THE BIOQUAD DIFFERENCE
What is bioQuad?
The bioQuad® Principles elucidate the dynamic interplay between the four quadrants of life - i. bioREDOX, ii. bioREPLENISHMENT, iii. bioRHYTHM, and iv. bioFORMAT. Only when the quadrants are reinforced and operate in harmony, can the body perform at its optimum. The bioQuad® approach to supporting health selectively combines innate multi-functional regulatory molecules (bio-replenishments) with system-specific nutrients, and effectively deliver them to various target sites in the body.
The result? Novel nutritional supplements that focus on reinforcing body systems, not just relieving symptoms. Our patented health technologies are are backed by 30+ years of research, randomized human clinical studies, with results published in top peer-reviewed scientific journals.
What makes us Unique?
1. Source only the Best Quality Raw Materials
When manufacturing any nutritional product, the quality of the raw ingredients will dictate the quality of the finished product. The better the starting material, the better the end product. That's why we source only from the finest and most reputable suppliers. The lactoferrin we use is harvested from pure milk produced by dairy cows living in pristine New Zealand. This is the only place where the government will certify that their dairy cows are free of certain diseases (like foot and mouth disease and rinderpest) and are not subjected to any unnecessary antibiotics, hormones or GMOs.
2. Process in a Safe and Protective Way
When a simple ingredient is isolated from a complex food, the processing has to be safe and effective. Lactoferrin is present in several food products, in particular dairy. Lactoferrin is a protein; therefore, its function is linked to its three dimensional (3D) structure. The most common method to isolate a protein (like lactoferrin) from food is to apply heat to evaporate the liquid, and then screen out the desired actives. Unfortunately, such harsh processing can denature/damage the protein, rendering it useless. In contrast, we use a proprietary freeze dry extraction process that preserves the lactoferrin's 3D structure and related function.
3. Formulate Smart and Responsibly
Ingredients never work alone. When a single ingredient is isolated from a food source, its no longer surrounded by its native cofactors. These cofactors are often required for "activating" the ingredients. But just adding random co-factors is not enough. The effectiveness of the product depends upon using ingredients and co-factors that are the 1. highest quality, 2. in appropriate amounts (dosage), 3. in right ratios and 4. are efficiently transported into the body (target delivery). Only we take all these physiological parameters into consideration when designing our patented nutritional formulas.
4. Manufacture in a World-Class Facility
We apply the most advanced manufacturing methods and the highest quality standards. The high quality in products is guaranteed by the strict controls of all incoming materials, standardized quality procedures and an approach, which is based on continuous process improvement. We use Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACPP), are Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliant and have a modern production plant that has been ISO certified (22000). We are ISO 22 000 certified following rigid quality criteria. HFL- Informed Sport + Tüv Nord Integra –Biocertificate.
How do we Prove it?
Quality control is an important aspect of product development; however, functional assurance is a more critical parameter to assess the performance spectrum of a product. We conduct both in vitro and in vivo studies to ensure our health technologies work as intended. The type of testing we conduct include cell culture studies, antioxidant testing, physical performance measurements, ATP generation, bone density scans, track sleep wake cycles, etc. Before introducing any product into market, the actives are subjected to institutional review board (IRB) approved, double blind, placebo controlled human clinical studies.
Informed-Sport is a quality assurance program for sports nutrition products, ingredient suppliers, and supplement manufacturing facilities. The program certifies that every batch of a supplement or raw material that bears the Informed-Sport logo has been tested for banned substances by LGC, a world-renowned sports doping control and research laboratory, with over 50 years of expertise in anti-doping in sport. LGC has published over 300 scientific papers on methods for detection of trace levels of substances that are prohibited in sport and has over 450 man-years of research into doping control.