When we eat food, we assume we are getting the nutrients out of the food we are consuming. However, many of the “healthy” foods we consume, such as whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes, contain a powerful anti-nutrient called Phytate. The human body is not equipped to break down phytate on it’s own, which means that many of the nutrients in the food that we consume (zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium), and assume we are absorbing, are not accessible due to the presence of phytate.
Studies have shown that phytase can decrease iron deficiency by 75%, and zinc deficiency by 36% or more.
While traditional methods of preparing these foods (such as soaking, fermenting and cooking for long periods of time) depleted phytate, most of the food we now consume is not prepared through traditional means. Fortunately, there is a naturally occurring enzyme called phytase, which degrades phytate and allows you to access the nutrients in these foods. So if you’re eating any grains, nuts, seeds, cereals, pastas, rice, crackers, beans, lentils or any products derived from these foods, you are likely ingesting large amounts of the anti-nutrient, phytate.
This is why we’ve developed =Access. A phytase rich nutritional supplement created to break down the anti-nutrients in your food, so that you can access the essential micronutrients that are otherwise unavailable. In turn, your immune system actually stands a chance.
For every bottle of =Access purchased, we will donate one bottle to a woman or child in need, through one of our NGO partner organizations. Partner NGOs have to ask for the supplement, we don’t force it on anyone. As time goes on, we will post our impact here based on the feedback we get from our partners. Our goal is to tackle hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiency) so that future generations are less susceptible to disease. If you are an organization interested in obtaining bottles of =Access for the communities you work with, please contact us to learn more.
Do you ever feel like you're trying hard to eat well, but still feel depleted and question whether you're actually ABSORBING any of the nutrients from your food and vitamins?
=Access is here to help you with just that. ABSORPTION. Get access to the nutrients in your food and vitamins!
1) Arm you and your immune system with the tools you need to fight disease.
2) Empower you with information and research
3) Eradicate disease and hidden hunger in impoverished communities.
4) Address Millennium Development Goals #1,4,5,6