In the past weeks we have explored the supplement landscape, learning that all supplements are not created equal, nor do they all pack the same nutritional wallop. We discovered that isolates were pretty much at the bottom of the supplemental food chain, so to speak. We found, too, that food-based vitamins and minerals were certainly a step up—even though there are extreme variations within that general category.
We left off at the top end of the food-based supplement category with fermented vitamins and minerals. These high-quality supplements offer a wide range of whole food or plant concentrates with a high ratio of food to vitamins and minerals—enhancing both the bioavailability and activity of these vitamins and minerals.
And…we now know that fermenting these whole food or plant concentrates can further increase their nutritional power. Why? Fermentation biologically alters the biochemistry and nutrient content of the food, offering many health benefits including the introduction of beneficial bacteria (such as soil-based organisms or SBOs) into the digestive tract. The bottom line is that when a living probiotic culture is added to “food concentrated” vitamins and minerals, the result is a higher class of nutritional supplements available to the body. That’s a huge plus!
It’s interesting to note that some of the most important microorganisms that the body should receive are probiotics or “friendly” yeasts, such as Saccharomyces boulardii and soil-based organisms from the Bacillus family. Probiotic yeasts have been shown to promote immune system health, digestion, and elimination, and SBOs are shown to have strong antimicrobial effects.
Fermented vitamins and minerals, especially from whole foods, have set the standard in the supplement industry. They provide excellent nutrients in a form the body needs and can utilize for optimized health—fully delivering on what they purport to do. And, until only recently, we would go so far as to say that we believe there were no supplements better for you than the fermented vitamins and minerals category we just described.
Yes; you heard correctly. That gold standard in dietary supplements has been improved upon and we want you to know about it. You might say that we have cracked the vitamin code, basically allowing raw food-created nutrients to go to the right place of the body to provide maximum benefits for you.
It’s an amazing physiological process that can be explained through a simple postal system analogy. If you write a letter, put that letter in the envelope, seal the envelope, do not put any address on it, and drop it in the mailbox, the postman will not know where to deliver your letter. This is like some lesser supplement nutrients which don’t know how best to serve the body because there is no “address” and, therefore, cannot be delivered properly.
If you address the envelope, however, the first thing the postman will look for is the zip code, followed by the state, city, street, and house or building number. Each bit of information is vital to delivering the mail correctly to the right place. This is how raw food created nutrients work; they hone in on exactly where they need to be delivered in the body and will, therefore, get the goods to their destination--providing the highest nutritional impact.
And the truth is that your body has various zip codes for vitamins and minerals to reach in order to do the most good. When we swallow raw food-created nutrients, the proverbial vitamin and mineral envelope has been addressed with a proper zip code and street address. Our bodies immediately know to send each protein carrier to the correct part of our body where it can do the most good.
Let’s use a tablet of calcium as an example. We certainly don’t want calcium to go all over our bodies. We don’t need calcium in our arteries, and we don’t need calcium in our soft brain tissues. Where we need calcium is in our bones. Calcium from raw food-created nutrients will send the calcium protein carriers directly to the bones, strengthening our skeleton and the tissues and ligaments around the joints.
And it works the same with other vitamins and minerals.
There is much more to this exciting new discovery of cracking the vitamin code. In the coming weeks we will unfold more details. In the meantime, you can go to www.thevitamincode.com to learn more.