Holly Hill Health Foods, Active Women's Multi, 180 Tablets
Vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients derived from food sources are believed to be better absorbed and more bioavailable than nutrients from non-food sources. The benefit of a whole food based multi, is that the processes involved in manufacturing these nutrients results in a wide variety of essential cofactors that may help enhance nutrient digestion, absorption and bioavailability. The process begins with an organic blend of nutritious ingredients (fruits, vegetables, sprouts and spices) which are hydrated and macerated to form a whole-food complex. The whole foods are then fermented to release natural enzymes and other metabolites. These fermentation products are then combined with carefully selected probiotics. In the next step, vitamins and minerals are added to the probiotic media. Probiotics then ferment the whole food metabolites for several hours. These probiotics having grown in a whole-food medium, literally transform the nutrients into a whole-food complex that the body can easily digest and absorb. They are then naturally preserved using a lyophilization (freeze-drying) process to retain all the naturally occurring enzymes, metabolites and other nutrient dense bioactives.