Every time you ingest something, your body begins to break it down. This process begins, aided by chewing and the production of saliva, the moment food enters your mouth. Once the food or supplement makes its way to your stomach, your stomach continues t break it down until an isotonic solution is achieved. It is then that the stomach contents are allowed to pass into the small intestine where absorption into your blood stream occurs.
When taking traditional tablets or pills, your body must first work hard at converting the tablet into an isotonic solution prior to being passed to the small intestine for absorption. During this lengthy break down process, much of the nutritive value can be lost. In addition, the surviving nutrients will compete for absorption with other foods that are also being broken down at the same time. These factors lead to very low absorption rates, greatly diminishing the value of such a supplement.
Isotonic supplements on the other hand, enter the body in an isotonic form. When taken on an empty stomach they are allowed to pass almost immediately into the small intestines for absorption. Maximum absorption is achieved by having an extremely high concentration passed to the absorption points. This difference can yield absorption rates of up to 95% in as little as 10 minutes, thereby giving you the full nutritive value.
There are other advantages to Isotonic Solutions. It takes many additional ingredients such as fillers, binders, coatings and lubricants to achieve a pill or tablet form and assist in the process of swallowing it. These ingredients are not necessary with Isotonic products which come in powdered form (only becoming isotonic when mixed with the proper amount of water), so you only get the nutrients your were looking for in the purest form. Isotonic products are not encapsulated or compacted into a "form". There is no need for fillers, binders, coatings, lubricants, disintegrators or artificial coloring and flavoring.
Isotonic Antioxidants neutralize harmful free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules or compounds. Antioxidants can stabilize free radicals and prevent other molecules from generating into unstable free radicals.
Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract from the bark of the maritime pine tree, which grows exclusively along the cost of southwest France. The extract has three basic properties. It is a powerful antioxidant, selectively binds to collagen and elastin, and promotes the production of endothelial nitric oxide, which supports normal vasodilation of blood vessels and normal platelet aggregation. Isotonic capable Pycnogenol Is found in Isotonix OPC3.
"Isotonic products deliver high quality, naturally derived nutrients into your system more efficiently, using your body's own natural absorption system." Julian Blumenfeld, MD