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Optimal Vitality starts in the gut…

The symptoms appearing in one area of the body may be caused by imbalances in an entirely different system. Everything is connected in our body. The center of this connection is the gut.
If your skin is bad, or you have the allergies, can’t seem to lose weight, have recurring headaches, the real reason may be that your gut is unhealthy. This might be true even if you have never had any digestive complaints.
Maintaining a healthy gut is the most important step towards “optimal vitality”.

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Enzymes and Digestion

Digestion is the most energy consuming process in our body. Altering food intake or altering the demand placed on the digestive system will result in significant changes to overall health. Between 60-80% body energy is used to move food through the digestive system, maintain the balance between the acidity of the stomach and the alkalinity of the body, and most importantly produce massive amounts of digestive enzymes to extract nutrients from foods.
Every minute of the day our digestive food is working hard on breaking down foods, delivering nutrients and expelling waste. Meanwhile, all the other systems in our body including the immune system, reproductive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous and muscular systems must share the remaining 20-40% of body’s energy. Isn’t that amazing? The digestive system consume as much as 4 times more than all over systems combined!

Now imagine that something is wrong in your body…the body is capable of handling the problem but it requires additional energy to do so. Where does this energy comes from? It is “stolen” from other systems and most likely will affect digestive system. This is why digestive symptoms are often the first clue that something is wrong with our bodies.

Most people give little thought to the connection between their digestion and their overall health. But those two are closely connected. If we ignore these signs that something in the body is wrong, we set ourselves up for much more serious health issues down the road.

This is one of the reasons that the most obvious use of enzymes to overcome health issue or symptom is to use them to enhance digestion. Whether the purpose is to improve the direct digestive problem or just free up energy for the body to use elsewhere, enzymes directly improve digestion by helping your body to break down the foods you consume.

In health and happiness,
OPVITLab team

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Why Speaking about Digestion?

The digestive system is like a river that runs through us.

  • Roughly 70% of your immune system is located in Digestive System.
  • You have around 1,6 to 2 kg of bacteria in your digestive system that help to make vitamins, protect you against infection and run your metabolism.
  • The Digestive System is often called “second brain” because it is the most innervated area of the body.
  • You eat food to ultimately nourish all your cells. If you make poor food choices or if your body cannot digest, absorb or utilize the food due to poor digestive function, you probably will eventually develop signs, symptoms and finally diagnosable illnesses.
  • Digestive insuffieciences contribute to a wide range of health issues, including migraine headaches, depression, arthritis, foggy thinking, autoimmune illness, autism, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, sclerosis etc…

In health and happiness,
OPVITLab team

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Stop Blaming Your Back For Your Back Pain

Are you one of the millions of people around the world suffering from back pain? Do you toss and turn trying to find a comfortable position to sleep in? Does your aching pain keep you from enjoying the activities you love? Does a stiff, sore back interfere with your work or social life?

You are not alone. Research shows that up to 85 % of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And it can strike at any age. Did you know that back pain is the most frequent cause of activity limitation in people under the age of 45? When nagging pain doesn’t go away, it restricts more than your daily activities; it can also lead to psychological distress and make you feel angry, depressed, or worthless.

If you are finding difficult to solve your pain even after some visits to doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, pain specialists, orthopedic surgeons, pricy gadgets that promise relief: ergonomic chairs, pillows, beds, braces, heating pads, ice packs, and more, then I may have a solution for your problem.

Many people mistakenly assume if they have pain in their back, then they must have a back problem. But the fact is, the culprit behind your back pain may be lurking somewhere else in your body so you need to stop blaming it! Think of your body like a major corporation with thousands of employees. All your employees work in specific departments and have specific jobs. But when any one of your body’s employees takes a sick day, goes on vacation, or just goes to sleep on the job, other workers have to pitch in to get the job done. And that can stretch them beyond their capabilities and cause them stress and strain, in addition to distracting them from their own job. When some employees are doing double duty, it leads to inefficiencies, not only in that area, but also in other parts of the body.

Because back pain may be a symptom of dysfunction throughout the body, you can’t just massage the painful area on your back and expect to solve the problem. If that is all you do, the pain will keep coming back. I guarantee it.

When your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia are working the way they are intended to work, you will experience the joy of pain-free movement. No more waking up feeling creaky and stiff, no more shifting endlessly in your chair to avoid the shooting pain down your leg, no more dreading social occasions where you have to stand around for hours, and no more avoiding the activities you love.