To understand how UltraCell™ works, you first have to know that within the body there exists an intricate group of receptors called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This complex network impacts many areas of health and is most abundant in the brain and immune system. Studies have shown the ECS to be responsible for important functions such as sleep, relaxation, inflammatory responses, and cognitive ability. The ECS is normally fueled by the healthy production of endocannabinoids. However, due to a variety of factors production can vary. When deficient, there can be a major impact on how we feel. According to PubMed, endocannabinoids are a class of diverse chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. There are over 100 known cannabinoids, including CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBC, and many others. The challenge arises when endocannabinoid production becomes impaired or slowed. The good news is that nature has provided us with a gift called hemp. This amazing botanical naturally produces what are called phytocannabinoids.
Phytocannabinoids (“phyto-“ meaning “plant-based”) innately occur in the hemp plant and can serve as a replacement for the endocannabinoids (“endo-“ meaning “inside your body”) your body may be lacking. The phytocannabinoids naturally found in UltraCell™ interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to aid with relief and enhance our feelings of calm and well-being. In addition, UltraCell™ provides the health benefits that cannabinoids bring without any of the negatives that come from THC. Unfortunately, it was originally hemp’s similarity in appearance to marijuana that proved to be disastrous for the American hemp farmer, and ultimately for the health of us all.
Unlike other lower quality hemp oils that use only isolated portions of the hemp plant, UltraCell™ is derived using full spectrum hemp oil extract. You may have heard of CBD, which is the abbreviation for cannabidiol. While CBD has known health benefits, the reality is that a CBD isolate product can not benefit the body like our full spectrum, phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil. UltraCell™ contains over 400 biologically active compounds. This includes CBD, but also a host of other cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, vitamins, fatty acids and minerals. By encompassing all aspects of the hemp plant in it’s natural state, UltraCell™ creates the “entourage” effect. This means the natural compounds work together to create a synergistic effect. Truly, when it comes to UltraCell™, the “sum of the whole is greater than the parts.” UltraCell™ makes the power of the hemp plant fully available, the way that nature intended. Don’t be fooled by other “CBD” oils that extract only one aspect of this miracle plant.
The challenge with full spectrum hemp oil is just that, it's oil. Hemp oil is lipophilic, meaning oil-based. If you’ve ever mixed oil and water in the same container you know the oil will simply float on the top. This is because everything around us is made up of tiny particles known as molecules. The way in which two substances interact depends on the molecules that make up the substances. Oil and water have different molecular density. The molecules of water are packed very tightly. This means if we take equal parts of water and oil, there will be more molecules in water and that is why it sinks underneath the oil. In addition, water and oil have different polarity. Therefore, even if you stir them together they will eventually separate into two distinct layers. This is a challenge when it comes to oil-based nutrition because nutrient absorption occurs primarily in the intestine. Our intestinal cells are covered in a fine water film and as we all know, “oil and water don’t mix”. Just as placing oil and water into a cup, the two substances will naturally separate. This same phenomenon happens inside our bodies, where only water-soluble substances can permeate the intestinal cells. This means that the majority of fat-soluble substances are excreted. In fact, it’s widely known that oral bioavailability of ingestible oil based supplements is only around 6%. This means that over 90% of the oil-based supplements you buy may have very little benefit at all...
Enter UltraCell technology, which turns chemistry on is ear.
As our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. DeSilva says, “when it comes to nutrition, it's not what you take that matters, but rather what you absorb.” The simple reality is that no matter how high quality it is, any oil based supplement can only absorb a limited amount. And, if your body can’t absorb it, it can’t use it. Over the last several decades, certain oil-based products have been made with special processes to help enhance the benefits to our health. The entire nutraceutical industry has primarily used two of these systems, one called liposomes and the other called micelles. Liposomes and micelles are proven to help protect and deliver ingredients in a superior form. However, there are usually downsides to any single method and formula. In this case, liposomes are stable and excellent for protecting the payload they carry in a time released fashion. Micelles are exceptional for rapid onset of action, but stability in the digestive tract can be an issue. In conclusion, while both liposomes and micelles have benefits, by themselves they also possess flaws. Our goal when formulating UltraCell™ was to develop the most superior delivery system the industry had ever seen to provide the amazing benefits that only the hemp plant can provide. That is why we are proud to introduce UltraCell™ technology, available only from Zilis. UltraCell™ provides the optimal delivery and payload protection off the 400 naturally occurring compounds in full spectrum hemp oil so that we get the best of both worlds. Payload protection AND the best delivery for maximum bioavailability, rapid absorption for certain compounds, as well as longer absorption for others. The outcome is a faster result you can feel on much less oil. This means not only do you maximize your health benefits, but you’re also saving money.
In documented laboratory studies performed by MAYO CLINIC, UltraCell™ demonstrated significantly more bioavailability than unformulated hemp. The CBD found in UltraCell™ remained in serum at a consistent, high level for hours on end. If that weren’t enough, the onset of action occurred within minutes for every subject tested. This is compared to traditional hemp oil which occurs between one to two hours. This means you feel results faster and for a longer period on much less hemp oil than other products.