Colloids and colloidal systems are essential to life. They are indispensable to our world and a key 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, and in particular 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 although Austrian chemist Richard Zsigmondy received a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1925 for its discovery at the turn of the century. The commercial application of colloidal science 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 humus portion of the earth, known as organic humus colloids. To deliver this necessary component for the benefit of sustainable agriculture, we integrate colloidal science with organic chemistry to introduce the Organic Colloidal Concentrate or OCC.