You may have recently seen a new sticker on our amazing product Restoriix when sold in California. These labels were added to ensure compliance with California’s Proposition 65.
As California residents, most of you are already aware that Proposition 65 has some of the most stringent warning standards in the world. There are over 800 chemicals currently listed under Proposition 65. For certain chemicals that are listed, such as lead, California Proposition 65 warnings are required at extremely low levels that are 1,000 times lower than the level of exposure that has been shown to have no observable effect on humans or animals.
In order to ensure that we can continue to provide this high quality product to our California customers, we have added these labels to boxes shipping only to California.
ARIIX has always prided itself on providing the highest quality no compromise products. Rest assured the safety and efficacy of Restoriix is and will always remain our number one priority.
Please read below for information about Prop 65 and what it means in regards to Restoriix.
What is Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”)?
In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address concerns about unintended exposure to toxic chemicals. Proposition 65 (also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) requires the state to publish a list of chemicals that the state has determined to contribute to cancer, birth defects and or other reproductive harm when repeated exposure to toxic thresholds occur. There are currently over 900 chemicals on the list.
Is Prop 65 intended to protect consumer safety?
Prop 65 is not a product safety law. It is a right-to-know law requiring the public to be informed when a Prop 65 chemical is present above a very low threshold.
The law requires that the level of a listed substance that triggers a “Prop 65 warning” is significantly lower than the level at which any harm had been documented. In many cases, the substances in question occur at levels much too low to cause any measurable health effect and no known link between exposure to these substances at low levels and any actual risk of cancer or reproductive harm has been established.
For example, in the case of listed reproductive toxicants, the warning threshold is 1000 times lower than the level found to cause reproductive harm. So for example, if animal studies predict that a human could eat up to 1000 grams per day of the substance without any reproductive effect, Prop 65 would still require a warning on food that contains 1 gram or more of the substance in daily serving.
Does the warning mean that a product is in violation of any product safety standards?
The California agency responsible for implementing Prop 65, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), has noted “A Proposition 65 warning does not necessarily mean that a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements”. 
What does Prop 65 have to do with supplements? Are toxic chemicals present in supplements?
Many Prop 65-listed chemicals, both man-made and naturally occurring, are found in food and dietary supplements. Many of the Prop-65 listed chemicals are naturally present in plants and animals. Chemicals can also be formed when food is cooked or processed, such as acrylamide in coffee or ethanol in alcoholic beverages.
Are Dietary supplements labeled with the Prop 65 warning unsafe?
A Prop 65 warning does not mean the use of the product will cause cancer or reproductive harm when used as directed. There continues to be much debate over what a toxic level or a cumulative toxic level of each different substance is, as Prop 65 warning levels are in some cases 1000 times lower than the lowest level at which animal studies reported no reproductive health effect.
How common are Prop 65 warnings?
In California you can find warnings everywhere, from parking lots, hardware stores, hospitals and on the front door of just about every business. You also find them on foods and dietary supplements. You can even find a Prop 65 warning at the entry to Disneyland.
What chemical is ARIIX referring to in the Prop 65 Warning?
Lead is the chemical that we are required to provide a warning for, per Prop 65. This comes from the naturally-occurring lead in the Zeolite. Although we are required to use the warning statement, it has been proven that the lead in Zeolite is not absorbed by the body and therefore does not present a toxicity risk. Zeolite, despite the naturally-occurring lead that it contains, is not toxic to the body and passes through the gastro-intestinal tract without being absorbed. In addition, it helps bind heavy metals and eliminates them. Unfortunately, Prop 65 does not allow this lack of absorption in the body as an exemption for the labeling requirement, so we are required to provide the warning even though there is no risk of exposure.
ARIIX does not intentionally add lead to its products, an element that can be found commonly or naturally in soil, water, and other sources. ARIIX stands behind the safety of its products, which meet all applicable U.S. federal safety standards and are manufactured according to current U.S. Good Manufacturing Practices in an OTC facility. It is important to note that Proposition 65 is a “right to know” statute that requires companies to provide warnings and that inclusion of a warning does not automatically mean that the product is unsafe.
ARIIX is committed to complying with all federal and state laws, including Prop 65, thus we have elected to provide Proposition 65 warnings to California customers. ARIIX has always prided itself on providing the highest quality no compromise products. Again we want to reinforce the fact that the safety and efficacy of our products is and will always remain our number one priority.
We hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions regarding Proposition 65 or our formulas, please contact our Customer Service team via email (email@example.com) or by calling 855-462-7449.
California Health and Safety Code, Chapter 6.6, section 25249.10(c)
OEHHA, Proposition 65 Frequently Asked Questions http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/p65faq.html