What are Bio-Enhanced, Organic, Living-Cell, Whole-Food
Vitamins & Minerals?

 by Pat McKay

Like vegetables, ESSENTIALS4ALL BIO-8 vitamins and minerals are grown. This transformation of vitamins and minerals into foods is similar to plant growth.  In soil, microorganisms contribute to plants by transforming inorganic micronutrients into organic forms that are available for the plant’s use and nutrition.  

For instance, a carrot seed planted in dirt takes the nutrients from that dirt and becomes a carrot.   Turning milk into yogurt or soy into miso by fermentation are also examples of this transformation, except they use a live culture instead of dirt. 

A similar transformation happens when growing the BIO-8 vitamins and minerals in a culture. BIO-8  vitamins and minerals utilize the culture in which they are grown to become a food. In this way they can deliver essential nutrients in their most active form within the infinite complexity of whole food.  They provide an energizing, protective array of phytonutrients and fermented metabolites in their most effective forms.

BIO-8  with the help of Mother Nature provides the most nutritious, wholesome, healthy, living-cell supplements available today. 

LESS IS MORE when taking BIO-8.  This point is extremely important when taking supplements.  Most supplements on the market contain too many ingredients in one formula; not enough of any one ingredient to be effective; not sufficiently balanced; and no consideration for the nutriments in food. 

BIO-8 contains 8 ingredients; these 8 are the basic nutriments needed to provide the essential nutrients people, dogs, and cats must have. 

BIO-8 contains all 72 trace minerals and a multitude of food constituents, because the ingredients are grown in a culture. 

BIO-8  is formulated for people and animals so they do not suffer allergies or other reactions which often occur when taking other formulas that have so many ingredients that counteract one another which is often the case in standard vitamin/mineral formulas. 

BIO-8  is a combination of Bio-enhanced, organic, living-cell, whole-food vitamins and minerals.   

The four most abundant and essential minerals for people, dogs and cats are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and sulfur.  Phosphorus is already very plentiful in raw food, so the main supplementation that is needed for a balanced ratio with the phosphorus is calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. 

The majority of people, dogs & cats are calcium deficient. Calcium is a vitally important mineral for the development of the entire body, especially, healthy bones, teeth, muscles, heart, nerves, blood-clotting, secretion of various hormones, functioning of various enzymes…to mention a few of its functions. Even though pet foods and standard supplements for people claim to contain calcium, the calcium cannot be properly absorbed and utilized unless it is in a fine powder form, and calcium taken by people and animals cannot be absorbed without the presence of other essential nutriments. 

Essential nutriments needed for the absorption of calcium provided by BIO-8 are:

Magnesium carbonate which provides additional support of healthy bone density, as well as being essential for detoxification, prevention of degeneration of cells, and anti-aging.

Magnesium oxide, a bonding of oxygen and ozone to magnesium, assists in digestion through oxidation, as well as oxidizing undigested putrefaction that is known to be impacting the intestines and the colon.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), which provides organic sulfur which gives flexibility, tone, strength to muscles, bones, joints, membranes, in addition to healthy skin, hair, and nails.  Once skin is healthy, it can repel fleas and other parasites naturally, making the use of expensive, poisonous, external chemical applications unnecessary.

Vitamin C, a water soluble vitamin, which is a recognized immune booster.  This antioxidant protects again free radical damage to the body.  It is necessary to build collagen, the connective tissue, which strengthens the skeletal frame, linking bones to muscles, and keeping organs in place.  Vitamin C helps with the absorption of calcium and iron.

The vitamin C in BIO-8 is real vitamin C; it is not ascorbic acid, which is a synthetic C.

Vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin, is a powerful antioxidant that protects the body against tissue and cellular damage.  It contributes to a healthy circulatory system, aids in proper blood clotting, benefits the heart and arteries, and improves healing.

The vitamin E in BIO-8 is natural vitamin E; it is not a synthetic E.

Alpha Lipoic Acid, is a fatty acid found naturally inside every cell in the body. It is needed by the body to produce the energy for our body's normal functions. Alpha lipoic acid converts glucose (blood sugar) into energy. Glutathione is an important antioxidant that helps the body eliminate potentially harmful substances. Alpha lipoic acid increases the formation of glutathione.  Studies suggest that alpha lipoic acid may help for ailments caused by injury, nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy or by conditions such as diabetes, Lyme disease, alcoholism, shingles, thyroid disease, and kidney failure.

CoQ10, which is a combination vitamin/enzyme/antioxidant, that speeds up the rate at which chemical reactions take place in the body.  It is used by cells to produce energy needed for cell growth and maintenance.  CoQ10 is essential for all the organs, especially the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas.  It is important to maintain levels of CoQ10 throughout a person’s and an animal’s life, and increased supplementation is needed as the person/animal ages.

Because the CoQ10 in BIO-8 is Bio-enhanced, meaning grown in a culture, it is 10 times more available to the body than other CoQ10 products on the market.

Trace minerals are directly linked to good bone health and essentials for general health.  While many are aware of the benefits of calcium and magnesium for bone health of people and animals, few realize the importance of minute amounts of trace minerals that are essential in aiding the absorption and function of calcium and magnesium.  Deficiencies of certain trace minerals, e.g., boron, copper, and manganese have been connected to lower bone density and weaker bones.  While the mechanisms of how trace minerals function is not entirely known, it is clear that they are essential in preserving bone mass and general health.

Total Food Constituents, include all of the essential trace minerals and the multitude of nutriments in whole food needed to digest, absorb, assimilate, and utilize the calcium.  Without food constituents, calcium has very little opportunity to be effective.

BIO-8 contains NO preservatives, flavoring, artificial colors, sugars or fillers. It has been tested and is free of detectable levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCBs, and 28 other contaminants.

BIO-8  is recognized by the body as a food; therefore, it is: Easy to digest, Easy to absorb, Easy to assimilate, and Easy to utilize. 

BIO-enhanced Technology
by Pat McKay

BIO-enhanced, organic, living-cell, whole-food supplement technology is a new and innovative approach to the manufacturing of vitamins and minerals.  BIO-enhanced ingredients are “grown” containing a full food matrix, so in essence, your body recognizes these ingredients as food.

BIO-enhanced vitamins and minerals contain food constituents of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, enzymes, and bioflavonoids.

Unlike BIO-enhanced, synthetic vitamins do not contain these active constituents that assist the body in breaking down, absorbing, and retaining the nutriments for optimum results.

ESSENTIALS4ALL BIO-enhanced Vitamin C absorbed 1.87 greater than synthetic (USP or FCC) ascorbic acid in a double blind study at Scranton University.

Bio-availability of BIO-8 supplements was 2.6 times greater than the pharmaceutical form.  The maximum blood-level peak was 126 percent higher for my ESSENTIALS4ALL supplement than for pharmaceutical form.

ESSENTIALS4ALL BIO-enhanced formulas are bio-energetically developed and have been used in my clinical practice since 1995.

There are less than ten companies in the world making standard, pharmaceutical vitamins and over 3,500 marketing them.  There are three companies selling BIO-enhanced supplements and only one high-quality producer; that producer is here in the United States. 

Manufacturing Process
Step 1:  Yeast is added to purified water in a large mixing vat as a “growing medium.”
Step 2:  The USP or FCC ingredient is added to the growing medium…as the “seed.”
Step 3:  Temperature and growing time are closely regulated and monitored.
Step 4: The product is tested for accurate levels of elemental and total powders of the ingredient.
Step 5:  The powder is spray dried to ensure that no active yeast is present.
Step 6:  The powder is tested for bacterial and fungal counts within FDA GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards and elemental content is verified a second time. 

ESSENTIALS4ALL next generation nutrients have elevated the food-state concept to a higher level, endeavoring to attain vital food supplements that emulate food.  The goal is to give living culture cells an opportunity to interact with nutrients in the soil, “building” the nutrients into a food matrix. 

For vegans and vegetarians who take our supplements, BIO-8 does not contain ingredients derived from animals.  The only exception is the USP Vitamin D-3 starting material, which is produced from lipids, derived from wool.  We do not add gelatin to our media or use it as a carrier for spray drying.

All ingredients from laboratory suppliers are specified to be free of preservatives.  If preservatives are found, the material is rejected.

Other than the USP and FCC vitamin and mineral starting nutrients, ESSENTIALS4ALL BIO-enhanced, organic, living-cell, whole-food nutrients do not contain isolates such as modified starch, isolated soy protein, or lactose.

ESSENTIALS4ALL has performed human bio-availability studies on its products.  There has been no testing on animals.  These studies were performed at the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 ESSENTIALS4ALL products are produced by the largest and most prestigious supplement laboratory for human-grade supplements in the United States.  This laboratory, of course, has its own testing facilities, and we also use independent laboratories to test our products.  We can provide certificates of analysis for each batch of vitamin/mineral supplements produced to confirm that it is within our product specifications.  

I, Pat McKay, am happy to answer any questions relating to ESSENTIALS4ALL products.

For free nutrition information and advice, email Pat McKay