Allergies & Raw Materials

Intensive Nutrition is dedicated to providing its clients with the most bioavailable and hypoallergenic products available. Its origins are in the service of the Oncology community where purity of ingredients is paramount. As a consequence of its history, Intensive Nutrition carefully selects products that are 1. bioavailable and 2. are the most hypoallergenic in the creation of its formulations. Hypoallergenicity refers to the absence of the most common food allergens in the human diet. This includes casein/milk, soy, egg, corn, nuts and wheat. We are happy to announce that the majority of our products also do not contain yeast.

What about food allergens or derivatives?

Often, some ingredients are derived from a potential allergenic source. This happens most often with corn but usually the derivative comes from corn sugar not corn protein. There is a significant difference between the protein and sugar and it is the protein, NOT THE SUGAR, which induces an allergenic response. Unless an individual, with the help of an Allergist, has identified that any potential allergenic derivation is problematic for that said individual, then end products derived from potential allergens are for the most part perfectly safe for an individual to use. If you have any questions about the ingredients we use in our products, please email Olivia Melaugh, our nutrition guru, with your product question. If you have a question about whether you should consume a product, please contact your allergist or supervising physician FIRST.

 What about additives?

There is unfortunately a lot of bad science circulating about dietary supplement "additives" that is not only false it is causing concern where there should not be. The motivation behind these concerns is suspect. To read a piece on Magnesium Stearate, an unfairly maligned compound, click here.