Optimal Nutrient Delivery
There are volumes of books written on proteins, fats, carbohydrates,
vitamins, minerals, herbs, fruits, vegetables and the like. But little or
nothing is written about enzymes. Enzymes are the best-kept secret in health and
in fighting disease. Yet, nothing works without enzymes—no plants, animals, or
Without digestive enzymes essential fats, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals,
and vitamins will fail to be extracted from our foods and be put to work in your
body. Enzymes are very specific. That is, each enzyme acts in a specific way and
on a specific food component. A deficiency or absence on one enzyme could lead
to improper digestion. The proper chemical balance in enzymes makes the
digestive system work. Enzymes break foods down into smaller sizes and release
the nutrients in our foods. Because we adhere to the holistic approach of using
only whole foods and herbs in our products, the use of enzymes in each product
is vital to ensure optimum digestion and release of the nutrients.
In addition to the release of nutrients for food components, absorption is
the next step in delivery to the cellular level. With a poor or compromised
intestinal system, the nutrients pass through with little or no benefit. The
absorption of digested nutrients from the intestine is influenced by the general
condition of the body and current nutrition.
Minerals activate enzymes, and with specific minerals present at the time of
digestion, nutrients are absorbed more readily through the intestinal tract. In
experiments using Albion chelated minerals, carbohydrate and protein absorption
was increased over 50%.
Studies have confirmed the value of including amino acid chelates to increase
nutrient absorption. Research has demonstrated that when specific mineral amino
acid chelates are included in food, more amino acids and energy is extracted
from the food. Furthermore, this increased nutrient availability results in
increased deposition of the nutrients in the soft tissues of the body. The Opti-Blend™
Delivery System combines a full spectrum of digestive enzymes and the specific
combination of Albion chelated minerals used in studies to promote optimum
digestion and absorption of vital nutrients.
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