natural food source
better absorbed, retained and utilised
the manufacturing process
the highest quality
no synthetics and nothing added
non GMO and free from

natural food source

Our range of vitamins and minerals are made from natural food sources including carrots, whole citrus pulp, alfalfa sprouts, corn, rice bran and nutritional yeast.

Nearly all the other vitamins and minerals sold on the market today are chemical isolates. Scientists began isolating vitamins in the 1920s and 30s when they tried to work out which components of food were responsible for healing in nature. For example sailors would cure themselves in a week from scurvy by eating citrus fruits. This lead to the discovery of the isolate form of vitamin C, ascorbic acid. Scientists assumed that isolating the vitamin would mean that a patient administered 100% pure ascorbic acid would be cured faster, this was not the case. It turned out that a purification somewhere in between the raw food and 100% ascorbic acid was the most successful. It was eventually proven that this was because the "co-factors" such as bioflavonoids and isoflavonoids present in the raw food, but missing in the isolate, are key to vitamin C's effectiveness. In addition, isolate vitamins and minerals are synthetically developed in laboratories, often using waste from the petro-chemical industries, because they lack co-factors they are not recognised by the body as food and are poorly absorbed. This means they must be taken in very high doses.

Together's vitamins and minerals are bound in a complete food complex. This means they have the full range of co-factors and other key elements found in food including; Natural-form carbohydrates, natural-form proteins and enzymes, natural-form fats, glyco-proteins, lipo-proteins, nutrients and chelated amino acids.


better absorbed, retained and utilised

Because they come as a complete food complex the body recognises them as food and is able to deliver them to the correct parts of the body. Over 50 studies on the vitamins and minerals we use in our supplements range have concluded that they are better absorbed, retained and utilised than isolate vitamins and minerals.


the manufacturing process

The manufacturing process used to create Together's vitamins and minerals is based on the scientific findings of Nobel prize winner Albert Szent-Gyorgyi who discovered that vitamin C was most effective when it was of a purity between raw food and 100% ascorbic acid. Endre “Andy” Szalay, a student of Szent-Gyorgyi, spent 30 years developing a process to create this intermediate stage. What he did was embed an inorganic isolate mineral, selenium, into a food source, baker's yeast, using a peptide to enable it to penetrate the yeast's cell wall. The result was yeast with enhanced levels of selenium but which were fully embedded into the structure of the yeast. He had developed the intermediate stage where vitamins and minerals are most effective. It took him many more years to determine every protein or peptide that was necessary to grow all of the major vitamins and minerals. But eventually he did it and the result is the vitamins and minerals we use in our supplements.


the highest quality

Lots of things can affect the quality of a nutritional supplement. Our job is to bring you the best quality supplements on the planet. To achieve this our products adhere to meticulous quality control standards to ensure the products are optimally maintained and preserved.

These include:

Quality Raw Materials
Quality raw materials are used to grow our vitamins and minerals. Upon arrival at the factory raw ingredients (vitamins, minerals, S. cerevisiae, L. bulgaricus, fruits and vegetables) are placed into quarantine. They are then tested against high standards to ensure that they are exactly what they say they are. Additionally, when any transport arrives to load or offload products, it is done so in a pressure-sealed area that does not allow foreign agents into the growing facility.

Pure Water
If
 the water is not pure then your product cannot be pure. When nutrients are grown, impurities in the water will either kill the batch or find their way into the finished product. All water that is used passes through a state-of-the-art filtration system and removes any impurities to a 1 part per billion standard. This system is tested by an independent contractor to ensure its quality.

Quality Process

The growing process for each individual vitamin and mineral is carefully monitored and tested against standards that have been developed and in use for over 20 years. The testing is continuous throughout the process.

Sterile Tanks
Before the process can begin, the cultivation tank being used for a particular batch must be cleaned. Clean water is pumped in and brought to a boil. After it is drained, workers in contained cleaning suits scrub down the entire vat. After cleaning, the surface of the vats is tested for contaminants. Only after the tests come back from the lab as clean can the next batch be grown in those tanks.

Controlled Monitoring
Once the growing process starts it is carefully monitored by computers and technicians. Every 10-30 minutes the batch undergoes FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) testing. This is done to ensure that the product meets the required specifications.

Quality Final Ingredients
Even with stringent protocols governing the inputs and the process, the process is taken a step further in making sure that the finished product meets standards and is exactly what it says it is. After a batch of vitamin or mineral is finished, a sample is taken and the rest of the batch is immediately placed in sterile, airtight containers.
The samples are sent to a 3rd party for laboratory analysis, and the samples are measured for potency. Only after a batch has a Certificate of Analysis that shows the product meets standards is the batch released from quarantine for distribution.

cGMP
 (current Good Manufacturing Process)
Current Good Manufacturing Process protocols are in place for the manufacture of all Together’s vitamins and minerals.


no synthetics and nothing added

It isn’t uncommon to find fillers, binders and spray coatings on the ingredient label of many supplement products. These ingredients can be found in tablets and some capsules and go very much against our natural and clean label principals. This is why we use a vegetarian plant based capsule to encapsulate each vitamin and mineral across the range.

Our capsules are:
Starch-free, gluten-free, preservative free and non-gmo.

Just one ingredient:
Vegetable Cellulose.

There are minimal steps in the process to create the finished product. No high temperature forming or high pressure pulverizing of our vitamins and minerals, just the raw powder filled into the capsule so our ingredients maintain their intrinsic value and pristine quality.

In Together’s vitamins and minerals you will find an encapsulated material that has been meticulously controlled and minimally handled to deliver you the highest quality nutrients possible. Together’s formulas are uncooked,, untreated, minimally processed, and contain live probiotics and enzymes – delivering to you the ultimate food source nutrition. They contain no binders and no fillers. Every ingredient in the product has nutritive value, making them the best choice for you and your family.


non GMO and free from

Our vitamins and minerals are non GMO. We check with GC analytical equipment to make certain that there are no pesticides or herbicides in our raw materials. Also, from time to time we send the products for independent PCR testing. This method clearly distinguishes between GMO and none GMO. PCR is used to validate the absence of Mycotoxins.

Our supplements do not require refrigeration and are stable for at least 3 years from the time of manufacture.

They are free from wheat, live yeast, starch, gluten, added sugars, synthetics, colourings, flavourings and preservatives. All our supplements are suitable for vegetarians.

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