A top of the line quality multivitamin formulated based on current research;
Omega 3 tested to have no impurities or heavy metals;
- and Magnesium in its most active, absorbable form.
Nutrition Needs from Foods
I truly would like to believe we could potentially meet our nutrition needs solely with foods. Regretfully, I find it almost impossible. The only way we could meet our nutrition needs with food would be IF we:
Cost Effective Health Care
This is what I can tell you with certainty: Wise supplementation is a very cost effective health insurance unequalled in its potential for lifelong health. PubMed scientific peer reviewed studies now confirm the tremendous benefits of properly chosen nutritional and botanical support. Properly chosen is the key word.
Consider this fact. We now have the science and ability to blood test our levels of nutrition and other functional medicine markers. The bottom line is this: Less than 25% of individuals have proper levels of Omega 3 or Vitamin D when blood tested. These two deficiencies alone may be responsible for countless stories of poor health, disease and even potentially death. Sadly this does not bring into the discussion the 70 plus other nutrients and hormones not being monitored in our blood testing.
Impact of Deficiency of Key Nutrients
The Core 4 Nutrition Supplements
The first product that I recommend in the Core 4 is a quality multivitamin. The word “quality” is the game changer. Making an unwise multivitamin choice will offer you little or no health protection. This is generally due to low potency and quality.
The multiple vitamins consist of the vast array of nutrients that offer support for thousands of processes within our bodies. When we are deficient in any one nutrient it can often affect many other nutrients as they often work as a team for the good of our health. We also demand full transparency from every manufacturer or we do not offer the item. In multivitamins this is vital to know the source, quality, freshness and potency of each and every constituent within the product. You can rest assured we do our due diligence for you.
The multiple vitamin formula must also be based on current science research. Many formulas regarding multivitamins are very outdated which severely limits its benefits. Recognizing that nutrients such as folic acid and B-12 called cyanocobalamin are two examples of ingredients we refuse to offer in our lineup due to possible concerns. Secondly, multiples in tablets should rarely be chosen due to the variety of excipients and possible delays in absorption. Be very picky if choosing a tablet. I recommend tablets only to those under age 40, if at all. The Core 4 Multiple is a capsule formulated product held to the highest standards of quality.
The second product of the Core 4 is Omega 3 fish oil.Omega 3 is offered from either fish or vegan algae sources. The science is very clear that poor levels Omega 3 can lead to increased inflammation which is the number one reason for chronic disease. Maintaining healthy levels of triglycerides, heart rhythms, cholesterol, cellular flexibility and even more benefits are connected to optimal levels of Omega 3. A healthy diet should contain a 2:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3. However, most Americans have a 20:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3. Omega 6 is the primary instigator of inflammation in our blood chemistry. This means our Omega 6 levels are a major reason for much pain and decline in health as individuals get older. We should strive for high levels of Omega 3 to offset the Omega 6 that often is difficult to avoid.
What About Fish?
The Green Drink with Probiotics
lower acid conditions in the body by being alkaline,
- detoxifies the liver plus kidney protection,
supply much needed antioxidants and phytochemicals for cellular protection,
and opening detox channels such as P-450 system. The P-450 regulates and manages the toxins and hormones in order to protect us from disease.
Which Greens Drink?
Our favorite greens products are Green Vibrance.Green Vibrance with added probiotics has a history of sourcing from only the finest raw materials in the world. Every test for purity for Green Vibrance has passed with flying colors. The formula in Green Vibrance continues to be updated as research becomes available which is very unusual in today’s market. The ability of a quality Green Drink to assist our bodies in its pursuit of optimal health cannot be minimized.
Secondly is the value and quality of the probiotics. I believe most individuals today recognize how important the healthy bacteria in the gut can be related to digestion, immune system health and brain function. Chlorine in water, antibiotics, roundup on foods, and many other exposures in today’s world destroys our health microbiome bacteria. It is mandatory in my world to supplement everyday quality probiotics. Green Vibrance offers the quality needed for building and maintaining the healthy bacteria along with the many miracles of nature’s green pharmacy.
I mix my greens powder in my morning protein shake along with hemp fiber first thing in the morning.This combination has allowed for me the highest levels of energy, keeps me in ketosis, lessens my food cravings and allows me to maintain low body fat.
Magnesium is potentially the most important mineral in the human body which is why it can devastate health if deficiency occurs. It is responsible for over 300 metabolic processes in the blood, body, brain and bones! Sadly low levels of Magnesium is common in our population due to the following: soil depletion from over farming, digestive issues such as leaky gut which lowers absorption, medication use, and simply poor food choices.
The most common issues related to Magnesium deficiency are the following:
- Leg Cramps
- Muscle tightness
- Increased Anxiety
- Blood Pressure
- Inability to absorb Vitamin D
Learning About Magnesium
In 1990, I had the opportunity to participate in a college course involving cadavers. I was blessed to witness the anatomy of our miraculous human body. These were 3 separate elderly individuals who were deceased. As I felt with my hands their arteries, kidneys, heart and other organs I noticed something strange. The arteries and certain organs actually had a crunch sound when squeezed. I assumed it was simply due to the hardening of the 3 dead bodies being deceased for weeks. However the teacher had a different explanation. The answer became a life changing epiphany moment for me. The hardness of the organs and arteries were calcium deposits within the body’s organs rather than decay. Why would this happen? The answer was simple, yet took another 15 years for me to learn.
In the presence of low magnesium and Vitamin K deficiency the calcium solidifies in areas as we age. Without these nutrients our bodies cannot excrete the calcium nor stay in the body. That causes it to form within organs. We all clearly observe stiffness of people over 60 as they walk, workout or move. Sadly this could be prevented or at least delayed if Magnesium levels were optimal.
Consuming daily magnesium in your supplements is the only method to assure healthy levels of this mineral. Be cautious when choosing the type of magnesium. There are a dozen different forms. Each form works differently in the body.
In the Core 4, we chose the most absorbable and effective Magnesium for quickest results. Bonus: you will have far less tendency for loose stools than other brands.
Final Word on Supplements