Multivitamin/multimineral complexes are the most common dietary supplements and are often the most controversial. Besides quality of ingredients and the amount of each ingredient in a product, bioavailability is a major concern.
What do you absorb and what, literally, goes down the drain?
It’s all about the minerals…
While vitamins get a lot of the credit for good health, minerals are just as critical. In fact, without minerals, vitamins cannot be metabolized and are rendered useless. Yet too many of us aren’t getting enough minerals or minerals in a form our bodies can actually use.
Humans were not designed to eat minerals from the soil. We were intended to obtain our minerals from plants!
Therefore the ideal way to get minerals is from the foods we eat. The problem is:
- We don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables
- The fruits and vegetables we eat contain fewer minerals due to modern farming practices and the soil their grown in
Unlike minerals in natural foods that are incorporated in bioorganic structures, minerals in dietary supplements are usually in an inorganic form: gluconates, sulfates, chlorides, oxides etc.
While the majority of minerals in these forms dissolve easily in the acidic environment of the stomach, 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.
In addition, some minerals catalyze free radical generation, depending on their form. Thus, antioxidants in supplements could be oxidized during digestion.
The Vitality Pack
Not only does the Vitality Pack offer superior nutrition at a better price, it’s also the only multivitamin-mineral in the world powered by Oligo® to offer unmatched levels of mineral solubility and antioxidant protection.
What is Oligo?
Oligo is a one of a kind technology allowing for better absorption of minerals and vitamins and protection from free radicals.
How is it different?
To create the ideal mineral form, Melaleuca started from the ground up—literally—by looking to the ideal source of minerals: fruits and vegetables.
Oligo™ mimics fruits and vegetables by binding minerals with proteins and fibers. The Oligo-bound minerals in the Vitality Pack have been scientifically proven to be 10 times more absorbable and protect antioxidant vitamins 5 times better than the leading national store brands.
In 2010, Oligo achieved another milestone. For the first time ever, a complete multivitamin-mineral formula was tested for absorption using actual human intestinal cells. The study showed that Oligo is not only the best in laboratory conditions, it’s also superior when it comes to the ultimate test—the human body. In fact, Oligo was proven to deliver up to 4 times greater absorption through actual intestinal cells compared to non-Oligo multivitamin-mineral forms.
Big claims Melaleuca… can you back them up?
For years Melaleuca customers have been saying there’s nothing in the world quite like Oligo. And on September 25, 2012 and April 15, 2014 Oligo technology was granted patents protecting its composition, how it’s made, and its benefit in the body!
To view Oligo Patent No. 8,273,393 and 8,697,158 click on the links below: