Are all mineral supplements the same?
No. In order for minerals to be utilized in your cells, they need to be “transported” via amino acids like they would be if they were in your food. Unfortunately minerals in the proper form are not common among supplements. Oxygen4Life Minerals are unique because they are minerals are covalently (non ionizing) bonded to amino acids for maximum bio-availability.
Will Oxygen4Life Supplements react with my medications?
No. Our supplements are food products, not drugs. Your body will not treat them in the same was as it would a drug.
Are Oxygen4Life Supplements safe for children and pets?
Yes, definitely. Not only are they safe, but they provide vital nutrition that will benefit your whole family.
I already take Flax oil/Fish oil, do I really need YES™ EFAs?
Yes. Flax is only part of what your body needs, and alone can cause an imbalance. Oxygen4Life PEOs contain organic flax, plus the other essential oils to ensure you get the ideal balance of parent omega 6 and 3. There is no other PEO supplement like it on the market. Also, our PEOs are FAR superior to fish oil in purity and effectiveness.
Don't I need to avoid fat in my diet?
It’s not all fats that are harmful, but the adulterated, damaged fats, or fat substitutes you need to avoid. Do not remove good natural fats completely from your diet! Real butter, olive oil, peanut oil, coconut oil and the fat in dairy, meat and fish are good for you and will help keep you satisfied. These misunderstood nutrients are essential for rebuilding organs and tissues. Make certain that the fats and oils you consume are from organic, unprocessed sources. Commercial vegetable oils (containing trans fats) have been reported to contribute to serious health problems. You don’t want these products. For optimal weight loss it is good to reduce saturated fat some days while increasing lean protein. But going low fat long term is unhealthy.
Are fruits and vegetables good for you?
Unlike popular opinion, fruits and vegetables alone don’t provide the level of nutrition sufficient to maintain good health long term. They aren’t bad for you, unless the more starchy or sugary varieties are eaten in excess, simply because of the high sugar content. A serving or 2 a day of low-carb veggies and fruits like leafy greens, melons, and berries is recommended daily for variety and to aid in digestion. Otherwise you may overload on sugar.
I'm vegetarian, how can I ensure I'm getting what my body needs to be healthy?
You can maintain good long-term health on a vegetarian diet if you get sufficient natural protein from sources like eggs, cheese, and fish. This gives your body the necessary body-rebuilding nutritional protein required to be healthy. Eating less of the carbohydrate-based grains, starches, fruits, and vegetables will also help you feel better and keep excess body fat to a minimum. Because many vegetarians and vegans use soy as a meat replacement, please read the soy information below and be careful consuming lots of soy. We do not recommend ever using soy as a meat replacement.
Soy is used in lots of low-carb products, and I've heard it's a great source of protein, is this true?
The facts about Soy contradict the popular image that has been presented. Eating soy in large quantities is harmful to digestion, seriously wrecks your hormones, and can be bad for your overall health. Soy is also not a good source of protein. We highly recommend avoiding soy products. A little isn’t bad, such as soy sauce, etc., but never use soy to replace meat in a meal.
What about fiber?
Actually, too much rough fiber, like grains, can be harmful to your delicate digestive system’s tissues. It takes very little fiber, simply that from one or two servings of green, leafy vegetables or watery fruits, to provide what you need for proper digestion. This is particularly the case with women. We recommend cutting your portion of bread, cereal and other grain products by at least half. You will reduce your blood sugar levels and not stress your delicate pancreas. You’ll store less body fat, suffer less allergy symptoms (see below), retain much less water (less bloating), and your digestion and elimination will likely improve.
I suffer from seasonal allergies, what can I do to reduce my symptoms?
The best advice for reducing allergy symptoms is cutting out grains and sugar from your diet. The reason grains can affect allergy symptoms is that the gluten has been shown to exacerbate mucus formation and sensitivity to pollens and other allergy causing stimulants. Try cutting breads and crackers our for a week or two and you’ll probably see a real difference in your symptoms. Our supplements can help, too. Our PEOs will help improve your immune system and our Herbal supplements assist with removal of toxins, which can also improve allergy symptoms.
What about carb-loading before working out or other physical activity?
Unless you’re an athlete and weight loss is not your goal, carb-loading will thwart your efforts. If you exercise to lose or maintain your weight, loading up on carbs will prevent your body from using its own stored body fat for energy. Be sure to avoid any carbohydrates 2 hours before to 2 hours after your workout for maximum results. Also, take Oxygen4Life PEOs before you work out and you’ll have more energy and endurance, little to no lactic acid burn, and your recovery time will be much shorter!
Are Oxygen4Life Supplements safe while pregnant of breast feeding?
Yes. Our supplements are food, meaning they are the same as eating real food. The nutrients in our supplements are vital for good brain development and cell structure!
Should I eat 6 meals a day to keep my metabolism high?
6 meals a day are NOT necessary, eat ONLY when you’re hungry. You are much better off eating fewer times per day—NOT more times. Oxygen4Life PEOs will help fulfill your appetite so that you don’t overtax your delicate pancreas. Remember, eating 4-6 times a day puts a strain on your pancreas, which is designed to secrete insulin no more than twice daily. And eating sugary or starchy foods more than twice daily isn’t healthy either. Simple fact is, 99% of the pancreas is devoted to handling the digestion of fats and protein while only 1% is devoted to handling sugar / starch (carbs). This speaks volumes for about what the foundation of our diet should be. Medical Reference: Scientific Foundations of Biochemistry in Clinical Practice, David L. Williams, Vincent Marks, Butterworth-Heinemann, September 1994, ISBN: 0750601671.
What's the best drinks? There don't seem to be a lot of options when doing low-carb.
It’s always best to stick with water. We recommend distilled water over spring water, it tastes the best and is the best for you.
Enjoy unsweetened regular or herbal teas (or sweeten with liquid Stevia). Organic coffee is also low-carb when prepared with real half-and-half or heavy cream. You can use Stevia to sweeten coffee as well. Note: When you can drink coffee, it’s best to count each cup as one carb serving since caffeine has been shown to affect insulin resistance. We recommend a 2 cup a day limit.
Should I drink 8 - 12 glasses of water a day?
Drink only when thirsty. The highly publicized “forced drinking of water,” is harmful! You can count other drinks, like tea, in the total water you consume! Excessive water consumption can make you hungry and create excess bloating! If you’re thirsty, by all means drink water. But there is no reason to carry around a huge bottle and drink from it all day long. Unless you are exerting yourself and sweating a lot, constantly drinking water could be too much for your body. Remember, overdosing on water can deplete your body of essential minerals, be hazardous to your health, and is propagated by the water companies whose only goal is greater water sales—not your health.
How much protein do I need to eat?
Firstly, protein drinks, food bars, and soy-based foods do not provide adequate nutrition, and can be harmful. A 150 pound person requires 6-8 ounces of animal-based protein each day. If you’re craving protein or cheese, you haven’t supplied your body with enough of what it needs. Remember, natural fats and proteins will NOT store extra body fat. These nutrients go directly to structure, building and strengthening your body’s organs and tissues, instead of increasing your waistline.