Cellular nutrition was a foreign concept to Sam. He thought he was meeting his nutritional needs by eating three meals a day, while trying to get some vegetables and fruits in. Then he started developing allergies.
First, they were in the spring, then his symptoms continued throughout the year. His energy plummeted, his nose ran, and sneezing was a constant companion. He tried various remedies including allergy shots and drugs with no improvement.
Then, during a visit with a nutritional medicine physician he found out his allergies were likely a result of underlying inflammation in his body caused by oxidative stress. Oxidative stress harms natural healing.
His doctor said, “This is the same type of inflammation implicated in cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other degenerative diseases.”
He started him on supplements rich in antioxidants targeted to provide optimal cellular nutrition. Sam started to notice improvements within a month. Now, after 6 months his allergy symptoms are all but gone.
“In my clinical experience, almost all allergies will improve [with optimal cellular nutrition supplements]. Some will improve dramatically and some will improve moderately,” says Ray D. Strand, MD, in his Allergy Protocol at his on-line medical practice.
Optimal cellular nutrition doesn’t just help allergies… It can save your life!
The “root” cause of over 70 chronic degenerative diseases is “oxidative stress,” according to reports found in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, British Lancet, and Annuals of Internal Medicine, says Strand.
Optimal cellular nutrition is providing your cells ALL the micronutrients proven to benefit health from the medical literature.
What’s Oxidative Stress?
Oxidative stress results from excess free radicals. Free radicals, produced naturally in your body during metabolism, become harmful when stress and environmental pollutants including unhealthy foods increase their numbers.
“When you produce more free radicals than you can manage, you create oxidative stress. Oxygen is essential for life itself; however, it is also inherently dangerous for our existence. The same process that causes a cut apple to turn brown or metal to rust also causes your body to rust inside,” Strand, informs.
You are not defenseless though!
Antioxidants (vitamin C, E, beta-carotene, mixed carotenoids, and others) can neutralize free radicals.
“Balance is the key. You need to have enough antioxidants available to handle the number of free radicals produced. Then you are able to prevent oxidative stress from occurring,” says Strand.
Your body can make some of its own antioxidants and you can get them from foods such as fruits and vegetables.
However, you can’t get enough from these sources alone. This is due to the demands of oxidative stress along with the typical methods of growing and handling food.
According to nutritional experts such as Andrew Weil, MD and Ray D.Strand, MD, you must supplement a healthy diet for optimal cellular nutrition.
3 Tips for Choosing an Optimal Cellular Nutrition Supplement
Speaking as someone who has learned the hard way by wasting lots of money, buying supplements of poor quality, and even overdosing on one type and being deficient in another… it’s important to be well-informed when choosing supplements.
Here’s 3 Key Tips from Dr. Strand in Bionutrition:
1. Avoid the “smorgasbord approach.”
With this approach, you rely on the health food store clerk or you pick and chose a number of individual supplements yourself.
“You want to find a company who understands that the balance between the nutrients you are supplementing is as important as providing the optimal levels of nutrients,” says Dr. Strand.
2. Understand the concept of “Synergy.”
The main reason cellular nutrition is so potent against oxidative stress is the “synergy” it creates. Synergy means the combined effort is greater than any individual effort.
Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients need each other to nourish your cells. For example:
- Glutathione is the most potent antioxidant within the cell; vitamin E is the most potent within the cell membrane, while Vitamin C is the most potent in the plasma.
- The antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid replenishes both E and glutathione.
- Glutathione needs the mineral selenium to do its job.
Choose supplements that contain a balanced mix of antioxidants, minerals, and other key nutrients like B vitamins and vitamin D.
3. Look for trusted resources to inform your supplement product choice.
Two top resources for evaluating nutritional supplements are the NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements (Professional Version) and ConsumerLab.com.
The NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements provides an independent rating of over 1500 nutritional supplements based on criteria recommended by 12 leading nutritional authorities.
ConsumerLab.com (CL) provides Product Reviews to help consumers and health professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products and offer a Voluntary Certification Program for manufacturers and distributors.
See the article, “Dietary Supplement Resources” for more on how to chose your nutritional supplement.
You’re constantly being bombarded by stress, both psychological and environmental, that causes excess free radicals and oxidative stress which leads to accelerated aging and killer disease.
You can balance out the free radicals that cause oxidative stress with the right balance of antioxidants, minerals, and other nutrients.
You can stop accelerated aging, and avoid getting a degenerative, life sapping disease by getting optimal cellular nutrition!