To solve the issues of legacy nutrient delivery systems, we have chosen to build our platform on microbead technology. Although microbeads are more expensive to develop and require a huge upfront investment in machinery to manufacture and to personalize formulas - the benefits these beads provide are well worth it.
Microbeads provide hyper-personalization. Each nutrient can be dosed to the milligram or microgram. Fine-tuning every nutrient in a customer’s formula ensures that an optimal nutrient range is achieved and maintained over time. In fact, our microbeads provide more than 700,000,000,000,000+ possible nutrient combinations, so that you get the exact nutrients you need, at the precise doses to best support your cells.
Optimal Nutrient Absorption
Pills, capsules, powders, and liquids all rapidly deposit the full dose of the nutrient into your gastrointestinal system. This can result in nauseas and reduce the absorption of nutrients; a large bolus of a single nutrient can overwhelm absorption channels. In addition, certain nutrients (e.g. zinc and calcium) use the same absorption channels and directly compete for absorption, thus reducing total nutrient absorption. Finally, depending on when the nutrients are taken in relation to fat-containing food, fat-soluble nutrients can have limited absorption.
Microbeads address these problems with their slow-release matrix. With an average dissolution rate of 6+ hours, the nutrients are gradually released into the gastrointestinal tract throughout the day. This prevents absorption channels from being overwhelmed. In addition, each nutrient is packaged in its own microbeads, which space the nutrients out in the intestine and reduce absorption channel competition between contraindicated nutrients. Finally, fat-soluble nutrients are released from their microbeads in the presence of fat which increases absorption.
Extended Blood Level Maintenance
The slow-release nature of the microbeads also helps to maintain optimal blood nutrient levels throughout the day. Certain nutrients (e.g. vitamin C) have mechanisms to regulate the level in the blood, and large elevations of nutrients in the blood are removed rapidly.
Microbeads provide a steady drip of nutrients into the blood stream which helps to keep these blood nutrient levels within an optimal range for a longer duration, leading to optimal nutrient distribution and tissue saturation
Adding dietary fiber to your diet has been correlated to improved health. While complex food-based fibers are the most beneficial, the slow-release matrix of our microbeads provides between 4-8 grams of fiber per day (depending on the customer’s specific formulation).
Many supplements include “other” (i.e. non-nutritive) ingredients in the product, from flow- and anti-caking agents to preservatives to artificial colors and sweeteners.
Our microbeads represent the cleanest delivery system, using only the raw nutrient + pharmaceutical-grade cellulose and starch (this comprises the slow-release matrix) + a sustainably-farmed beeswax coating.