THE MMF STORY

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THE MMF STORY
A Day That Changed The World

The world changed on September 11, 2001 when the United States of America was attacked on home soil. It was an awakening of compassion for all who serve in uniform and particularly for the US Armed Forces. Protecting the health of the men and women in uniform, many of whom were deployed in some of the world’s most hazardous environments, was considered of utmost importance by the decision makers at Quantico.

To address that objective, the US Department of Defense and NASA, a team of MD and PHD research scientists were commissioned to develop a powerful micronutrient supplement to fortify and repair vital body mechanisms that would be challenged by the rigors and hazards that soldiers face.

Years of dedicated research, including clinical and human trials culminated in the creation of what was named, Military Micronutrient Formulation or MMF––the first and only biologic body fortification supplement of its kind.

WHAT IS MMF?
A Micronutrient Formulation with Macro Results

The Military Micronutrient Formulation is a dynamic combination of vital micronutrients formulated together like never before. Thorough studies were done to ensure each micronutrient included is in its proper ratio and using its natural isoforms. By formulating in this way, each nutrient is more congruous with each other nutrient for maximum potency.

The powerful MMF formulation sets a new standard in natural supplementation. It is a patented formula that has been extensively validated by thorough clinical testing and human trials. It is the perfect supplement to protect our health from exposure to harmful substances inherent to the environments in which we live and work. MMF provides real results to aid in our overall health.

Try it yourself for a month to feel the difference that MMF can make in your life. Engage Global is experiencing tremendous growth because people try the product and experience real, tangible results.

THE BENEFITS OF MMF
Shields your body’s ‘software’
Energizes you at a cellular level
Combats oxidative stress and free radicals
Supercharges your immune function
Invigorates your body’s anti-aging process

Nervous System… Know Your Personal Micronutrient Needs

Nervous System… Know Your Personal Micronutrient Needs

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A single deficiency – mineral, vitamin, antioxidant or amino acid – can set off a cascade of events where metabolic processes are disturbed. Conversely, repletion of such deficiencies can and often do resolve clinical neurological symptoms such as migraines and neuropathy.

Migraine Prevention:

Anyone who has experienced migraine headaches knows how debilitating they can be. Fortunately, nutritional intervention can be very successful in migraine prevention. Although the mechanism of action is not totally understood, several nutrients that facilitate energy production at the cellular level may also benefit the treatment of migraine headaches. Supplementation with coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant that aids energy Headachemetabolism, may reduce both the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches. Similar results occur with magnesium and vitamin B2, since they also help mitochondria (energy-producing centers in our cells) function properly. “Mitochondrial dysfunction” is one possible trigger to migraine headaches.

The role of oxidative stress in causing migraines is not totally understood, but studies do show that low levels of specific antioxidants, such as glutathione and lipoic acid are associated with migraine occurrence. Correcting specific deficiencies specifically B3, B6, B12 and folic acid can produce dramatic results for reducing the pain and frequency of migraine headaches.

A Healthy Nervous System:

Antioxidant therapy has the potential to contributeHealthy Nervous System to preventing or mitigating many neurologic disorders. SpectraCell Laboratories can measure a person’s total antioxidant function with their SPECTROX test, in addition to measuring the performance of individual antioxidants. Since nutrients play multiple roles, a comprehensive assessment of nutritional status is key.
Minimizing Neuropathic Pain:
Damage to nerves in the limbs but outside the spinal cord causes the painful condition called peripheral neuropathy. Although potentially debilitating, there is overwhelming evidence that neuropathy responds well when specific nutrient deficiencies are corrected. In some studies, vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 significantly reduce neuropathic pain. High levels of oxidative stress increase neuropathic pain, which explains why the powerful antioxidants cysteine, vitamin E and lipoic acid may be successful in treating neuropathy. The pain reducing effects of carnitine and omega-3 fatty acids has been proven in several trials.

Keeping Our Nerves “Insulated”:

NerveNerves are covered with a protective coating called myelin, much like the insulation that coats electronic wiring. If the myelin sheath deteriorates, neurological problems arise, which is what happens to people with multiple sclerosis (MS). A key enzyme needed to manufacture this protective coating contains serine, an important amino acid needed for neurological health, which is why serine deficiency may cause neurological problems. Research shows that patients with MS have lowered calcium levels and that symptoms of MS are more severe when blood levels of vitamin D are low. Copper deficiency can cause symptoms seen in MS patients as well.

Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s:

Nutritional deficiencies have been linked to sReducing Riskeveral neurodegenerative diseases. For example, research shows that over half of people with Parkinson’s disease are deficient in vitamin D.  Similarly, a higher intake of vitamin C and vitamin E can slow the progression of dementia that is seen in Alzheimer’s patients. Evidence confirms that copper deficiency contributes to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Role of micronutrients in sport and physical activity

Role of micronutrients in sport and physical activity

Ron J Maughan

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Aberdeen Medical School

Many micronutrients play key roles in energy metabolism and, during strenuous physical activity, the rate of energy turnover in skeletal muscle may be increased up to 20-100 times the resting rate. Although an adequate vitamin and mineral status is essential for normal health, marginal deficiency states may only be apparent when the metabolic rate is high. Prolonged strenuous exercise performed on a regular basis may also result in increased losses from the body or in an increased rate of turnover, resulting in the need for an increased dietary intake. An increased food intake to meet energy requirements will increase dietary micronutrient intake, but athletes in hard training may need to pay particular attention to their intake of iron, calcium and the antioxidant vitamins. Prof. R J Maughan, Department of Biomedical Sciences. University Medical School, Foresterhill,Aberdeen

For normal health to be maintained, a wide range of vitamins, minerals and trace elements must be present in adequate amounts in the body tissues, and the dietary intake must be sufficient to meet the requirement. Many vitamins and minerals play key roles in energy metabolism, and the adverse effect of deficiencies of these components is well recognised and easily demonstrated. Marginal deficiency states may have little effect on the sedentary individual, but small impairments of exercise capacity may have profound consequences for the serious athlete. Regular intense exercise training may also increase micronutrient requirements, either by increasing degradation rates or by increasing losses from the body. Consequently, there is a great interest shown by athletes in some of these dietary components because of their role in maintaining or enhancing physical performance. There is often, however, a failure to appreciate that it is not inevitably, or indeed even generally, the case that increasing micronutrient intake to levels above those that are adequate for maintaining health will improve athletic performance.

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