General FAQ

What is a medical food?

A medical food is a classification of the FDA which is not a supplement or a pharmaceutical drug. Medical foods are products specially formulated and intended for the dietary management of a disease that has distinctive nutritional needs that cannot be met by normal diet alone.

Why do your products require a prescription or attestation that the patient is under medical supervision?

One of the important requirements that our products must meet as medical foods is that they must be taken under the supervision of a health care provider. In turn, VAYA Pharma as a company requires either a prescription or patient attestation stating that the patient is under medical supervision to obtain the product. Medical supervision includes care by pediatricians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and  integrative/functional medicine health care providers.

Does insurance cover VAYA Pharma’s products (Vayarin®, Vayacog®)?

As medical foods, VAYA Pharma products are not universally covered by insurance. VAYA Pharma is always striving to expand insurance coverage and recommends that patients to contact their insurance provider to determine if they are covered. There are instances where insurance providers will provide coverage for our products. A prescription is generally required by insurance companies in order to process coverage.

Is the harvesting of fish/krill to source the material for your products sustainable?

VAYA Pharma supports sustainable management of krill and fish populations and an eco-friendly supply chain to maintain the conservation of marine life sources.

Vayarin® FAQ

When should the patient take the capsules?

Morning or evening: it’s recommended to take Vayarin® at the same time every day to help you remember to take it. Some patients take 1one capsule in the morning and one capsule in the evening, and some take both at once. It is recommended to take Vayarin® with a meal.

What are Vayarin®’s ingredients?

Vayarin® is a unique, patent-protected composition containing generally recognized as safe (GRAS) ingredients. Vayarin® contains phosphatidylserine bonded to omega-3 EPA enriched and is derived from krill harvested from the cold waters of the Antarctic Ocean.

Why does it take 30-90 days for Vayarin® to start working in the body?

Vayarin® takes time to accumulate in the system. It takes an average of 30-90 days for Vayarin® to build up in the body in order to see an optimal effect on ADHD behaviors.

Does my child have to take Vayarin® forever?

The distinct lipid deficiencies associated with ADHD addressed by Vayarin® cannot be corrected by modification of the diet alone. Only your health care provider can evaluate your condition and make specific recommendations regarding your health.

I am (my child is) allergic to soy/fish/shellfish – can I (he/she) still take Vayarin®?

Vayarin® is derived from krill – a shellfish. Vayarin® is not recommended for patients with shellfish allergies. Vayarin® may contain soy or fish as it is produced in a facility that also has soy and fish based products.

Does Vayarin® contain sugar, lactose, yeast or gluten?

No.

Is there any Medicaid or Medicare coverage for Vayarin®?

Vayarin® is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, but VAYA tries to keep the cash price of its products affordable in order to help alleviate costs. VAYA Direct is a low-price channel for obtaining Vayarin®. VAYA Direct offers $20 off the first 180-count supply bottle ordered by new customers.

Are there any coupons/deals that you can offer to help cost?

VAYA Direct offers $20 off the first 180-count bottle ordered through VAYA Direct.

Are there any side effects from Vayarin®?

The most common side effect reported in the clinical studies is gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort such as upset stomach, gas, bloating or fishy burps for both products. This side effect can be minimized by taking with food and storing in fridge. For more information, we can email you our product information.

What if my child missed a dose of Vayarin®?

If a dose has been skipped or missed, simply take it when you remember and continue as usual.

Are there other ways to take Vayarin® if a patient can’t / refuses to swallow pills?

Vayarin® capsules can be opened and sprinkled on food. The foods and beverages that work best are peanut butter, applesauce, yogurt, jelly and hazelnut spread. Due to our product’s heat sensitivity, be sure to mix it into a room-temperature food, and you’ll want to encourage your child to eat the entire dish.

Vayacog® FAQ

What are Vayacog®’s ingredients?

Vayacog® is a unique patent protected composition containing generally recognized as safe (GRAS) ingredients. Vayacog® contain phosphatidylserine bonded to omega-3 DHA enriched derived from oily fish.

A small amount of soy is added to the finished product.

Why does it take 30-90 days for Vayacog® to start working in the body?

Because Vayacog® takes time to accumulate in the system, it takes an average of 30-90 days for Vayacog® to build up in the body in order to see the optimal effect on Early Memory Impairment (EMI) symptoms.

If the patient is allergic to soy and fish can he or she still take Vayacog®?

Vayacog® is derived from fish with a small amount of soy added to the finished product. Vayacog® is not recommended for patients with fish or soy allergies. Vayacog® may contain krill as it is produced in a facility that also has krill based products

Does Vayacog® contain sugar, lactose, yeast, or gluten?

No.

When should the patient take Vayacog®?

Morning or evening: it’s recommended to take Vayacog® at the same time every day to help you remember to take it, and it is also recommended to take it with a meal.

Is there any Medicaid or Medicare coverage for Vayacog®?

Vayacog® is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, but VAYA Pharma tries to keep the cash price of their products affordable in order to help alleviate costs. VAYA Direct is a low-price channel for obtaining Vayacog®. VAYA Direct offers $20 off the first 90-count supply bottle ordered by new customers.

Are there any side effects from Vayacog®?

The most common side effect reported in the clinical studies is gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort such as upset stomach, gas, bloating or fishy burps. This side effect can be minimized by taking with food and storing in the fridge. For more information, we can email you product information for Vayacog®.

What if the patient missed a dose of Vayacog®?

If a dose has been skipped or missed, simply take it when you remember and continue as usual.

Do I have to take Vayacog® forever?

The distinct lipid deficiencies associated with early memory impairment (EMI) addressed by Vayacog® cannot be corrected by the modification of diet alone. Only your health care provider can evaluate your condition and make specific recommendations regarding your health.

Are there other ways to take Vayacog® if a patient can’t or refuses to swallow pills?

Vayacog® capsules can be opened and sprinkled on food. The foods and beverages that work best are peanut butter, applesauce, yogurt, jelly and hazelnut spread. Due to our product’s heat sensitivity, be sure to mix it into a room-temperature food, and you’ll want to encourage the patient to eat the entire dish.