FAQ


What is a nano?

Nano - (symbol n) short for “nanometer” is a unit prefix meaning "one billionth". Used primarily with the metric system, this prefix denotes a factor of 10−9 or 0.000000001. It is frequently encountered in science and electronics for prefixing units of time and length.

It is the science behind our Nano that makes it unique. At the core of the Nano9™ platform, the technology involves manipulating the particle size of various compounds to the nano-scale – somewhere between the width of a DNA strand and an atom. By reducing to sub-micron nano particle sizes, its ability to pass through tissues and cells is dramatically improved and the exposed surface area of the compound is increased, thus, improving its overall activity.

The Nano technology provides a superior method for enhanced solubilization of various compounds (a process which increases the dissolution rate of poorly soluble ingredients) and reduces micron-sized compounds to nano-particles (miniaturization). The nano-particles are then stabilized against agglomeration by surface absorption of selected GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) stabilizers along with other trade secrets that have been developed. The result of this revolutionary processing technique is a dispersible liquid nano-suspension of various substances which dramatically improves stability, dispersion and absorption properties, these then can be processed into finished dosage forms for various routes of administration.