In this article, you will learn:

  • What plants can teach us about multiplying and optimizing nutrient absorption
  • How to assure the nutrients you consume from food and supplements don’t go to waste
  • 3 phases of getting nutrients INTO your cells and the dangers of missing even 1 phase
  • And much more…

Most of the information in the dietary world, inside of medical research, focuses on raw materials. “You need this much vitamin D, this much protein, this many carbohydrates, and this many fats.”

However, just as important as the raw materials are the bio-workers. Inside the body, the only workers are enzymes and probiotics. They do the work of virtually every metabolic, digestive, and immune system process.

The Three Phases to Nutrification

We define nutrification as the process of consuming foods, breaking them down into usable components, transporting them into your bloodstream, and then assimilating them in the body.

Step 1: Consumption

In this stage, we flood your digestive system with the essential nutrients required for you to achieve your health and performance goals based on your genetics.

We have developed these principles based on two-time Nobel prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling’s research on Orthomolecular Nutrition. We call it the “plant theory of nutrification.”

The Plant Theory of Nutrification

Imagine your body is a beautiful glorious plant.

For a plant to be strong and hardy, it needs an optimal mix of soil (probiotics and minerals), sun (vitamins), water, and enzymes (innate in the seed).

When the plant lacks any of these, it suffers. When the plant has too much water it can drown. When it has too much sun, it can dry out. If it has too many minerals, it can kill the plant.

Your body is the same. It needs the optimal levels of oxygen, water, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and probiotics to rock and roll.

The goal of phase 1 is to give your body all the highest quality nutrients it needs to be at its best. This is where buying the best, real food possible matters. Buy organic vegetables and fruits if possible. Buying heirlooms vegetables is even better. When you buy meat, focus on grass-fed. Even better, eat wild game.

How much should you eat? This is where your weight, age, personal lifestyle, genetics, and goals need to be factored. Doing blood work and genetic tests are critical to find if you have mutations that are causing deficiencies.

If you’re looking to gain maximum muscle mass, we’d be focusing on enzymes and protein.

If you’re looking to burn fat, we’d probably be looking at increases in protein, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals.

If you’re traveling a lot, we’d probably be focused a little bit more on the probiotics to enhance your immunity.

If you have too many heavy metals in your body, we’ll go on a healthy detox phase.

In the consumption stage, we give your body all the macronutrients it needs including live plant proteins, essential fatty acids, organic protein sources, phytonutrients, and therapeutic levels of vitamins and minerals.

Step 2: Conversion

The second step to optimize your digestion is to extract nutrients from the food you’re currently getting.

This involves increasing our “bio-workers”: enzymes and probiotics.

These are the “workers” who do all the work as far as deconstructing the food into its raw components. They deconstruct protein into usable amino acids, fats into fatty acids, and carbs into glycogen. They’re also involved in clearing out toxins from your body.

Enzymes enhance your body’s ability to move toxins out of the body, and more importantly, rebuild tissues that have been damaged from chemical toxins and oxidative stress.

Most formulations of various enzymes are made up of amylase, lipase, and protease. They break down your carbohydrates, fats, and proteins respectively.

If you’re looking to build muscle mass, you need to shunt more amino acids into the cells where it can be used to build muscle.

Probiotics are organisms that break down food even further, help fight off bad bacteria and viruses, remove toxic garbage, and run an incredible array of biological functions for digestion. They also produce neurotransmitters, immune factors, vitamins, enzymes, and many other critical nutrients for the body.

They’re one of the best weapons to protect your immunity and maintain optimal digestive function.

Think of the enzymes as a lawnmower and the probiotics as the lawn mulcher. Together, they deconstruct food into the fuel and building blocks your body needs to be BiOptimized.

Step 3: Assimilation

Assimilation is the final step of nutrification. The amino acids, fatty acids, and glycogen cross the intestinal barrier and enter the bloodstream.

In this final step, amino acids become assimilated as muscle, organs, neurotransmitters, and peptides. Guess what actually does the work? Enzymes. Again, enzymes do over 25,000 different functions in the body. Enzymes are the workers that do the assimilation.

Fatty acids become either energy, brain matter, body fat, myelin sheath, hormones, and many other things. What does the work? Enzymes.

Glycogen gets stored either in the liver, muscle, or turns into body fat via the gluconeogenesis process. Gluconeogenesis is a 25-cent word that means, you didn’t burn the excess carbs so we’re going to store it as fat.

The key to optimizing assimilation is keeping your body’s enzyme reserves high.

Other keys are minerals such as magnesium. Magnesium is involved in over 300 of the body’s functions. Magnesium helps optimize many of these assimilation processes.

Giving your cells all the micronutrients it needs is critical. Micronutrients include all the big minerals and trace minerals.

Then, you use your biofeedback, blood work, and other health analysis to optimize your nutritional choices and supplements even more precisely. This is a core part of the Biological Optimization Process.

In summary, the Three Nutrification Phases are:

  1. Consumption: consume the highest quality food possible.
  2. Conversion: consume enzymes, probiotics, and HCL to maximize the breakdown of the food.
  3. Assimilation: consume plenty of enzymes that help assist your body’s assimilation process.



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