In the surfactant family there are over 5,000 products. These products are usually organic compounds that reduce the surface tension. This is called Interfacial Tension as between two liquids or a liquid and a solid. Hydrogen Bonding occurs both in Inorganic molecules such as water which is polar with positive and negative ends and Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic organic molecules such as proteins.
Surface tension is a measurement of the attraction molecules have for each other. The attraction force pulls fluids into a shape with the smallest surface area. This is why drops of water on a flat surface are round and beaded rather than flat. If the surface tension is lowered, the attraction among molecules of the fluid is decreased and the surface area of the fluid flattens out and increases. Example: If a drop of IMMUSIST™ is added to a drop of water, this fluid flattens out making water wetter and accelerating absorption. This is the same type of principle that can take place at a cellular level in the body