I know I’ve written about and have shared with you just how important I feel that taking nutritional supplements are and how beneficial they can be for your body’s wellness. I want to take that even further with you today and share just how near and dear to my heart a particular nutritional product is to me.
I know I’ve also shared with you that in 1999 I was diagnosed with colon cancer (at the very young age of 29). One day later I underwent surgery to remove the tumor along with several inches of my colon. In the weeks to follow, I had an implanted port placed for chemo that would also soon begin. During these few weeks and really throughout my six months of treatment, I did my own personal study of the relationship between nutrition and disease (and in my case, cancer). You can read my findings in a previous post entitled Nutrition, Disease and Vitamin Supplements.
Shortly after my diagnosis and well into my study, I realized I needed to be taking at least a multivitamin. I learned the importance of building just as strong of an immunity that I could to help my body fight the cancer. I also learned that keeping my body healthy during the chemo could help with the side effects of the chemo.
I tried over the counter vitamins and supplements, but because of the mouth sores I had from the chemo, it was nearly impossible to swallow the large pills. Thankfully, a friend introduced me to a particular brand of supplements called nutraMetrix. Honestly, when I realized that most of the supplements were in powder or crystal-like form I didn’t even have to research the brand, I knew that was something I could easily swallow. So I began ordering one or two of the products and eventually started taking several of the vitamins and supplements on a daily basis.
Beyond any doubt I can tell you the improvement I felt physically when I took these as to when I didn’t. I ‘tested’ it so to speak one month and didn’t take anything extra…just to see if my side effects from the chemo were any different. With a resounding yes, I could totally tell the difference! I continued to take these supplements for the duration of my chemo and life happened and I can’t remember why I even stopped. It didn’t take long to even lose track of how I had even came across them in the first place.
NOW…fast forward 13 years. Over the course of the last few months/year I’m regularly taking vitamins again and just in the last few weeks have been led back to the nutraMetrix brand. (That’s even a longer, crazier story how that came full circle!) And what I am beyond excited about is that I’ve become a distributor for nutraMetrix and will soon become a specialized Consultant for the company. That’s just how much I believe in this product!
Remember why I told you I went with this brand in the first place?
Primarily because most are in a crystal-like form that you mix with 2-4 ounces of water. That’s it! NO ginormous pills to swallow!! Hooray!
Secondly and more importantly the absorption rate is astounding! Compared to a typical vitamin pill the absorption of Nutrametrix is fully complete in only 5 minutes! Do you know that a typical mulitivitamin tablet is still in its early digestive form and has only begun to be broken down by your stomach acids! Crazy!
The two most important factors when searching for the best quality nutritional supplements are absorption and potency. Isotonix® supplements, when mixed with water, have the same pH and osmotic pressure as the body’s fluids, such as tears, plasma and blood.
With most supplements it’s hard to determine just how much of the actual supplement your body is absorbing. With Nutrametrix, 100% is absorbed by the body.
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Although there are several Nutrametrix products available to you, here are the ones I took during my chemotherapy treatments.
OPC-3 is a combination of bilberry, grape seed, red wine and pine bark extracts all found to be powerful antioxidants.
Vitamin C has been heralded for quite possibly being the best immune system supporter and antioxidant available today. People who take daily doses of vitamin C can boost their immune system. Vitamin C supports the immune system by protecting the body from free radical damage.
Aloe Vera Extract
Because the typical diet consist of many foods unintended for digestion, maintaining a healthy digestive tract is important to the overall health of the body. Ultimate Aloe contains over 200 nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, including 13 of the 17 essential minerals needed for good nutrition. Studies have shown that aloe consumed orally promotes normal digestion and supports a healthy immune system.
Because Aloe is also intended for soft tissue healing (such as the tissue in our GI system) it was essential in helping me when I had the mouth sores and extreme diarrhea caused from the chemotherapy. You can read a full product description here.
Please don’t stop with this short list. In the years since, Nutrametrix has incorporated many other supplements into their product line. There are vitamins specific to heart health, liver cleansing and detox, bone and joint, weight loss and energy and endurance just to name a few.
There is also an in-home kit that helps you determine exactly what nutrients your body may need along with custom formulas are available to you as well!
If you’re interested in any of these products or have questions about them, I’d love to hear from you! You can also browse the website for any other product information as well as order and give them a try for yourself!
Please consult your doctor before taking any nutritional supplements and vitamins. This is not a sponsored or paid advertisement. It’s mere information about a product I have taken with results based solely on personal opinion and experience.