Frequently Asked Questions

Words: Saasha Burns, BEAR
co-founder and creative director

What inspired the BEAR brand?

BEAR started organically when my husband Sammy Leetham and I discovered a clear gap in the supplement market. Overwhelmed by choice, we didn’t know which brands to trust and which products would deliver real benefits. We started a journey of research and discovery and worked with a team of naturopaths, compounding pharmacists and medical professionals to develop a bespoke range of Essential Daily Vitamins that contain only the highest quality, simplified ingredients proven in efficacy, safety and stability. With a clean, minimalist aesthetic our products are designed to be seen and used everyday, fitting seamlessly into your morning beauty and grooming routine.

How do you develop your products and where are they made?

BEAR is proudly an Australian owned company and all our products are made locally in Australia.

Where did the name BEAR come from?

When we notice our energy levels, immunity, and strength decline it is often a sign our bodies are deficient of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Just as a wild grizzly bear prepares for winter hibernation, we as humans need to support and strengthen our bodies to maintain good health throughout the seasons.

How are your bespoke range of Essential Daily Vitamins different to other multivitamins on the market?

We use only the highest quality ingredients in all of our formulations to support individual lifestyles, not genders. BEAR uses activated ingredients at a therapeutic level which are more readily absorbed by the body and can therefore provide more immediate benefits. We also avoid bulking – a practice common within the industry where layers of sub-therapeutic ingredients are included in each tablet or powder but are at such low levels, there’s no evidence to support their health claims.

What four lifestyles are your Essential Daily Vitamins designed for?

We discovered that different lifestyles require different supplementation to support and strengthen the body. Protect is designed to strengthen the immune system and contains Vitamin A and the highest quality strain of Echinacea. Perform is for clarity, and contains Vitamin B12 and Bacopa. It is perfect for professionals who work in a corporate environment to assist with mental acuity, memory retention and the symptoms of mild stress and anxiety. Restore is designed for energy and made for people who work on their feet all day, to help support muscle development and bone health with Vitamin K2 and Gingko. Explore is for overall balance, and contains Vitamin C and Rhodiola. It’s a great all-round product and perfect for travellers to maintain energy levels and assist with the effects of jet-lag.

How do you recommend taking the supplement?

Take one tablet each morning as part of your beauty and grooming routine, with or without food.

Can I take more than one of your Essential Daily Vitamins product at once?

Our products are designed to be complete and holistic. Each formulation contains a strong vitamin B complex at therapeutic levels, combined with high quality natural botanical extracts. Each bottle is a two month supply and we recommend completing one product at a time to receive the full benefits.

Are BEAR products vegan?

Yes, all of our products are vegan friendly and not tested on animals.

How is BEAR making a positive contribution to animal welfare and conservation?

We are proud to be working closely with WildArk, a modern Australian conservation movement that helps protect and conserve the natural wonders of the world and the wild animals that inhabit them. WildArk are working to secure identified green belts to protect as much of the world’s biodiversity as possible for future generations. They have just secured Pridelands Conservancy, located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, that opens into the greater Kruger National Park, adding an additional 4500 acres of land to conservation. BEAR donates a fixed dollar amount from each product sold and together, we hope to make a significant difference to species protection and conservation projects worldwide in the years to come.

Can I take your Essential Daily Vitamins during pregnancy?

Yes, all of our Essential Daily Vitamins are safe to use during pregnancy, but we always recommend consulting with a medical professional before taking any of our dietary supplements.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we ship internationally via DHL.

Do you offer refunds or returns?

For health and safety reasons, we do not offer refunds or returns.

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