Vitamins were first called ‘vital amines’, identified by Funk in 1912. Vital means essential to life, and amine is an organic compound containing nitrogen. Nitrogen is a gaseous element, comprising approximately 20 % of our air. It is found in all our cells. When other elements were found to contain nitrogen, the word amine was shortened to amin and we adopted the name “vitamin.” Vitamins occur in many foods in small amounts and necessary in trace amounts for the processes of metabolism in the body. Metabolism is the exchange of nutrients through enzymatic actions to produce energy. Enzymes are proteins that catalyze (speed up) chemical reactions of substances without being destroyed or altered in the process. It is the action of enzymes that create our ability to produce or repair cells.
Any element that the body cannot manufacture or synthesize must come from an outside source. That source is of course our food supply. These are the currently recognized essential vitamins: 4 fat soluble; A, D, E and K. Some consider Vitamin F also commonly referred to as Essential Fatty Acids to be the fifth fat soluble vitamin. There are 16 water soluble, the 14 B’s (B1 Thiamine, B2 Riboflavin, B3 Niacin, B5 Pantothentic Acid, B6 Pyridoxine, B7 Biotin, B12 Cobalamin, Choline, B9 Folic Acid, Inositol, PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid), B13 Orotic Acid, B15 Pangamic Acid, B17 Laetrile and Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin P (Bioflavanoids). The 4 fat-soluble vitamins can be stored so with gross over-consumption one can become toxic. Of the water soluble, Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid are storable. This makes them particularly important in pre-natal nutrition for prevention of birth defects.
NOW, the interesting news …remember it is the enzymes that create the energy to breakdown our food, and vitamins must be consumed in that food. Minerals are the cofactors that allow us to absorb and utilize vitamins, enzymes, RNA, DNA, hormones, etc. WITHOUT THE ESSENTIAL MINERALS, these processes cannot take place. PLANTS AND ANIMALS CANNOT MAKE MINERALS!!! I think the word vitamin means vital minerals! They come from the soil. Years ago, farmers found they could get a crop of food just by adding NPK, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. But what about all the other 57 essential minerals? 60 of the known 79 minerals found in animal and human tissue are considered essential; we cannot sustain life without them. Is this why we do not live to our full potential of at least 140 years? There are places in the world where people live extremely long lives so why not everywhere? Please read this blog to learn more about ‘The Shocking Statistics About Our Food Supply’. It will open your eyes!
Okay, so I think you understand that we aren’t getting what we need from our food to insure proper nutrition and absorption. So what can you do? If I had to tell you to use one supplement only, it would be Biotics Research Multi Mins. If that’s all you can afford, that would be the best choice because at least you would be getting a full range of extremely high quality ABSORBABLE minerals that will help you absorb everything else from your food. I use nutraceuticals for many reasons but absorbabilty is key. If you buy minerals over the counter (health food store etc), you might absorb 30% of them if you are lucky. Nutraceuticals allow for 80 to 90% absorption. Big difference!! is_it_a_good_vitamin_report
If you want to take it a step further, please book a remote scan with me and I can advise you on what your body needs now to repair. We can also discuss a reasonable maintenance program tailored to your individual needs. I also will do consultations regarding your food plan.
Remote Zyto Select scans are now available with Holly in the Vancouver/Richmond area and Juanita in the Abbotsford area. Soon Diane Broekhuis will be available to do them in Chilliwack. How it works…Book your appt through me Susan (778-788-4325 or email@example.com) with the person closest to you. Holly is doing house calls and you need to have wifi and a password for her when she arrives so she can set up. I will be conducting the scan remotely and when finished, we can either talk about the results immediately or set up a private time that’s convenient for you. Hand cradles are also available for purchase so that we can do remote scans from the comfort of your own home. You can then use the hand cradle for you and your family and friends. If you invite referrals, there will be some perks for you:) Hope to hear from you soon!