Development science uses various measures to determine what supplements are appropriate for people at what times. Determining the oxidation type is one of the most important concepts applied, which is a form of metabolic typing. It essentially refers to how the bodily system copes with it’s environment, and can provide a tremendous amount of information including how the body responses to stress, produces energy, and the set of symptoms one may be presenting. By balancing the oxidation rate, so that it is not too fast nor too slow, the energy efficiency of the body is greatly improved, akin to peddling a bicycle at the right speed. This helps balance the body as a whole system, providing an optimum environment for millions of enzymes to function, and gets reflected in massive physical and emotional healing.
The most common oxidation type today is slow oxidation, found in about 85-90% of people. On a hair test, it shows as low levels of sodium and potassium relative to the levels of calcium and magnesium. This is because slow oxidizers often suffer from low adrenal and thyroid output, and tissue sodium and potassium levels correlate well with adrenal and thyroid function. This can cause fatigue, sugar cravings, low blood sugar, apathy, depression, slow thinking & brain fog, “burn out”, constipation, bloating, leaky gut, among many other manifestations. As the oxidation rate further slows, toxic metal accumulation increases, immune response decreases, and one can develop various health conditions.
On the flip side, increasing a sluggish oxidation rate can yield huge improvements in health. Besides the specific slow oxidizer diet, which includes less fat and plenty of cooked vegetables, a key supplement used is Endo-met Megapan. This formulation includes B1, B3, B5, B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, chromium, and various others in specific ratios. These nutrients help speed up the oxidation rate, and are foundational to any development program for a slow oxidizer.