How to Get More Bang for Your Buck When Supplementing

If you are supplementing with vitamin pills and tablets you may be getting very little value because the pills and tablets are coated and formed with fillers and binders that may or may not break down in your stomach.

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According to a study posted on PubMed "Accelerated antioxidant bioavailability of OPC-3 bioflavonoids administered as isotonic solution" the degree of absorption was significantly greater when taking the antioxidant formula of OPC-3 in an isotonic solution vs taking the same formula in a tablet.

"Isotonic" means having the same fluid pressure as your other bodily fluids like blood and tears. When you eat food, drink a beverage, or take a pill or capsule, your stomach must first secrete diluting juices, enzymes, hydrochloric acid, and at least one vitamin-binding protein to continue the process of digestion. Muscular contractions of your stomach then mix the contents until a reasonably uniform solution is achieved. This process can take anywhere from 40 minutes to four hours.

In the time that it takes for most pills and capsules to disintegrate, and their contents to dissolve and transform to the proper isotonic state, much of their activity is lost. During digestion, the important micronutrients in pills and capsules can get trapped by fats, fibers, and tannins or inactivated by the highly acidic pH level of your stomach.

But Isotonix products are scientifically formulated with the perfect balance of fructose, d-glucose, citric acid, potassium bicarbonate and other ingredients to ensure that they are isotonic the moment they enter your body. When properly mixed with water and taken on an empty stomach, the isotonic solution flows into your small intestine almost immediately.

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