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Are your supplements working for you or against you?



Supplements have been around for years. Your first supplement was probably a chewy breakfast multivitamin, or a effervescent or powder form. The thing with most vitamins on the market is that they are not bioavailable. Only giving you unto 20% of what they say. And they also contain lots of bad fillers.

Bioavailability is defined as the degree and rate at which a compound is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of biological activity. Different vitamins and minerals have different absorption rates but what you can do is change the way you take them as there is a big difference of whether they come from a tablet, liquid, powder, or food. (Food even organic today has fewer vitamins and minerals than any time in history and this is due to soil quality).


The delivery form generally makes a significant difference and this is where you can supercharge what you're taking and make a swap. However, there are many factors that can affect the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the human body. Some of these factors are a function of the person taking the nutrient and are dependent on an individual’s age, digestive system integrity, overall state of health, gender, whether the supplements are taken on a full or empty stomach, and even the time of day.


People whose nutrient needs are greater – such as growing children, pregnant or lactating women, and those who are currently deficient – may have significantly enhanced absorption rates for certain nutrients. Even absorption of minerals from food sources can vary significantly. In these cases why waste money when you can give them the best, and one that has an absorption rate unto 90X better than other forms.


The majority of adults in America and Canada an impressive 72 percent—take dietary supplements daily. But are they getting the nutrition they need? The actual bioavailability of nutrients varies widely, according to multiple studies. You may be absorbing anywhere from ten to ninety percent of nutrients in any given food depending on health and digestive health and wellness. But when you pop that vitamin/mineral in your mouth, your body utilizes anywhere from 30 to 80 percent.

Under typical conditions, (and by this I mean the health state of the general population) many of our most potent health-promoting molecules are poorly absorbed.


For example Oral quercetin is reported to be only 17 percent available. Polyphenols from green tea have poor bioavailability; ellagic acid, found in cherries and raspberries, is not well absorbed; and glutathione, our master antioxidant, is delicate and easily oxidized or degraded. Boron, molybdenum, and iodine can be absorbed at over 90 percent, depending on your body and health of your gut. You can utilizes anywhere from 30 to 80 percent of zinc, copper, and selenium, and a mere 30 to 40 percent of calcium. However if you want to guarantee the highest absorption of any vitamin or mineral you are taking then the Liposomal delivery system is the best form you can look for.

( I have different opinions when taking digestive enzymes, HCL and pre or pro probiotics as they need to only get to the stomach to start working and they are more of an addition, more on this in another blog)


Bioavailability of herbs also varies widely. In fact, nutrient uptake can be impaired by stomach acids, gut wall enzymes, bacterial enzymes, and liver metabolism. Plus, the nutrients themselves aren’t always stable when stored over long periods of time. One of the best ways and now in my mind the only way to take any vitamin or minerals is to take it in a Liposomal delivery systems, In this way it provides advanced nutrient bioavailability, There are nearly 54,000 peer reviewed published studies on liposomes, and breakthroughs in their formulation have benefitted many fields. They are utilized in medicine, cosmetics, for delivery of vaccines, hormones, enzymes, vitamins, botanicals and even in agriculture. Don't know what a liposome is continue reading.


Liposomes are tiny lipid bubbles—so tiny infact they are invisible to the naked eye, at 1/1000th the width of a single human hair. They are made out of the same fat—phospholipids—as our own cell membranes. Liposomes are biocompatible and stable, and can be crafted to carry both water and fat-soluble nutrients. If formulated correctly, they can facilitate absorption as soon as they land on the tongue, and can help protect breakdown by digestive acids and enzymes. Because they are made of the same lipids that compose our own cell membranes, they may effectively meld with the cell membrane and optimize cellular support.


Liposomal technology has been said to bring the power of intravenous therapy into a convenient oral form. With its ease of use—a mere squirt or swallow—and promise of rapid delivery and optimal uptake, liposomal formulations can offer impressive potency. Because of enhanced delivery and absorption, nutrients delivered in liposomal form at lower doses may offer equal or greater efficacy than higher doses provided in forms that are less bioavailable. Liposomal potency is impressive. In liposomal form, the absorption of say glutathione can compare to that of intravenous formulations, and appears to help maintain precious intracellular storage. In liposomal form, Vitamin Methyl B-12 can have uptake levels five to fifteen times as high as regular Methyl B-12. Even better, the phospholipids in liposomes are therapeutic. They help nourish every cell membrane by providing the lipids needed to function optimally. Now another factor to understand is micelles.


Micelles are very simple membrane models. They are usually spherical. Like liposomes, they can deliver both water-soluble and fat-soluble nutrients. Micelle nanoparticles are extraordinarily tiny and range in size from 5 to 100 nm. Micelles that occur naturally in the body are critical for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like E, D, A and K, as well as carotenoids and omega-3 fatty acids.

Micelles have a shell and a core. The core holds the therapeutic molecule, while the corona or shell protects it from elimination or degradation


You might be thinking, ‘Great, I’ll switch to liposomal formulations.’ But not all liposomes are alike. The technology used to manufacture them, as well as their size, can vary remarkably. And you need to remember not all supplements are created equal.


If you are generally healthy and in need of getting some extra servings of specific vitamins in your diet—in addition to the organic whole foods you’re consuming—the reality is that all supplements are truly not created equal.

According to Dr. Mark Hyman of the Cleveland Clinic, many vitamins found in your local drugstore or vitamin store are not worth taking for the following reasons:

  1. They are made cheaply and are poorly absorbed or used in the body

  2. The dosage on the label may not match the dose in the pill

  3. They are made with additives, colors, fillers and allergens

  4. Raw materials may not be tested for toxins

  5. The factory in which the product is manufactured may not have regulation standards

Now when we get to what I take and why its not really the question. The main question to ask is what you want and where you want to see improvement in your life. Im sure you've all seen the studies in recent times on the importance of Vitamin C D and Zinc in the world of covid. But these are just a few of what you can take to boost health and performance. Here are a few reports on the importance of supplements and health. the 3rd link to Dr Rhone Patrick is a great resource page and im a huge fan. And a fan or not people like Dr Fauci even suggest taking some supplements to help with health

(link 2).

1- https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2020.606398/full

2- https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/supplements-white-house-advisor-fauci-takes-every-day-to- help-keep-his-immune-system-healthy.html

3- https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/role-zinc-immunity

Now if you really want to boost your health and wellness. There is one brand I highly recommend. And this brand is a company called CYMBIOTIKA , Simply the best you can get on the market today. Why? It's the cleanest of products and totally organic with zero chemicals, by products, heavy metals or toxins. AND they are all delivered in a liposomal micelle technology and they taste amazing.

Now the CYMBIOTIKA vitamin c is an absolutely delicious way to get that fit C boost. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that plays a key role in immune system function, collagen production, and healthy aging. The Vitamin C is Non-GMO L-Ascorbic acid, derived from fermented tapioca. To create the perfect synergy, they added bamboo silica, one of nature’s most beautifying minerals required for collagen production, normal cell function, and strong connective tissue.

The Micelle Liposomal Vitamin C delivery system is a revolutionary breakthrough in vitamin c supplementation. Nano sized Micelles, encased and protected in Liposomes, travel through the digestive tract, and make their way into the lower gut, for superior absorption. This increases total bioavailability, comparable to vitamin C I.V. injection.

What makes the Vitamin C product different from other products on the market?

  • INGREDIENTS YOU CAN TRUST - ZERO synthetics. Created with natural compounds directly from our earth.

  • CLEAN DELIVERY - easy to use liquid; NO capsules, powders or tablets to swallow

  • ENHANCED ABSORPTION - Micelle Liposomal Technology is the most advanced delivery system today, guaranteeing nutrients make it into the cell so nothing is wasted.

  • DELICIOUS FLAVOR that curbs cravings and boosts metabolism while having a profound effect on mood and energy levels.

  • Safe for children

  • Produced in a GMP Organic certified lab

  • 3rd Party tested for purity

  • Zero Heavy Metals

  • Non-GMO

  • Bottled in one 16 oz PET and BPA free Recyclable bottle.



Whats in it? Non-GMO L-Ascorbic Acid derived from fermented tapioca. Vitamin c is proven to dismantle the common cold and may help strengthen the immune system when exposed to pathogens, bacteria or viral outbreaks.

  • Bamboo Silica - Our pure extract is derived from the bambusa vulgaris plant and contains up to 80% organic silica (silica dioxide) by weight. Silica is a key mineral that assists in strengthening and beautifying the body from the inside out. In fact, every cell in the body requires silica, and when a cell loses it’s silica, it dies. Silica strengthen arteries, joints hair, nails, and bones and helps to heal skin conditions and keep your skin looking youthful.

  • Organic Coconut Glycerin - Our organic glycerin is fully derived from organic coconuts. More gentle and stable than alcohol, the perfect ingredient for preserving precious plant nutrients.

  • Organic Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil - Used to create micelle technology. Our sunflower oil is cold-pressed and preserved at low temperatures. High in vitamin E. A great carrier and natural stabilizer.

  • Organic Phosphatidylcholine - A high concentrate phosphatidylcholine from organic sunflower lecithin. Traditionally used to support brain and liver health, and lower cholesterol levels. PC increases the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain.

  • Organic Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) - most bioavailable form of vitamin E. Assists in neutralizing endogenous free radicals.

  • Organic Lemon Peel Oil - Uplifting and cleansing for the mind and palate. Our lemon essential oil is high in terpenes, which provide the perfect defense against bacteria while simultaneously creating a flavor that both children and adults love!

  • Organic Orange Oil - provides antimicrobial defense while also providing a pleasant and refreshing flavor.

  • Non-GMO Citric Acid - used to preserve freshness and guarantee stability.**Our Citric Acid is derived from NON GMO Yeast. (Not from vegetable or corn) The yeast is put through a fermentation process using vitamins, minerals, molasses and leguminous crops. The final product contains no yeast

Order your's today here at CYMBIOTIKA - For a discount you can use code RAVEN at checkout.

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