- Do you ship outside of the USA?
- Who are the UK and European Oscon Distributors?
- How do you ship?
- What about costs for exported shipments?
- Is Oscon FDA approved?
- Where is Oscon made?
- Does Oscon have any side effects?
- How long before beneficial effects occur?
- How can I know it is safe for my child?
- What does Oscon do in the body?
- My child has touble swallowing pills. What are my options?
- Does Oscon effect a child’s growth?
- I’m still skeptical, what else can you tell me?
- Deliveries, Refunds & Exchanges
I ship to the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many more countries every day via USPS Air Mail. Product costs (in $US) are the same and shipping costs are only slightly more than for my USA customers. Currency conversions are done automatically. It usually takes from 5-10 days to arrive. Germany prohibits the import of vitamin products. To be sure, check with your local postal service for more information.
In the UK and Western Europe go to http://www.osgoodschlatter.co.uk
Shipping is usually done by US Air Mail, Priority Mail or Express Mail. Other services can be used in special cases.
The product cost is automatically converted to US $ amounts by daily currency conversion tables. Shipping costs in US $ are given on the order entry pages.
Oscon is classified as a dietary supplement. FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products (prescription and Over-the-Counter). The dietary supplement manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that a dietary supplement is safe before it is marketed. FDA is responsible for taking action against any unsafe dietary supplement product after it reaches the market. Manufacturers must make sure that product label information is truthful and not misleading. FDA’s post-marketing responsibilities include monitoring safety, e.g. voluntary dietary supplement adverse event reporting, and product information, such as labeling, claims, package inserts, and accompanying literature. The Federal Trade Commission regulates dietary supplement advertising.
Oscon is produced in the Los Angeles area of FDA approved ingredients in an FDA inspected Facility. It is NAFTA approved for export to other North American countries, which provides preferential tariff treatment.
There have been no reported side effects when taken as directed in many thousands of cases. It should be noted that for maximum safety and efficacy the type of ingredients is just as important as the dose. The only “Theoretical” drug interaction is that vitamin E may potentiate the effects of “blood thinners” like Plavix®
and Coumadin®/warfarin. This has been stated, but never demonstrated to have actually occurred. These drugs are used in controlling clotting in patients with cardiovascular problems, and almost never in young patients.
The normal course of events with Osgood-Schlatter, Severs Disease or Ischial Apophysitis is for a noticeable reduction in pain in 5 days, a major improvement in two weeks, and a full recovery in 30-60 days in over 90% of cases in adolescents. It can be quicker, or in some rare cases take longer.
The dosage of both E and selenium are well within the safe ranges established by the USA NIH (National Institutes of Health). If you need more specific information, just ask.
Oscon is not a pain reliever, it actually appears to provide the “keys” to helping the body heal apophyseal injuries by itself by breaking the inflammatory cycle that goes like this: Injury>inflammation>edema>weakening>reinjure. Repeat.
Click: Action of Antioxidant Nutrients for the biochemical mode of action.
Usually, because they are the “smooth & slippery” soft gel capsules, there is little problem with swallowing. If there is, the capsule may be pierced and the contents mixed with a variety of foods (peanut butter, honey, jam, chocolate syrup, etc.), for people that have difficulty with swallowing “pills”. It can also be mixed with yogurt or other viscous liquids like shakes or smoothies, but not juice or other thin liquids. I just chew them up and dispose of the shell, but that may be an acquired taste. Hope that solves the problem for you. There are no active ingredients in the shell.
Oscon has no effect on growth. Because Osgood-Schlatter and Severs Diseases only happen while bones are growing, some have asked if it might inhibit growth. The answer is absolutely not!
I can’t blame you for any skepticism; I am a scientist myself, with my degree in biological sciences and almost 30 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. Even though I have used this method of treatment for over 20 years and know that it works, it still amazes me that it works so well. Actually there is a 99%+ success rate. I approached pharmaceutical companies with the idea for the product years before we decided to market it ourselves. Their response was: “We do not want to promote natural substances and it is too inexpensive. We prefer to market more profitable synthetic products that we can patent and have exclusively for 17 years.”
We guarantee delivery of your order. We do exchange any unsuitable items for the correct size, style or other product. We will refund or void any orders that are duplicated or unshipped. Any returns must be approved in advance. If the orthopedic appliances have been worn they are not refundable. Oscon is not returnable because we can not guarantee the conditions under which it was held once it leaves our facilities. If damaged or lost in transit it will be replaced at no cost to you.