The following article excerpt is taken from Chiropractic
Economics The world's most widely read chiropractic business magazine.
Liquid Vitamins: The Wave of The Future is written by David Friedman, DC,
ND, a Life College graduate, a noted educator and lecturer on nutrition. Friedman is a certified
Doctor of Naturopathy and a board qualified chiropractic neurologist. He has published articles in
various chiropractic journals and writes a monthly nutritional newspaper column called "Health
Talk." He has appeared on numerous radio shows and his best selling tape America's Unbalanced Diet
has been heard by over one hundred thousand nationwide.
LIQUID VITAMINS: THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE
- by David Friedman, DC, ND
"My views on nutrition changed one day a few years ago when a patient came
in and told me that she was having her septic tank repaired. She told me what was causing the
blockage -- hundreds of undigested vitamin pills, some of them with the brand names still readable.
After hearing this disturbing news, I did some research of my own.I found in Tacoma Washington,
250,000 pounds of undigested vitamin and mineral pills are pulled out of the sewers every six
weeks. In Salt Lake City, over 150 gallons of vitamin and mineral pills show up in their filters
The reason is due to high metallic content of these pills. Metallic minerals
like oyster shells, carbonates, oxides and dolomites have the consistency of crushed up rocks,
which our bodies were not designed to digest.Even those pills listed as "all natural" often have
added fillers and coatings that inhibit absorption.
The 1996 Physician's Desk Reference (page 1542) shows that vitamins and
minerals in a pill form are only 10 to 20% absorbed by the body.That means for every $100 you
are spending on nutrients, you are literally flushing about $90 of it down the toilet.Because
of this lack of absorption, companies must use mega dose of nutrients and this can cause a taxation
on the kidneys. According to the National Advisory Board, 100 mg consumed in a tablet form
translates to a minute stabilized 8.3mg concentration in the blood.
Upon realizing nutrients in pill form leave much to be desired, I started to
eliminate them from my inventory and started exclusively selling a liquid nutrient. I admit
figuring out just which supplements to carry in your office can often be a task. For example, if
you recommend calcium to your patients they must also take magnesium. Then for magnesium and
calcium to properly absorb they also need boron. In order for all of these to properly assimilate,
amino acids are required. Studies show vitamin E is very helpful in preventing heart disease, but
current research shows to maintain normal blood concentrations of vitamin E, your patients must
take zinc. However, if they take zinc, a proper balance of copper and vitamin C is essential. After
taking over 20 different nutrients myself and recommending a giant handful per day to my patients,
I knew there had to be a better way.
Nutritional drinks and oral sprays offer a 98% absorption rate because
they bypass the digestive process and go directly into the blood stream and into the cell within a
matter of minutes.In fact, tests from Massachusetts General Hospital have shown higher blood
concentrations of insulin by oral liquid application. Even injections will take the insulin 30
minutes longer to reach the same blood levels. Not only are liquid nutrients more convenient, they
also allow those with irritable bowel syndrome, hiatus hernias and diverticulitis to take nutrients
that may have irritated them in a pill or capsule form." ~~ end quote
Thank you Dr. Friedman. We believe you definitely should have
supplemental nutrition for vitamins and minerals as well.
Now it gets even better for you with this great tasting product, Liquid
Essentials Multi-vitamins. Our product Liquid
EssentialsTM has 122 nutrients in a synergistic
blend, amino acids, antioxidants, enzymes and Phytonutrients.
The minerals are ionic - in a simple, tiny molecular form, unlike today's
complex mineral compounds. Thus they are readily absorbed into our body. Neither do they take other
minerals from your body to form new complex mineral compound molecules like 'modern'
Remember, our body will take what it craves most from our system, and give
up a lesser-critical resource if necessary…and if you ingest some of today's "multi-vitamins", that
is exactly what will happen (if it digests them at all).