This term is often abused and misused in the mineral supplement industry.
The scientific definition of an "ion" is an atom that has acquired an electric charge through the gain or loss of an electron or electrons. An ion is a group of atoms that has a charge of either positive or negative. Anything metallic is considered to be 'ionic". For example, your belt buckle is ionic because it has a charge of either positive or negative. All minerals (both 100% organic and inorganic) will have a charge of either positive or negative.
Scientists believe that the only circumstance in which the "charge" would scientifically prove beneficial (or make a difference in any capacity) to the human body is when the endothelial lining of the small intestines (consisting of the duodenum, jejunum and ileum) is stable at a perfect and neutral pH of 7. No one has a perfect pH of 7, especially in the U.S., where chronic acidosis from fast foods, coffee, acidic juices, etc. have become a way of life. Therefore, the term "ionic" when referring to mineral supplements is nothing more than 100% marketing hype.
2. What is Fulvic Acid (not folic acid)? Why is it so important?
Fulvic Acid is the end product of nature's humification process*, the ultimate breakdown and recycling of once-living plant matter. Fulvic Acid contains the phytochemical protective (anti-aging / antioxidant) nutrients and substances from original living organic plant matter. Thus, Fulvic Acid has been highly concentrated, refined, transformed, and enhanced over hundreds of years by the actions of innumerable and microscopic organically complexed plants. Even the smallest strands of RNA, DNA, and organic plant photosynthetic material still remain intact. Over time, the original components become organically complexed and enriched with metalo-enzymes and other organic (and carbonaceous materials), which have proven to have numerous miraculous capabilities and perform critical intra-cellular functions when ingested or applied topically to the skin. Because Fulvic Acid is so highly refined and so naturally chelated (ultra tiny size and ultra low molecular weight) by nature itself, it consists of 100% organically complexed ultra tiny molecules that can easily penetrate human tissues and cells. For this reason, it is highly bioactive on the cellular level providing innumerable biochemical and metabolic detoxification functions. The short term health benefits and long term clinical results are scientifically phenomenal and medically outstanding.Scientists theorize that mother nature meant for small amounts of Fulvic Acid to participate at virtually every level of life by way of organically linking the entire food chain. They also believe Fulvic Acid directly participates in the "spark of life" itself because Fulvic Acid does contain latent solar energy matter as well as remnants of plant photosynthesis. We believe Fulvic Acid is nature's most precious form of protection and defense for plants, animals and man. It is tied very closely with immune system functions and has exceptionally powerful antioxidant (anti-aging) qualities. Minerals need to be bound or chelated to a protein molecule (living carbon) to be bioavailable. Mineral assimilation without chelation is only about 10%. Fulvic Acid is the strongest chelating agent known. It enters into all life processes within plants and animals. Minerals bound to Fulvic Acid act as free radical scavengers, supply vital electrolytes, increase assimilation, enhance electrochemical balance, enhance and transport nutrients, chelate macro and micro trace minerals, and catalyze enzyme reactions. Fulvic Acid along with Drucker Lab's intraCELL V™ Technology is what makes the minerals in intraMIN and intraMAX 100% bioavailable. We use a purified cold water process to extract Fulvic Acid. Many other companies use a sulfuric acid process which results in very low carbon levels, very low Fulvic Acid levels, and very high sulphur levels. The carbon level is an amazing 144,500 mg/l - per one ounce serving in our products. The higher the carbon level, the higher the content of Fulvic acid.
*Humification: The processes by which organic matter decomposes to form humus. Humus is the fraction of the soil organic matter that remains after most of the added plant and animal residues have decomposed.
3. What Scientific Facts Do We Know About Fulvic Acid And Its Vast Applications?
4. Why is intraMAX™ in liquid form?
The only way to keep intraMAX™ organic is for it to be in liquid form. Most pills, tablets, or capsules use additives, preservatives, chemicals, agents, excipients, coating, and/or other synthetic materials. intraMAX™ is virtually 98% absorbable.
5. How many servings per bottle?
In each bottle there are 32-ounces of product.
For an adult, one ounce per day of intraMAX is recommended. This will provide your Optimum Daily Allowance of essential nutrients plus much more (265+ ingredients).
It is not uncommon for people to spend $200 per month, or $6.67 per day on a variety of supplements, most of which are useless. Taking intraMAX is a nutritionally efficient and cost effective means to achieve good health.
6. Is there aluminum in the products?
At one time there was. Aluminum is harmless and needed by the body. However, because of misinformed publicity concerns about aluminum's association with Alzheimer's Disease, it was unfortunately removed from the product.
It is important to note that any refined mineral or metal produced by man should never be confused with nature's chelated ionic form of aluminum, or any other trace element we derive from plants. Aluminum is the second most prevalent mineral on earth, and organic aluminum is in every plant food we eat. When combined with fulvic acid, organic aluminum forms aluminum silicate which is harmless to the body.
One gram of beans contains 200 mg. of aluminum silicate. If it were harmful, people who eat beans as a staple would have a large incidence of Alzheimer's disease. This is not the case. All minerals found in plants are bound to organic compounds composed of amino acids, proteins, or acids. Plant form minerals are ionic rather than metal elements.
7. Can I mix intraMAX™ in a smoothie?
No. intraMAX™ is specially formulated for maximum results to rest under the tongue for at least 60-seconds, swallowed, and then followed with at least 8-ounces of filtered water. This product is not to be mixed within a protein drink, a smoothie, fruit juice, vegetable juice, or mixed into a salad dressing. This is because the intraCELL V™ proprietary technology that will cause the ingredients to bind to whatever food source there is and amplify it. This is why we prescribe that the products best be taken on an empty stomach, taken two hours before or after pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals, and at least 30-minutes before or after any food intake.
8. Can I mix it with juice or foods?
intraMAX™ is a pure 100% microcomplexed organic supplement. The carbon in the product will attach to all other foreign material from sugars to caffeine. Once attached, the technology of the product is designed to breakdown the other material making it smaller for quicker absorption, enhancing the intake by 3-5 times. For Example, if you drink 1 cup of coffee and soon after take intraMAX™; it will be like drinking 3-5 cups of coffee. Also, if you eat or drink anything containing other nutrients, whether good or bad, the intraMAX™ technology will attach and increase the intake amount and absorption of the nutrients. For best results, we recommend that you do not eat or drink anything for at least 30 minutes before and after taking intraMAX™.
9. Can I take this with pharmaceuticals or other nutraceuticals?
Because the Organic microcomplexes™ may dramatically enhance the absorption of most ALL other products by many fold. Thus, please do NOT take any other pharmaceuticals and/or nutraceuticals with in 2 hours before or 2 after your dose. Again, you can resume other pharmaceuticals and/or other nutraceuticals anytime 2 hours before or after your dose. Please consult your healthcare professional or doctor.
10. Why is my urine yellow when I'm first on the product?
intraMAX is a natural detoxifier. The color you see in your urine is the toxins being released. You also may experience smell from your sweat and discoloration in your bowel movements.
11. Why are amounts per serving listed for some ingredients and not for others?
The FDA requires 'amount per serving' and '% daily value' for a specific set of 29 nutrients (14 vitamins and 15 minerals only) if they are present in the product. These are usually based on specific laboratory analysis of a random bottle even if a product is natural, meaning the amounts may vary slightly from lot to lot. The FDA also requires ALL dietary supplements to list the exact amount of their proprietary blend(s) - without exception. Since the manufacturer always knows the exact amount of each ingredient used in its proprietary blend/recipe, listing the blend amount is an easy FDA requirement to meet. Company's selling nutraceutical products should find it simple to comply with FDA rules. If, amounts are not listed on the label per FDA requirements, you have the right to question the validity of the product.
12. Do I get enough organic minerals from my food?
No. Most of us get very few minerals and not nearly what our bodies require to function optimally. Each year, modern U.S. farming techniques have dramatically increased the use of toxic chemicals, pesticides, and inorganic fertilizers. The 74th U.S. Congress categorically declared that: 99% of Americans are deficient in organic trace minerals because modern "U.S. economic-based" farming and agricultural practices have destroyed our foods via eradication and near extinction of most critical, life sustaining organic complexes, trace minerals, and elements from our soils unquestionably, these critical organic complexes and elements were at one time present in the soils before "U.S. economic-based" farming practices began in the mid 1930's.Scientists believe that this "U.S. economic-based" farming has caused mass destruction of our soils. Generations to come will continue to suffer from:
Unfortunately, what took mother nature thousands of years to give us, these agricultural practices have destroyed. Therefore, if we do not supplement our body every day with a 72+ - 100% true organic microcomplexed™ trace mineral solution naturally rich with fulvic acid, poly-electrolytes and metalo-enzymes then our body will be deprived of critical elements necessary to improve and sustain over-all health, slow the aging process and prevent disease. Our products fulfill that critical void in the nutritional needs of every living person regardless of age or present condition.
13. How do I know if another company's products are organic?
Perhaps, the simplest way to find out if a mineral supplement product contains adequate amounts of organic carbon is to ask the company for a certified and signed Certificate of Analysis proving the presence of organic carbon and fulvic acid in optimal and synergistic amounts as well as other critical and synergistic minerals and ingredients. We do have a certified and signed Certificate of Analysis.
The amount of organic carbon should be a minimum of 125,000 mg/l and the amount of fulvic acid should be between 9% and 10% by volume (NO more and NO less for optimal levels). Any reputable company that is making such claims, must have done the tests and should be able to provide the results in their literature. Our amount of organic carbon is 144,500 mg/l per one ounce serving, and the fulvic acid is 9.2% by volume.
14. Are you a multi-level marketing company?
No. intraMAX™ is sold exclusively to health care providers for their patients and clients.
15. Will the X-Rays at an airport check-in affect your products?
No. The quick and low-dosage radiation amount from the airport X-ray machine will not affect the ingredients in intraMAX™.
16. Should I take intraMAX every day?
Yes. Regardless if you are in good health or poor health, you should take intraMAX every day because your body needs pure 100% organic supplementation that can not be found anywhere else. We work, play, eat, and sleep in toxic environments. Indoor and outdoor air pollution, depleted minerals in our food supply, multiple harmful additives in our food and water, prescription and nonprescription drugs, emotional situations, and sleep deprivation are stresses that are applied to us throughout our lives. The body's basic chemical requirements to combat these stresses are not being met. With the best of diets and nutrition, we still experience low energy and a weak immune system. Even our very best food sources are depleted of essential nutrients.
Your body is not receiving the proper "chemical fuel" for it to run at maximum efficiency as it was designed. intraMAX provides that all-in-one supplemental fuel. Taken daily, energy increases and the immune system is strengthened so you can naturally combat daily stresses.
17. Will the plastic from the bottle leach into the product?
No. Every one of our "plastic" high density bottles is specially coated before being filled. The internal coating does not affect the product in any way. The internal coating of the bottle is absolute insurance that the product you consume is pure. It needs to be noted that many glass bottles manufactured today utilize manufacturing processes that use harmful chemicals. Therefore, we recommend our high density plastic bottles with our specially coated interior barrier.
18. Can my child take your products?
Yes! From newborns to centenarians - our products are completely safe and needed for any age.
Nutritional support is important for every baby, toddler and adolescent because of the amount of processed food consumed today. Also, foods we might think are good for us are in reality sadly lacking in essential organic live nutrients. Some parents, with good intentions, are giving their children what they think is a good nutritional supplement like a well known chewable vitamin. These products are not only inferior, but they may be doing long term harm.
19. I have fibromyalgia. Can your product help?
Yes! Fibromyalgia or myofibrositis is one of the most frustrating conditions that the health care industry faces. Doctors are mostly without any "nutritional weapons" to help their patientse.
20. Are your products safe for diabetics?
Yes. We do have a diabetes protocol. Please see the intraMIN product page for more information.
21. Why is the intraMAX™ slightly different from bottle to bottle?
Color: Because it is a live organic liquid with 415+ different natural ingredients, it will vary slightly in color from batch to batch. Consider a grocery store apple; it may differ in color every time you buy it.
Sediment Size: It may also vary in sediment size due to our unique processing. The color and sediment size will in no way affect the potency or consistency of the product.
Taste: The peach-mango flavor may vary slightly from batch to batch. Again, this is no different than the slight taste variation you may experience from your apple. These are all normal variants that occur in the unique and proprietary 30-day cold-processing of our products.
22. I am sensitive to iron supplements, will the iron in intraMAX™ affect me?
No. Because the iron is encased in carbon (like the other 415+ nutrients), it will either be readily absorbed by your body if it's required, or passed through the system without harm.
23. Why is intraMAX considered vegetarian but not vegan?
intraMAX™ contains all plant-derived vegetarian ingredients. It also contains bee pollen extract, propolis, and royal jelly, which are naturally-derived bee by-products (non-beeswax). In the strictest interpretation, these ingredients are not considered vegan. The Vegan Society's criterion for animal-free vegan products states that products must, as far as is possible and practical, be entirely free from animal involvement. They strictly define bees as animals. However, we do have many vegan customers who take our products.
24. Why do I need to refrigerate intraMAX™?
Because intraMAX™ contains a significant amount of living organic material, you must refrigerate them to prevent oxidation. Cutting open an apple and exposing it to air will turn it brown in a matter of minutes. This is similar to the process that would occur by leaving our products exposed to air. Refrigeration slows the process of oxidation. If you open a bottle and the product is black or very dark brown, this means it has spoiled and you must dispose of it. It would also carry a pungent odor if spoiled. However, the product will turn darker in color with use which is along the same premise of cutting open an apple. The potency is not affected as long as it is kept in the fridge and is not older than six months.
25. What is the shelf life of intraMAX™?
An un-opened bottle of intraMAX has a shelf life of two years. Bottles that are opened and kept in the fridge have a shelf life of four to six months.