No Junk Fillers In These Vitamins

Biotics Research Supplements and Vitamins

All vitamin companies add “fillers” to their vitamins to fill up the capsule or tablet. It’s surprising, but vitamins can contain as much as 90% of these “junk” fillers such as sugar, starch, lactose, cellulose, or dicalcium phosphate.  But instead of an inert junk filler, Biotics Research’s Vitamins and Supplements use a tableting filler that is a very powerful antioxidant which has huge health benefits. Even their tableting “filler” has amazing health benefits!

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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See The Difference Vitamin D Makes

An avalanche of research now shows that low vitamin D levels dramatically increase your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain & many other chronic health challenges.

Do you take vitamin D? An avalanche of research now shows that low vitamin D levels dramatically increase your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain and many other chronic health challenges.

Here are just a few recent medical studies using different amounts of vitamin D.Image

  • People with lupus taking vitamin D had a significant reduction of flare-ups and the need for antibiotics compared to a matched group that took a placebo.
  • People with respiratory illness when treated with vitamin D had fewer respiratory illnesses and had less infections and less visits to the hospital.
  • Older Americans with cognitive issues were found to be low in vitamin D. However, those with sufficient levels of vitamin D tended to be more mentally alert.
  • Patients with sickle-cell disease were administered vitamin D or placebo. Those who received vitamin D experienced less pain.
  • Researchers in Italy gave a onetime high dose of vitamin D for patients in  musculoskeletal pain while on bisphosphonates. In 7 days the pain scores were  reduced.
  • Patients with atopic dermatitis, taking vitamin D daily, showed improvement over those taking a placebo.
  • Researchers in Brazil found that vitamin D increased the healing of chronic leg ulcers over placebo.
  • Patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries were given progesterone every 12 hours for 5 days and vitamin D once a day, for 5 days. The combination of vitamin D and progesterone improved consciousness and decreased mortality over placebos.

Truthfully, vitamin D is more of a steroid than a vitamin. It is essential for DNA repair. One of the major ways vitamin D works is by turning genes on and off. At least 1,000 genes and up to 2,000 genes are waiting for activation. No vitamin D, no activation.

So how much vitamin D do we need? Dr. William Grant shows evidence that sustaining a minimum vitamin D blood level of 30 ng/ml is protective against breast cancer, cognitive decline, colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, all cause mortality, osteoarthritis of the hip, physical performance, pregnancy complications and respiratory infections. Numerous authors suggest optimal values of 50-70 ng/ml. Opinions vary on optimal levels yet overwhelmingly everyone agrees that “low levels of vitamin D are associated with exacerbations of almost every disease.”

How widespread is vitamin D deficiency? Life Extension has collected vitamin D blood data on 39,500 people from January 2010 to September 2012. What’s interesting is that the people tested were already taking vitamins on a regular basis. Yet 63.8% of the people tested below 50 ng /ml. In these cases, people are either “not” taking enough vitamin D or they are taking a form of vitamin D that is not being absorbed.

The fact is, we make anywhere from 10,000-20,000 units of vitamin D in 20 minutes in full body sun. But we don’t get 20 minutes of full body sun due to sun screens and northern latitudes. Numerous clinicians report even patients in southern latitudes like Hawaii and southern Florida are deficient. Even countries in the Middle East show severe deficiencies.

Clinically, 2,000 IU is extremely safe and optimal values of 4,000-5,000 are suggested. Biotics Research Corporation makes two vitamin D supplements: Bio-D Mulsion, which contains 400 IU of emulsified vitamin D per drop; and Bio-D Mulsion Forte, which contains 2,000 IU of emulsified vitamin D per drop. Emulsified vitamin D (as D3) by Biotics Research Corporation consistently raises blood levels and is the most cost effective vitamin D on the market.

ImageSo why does the emulsified form work so much better? The emulsified form can be safely and naturally absorbed into the body’s tissues. If you haven’t been using an effective form or if you haven’t supplemented vitamin D, you’re at risk for having a vitamin D deficiency.

The research is clear; your body needs vitamin D to repair genes, reduce inflammation and maintain healthy intestinal barrier function. True wellness means optimizing the factors that repair the body. Dr. Godo knows how to supplement and if necessary test for optimal vitamin D levels. Use the supplements your clinician recommends and never waste money on ineffective forms of vitamin D.

It’s no exaggeration, something as simple as vitamin D really does make a difference. Now that you know the facts, talk to Dr. Godo or your clinician.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC (Purchase your vitamin D from Biotics)


Increasing Vitamin K for Healthy Bones & Heart

Is vitamin K on your nutritional radar screen? Mom always said “eat your green leafies;” but as kids, we never quite understood why. If we knew back then what we know now about the benefits of vitamin K, it might have made it a little easier.


We are all familiar with the profound effects vitamin D has on our metabolism. Some clinicians are calling vitamin K the next vitamin D due to its systemic effects. Vitamin K has powerful effects upon bone building, cardiovascular health especially plague build up, certain forms of cancer, and even dementia in addition to its commonly associated coagulation effects.


Three basic forms of vitamin K exist. K1 which is from green leafy plants is called phylloquinone or phytoquinone. “Phyto” helps me think plants. Sources of K1 are green leafy vegetables like collard greens, spinach, kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli and other foods like cauliflower or olive oil.


K2 is called menaquinone and comes primarily from fermentation. For example, K2 is found in fermented soy or natto, some cheeses, sauerkraut, butter from grass fed cows, Kim chi and certain meats. We make K2 naturally through the fermentation of anaerobic bacteria in our colon. The third form of vitamin K, K3, represents several synthetic forms that we will not discuss.


Both K1 and K2 in the form of vitamin K are needed and here’s why. Osteocalcin is a type of protein which is made by the osteoblasts during bone formation. Osteocalcin must be modified in a process called carboxylation which allows it to bind to calcium. Vitamin K is essential for this carboxylation process. Researchers have found that low levels of carboxylated osteocalcin are accompanied with low levels of vitamin K. The inverse is also true; high levels of carboxylated osteocalcin are accompanied with elevated levels of vitamin K. If we want to build healthy bones we need adequate amounts of carboxylated osteocalcin. Can you see why Vitamin K is so important to bone health?


Several studies have shown “vitamin K is a key factor with vitamin D, calcium and trace minerals to reduce osteoporosis.” It appears that when using the plant form, phylloquinone or K1, significantly higher doses are needed to attain adequate levels of carboxylated osteocalcin.


K2 or menaquinone has been shown to have some exciting cardiovascular protective attributes. There are proteins that are vitamin K dependent and these proteins have been shown to inhibit vascular calcification. The 2004 Rotterdam Study showed those consuming the upper levels of menaquinone or K2 had the lowest levels of aortic calcification, cardiovascular mortality as well as all cause mortality. People who consumed 45 mcg lived seven years longer than participants ingesting 12 mcg per day.


A follow up study called the Prospect Study tracked 16,000 people for 10 years. Each additional level of dietary K2 of 10 mcg resulted in nine percent fewer cardiac events.


The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2008 reported on an 8 year prospective study following over 11,000 men comparing vitamin K and prostate cancer. Their conclusions: “our results suggest an inverse association between the intake of menaquinones, K2, but not that of phylloquinone, K1, and prostate cancer.”


Dr. Vermeer, one of the principal European researchers, suggests 45 to 185 mcg of vitamin K. It appears most of his interests are in coronary heart disease and vascular integrity.


In Japan, scientists are using 45-90 mg of vitamin K to treat osteoporosis with good success and without side effects. More doesn’t mean better, but taking more is not causing side effects.


If you are in any stage of osteoporosis or heart disease, consider increasing your levels of vitamin K1 and K2 by eating more green leafy vegetables as well as the fermented foods mentioned earlier.


In addition, ask Dr. Godo how to supplement with a form of vitamin K that is biologically active and pharmaceutically pure. You won’t find this type of vitamin K in your traditional over the counter multi-vitamin. The different forms of vitamin K are worth paying attention to. Put vitamin K on your nutrient radar screen for healthy bones and a healthy heart.