From: Guy R. Schenker, D.C. May, 2000 Dear Doctor, HELP THESE PEOPLE! (AND MAKE A WELL-DESERVED PROFIT IN RETURN) Think for a moment of all the dozens, if not hundreds of patients on whom you do not do NUTRI-SPEC testing. These many, many patients have been coming to your office for years, during which you and they have had no discussion of nutrition. Now, consider this ... THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE PATIENTS (WHO KNOW AND RESPECT YOU) ARE TAKING NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTS. But -- they are spending their nutrition dollars at the health food store down the street, when those bucks should be flowing your way. And -- not only are they coughing up big bucks to the guy down the street but they are taking his uneducated (and dangerous) advise on just what supplements they need. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! With your knowledge and your quality NUTRI-SPEC products you should be capturing every bit of this profit -- all the while giving those patients more for their nutrition dollar than they ever dreamed possible. You do not have to do NUTRI-SPEC testing on these patients to enrich their lives nutritionally. The most important thing you need to do for them is ... GET THEM TAKING OXYGENIC B (instead of the garbage they are currently taking). You could sell 100 bottles of Oxy B in the next week or two, and another hundred a week or two after that. Four weeks from now the first one hundred people should be coming back for their second bottle -- and so on for the rest of your life and theirs. Figure the numbers -- not a bad income boost considering you spend no time or energy selling -- all the while you are adding significantly to the quality and length of these peoples' lives. To help you get Oxy B to all your people who need it, we can finally offer you ... THE OXY B BROCHURE ... that you should have had for years. This brochure gives your patients the Oxy B story thoroughly and convincingly, so that they will know as you do that ... OXY B IS IN A CLASS BY ITSELF, AND IS THE ONE SUPPLEMENT THEY MUST HAVE TO MAXIMIZE THEIR HEALTH. The brochure does a nice job of explaining to your patients the critical point that is so difficult for the typical nutrition-minded person to understand -- that ... NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTS CAN ACTUALLY DO YOU HARM. You don't need to have been around NUTRI-SPEC for long at all to understand this basic truth. You know without a doubt that mega doses of nutrients can upset one or more of the five fundamental metabolic balance systems -- thus damaging a person's health. You know that even reasonable doses of nutrients, if taken in improper balance, can antagonize other nutrients and create metabolic imbalances over time. Vitamin C makes a perfect example to illustrate the point. You know that even moderately large doses of Vitamin C will crush your glucogenic patients -- immediately making them tired and depressed. So you've got to get this idea across to your patients -- even those whom you are not testing with NUTRI-SPEC but who are nevertheless in the market for good supplementation. You must help these people understand that while responsible supplementation can add measurably to their quality and length of life, that irresponsible supplementation can do immediate and long lasting damage. You don't have to speak to these people in terms of NUTRI-SPEC imbalances to get your point across. The brochure gives a very nice explanation of the potential damage from the supplements that are pushed by an unscrupulous health food industry. The brochure uses Vitamin C to give your patients an example of how that industry is misleading them with its promotions. Vitamin C is a perfect nutrient to use as an example to make this point because it is probably the nutrient that has been most recommended, for the most people, with the greatest diversity of health problems, form many, many years. You and your patients have been told that Vitamin C works its magic by virtue of its anti-oxidant properties. It has been promoted as "good for" almost any condition you can name. It is hyped over and over again by the pill peddlers as something that everyone should take in supplemental doses, and even in mega doses. Along with all the promises of cures and prevention from taking Vitamin C you are assured over and over again that no amount of Vitamin C can be harmful to you. After all, Vitamin C is all "natural," so your body can use what it needs, while any excess is "harmlessly" excreted in your urine. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A STRONG DOSE OF THE TRUTH. Did you know that Vitamin C depletes your body of many mineral and trace mineral nutrients? (1) The truth is, your kidneys cannot excrete any Vitamin C without combining it with an important mineral nutrient such as calcium or magnesium or zinc. Every single molecule of excess Vitamin C that gets dumped in your urine steals from you an important mineral nutrient. Did you know that Vitamin C will particularly cause a deficiency in the essential trace mineral copper? (2) Did you know that excess Vitamin C will actually cause high cholesterol? (3) Did you know that the "anti-oxidant" Vitamin C will actually decrease the activity of ceruloplasmin, one of your body's most important antioxidants? (4) Did you know that excess Vitamin C can damage the DNA (the genetic material inside each of your cells) and also damage cell membranes because of its oxidant (not anti-oxidant) activity? (5) Did you know that because it is such a strong oxidant (not anti-oxidant) more than 500 milligrams of Vitamin C will cause the formation in your DNA of oxoadenine, a powerfully damaging toxin which particularly will harm the heart and other organs? (6) Did you know that Vitamin C will convert the mineral iron to a form that damages the blood vessels and leads to hardening of the arteries and heart blockage? (7) Did you know that Vitamin C can auto-oxidize, and instead of being an anti-oxidant to protect you against free radical damage, will actually cause free radical damage? (8) This oxidation of Vitamin C occurs most easily in the presence of minerals such as iron, manganese, and chromium. When excess Vitamin C is taken with these mineral nutrients you are particularly likely to suffer free radical damage. Did you know that excess Vitamin C will cause the formation of the toxic chemical pentosadine, a marker of premature aging and tissue destruction? (9) Did you know that Vitamin C causes destruction of proteins in your body that will accelerate the aging process? (10) This acceleration of aging by Vitamin C is particularly pronounced in anyone with a diabetic tendency. The protein destructive effects of Vitamin C are particularly associated with cataract formation. Did you know that Vitamin C in doses greater than 180 milligrams is a total waste of money because it is not absorbed and tends to cause gas and bloating in your intestinal tract? (11) Eighty to ninety percent of Vitamin C is absorbed up to a dose of 180 milligrams, but beyond that, absorption decreases rapidly so that at 5000 milligrams doses only 24% is absorbed, while the rest just irritates your digestive system. Did you know that Vitamin C (supposed to be "good for the immune system") will actually increase the incidence and spread of cancer? (12) Are you beginning to get a little nervous about the Vitamin C that you have been taking? Do you think your patients, after reading this information, will begin to have questions about what the health food store is selling them? You've got to help these people understand that the road to the health food store is not the road to health. In fact, they are being deliberately mislead by the health food industry which repeatedly uses pseudo-science to snooker these poor victims into buying tons of useless or damaging products. The brochure goes on to explain that the factual, scientific type of case that they just read against irresponsible Vitamin C supplementation could be made just as well against almost all the vitamins as well as all the minerals, and all of the trace minerals, not to mention the amino acids, the herbs, and nearly all the other pills and potions peddled by the health food industry. We made the case above for excess Vitamin C being a harmful oxidant instead of the anti-oxidant that it should be when used responsibly. In its damaging role as an oxidant Vitamin C destroys the activity of one other important anti-oxidant -- Vitamin E. But, the reverse can also occur. Excess Vitamin E will also act as an oxidant instead of an anti-oxidant and in fact, doses of Vitamin E much above 140 milligrams will actually destroy the activity of Vitamin C. (13) We also mentioned above the effects of Vitamin C in depleting you of copper. That essential trace mineral is also depleted by excess intake of the trace mineral zinc. You may be surprised to learn that only two weeks of daily zinc supplementation of 18.5 milligrams is enough to cause a copper deficiency. (14) Another problem with excess zinc supplementation is it will actually cause high cholesterol. (15) You have now seen that both Vitamin C and zinc work against the activity of copper. How many people do you know that are taking Vitamin C and zinc because they are both "good for the immune system?" This combination has such a powerful anti-copper effect that it can actually cause cardio-vascular disease. (16) (By the way -- all the references for the above examples of non-specific, irresponsible supplementation are provided for your patients in the brochure, so they know you've got science backing you up.) The brochure goes on to commend your patients for being concerned about their health, but points out just how unfair it is that those who are the most health conscious are those that are the most likely to be cheated and damaged by the unscrupulous health food industry. The case is then made for Oxygenic B as the only supplement to offer your patients everything that may be missing from their diet, as well as the high powered nutrients to help keep them looking and feeling their best while preventing the development of degenerative diseases. This unique product offers all the nutrients in their most biologically active forms, and with all the nutrients in perfect balance. Sell Oxy B! Do it effortlessly by using the brochure which is FREE -- We will send you 50 FREE with your next order of Oxy B. Sincerely, Guy R. Schenker, D.C. 1. Nasolodin V.V., et al. Effects of vitamin supplementation on the metabolism of iron, copper, and manganese in athletes. (Russian) Gig Sanit. 1993 Jun;6:31-3. 2. Milne D.B, et al. Effects of ascorbic acid supplements and a diet marginal in copper on indicies of copper nutriture in women. Nutrition Research. 1988 8(8):865-74. 3. Milne D.B., et al. Effect of ascorbic acid on copper and cholesterol. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1991 Nov;34(11):2389-93. 4. Finley E.B, et al. Influence of ascorbic acid supplementation on copper status in young adult men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1983 Apr;37(4):553-6. 5. Gutteridge J.M. Plasma ascorbate levels and inhibition of the anti- oxidant activity of caeruloplasmin. Clinical Science 1991 Sep;81(3):413-7. 6. Podmore I.D., et al. 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