Ideally, vitamins and minerals should be available in the food we eat. It follows that our supplements should be as close as possible to food form.
FoodMatrix nutrients are vitamins and minerals bonded in a food matrix, without the water and the fiber. In the edible portions of our natural foods, vitamins and minerals are always found in protein complexes. They are never found as isolated pure molecules and they are never found to be bonded to other chemicals. Vitamins and minerals which are present in food are contained within a complex matrix of proteins + carbohydrates + lipids + enzymes + Bioflavonoids + trace elements. Isolated chemical nutrients (health food/drug store type) may be absorbed, but when they enter the body, there is no mechanism to target their delivery. The body does not recognize them. So, they are either deposited in the wrong places, which causes problems, or they are flushed right back out of the body. FoodMatrix nutrients, on the other hand, are delivered by the protein chaperones to the cells that need the nutrients and, more specifically, to the right sites within the cell.