Linking Food, Supplements & Technology Together
By Deja Becknell, BSN
nutraMetrix Health & Nutrition Writer
Many American diets lack a number of essential nutrients including calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, C and D, to name a few. So, it comes as no surprise that an estimated 77% of U.S. adults take supplements. Getting nutrients from a supplement sounds easy, but we can’t rely solely on them and expect our bodies to function optimally. A balanced lifestyle that integrates a healthy diet with advanced delivery of vitamins, minerals and botanicals can place us on track to take charge of our lifestyle goals.
How can the relationship between food, supplements and technology benefit your health? Let’s find out.
Food is the foundation, and there’s no substitute for a healthy diet. Eating high-quality foods keeps you feeling great, may increase your energy and can improve overall health and mood. We know that minimally processed foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats and proteins are packed full of the nutrients our body needs to thrive. Yet, even those who eat a well-balanced diet, may still fall short of some needed nutrients. What happens when we combine foods with advanced science and technology? These techniques allow us to isolate the powerful nutrients and minerals from foods that we wouldn’t necessarily get through diet alone. When taken in supplement form, these specific vitamins can have a number of positive effects on the body. The cornerstone of health is a balanced diet, however; because nutrients today are often not concentrated enough in food to overcome environmental concerns, it becomes necessary to find additional ways to complement our diet.
What is the science behind the technology? Let’s discuss one ingredient known as Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that gives a reddish pigment to some algae, salmon, crab and lobster. We can consume natural sources in our diet to get some of the antioxidant and cardiovascular benefits, but we often do not consume enough for our bodies to fully benefit from this nutrient. Thankfully, science and technology allows us to isolate Astaxanthin and process it into supplement form, thus providing an extra antioxidant support you can consume daily. Astareal® Astaxanthin is manufactured from carefully cultivated microalgae (Haematococcus pluvialis) in a state-of-the-art facility. This ingredient is unsurpassed for quality control and consistency in manufacturing. nutraMetrix® products containing Astareal® Astaxanthin rank among the purest and most powerful antioxidants available.
Another great example of this innovative technology lies in nutraMetrix® Thymenol. Thymenol contains the clinically studied ingredient, ThymoQuin™, an extract standardized to 3% thymoquinone from black cumin seed. Thymenol is unique to many other supplements on the market due to what’s called Cap-in-Cap technology. This means that ThymoQuin™ and other powerful ingredients are delivered via a small prefilled powder cap inside of a larger liquid-filled capsule, providing a controlled-multiphase release of ingredients. Instead of taking multiple supplements to achieve the same result, this technology allows for the delivery of both fat and water-soluble antioxidants in one single serving.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that work to help maintain an optimal bacterial balance in the digestive tract. nutraMetrix NutriClean Probiotics provides 10 different strains and 10 billion active probiotic organisms that work synergistically to promote numerous areas of health, from immunity to stomach comfort and bowel regularity.
Probiotics can become ineffective when they come in contact with stomach acids during the digestive process. This means that when you consume them, the number of viable strains can become greatly reduced by the time they’re absorbed into the body. nutraMetrix NutriClean Probiotics utilizes BIO-tract® technology, a patented delivery system that protects probiotic organisms from stomach acid on their way to the intestinal tract, ensuring a significantly higher percentage of organisms reaches the intestine alive to deliver the benefits you need.
Isotonic Delivery System
When shopping the supplement aisle, you’ve probably noticed many vitamins come in all different forms from pills, tablets, capsules, gummies and everything in between. To the average consumer, it can be tricky to determine which is the best. Creating a superior supplement begins with quality ingredients. Quality should be a top concern, and for good reason – all forms aren’t created equal. Absorption and efficacy are two important features to examine when selecting a supplement. Many nutraMetrix® products use advanced technology to deliver activated forms of nutrients in a liquid, isotonic form. Isotonic means “same pressure” because it bears the same chemical resemblance to the body’s blood, plasma and tears. With Isotonic products, nutrients can enter the body and travel through the small intestine with minimum exposure to stomach acids that may degrade or limit nutrient concentration. Little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient.
A well-balanced diet in addition to supplementation, keeps us on the path to great health and longevity. The science behind nutraMetrix® advanced nutraceuticals ensures that health professionals and their patients receive the most effective products on the market today. All products are formulated using the latest research, cutting-edge ingredients and industry-leading best practices. Here at nutraMetrix®, the driving force is finding ways to link together food, ingredients and technology to create high-quality, science-forward supplements.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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