“Antinutrients are a hot topic today”
What are antinutrients?
As the name suggests, antinutrients can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients like vitamins and minerals.
Phytic acid, has a strong binding affinity to minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc. This results in precipitation, making the minerals unavailable for absorption in the intestines. Phytic acid aka phytate is found in whole grains, legumes, potatoes, nuts, and seeds
There’s more to antinutrients than their malevolent name and digestive crimes suggest.
The good with the bad: phytic acid is also a strong and important antioxidant. Phytic acid protects against alcohol-related liver injury by blocking free radicals and elevating antioxidant potentials. Phytic acid reduces inflammation, especially in colon cells and it has benefits in blood glucose control. I can go on and on by mentioning multiple benefits.
Allow yourself to enjoy a wider variety of foods by learning more about antinutrients
Knowing how to work with them can offer much-needed relief
In whole foods you will find protein, fibers, phytochemicals, antinutrients, etc… all together as a group. When it comes to supplements, it is a different story. It is about the synergy and harmony of solitude uniqueness.
The benefits of today’s techniques and innovation is the fact that the right content can be processed in a gentle and sustainable way.
While plant based extracts and preparations have evolved over time, the most common utilization of plant based ingredients today is through the use of extracts. Plant based extracts are made by isolating or concentrating the raw plants main bioactive compounds. This process can involve many different techniques. As an example I added the process for high quality protein extraction.
The benefits of standardization.
As plants are complex mixtures of phytochemicals and nutrients, standardized plant extracts contain a specific percentage of one or more primary active components or marker compounds to ensure consistency from batch to batch. The process of standardization ensures that key bioactive compounds are found in the extract in consistent amounts. Conversely, whole plant extracts provide no guarantee of the amount of the bioactive substance in the extract, and can vary from batch to batch.
We always work with standardized products.
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