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Persona Digital participates in the production and distribution of Alpha Education Books, designed for self-management of dysfunction and disease. The entire series is available for download. Persona Digital also distributes Alpha Nutrition formula information, tutorials, and user guides as PDF files for download
Update on Alpha Nutrition Formulas
Looking at a challenging 2012. Our formula business involves great complexity, international suppliers and increasing costs. for example one of our main suppliers sent us a letter stating: "During 2011 we have seen increases in many commodity markets and changes in global economic conditions that are continuing to result in significant increases in the cost of goods. Despite working diligently with our suppliers and principals we are unable to absorb these increases and are forced to pass on increases to our customers. We thank you in advance for your continued business and understanding during these difficult market conditions." We have received similar messages from other suppliers. Our ingredient and freight costs have escalated dramatically. By drastically reducing our local overhead we have continued to offer low prices and quantity discounts online thru 2011. As we better understand the increasing costs, in January 2012 we will adjusting our prices, and reducing our discounts.
Shipping Costs continue to rise. Our solution is use lower cost expedited mail for all shipments. Plan ahead and allow 10 days or more for delivery. If faster delivery is really required, please comment in your order and we send you an email with a quote on the express delivery cost. Delivery times vary with your location, weather, natural disasters and politics. All we can say is that it is an increasingly unpredictable world and post office performance is just one measure of how well your infrastructures are coping with changing circumstances.
Changes in Formula Ingredients Nov 2011
Our challenge is to maintain a supply chain for ingredients. We have been making elemental nutrient formulas for 20 years and tried to stay with original ingredient manufacturers, but this has proved to be impossible. In recent years, the supply chain has become, at best, more expensive and unstable. When we find new ingredient suppliers we do our best to maintain consistency but give priority to the nutrient chemistry. There are inevitable small differences in ingredient specs. The fibre component of the formula has been a mix of methyl cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose; we recently increased the % of the latter which thickens the mix and offers more benefits to the digestive tract. This fibre forms a soft gel in water. There are also small changes in particle size of some vitamins and amino acids that influence the rate of solution in water and color which is paler than before. Beta carotene provides the orange/yellow color- we have been using 1% betacarotene with a mix of other ingredients that had a darker color than the new beta carotene preparation. Our testing has reassured us that the function has not changed. None of the changes are apparent to users who mix the formulas in a blender with juices, fruits, or other foods such as rice and soya milks.
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