The process we use for our food based nutrients is as follows:
Step 1 - Whole food ingredients that are tested free from pesticides or herbicides are reduced into a concentrated paste. All parts of the food offer benefits, so nothing is left out, including the pulp, zest and pips. The food used depends on the nutrient required, for example, citrus fruits for Vitamin C or carrot concentrate for Beta Carotene.
Step 2 - The whole food concentrate is then fed with the optimum amount of added vitamins and minerals. The food then metabolises the added vitamins and minerals, molecularly binding them to their co-factors (including flavonoids, enzymes, amino acids and trace minerals) and enhancing the food’s original vitamin and mineral content.
The metabolisation is left to happen at its natural rate, which takes up to 72 hours. Afterwards, the added vitamins and minerals have become part of the food and are indistinguishable from the food’s naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. Throughout this process, no temperatures above 32.5 degrees Celsius are used, ensuring that the co-factors are kept intact.
Step 3 - The mineral or vitamin food concentrate is then thoroughly washed up to 7 times with purified water removing any vitamins and minerals that have not been metabolised, the food is then gently dried with filtered air. Nothing else is added—no fillers, binders or preservatives—leaving only the nutrient-rich food concentrate.
Every batch is tested to confirm there is no trace of toxic metals, pesticides or herbicides, both at the beginning and end of the process.