We Are Thinking of You
For those directly affected by the virus, you are in our thoughts and prayers and we wish you Godspeed.
To all of our extended Life Force family, directly affected or not, and to your friends, neighbors, and loved ones, we pray for your health and wellness during this difficult time.
To our valued Members and Customers,
On behalf of myself, Ron Hillman, our CEO, and president, and all staff of Lifeforce international, I want to thank you for your continuing confidence in our products.
We discussed COVID-19 with all our staff, including customer service, when the first cases of coronavirus were identified in February.
For over 3 decades, the priority of Lifeforce International has always been, and will continue to be, product safety. We value health and well-being above all else. Decades ago, we implemented a Disease control policy HACCP (Hazzard Analyses Critical Control Program). We established a Risk Assessment and Mitigation Team to monitor, research, and implement risk elimination strategies in every aspect of microbiological, chemical, and physical contamination. In recent years, we also implemented a Bioterrorism policy. We continue to perform ongoing trainings to address everything mentioned above.
Even though there have not been any cases of 2019-nCoV in the United States associated with imported goods, we want to let you know that all of our Ingredients are purchased from reputable US vendors.
Furthermore, according to CDC information on coronavirus:
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- The virus has poor survivability on surfaces. However, It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
In general, because of poor survivability of coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely only a very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures. Despite that, we still use sanitizing agents that are effective against COVID-19, and we sanitize all containers of received materials before opening and prior to use.
Please be aware that as cases of COVID-19 spread across the globe, U.S. regulatory agencies respond to false product claims surrounding the outbreak with numerous of company warning letters. The text of the warning letters indicates, “there currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescriptions or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019.”
However, we can take precautions for our own well-being. We should maintain our immune system health, exercise, and eat nutritious food. We also need to give our body plenty of rest and sleep when needed. Thus, we suggest listening to your body, and acting accordingly.
We are committed to continuing our manufacturing operations without interruption. We are proceeding with a focus on increasing quantities of much needed products to support immune system health and fulfill your demand.
Please rest assured that Lifeforce International will continue to take all measures necessary to ensure that the products that we manufacture and distribute continue to be safe.
Sonja T. Sladic,
COO/ VP R&D
What is 2019 novel coronavirus?
The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Can people in the U.S. get 2019-nCoV?
The 2019-nCoV is spreading from person to person in China and limited spread among close contacts has been detected in some countries outside China, including the United States. At this time, however, this virus is NOT currently spreading in communities in the United States. Right now, the greatest risk of infection is for people in China or people who have traveled to China. Risk of infection is dependent on exposure. Close contacts of people who are infected are at greater risk of exposure, for example health care workers and close contacts of people who are infected with 2019-nCoV. CDC continues to closely monitor the situation.
Have there been cases of 2019-nCoV in the U.S.?
Yes. The first infection with 2019-nCoV in the United States was reported on January 21, 2020. The current count of cases of infection with 2019-nCoV in the United States is available on CDC’s webpage at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.
How does 2019-nCoV spread?
This virus probably originally emerged from an animal source but now seems to be spreading from person to person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html.
What are the symptoms of 2019-nCoV?
Patients with 2019-nCoV have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of
- shortness of breath
What are severe complications from this virus?
Many patients have pneumonia in both lungs.
How can I help protect myself?
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
Simple everyday preventive actions
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
If you are sick, you should…
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
What should I do if I recently traveled to China and got sick?
If you were in China within the past 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should seek medical care. Call the office of your health care provider before you go and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.
Is there a vaccine?
There is currently no vaccine to protect against 2019-nCoV. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
Is there a treatment?
There is no specific antiviral treatment for 2019-nCoV. People with 2019-nC
For more information visit www.cdc.gov/nCoV