Supplement Industry Insider Brand of the week: Scivation
INTERSECTION OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
At Scivation, we are whole-heartedly committed to excellence in manufacturing, research and results. After years of doing this — and with over a century of combined experience — we are unwilling to settle for complacency or commonplace. We know we are dealing with delicate and intricate biological machinery. And we know that only those products that are rigorously investigated for efficacy and relevance are worthy of the Scivation name; worthy of putting into your body.
By partnering with revered raw material suppliers to improve processes, develop new compounds, and to test and challenge current ingredients in physiological settings, Scivation will continue this unique approach to supplement creation.
Articulate in the Language of Quality Scivation is company committed to doing things right. And we know of course, that every company says the same. But can every company actually articulate their quality measures? Can every company discuss not only ingredient quality, but manufacturing quality as well? Or how about independently examining ingredients for purported benefits in the real-life physiological conditions — conditions not just in the lab, but on the field, the mat, or in the gym?
Scivation can not only articulate our measures, but we do it black and white. You will find Scivation.com littered with information about our quality processes, our research project progress, and our unwavering commitment to not just part of the picture, but all of the facets of products, training and physique enhancement.
Not of Legend or Larceny Our company “genetics” are not connected to past professional glory; not tacked on to a famous name and to a hodgepodge of chaos and chemicals, all the while declaring a heritage of hard work and ethics. Nor is our company a descendant of drug and drug-like compounds that served as quick cash and as so-called street cred. And certainly, Scivation is not borne of the carnival barkers whose circus of freaks, while perhaps awe-inspiring, are neither believable nor beneficial to your efforts.
But what is done behind the walls and in the labs at Scivation is, in itself, freakish. Freakish in the fact we are committed to doing it different; far outside the normative smash-and-grab business model, and certainly outside the oft-accepted human health heist, we at Scivation are a collective of top thinkers and developers with professional chops honed in some of the biggest, and more importantly, successful supplement operations in the country.
Chemistry: Only Part of the Puzzle. Most often, as consumers, participants and athletes, we are regaled with stories of “master chemists” who are synthesizing this chemical or that compound. As sexy as these stories may sound, chemistry is only part of the puzzle. Undoubtedly, there is a great deal of chemistry involved in what we do. In fact, there is far more chemistry than one might think. And just pouring through popular chemical and medical search engines and then getting on the horn to Shanghai or Guangzhou, placing an order for the molecule-du-jour is not only reckless, it is also not chemistry.
Also, chemistry that yields ill-fitting material is not very useful either. We at Scivation investigate and specify the paramount physical properties for all our compounds. Regardless of what a supplier’s spectroscopy report says, investigating the oft-overlooked specs like moisture content, particle size and morphology, dissolution and disintegration times, and let us not forget flavor systems, are extremely important when crafting functional nutritional and performance products.
But all this chemistry, without relevant biological context, is useless to us and is useless to you. And not just any biological model will do. Depending on the investigation — cell signaling, toxicology, enzyme kinetics, etc. — we will employ the appropriate animal model and when deemed necessary to validate a new ingredient or formulation’s efficacy (and, if necessary, to direct reformulation or dosing needs), as well as to establish toxicology and initial safety data, follow up with relevant human models.
The Drumbeat of Scientific Documentation Our Scientific Affairs team is not only architecting research and ingredient substantiation, but they are constantly compiling structure-function documentation, ingredient dossiers, and composition patents. Additionally, label claim validation, rotational third party testing, and a dedication to researching the best methods to offer safe and effective product are primary drivers. These and other behind-the-scenes compliance measures provide the constant cadence — the scientific drumbeat — to which Scivation orchestrates its product innovation and development.
Brilliant Science; Brilliant Business We’re not saying that proper science is the product panacea. But we are saying that it is meticulous and relevant science that provides the underpinnings of products. However, a scientifically-sound product without a reason for being is of no use to those of us clamoring to construct better physiques. We’ve all seen those esoteric products or ingredients larded in baffling science, but if there is no application — no real-world impact on physicality — those products are destined to gather dust and solicit disgust from a confused marketplace.
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