A liposome is a sphere shaped vesicle of phospholipid molecules that encapsulate a water droplet to carry substances, such as nutraceuticals, into the tissues.
The phospholipids are in a lipid bilayer, or a double layer of lipid molecules with nonpolar tails facing inward, that resembles the body’s own cell membranes.
The liposome acts as a vehicle for delivering nutrients and lipid nanoparticles into the bloodstream for higher systemic absorption.
Absorption of our products begins as soon as they hit your mouth, allowing for rapid and complete absorption of the liposomal formulas into the bloodstream before being altered by the harsh processes of the digestive system.
With systemic absorption starting in the mouth, greater cellular and tissue uptake is achieved, improving distribution of compounds into the tissues and cells.
For our liposomes, we utilize the same technology and processes for tight particle size controls used by many pharmaceutical companies to ensure consistency of this higher bioavailability.
Our softgel delivery technology utilizes a groundbreaking self-emulsifying delivery system (SEDS) that allows ingredients to enter the blood at an unprecedented rate. Pharmacokinetic studies indicate that the softgel quickly dissolves in the stomach, creating emulsified nanoparticles that easily diffuse through intestinal cell membranes into the bloodstream in as little as 20 minutes, with peak blood concentration occurring within 90 minutes. Learn more about SEDS delivery here.
While our products are not certified organic, we source whenever possible from farmers or vendors that adhere to organic growing methods.
Our products do not contain either; we run third party lab testing for all of our products to ensure the absence of pesticides, herbicides, solvents, and heavy metals.
We test according to the European food allergy panel, which is the most extensive allergen panel available.We currently test for almond, Brazil nut, buckwheat, cashew, celery, coconut, crustacean, eggs, gluten, hazelnut, lupin, macadamia, mustard, peanut, pecan pistachio, sesame seed, soy, and sulfites. We do not test for corn, walnuts, or dairy.
Products with the symbol “Tested Allergen Free” have been analyzed for the protein content in these allergens.
For example, our Pure PC is derived from soy lecithin. Lecithin is a mixture of phospholipids and oil from soy. Ours is non-GMO and tests free of soy proteins. The protein content in foods is typically what people will react to, though sensitive individuals may react to other components of soy.
Our products do not contain any added sugars. However, our formulas for Thrivagen, Ultra Energy, Nano-Mojo, and The One all contain Maple sap syrup. Because it is the last ingredient, the maple sap syrup is present in miniscule amounts per serving. For proprietary reasons, we cannot disclose how much is in the formula.
We utilize alcohol in the form of ethanol. Ethanol is essential in liposomal stability and is present in all of our products in quantities at an amount less than 25%. The ethanol is fermented, then distilled and tested allergen free. The ethanol used in our products is non-GMO and derived from cane sugar
We do not utilize corn for producing our ethanol; all of our ethanol is derived exclusively from cane sugar.
Shelf life for our products ranges from 12 to 24 months from the date of manufacture. Most of our products list the expiration date on the label, however those that are not yet updated will list the manufacture date. Please contact our Customer Experience team for more information on a specific product.
Sometimes the color of a product can change based on from where the ingredients are sourced and depending on the season in which specific plants were grown. However, the quality and integrity of all our products remains the same.
Dosage will vary for each product and for every individual. All general dosing information is listed on the bottles’ label or can be found on each product page on the website. Please contact your healthcare practitioner if you have individual or in-depth dosing questions. We cannot provide medical advice.
We recommend taking no more than 1 tsp of liquid at a time to allow for more complete absorption in the mouth. Wait 2-3 minutes between each 1 tsp dose.
While our products are designed for oral use as a dietary supplement, we are not aware of any adverse effects of using our products topically.
We’ve found that most products remain stable for 30-60 days from opening. 30 days pertains to heat sensitive products (Vitamin C, Vitamin CRLA, Glutathione, CoQ10, NAD), which are sensitive to breakdown from oxygen. As oxygen degrades a liposome, absorption tends to slow deeming the product less effective than its label claim. Our room-temperature safe products are recommended for use within 60 days for the same reason. These liposomes tend to be a bit more durable and aren’t broken down as quickly/easily as that of heat sensitive compounds.
Liposomal quality and stability is visible and quite apparent. A degraded, spoiled liposomal product will appear thick, cloudy, and inconsistent in liquidity. Additionally, a damaged liposomal product may appear separated, similar to oil and vinegar separation.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to over 900 chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, this law was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986 in California.
A Prop 65 warning does not mean that the use of an individual product will cause cancer or reproductive harm when used as directed. There continues much debate over what a toxic level or a cumulative toxic level is for each different chemical. An example, for listed reproductive toxins, the stated level requiring a warning label is 1,000 times lower than the lowest level at which animal studies reported no reproductive health effect. At this dose, the risk of harm may be very low, yet products would still require Prop 65 warnings.
Our Ultra Binder tests below 10ppm (parts per million); the current FDA ruling states that heavy metals must be less than 10ppm per day, whether from food and/or dietary supplements. While we use the purest ingredients available, lead is everywhere in the environment and is found in the soil where plants are grown, therefore it is impossible to avoid in many plant-based ingredients.
Ultra Binder contains clay and charcoal as active ingredients, which are known to contain naturally occurring chemicals that can be dangerous in high amounts. Because of Prop 65, we are required by law to make our customers aware of the presence of potentially harmful elements in this product. While we use the purest ingredients available, lead is everywhere in the environment and is found in the soil where plants are grown, therefore it is impossible to avoid in many plant-based ingredients.
While clay and charcoal naturally contain metals from the Earth, we test Ultra Binder through a third-party lab to ensure each batch meets our requirements and is within limitations. We test for arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury. Ultra Binder results for lead are less than 10ppm (parts per million); the current FDA limit is <10ppm for food and dietary supplements.
Original Quinton® and QuintEssential® are the same product, in different packaging. We have found that not everyone likes to break the glass ampoule that Quinton comes in, so QuintEssential® has a convenient pull-tab foil closure. Therefore, packaging is available in glass ampoules and travel-friendly sachets.
The contents are the same.
Quinton® Hypertonic and QuintEssential® 3.3 are the same product.
Quinton® Isotonic and QuintEssential® 0.9 are the same product.
Up to 10 ppm. A video of how our hydrogen is tested can be found here.
These protocols were designed through years of working with multiple practitioners and patients and gauging their response to both the initial and follow-up mercury testing, plus the patients’ reported response to the detox.
It is very important to note that everyone reacts to detoxing differently. Occasionally users report sulfurous flatulence for several days that eventually will stabilize. Sometimes stomach upset or headaches can occur, which are both common effects from detoxing. Others have to use a low dose but are not able to titrate up the doses over time. These difficult cases usually involve gallbladder blockages, biliary issues, or kidney disorders.
Unfortunately, as manufacturers of the products we do not have the medical qualifications to answer that question. Please consult with a practitioner about this concern before consuming our products. To locate practitioners that purchase our products and will have more familiarity, click here or contact our Customer Experience team and they may be able to help you find a practitioner in your area.
Our tri-test is the only mercury speciation test that we are aware of that can differentiate methyl and inorganic mercury levels, as well as measure extraction through blood, hair, and urine.
The Blood Metals Panel tests for nutrient elements Calcium, Copper, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Zinc, and potentially toxic elements Antimony, Arsenic, Cadmium, Cobalt, Lead, Mercury, Silver, Strontium.
These heavy metals were previously included in test results, however it was determined that levels in blood are unreliable and could be misleading and therefore were removed.
The Mercury Tri-Test is specific to mercury, so we recommend this test for individuals who are aware or suspicious of past mercury exposure and want to understand their total body burden of mercury along with their ability to excrete it. The Blood Metals Panel is more appropriate for those who would like an overview of a broad range of of potentially toxic and nutrient elements to show elevated exposure to toxic metals or imbalances of nutrient elements in blood.
Absolutely. We can accept hair from anywhere on the body, as long as it has not been permed.
We request 200-300 strands of hair, which is equal in thickness to a pencil lead.
Yes, the hair sample has not been compromised.
No. Chemicals used on permed hair can compromise the sample and render the results inaccurate.
It does not matter if the hair is clean or dirty.
Unfortunately, no, you cannot. Due to New York State Department of Health regulations, our tests are not available without a doctor’s order.
Due to New York State Department of Health regulations, Quicksilver Scientific cannot accept blood samples that were collected in New York.
The following states are considered direct access testing (DAT) states, wherein you can order the test without having to have a practitioner order it for you. These states are: Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Please use this link to apply for a wholesale practitioner or retailer account. All accounts are reviewed thoroughly to determine if your practice/business meets our channel requirements. It may take up to five (5) business days from the date you submit ALL requested information to determine if your practice or business meets our professional account requirements. Please note that you may be contacted for additional information.
No, as a retail customer you will not have to create an account. However, by creating an account you will be able to join our Subscribe and Save program, review past orders and view current orders.
We encourage the sale of our products on your website, however, we prohibit the resale of our products on Amazon/Ebay. We also require that our products be advertised at no more than 10% off retail price. Our E-Commerce UMAP policy can be found here.
We can only replace products that were purchased directly from Quicksilver Scientific. Please contact the reseller you ordered from for a replacement.