How the Opti-5 System was developed
Creating an optimal source of nutrition, that is:
- Providing the essential nutrients required for optimizing all areas of health and development.
- Supporting synergies between nutrients: many nutrients work together to optimize a process. For example, calcium relies on vitamin D3 to be absorbed into the body, and vitamin K to be moved inside bones, making all three nutrients necessary for strong, healthy bone growth.
- Supporting each stage of development: providing nutrients in adequate amounts to meet the unique requirements of each age group.
- During healthy growth: daily nutrient utilization is higher during the golden days of development, so all age groups has their own unique nutrient requirements to maintain normal growth.
- When growth is challenged: nutrient levels need to be adapted to meet increased demands during recovery, to get back on track, but still maintaining in the right balance.
Looking after specific health areas
Immune, Cognition, Vision, Digestion, Growth & Development
The 5 specific health areas work independently and are the most important and vulnerable during the first 6 years of life.
We achieve this through advanced nutrient levels (higher but within range) and additional focused nutrients and special factors benefiting these health areas (such as yeast beta-glucan during illness to support immunity).
This approach helps to reduce the risk of nutrient deficiencies, illness, and long-term impairments to growth and health while supporting the optimal growth, development, and function of growing minds and bodies.
Helping the areas to work together
These different health areas also work together as parts of a whole, to promote the well-being, growth, and development of the entire body. In other words, they are also interdependent.
For example, optimizing immunity can protect against periods of faltering growth. Plus, supporting digestive health means supporting immunity, because a large part of the immune system lives in the gut.