Research: Capsules

 

 

CAPSULE TECHNOLOGY

ENHANCED CAPSULE TECHNOLOGY CAN INCREASE BIOAVAILABLITY TO HELP INGREDIENTS TO GET INTO THE BLOODSTREAM

Most dietary supplement ingredients are lost in the liver and stomach lining. This reduces bioavailability and renders low doses ineffective. Extra measures need to be taken to help the ingredients through the stomach and into the small intestine where they can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Look for products that proactively increase the bioavailability of ingredients. Enhanced capsule technology is one technique. These capsules stay intact, bypassing the liver and stomach, to reach the small intestine. Piperine is another method.

Watch out for:  Delivery

Most supplements come in standard capsules that release in the stomach where they quickly degrade and are expelled from the body. Enhanced capsule technology is an innovative hypromellose (HPMC) formulation that can help protect sensitive ingredients from the low pH environment of the stomach. HPMC capsules also significantly reduce nutritional ingredient degradation compared with standard immediate release capsules*.

Watch out for:  Nausea and stomach pain

Standard capsules cause ingredients to release in the stomach. This can cause nausea and pain. Look out for capsules that protect ingredients as they travel through the stomach.

Watch out for:  Odor, bad aftertaste and discomfort

Standard capsules cause ingredients to release in the oesophagus and stomach. This can cause odor, bad aftertaste and discomfort. Look out for capsules that protect ingredients as they travel through the stomach.

Watch out for:  Animal byproducts, solvents and unnatural ingredients

Some capsules contain animal byproducts, solvents and other unnatural ingredients. Choose capsules that are Vegetarian society-certified, Kosher certified and vegan approved.

Watch out for:  Contraindications with medication

Always consult a qualified health professional before beginning any new dietary supplement.

Watch out for: Products that have not been tested in a USA lab

Be sure that the brand you use is tested in in the USA to assure purity and safety of the product.


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