The most commonly asked nutrition question is “Do I really need a use a supplement?” The answer is conclusively “YES”. Nutritional supplementation can improve your health as well as your nutritional status.
The five primary reasons to supplement are:
- To correct nutrient deficiencies and /or make up for poor dietary choices.
- To replenish what is missing in your foods (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, flora and antioxidants).
- To provide your body with the nutrition necessary to combat today’s environmental stresses.
- To meet the higher nutritional needs of today’s lifestyle.
- To decrease your risk of poor health.
Supplementation can correct nutrient deficiencies and help make up for poor dietary choices.
Many people think that nutritional deficiencies are only found in third world countries where children are starving. The reality is that over 90% of Americans are deficient in some vitamin or mineral, yet more than 33% of the population is obese. We are an overfed and undernourished society. Today’s “modern” diet does not provide enough of the nutrients we need. Only 9% of the population consumes the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies daily. So nutritional supplementation is essential to correct nutrient deficiencies and to overcome the effect of poor dietary choices.
Supplementation helps support nutrient deficient diets.
Modern diets are devoid of adequate daily nutritional requirements. Nutrient deficiencies make us prone to poor health. Supplements helps to overcome the negative effects of poor eating habits.
Supplementation helps to replenish what’s missing in food.
Depleted soils, pesticides and refining process lower nutrient content in food. Processing, transporting and storing foods reduces nutrient content even further. Supplementing with high quality plant enzymes, wholefood vitamins and chelated minerals can help to replace the vital nutrients your body needs.
Supplements helps to combat environmental stress.
Inadequate chemical disposal and environmental waste increase health stress. Chemically treated food can lead to poor health and pre-mature aging. Increased electromagnetic fields (microwaves, cell phones, computers, etc.) can weaken the immune system. Supplementing with antioxidants gives you the ammunition to fight back.
Supplementation helps to fulfill 21st century lifestyle nutritional needs.
The rigors of stress compromise bodily function and can deplete vital nutrients. The use of oral contraceptives, heavy exercise, alcohol consumption, certain drugs, pregnancy and lactation, and other activities in today’s busy lifestyles increased the level of stress. Supplementation can help to overcome nutrient depletion from lifestyle stress.
So once you examine the facts, the question is no longer “why supplement?” but rather “why wouldn’t you supplement?’ Whether you need to correct a deficiency, want to improve your health and nutritional status, want to make up for poor diet and a stressful lifestyle, or you want to reduce your risk of poor health. Supplementation can help increase overall fitness and well-being, improve the quality of your life, protect against premature aging and support the immune system, if you care about your health, the choice is clear supplementation is essential!
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