What are “Whole Food Nutrients” in Matrix Nutrients products?
The Whole Food Nutrient form of vitamins and minerals presents nutrients with necessary co-factors to the body in a form the body can recognize as food and use more readily and ingest safely.
In food, the vitamins, minerals and trace elements are naturally associated with many different and complex food components.
The body recognizes the food components of unprocessed foods and the co-factors within those foods facilitate the absorption and distribution of nutrients through the body.
The composition and structure of natural unprocessed foods contain special proteins, carbohydrate, lipids and other necessary co-factors that contribute to our good health.
In natural foods (plants and animals) vitamins never exist in a “free state”. They are bound in a food matrix with co-factor attachments.
Our Organic Whole Food Nutrients, like natural foods, are complete with the necessary nutrient delivery co-factors for use. They are made in a special way that keeps this food-matrix whole and complete, not breaking it down into component factors. The benefit of the food co-factors makes Organic Whole Food Nutrients and Supplements much more bioavailable within the body.
Although food is always the best means of obtaining all nutritional requirements (if grown on appropriate soil, under certain conditions) the second best has to be the Organic Whole Food Nutrient form of nutrients.
How are Organic Whole Food Nutrient Supplements made?
The active vitamin is “fed” into the most suitable plant medium for it; that is, the most suitable plant matter with the enzymes to digest it fully. For example, citrus pulp is used for the re-naturing of ascorbic acid, because it is naturally so high in vitamin C; carrot pulp is used with Beta Carotene; alfalfa with Vitamin K, and so on.
The enzymes naturally present in the various mediums integrate the vitamin so thoroughly, that it is once again fully incorporated into a food matrix. The body recognizes it as a whole food.
Both the vitamin and mineral products are harvested, freeze dried and made into tablets, following a strictly monitored procedure, to ensure that nothing, (e.g. heat, or pressure during manufacture), can interfere with their availability to the body’s natural digestive processes, thus providing the body with an eminently bioavailable form of supplementation. There is nothing else like it on the market.
Targeted Delivery Technology
Ingesting such products as natural food allows the essential nutrients to get to the damaged cells without the body’s immune system rejecting them. Food is the best means to deliver appropriate amount of nutrients to the body. However, it has been stated that 75% of the American population is deficient in trace minerals. European investigators also released a report in 2002 revealing that 40% of elderly study subjects did not meet daily requirements for iron and calcium. There are many other valid evaluations that clearly indicate a huge drop in the nutritional values of today’s food. Attending to these fundamentals, and the often poorly understood requirements, are a priority consumers need to put at or near the top of their list.
Targeted delivery technologies are generally designed to deliver measurable amount of an ingredient to a specific site. Targeted delivery can also improve the efficacy of a product by routing it to where it is needed the most. An important advantage of targeted delivery is the dose. Due to its effectiveness, this system of delivery allows decreases in the dose of ingredients needed in the finished product without sacrificing its benefits.
How do Matrix Nutrients Organic Whole Food Nutrient Supplements compare to other “natural” and “organic” supplements?
The standard form of “natural” supplement is as an isolated chemical substance containing only the synthetically produced chemical. There are negative side effects from using the chemical (called “natural”) form. Organic Whole Food Nutrient nutritional supplements are described as “food” supplements because they are complete with other food nutrients that are necessary for proper absorption within the body. In contrast, the standard “natural” vitamin is a synthesized chemical not recognized by the body.
Organic Whole Food Nutrient and Other Natural Vitamins
Unbeknownst to many people and many practitioners, most supplements are presented to the body in a chemical form known as a “chemical isolate”.
For supplementation purposes, the majority of the 13 recognized vitamins cannot be successfully isolated in a stable form. In order for them to be technologically stable they are manufactured as chemical isolate forms in laboratories.
Synthetic vitamins were originally developed because they cost less. Assuming the non-food product does not contain fish oils, most synthetic, petroleum-derived, supplements will call their products ‘vegetarian’, not because they are from plants, but because they are not from animals.
As the table below shows, most vitamins in “natural” supplements are petroleum extracts, coal tar derivatives, and chemically processed sugars with other acids and industrial chemicals (such as formaldehyde) used to process them.
Matrix Nutrients Whole Food Nutrients are made from real, organic foods, such as acerola cherries, alfalfa sprouts, carrots, corn, grapefruit, lemons, limes, nutritional yeast, oranges, rice bran, soy beans, and tangerines.
|Vitamin||Whole Food Nutrient||"Natural" Vitamin Analogue &
Some Process Chemicals
|Carrots||Methanol, benzene, petroleum esters; acetylene; refined oils|
|Vitamin B-1||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Coal tar derivatives, hydrochloric acid; acetonitrole with ammonia|
|Vitamin B-2||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Synthetically produced with 2N acetic acid|
|Vitamin B-3||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Coal tar derivatives, 3-cyanopyridine; ammonia and acid|
|Vitamin B-5||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Condensing isobutyraldehyde with formaldehyde|
|Vitamin B-6||Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Petroleum ester & hydrochloric acid with formaldehyde|
|Vitamin B-8||Corn, rice bran||Phytin hydrolyzed with calcium hydroxide and sulfuric acid|
|Vitamin B-9||Alfalfa sprouts, rice bran||Processed with petroleum derivatives and acids; acetylene|
|Vitamin B-12||Nutritional yeast||Cobalamins reacted with cyanide|
|Vitamin 'B-x'||PABA Nutritional yeast||Coal tar oxidized with nitric acid (from ammonia)|
|Vitamin B||Factor Choline Nutritional yeast, rice bran||Ethylene and ammonia with HCL or tartaric acid|
|Vitamin C||Whole Citrus Pulp||Hydrogenated sugar processed with acetone|
|Vitamin D||Nutritional yeast||Irradiated animal fat/cattle brains or solvently extracted|
|Vitamin E||Corn, soy beans, vegetable oils||Trimethylhydroquinone with isophytol; refined oils|
|Vitamin K||Alfalfa sprouts||Coal tar derivative; produced with p-allelic-nickel|
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of this information regarding food-matrix nutrients or our products is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.