The importance of Vitamin/mineral supplementation
It’s impossible today with our existing life-style to get the vitamins and minerals that you need solely from the food that you eat. There are three (3) major reasons why:
- You would have to eat a lot of food because the vitamin quality of the food we eat is low.
- The Fast-Food that you are eating is especially low in nutrient value.
- A busy life-style with lots of stress requires more vitamins to keep you health, and that means keeping your immune system healthy so you don’t get sick easily.
It’s important to still eat a healthy diet free of foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value, but getting extra vitamins and minerals to fill the gaps in your diet are a MUST.
In addition, much of the food that we buy today is grown in poor soil, the crops are sprayed with pollutants which adversely affect the nutritional value, and much of the food we buy is processed and not organically grown.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans which came out 12 years ago, we should consume between five (5) and 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. This kind of diet is more likely than not impossible for the average person. So, healthy eating and supplementation is essential to good health.
The difficulty that most Americans face
Even if we want to supplement our diets, which vitamins and minerals are best for each individual and who will help us decide what to take? Also, how do I know that I’m buying a good brand of supplements. This is a multibillion dollar industry without much regulation.
Ask your Medical Practitioner
The good news is that if your medical practitioner sent you to this website to purchase your supplements, that means that s/he has passed the standards set by Level 1 Therapeutics. So, the supplements that are being suggested to you are the right ones for you and the quality of each supplement on your list have passed standards of excellence.
Here are some tips
Going to a Health Food Store to buy your supplements without knowing whether or not you need the ones you’re buying is a waste of both money and your time. And, you can further be doing more harm than good to your health.
A supplement containing phytonutrients and other co-factors provide 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 the same way we can natural ones, synthetic supplements are simply not as good. And again, keep in mind that just because a supplement is produced the best way, it still doesn’t mean that it’s right for YOU.
The only way to know for sure is to get the advice of an expert, like the practitioner who referred you to this site.