THE EFFECT ESTROGEN PLAYS IN PMS
B6 reduces blood estrogen and increases progesterone. Therefore, B6
deficiency will cause decreased liver metabolism of estrogen, causing
an excess of estrogen, this results in ?estrogen dominance.?
imbalance affects mood swings by increasing the activity of the
biogenic amines, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
Epinephrine triggers anxiety. Norepinephrine causes hostility and
irritability. Serotonin at high levels creates nervous tension, and
inability to concentrate.
produced by the brain, balances out the effects of the biogenic amines
by inducing relaxation, increasing mental alertness, and it works to
prevent sodium and water retention.
sufficient dopamine, the biogenic amines are not held in check, moods
are greatly affected in a negative manner, and sodium and water
also increases the level of the adrenal hormone aldosterone, which
prevents the normal excretion of salt from the kidneys, adding to
fluid retention. This creates edema-like symptoms of bloating,
abdominal swelling, and swollen breasts.
fluid swells the nerve tissue and membranes surrounding the brain. The
brain is encased with the skull, and can only expand as far as the
skull permits. This leads to torturous migraine headaches are often
described as ?vise-like.?
deficiency causes a very specific depletion of brain dopamine and B6
plays a synergistic role in mineral utilization across cell membranes,
increasing the effectiveness of magnesium.
women are so deficient in vitamin B6 that it was discovered back in
the early 1940?s. The process of refining flour eliminates the B
vitamins altogether, B6 is destroyed in cooking and canning, and when
foods are packaged. Pregnancy and birth-control pills also cause a B6
prevent ?estrogen dominance? and its negative influence on moods
and fluid retention, increased intake of B vitamins and magnesium is
minimum recommended daily dosage of Ultravite provides the woman with the necessary blood levels to prevent B6
deficiency. Women with B6 deficiency, which may be as high as 70% of
all women, need only increase their daily dosage of Ultravite.
PMS AND WEIGHT GAIN
brain consumes 20% of the body?s total energy, but under stress the
brain demands ever more energy. The brain utilizes glucose as the sole
source of energy. Insulin is needed to break down sugar and turn it
reporting PMS symptoms have consistently been found to have
significantly less magnesium in their blood. Without necessary
magnesium levels insulin cannot be produced, and without insulin
glucose conversion is not possible.
to receive glucose, the brain detects a lack of sugar, and will
release signals that trigger the ?sweet tooth.? This sets off
cravings for candy, chocolate, pastries, or anything that is sweet and
sticky. Many women report being ?obsessed? with a desire for
chocolate, which is rich in magnesium.
the brain-under-stress releases signals that trigger the cravings for
sweets, few people have the will-power to resist this biological call.
Strong cravings result in women eating sugar-laden foods compulsively,
or so called ?binge eating.?
sugar is absorbed into the blood stream faster than any other food and
increases the ability of insulin by a factor of 3 to 11 times. This
sudden rise in blood sugar levels triggers insulin release far in
excess of what is needed. This causes a rapid and precipitous drop in
blood sugar levels, the so called ?sugar-crash.?
with the sudden drop in blood sugar levels, refined sugar also
increases the urinary excretion of the body?s magnesium, adding to
the magnesium deficiency, exacerbating the problem. This causes the
brain to once again signal for more sugar, thus setting in motion a
increased sugar intake triggers hypoglycemia which results in
palpitation and fainting. Rapid drops in blood sugar levels cause
headaches and fatigue. These alternating symptoms lead women to feel
?out of control.? Researchers have termed this up-and-down
sensation the ?roller-coaster effect.?
this period of increased sugar intake weight gains of 5 to 15 pounds
is common, weight which is difficult for any woman to lose during the
symptom free period of her cycle. Binge eating and subsequent weight
gain is not a matter of self-control. It?s PMS.
Long term weight reduction and control is much
more likely to be effected by the management of PMS then dieting.
magnesium intake by a minimum of 300 to 400 mg. daily is the only way
to break the negative self-perpetuating cycle that causes the ?sweet
tooth? and leads to weight gain.
deficiency is also the primary cause of dysmenorrhea, or cramps, which
usually start a day or two prior to or at the beginning of
UNIQUE B-COMPLEX OF
vitamins, known as the ?energy vitamins,? have attributes which
set them apart from all other vitamins. B vitamins are synergistic, to
achieve optimum efficiency all the B vitamins must be taken in a
B vitamins work as a team in producing energy, in the function of the
central nervous system, metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins,
stimulation of the immune response system and are essential to the
formation of RNA and DNA.
(thiamine) is an important neurotransmitter and is necessary to the
health of the nervous system. Confusion is a symptom of B1 deficiency.
(riboflavin) prevents acne, is instrumental in cell respiration,
maintaining good vision, health hair, skin, nails, and is necessary
for normal cell growth. Many authorities claim that B2 deficiency is
the most common nutrient deficiency in America.
(niacin) is involved in more than 50 different metabolic reactions.
Niacin helps with hypoglycemia, treating anxiety and depression, and
through stimulation of blood flow in the capillaries helps in
relieving migraine-type headaches. People who eat too much sugar or
refined processed foods require more niacin.
(pantothenic acid) is present in all living cells and is very
important to metabolism. It supports the adrenal glad to increase
production of cortisone and other adrenal hormones to help counter-act
stress and enhance metabolism.
(cobalamin) is often referred to as the ?energy? vitamin. B12
makes up for the anemia, weakness and fatigue brought on by menstrual
problems. B12 deficiency is especially wide spread due to the fact
that it is depleted by the use of birth control pills, antibiotics and
acid works with B12 in fighting anemia, fatigue, irritability,
headaches, heart palpitations, forgetfulness, and a feeling of
paranoia. Mental symptoms of poor memory, general apathy, withdrawal,
lack of motivation, and depression are signs of folic acid deficiency.
Folic acid absorption diminishes with age, therefore the need for
supplementation increases as we grow older.
has a primary function in cell membrane structure and integrity.
Acting with choline it helps in brain cell nutrition and emulsifies
and distributes body fat.
Acid (PABA) supports acid production and deficiency of PABA is the
most likely cause of graying hair.
helps to reduce blood sugar. Is needed for the synthesis of fatty
acids and is necessary in the formation of DNA and RNA.
contained in Ultravite is
the optimal ratio for PMS prevention.
C intake is essential because the human body cannot manufacture it.
Vitamin C prevents disease by neutralizing free radical molecules that
can damage cells and contribute to aging. Vitamin C is used more
rapidly under stress and city dwellers need much more as carbon
monoxide destroys vitamin C. Everyone needs to take vitamin C.
E is very helpful to women. It provides relief from hot flashes,
cramps, and menstrual pain. It has a primary function as an
antioxidant, protecting cell membranes, active enzyme sites and DNA.
The American diet has lost many of its natural sources of vitamin E,
and estrogen depletes vitamin E, increasing the body?s demand for
it. Supplementation of vitamin E is absolutely necessary to prevent
A is necessary for the body to ward off environmental pollutants, and
seems to prevent the development of breast and cervical cancer.
Vitamin A is reduced with illness, during times of stress, if we
smoke, or if we are pregnant or nursing. For vitamin A?s antioxidant
properties to work, intake must be at least 5,000 units a day or
D is necessary for calcium and magnesium to be absorbed. Vitamin D is
absorbed through the skin by sunlight. Women spending time indoors, in
an office, factory, or inside a vehicle, often do not have adequate
supplies of vitamin D.
recommended daily dosage of Ultravite provides women with the vitamin requirements necessary to prevent PMS.
VITAL IMPORTANCE OF OTHER MINERALS
is involved in more body functions than any other mineral. Zinc
affects menstrual irregularity and female sexual organs. Without zinc
the carbon dioxide exchange could not occur at a rate fast enough to
keep humans alive. Zinc levels are low in women with PMS and there is
a high correlation between zinc deficiency and depressive moods in
maintains the body?s water balance in conjunction with sodium. More
potassium to sodium, at a ratio of 2 to 1, is necessary for proper
fluid retention. Potassium is now deficient in our diets while sodium
(salt) intake has soared. Natural potassium/sodium ratios in American
women have been out of balance for many years, causing fluid retention
and its many unwanted symptoms.
is intimately involved in blood-glucose regulation. It is useful for
women who experience food cravings, typically for chocolate and
certain carbohydrates, such as pizza. America has the highest rate of
chromium deficiency in the world.
is essential to all menstruating women. About 30-40 mg. of iron will
be lost during an average female menstrual cycle. Even a slight iron
deficiency can result in fatigue and lethargy.
alleviates hot flashes, helps vitamin E work better, and is important
in reducing the risk of breast cancer.
deficiency causes decreased ability to remove excess sugar from the
blood. It also improves memory and dizziness is a sure sign of
is necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid. Without
adequate thyroid activity women will suffer excessive fatigue, excess
weight, and constipation.
all the important mineral needs in the proper dosage to relieve and
prevent the PMS symptoms that mineral deficiency will cause.
human body does not assimilate minerals well. Chelated minerals are
more bioavailable because mineral absorption takes place more
efficiently and uptake is more rapid. All the minerals in Ultravite are chelated to amino acids for efficient absorption and maximum
utilization. In addition digestive enzymes act as macro nutrients
insuring complete absorption of all vitamins and minerals.
Pauling, winner of two Nobel prizes, states, ?You can trace every
sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.?
disintergation in the gut contents are evacuated into the small
intestine in the form of luminal fluid. All minerals, vitamins and
trace elements are absorbed in the small intestine. Any mineral has to
be soluble (dissolved) in the luminal fluid of the small intestine in
order to be absorbed.
The pH of the
small intestinal fluid is in the range of 7.0 to 7.2. At this pH
inorganic minerals form insoluble (not dissolved) hydroxides, a
gelatinous magma type of precipitation, which makes the minerals non-absorbale.
There is no
known scientific test to determine the exact percentage of minerals
absorbed by the human body, however, scientists are in agreement that
biovailability of inorganic minerals may be below 20% and it is not
manufacturers increase the dosage of inorganic minerals hoping to
off-set this process and increase the mineral percentage uptake.
However, the increase in inorganic mineral content only leads to an
increase of gelatinous magma, which lines the mucous membrane of the
small intestine. This blocks absorption of all minerals and vitamins
and causes gastrointestinal distress such as diarrhea and
the dosage of inorganic minerals will not lead to a significant
increase in mineral uptake. It will greatly increase the G.I. tract
side effects and instability of vitamins.
WHAT IS CHELATION?
pronounced ?key-late,? is the process of bonding inorganic
minerals with amino acids. Amino acids are mixed with inorganic
minerals while in solution creating a covalent bond.
acids are completely and efficiently absorbed by highly specialized
duodenal cells known as villi, they are ideally suited to serve as
carriers of the bonded minerals or trace elements.
chelated to amino acids minerals are soluable (dissolved) so they
become bioavailable. Absorption takes place more efficiently and
uptake is more rapid.