Our Fermentation Difference
Our Fermentation Difference
Give your body nourishment it can use.
Multivitamins Your Body Can Actually Absorb
Since 1986, New Chapter® has been fermenting key vitamins and minerals in our multivitamins. Why the extra step? Because whole-food fermentation helps to level up key nutrients for your body to recognize as food. We think the best fermented vitamins come from this transformative approach, delivering food your body knows to keep you nourished and fueled every day. It’s the difference you can feel!
HOW OUR FERMENTATION PROCESS WORKS
Organic good yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is mixed with natural plant carbohydrates.
High-quality nutrients (vitamins and minerals) are added to the yeast solution.
Organic, non-GMO soy and organic whole foods, such as alfalfa, carrot, and orange peel, are added for continued fermentation.
The yeast begins to biotransform the vitamin or mineral by absorbing the nutrient into its cell structure.
Enzymes from tropical fruit are added to slow down fermentation and soften the yeast’s cell walls.
Beneficial bacteria L. acidophilus, B. biﬁdum, and L. rhamnosus are added and low heat is applied to complete the fermentation process.
Individual fermented nutrients are blended into formulas to support each life stage’s needs, then tableted to create our whole-food fermented multivitamins.
The Art & Science of Fermentation
Why ferment vitamins and minerals?
Leading multivitamin formulas aren’t working hard enough. Many multivitamins are made with just synthetic, isolated nutrients and do not include any whole food or fermented ingredients. We know from research that some consumers are experiencing digestive discomfort with these formulas.
New Chapter multivitamins are different. We were founded by an herbalist who owned a health-food store, with the vision of delivering whole-food forms of nutrition to every body. Our multivitamin formulas are crafted with a whole-food approach to create supplements that mirror nature’s wisdom. How? We formulate with vitamins and minerals that are fermented to unlock nature’s profile of beneficial compounds. Fermentation helps your body recognize nutrients as food, meaning you’re nourished from within, you’re filling nutritional gaps, and you can feel your best. Switch to whole-food fermented multis, and you’ll get the full value out of every multivitamin tablet.
How does fermentation make nutrients more like food?
Transforming multivitamins through fermentation is similar to creating fermented foods and beverages. Have you noticed how fermentation can make things better—transforming regular foods into superfoods? Milk becomes easily digestible yogurt, soy is cultured into gentle miso, and tea becomes vivacious, probiotic-rich kombucha.
For each New Chapter multivitamin formula, we start with the finest organic whole foods, quality-tested nutrients, and organic yeast to create easily digestible nourishment. Our proprietary method uses patented fermentation technology to enrobe each premium vitamin and mineral in a transformative superbroth of organic Saccharomyces yeast and organic whole foods. The yeast absorbs the nutrients into its cell structure, integrating the raw nutrient into a whole-food form. Finally, tenderizing fruit enzymes complete the fermentation process. You can think of this whole-food fermentation as being a little like making sourdough bread using salt, yeast, flour and water. If you consumed the salt on its own, it would taste overwhelming and be a shock to the system. But if the same salt is fermented with whole-food ingredients, then crafted into sourdough bread, each slice of that bread provides the salt in a way the body easily accepts and uses. Fermenting our vitamins is a similar story. Each raw nutrient is incorporated into a whole-food form to make it manageable, recognizable, and nourishing to the body. Whole-food fermentation makes the nutrient more complex… more like food itself.
How do fermented supplements support gut health?
A healthy, happy gut is essential for wellness and for getting the nourishment your body needs each day. To support a good environment for the gut, you can take a multivitamin that is made with fermented ingredients. Our products are formulated for your system to absorb in comfort. We fine-tune the levels of each high-quality vitamin and mineral, choose types that work best with the body, and ferment key nutrients. The result? Multivitamin formulas that are so gentle you can take them anytime to let the ingredients do their job of supporting immune health, bone health, hair, skin & nails, heart health, digestion, energy, mood, and more.*
Why include the fermentate (growth media)?
New Chapter multivitamins and single nutrients are blends of fermented nutrients PLUS the growth media in which they were cultured, also called fermentate. Including the fermentate delivers unique compounds produced by friendly Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast during fermentation. In other words, the growth media itself is bursting with beneficial compounds from the fermentation process. We would never throw that away.
Why is there yeast in my multivitamin?
Yeast is a type of food—like the nutritional yeast that can be sprinkled on popcorn, for example. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a powerful yeast that is essential in New Chapter’s fermentation process. Why? Because its cells share many basic biological properties with human cells, so it’s helpful for integrating nutrients into a complex that your body recognizes as food. When used in fermentation, Saccharomyces cerevisiae is known to contain trace minerals and produce beneficial compounds called beta-glucans.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is substantially different from an invasive yeast like Candida albicans. Think of it like the difference between kale and poison ivy—both have green leaves and are from the plant kingdom, but there the similarities end.