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October 29, 2008

Do You Need a Supplement?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Beverly Mahone @ 12:19 am
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Some women are told they don’t have to take vitamins if they eat a well balanced diet. I disagree. The choices we make with smoking, drinking, no exercise and prescription drugs takes its toll on our body.  I don’t believe a multivitamin supplement can be be a cure all for bad eating habits. 
 
Vitamins are present in fresh raw fruits and vegetables which have been sprayed with pesticides, chemicals and grow in soil that is depleted of minerals. Produce sits on the shelves for days at the grocery store and more time passes as it sits in your fridge. By the time you eat them there is very little vitamin and minerals in them to build up your immune system.
 
If you eat a lot of sweets containing white refined sugar, you will lose some B vitamins, zinc, chromium, magnesium and some other minerals. When you become low in certain minerals you develop blood sugar problems.
 
So you ask, “Should I supplement?”  
 
Not all vitamins are created equal so you can’t just put any old vitamin in your body and get good results.  If you don’t store up good nutritional supply that allows your cells to run at optimal function you can never stay healthy.
 
You need a well rounded supplement to fuel your body and provide it with the nutrition it needs to carry on hundreds of chemical reactions every second. 
 
1. Supplements and vitamins that promise to deliver dozens of nutrients in one single dose can’t possibly deliver the potency needed for good health.
 
2. Whenever possible you want your vitamins to be free of wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy and yeast. Should also have no artificial colors, sweetners and preservatives in it.
 
3.  Many vitamins are in the wrong form of a nutrient. This is done because it is cheaper to make.
 
4. Was the product tested and guaranteed for safety and potency? You want the manufacturing company to use the same standards as the FDA.
 
5. If you have GI problems or take acid blockers you are probably not able to absorb your vitamins efficiently.  It means you need higher doses than the rest of the population.
 
6. Buy only from a trusted source. 
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2 Comments »

  1. Absolutely true. Most over the counter vitamins end up passing out our bladders, and it’s a shame how much people pay without really understanding the benefits of natural absorption agents in higher-quality vitamins an supplements.

    Comment by Genewize — October 29, 2008 @ 2:12 am | Reply

  2. Osteoporosis is such a terrible disease. People need to know the right things to do to prevent it. Here’s a couple of posts that may help http://www.newrinkles.com/index.php/archive/ways-to-avoid-osteoporosis-what-to-do-and-what-not-to-do/ and http://www.newrinkles.com/?s=boron

    Comment by Geri — November 14, 2008 @ 4:47 am | Reply


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