It is almost impossible to get the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that we need solely from the food we eat. There are three (3) major reasons why:
- You would have to eat an excessive amount of food because the vitamin quality of the food we eat is low. This is mainly due to over-farmed, depleted soil.
- Fast food and processed food is especially low in nutrient value.
- A busy lifestyle with an inordinate amount of stress, requires more vitamins and nutrients to keep you healthy, and to support your immune system so you don’t get sick.
It is important to eat a healthy diet with as much nutritional value as possible, free of empty calories, sugars, and processed foods. But, in order to fill in the nutritional gaps, experts recommend supplementing with extra vitamins and minerals.
Much of the food we buy today is processed, or grown in poor soil and, if not organic, the crops are sprayed with pollutants, which adversely affects the nutritional value.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should consume between five (5) and 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. This kind of diet is, more likely than not, difficult for the average person to maintain. Therefore, supplementation is essential for good health.
Targeted nutrition utilizes supplementation for specific health outcomes. Two examples would be:
- CoQ10 when taking a statin
- Probiotics when taking an antibiotic
Level 1 Therapeutics
Level 1 Therapeutics has done their due diligence and stays up on current research for doctors and their patients, so they can feel comfortable knowing they are getting the best quality supplements.
Level 1 Therapeutics knows that a supplement containing phytonutrients and other co-factors provides more benefits than those that are synthetically produced. A co-factor makes the elements more easily available to your body, and phytonutrients are those found in organically grown plants.
Since our bodies are unable to absorb synthetic nutrients as efficiently as natural ones, synthetic supplements are not the best.
For specific advice about which supplements to take, it is always advisable to ask your healthcare provider.