The Case For Supplementation
by Charlene Schosser, nutraMetrix® and Wellness Consultant
Why take supplements? You’ve all probably heard the media tell you to not waste your money on a multivitamin.
I’m going to tell you why everyone should consider taking some sort of supplementation.
Did you know that as early as the 1930’s the minerals in the ground were found to be extremely deficient of essential minerals? And it is common knowledge that since the 1950’s our soil has continued to be depleted of vital minerals and nutrients. I ask any of you to find a study that shows you otherwise. So what can you do? You could probably benefit from supplementation.
There are many ways in which you can tackle this issue. Eating organically or whole food eating is a great start, but taking high-quality supplements can add those vital missing pieces to our diet that we no longer getting from the ground.
I’m not asking for you to assume that taking a supplement will replace a sensible lifestyle. I’m simply suggesting that if you know you are Vitamin D deficient you might want to consider the idea of taking a supplement. Or if your doctor suggested taking Omega 3’s make sure you understand the difference from one from a big box store or one in a health food store. Simply buying a product does not mean it will help you.
Here are some simple guidelines you can follow:
- Find products that are have high absorption rates. This is what matters most.
- If you take a multivitamin, ask yourself if you miss a day do you notice a difference.
- Talk to your health professional about what you might need. Everyone is different.
- Take an antioxidant to combat free-radical stress. A strong immune system is everything.
- Avoid products that include talc, dyes. You don’t need them.
- Look for products that follow Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP). Most supplements are not FDA approved but you can seek out reliable companies that base their products on multiple evidence-based clinical studies.
- Find products that are appropriate for you. Don’t jump on the bandwagon just because you heard it might help on television. You need to understand that there can be interactions with something else you may be taking.
So consider supplementation. It may not save your life, but it might make you Live Your Life Healthier!
Charlene Schosser is a nutraMetrix® Consultant and Wellness Consultant with Market America. The opinions expressed are her own. Before beginning any supplementation always check with a licensed health professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Follow Charlene on Facebook, Live Your Life, Healthier!