Patented microencapsulation system MCU-20®
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Effectively guarantees the absorption of the active ingredients involved
Optimizes solubility and absorption in order to obtain a more efficient release of active ingredients, increasing their ability to interact with the body
No degradation in the gastrointestinal tract due to "environmental" conditions or poor solubility of the material typical of amino acids and derivatives
Prevents unwanted reactions between the ingredient of interest and the surrounding matrix
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AlcMICRO is a food supplement also suitable for sportsmen, which provides 500 mg of acetyl L-carnitine. The active ingredients present in the supplements play some important physiological roles in the event of low intake with food or increased need (for example with physical activity). In some cases however their activity may be limited due to low solubility, stability or bioavailability. The patented MCU-20® microencapsulation system optimizes solubility and absorption in order to obtain a more efficient release of the active ingredients, increasing their ability to interact with the body.
The active ingredients are encapsulated within a vesicle which can be 1 - 10 µm in size. A single dose can contain millions of microcapsules, each capable of releasing the active ingredients into the body. What is Microencapsulation? Microencapsulation, already present in the world of food and pharmaceuticals, has today allowed an important turning point in the limits that conditioned the bioavailability of many molecules in the world of food supplements. The microencapsulation process from which MCU-20® is born is the result of an innovative technology that allows the maximization of the transport and relative absorption of the nutritional elements that we want to arrive unscathed and at the best of their bioavailability to maximize their effect.
Many raw materials commonly used in the world of supplements have limitations of various kinds, starting with a possible degradation in the gastrointestinal tract due to "environmental" conditions or the poor solubility of the material, which can form precipitates that cannot be completely absorbed (in the face of a considerable waste and economic cost).
What is MCU-20® technology all about? Thanks to the patented MCU-20® microencapsulation technique, the raw material is first dried rapidly without affecting the physicochemical properties of the element, to then be fragmented into extremely small microgranules and then "trapped" in thin films of a microencapsulating agent, which will allow not only to protect and isolate the raw material, but also to be able to limit any unpleasant odors. Thanks to MCU-20®, amino acids, which are characterized by low solubility and stability in water, have been allowed to enter a new era, whose luster of effectiveness is enhanced by being able to be made rapidly and completely soluble, without forming of precipitates, for a much higher absorption.
What are the benefits? This technology has also been able to allow other raw materials typical of sports supplements to be able to overcome the limits of oral absorption that they may present, from creatine, l-carnitine or arginine. Thanks to MCU-20® technology, these elements, defined as "poorly absorbed", can demonstrate their effectiveness by bypassing environmental chemical or enzymatic limits, providing a protective and transport carrier to small microparticles. which will achieve a unique bioavailability. Are you sure you absorb what you take? Active ingredients such as amino acids and derivatives are often partially absorbed. Just think of Glutamine, which is 60 - 80% absorbed by the intestine; the remaining part is too little to meet the needs of our muscles. With the MCU-20® microencapsulation technology, glutamine passes the gastrointestinal tract unscathed to be 100% absorbed.
The same goes for Arginine where about 40% of the dose introduced orally is lost and degraded by gastric juices. Or the case of Creatine where the intestinal enterocytes are unable to absorb bulky micro-crystals of creatine. And taking creatine together with high glycemic index carbohydrates could be ideal for optimizing its absorption but counterproductive for those on a diet. This principle applies to many ingredients and the MCU-20® microencapsulation technology effectively guarantees 100% absorption of the active ingredients involved! Don't pay attention to the price, but pay attention to the price/absorption ratio! With Yamamoto® MCU-20® products what you buy is assimilated! 5 grams of standard Glutamine is assimilated at 20 - 40%.
So 1 or at most 2 grams. With MCU-20® technology out of 5 grams taken, 5 are assimilated! MCU-20®:- Preserves functional ingredients that are thermolabile or susceptible to oxidation during transformation and/or conservation processes - Preserves functional ingredients from adverse gastric conditions to allow their arrival at the site of interest - Guaranteed absorption of functional ingredients, even those defined elements " poorly absorbed" such as amino acids, carnitine and creatine - Masks unwanted flavors - Prevents unwanted reactions between the ingredient of interest and the surrounding matrix Quality above all Yamamoto® Nutrition relies only and exclusively on certified and accredited raw materials .
For the BCAA line, the choice fell on raw materials from the Cambridge Commodities company. Grade A certified raw materials for the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 and produced in facilities registered by Informed -Sport. Once the raw material arrives in Italy, it is subjected to strict quality tests. The lots are sampled and tested to then proceed with the creation of the finished product according to regulations and production in Italian factories. In addition to analyzes on intolerances such as gluten and lactose.