HERE YOU WILL FIND OUR ANSWERSTO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
With the exception of the preparation Lipiscor, the capsule shells of our products are exclusively made of hypromellose (HPMC).
In answering this question, we would like to draw your attention to an article written by Dr. jur. F. Stebner in SANUM Post no. 77, page 5. Accordingly, prescribing remedies with the corresponding mandatory specifications is not forbidden to naturopaths and doctors. Pharmaceutical companies are required by law to include certain warnings as a precaution into the package leaflet. Each practitioner takes the decision on prescribing any remedy within the scope of his duty of care.
Yes, they are.
Yes, with the following remark: Penicillin is a secondary metabolic product of Penicillium chrysogenum (notatum), discovered by A. Flemming. NOTAKEHL, by contrast, contains apathogenic forms of Penicillium chrysogenum as an active ingredient, and not the metabolic product penicillin. Therefore, an allergic reaction is not to be expected. In order to eliminate the patients fears we recommend to prescribe one drop per embrocation into the cubital fossa initially. During the subsequent course of treatment, the drop count is slowly increased.
Only the application forms of tablets, capsules, and suppositories contain lactose. The preparations are manufactured without fructose and according to the regulations of the German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Prescribing suppositories in cases of lactose intolerance is harmless, since absorption happens via the mucous membrane of the rectum.
Materials used in the manufacturing process of Vitamin B12 SANUM are not of animal origin and therefore suitable for vegan and vegetarian diet.
The suppository base is manufactured by esterification of herbal glycerine (derived from coconut oil respectively palm kernel oil) and herbal fatty acids having chain lengths of C12 to C18 (also from coconut oil respectively palm kernel oil). This suppository base is a 100 % ester from above raw materials. It does not contain any traces of soy.
The taking of Sanuvis from a bottle which has been opened for 6 months does not pose any problem, since a microbial contamination can be virtually ruled out, due to the relatively high content of alcohol.
The dates of foreign language seminars can be found on this website in the category events. Please direct any enquiries regarding seminars that are not organized by SANUM-Kehlbeck , to the relevant organizer.
ALKALA N is a powder, which consists of sodium bicarbonate, sodium citrate and potassium bicarbonate. It does not contain any excipients or other additives. Since it is a pure salt mixture, it is also suitable for consumption by vegans.
Our capsules and tablets which contain lactose may be taken by patients with a known intolerance to certain sugars after consulting their doctor. Some of our products carry the information that the intake of tablets and capsules is not suitable for patients who are galactose intolerant, have a genetic lactase deficiency or a glucose-galactose malabsorption. This information is based on older BfArM (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices) requirements. The current information for our capsules and tablets which contain lactose is: This product contains lactose. Therefore, only take \product name\ after consulting with your doctor, if you have a known intolerance to certain sugars. Our product information is being adjusted successively so that unfortunately not all products carry the current information yet.
The ointment base is wool wax (Adeps lanae) which is obtained from sheep wool. For this the raw wool is washed with an alkaline solution and subsequently the obtained wax is separated. This constitutes the base for our ointments which are manufactured and controlled strictly in accordance with homeopathic processes.
The blue droppers we use naturally do not consist of plastics supplemented with softeners such as Phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA), but of a synthetic suitable for use in drugs. Furthermore the following substances can be excluded, which are listed in the Federal Register / Vol. 73, 200, October 15, 2008, FDA
Polycarbonate, Polyether sulfone, Polycarbonate/siloxane co-polymer, Biostable polyurethanes, Epoxy resin, BisphenolA diglycidylethermethacrylate (BIS-GMA), Bisphenol A diglycidylether (BADGE), Bisphenol A dimethacrylate (BISDMA), Ethoxylated bisphenol A diacrylate.
As remedy manufacturer, we are not permitted to just use any dropper but only material which complies with the chemical requirements in the corresponding monograph 3.2.9 for rubber closures; Type 1 in the valid version of the European Pharmacopoeia. Furthermore, our droppers comply with the monograph  of the current US Pharmacopoeia. Through the registration process of our remedies, the droppers, too, are examined and released by the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). The consistent quality of the materials used is secured through the continuous monitoring of our suppliers.
We would like to point out further that our droppers do not contain latex, as they are not manufactured from natural rubber.
No, a darkfield microscope is not necessary for the SANUM Therapy. However, it is a very good tool for diagnostics and for monitoring a therapy progress. What is decisive in any diagnosis and therapy procedure, is a thorough and holistically oriented anamnesis and examination of the patient in any case.
LIPISCOR capsules have a gelatin shell. The actual gelatin originates derives from cattle and complies with the European Directives on the absence of BSE.
The alcohol used in several SANUM products is gained from the following raw materials:
Due to the distillation process, the alcohol is gluten free and thus suitable for patients with a gluten allergy.
First of all, the active substance is the same in the different potencies of each preparation. In homeopathy, the first step is always choosing the correct preparation for a patient. As a golden rule one might say that the potencies of 5X and 6X are used the most often. 7X would be recommended for very sensitive patients. Some practitioners start with a 7X and then slowly increase to 6X and finally, 5X. In this case, the difference between the provided potencies is not very significant. Of course, one might also determine the best potency for a patient by testing.
The stability of the preparations after opening depends on the kind of solvent used, e.g. alcohol or purified water. Products such as FORTAKEHL, NOTAKEHL, etc. are manufactured on an aqueous basis and can be used for 8 weeks at most after opening, if properly handled. Preparations manufactured with alcohol can be used until the last day of the expiry date imprinted on the package. The package leaflet of the preparation in question contains information on this matter in the sections warnings as well as notes and data on the stability of the medicine.
The inactive ingredients of our suppositories are lactose monohydrate and hard fat.
Citric acid is produced by a submerged fermentation process which employs a strain of the micro-organism Aspergillus niger to convert sugar into citric acid. The substrate (carbohydrates like sugar or glucose syrup and certain inorganic nutrients) is sterilized and inoculated with Aspergillus niger for fermentation. The fungus produces citric acid by metabolization of the substrate in a self contained tank (fermentation). The fungus releases the citric acid into the tank. After the fermentation the biomass and the citric acid are separated. The separation can be effected in two different ways.
Process A) The citric acid is recovered from the remaining broth by an adsorption process. The resulting citric acid solution is purified by ion exchange and carbon treatment. Finally the citric acid solution is evaporated, and citric acid is crystallized, dried, sieved and packaged.
Process B) The dissolved citric acid is separated from residual sugars, proteins and other soluble impurities by addition of lime. The resulting calcium citrate precipitate is separated and washed free of soluble impurities. The calcium citrate then is acidified with sulphuric acid resulting in citric acid solution and calcium sulphate (gypsum). After the separation of gypsum the citric acid solution is purified by ion exchange and carbon treatment. Finally the citric acid solution is evaporated, and citric acid is crystallized, dried, sieved and packaged.
The borderline from natural source to synthetic is fluid. However, based on the above stated manufacturing process, it can be stated that the citric acid used for Citrokehl originates from natural sources.
The dilution of drops is done exclusively with purified water. The homeopathic base substance is extracted from the biomass of the respective microorganism. After purification and processing we obtain a powder, which in the case of drops, is diluted directly with purified water in the first potency. Further potentization is done with purified water up to the final dilution. All productions steps are conducted in accordance with the regulations of the German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia.
The raw materials used for Thymokehl are derived from animal products that are in accordance with the provisions and requirements for animal health, which have been mutually approved pursuant to the resolution 97/132/EG of the board and the provisions of the European Union, and particularly with the law concerning animal products (Animal Product Act) of 1999. Exclusively materials that originate from animals which were born, continuously reared and slaughtered in a country that is classified as a country with a negligible BSE risk by a ruling pursuant to article 5(2) are used.