Bioavailability: Ensuring your body takes full advantage of a formula
What is bioavailability? Bioavailability is a term used in pharmacology. It essentially defines the extent to which a compound reaches systemic (all over) circulation and is available to the body at the point of absorption. For dietary supplements, Intensive Nutrition uses the term bioavailability to define products that have been manufactured for maximum absorption by the body. Intravenous delivery offers 100% bioavailability, however, as dietary supplements can not be delivered in this manner, Intensive Nutrition strives to come as close as possible to maximum bioavailability by refining methods of delivery and/or product composition.
For example, Intensive Nutrition manufactures Vitamin B12 hydroxycobalamin & methylcobalamin as lozenge supplements. Lozenge delivery is very important for Vitamin B12 because this b vitamin is easily destroyed by stomach acids. Lozenge delivery allows for B12 to become absorbed by the mouth and swallowed. To enhance absorption further, Intensive Nutrition® adds betacyclodextrin to its hydroxycobalamin formula in addition to folic acid. In its 3 mg methylcobalamin formula, INI has added 1 mg of folic acid to create a complete and comprehensive B12 supplement.
Another product, Intensive Nutrition's Folixor® folic acid, exemplifies how unique composition leads to superior bioavailability. Folixor, a high potency folate, also contains other nutrient adjuvants (B12, B6 and Vitamin C). However, what makes Folixor a truly exception folic acid supplement is the addition of L-Leucine, and amino acid that boosts absorption!
Shelf-Life & Low Microbial Content: Safety in your supplements
Due to their large nutrient content, vitamins (specifically multivitamins) are always susceptible to bacterial contamination. Intensive Nutrition ensures long-term shelf life for its products by utilizing precise compounding methods (as described above) and by adhering to the strictest standards of cleanliness in its manufacturing facility. In our facility we maintain a library of product batches from which we repeatedly test to ensure that existing and past batches meet efficacy and quality standards.