Melaleuca (The Wellness Company!) recently announced a “breakthrough” product discovery.
CEO Frank Vandersloot has labeled the breakthrough the “Oligofructose Complex”.
The entire product hinges on retaining antioxidants in the body longer.
As you probably know, antioxidants help fight off diseases. While the primary antioxidants can be easily remembered with the acronym ACES (standing for vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and trace mineral Selenium), there are many other not-so-famous antioxidants that aid in good health.
The problem with antioxidants is absorption and utilization.
“As soon as you take them into the gut, they begin fighting and the mineral always wins and the antioxidant loses and is destroyed,” said Garry Buettner, Ph.D. of the University of Iowa.
Evidently, antioxidants get whacked by free radicals and other “inhibitors” in the digestive tract before they reach the bloodstream, rendering them them good for little more than changing the color of your urine to neon yellow.
That is (ahem) before the advent of the Oligofructose Complex.
Vandersloot plans on publishing his findings and revolutionizing the entire vitamin industry. To read more, you can check out Mr. Vandersloot’s announcement.