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Hair Analysis & Systemic Element Levels Testing

Our biochemist has chosen Doctors Data Inc. to provide our customers with hair elements analysis. With a solid reputation, they have been our laboratory of choice since 1979. Doctors Data has recently described this particular test as:

A measurement of toxic and essential elements

Inexpensive and noninvasive

Extensive research has established that scalp hair element levels are related to human systemic levels. The strength of this relationship varies for specific elements, and many researchers consider hair as the tissue of choice for toxic and several nutrient elements. Unlike blood, hair element levels are not regulated by homeostatic mechanisms. Thus, deviations in hair element levels often appear prior to overt symptoms, and hair analysis can thereby be a valuable preliminary tool for predicting the development of physiological abnormalities.

The volume of, at least, one packed tablespoon of hair is required to complete an analysis. Hair samples taken from the chest of animals and back of the head on humans are preferable.


Preventative Health Care

Vita Royal Products Inc. was established in 1977 in response to the recycled contaminants in food act that was passed in the same year. This act allowed, and continues to allow, the recycling of heavy metals and hazardous chemical waste into fertilizers that supply nutrients for the crops that feed our animals and, in some cases, people as well. These toxins are absorbed into the crops and deposited into the animals or humans who eat these crops. Livestock, raised for human consumption, is produced with the processed versions of these crops. Also, the pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides that these animals are exposed to finds it's way to the human food chain when we consume them.

In today's world, saving money on your medical bills mean's changing certain aspects of your lifestyle. Ironically, the very things you can do to increase your long term quality of life tend to be the very things that will keep you away from large medical bills. For over 30 years, we've been offering the tools, materials and instructions for proven techniques to do just that.

Why Our Products & Protocols Are Superior to the Competition

We only promote the use of products that have been approved by our biochemist.

We do not make any products which contain fillers, so a little goes a long way.

We only use chemical form of nutrients that are engineered for maximum bioavailability.

Most importantly, our products and protocols work to increase your quality of life by restoring normal, healthy biochemistry in the face of environmental factors and lifestyle attributes working against you. From metabolic syndromes to autoimmune diseases, we can help a very wide range of people.

Redefining Health

by Linsey McLean

New Concepts, Perceptions and Evaluations

There is a revolution taking place in America and many other parts of the world pertaining to the philosophy of health. It is quiet and oh-so-subtle, but nevertheless very real in the minds and thoughts of medical, veterinary and health practitioners.

Nutritionists have long nurtured the idea that there was a great difference between actually being healthy and merely existing in a vegetative state, barely free from disease. The philosophy is now permeating all aspects of life, from sports medicine and competitive conditioning to the latest trend toward health foods, supplements and additive-free staples.

The "old" definition of health as being essentially free from disease was, and in some cases still is, the rule of thumb for many practitioners and for such regulatory agencies as the FDA and National Research Council. Never was a thought given to the vast area above a simple vegetative state. Everything was strictly black and white. Either a disease was present or not. No other state of health approaching the optimum range was even considered.

The revolution is now well upon us and we must all change our thinking, if not to keep up with latest research, then at least to understand new terminology popping up all around us. Here are a few definitions, as I perceive them, which will be discussed further on:

Traditional Health: a state which exists just above the disease state in which no severe symptoms of disease are manifested. This is what I refer to as a simply vegetative existence.

Wellness: a state of better health where no symptoms of disease are present; the level of awareness and activity is higher and the body "feels good."

Optimum Health: the highest state of health attainable, usually sought by competition athletes and trainers, in which the body has become a perfectly tuned and fit engine capable of performing above average athletic feats with easy recovery.

How Severe is "Severe"? When talking about deficiencies, older textbooks described standard deficiency as a very severe problem causing blatant deformities, life threatening sicknesses and/or even death. Again it was black and white thing - either you had it or you didn't, with nothing in between. But now, with emphasis on quality of life and better and higher states of health, we are seeing hindrances of marginal deficiencies.

Marginal Deficiency: a deficiency of varying degrees of one nutrient or combination of nutrients not severe enough to invite death, gross deformities or uncontrollable sickness, but enough to contribute to chronic degenerative and debilitating diseases usually over a longer period of time. Symptoms produced by marginal deficiencies are not so dramatic as a true severe deficiency, and are often overlooked until the condition progresses to become "severe".

True Severe Deficiency: now the same as the old traditional definition "blatant deformity, life threatening sickness, death". As you can see, there is quite a degree of openness when describing a deficiency. Certainly what is considered "marginal" by some might be considered more"severe" by others - especially where heavy financial losses are concerned. A case in point: a marginal deficiency of manganese in a fine imported mare was preventing her from cycling properly.

Manganese is known as the fertility mineral and necessary for fertility in animals as well as seed production in plants. The same level of manganese in another mare might not have had such drastic consequences at all. But by supplementing this mare with a proper amount of manganese in a biologically usable form, she cycled normally and conceived on the first breeding. The mare's owner considered this deficiency "severe" enough potentially to ruin his shot at success in the breeding spotlight.

Competition gets tougher and the standards for health and performance get higher. The "edge" is fast becoming a working knowledge of latest advances in scientific nutrition. Preventive medicine, long-neglected by some in the orthodox establishment, is now being capitalized on by progressive veterinarians on staff at prestigious breeding and performance farms.

You're Only As Old As You Feel

There's even a new method of defining age. We now look at "biological" age as the equivalent of how old the body really is, as opposed to chronological age measured in actual years of life. Horses, people, dogs and cats - all living things have their own rate of metabolism. Look around you. Some of your friends look and feel as though they are in their teens when chronologically they are 35 or 40. Then again, some teens look and feel as though they are 35 themselves. What makes the difference?

Since the rate of metabolism and, hence, aging is unique for each living thing, age in years may or may not correlate with expectancies of chronological age. Bodies living in a state of "wellness" and beyond can be expected to perform the same or better than those of a younger chronological age living in a simply vegetative state. They are a younger biological age, but older chronologically. "You're only as old as you feel" describes it perfectly.

Getting Down To Business

The MDR's (minimum daily requirements) for individual nutrients were established as the smallest amount necessary to prevent severe deficiency and death. A good analogy would be the lowest octane gas you could use in your car and still keep it running without the engine blowing up. The RDA's (recommended daily allowances) are the amounts of nutrients recommended to maintain a traditional state of health. Again the analogy: the lowest octane gas you could use and still eliminate spark knocks (obviously, there would be less engine wear as well). RDA's may be many times the MDR's, and requirements for Now optimum health may be many times beyond that. The new RDI's, (Recommended Daily Intakes) are often even lower than the old RDA's, so you can evaluate that one yourself! As the levels of trace and macro-minerals continue to decline in our farming soils, so do they in our foods produced from them. Over time, commercial food packagers have to keep adding more and more nutrients to bring the amounts up to the same par that they had years before with less "fortification". Hence, the new RDI! It gives them a way to give us less without actually saying so, since you have no side by side values to compare to.

Striving For The Optimum

Optimum health is not the sole result of super nutrition. It takes a lot of hard work and conditioning too. A most desirable state, it is not easy to maintain. It takes a superior mental attitude as well. There are many age-old formulas for conditioning, but supernutrition and mega-doses are relatively new additions. Our analogy now becomes a finely tuned, precision running engine, running with a precision which allows it the highest gas mileage while competing successfully in the Indy 500.

But here comes an area of obscurity. How much supplementation can we safely use to push metabolism and health to optimum level without it becoming toxic? Much controversy exists in this area because not much in the line of quality research has been done on the subject. High doses--often called "mega doses"--may lose their original activity in the body to act like sheer chemicals, often unpredictably.

This is particularly true of the B complex vitamins and some minerals. Some may actually cause, in huge doses, the very symptoms they are known to prevent on lower doses. And too, individuality comes into play strongly at this end of the nutritional spectrum, as some brands are not as potent in the body as others of the same gram weights. The excipients (fillers and binders) not listed on the labels (they legally needn't be) may trigger allergic reactions too. Different companies may use different excipients and only rarely can you find one who doesn't use any at all, and that fact is usually advertised both in human and animal supplements.

But these problems don't negate the necessity of supplements in striving for an optimum state of health. A professional with experience in the field is really necessary when tinkering with the unknown, especially on a valuable animal or a person.

In using hair and blood analysis, I calculate the degree of severity of the symptoms expressed with the actual body levels of nutrients. High levels of opposing nutrients, revealed by ratios of each to the other in key combinations, can do different things with the same dose. By carefully observing and monitoring an individual at increasing doses and then adjusting the maintenance dose to just below the mild toxic level, the relatively "safe" optimum level can be determined. Age, breed, sex, activity and even color and environment are all factors that must be taken into consideration to achieve the best results possible with animals. With humans, age, eye and hair color, sex, and environment are important too, as these factors can set their own "normal "variations. Constant feedback is always necessary.

Some laboratory tests for hormone and enzyme activity levels are based on the same principles. The individual is given progressively increasing doses of supplements known to be beneficial for the symptoms manifested, and the enzyme activity is measured by blood tests until there is no more dramatic rise. That becomes the saturation point, and the level of dependence for that particular individual is determined to be the previous dose level.

The trick with super-nutrition is to be able to recognize even the slightest evidence of too high a dose well before the actual toxicity appears. Some nutrients have synergistic effects with others, effects that can elevate biological activity in lower doses, even eliminating the need to use higher doses. In my opinion, this way is a safer and more preferable way to go. Constant monitoring is important, and I would never recommend the program for extended periods of time. The body should be rested periodically at the "wellness" level, both for physical and mental reasons. If not, the stress of constantly increasing competition will eventually take its toll if no let-down is given, no matter what the state of health. Bodies are still finite things.

Going, Going, Gone!

With the new emphasis on the quality of life, more and more attention is being focused on stress as a factor in chronic debilitative and degenerative diseases. Stress may take many forms. In horses it may simply be confinement to a stall 24 hours a day or poor quality feed so that the body has a hard time maintaining itself, rather than racing or showing. In people it may just be functioning daily in more competitive world. Certain nutritional factors can make the same easily handled complication for one individual, a trauma for another. Many of these nutritional factors center around minerals.

The continuing depletion of our farm ground of minerals--particularly trace minerals--is a well documented case. Farm consultants are now testing for and recommending fertilization with added zinc for corn, manganese for soybeans, and copper for alfalfa, among others. Plants need substantially less of these elements for their growth and metabolism than do the animals who eat the plants. Previously, the scarcity of knowledge made it hard to trace a marginal deficiency in animals to the plants that grew lush in the pasture. Now we know differently.

Our soils have become so bad that it is frequently necessary to add trace minerals just to get plants to produce well any more. This addition does not usually correct the situation when feeding animals, however. Remember that since animals need more than the MDR's for plants, this also presents another expense in growing crops that farmers just can't handle. And it is a well known fact that most horse owners would not recognize a heavy oat from a rained-on light one anyway, making for ample opportunity to sell inferior quality grains at premium cost in horse feeds. Some companies even add green coloring to their pellets to make up for the lack of esthetics lost when their hay was rained on and could not be sold readily as bales.

Esthetics play a huge part in the grocery store too. Agents are commonly used on fruits and vegetables to impart, retain or restore color and texture that should be there if they were grown properly to begin with. And to top it all off, our sports have become more serious, the time keeps getting faster, the competition stiffer--and our soils, the source of our nutrition--worse!

It's About Time

Label-reading and conscious and discriminating purchasing is more important now than ever before. Engaging ourselves in these activities can give us an edge over the average individuals who don't. Read primary research to see what is going on out there (it probably won't hit the textbooks for another five years yet).

Use common sense when evaluating fad diets and get proper help if considering mega-doses of supplements. Take personal responsibility for your life and those you are responsible for, be they children or animals. Whose responsibility is it anyway? It's about time.

© 2011 Vita Royal Products Inc.

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From shredded packing material, to reused packing material, to reused/recycled shipping boxes; we are doing our part to eliminate waste and reduce costs.

Through co-operative corporate relationships, these recycled materials come from other companies that receive products primarily for a retail sales floor, and they don't do much outbound shipping. These companies would ordinarily pay to process their packing waste by weight. Instead, we take that cost burden off their hands (and reduce our own costs) by simply reusing these materials.

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