Friday Pearl

On the Health Benefits of Synergy

Friday, April 19, 2019

As we all know, no one person can fix all problems, no country nor company can be successful without expertise and encouraging input and commitment from a team of dedicated and passionate employees and advisors—and no one nutrient can fix our bodies, because the whole continues to be far greater than just the sum of its individual parts.

It’s called a synergistic effect, the opposite of antagonism. 

Unfortunately, large-scale clinical studies on single nutrients will never completely explain their relationship to the human body, because the brilliant design and evolutionary changes of the body represent successful synergistic adaption.


Individual nutrient synergy effectiveness is as dependent as is the neck bone’s connection to the head bone, and the knee bone’s connection to the thigh bone (phrases from a well-known spiritual titled “Dem Bones.”)

Nevertheless, randomized, placebo-controlled study process continues to be the coin of the realm, because the risk of peer-review criticism can be lethal to an innovative research scientist when funding for original thought is limited—and it’s becoming more so every day, as government funding for any type of environmental, which includes the human body, scientific research is considered by some to be far less important than building walls.

The bottom line: It most always takes a diversified village of expertise to most effectively address social problems. It requires gratitude and willingness to respectfully pay employees wages required to provide a decent standard of living, and to maintain cohesive work forces responsible for moving our companies and country forward.

Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntrx staff


The Biosyntrx founders, staff, and scientific advisory board sincerely wish our readers a thoughtful and respectful Easter weekend.

Our sincere condolences to France and all those who truly love the stunningly beautiful 800 year-old Notre Dame Cathedral. Fortunately, the power to restore this fire damaged icon will depend on the synergistic appreciation of people of faith worldwide to set aside religious differences and commit to preserve one of the the oldest holy sanctuaries on planet earth.