|Posted by Bee Newz on January 10, 2012 at 2:30 PM|
Fruits and vegetables absorb raw minerals from the soil, and bind them to organic compounds such as protein and fiber. It is this bound form of minerals that our bodies are designed to absorb and utilize.
When Melaleuca set out to create a better multivitamin & mineral supplement, they decided to start from the ground up–literally. The earth provides every mineral the human body needs for optimum health, but eating dirt–or the minerals taken from the dirt–doesn’t work.
The mineral forms found in the earth and in traditional multivitamins (gluconates, oxides, sulfates, etc.) dissolve easily in the acidic environment of the stomach, but as they pass into the intestines where absorption takes place, they crystallize (or solidify), making them very difficult, if not impossible, for the human body to absorb. So Melaleuca looked to the ideal source of minerals—fruits and vegetables. When you eat a fruit or vegetable, the minerals you‘re getting are very different from the minerals taken directly from the ground.
10 Times More Available for Absorption
Oligo was created to be Just Like Nature. Only Oligo binds minerals to organic compounds (amino acids and oligofructose) to mirror the way they are found in fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods to maximize solubility.
In fact, Oligo minerals are scientifically proven to be up to 10 times more available for absorption than the minerals in the leading brands.* Traditional mineral forms can crystallize in the intestines, making them difficult to absorb.
Labels don’t indicate the rate of solubility, availability, or absorption or the nutrients inside. See the chart on the left to compare one Vitality Pack dose to brand-name multivitamins.
Oligo-bound minerals are over 85% soluble in the intestines; up to 10 times more
soluble than the unbound minerals used in One A Day and Centrum.
Maximum Antioxidant Protection Formulating minerals Just Like Nature has another important benefit. Minerals in traditional supplements can trigger massive free radical activity during digestion. These free radicals can actually cancel out the benefits of antioxidants like vitamins C and E. Oligo minerals are different. Oligo protects these critical antioxidants up to 5 times better than the leading brands. As a result, your body gets more of the nutrition it needs most for more energy every day and a lifetime of better health.