PureHMO® Powder vs. PureHMO® Capsules - What's the Difference??
They're both called "PureHMO" but Layer Origin Nutrition's HMO powder and HMO capsules are not the exact same thing.
Well, the actual Human Milk Oligosaccharide in both products is indeed the same, but, there are still some small differences between the two products.
The PureHMO Prebiotic capsules are mostly just 2'-Fucosyllactose, which is the most abundant type of HMO. However, because they house the HMO inside a capsule, they also contain these other ingredients:
- Hydroxpropyl Methylcelluclose (vegetable capsule)
- Vegetable Magnesium Stearate
The PureHMO Prebiotic powder on the other hand has only a single ingredient inside the bottle: 2'-Fucosyllactose.
Layer Origin Nutrition customers have said they like the capsules for their portability. They can easily be taken at home with a glass of water but can also be thrown into a purse, gym bag, or briefcase and taken to work. The ability to have HMO anywhere at any time is a big selling point for many people. All they need is water for swallowing the capsules.
On the other hand, customers like the powder because it is so easily mixable into yogurt, protein shakes, smoothies, beverages, and almost anything else. The ability to quickly add a scoop of the HMO powder into whatever you're already going to eat is something many customers appreciate.
The PureHMO powder does have a quicker absorption rate than the PureHMO capsules. This is simply because the powder is not encapsulated inside anything so it can go straight into your system and get to work. The capsules on the other hand do have to dissolve first for the powder inside them to be released into your system. There is really not a major difference here, but if you want the absolute fastest absorption rate possible, then you would want to choose the powder.
The PureHMO capsules have 1300mg of HMO per serving (two capsules) and Layer Origin Nutrition recommends that you take up to three capsules per day once your body has adjusted to HMO. Specifically, new users are instructed to take just two capsules for the first three to five days and then increase their dosage to three capsules per day thereafter.
So, if you take two capsules per day for the first three days, and then three capsules per day after that, one bottle (60 capsules) would last for 21 days.
If you take two capsules per day for the first five days, and then three capsules per day after that, one bottle (60 capsules) would last for about 21 days as well.
PureHMO Powder contains 45 scoops, with 1950mg of HMO per scoop. Layer Origin Nutrition recommends that you start with a half-scoop and work up to a full scoop each day.
So, if you take a half scoop for the first three days, and then a full scoop each day after that, one bottle (45 scoops) would last for about 46 days.
If you take a half scoop for the first five days, and then a full scoop each day after that, one bottle (45 scoops) would last for about 47 days.
As you can see, the powder is a much longer last supply of HMO.
PRICE AND VALUE
Based on the serving sizes, the capsules cost about $1.00 per day if you are taking them based on the instructions on the label.
The powder costs about $00.64 cents per day if you are taking it based on the instructions on the label.
From a pure cost perspective, the powder provides a better value. However, some people prefer to avoid scooping, measuring, and stirring and instead opt for what they believe to be the faster method for ingesting HMO, via the capsules.
WHICH HMO SHOULD I TRY?
The decision of which type of PureHMO to try is one that is personal and likely different for each individual.
The key is that you're aware of the health benefits of HMO and considering one of the two. It's difficult to "go wrong" with the powder or the capsules as both have their pros and cons, but ultimately, contain the same main ingredient!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email support@LayerOrigin.com or to call 1-800-861-8916.