day through diet or supplementation.

Leafy greens, beetroot, arugula, spinach and celery are all vegetables known to be high in dietary nitrates. However, nutrient density of the soil across the country makes it difficult to predict exactly how much of these greens are required daily to provide a clinically effective dose of Nitric Oxide. In our experience, it requires more leafy greens than most people are willing to consume every day.

This is a choice that is best left to the doctor and the patient. We recommend testing before and 90 minutes after you first time supplementing with Berkeley Life. After that, individual providers and patients can determine a testing frequency that is best suited to help maximize patient compliance.

Remember that recent consumption of water or food can dilute saliva and may result in a false negative on your test strip. If no food and water have been consumed and the test strip still has not turned pink, it may point to an inadequate amount of oral bacteria. The oral microbiome helps convert nitrates to nitrite in the saliva, and without it, the conversion cannot be made. We recommend the patient asks their provider about steps that can be taken to help support oral microbiome.

The Berkeley Life product does not contain L-Arginine, and instead supports Nitric Oxide through dietary nitrates. L-Arginine creates Nitric Oxide through an enzymatic pathway that is often dysfunctioning – which means much of the L-Arginine going into the body will not be converted to Nitric Oxide.

Berkeley Life can be used successfully in combination with medications. We recommend talking to your provider to trial Nitric Oxide with your current medications before making any adjustment to your medication dose or frequency.

We can currently ship directly to patients in Canada. Otherwise, we do not ship internationally.

Reach out to [email protected] and we will help you find a provider in your area with a code you can use.

Berkeley Life supplements are made in the United States and our test strips are made in Europe.

Berkeley Life is committed to the quality of our products. All ingredients in our supplement products are sourced by our US based Contract Manufacturers and are subjected to extensive testing prior to being used in finished product manufacturing including identity, potency and microbiological testing. After manufacturing and prior to release finished supplement products are subject to extensive testing both in house and by external  3rd parties.

We maintain a robust batch release process which is governed by our Quality Management System and managed by our Quality Assurance and Regulatory department. The batch records are reviewed and maintained  for every batch as required by 21 CFR part 111 Current Good Manufacturing practice in manufacturing, packaging, labelling or holding operations for dietary supplements.  Finished products are only released for sale after this comprehensive batch review has been completed and passes inspection.

Our Quality Management System also covers other key quality processes such as Traceability, Change Control, Supplier Approval, Supplier Auditing and  Complaint Management amongst others. We work daily with our manufacturers and fulfilment partners to ensure adherence to all quality and regulatory requirements and complete regular audits on these facilities to ensure the quality of our products are maintained to the highest standards.

Yes. The amount of soluble, or movable, level of oxalates in two capsules of Berkeley Life is just 0.7mg per 2 capsule dose. For reference, a food item which is considered low oxalate contains between 5-9mg of oxalates.