Why Micronization is So Important in Enhancing Dietary Supplement Quality and Effectiveness
Micronization, a crucial process in the production of dietary supplements, plays a vital role in ensuring their quality and effectiveness.† By reducing particle size, micronization enhances the bioavailability and absorption of active ingredients.† In this article, we will delve into the importance of micronization, with a specific focus on the effectiveness of micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF) and explore the intricate and very costly manufacturing process involved. We will also shed light on why micronized dietary supplements offer greater value to consumers compared to non-micronized products. Please note that many inferior products at lower prices are NOT MICRONIZED. This is a CRITICALLY important distinction that other companies will NEVER bring to your attention.
The Role of Micronization in Dietary Supplements:
Micronization is a technique that reduces the particle size of active ingredients to micrometer levels, thus increasing their surface area and promoting rapid dissolution and absorption in the body.† When it comes to dietary supplements, particularly micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF - the foundational active ingredient in ALL VitasupportMD products) this process is of utmost importance. This fraction usually contains bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols or other phytochemicals, which contribute to the health benefits associated with the supplement.†
By micronizing the purified fraction, the particles become smaller and more readily soluble, making it easier for the body to absorb and utilize the active components.† This improved bioavailability ensures that a larger proportion of the supplement is effectively absorbed, leading to enhanced plasma levels and subsequently, efficacy.†
The Manufacturing Process of Micronized Dietary Supplements:
The manufacturing of micronized dietary supplements is a complex and sophisticated process that requires specialized equipment and expertise. It is a process which adds great cost to the processing and preparation of the raw materials. This is an investment in production very few dietary supplement manufacturers are willing to make. Here is an overview of the key steps involved:
1. Selection and Preparation of Raw Materials: the highest quality raw materials are selected based on their purity, potency, and suitability for micronization. The selected ingredients undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet stringent quality standards.
2. Micronization: The chosen active ingredients are subjected to a micronization process, which involves reducing the particle size using techniques such as jet milling or ball milling. This process is carefully controlled to achieve the desired particle size distribution while preserving the integrity and bioactivity of the ingredients.
3. Quality Control: Throughout the manufacturing process, rigorous quality control measures are implemented to verify the identity, purity, and potency of the micronized supplement. This includes testing for heavy metals, microbial contamination, and other impurities, as well as conducting stability studies to ensure product integrity over time.
The Value of Micronized Dietary Supplements:While the micronization process adds complexity and cost to the production of dietary supplements, it offers significant benefits and value to consumers. This is a key component of creating the absolute best products available to our customers and we at VitasupportMD are totally committed to it.
Importantly, it has been observed that micronization leads to improved customer compliance, meaning people are more likely to take their supplement on a regular schedule. This is because micronized supplements often have a more neutral taste and are therefore more palatable and easier to consume. This improved compliance leads to greater adherence to the daily consumption of the recommended serving of MPFF based dietary supplements.