De-Stress Refuge are providers of Sportron FoodStateÔ Technology Mineral and Vitamin Supplements, combined with health-optimising phytocology herbal ingredients. *1
Why you need Nutrient Supplements
That carrot may have 57% less magnesium and 16% less calcium in it than the ones our parents ate, a banana 87% less folic acid, and spinach 59% less vitamin C!
With ever more technologically controlled food production, progressive soil depletion, genetic engineering and biochemical manipulation in seed and crop production, hormonal and antibiotic additives in breeding, the nutritional value of foods has however suffered a strong decline in the interest of mass-production costs, increasing shelf-life and appearance, and commercial control.
Progressive deterioration of nutrients
The intrinsic value of food has fallen to fractions of the more naturally and organically produced foods of some decades ago, whereas its extrinsic value, its price on the supermarket shelves, is avalanching towards the affordability of infrequent luxury. This deterioration concerns vital mineral and vitamin content.
Accordingly there is a well-indicated necessity to supplement our mineral and vitamin intake - not just for preventative purposes, but to keep you in top form.
As just on example, cardiac health - even if you eat a high-fiber, low-fat, well-balanced diet, studies show your heart can benefit from nutritional supplement. Antioxidant vitamins (A, C and E) guard against free-radical damage, providing extra protection against heart disease. Garlic helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and Ginkgo biloba promotes optimal functioning of the heart. The supplements Co-Q10, Pycnogenol, grape seed extract and soy protein all benefit heart health.
Natural is best
Recent studies show that, in agreement with much public wariness and distrust, genetically modified foods (GM foods) can have decidedly unhealthy effects. One solid conclusion found that more than half of the offspring of rats fed on transgenically modified soya died in the first three weeks of life, six times as many as those born to mothers with normal diets. Six times as many were also severely underweight. *2 Mothers who include GM foods in their diet during pregnancy may unwittingly endanger their unborn babies. A report by the corporate GM giant, Monsanto, revealed that rats fed a diet rich in GM corn had smaller kidneys and higher blood cell counts than those that ate a natural strain, suggesting possible damage to their immune systems. *3 A further complication is the increased pollutant and allergen load that has to be borne in the modern urban environment, aided by ever-increasing stresses of performance objectives, deadlines and competition.
Boosting our immune systems, metabolic and vascular efficiency with suitable mineral, vitamin and herbal supplements compensates for much of these effects, acts preventatively, and keeps us in tip-top condition.
Bioavailability of Nutrients
An important word in the understanding of how nutrient components in food are absorbed in the body, is bioavailability. Bioavailability refers to how much of the actual nutrients in food are readily available for effective absorption, how quickly they can be made available to various body systems where they are optimally targeted, and how long they are available as reserves.
Well-known essential minerals such as calcium and potassium as chemical isolates, cannot be ingested and well absorbed in their raw form, many of them are in fact highly reactive and toxic in their natural state but are also not recognised by the body's biochemistry as a food. The minerals in natural foods have all been previously metabolised, variously by bacterial, plant and animal organisms. This process of natural chelation *4 presents minerals in their ideal form - not least as humans have co-evolved with these organisms for millions of years and human digestive and metabolic systems have optimally adapted to them. In contrast, the body's biochemistry is strongly challenged when called upon to process raw mineral complexes of salts and alkaloids (e.g. Magnesium Sulphate, MgSO4), free ionic minerals (such as Copper, Cu2+ ; Iron, Fe2+ / 3+, etc), and/or colloidal complexes. *5
A special form of chelation is the binding of nutritional components to sub-structural units of amino acids called nucleotides. This process overcomes the "non-food" quality of coarser mineral forms and is incredibly effective in converting them to a form recognisable by the body and its biochemistry as a food - and therefore far more bioavailable, processable, easily transportable in body systems and targeted to their metabolic destinations.
Chelation and "chelation"...
Although the strict meaning of chelation is the binding of a metal to a non-metal in a compounded form, the more important meaning in the nutritional domain is the understanding given above, of the biological processing of a chemically isolated substance, such as pure ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to an amino-acid carrier in the form of a protein. Such a binding is often referred to as a protein chaperone.
Typically, as an example of "standard" vitamins, pharmaceutical companies will supply chemical isolate forms of Vitamin C in tablet quantities of up to 1000 mg, whereas with Sportron's patented FoodStateÔ supplements, smaller quantities of up to 100 mg have an effect not just equivalent to such quantities but even greater than these, having an absorption rate from twelve to fifteen times the standard form!
Considering Calcium, one of the most important mineral supplements, this is often supplied in its carbonate form which presents all sorts of difficulties and negative effects not so commonly known. As Calcium carbonate, 1000 mg delivers 400 mg of elemental, or actual Calcium of which we would be lucky if 5% or only 20 mg (five percent of 400 mg) is absorbed.
Further, ordinary Calcium carbonate is known to clog arteries and cause atherosclerosis as well as ending up as deposits in the colon and kidneys - a distinctly unwanted and negative effect.
In studies under the leadership of Prof. J. Vinson of Scranton University, Pennsylvania, USA *7, scientists showed the following results when investigating FoodStateÔ supplements compared to chemical isolates:
In conclusion it can be confidently claimed that with FoodStateÔ nutrients only conservative amounts need be taken, in fact offering not just greater nutritional but cost-effective economic value too.
Bonding vitamins and nutrients to proteins, just as they are found in natural foods, enables them to be recognised as such and utilised far more efficiently and effectively by the body. As these nutrients are absorbed more rapidly and effectively than USP vitamins and inorganic mineral salts, they provide long-lasting, high-potency energy reserves that the body can use when it needs them most.
Sporton FoodStateÔ Programs
We at De-Stress Refuge Wellness Centre have worked with competitive vitamin and herbal supplement lines, including several well-known brand names, for more than twelve years.
With all the experience we have gained in this time, we confidently claim that Sportron Foodstate nutrient and phytocology programs are not just the very best, but beat their competitors by a substantial and impressive margin. Double-blind clinical trials and more than fifty major human studies bear this out.
The Sportron range contains both broad- and specific-action products intended for all major body systems, to work preventatively, curatively and wonderfully optimise your health and wellbeing.
This article was researched and written by Frank Valentyn.
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*1 Note that FoodStateä is also known as, and equivalent to FoodMatrixä technology and products. The twenty-year research by the Hungarian scientist Andrew Szalay which resulted in this process was validated by The Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1999. Although the name Foodstate is perhaps better known at present we will be adopting the proprietary FoodMatrixä name in its favour.
*2 GE Increased mortality rates – Geoffery Lean; The Independent, U.K., January 8, 2006
*3 New study shows unborn babies could be harmed – Geoffery Lean; The Independent, U.K., January 8, 2006
*4 Chelation is the process of binding a metal (e.g. Ca, Mg, Na) to a non-metal compound
*5 Colloidal minerals are simply mixtures of raw mineral salts, alkaloids, and ionic minerals in a liquid suspension or dried within a carrier.
*6 USP - United States Pharmacopoeia Nutrients
*7 The University of Scranton was named for the eighth straight year as one of the top ten universities in the north in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. In the 2002 edition, Scranton improved on its seventh-place 2001 ranking by moving to sixth among "Universities - Master's" in the north. The university has consistently been included in the U.S. News rankings since the magazine first introduced them in 1983.
*8 Phytocology, the science
of using the therapeutic potential of active plant-derived biological ingredients. Via
modern Latin from Greek phuton , from phuein “to make grow” - also
the origin of phytochemical, the chemistry of plants, and
phytobiophysics, the use of the therapeutic potential of plants for healing.