- Why are Liposomal Formulations so successful?
Most active components available today (like Vitamin C or many medical drugs) are applied orally, taken through your mouth. That means that the active component first has to pass the oral area, then the stomach, to be finally resorbed in the instestine. The unprotected active component can get either damaged on this long way or might never be resorbed at all - only a fraction might end up in the bloodstream. Liposomal Formulations encapsulate the active component within a liposome, which in turn can pass mouth and stomach with much less damage and is then very well resorbed in the intestine area. The hull of a liposome is made of a double-layer lipid. Since most human cell walls also consist of a double-layer lipid, liposomes are ideal component carriers.
- Does the full content of the bottle consists of liposomes?
No. There is also a remnant of the active component not encapsulated into liposomes. This remnant works in the same way as if you would have taken the active component orally in the first place.
- Is there any proof of quality?
Quality is our utmost concern. In fact, one of the reasons to get ActiNovo on the market was that the founders of the participating companies were tired of not knowing the exact quality of the supplements they wished to consume. That is why we are the first company in this area that offers full disclosure of all certificates of analysis to the potential customer. You may download these documents at the product page. To protect our business interests, we remove all references to brand names and wholesale sources from the certificates. Be assured that all ingredients are double checked by at least one credible European laboratory.
- What tastes ActiNovo like?
That depends on the active component, because some part of the component is not encapsulated and freely available in the fluid thus influencing the taste. Encapsulated components are also detected by your taste buds. A major component determining the taste comes from the lecithin.
- So does ActiNovo taste good?
Depends, but, no, not really. But one table spoon per day can be easily consumed. We consider it more important to deliver a product focusing on function and not convenience, taste and look. For customers, who consider taste very important, we plan on ActiNovo variations that have natural flavors added. We are happy to hear from you, the customer, if flavor is an important factor. As of now, we consider taste secondary and focus on effectiveness.
- What color has ActiNovo?
That depends on the active component, but the base color is a beige. At the surface and at the buttom darker layers may form without reducing the quality of the product
- Are parts of ActiNovo dangerous or risky?
All ActiNovo formulations are dietary supplements, so food and not phramaceuticals. All ingredients are of highest quality. Nonetheless you must follow the dosage and usage recommendations and immediatly stop taking ActiNovo if you experience any possible counter indications.
- There is a sizzling noise audible when the bottle's seal is opened and the taste is somewhat tingly. Is there a problem?
We add carbon dioxide (CO2) to the bottle when filling ActiNovo to improve shelf life and taste. That alone is absolutely no cause for alarm.
- From what ingredients are Liposomal Formulations made?
Next to the active component (like Vitamin C or Resveratrol), we use a custom made lecithin from non-gene modified sun flowers. We do not use soy lecithin, since we consider unfermented soy products to be an unknown danger.
Application & Shelf Life
- Is dosage important?
Yes. There is not a case known to us, where over-dosage has led to severe side effects, but there is also no known higher effectiveness. To avoid potential side effects, you strictly have to follow dosage recommendations.
- What is the shelf life of Liposomal Formulations?
ActiNovo formulations should to be stored with intact seal at cool temperatures between approx. 5-7° Celsius to get the maximum shelf life of 2-3 months at your location. For this calculation we have already taken into account the additional time for storage at our warehouse and the non-cooled shipment. After unsealing the lid ActiNovo is contaminated with air and should be used within 3 weeks. Please make sure that the bottle remains closed with the supplied lid whenever not in use. The variants with alcohol have a much higher shelf life.
- What about preservatives?
We don't use any, that's why the shelf life has a limit of about 2-3 months (exept the variants containing alcohol). We really think a product like ActiNovo, which clearly focusses on your health and well-being, should not come with additional ingredients that do not do you any good, like additional preservatives or even sweeteners or flavours to make it "taste better".
- How do I see that ActiNovo is deteriorated?
The most obvious sign are fungi on the surface of the fluid. A rancid taste is also a clear sign of deterioration. In both cases ActiNovo may not be consumed anymore and has to be discarded.
- I see a small layer at the bottom of the bottle. Is that a bad sign?
Not necessarily. Tiny layers of sediment may form without affecting the quality of the product. You can shake the fluid to reduce sediments.
- I see a darkish layer on top of the fluid. Can I still consume ActiNovo?
Yes, but make absolutely sure that there are no fungi on top of this layer and that there is no rancid taste. The general rule is that you should not consume ActiNovo past its best-before date.
Beyond the Product
- I would like to know more about who am I dealing with
You are buying from the Dutch company PMC Labs & Distribution B.V., which is the exclusive dealer getting ActiNovo on the market through a direct channel (online), as well as through distributors and dealers. Since ActiNovo was initially a German-Dutch idea, there is a fulfillment center in Hamburg, which currently serves all direct sales shipments, even those going to The Netherlands. Your contract partner is PMC Labs & Distribution B.V.
- Why is the competition so much more expensive?
We are using an own, novel method producing liposomal formulations. We also sell directly and avoid useless and expensive "shiny" packaging and can therefore keep the cost down while maintaining an excellent quality. Our production line is one of the finest in Europe.