About Synergistics Metabolically Typed Supplements
should I use Synergistics supplements from Ultra Life
instead of some brand from my local health food store or some
primary reason is because Ultra Life, Inc. is the only
supplement company that produces formulas exclusively designed
for the different Metabolic Types.
have a strong interest in your health and are working to enhance
your well being. This can only be accomplished by using the
correct supplements for your system.
long as I use good quality supplements won’t my system simply
pick out what it needs and reject the rest?
is, unfortunately, an all too common misconception. It is often
promoted by those who either do not understand Metabolic Typing
or choose to ignore it. Supplements will always have a significant
influence on how your body works. It will not always be the
same but may vary from only slightly noticeable to quite profound.
is true the body will attempt to get rid of what it cannot use,
this concept is greatly misunderstood. It should be noted that
this process requires a lot of energy expenditure. In many cases,
it may require more energy to get rid of the incorrect portions
than is derived from the correct portions. This means there
could well be a negative energy drain on your body.
if the supplements are incorrect for that individual’s Metabolic
Type, they may actually make an existing imbalance or symptom
much worse. The correct supplements will have
a very positive effect on correcting the imbalance and thereby
help in relieving the symptom.
supplements, designed for the specific Metabolic Type, will
always seek to establish balance in the individual. Metabolic
balance within the various Fundamental Homeostatic Control Systems
is the secret of good health and long life.
do you not have a list which shows what each product is used
is perhaps the crux of that which separates us from all other
supplement companies. It is neither honest nor accurate to state,
"If you have this problem, take this product.” This is
the common thought being promoted today throughout the entire
supplement industry but it is incorrect.
is based on the allopathic medical model which says, “For this
symptom take this drug.” This also is not accurate or correct
because of the differences in the individual Metabolic Types.
This misconception is most singularly responsible for the confusion,
inconsistency and misunderstanding in the world of nutrition
today. This same confusion, inconsistency and misunderstanding
exists in the medical world as well, for the exact same reason.
take note: The same nutrient can produce exactly
opposite reactions in different Metabolic Types.
is also true for medical prescriptions. That is why in the PDR,
you often see opposite reactions listed in the “side effects”.
For example: "May cause lowered blood pressure" or
"May cause elevated blood pressure".
why we do not give a list of what each product is “used for”.
It is not possible to know what reaction it will have unless
you know the Metabolic Type of the individual and which of the
Fundamental Homeostatic Control Systems is being influenced.
a difficult concept for most to grasp because it requires a
totally different understanding of the proper usage of nutrients.
The proper way is to use them to restore balance to the metabolism
of each individual. All symptoms are simply the manifestation
of the imbalances in that individual. The severity of the imbalances
determines the severity of the symptoms.
or illness is caused by a deficiency of any drug. They are,
however, caused by nutritional deficiencies and/or metabolic
imbalances. The only way to restore good health is to restore
way to restore metabolic balance is to know what the Metabolic
Type is of the individual, so they can eat the correct diet,
take the appropriate nutritional supplements and employ proper
detoxification procedures when they are indicated or desired.
are the Synergy-Coms not very high potency products? Also, they
are more expensive than some multiple vitamin–mineral formulas
I have looked at.
are unique formulas for the following reasons. They are produced
from a culture of living organisms, much like yogurt is grown.
Each individual vitamin and mineral is grown on its own culture,
under controlled conditions of temperature and moisture.
that each individual vitamin and mineral has all the naturally
occurring proteins, carbohydrates, enzymes and lipids that are
produced in the growing process. They are not isolates of the
particular item, such as Vitamin B-6 or Calcium. They truly
are organic food source products.
If the balance
between the various components is correct, high potencies are
not necessary or even desirable.
a bit of digression is in order here. In order for the body
to use any vitamin or mineral, it must first be combined with
an amino acid, a carbohydrate, an enzyme or a lipid.
the basic limitation of so called “synthetic vitamins and minerals”.
In order for them to be utilized by the body, they must draw
from the body’s reserves of amino acids, carbohydrates, enzymes
or lipids, because they are isolates.
formulas do not draw from the body’s reserves because those
items are a naturally occurring part of their growing process
and are included in their formulas.
them truly function as highly concentrated foods.
understand the benefits of using products designed for my Metabolic
Type but I truly have a financial problem. Is there any way
to reduce the monthly cost and not lose the individuality benefits?
best way to reduce the cost is to simply take the recommended
products less frequently. Ex.- If your program says take them
3 times a day, reduce it to 2 times daily or even 1 time a day.
It is better to take the proper balance less often rather than
trying to choose the best one out of the recommendations.
is special about the Enzigest formulas? There are many enzyme
formulas available and they all claim to help digestion.
Enzigest formulas are plant derived enzyme formulas rather than
animal source enzymes.
specifically designed to meet the different digestive requirements
of the individual Metabolic Types. They are specifically formulated
to meet the varying needs of the Protein Type, the Carbo Type
and the Balanced or Mixed Type.
the same enzyme components but the ratios of the various enzymes
are different because the ratios of the proteins, carbohydrates
and fats in the recommended diets vary considerably.
long will it take for me to notice results from taking these
varies, due to a number of factors. Some of the most common
are things like;
out of balance are your Fundamental Control Systems? Do you
have a serious or chronic disease process going on? How close
is your diet to the one recommended by your metabolic profile?
Are you a “junk food “ eater? Are you on prescription drugs?
goes on and on, but these are some very common influences on
thing first noticed by most people is improved digestion and
will usually be detected within the first 5 to 7 days. Then
the next thing is usually increased energy due to getting more
benefit from the food being consumed, along with being slowly
brought toward your individual metabolic balance. There are
usually noticeable reactions within 2 or 3 weeks but if there
are strong interferences in your metabolism, then it may take
do the numbers 1, 2 or 3 mean after the various supplements?
is just a simple means of classifying various products according
to the Metabolic Type for which each one is most appropriate.
the #1 is most often recommended for either the Carbo Type or
the Sympathetic or the Slow Oxidizer.
The #2 is
most often recommended for either the Protein Type or the Parasympathetic
or the Fast Oxidizer.
The #3 is
most often recommended for the Balanced or Mixed Type.
I have to take supplements the rest of my life?
you can raise all your own food on a totally organic basis and
avoid all the virtually universal environmental pollution, the
answer is probably “yes”. The amount of supplements required
can many times be only a maintenance level, if you do not have
any major problems.
level would basically consist of the proper multiple vitamin
mineral formula, along with the correct digestive enzymes and
the proper essential fatty acids, for their individual Metabolic
Type. This would be the best insurance policy for good health
and long life one could employ.
does the color of the supplements vary from one lot to the next?
no coloring agents are used in any of the supplements, what
you are seeing are the normal variations that occur in the raw
materials. This is influenced by the time of the year they are
harvested, the weather conditions under which they are grown,
the granulation size of the particles of each item plus weather
conditions at the time of manufacturing.
is the shelf-life of the products?
good storage conditions of reasonable temperature and moisture,
unopened vitamin mineral tablet or capsule products will have
a shelf life of three years, minimum. After opening, they should
be used within 90 days.
common problem is that many of the products are hydroscopic.
This just means they tend to draw moisture. If this occurs,
they can sometimes become sticky or dark or actually melt from
are a bit different in that they tend to lose potency over time.
For most, if they are kept dry, the loss of potency is ½% to
2% per year. That is why Ultra Life always adds 10% beyond the
label quantity to all products.
products are also very stable because of the freeze drying process
used in their production. Again, their greatest enemy is moisture
so they should be used within 90 days after opening. They really
are specially manufactured dehydrated products whose shelf life
is at least five years. They would make excellent items for
long-term food storage.
a bit different. Their shelf life is usually a year to 18 months,
depending on the level of Vitamin E in them. Obviously the product
does not go from being good to not good just because of a date.
It is a question of rancidity due to oxidation and this is largely
determined by the antioxidant level of Vitamin E.
are usually considered to have a one-year shelf life. They do
not go “bad”. What happens is they use up their food supply
and then begin to die off so the potency can decrease in terms
of the number of live organisms. They are usually kept refrigerated
to keep them in a state of hibernation. Some are kept in hibernation
by drying them so those kind become activated by the presence
I chew all my supplements?
can be chewed except for enzymes and HCL containing products.
Many do not have a great taste so chewing is somewhat a matter
is the best way to get a child to take tablets or capsules?
is a major problem for some families. It depends a lot on what
the child sees the parents do because they learn by example.
The age of the child is also quite important as very young ones
simply do not know how to swallow large items (unless it is
something they shouldn’t, like toys or coins or rocks).
one can grind the tablets or empty the capsules into something
like yogurt or applesauce or even mix them into soup or baby
food and get them down the child pretty well. Sometimes they
can be mixed into thick juice, such as tomato or pineapple.
start the child learning how to swallow tablets by giving them
only a part of a tablet at a time. Children can usually learn
rather quickly how to do it and if they are encouraged when
they do learn how, it soon becomes no problem for them.
there side effects to these supplements?
there can be. Usually they are very positive as everything begins
to function more efficiently. Occasionally there are detoxification
symptoms as the increased metabolic activity causes the body
to begin to move things around.
if my recommended diet and supplement program doesn't work?
may be the key element. Our culture is oriented towards fast
results. But a fast result is often not a reasonable expectation.
Whatever your health condition, it probably took years for it
to become what it is. We recommend that you stick with the program
for at least six months -- in relative terms, that probably
would be a fast result. If, after six months, you are not satisfied
with your results, email us. Describe briefly your condition
before going on the program and after the six months. Confirm
that you followed the diet guidelines and took the basic Synergistics
supplements for your type. List any specialized supplements
and how long you took them. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.