As mineral scale begins to precipitate it is necessary for the polymer to interact with both the soluble metal ions that remain in solution (sequestration, chelation) and also interact with forming crystal lattices, which are sometimes referred to as crystalloids. These crystalloids can be thought of as “pre-crystals” as they have begun to form crystal lattices that are necessary for formation of macro, insoluble scale. These crystalloids are considered soluble or, at least, at the precipice of precipitation. At this point in the scale control process, INITIA™ Polymer Additives function to exhibit Stabilization properties. INITIA™ Polymer Additives are effective in stabilization of crystalloids beyond that of colloidal particles thus preventing bulk precipitation and deposition.