Nutrients with the right “resonance frequency”

Sometimes the battle against nonsense just leaves me speechless. I was asked for my views on dietary supplements produced by Quantum Nutrition Labs, an establishment that claims to use only nutrients from “once living” sources as opposed to synthetic ingredients which they say “cannot hope to perform the important task of healthy cell regeneration” and “can often lead to additional health problems.” So what is it that these nutrients from “once living” sources offer? The right resonance frequency! Here is what I’ve learned from the company’s website. It seems that every one of the trillions of cells in our body has an ideal resonant frequency, much like a crystal glass that rings its own special note when struck. And the ideal resonant frequency of each cell can only be sustained or regained by consuming nutrients that are also at their ideal resonant frequencies. Of course only Quantum Labs supplements allow cells to ingest not only the nutritional factors but also absorb the higher resonant frequencies embedded in the nutrient. This, it is said, is the Quantum Nutrition Effect. And this is where I am left speechless. Well, not totally. How do the words absurd, poppycock, claptrap, drivel, hooey, humbug and baloney sound? All the talk about cellular and vitamin resonances is total nonsense, so far out that debunking it is a challenge. How do you respond if someone claims “That piece of music sounds like it is about four kilometers with a genetically modified overtone.”

I wasn’t surprised to learn that Quantum Labs products are recommended by Kevin Trudeau, king of questionable infomercials. You see, it was the only manufacturer that this sage could find that makes products 100% free of any toxic ingredients and that are not filled with poisonous glues and binders. The poisonous binder referred to is magnesium stearate. What a horrible substance! We’re told that this devilish chemical will dampen our own cells’ resonant frequency and will result in a poorer vitality of the cell. Gibberish. Magnesium stearate is commonly used in very small amounts in pill manufacture because it effectively binds components together and also has lubricating properties which prevent the ingredients from sticking to the manufacturing equipment. It can be produced from beef fat or from palm oil and is a safe chemical which is even approved as a food additive. Of course if you want to vilify a substance you can always do so by finding some study in the scientific literature that shows an effect that can be taken out of context and blown out of proportion. In 1990 a paper in the journal Immunology looked at bathing cells in the lab in stearic acid to study possible effects on the immune system. The idea was to see whether stearic acid had any possible use after an organ transplant to prevent rejection. This has absolutely nothing to do with the small amounts of magnesium stearate used in making vitamin pills, yet this study is claimed as evidence that magnesium stearate in pills wreaks havoc with the immune system. Dietary supplements are big business and numerous companies vie for the public’s money, each one trying to stake out some sort of outlandish claim. Such as implying higher quality by being free of magnesium stearate. Almost leaves me speechless. Not quite. Hogwash, twaddle , bunkum.


Joe Schwarcz

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