ACTIVATOR- YOUR DAILY METABOLIC “SPARK PLUG”
Would it be true to say that you want to do everything you can to look good and feel good throughout a long and healthy life?
OF COURSE YOU DO!
There is probably nothing that you want more for yourself and for those you love than to live life to its fullest — being physically strong and mentally sharp as you celebrate all the best life has to offer.
And you most likely already know that…
HIGH-POWERED NUTRITION IS A KEY TO YOUTH AND VITALITY
As a person that is interested in health you have most likely invested a good bit of time, energy and money in nutrition.
So we thought it would be a good idea to introduce ACTIVATOR to you, a very special HIGH-POWERED NUTRITION supplement.
What is so special about Activator?
NUTRI-SPEC has invested more than 40 years of scientific research into finding out the whole truth about what makes up a truly healthy human diet. The result of this research was our exceptional scientific testing system and an accompanying diet that is based on the all-important principle of BIOLOGICAL INDIVIDUALITY.
Part of that research was to examine the effects that nutritional supplements have on a human body’s metabolism. According to NUTRI-SPEC own high standards and ethics, virtually all nutritional supplements that are currently on the market have been examined and clinically tested in great detail.
We have done so, because our approach to nutrition has always been to only use or recommend any nutritional supplement when all available research has been provided. Here is why we are so “picky”?
We understand that only when all available facts are known about a nutritional supplement, is it possible to use this supplement for its full benefit in preventing and reversing disease.
And, more importantly, we also found that using supplements irresponsibly based on incomplete information can have serious and unwanted side effects in the body.
Further, we discovered that quite often, nutritional supplements are sold to customers by giving only part the information they really should be told. The information that is not told, however, is vitally important for you, the consumer, as it influences the decision making process whether to buy or not to buy.
Here is an example: VITAMIN C
Let’s say you are coming down with the flu and you go to the pharmacy or health food shop and ask if there is anything that would help.
There is a great chance that the sales person will tell you that Vitamin C is a safe choice.
You’ll probably get a variation of the following advertising speech:
“Vitamin C is natural and found abundantly in vegetables and fruits. It is a water-soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant, sit helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin.”
“Vitamin C also helps to repair and regenerate tissues, protect against heart disease, aids in the absorption of iron, prevents scurvy, and decreases total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides. Research indicates that vitamin C may help protect against a variety of cancers by combating free radicals, and helps neutralize the effects of nitrites (these are preservatives found in some packaged foods that may raise the risk of certain forms of cancer). Supplemental vitamin C may also lessen the duration and symptoms of the common cold, helps delay or prevent cataracts, and supports a healthy immune function.”
So, as you just read, you are told that Vitamin C its quite a magic substance because it is a powerful antioxidant.This means it protects you from free radical damage.
You may also be told that vitamin C has been used for many, many years and that it is good to use a daily protective supplemental dosage of around 500 mg – 1000 mg.
You might also hear that Vitamin C is perfectly safe and that studies confirm that even high dosages of 10000 mg and more are fine. You are told that your body can use what it needs, while any excess is “harmlessly” excreted in your urine.
And you might think that Vitamin C is all “natural”, right?
Because it is found naturally in fruit and especially in “Superfoods”, isn’t it?
In this way, vitamin C is probably the nutritional supplement that has been the most recommended for many, many years for a great variety of health problems.
And, what is more, all these statements are scientifically and statistically true to some degree.
However, that is not the whole story about Vitamin C. Some things are being left out, which are very important to know as well. You are only given part of the information you really should get.
So, here are some other facts about vitamin C that you may not know (research provided at the bottom of this article).
- Did you know that Vitamin C depletes your body of many mineral and trace mineral nutrients? (1) The truth is that your kidneys cannot excrete Vitamin C at all without combining it with an important mineral nutrient such as calcium or magnesium or zinc. Every single molecule of excess Vitamin C that gets dumped in your urine steals from you an important mineral nutrient.
- Did you know that Vitamin C will particularly cause a deficiency in the essential trace mineral copper?(2)
- Did you know that excess Vitamin C will actually cause high cholesterol? (3)
- Did you know that the “anti-oxidant” Vitamin C will actually decrease the activity of ceruloplasmin, one of your body’s most important anti-oxidants? (4)
- Did you know that excess Vitamin C can damage the DNA (the genetic material inside each of your cells) and also damage cell membranes because of its oxidant (not anti-oxidant) activity? (5)
- Did you know that because it is such a strong oxidant (not anti-oxidant) more than 500 milligrams of Vitamin C will cause the formation in your DNA of oxoadenine, a powerfully damaging toxin which particularly will harm the heart and other organs? (6)
- Did you know that Vitamin C will convert the mineral iron to a form that damages the blood vessels and leads to hardening of the arteries and heart blockage? (7)
- Did you know that Vitamin C can auto-oxidize, and instead of being an anti-oxidant to protect you against free radical damage, will actuallycause free radical damage? (8) This oxidation of Vitamin C occurs most easily in the presence of minerals such as iron, manganese, and chromium. When excess Vitamin C is taken together with these mineral nutrients you are particularly likely to suffer free radical damage.
- Did you know that excess Vitamin C will cause the formation of the toxic chemical pentosadine, a marker of premature aging and tissue destruction? (9)
- Did you know that Vitamin C causes destruction of proteins in your body that will accelerate the aging process? (10) This acceleration of aging by Vitamin C is particularly pronounced in anyone with a diabetic tendency. The protein destructive effects of Vitamin C are particularly associated with cataract formation.
- Did you know that Vitamin C in doses greater than 180 milligrams is a total waste of money , because it is not absorbed and tends to cause gas and bloating in your intestinal tract? (11) Eighty to ninety percent of Vitamin C is absorbed up to a dose of 180 milligrams, but beyond that, absorption decreases rapidly so that at 5000 mg doses only 24% is absorbed, while the rest just irritates your digestive system.
- Did you know that Vitamin C (which is supposed to be “good for the immune system”) will actually increase the incidence and spread of cancer? (12)
So, after reading this, is it possible that you are getting a little nervous about the Vitamin C that you have been taking?
And, you may rightly ask, how come that you have never heard about such research?
Good question. We can only suspect that, if all the scientific facts were known to the consumer, vitamin C sales would drop. It is more profitable to only talk about those scientific studies that support sales process. After all, Vitamin C is a billion dollar business. (13)
You see, the factual, scientific type of case we just made against irresponsible Vitamin C supplementation could be made just as well against almost all of the minerals, and almost all of the trace minerals, not to mention the amino acids, the herbs, and nearly all the other pills and potions that you see advertised by the health food industry.
And here is a bit more research for you:
We have just made the case above that excess Vitamin C is a instead of the anti-oxidant that it should be when used responsibly.
In its damaging role as an oxidant, Vitamin C destroys the activity of one other important anti-oxidant — Vitamin E.
But, the reverse can also occur. Excess Vitamin E will also act as an oxidant instead of an anti- oxidant and in fact, doses of Vitamin E much above 140 milligrams (̈~ 200 i.U.) will actually destroy the activity of Vitamin C. (14)
We also mentioned above the effects that Vitamin C has in depleting you of copper. That essential trace mineral (copper) is also depleted by excess intake of the trace mineral zinc. You may be surprised to learn that only two weeks of zinc supplementation of 18.5 milligrams is enough to cause a copper deficiency. (15)
Another problem with excess zinc supplementation is that it will actually cause high cholesterol. (16)
You have now seen that both Vitamin C and zinc work against the activity of copper. How many people do you know that are taking Vitamin C and zinc because they are both “good for the immune system?” Combining Vitamin C and zinc has such a powerful anti-copper effect that it can actually cause cardio-vascular disease. (17)
In case you wonder if there are other very commonly used nutritional substances that can have dangerous effects in your body, we suggest you head over to the “articles” section and read about “soy”, “essential fatty acids” and “fish oil”. These articles are real eye-openers that I think every health conscious individual should know of, especially those of you that are raising children.
– INTRODUCING ACTIVATOR –
a truly special nutritional supplement
You have just read through a number of examples of nutritional research that might directly contradict what you have been told by your health food expert, and as a result you are now a little bit wiser about irresponsible use of nutritional supplements.
So, what is a health-conscious person like you supposed to do?
Stop taking supplements altogether? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Because it turns out that you are right. You really do need supplements.
There are many, many scientific studies that have shown conclusively that our high carbohydrate modern diet is so depleted of essential nutrients that we are all at risk of unnecessary health problems.
Just how much damage is being done when our nutrition needs are not met?
Research shows that fatigue, mood changes, and weight gain are all signs of the stress of under-nutrition.
Research also shows that these ordinary, every day miseries are only the tip of the iceberg, and are the forerunners for such severe conditions as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Science also shows us that you can enrich your life beyond your wildest expectations if you supplement responsibly, if you supplement with nutrients of the highest biological activity, and if you supplement with nutrients in proper balance.
There is currently one and only one multiple supplement (that I know off) which has been developed to give you everything that may be missing from your diet, as well as the high-powered nutrients to help keep you looking and feeling your best while preventing the development of degenerative diseases.
The name of that supplement is ACTIVATOR.
WHAT SPECIAL ADVANTAGES WILL ACTIVATOR GIVE YOU?
How is Activator different from the typical multi vitamin supplement that you get from the health food store?
There are three main differences:
- The first benefit of Activator is its the broad diversity of nutrients. No less than 41 nutritional factors are found in Activator. None of these nutrients are in the excess quantities that have been shown to cause the damage (as described above) of typical supplements. None of these nutrients are in the forms that have been shown to cause damage.
- The second special benefit you get from Activator relates to the high biological activity of the nutrients. All the nutrients that are provided in Activator are in forms that participate most efficiently in your body’s metabolic processes.
- The third special benefit is it dissolution and absorption quality.
Easy dissolution means that the nutrients that are contained in Activator are easily absorbed and utilized.
The nutrients that are found in Activator are not mixed with as many filling substances as other supplements. Filling substances are added to a tablet or pill so that the nutrients hold together, are nicely lubricated and of course increase shelf.
The effect of these coatings and fillings is that many tablets that you take actually bypass the area where they are absorbed efficiently in the intestines.
NUTRI-SPEC has carefully selected only those filling materials that are absolutely necessary to form a tablet. This surely decreases shelf life, but greatly increases bio-availability; a risk that NUTRI-SPEC is glad to take.
Because this quality distinction between Activator and other types of multivitamins is so important that we would like to give you some specific examples so you understand what we mean….
ACTIVATOR IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO SUPPLYING YOUR NUTRIENT NEEDS.
Go to the kitchen and get out a loaf of bread, a box of cereal or your typical multivitamin.
Now read on the labels until you come to the B vitamins used to “enrich” these products. You will likely find Vitamin B1 listed there as thiamin hydrochloride or mononitrate; you will also find Vitamin B6 listed as pyridoxine hydrochloride.
These are the forms of Vitamin B1 and B6 universally used in nutrition supplements and the enrichment of foods. But here is something that maybe no one ever told you: These are not the forms of these vitamins that are used naturally by your body.
Activator contains B vitamins in their biologically active enzyme co-factor form.
Vitamin B2 exists in the form of riboflavin-5-phosphate, the form of the vitamin occurring naturally in tissues and cells.
And the Vitamin B1 and B6? In Activator you will find them as thiamin pyrophosphate and as pyridoxal-5- phosphate instead of the cheap materials used in the food industry and in the supplement industry.
Activator’s enzyme co-factor forms of B vitamins, unlike common supplemental B vitamins, require no conversion in order to be efficiently utilized by your body.
One other important consideration concerning B vitamins is your body’s ability to absorb them.
The health food industry is happy to sell people mega doses of B vitamins making so that you think you are getting more for your money, right?
Using Vitamin B1 as an example, did you know that the maximum dose your body can absorb is less than 4 milligrams? What does that say about a supplement that contains 10, 20, or even 50 milligrams of Vitamin B1?
Activator gives you the highest biological activity nutrients, in quantities for maximum absorption and utilization.
Another noteworthy component of Activator is Vitamin C in fat-soluble form. This form of Vitamin C is retained and utilized far more effectively than the ordinary water-soluble Vitamin C.
An even more important benefit you get from Activator is its mineral and trace mineral content. Again, efficiency of absorption and utilization is the key.
One example to illustrate is the trace mineral chromium. In Activator you find chromium polynicotinate, which has been shown to be 18 times more bio-active than other forms of chromium, and, which is also the form of chromium that relates specifically to preventing blood sugar (and brain sugar) problems. (18)
One other benefit from Activator compared to other supplements is its high proportion of trace minerals to vitamins.
Activator is formulated with careful consideration given to the typical diet. Bread, cereal, and beverages are (as you know) commonly fortified with B and C vitamins, yet contain little, if any, trace minerals. You already learned earlier in this brochure that trace mineral status is further jeopardized by the largely unrecognized fact that supplementation with vitamins can actually further deplete trace mineral levels.
Another benefit from Activator (and one reason why it costs just a little more than the low quality multi supplement put out by the health food industry) is that it contains physiologically significant quantities of all its nutrients.
(A common trick employed by health food companies is to dress up product labels with the names of all kinds of fancy nutrients — but they put them in there in insignificant quantities.)
The critical nutrients you get from ACTIVATOR (and only from ACTIVATOR) include all the heat-labile amino acids.
Just what does it mean that these vital amino acids are heat-labile?
It means that at ordinary cooking temperatures these amino acids are functionally destroyed to some degree.
How significant is the nutritional loss of amino acids such as lysine, methionine, taurine, and the rest?
Most people eat too many carbohydrates and sugars, and eat insufficient amounts of protein. Most of the proteins they do eat are over-cooked by too long heating and frying.
The result of this will be some extent of functional and structural amino acid insufficiencies.
So, the heat-labile amino acids contained in ACTIVATOR are an absolute daily necessity.
And lastly, perhaps the most important advantage you get from Activator is that you absorb virtually all the nutrients.
This is due to what is called the dissolution characteristics of the supplement. You see, most vitamins and minerals have only a very short section of your intestines through which they can be absorbed.
Most supplements do not even begin to dissolve in your intestine until they have passed the point of absorption for most nutrients. (This is probably why more damage isn’t done by the typical trashy supplement — most of the ingredients pass right through you and into the toilet without ever actually being absorbed into your blood.)
When Activator is taken with or immediately after a meal, the supplement breaks down completely long before it gets even to the beginning part of your intestinal tract, so that all the nutrients are absorbed.
You can now easily see that the scientific evidence supports Activator as being the perfect foundation of your nutrition plan.