The Patented Creation of the Bio-pH™ Granule,
and Its Benefits
Bio-pH has two distinguishing characteristics:
1. It reduces acidity in foods and beverages without damaging flavor; and
2. When ingested it works to balance the complex and critical acid-alkaline relationship in the human body.
The Structure of the Granule:
Bio-pH consists entirely of ingredients the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has designated as “GRAS” (generally recognized as safe). It is a mineral based, crystalline composition produced using a patented process. The combination of GRAS ingredients and and its precise composition permits the FDA to recognize Bio-pH as a New Dietary Ingredient under the DSHEA regulations.
Bio-pH granules are made by using microscopic calcium carbonate carrier particles to hold the extremely reactive magnesium hydroxide, potassium chloride and potassium hydroxide (i.e. magnesium and potassium salts). Calcium carbonate is chosen because it does not react with the magnesium and potassium salts and is a stable carrier for those components. The microscopic carrier particles are coated with micro-crystalline cellulose and croscarmellose sodium. The particles are then assembled into granules. Diagram 1 is a schematic of the Bio-pH granule.
The particular characteristics of the Bio-pH granule are built upon a central paradigm of material science that the structure (not the composition) largely controls the functions of the material. This is a concept that the discipline of chemistry often finds difficult to evaluate. The above schematic representation of the Bio-pH granule shows the microscopic calcium carbonate particle; impregnated with unaltered, stabilized magnesium and potassium salts; coated with micro-crystalline cellulose and croscarmellose sodium; and then assembled into a granule.
The Bio-pH granule is unusually resilient. It does not disintegrate into a powder when pressed. The highly reactive salts are held in a matrix and are slow to react. As a result, the product has extremely long shelf life (well in excess of the FDA mandatory three-year maximum).