What sets our Food State™ and Wholefood products apart from virtually all other nutritional products on the market is that they are presented to the body in the same form as food. In general, they are more bioavailable and more bio-effective. As well as being beneficial for all, they are gentle on the body, so also particularly suitable for individuals with sensitivities.
Food state™ nutrients are combined in a variety of appropriate food bases which would naturally carry significant levels of the nutrient. This ensures they come complete with the phytonutrients and associated food factors that are necessary for optimal absorption, use and retention in the body. Food State™ nutrients are gentle, yet effective.
Examples of the appropriate food bases we use include citrus pulp for vitamin C, alfalfa for vitamin K, cornmeal for choline and carrot concentrate for beta carotene. It is in these foods that you would find the mentioned nutrients because these foods have receptor sites in abundance that the nutrient will target. Food State™ simply replicates nature.
Also, lactobacillus bulgaricus is used where appropriate because it too has receptor sites for most nutrients and in addition acts as a carrier through the digestive tract, permitting the nutrients to utilise the normal metabolic pathways.
Wholefood nutrients are equally well absorbed as the Food State™ form because they also utilise and replicate the way nature works.
Nature’s Own Wholefood nutrients are derived from a number of natural plant sources including vitamin D from lichen, vitamin C from acerola cherry and minerals from Brassica juncea, a member of the broccoli family of vegetables. The Brassica is cultivated hydroponically and fed a mineral-rich broth. When the plant is fully grown and is mineral rich it is harvested, dried, powdered and then formed into a vegan capsule.
The other great advantage of natural plant minerals is that they contain thousands of phytonutrients which have a complementary and beneficial action in the human body. They contain all the bioactives that our bodies expect to obtain from fresh vegetables including indole-3-carbinol, sulphoraphane and glucosilinates.
Minerals are taken up from the hydroponic growth solution into the root systems of the plants. They are transported into the leaf and become tissue metabolised into the plant leaf tissue. This is the natural process that also occurs during normal plant growth from the soil.
In summary; Food State™ and Wholefood supplements replicate nature’s way and are understood by the body as food.