Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use your products while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Before introducing any new dietary products, we always recommend consulting with your Doctor, especially while pregnant and breastfeeding.  

Do you give medical advice? 

No. We are not medical doctors, nor do we play them on the internet. We are strictly health, beauty & wellness enthusiasts passionate about ancient healing practices and the botanical goodness this Earth has to offer. 

Can XXXX product cure XXXX disease?

As stated above, we do not give medical advice or make products to treat medical issues. Left Coast Apothecary's products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any type of disease. Remember, the statements on our website have not been approved by the FDA and we urge you to seek out medical advise from your primary health care provider. 

I have a preexisting medical condition, can I still use LCA products? 

Not to sound like a broken record, but if you have a medical condition, we recommend that you do not use any products until you have discussed them in detail with your healthcare practitioner.

Do LCA products contain Gluten? 


Are your products suitable for Vegetarians? Vegans? 

Yes. All products we carry are suitable for both.

What is the shelf life of your products?

To ensure the full ‘life force’ of the product is intact for optimal benefits, we recommend consuming the herbs & teas within 1-3 months of purchase. Store well sealed products in a cool, dry place to maintain their freshness.

What does the 01 Formula taste like? 

01 Formula tastes unexpectedly rich, almost cheesey and tangy with a peppery aromatic finish. Surprisingly versatile, it goes on nearly everything. It is divine in egg or tofu dishes, absolutely transforms steamed vegetables, works wonders in marinades and elevates kale salads into a transcendent culinary experience.

Do you test on animals or use any animal-based ingredients? 

No and no. Our formulations are 100% plant based and animal testing does not accord with our beliefs.

What should I expect when using detoxifying products? 

Benefits vary from person to person depending on a multitude of factors including usage, consistency etc. A gentle laxative effect from the Dandelion leaf and root is common. People on cleanses or detox protocols typically report:

  • Elevated energy levels

  • More efficient digestion & elimination

  • Aids in weight loss

  • Better breath

  • Stronger immune system

  • Sharper mental focus

  • Clearer skin

  • Feeling more youthful

Side effects of ANY cleanse or detox should NOT include vomiting, dizziness or severe cramping. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your primary physician immediately.  If you have any questions, please contact us.