What is Food Based?

At Link Nutrition® our goal is to provide a better way of getting the vitamins and minerals that you need, when you’re not getting enough from the food that you eat. At the heart of this, is Food Based.

Food Based is the result of combining cutting edge science and a return to the basic foundation of good health; highly nutritious food.

What is Food Based?


The Food Based Difference

Welcome to a new standard in supplements.

Food Based supplements contain not just an isolated vitamin in a synthetic form, but a complete matrix of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and other naturally occurring substances. These components ensure effective delivery of nutrients to their site of action; maximising nutrient absorption whilst reducing the need for poorly-absorbed synthetic megadoses.

Food Based supplements are quite simply that; food. Our products are made from real food, grown in a nutrient rich environment, and cultivated in a way that provides supplement level doses.

Key Benefits

Unlock the benefits of Food Based's three key factors


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Food Based offers the best and safest way to support your nutritional needs without also taking in the fillers and binders that can be found in most supplements. Because of the unique way our products are manufactured, we are able to get rid of fillers, instead topping up each capsule with more of the good stuff.


Real food. Radiant health.

Nutrients in their natural state are more effective than synthetic supplements. The reason Food Based supplements are so effective is that they don’t provide vitamins and minerals in isolation, but in conjunction with the beneficial cofactors with which they are found in nature. This means that Food Based supplements can be more effective than conventional supplements, even at significantly lower doses.

Food Based vitamins have been proven to be more potent that synthetic vitamins. One small apple contains 12mg of naturally occurring ascorbic acid. To get the same antioxidant benefit from a synthetic supplement you would need to take 1500mg of chemically isolated ascorbic acid. This is why synthetic supplements often have 1000, or even 10,000 times the recommended daily allowances. Food Based’s superior efficacy means better results at lower doses.


Better used by your body

The effectiveness of a supplement is tempered by its ability to be absorbed and utilised by the body. Food Based supplements are structurally identical to the food we eat, so the body can absorb them more easily. Studies show that Food Based supplements are not excreted as quickly or significantly as synthetic supplements, a sign that your body is absorbing the nutrients and not just digesting them. What's more, because Food Based supplements are complete with the cofactors that are found in nature, there is less risk of creating vitamin imbalances.

The food based process

  • 1

    Selecting a base

    A food base is selected appropriate to the particular vitamin or mineral being produced. For minerals, this typically involves a nutritional yeast base, and for vitamins it means selecting an appropriate fruit or vegetable substrate high in the relevant vitamin. For example, when producing Food Based vitamin C a citrus pulp provides the food base to which additional vitamins are added.

  • 2

    Enriching the nutrient mix

    Through natural metabolic processes the food base complexes the added vitamin or mineral, incorporating it into its structure and binding it to the cofactors (proteins, lipids, flavonoids etc) which qualify it as a Food Based substance.

  • 3

    Creating the finished product

    Once the process has reached the point of peak nutrient value, the concentrate is then washed with purified water, dried with filtered air, and tested for quality. After being combined with any other ingredients necessary to enhance its effectiveness, the Food Based vitamin or mineral is encapsulated, ready to be taken.

    On top of this, they are then manufactured in the U.K, adhering to strictly enforced quality standards.


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Our Mission

We are on a mission to meet people’s nutritional needs the way nature intended. Our supplements provide vitamins and minerals in a form that the body recognises as food, leading to better absorption and higher bioavailability.

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