Friday, November 21, 2014

Are You Taking The Right Vitamins?

You eat right. You exercise. You hydrate. And yet, you still feel “off” most days, waking up with brain fog and feeling tired the whole day. You force yourself to exercise, hoping the body fog will go away. But it doesn’t. Could it be that you are really eating right? Probably. But are the levels of essential nutrients that you are getting from food adequate? Probably not. Do your current vitamins and supplements boost the levels of nutrients that you need to optimal levels? Probably not.  Most of the time, despite your best efforts to do research on and to consume the “right” vitamins and other supplements for yourself, your body may still be deficient or in excess of several vitamins, minerals, co-factors, amino acids, and essential fats.

But how do you know what you need and how much to take? With its launch in the Philippines, BioBalance Institute now provides a completely personalized nutritional solution that allows you to know specifically the right kind and the right amount of essential nutrients to keep you nutritionally balanced and optimally well.

Your body is unique
 BioBalance knows that each body has a unique nutrient and metabolic profile, determined by age, genetics, lifestyle, environmental exposure, and even disease predisposition, among others.  So, in nutritional intake and supplementation, one size does not fit all.

 “What we do is both simple and complex. Simple, in that we detect and correct subtle deficiencies and borderline toxicities. Complex, because nutrients interact with each other and with the rest of the body in a networked manner, such that correcting one deficiency may correct three others,” explains Dr. Ted Achacoso, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of BioBalance Institute. Dr. Ted is also double-board certified in Europe in Anti-Aging Medicine and in Nutritional Medicine.
“A nutrient deficiency or toxicity signals an imbalance in your body way before illness sets in,” further explains Dr. Ted. “When this remains unaddressed, the body can still function at sub-optimal levels for months, even years. When this imbalance progresses, however, it will eventually manifest in signs and symptoms that may lead to serious health conditions.”

Don’t guess… test!
Have you ever been to a doctor where all of your diagnostic tests — from X-rays to MRIs to CT scans to blood work to urine tests — have come back normal and yet you still feel “yuck?”

Different from the usual clinical tests during executive check-ups, BioBalance applies advanced technology to test for metabolites inside the cell.  Before, intracellular metabolites had no practical applications since they could not be measured inexpensively for clinical use. So, the clinical tests of today have been testing for organ function instead. But cells underlie all organs.

Through their exclusive partnership with Genova Diagnostics (a US-based laboratory), BioBalance applies advanced technology to peer inside the cells and measure levels of vitamins, minerals, co-factors, amino acids (from breakdown of protein), omega fatty acids (from ingestion of essential fats), and pyruvate (from breakdown of carbohydrates), among many other substances including those that reveal the inner workings of the mitochondria and the neurotransmitters of the brain.

BioBalance can help identify nutritional and metabolic imbalances, which can be the root cause of health conditions experienced by each client.  Measuring nutrient and metabolic status allows BioBalance to personalize the recommendations for each person on dietary changes and supplementation. In other words, no more guessing!

A bespoke solution for you
So how do you correct nutrient imbalances? Through Measured Wellness® of BioBalance.

“Just like Illness Medicine Doctors run diagnostic tests before giving any drugs, BioBalance Health Optimization Medicine or HOMe® Doctors recommend nutrient and metabolic tests before giving any supplements. This practice is called Measured Wellness®,” shares Dr. Ted.

The Measured Wellness® approach removes the guesswork on specific nutrients your body needs.  You can be assured that you’re taking the right food and vitamins and other supplements to achieve optimal health and to support management of any current disease or disease predispositions.  The solution is 100% tailored for you.

“We aim to change mindsets when it comes to health.  This is the reason why we established the first ever BioBalance Institute in the country,” notes Alex Fernandez, General Manager of BioBalance Institute.  “Health should be beyond curing diseases.  It should be about taking measurable, concrete steps in monitoring wellness,” he adds
(For more details on BioBalance Institute, visit You may also call 650-4858 or 0917-521-4860.)