Dr. Keith Robbins serves on M.Network’s medical advisory team. He is a chiropractic physician, health coach, educator and supplement formulator. Dr. Keith is actively involved in community health education and initiatives. Dr. Robbins is constantly seeking creative ways to foster a dynamic learning environment for his community in order to promote a higher standard of quality of life.
Dr. Robbins has 20+ years of experience in health and wellness. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Texas Chiropractic College, his master degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix; and his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Physics; with minors in mathematics and philosophy, from Brigham Young University.
•Q: How to handle friends with health issues that refuse to try STIKs or Burn.
A: As always it is SO very important to consult with a primary care physician. Let the physician see the ingredient list. If there is nothing on the list that poses a health risk, then I would still proceed with caution. For example, start off with a half of STIK or a single Burn Cap. If after a few days, there are no noted negative reactions, then move up to a full STIK and 2 Burn Caps daily.
From what I observed there are more harmful ingredients in sodas and energy drinks that can be found in M•STIKS and Burn Caps.
•Q: How much Vitamin K is in the products?
A: Vitamin K plays a key role in helping the blood clot and preventing excessive bleeding. Unlike many other vitamins, vitamin K is not typically used as a dietary supplement.
Vitamin K is actually a group of compounds. The most important of these compounds appears to be vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is obtained from leafy greens and some other vegetables. Vitamin K2 is a group of compounds largely obtained from meats, cheeses, and eggs, and synthesized by bacteria. The STIKs, as currently formulated, contain no Vitamin K1 or Vitamin K2.
•Q: Can CoreAO help with inflammation?
A: The best and easiest way to answer this question is to look at the main ingredients and their properties.
Vitamin C: This antioxidant helps get rid of free radicals that can damage cells and tissue, which means fewer triggers for inflammation.
Vitamin D3: In the lab, this vitamin shows a significant anti-inflammatory effect on cells. There’s also some evidence that D can lessen the ongoing pain from inflammation.
Mangosteen: More than any other fruit, it has the ability to change the course of inflammation by effectively blocking the inflammatory process and the pain associated with it.
Green Tea Extract: Has potent anti-inflammatory properties and has been researched for its role in treating diseases caused by inflammation, including atherosclerosis, liver disease, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Grape Seed Extract: Has been shown to fight inflammation and the effects of free radicals throughout the body.
Acai: Compounds in acai berries have been shown to help suppress inflammation, a process that occurs in painful conditions such as arthritis.
Bilberry: This fruit is rich in tannins, a substance that acts as an astringent. The tannins have anti-inflammatory properties.
Cranberry: has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect especially on conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, stomach and digestive disorders, and our cardiovascular system—particularly the lining of our vessel walls.
L-Arginine: Arginine, or L-Arginine, is an amino acid (building block of protein) that is normally made in the body. Taken as a supplement, it seems to help with many conditions, reducing inflammation and improving circulation.
So, it becomes obvious that the CoreAO is quite helpful for reducing inflammation.
•Q: Can you take too much GO in a day?
A: As with anything we CAN have too much. The question here is how much is too much; and this, of course, depends on the individual. Here I will attempt to put together a guideline based on science and research. With caffeine as the primary “fuel” behind GO, I will direct my comments to it.
According to the most current research, I have found done by the Mayo Clinic, up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two “energy shot” drinks.
How you react to caffeine may be determined in part by how much caffeine you’re used to drinking. People who don’t regularly drink caffeine tend to be more sensitive to its negative effects. Other factors may include genetics, body mass, age, medication use and health conditions, such as anxiety disorders.
Since the GO STIK has 110mg of caffeine, I could not in good faith recommend more than 4 GO•STIKs per day as based on the current research AND they are not taken in conjunction with any other sources of caffeine.
•Q: Please explain “RDT” (Rapid Dispersion Technology)
A: When I look at the quality and viability of a product, I look for a delivery system—by what means is the product delivered to the body? How bio-available is it? “RDT” is M’s proprietary delivery system, and “Wow!” is it amazing.
Rapid Dispersion Technology “…delivers vital nutrients into your body even faster. This proprietary no-heat process wraps each molecule in a protective barrier that: 1) protects delicate nutrients; 2) enriches all-natural flavors; and 3) helps STIKs dissolve rapidly in water.”
Put simply, RDT protects the integrity of the nutrients while enhancing flavor and allowing for rapid dispersion in water. Two-thumbs up M!