Dietary supplements represent an important source of essential nutrition. Across Australia, 2 in 3 adults take some form of dietary supplement and across the globe, 17% to 49% of adults are taking some form of a multivitamin and mineral. With patented technology, PhytoMatrix caplets provide the nutrition of REAL fruit and vegetable food sources including broccoli, cranberry juice and grape skin extract. Mannatech has captured the nutritional value of plants to provide a potent, readily absorbed source of essential nutrition to assist your body to function at its best.
How do PhytoMatrix caplets compare with Phyt•Aloe™ powder or capsules?
PhytoMatrix caplets are an all-natural, food-sourced product designed to provide vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. The Phyt•Aloe product is comprised of fruit and vegetable extracts and is formulated to simulate small servings of fruit and vegetables, but does not provide the vitamin, mineral, and phytochemical content of PhytoMatrix capsules. Taking both PhytoMatrix and Phyt•Aloe products together may increase the benefit to your health, but one product does not replace the other.
How do PhytoMatrix caplets differ from Catalyst™ tablets?
Catalyst tablets are a great vitamin/mineral product, PhytoMatrix caplets represent a whole new class of technology that, until now, has not existed anywhere. In addition to providing an all-natural vitamin complex, PhytoMatrix caplets utilize patented hydroponic technology to provide plant-sourced minerals in concentrated and beneficial amounts. Plant-sourced minerals may be more easily absorbed by the body. This unique feature represents a major new advancement in the technology of nutrient delivery.
What are phytochemicals, and what does "standardised phytochemicals" mean?
Phytochemicals, sometimes referred to as phytonutrients, are any chemical derived from a plant source. Many phytochemicals can have a beneficial effect on health. Standardised phytochemicals means that the ingredient is delivered using a quality controlled process so that you are ensured of receiving a consistent amount with every serving.
What is hydroponic technology, and how does it affect the efficacy of PhytoMatrix multivitamin and mineral supplement?
Hydroponics is a technology for growing plants in nutrient solutions, with no other support. Traditional agricultural systems grow plants in solid forms of support such as soil, peat moss, sawdust, etc. Hydroponic techniques allow for precise water and nutrient application directly to the roots of each plant. The hydroponic process for the mineral blend in PhytoMatrix caplets allows for controlled uptake of concentrated minerals, which can be stored in plant tissues. Food from minerals may be readily absorbed and utilised by the body. The exclusive hydroponic process utilized by Mannatech provides concentrations of essential minerals that can provide the minimum daily requirements with one daily serving (four caplets). This is very significant because even fresh fruits and vegetables, which usually have high concentrations of vitamins, are often low in essential minerals.
Why do the calcium and magnesium in PhytoMatrix caplets have lower Daily Value (DV) percentages than the product's other minerals?
Because calcium and magnesium concentrations are limited in plant tissue, and the recommended DV of these macrominerals is several hundred milligrams each, including 100% DV of calcium and magnesium from only plant sources would require many grams of plant material. This would result in an unreasonably large serving of several large tablets and a product that would be out of the price range of many consumers. Therefore, the calcium and magnesium in PhytoMatrix caplets have lower DV percentages than the product's other minerals.
Can children use PhytoMatrix caplets?
PhytoMatrix caplets were formulated specifically for the needs of adults (12 years of age and older). It is the hope of Mannatech to have this technology available in children's products in the very near future.
Can the yeast source of B vitamins in PhytoMatrix caplets contribute Candida (Candidiasis)?
Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast used in the PhytoMatrix formula, is commonly used as baker's yeast and for some types of fermentation. This yeast is often taken as a vitamin supplement because it is 50 percent protein and is a rich source of B vitamins including niacin and folic acid. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the PhytoMatrix capsules has been deactivated, so it provides no risk of contributing to Candida. Furthermore, Candida, a different species of yeast, is part of the normal flora of the human body. It is usually kept in check by other fungi and bacteria. Only when normal conditions are disrupted can Candida begin to overgrow and cause problems.