How OBENAS began ...
By the beginning of the 1980’s Alf-H. Ziegler, was
already concerning himself with connections between diet
and health. He was motivated by personal and medical
During his study of human medicine from 1980 to 1986 Mr.
Ziegler realized, that dietary aspects were being
ignored in daily medical practice, and that patients’
questions about what they should do to alter their diet,
in order to attain or maintain a certain condition of
health, were often remaining unanswered.
In addition to this, it happened that both Mr. Ziegler’s
parents were taken ill with cancer and "despite" the
best medical attention (often expensively paid for
privately), the treatments yielded no results - and
after a long period of suffering led to no healing.
Following this, Mr. Ziegler devoted himself ever more to
researching the connections between diet, health and
natural remedies. At the same time Mr. Ziegler (1985)
founded a teaching and consulting group for health
practitioners and gradually made his "hobby" into a
Founding of the advisory group for diet, environment and
sport Frankfurt/Main registered association, president
and managing director until 1997, speaker and training
manager of all basic and further education.
Training of health consultants: with support from
non-medical practitioners, nutritionists and
psychotherapists more than 700 people have been trained
to the level of "expert adviser on diet, health and
Building up 3 companies in the medical sector:
• UV light consultation service (business consultants
for healing and nursing professions)
• Edeufa (registered trademark for the distribution of
food supplements and health consultancy)
• Med & Sun (medical equipment for light therapy)
Trade fairs, publishing articles and information sheets,
numerous organizations of lectures
Sale of the above mentioned companies and handing over
of the association’s branch office activities
International study tours in Europe, Asia and America:
1991 to 1993:
Study tours in Europe, North Africa, Asia, USA, birth of
daughter in the USA
June 1993 to Aug. 1995 in Asia:
Research into Asiatic dietetics, medicinal herbs and
Chinese medicine in Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand,
Singapore, observation of ayurvedic therapists.
Sept. 1995 to Sept. 2000 in the USA:
Building up of the American branch of a German company
in medical technology: Production and development of the
first birth pool on wheels for hospitals, 1996 Water
birth of their son.
Further development and extension of the networked
health consultancy from the orthomolecular point of view
with simultaneous integration of the newly developed
bio-electronic nutrient analysis system. (from the EAV)
Working together with American therapists in the areas
of homoeopathy, orthomolecular medicine and osteopathy
in order to further extend the system (constant
optimization of the questionnaire through measurement
Objective: taking into consideration the present health
of the organs to attain the optimum supply of nutrients
and by means of a good intestinal set-up and possible
further measures to facilitate a well balanced recovery.
Founding of the company Neuer Horizont OHG - networked
July 2003 until present:
Founding of the OBENAS Institute for Orthomolecular &
Bio-Electronic Nutrient Analysis GmbH (Experience of
over 4'000 analyses). Affiliation of the Technical
Medical Advisory Council
The Obenas philosophy
The OBENAS Institute has set itself the target of
winning people to healthy eating and a natural
To assist in a full and balanced diet OBENAS offers a
range of selected food supplements and Vita Status
products, which fulfill very high demands. Through
ongoing quality control and further development of the
products this range is constantly being optimized.
Individual consultations on questions of diet
micronutrients are of course part of the service. Our
customers know that they can rely on the OBENAS team
with a scientific specialist body.
It is a matter of concern to the company to sensitize
the public to questions of health and the environment
and to improve information on healthy eating. We
organize lecture events with experts and information
evenings for interested end-users.
Our experience over the past nearly twenty years has
shown us that personal commitment and integrity even in
business life are becoming increasingly valued by people.
We regard the success and satisfaction of our customers
as proof that our concept of high product quality,
professional care and mutual trust has proved itself. We
will remain true to this philosophy.
What is Vita Status?
Present in our foods are vitamins, minerals and trace
elements not in isolation but integrated in fats,
carbohydrates and proteins. These co-factors are
necessary to reabsorb the nutrients out of the intestine
and transport them through the cell membranes. Synthetic
vitamins, though also isolated vitamins of natural
origin, do not contain these elements and are dependent
on the availability of transportation substances in our
body. In many cases, however, these substances are not
present in sufficient quantities with the result that
the effectiveness of the vitamins is reduced. In the
attempt to overcome the deficit, vitamins and minerals
are often prescribed in excessive dosages without
achieving the desired effect. The answer to this dilemma
was the development of nutrients that came as close as
possible to natural foodstuffs.
What is special about Vita Status vitamins and minerals?
Each Vita Status vitamin is combined with a food
component, in which they are naturally contained: e.g.
beta carotin in carrot concentrate, vitamin C in citrus
pith and vitamin E in vegetable oil.
The Vita Status minerals and trace elements are in a
nutrient complex enriched on a yeast basis. The result
is a food supplement with proteins, carbohydrates and
lipids, which the body can use like natural wholefoods.
Why do minerals work more effectively in Vita Status?
Minerals occur in organic and inorganic form. Inorganic
minerals are mostly unsuitable for human tissue, as
opposed to which minerals in the organic form can be
easily absorbed and utilized. In nature plants absorb
the inorganic minerals from the earth and transform them
into organic minerals. By consuming the plants the
organic minerals become available to human beings.
Vita Status minerals are produced in accordance with
this model. In a nutrient matrix yeast cells (Saccharomyces
cerevisiae) are enriched with the special mineral
substances. They change them into their organic form i.e.
they are integrated into the necessary transportation
molecules when they arrive in the human body.
Why is there no problem for Vita Status with yeast
Most allergens are proteins or chain molecules. In Vita
Status products there are no longer any active yeast
cells, which could trigger an allergy. After being
enriched with nutrients the yeast cells are dissolved
with enzymes and the protein molecules break down into
amino acids. From this moment on there are no longer any
potentially allergenic yeast molecules left.
Vita Status products are therefore suitable for persons
with fungal allergies and sensitive to candida. As yet
no allergic reactions to Vita Status food supplements
have been noticed. However, no product exists that is
absolutely safe from allergies.
Does Vita Status have to be taken with food?
Vita Status products do not need to be taken with food.
Because of the foodstuff components they contain the
Vita Status active ingredients are easily digestible and
already have the specific co-factors for resorption in
Why is the production process so important?
An important factor in the biological availability of
the contents is the way the tablets are manufactured.
Many so-called harmless adjuvants used in the
manufacture of tablets, can influence the absorption
power of the active ingredients or cause side effects or
allergies. For this reason Vita Status products are
produced only with the absolutely necessary adjuvants,
which are all of natural origin.
Another quality factor in the production process is the
processing pressure in the tablet compression. Too great
a pressure causes heat and damages the working
ingredients. Apart from that, the dissolution of the
tablet in the intestine is reduced and the rate of
resorption decreases. Regulated cooling periods for the
punching heads and controlled pressure levels are
therefore part of the standard of our production.
Vita Status guarantee
The Vita Status products are suitable for vegetarians,
vegans and candida sensitive persons and are guaranteed
free of ingredients such as wheat, gluten, starch, dairy
products (lactose), sugar, coloring agents, artificial
aromatics, preservatives and active yeast.
In the Vita Status products it is guaranteed that there
are no genetically modified materials processed into
In the production of tablets and capsules vehicles are
used in order to absorb the active substances and to
release them at the right time in the intestine.
Separating agents and thickeners as well as coating
substances are necessary so that the tablets keep their
form and do not stick to each other. With the help of
very small amounts of antioxidants and acidifiers it is
ensured that the sensitive micronutrients retain their
effectiveness until the expiry date given.
You will find advice on the adjuvants used in the
Renuvitalis product in question on the label and in the
product information. In the selection of the adjuvants
special attention is paid to their being completely
harmless to the health and have no allergenic properties.
Exclusively substances of natural origin are used.
A vegetable thickener and coating substance from brown
algae, assists digestion having the effect of roughage.
Isolated vitamin C is used in small quantities as an
antioxidant and is completely harmless.
Natural antioxidant and acidifier, in small quantities
A vegetable thickener extracted from the sap of a type
This thickener is extracted from the woody tissue of
The magnesium salt of stearic acid is produced from
sunflower oil and is a natural vehicle.
Used as a separating agent, occurs in nature as silica.
Stearic acid This edible fatty acid is extracted from
sunflower oil and serves as a natural separating agent
and coating substance.
Vegetable cellulose serves as a thickener in tablets and
in the production of the vegetable capsule case. As
roughage it stimulates digestion.
Acidifier of vegetable basis; citric acid is a natural
substance and completely harmless to consume.
The vegetable protein from corn meal (maize meal) is
used as coating for the tablets.
• Beta carotin
• Coenzyme Q 10
• Folic acid
• Liquid Q 10
• Multivitamins and minerals
• Vitamin B-complex + C + magnesium
• Vitamin C
• Chromium GTF
Intestinal build-up and cleansing
• Intestine cleansing complex
Further health promoting products
• Evening primrose oil
• OPC 100 grape seed extract
• Pure lecithin
• Spirulina Pacifica Hawaii (freshwater algae)