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Everything you eat and drink, including nutritional supplements, must be made isotonic before passing into your small intestine where it can be absorbed.
"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.
Isotonix products have been carefully formulated to clear your stomach at an optimal rate to maximize absorption. A pill does not fully deliver into your bloodstream the vitamins it holds within. Either the pill is dumped whole into your intestinal tract or the active ingredients pass through without being fully absorbed. Vitamins taken in Isotonix form do not have these shortcomings.
Isotonix delivers nutrient dense solutions which move from the stomach into your intestine in a fast, controlled way. And they're buffered to resist nutrient degradation and to be gentle on your system.
Superior Quality & GMPs
Creating a superior supplement begins with quality ingredients. The raw materials used in Isotonix products undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our manfacturers to ensure that they meet stringent purity and potency requirements.
Verification and approval by a Certificate of Analysis (COA) is required for each raw material. Approved raw materials are subject to laboratory confirmation of physical characteristics and material potency, as well as analysis for microbiological contamination and heavy metals.
Each Isotonix product is then carefully prepared following a written master manufacturing record and every batch is reviewed and approved by our manufacturer's highly trained quality control personnel. Products are also inspected at our warehouse for damage, label accuracy, appearance, taste and identity prior to release.
Each of our production facilites are required to meet GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards. This means they are periodically inspected and approved by either the Food and Drug Administration or the United States Department of Agriculture for their strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures, employee training, product specifications and supplier/vendor qualification procedures.
All manufacturing equipment that comes in contact with our products must be cleaned according to mandated procedures between production runs and verified to ensure sanitation has been performed prior to use. Product samples are also collected at various stages of production for chemical and microbiological analysis to ensure consistency and purity. Lot code confirmation, weight checks, label and material checks are performed according to exact written procedures.
Why is gastric (stomach) emptying time so important?
The longer a supplement stays in the stomach, the longer the time before absorption can begin, because no appreciable absorption occurs from the stomach. Often the rate-limiting step in the absorption process is the time it takes for the tablet or capsule to disintegrate, and the nutrients to dissolve and equilibrate to the proper (isotonic) state to leave the stomach. When all this has been completed — up to 40 minutes after ingestion — the diluted, acid-attacked nutrients can enter the small intestine for absorption.
Why is gastric emptying time stressed when talking about Isotonix®?
Nutrients that are already isotonic do not need to be broken down into an isotonic state. Therefore, gastric emptying occurs more rapidly. Biological sensors in the gastrointestinal tract detect that the ingested solution is isotonic and at a correct pH. This causes the pyloric valve at the lower end of the stomach to remain open, allowing the concentrated solution to be squirted into the small intestine by stomach contractions. Absorption of the nutrients by the intestinal mucosa then starts to occur.
Isotonix delivers nutrient dense solutions which move from the stomach into your intestine in a fast, controlled way<p>- The Isotonix Advantage</p>