Originally posted on https://genesisfoods.co/blog/keto-v14-and-microgenesis-upgrade.
The changes we made in v1.3.3 were very well received, so we were working with a very strong base when formulating this upgrade. In fact, on the actual micronutrient front, very little changed.
Those changes are:
Magnesium content increased from 600mg to 800mg per day. We used to have magnesium at 800mg per day when our calcium content was 1300mg per day – a ratio of 1 : 1.625. We subsequently dropped calcium to 1000mg per day, and with it lowered magnesium to 600mg, maintaining a similar ratio of magnesium to calcium of 1 : 1.667. We’ve always had a good ratio here, but with this change, we want to approach closer to a 1 : 1 ratio which some consider to be best. The new ratio, with magnesium at 800mg and calcium staying at 1000mg, is 1 : 1.25. We may consider increasing magnesium to 1000mg if we see comprehensive evidence of the benefit of a 1 : 1 ratio, but the bitterness from the magnesium bisglycinate starts to come through at that level so we’d have to find other ways of masking it.
Riboflavin and pyridoxine hydrochloride have changed back to riboflavin 5-phosphate and pyridoxal 5-phosphate.In the changes from v1.3.2 to v1.3.3, we changed from the 5-phosphate forms. This was because there isn’t much evidence to suggest the 5-phosphate forms are better for most people, but they are more expensive. Due to the lack of benefit, we decided to change back to the more basic forms. However, having discussed the topic further, we have decided to go back on this change. Our recent price increase, while only covering a portion of the increased costs we now encounter, has given us a little more freedom to use the more expensive forms. Additionally, though rare, some people can struggle to convert riboflavin and pyridoxine hydrochloride to active forms in the body, so we decided to make the change back.
Those are actually the only changes to the micronutrients that were made in this upgrade. However, we obviously wouldn’t be calling this v1.4 if there wasn’t something else of note. This version introduces five phytonutrients – nutrients found in various fruit and vegetables, which are usually responsible for giving them their bright, vibrant colours. Phytonutrients are not essential for life, but are thought to be beneficial to health, for example by reducing cancer risk. We have added…