Proposition 65 is a broad California law. Under Proposition 65 (or Prop 65 as it’s more commonly known), the State of California maintains a list of chemicals known to the state to potentially cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The current list has nearly 900 chemicals! And it is not uncommon for certain Prop 65-listed chemicals, such as naturally-occurring heavy metals found in soils and the ocean, to be absorbed by plants and ultimately end up in all-natural, plant-based food, supplement, and cosmetic ingredients. Because our products include all-natural, plant-based ingredients that might include naturally-occurring heavy metals, we’re required to provide a Prop 65 warning on certain Love Wellness products.
We are not alone. California takes an extra step to keep its residents informed — you may have seen Prop 65 warnings in restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, and even hospitals. This is because products sold in California containing even a trace amount of a Prop 65-listed chemical could trigger the warning requirement under Prop 65. If you’d like to read more about Prop 65, the state goes into more depth here.
Does this mean that Love Wellness products with a Prop 65 warning are unsafe? According to the California agency in charge of Prop 65, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a Prop 65 warning does not mean a product goes against any safety standards or requirements, and we believe our products are safe to use as directed. Our products are produced in accordance with state and federal regulations, and in conjunction with doctors and experts in women’s health.
Again, we are committed to transparency and compliance with state and federal regulations, including Prop 65, which requires certain warnings even where minute, trace amounts of naturally occurring, Prop 65 chemicals are present. If you ever have any concerns about our supplements and how the ingredients pertain to you and your health, we encourage you to chat with your doctor before adding anything new to your regimen.