Co-factors are the term professionals use when talking about vitamins, minerals and nutrients the body needs to process food.
You can't break down protein well without co-factors. You not only get clogged up, but you may also get leaky gut, which are holes in the intestines.
These holes are made by bacteria as they gobble up the rotting protein lodged in your intestines. A leaky gut allows foreign substances to pass into your bloodstream and land in the joints. Over time, this could result in inflammation and joint pain. It also can cause your immune system to start misfiring and your skin to break out in ugly lookin’ acne, spots and scabs.
Sometimes, what leaks through causes toxic growths and even arterial plaque. Eventually diseases may emerge, like allergies, arthritis, acne, osteoporosis, lupus, even cancer and heart disease.
A good source of co-factors are vegetables, especially green ones. The greener the vegetables, the more co-factors.
If you don't eat enough vegetables every day, then consider taking BarleyLife Xtra, a whole-food nutritional supplement my family takes and recommends.