Over forty years ago, scientist developed life-saving medications to be used in the treatment of cancer and HIV patients, but there was one problem…when these patients were given the pills, their bodies weren’t absorbing enough of the medications to make the treatments fully effective. What was causing this lack of absorption?
Fast forward to the future–scientist not only found a solution for the problem, but this same solution is now being used ON YOUR VITAMINS. In this article, I share my personal experience of what I learned after getting my DNA tested and bloodwork read, and how this relates to the advances in science that relate to a healthier ME and YOU.
By: The Everything Housewife
LEARNING SOMETHING FROM THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND HIV PATIENTS
Back in the 1980’s when medical doctors were treating cancer and HIV patients, they discovered that the medicines they were giving their patients were not “taking full effect.” This was because when the pills were swallowed, they would arrive in the gut where they would be digested before ever making it down into the ileum (final section of the small intestines where important absorption occurs). As a result, patients weren’t getting the absorption from the pills that doctors were hoping for, and this was a problem.
To remedy this problem, scientist were able to develop a special technology called liposomal technology, which “encapsulated” the pills/medicine in a lipid (fat) so that the pills could then make it past the gut and through to the rest of the patient’s body for better absorption. If you can’t absorb the medicine, you can’t receive the it’s maximum benefits. This break through science was a game changer for patients suffering from HIV and cancer, and this same technology is still in use today in the pharmaceutical industry. But what is even more amazing, is the cross over that has occurred between this medical technology and the vitamin world. This same technology is now being used on YOUR VITAMINS. (READ MORE HERE)
THE ROLLS-ROYCE OF VITAMINS
These vitamins (vitamins using liposomal and cyclodextrin technology) are the Rolls-Royce of vitamins on the market for actual absorption. When compared to intravenous methods, some even say that these types of vitamins are the the next best thing to an intravenous I.V. that goes directly into the blood—even better than other liquid, powder, and pill forms of vitamins available on the market. If you’re going to take the time to add vitamins to your health regiment, don’t you actually want to absorb them? Of course you do, but if this is the best way to absorb vitamins in pill form, why aren’t all vitamin manufacturers doing it?
WHY EVERYONE ISN’T MAKING THEIR VITAMINS THIS WAY
So why aren’t all vitamins produced this way? Well, that’s because it’s expensive to do so. It requires pharmaceutical grade equipment and medical labs to produce vitamins using liposomal and cyclodextrin technology (a starch used as a protectant in the pill). However, the bridge is being built between the medical and natural world, and some vitamin producers are crossing over.
SCIENCE IS BRIDGING THE GAP—MY PERSONAL STORY
After I experienced panic attacks (you can read about this HERE), I sought help from a lot of different information sources, people, and medical and mental health professionals, and I was fascinated to see a “BRIDGE” being built between both worlds (the natural and the medicalized community). I saw physicians and medical health professionals presenting BOTH types of options to me as a patient, because they had the science to back up what the naturopaths have been saying. It’s absolutely been a positive step forward in the progression natural ways to treat our health.
NOT ALL “BODIES” ARE CREATED EQUAL
When I met with my medical doctor after having panic attacks, he ran DNA bloodwork/testing on me. From the test results, I discovered a whole host of “issues” and “potential issues” that were not only NOT visible to the natural eye, but that even I, as a healthy-eating/healthy-living individual was surprised by. To start with, I discovered that I was deficient in Vitamin D3, as most Americans are (which was shocking to me because I am outside regularly here in sunny Southern Utah). But the discoveries didn’t end there…
I’M NOT THE SAME AS YOU, STOP GIVING ME POISON
My genetic tests also revealed why prenatal vitamins always made me sick (even if I took them when I wasn’t pregnant). The tests showed that I don’t don’t handle folic acid well (the synthetic version), and that I should instead be taking prenatal vitamins with a methylated B (the natural form). In fact, consumption of too much folic acid was toxic to me and causing me to experience morning vomiting episodes (from only taking the vitamins, even though I wasn’t even pregnant yet). I also learned that I didn’t absorb any B vitamins very well, no matter what source they came from, and so I was advised by my doctor that it was wise for me to START DEVELOPING THE HABIT of supplementing for THAT nutrient, as well as all those other vitamins I didn’t absorb well.
A FAMILY HISTORY OF ILLNESS (WE ALL HAVE ONE)
Also, I discovered a whole host of “genetic markers” that explained WHY certain “health conditions” were more prevalent in my family health history over the generations. It was amazing to hear my doctor say that I was personally at risk for illnesses that my grandparents died of, after reviewing my bloodwork, without ever knowing my past family history. After teaching me this about my DNA results, guess what my doctor prescribed????? It’s almost so simple that it’s hard to believe. He prescribed healthy diet AND high quality vitamins and natural supplements specifically catered to MY BODY. Basically, in a nut shell, eat healthy and take your vitamins.
DEFICIENCIES SOMETIMES EXIST BECAUSE OF GENETICS
Getting my DNA and bloodwork results back was a WOW moment for me! Did I mention that my sister works in the vitamin world? She sent me vitamins all the time, hmmm? And what did she send me? She sent me Vitamin D3 (READ >>>), Vitamin C (READ…), Tumeric with Black pepper, Cinnamon (READ…)– the very same supplements my medical doctor was now recommending to me. Even though I was a naturalist, I wasn’t always as fully committed to taking additional vitamins and supplements because I didn’t “get” the connection my sister kept trying to communicate to me between DNA and deficiencies. I didn’t understand that deficiencies sometimes exist simply BECAUSE of genetics. I also didn’t realize that someone like me, who ate healthy and got plenty of sunshine, still needed to supplement UNTIL I saw it in my own DNA for myself. I’ve learned a lot from my own sister and doctor since then, and I am still learning. There’s always something for all of us to learn–and I’m after truth, so let’s not stop there.
YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM
Most people, including myself, are truly unaware of how much of their health really is in their own hands. Having this knowledge will allow you to take back the power over your own health. YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM, you are an active participant in your own health experiences, and the more knowledge you have, the more power you have. So get out there and get some knowledge.
WHY ARE YOU TAKING VITAMINS?
Are you taking your vitamins because your doctor told you to, OR are you taking vitamins because you want them to “actually” do something for you? Because just like all bodies are not created equal, not all vitamins are created equal. So, what separates the cheap vitamins off the shelves from the more expensive ones you might find? Well, to put it simply, that has something to do with the type of technology NOW being used to give vitamins unparalleled absorption—which not only gives you an immune boost, but also allows you to ACTIVIELY against diseases and illnesses using powerful, natural formulas.
WHY JUST TAKING ANYTHING CAN BE A CRAPSHOOT
A lot of the cheaper vitamin supplements on the market will not ever make it past your gut. Rather, they will get trapped in the gut and be broken down, and then pass right out to that thing you call the toilet. In other words, you will have to take very large doses of your regular vitamins (like C and D3) to get the effect you’re looking for. But that’s a double edge sword, because mega doses of vitamins that get trapped in the gut can cause side effects, diarrhea, and even gastrointestinal problems. So what is the solution? The solution is vitamins made with liposomal AND cyclodextrin complexation technology, the same technology first used to save the lives of HIV and cancer patients long ago, and THAT same technology that is still being used today. (READ MORE HERE)
DON’T YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT OTHERS ALREADY DO?
I’m not a fan of the all or nothing mentality. The I’m right and you’re wrong belief system, because guess what? We’ve all been wrong at some point, and that kind of thinking just builds walls that prevents us from progressing. Instead, I’m a fan of finding truth. Does it work? Why does it work? If it works, why isn’t this knowledge available to more people? How do we get what works into the regular people’s hands?
I’M TEACHING YOU SOMETHING AND GIVING SOMETHING AWAY–BOTH ARE FREE
Because I just happen to be personally related to one those few vitamin/supplement companies who not only have access to this technology, but can also produce these kinds of vitamins, I’m going to take advantage of THAT opportunity and give something back to YOU. There isn’t a better time than now to support one another in our community.
GIVING BACK TO MY READERS
We are going to be doing a series of GIVE-AWAYS for “HEALTHY YOU BASKETS” throughout the coming weeks. No strings attached. Just an opportunity for you to not only add something to your book of knowledge, but also to your vitamin cabinet–it’s all FREE. Thanks for following along! Knowledge is power, so take back power over your health and learn something new! I look forward to also being able to pass something along to you and your family during this time that will put you back in the driver’s seat of your own health! Thanks for following along with me.