Dietary Reference Intake (DRI)
Recommended Dietary Allowance
Does a B-Vitamin Complex really help reduce Stress?
Is it possible to overdose on Vitamin C?
In addition to low Vitamin C and/or Vitamin B1, low tin is a common nutritional cause of low adrenals, which can lead to left-sided cardiac insufficiency.
DRI / RDA Copper and Chromium
What is Cellular Nutrition?
Dietary requirements of minerals and their levels are nearly impossible to establish using routine blood tests. Most electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, potassium...) are subject to close homeostatic regulation regardless of dietary intake, while the accuracy of their measurements is compromised by collection, transport, hemolysis, storage, mineral ratios, or processing used. Similar errors are encountered when trying to establish nutritional requirements through serum or plasma panels for zinc, manganese, phosphorus, chromium, selenium, copper, and most other trace elements.
Intracellular Calcium Measurement in neurons with calcium-selective microelectrodes, and microfluorometry.
While an antioxidant-rich diet may provide adequate cellular nutrition for the average, healthy individual - it would be inadequate for those suffering from nutrition related chronic diseases, which require the use of more sophisticated resources that are capable of measuring and optimizing an individual's cellular nutrition status.
Myth: If one has a healthy diet, one does not need any supplementation.
Fact: If a large group of people were to follow the exact same dietary lifestyle and exercise program, a certain number would still suffer from high or low blood pressure, high or low blood sugar, or high or low stomach acid, while the rest may develop arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental illness, or other medical conditions... Read More
Myth: One may liberally supplement mega-doses of water-soluble vitamins since they - unlike fat-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body, so they cannot cause any harm.
Fact: Despite being water-soluble, Vitamin B6 can cause permanent, irreversible nerve damage when used improperly, while an excessive intake or overdose of Vitamin C has the potential of eventually causing zinc, copper, or calcium deficiencies in prone individuals... Read More