What is Suspension Gel Technology?
Suspension Gel Technology (SGT) uses a state-of-the-art science to put nutrition in a state of suspension in a gel. The Gel itself is made up of hydrated natural polysaccharide chains that suspend nutrients evenly throughout the products.
What are the advantages of Suspension Gel Technology?
There are two key factors that influence the efficacy of any nutritional supplement: the timing of the ingestion, and the bioavailability of the nutrients. The convenience (ease of ingestion and superiority over tablets/capsules) of the portable gel pack delivery system that Agel uses allows first for the proper timing of ingestion to correctly correspond with meals, which in turn enhances the overall absorption and use of the nutrient. And second, the Gel Technology forces the critical nutrients to remain suspended in gel, thus optimizing the bioavailability of those nutrients when ingested. Traditional supplements found in pills and capsules do not always fully absorb in the digestive tract, allowing a portion of the critical nutrients to travel through the digestive tract without ever interacting with the lining of the stomach or intestines.
How are the nutrients in Agel products absorbed?
Ingredients in each of the products contain nutrients that have specific (although widely different) methods of absorption along the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. For most of these nutrients, the primary location is in the small intestines. By suspending nutrients in a gel, all of the nutrients are readily available to be digested and absorbed in the GI tract.
What is a typical absorption profile of Suspension Gel Technology dosage form compared to capsule dosage form?
Third party as well as our own internal studies have shown the superior absorption of Gel based nutrients over Capsules and Tablets. (read Gelceuticals™ – Gel Absorpsion Better Than Capsules )
What is the rate of absorption for liquid based dosage forms such as Suspension Gel Technology?
The Physician’s Desk Reference reports that nutrients in liquid supplements are absorbed at a faster rate when compared to other dosage forms such as tablet and capsules. The rate of absorption is quicker and more effective in Suspension Gel Technology. The cross-linked gum ingredients in SGT also delays gastric emptying thereby providing more time for enhanced absorption.
Will the naturally sweet taste of Agel’s Suspension Gel Technology cause an immediate rise in blood sugar? Is it safe for diabetic individuals?
Agel’s suspension gel technology is formulated with low-glycemic ingredients including water, fructose, guar gum and xanthan gum (the ingredients of suspension gel technology can be stated as low-glycemic, however Agel products cannot be represented as low-glycemic). If you are diabetic, taking medications or under medical supervision and treatment, you should check with your medical professional before using Agel nutritional products.