A raging debate in the natural healing community is whether food-based supplements are better than others. Dr. Wilson and the development science team find that for best results, we need both food-based supplements and isolated nutrients, depending on which nutrient is in question. Some examples include:
An important principle of development science is called the concept of preferred minerals. It is the idea that when the preferred mineral or form of a mineral are not available, the body can substitute “less preferred” minerals to continue functioning. For example, when zinc is deficient (which is very common), the body can use the toxic metal cadmium in it’s place for some enzymes, which now may function at 10%-50% of it’s capacity. This is a very useful survival mechanism to keep the body going in these times of widespread malnourishment.
Isolated mineral supplements work well as placeholders. A placeholder refers to a non-ideal form of a mineral for the body that still assists in healing and development. Some may keep energy channels open, while others may protect the sodium/potassium ratio or help balance the oxidation rate, until the preferred form is obtained through diet.
Endo-met labs offers a wide range of food-based supplements & nutrient blends including: