Our food no longer is nutritious. Herbicides and pesticides have caused the depletion of nutrients in the soil.
Supplements are needed to supply the missing nutrients.
When our body gets all of the nutrients it needs, it achieves good health.
If a nutrient is lacking, illness follows.
Chronic illness and degenerative disease can improve greatly if the proper nutrients are added.
In an ideal world, we would get all our nutritional requirements from readily available, healthy food. In that same world, there would be much less illness and disease too. Unfortunately, that world exists for relatively few people.
Many people are or feel constrained by time, finances, and other factors. They are also swayed by advertising and peer pressure to consume ‘food’ that is far less than ideal when it comes to delivering nutritional value, but overdeliver on harmful and even toxic inputs. But even those who are extremely diligent about their dietary intake can struggle to meet their recommended daily requirements for some specific vitamins or minerals.
It is unfortunate that some foods today do not deliver the same nutritional value as they did previously. Some farming techniques have led to the depletion of some minerals in the soil. As a result, large portions of the population are deficient in essential nutrients, such as magnesium. Many dietary experts claim that ideal nutrient profiles cannot be maintained without supplementation.
Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that our bodies need in small amounts to function properly. They are often referred to as micronutrients because they are required in smaller quantities compared to macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Despite being needed in smaller amounts, vitamins and minerals play crucial roles in maintaining optimal health.
Vitamins are organic compounds that are necessary for various biochemical processes in the body. They are classified into two categories: fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E, and K, which dissolve in fat and are stored in the body's fatty tissues. Water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C and the eight B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12). These vitamins dissolve in water and are not stored in the body for long periods, so regular intake is necessary.
Minerals, on the other hand, are inorganic substances required by the body for various physiological functions. They are classified into two categories: macro minerals and trace minerals. Macro minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, and sulfur, are needed in larger amounts, while trace minerals, including iron, zinc, copper, iodine, selenium, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, and fluoride, are required in smaller amounts.
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