Colloids and colloidal systems are essential to life. They are indispensable as a critical element in maintaining our health, environment and ecosystem. They are in our body, in the blood, and all body fluids. They are also in the natural environment, particularly in the soil system, as carriers of nutrients and minerals.
In the natural environment, the colloid is an essential element in the soil system. It is the most crucial and active portion of the soil, allowing soil nutrients to move into the plants to enable the vegetation to flourish and lubricate our ecosystem.
Colloidal science is a relatively new discipline. Austrian chemist Richard Zsigmondy received a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1925 for its discovery at the turn of the century. Still, colloidal science’s commercial application did not popularise until recent decades with breakthroughs in human cell therapy, healthcare, supplements, and beauty care.
In human health, colloids are the critical component that delivers essential nutrients and minerals within our body to nourish our cells. For plant science, colloids perform a similar nutrients delivery function.
Commercial agriculture has generally left it to nature in the form of microorganism in the soil to create the essential colloids present in the earth’s humus portion, known as organic humus colloids. We deliver this necessary component for sustainable agriculture in the form of Organic Colloidal Concentrate, or OCC.