SoluSmart® and the power of true solutions

Solusmart®, our unique activation technology that significantly improves bioavailability, has
revolutionized the way we harness the benefits of bioactive plant compounds like curcumin or resveratrol. What sets this technology apart is that the bioactive compounds are introduced in a fully dissolved liquid form (SoluSmart® concentrate) which is activated at the moment of use. To activate the drink you simply add water and shake. This instantly creates millions of fresh multilamellar vesicles —microscopic tiny bubbles constructed from the same material as our cell membranes (Akbarzadeh et al. 2013) - able to carry the bioactive ingredients to your organs and cells (Learn more about SoluSmart® and multilamellar vesicles here).

But before you create millions of multilamellar vesicles in your bottle, iüLabs ensures that these tiny bubbles will be loaded with bioactive ingredients. Despite the diverse health-enhancing properties of bioactive plant compounds, these compounds face a common challenge of solubility, limiting their oral bioavailability (learn more about bioavailability here). SoluSmart® is able to bring these compounds into a true solution which forms the SoluSmart® concentrate.  To better understand the advantages that come with bringing these compounds into solution we first need to understand the characteristics of a true solution.

True solutions

A solution, in its simplest definition, is a homogeneous mixture composed of two or more components, where a solute is dissolved in a solvent. In a true solution, the particles of the solute are in-distinguishable from those of the solvent, with solute particles typically smaller than 1nm in size (Loftsson 2010).

A good example of a true solution is a simple glucose
solution in water. Water is the solvent and glucose the solute. Due to intermolecular forces and interactions between the water and glucose molecules, glucose fully dissolves in water (glucose is very soluble in water as it contains five –OH groups that can form hydrogen bonds with water molecules). Once the glucose is fully dissolved in water the elements do not disperse light, and the solution is transparent and clear. The glucose particles do not settle, and filtration would not be able to separate glucose from water.

In comparison, in a mixture the particle sizes increase and approaches the micron level. This leads to diminished clarity and the mixture appears translucent. A classic example is milk, where the suspension of fatty globules scatters light strongly, resulting in translucency rather than transparency.

See the difference in the image - a mixture (left) vs. a true (SoluSmart®)solution (right)

The interaction of photons with a solution is crucial in understanding its clarity. In cases where solutions are homogeneous at the molecular or ionic level, they appear clear or transparent, allowing photons to traverse without scattering.

The fact, that SoluSmart brings the bioactive compounds into a true solution is an important detail as the bioactive compounds chemically attach to the phospholipids, the building blocks of multilamellar vesicles. This molecular interaction ensures the incorporation of bioactive compounds into the vesicles during drink preparation, leading to highly loaded vesicles capable of effectively transporting the benefits of these compounds into your cells.