Grab a cup of coffee and a snack, because this is a LONG read! I’ve conducted a thorough review of the new Vasayo Core Essentials nutritional supplement. In this post, you will learn how Core Essentials can benefit you, improve your energy, stamina, and improve your long-term health.
Vasayo describes this product as follows:
Build Your Nutrition Foundation for Lifelong Wellness.
Our modern food supply is fraught with dangerous ingredients and poor quality. Even those who make the best efforts to eat well, fall short of an optimal diet. Specially formulated to fill in your nutritional gaps, Core Essentials is a superior quality multivitamin and trace mineral complex that utilizes Advanced Delivery Technology for robust nutrient bioavailability, all of which helps you build a foundation for optimal wellness.
Features and benefits:
* Fill nutrition gaps
* Enjoy comprehensive benefits
* Establish a firm health foundation
* Enhance energy and stamina
This product boasts a long list of vitamins and minerals that are essential to good health; vitamins A,B,C,D,E,K, plus pantothenic acid, iodine, selenium, manganese, chromium, and molybdenum. These nutrients are bolstered by the proprietary Vasayo formula containing phosphatidylcholine, palmitic acid and an oleic acid complex. This formula is designed as a comprehensive supplement to benefit your overall health, while supplying a daily boost to keep you on track.
Seems like a lot of big words, doesn’t it. Have no fear, I studied ALL of these vitamins and nutrients in my Natural Nutrition course, and I have a pretty good understanding of them. I will break down the benefits of each!
But first, a little note on vitamins:
Vitamins themselves are not part of our body tissues; they are not building blocks, but helpers in metabolism. Vitamins help to convert macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) into more bio-available, or metabolically useful, forms. They are essential for growth, vitality, and health. They are helpful in digestion, elimination and resistance to disease.
Vitamin A is primarily absorbed in the small intestine, which is why its so vital that these vitamins arrive to the small intestine in an absorbable and undamaged state. See this post for more information on liposomal encapsulation technology being used to maintain integrity of these Vasayo supplements.
This vitamin is integral in maintaining cell integrity and cell differentiation. Beta carotene is implicated in the following functions; helps vision and reduces night blindness, stimulates the body against disease – including cancer, heals epithelial tissues, aids in bone and tooth development. Vitamin A also has strong antioxidant functions which help to protect the body tissues from the irritating effects of stress, smoke, air pollution and chemical exposure.
Vitamin A deficiency can materialize in the following ways: night blindness, decreased immune response to many cancers, dry and bumpy skin, lacklustre and brittle hair and nails, bone softness, abnormal menstruation, fatigue, insomnia, increased infection rate, periodontal disease, kidney stones and ear problems.
Vitamin C is a very important essential nutrient, that is, we must obtain it from our diet – it is found only in fruits and vegetables and is the highest concentration in fresh, uncooked foods. Vitamin C is among the least stable of the vitamins, and heat and cooking destroy vitamin c.
This vitamin is integral in the formation and maintenance of collagen, which helps heal wounds, shape the body and maintain healthy blood vessels. It aids in the metabolism of tyrosine, folic acid and tryptophan. It also has anti-oxidant effects, which whelps to prevent oxidation and damage by free radicals.
Vitamin c can help: treat and prevent the common cold and flu, help manage stress through support of the adrenal system, with fatigue and slow metabolism, treat viral, fungal and bacterial infections, enhance production and activity of interferon, general inflammation including back pain, and chronic skin problems.
The following factors can increase the need for vitamin c; environmental or emotional stress, birth control pills, smoking and alcohol use, estrogen for menopause, cortisone use, aspirin use, and anemia.
Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is actually manufactured in the skin when in contact with ultraviolet rays from the sun. The sunlight interacts with 7-dehydrocheolesterol to form cholecalciferol, which is then transferred to the liver or kidneys where it is used or stored. Vitamin D like vitamin A is absorbed in the small intestine!
This vitamin is primarily involved in the regulation of calcium metabolism and normal calcification in the body, as well at the body’s use of phosphorus. Even if our intake of calcium and phosphorus is good, low levels of vitamin D will result in poor calcification of our bones.
Vitamin D also works well with vitamin A. Taking both has been shown to reduce incidences of colds, and used in the treatment of diabetes, cataracts, visual problems, allergies, sciatic pain, and skin problems. Not to mention their positive effects on nearsightedness, asthma, arthritis, and muscle spasms – especially when related to anxiety.
The average diet today contains much less natural vitamin E than it did 50 years ago simply because E vitamins are slightly unstable in alkali solutions and are readily used up when in contact with polyunsaturated oils or rancid fats/oils. Frying foods in oils, bleaching flours, processing and milling foods, and cooking remove much of the vitamin E content in our foods.
Vitamin E helps to reduce oxidation of lipid membranes, and prevents the breakdown of other nutrients by oxygen. This is massively important to our current society as we are all victims of widespread pollution, chemical exposure and processed foods. The primary and most important function of vitamin E is to modify and stabilize blood fats so that the blood vessels, the hear and the entire body are more protected from injury cause by free radicals.
Orally, vitamin E can help with anemia, autoimmune disease, cancer, diabetes, menopause, menstrual pains, miscarriage prevention, surgery and wound healing. Topically, vitamin E has been shown to help with dermatitis, skin ulcers, and wound healing.
This vitamin is both found in nature and made in the human body. It helps blood clotting and coagulation. Vitamin K is produced in the intestine by intestinal bacteria, however, the intestinal bacteria may not be producing sufficient amounts. Antibiotic use, rancid oils and fats, x-rays, radiation, aspirin, air pollution and freezing of foods all destroy vitamin K.
Essential for normal blood clotting and blood coagulation in the human body, vitamin K has a vital role in our health. Deficiency in vitamin K is closely linked to poor intestinal absorption, low dietary intake, decreased production due to antibiotics, or genetic liver condition or liver disease. Those with sprue, celiac disease, colitis or ileitis or after bowel surgery are most at risk for vitamin K deficiency.
B complex Vitamins
These vitamins are named the B Complex vitamins because they are commonly found together in foods, have similar coenzyme functions and often need each other to perform best. They are extremely important for the normal functioning of the nervous system and are often helpful in bringing relaxation or energy to individuals who are stressed and/or fatigued.
Vitamin B1, you might know it as thiamine, has a key metabolic role in the cellular production of energy, mainly in glucose metabolism. B1 is important to the health of the nerves and nervous system, firstly, it’s role in the production of an important neurotransmitter, this transmitter carries messages between the nerves and the muscles, it is especially important in maintaining muscle tone. Secondly, B1 is instrumental in the fat-like covering around most of our nerves, also known as the myelin sheath.
Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, can be found in many foods that contain other B vitamins, but not in high concentrations in many foods, making dietary deficiency common. B2 functions as the building blocks for two coenzymes that are important in energy production, is instrumental in cell respiration helping each cell to use oxygen most efficiently, and is necessary for normal cell growth. This vitamin is also helpful in maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, acts as two coenzymes, which are involved in nearly 50(!) metabolic reactions within the human body. They play a key role in glycolysis, or extracting energy from carbohydrates and glucose. The coenzymes of B3 help break down and utilize proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. B3 is important to normal brain function, healthy activity of the nervous system, helps stimulate circulation, and reduces levels of cholesterol in the blood.
Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, functions as a coenzyme closely involved with the adrenal cortex function. It is known as the anti-stress vitamin, because it support the adrenal glands to increase production of cortisone and other adrenal hormones who counteract the effects of stress and enhance metabolism, and relieve fatigue. Pantothenic acid is also thought to help prevent aging and wrinkles, and is generally important to healthy skin and nerves. B5 may reduce potentially toxic effect of antibiotics and radiation.
Vitamin B6 – the active coenzyme form of B6 is an important vitamin, especially for women. It seems to be connected to hormone balance and water shifts in women. This vitamin implicated in many systems through the body, especially fatty acid metabolism and in the central nervous system, it is also important in the utilization of all food sources for energy and in the facilitation of release of the stored energy from the liver and muscles. It helps in antibody and red blood cell production, and helps maintain the balance of sodium and potassium in the body – which aids fluid balance regulation and electrical functioning of the nerves, heart, and musculoskeletal system. The brain needs B6 to convert tryptophan to serotonin, and important antidepressant neurotransmitter.
Vitamin B12, otherwise known as cobalamin, tends to not have as many functions as the other B vitamins, but it does have important ones. It is essential for the metabolism of the nerve tissue and the health of the entire nervous system.The meylin sheath tends to not form properly under B12 deficiency. B12 stimulates growth in children, and along with other vitamins and minerals is vital to the production of red blood cells. It is known as the energy vitamin, as it stimulates the body’s utilization of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Biotin is important in the formation of new tissue, especially skin tissue, as skin cells die quickly and are replaced very rapidly. Vitamin B7 coenzyme are involved in the metabolism of fat, and is needed for the synthesis of fatty acids and production of fat.
Folic acid (B9) as functions similar to B12. Folic acid aids in red blood cell production by carrying the carbon molecule to the large heme molecule, or the iron containing part of the hemoglobin cells (the oxygen carrying molecule of red blood cells). Along with B12 and C, B9 helps in the breakdown and utilization of protein. Folic acid has a fundamental role in the growth and reproduction of all cells.
Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones and normal functioning of the thyroid. Thyroid hormones are required for cell respiration and the production of energy, as well as normal growth and development, protein synthesis, and energy metabolism.
The thyroid, and by extension, iodine, stimulates the energy production of the cellular mitochondria, and affects our BMR (base metabolic rate) it literally influences ALL of the body’s functions, including but not limited to, nerve and bone formation, reproduction, the condition of the hair, skin, nails and teeth, as well as our speech and mental state.
Chromium is an essential mineral, in that it is not made by the body and must be obtained through the diet. It enhances the effect of insulin and improves the uptake of glucose into the cells so it can be metabolized for energy. The United States has a higher number of people with chromium deficiency than any other country in the world, because soil levels of chromium are depleted and the remainder of the mineral is lost when foods are refined, especially sugar and flour.
This mineral helps to catalyze many biochemical reactions, such as activating the enzymes needed to use biotin, thiamin, vitamin C, and choline. It is important in digestion an utilization of foods through peptidase activity, which is needed to digest proteins. Recent studies have shown that manganese activates enzymes that are involved in bone formation. Manganese also activates an enzyme which helps to provide the small intestine with their primary food source, glutamine. There is evidence to suggest that manganese acts as an antioxidant.
Molybdenum is a vital part of 3 enzyme systems, and these systems are responsible for; the production of uric acid – which has antioxidant properties- this process may help in the mobilization of iron from the liver reserves, helping in the oxidation of carbohydrates, and helping to detoxify sulphurs in the body, particularly sulphites – found in processed foods and red wine, unfortunately!
This mineral is part of a nutritional antioxidant system that protects cell membranes and intracellular structural membranes from lipid oxidation and, therefore, its contribution to the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It also appears to help stimulate antibody formation in response to vaccines, selenium plus vitamin E have been shown by research to increase antibody formation by 20-30% (!)
The proprietary formula
These ingredients seem to be part of the lipsomal encapsulation technology, as they are commonly found ingredients!
Phosphatidylcholine – This phospholipid, along with phosphatidylserine are found in the nearly all cell membranes. This nutrient is part of the fatty matrix in our cell membranes and is important in my body functions, particularly healthy nerves and cell membranes.
Palmitic Acid – is a saturated fat that is found naturally in many plant and animal sources.
Oleic Acid Complex – is a monounsaturated fatty acid.
If you are looking for a daily supplement that works to improve every part of your body, starting down at the cellular level, and can help lead to improved long-term health, you may consider trying Vasayo Core Essentials. The thorough, effective, and rapid absorption of these necessary nutrients allows your body to experience these vital nutritional supplements in micronutrient form, giving your body the chance to utilize them on every level for very powerful benefits.
It is clear that this formula does not contain any additives or fillers, making it, in my mind, much healthier than many multi-vitamin formulations. This formula is instead filled with naturally powerful, purposeful, and effective ingredients geared towards reaching optimal health, optimal performance, and optimal function of your body.
If you’re interested in ordering, check out our website; Rapid Fire Health, from here, you can order as a consumer, or hop aboard our winning team to help change the lives of others, as well as your own!
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