5 Suboptimal Factors Keeping You From Becoming Biologically Optimized
In this article, you will learn:
- Is your diet or supplement stack leaving you low in critical vitamins and minerals?
- Why addressing “deficiency” is NOT enough for fully bioptimized health
- How you can essentially be deficient in protein — even when you consume lots of protein
- And much more...
Deadly Deficiency #1: Mineral And Vitamin Deficiency
In medicine, a deficiency is a lack or shortage of a functional entity, by less than normal or necessary supply or function.
What Is The Basic Nutrient Amount That Prevents One From Getting A Disease?
The early research was with sailors. They discovered that when they were on long journeys, they would get a condition called scurvy. Scurvy was caused by a lack of vitamin C.
At that time, medical research began to discover the minimum amount to prevent the development of a given disease.
Eventually, this led to the development of the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). RDA is the level of intake of essential nutrients that are judged by the Food and Nutrition Board to be sufficient enough to meet the nutrient requirements of all healthy people.
Doctors and scientists have figured out that many of the obvious diseases stem from mineral and vitamin deficiency.
To illustrate our current state of mineral and vitamin deficiency, take a look at what was published in Scientific American in 2011:
“A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent; iron levels 37 percent; vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent.
A similar British study of nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal, found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent.”
This mineral and vitamin deficiency is the result of modern-day agricultural practices. The latter decreases the quality of the soil in which we grow our food.
What are the symptoms of lack of minerals? The lack of essential nutrients such as calcium, zinc, or iron can result in various disease states.
For example, magnesium deficiency has an impact on mental health. That’s why we created the world’s first formula with all 7 forms of magnesium called Magnesium Breakthrough.
If we’re not getting these minerals from our food, we have to get them from somewhere else to become biologically optimized.
Here’s the critical question that we are focused on:
What’s the optimum vitamin and mineral dosage for super health, or as we call it BiOptimized Health?
Let’s consider for a moment what deficiency is from a BiOptimized perspective…
If you take a pro-athlete, a 27-year-old pregnant woman, and an 80-year-old grandma… Do you think their mineral and vitamin requirements are going to be different?
They’ve got completely different:
- Physical capacities
- Energy requirements
- And goals
Yet remarkably, many nutrition schools, universities, and so-called “experts” cling to the outdated beliefs that requirements are generally similar for most adults.
They have no differentiation in requirements between the individuals.
The appropriate levels of bioavailable minerals and vitamins essential for optimizing your health are based on your:
- And genetics
Aim to get as much of the micronutrients you need from food. However, it’s almost impossible to get the necessary amounts due to modern farm and food production processes. This is where supplements come in.
Deadly Deficiency #2: Enzyme Deficiency
Enzymes have both biochemical and biological functions. Enzymes are the bridge between inorganic matter and organic living tissue.
Enzymes are required for virtually every single metabolic and biochemical function in the body. There are thousands of different enzymes in the body.
Every time you think, blink, or flex a muscle — enzymes are involved.
But most people’s diets have almost no enzymes. Why? What causes enzyme deficiency?
Every time you cook food with heat higher than 114 F (41 C), all enzymes in the food die. Every time a food is sprayed with pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides — the enzymes in the food die.
Every time you eat cooked food, you need to use your body’s enzyme supply to digest the food into utilizable biomaterials. So the only way to get enzymes in a diet is to eat organic, raw food. This isn’t feasible for most people.
Your body has a limited amount of enzymes, often referred to as the enzyme potential. The length of your life is inversely related to your enzyme potential.
Loosely translated, this means the more enzymes you have in the body, the longer you can live. Moreover, your body has more capacity to perform biochemical functions.
How Does This Relate To Biological Optimization?
Let’s look at athletes and people who are looking to build strength, increase muscle mass, or operate at peak physical performance levels. These individuals tend to consume massive amounts of:
- Cooked protein
- Processed protein
- Whey protein
- Casein protein
They’re eating all these proteins that have zero enzymes in them.
Virtually every time they consume protein, they’re asking their bodies to produce protease to digest the food. Proteases digest protein into amino acids.
Athletes who consume large amounts of enzyme-deficient protein often end up with digestive issues. This happens because they don’t have enough enzymes to break down the protein.
Over time, the high levels of protein consumption create a situation of enzyme deficiency. Therefore, their bodies don’t get sufficient nutrients from the food.
The answer is to consume the right digestive enzymes for your diet.
For example, if you’re on a ketogenic diet, we suggest kApex®. It’s loaded with lipases that break down fats into usable fatty acids.
If you’re on a paleo diet or any high-protein diet, we suggest taking MassZymes. It’s one of the strongest proteolytic enzyme supplements on the market today.
We’ve also created special enzymes for specific needs. For example, gluten is a protein that is very difficult for the body to break down. There is one enzyme that does the job and it’s called DPP-IV (Dipeptidyl peptidase-4). That’s the key enzyme we use in Gluten Guardian.
Deadly Deficiency #3: Probiotics Deficiency
Probiotics (means pro-life) are beneficial bacteria. Every person on the planet has trillions of bacteria inside them, including good, neutral, and bad ones.
What Are The Benefits Of Probiotics?
- Digest food
- Create vitamins
- Create vital immune system factors
- Train the immune system to fight against foreign invaders
- Help with your metabolism
- Influence your mood, cognitive function, and mental health
We get them from organic foods that haven’t been cooked and from fermented foods.
What causes probiotic deficiency? One of the common causes is the intake of antibiotics that wipes out both good and bad bacteria strains.
Secondly, because of the consumption of cooked food and the overload of toxins in our lives, we may develop probiotic deficiency.
There are thousands of different strains of bacteria in our bodies, both good and bad. The goal is to increase the good guys and diminish the bad guys.
One of the best ways to change your gut biome is to change your diet.
Each strain of bacteria lives off of certain foods. If someone eats Doritos and donuts daily, then the strains that live off of sugar and processed foods will thrive. If you eat carnivore style, then the strains that feed on meat will grow in population. If you follow a plant-based diet, then the strains that love plants will thrive.
This is why eliminating these unhealthy foods can fix gut dysbiosis (an imbalance in the gut microbiome). By shifting to a carnivore diet or a plant-based diet, you will starve many strains including the ones that may be causing problems.
We suggest supplementing with Biome Breakthrough®. It will help promote your gut health.
We also recommend using P3OM, a patented strain of Lactobacillus plantarum OM. It is one of the prebiotic supplements that can help promote your gut health.
Deadly Deficiency #4: Amino Acids Deficiency
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and proteins are the engines of life. Most of your organs and muscles are made of amino acids. The neurotransmitters that create your brain’s reality are made of amino acids.
Your body makes over 7,000 critical amino acid combinations called peptides. Your body combines twenty types of amino acids, which signal and activate thousands of critical functions.
There are 2 potential dangers with proteins and amino acids:
- An overload of undigested proteins
- Amino acids deficiency
First, let’s discuss the overload problem.
Your body can identify an undigested protein as an “allergen”. If your body has an allergic tendency and a leaky gut, the immune system can overreact to combat it. This can cause food allergies. Undigested proteins can also create digestive distress in the intestinal tract.
But the dangers don’t end there. With growing age, high-protein diets and high calorie consumption can inhibit the anti-aging cellular self-cleaning processes called autophagy and protein folding. This allows clumps of proteins to accumulate in the cells. So, the cells can no longer function and they age and eventually die.
What’s the solution to this problem? It’s simple: proteolytic enzymes supplements. Proteases are the specific enzymes that break down proteins into usable amino acids.
Now let’s shift to amino acid deficiency.
Amino acid deficiency is one of the leading causes of the gradual muscle loss that happens after people turn 28.
Why is this happening?
- A steady decrease in HCL (stomach acid)
- A decline in the body’s enzyme production
Powermove: Take Hcl And Proteolytic Enzymes Supplements
Consume HCL and proteolytic enzymes supplements with each meal.
Deadly Deficiency #5: Water Deficiency/Dehydration
Dehydration may be the biggest enemy to optimized physical and mental performance.
Many people think they get plenty of fluids daily. What they don’t realize, however, is that they may be dehydrated which could lead to a slew of health issues including:
- Joint pain
- Weight gain
The human body is approximately 75% water. This water is separated into two distinct categories. Fluids outside the cells, such as the blood, and fluid inside the cells, which maintain the cell rigidity and function.
Both are critical for optimal health and performance. Over the last two or three decades, there has been tremendous misinformation on hydration and performance.
According to research, hydration is a critical factor in:
- Optimal health
- Nutrient absorption
- Toxin elimination
Dr. Peter Agre won a Nobel prize for his work on demonstrating how the protein called aquaporin acts as a gate on the cells of your body. These channels let water in and out depending on:
- The size of the molecule
- Osmotic pressure
- Charge of the water
The channels play a key role in whether a liquid hydrates you or dehydrates you at a cellular level.
The Critical Factors You Need To Know About Water
- It’s best not to consume water with chlorine, fluoride, or chloramine in it. Removing these contaminants from your water is important.
- Bottled water contains plastics that lead to increased levels of xenoestrogens in the body. These contribute to birth defects, low sperm count, and other diseases.
- Reverse Osmosis water or RO water is great for getting contaminants out of water. But it tends to have a negative effect on pH, energy levels, and long-term health. If you currently use RO water, be sure to add organic minerals (such as Primergen-M) to replace the lost minerals.
- High pH Ionized water penetrates the cells 6 times faster than tap water or bottled water.
- By passing water through electrical currents, you can alter water to serve as a powerful antioxidant by increasing donor electrons that pick up free radicals. You can also create water that can kill viruses, bacteria, and other harmful pathogens. You can alter the water to emulsify oil, tone skin, or remove pesticides from food.
- The “normal” recommended amount of water is 8 glasses a day (which is 2 liters). However, if you’re an active person, or you live in hot climates, you need far more than this. For people aiming for peak performance, 4-6 liters of water consumption per day is sufficient enough water to maintain hydration.
For optimal levels, we suggest using a medical-grade ionizer hooked to your tap with the appropriate pre-filters installed, based on your municipality’s water contaminants. We also suggest consuming the water fresh or keeping it sealed in dark amber glass bottles to retain the charge, pH, and freshness of water.
Water Power moves
- Avoid Plastic Bottles as much as possible. Try using glass bottles to avoid absorbing plastics.
- Mineralize Your Water. Adding ¼ to ½ tsp of high-quality salts (we recommend Himalayan or sea salt) is an inexpensive way to get more minerals into your body.
For people on ketogenic diets, we also recommend adding ½ tsp of cream of tartar with the salt in 2 liters of water once a day to get the necessary amounts of potassium. We also recommend using 3 droppers a day of Primergen-M to get the necessary amounts of trace minerals.
- Avoid Tap Water. Use powerful whole house water filters. To learn more go here: www.bioptimizers.com/kangenretailrply.
Over the last 7 years, we have developed an optimal intensive hydration protocol that allows virtually anyone suffering from chronic dehydration to optimize their body’s hydration, intracellular, and extracellular fluid levels.
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