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Is Your Multivitamin Supplement Suffering From Nutrient Deficiencies?

Sep 21st 2010 at 7:07 AM

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- mulitivitamin supplement Is Your Multivitamin Supplement Suffering From Nutrient Deficiencies? A multinutrient supplement should be designed for one thing: to provide you with the ability to balance a typical, average diet with proper amounts and ratios of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidant nutrients to make that diet more nutritionally complete. And unless you eat the recommended daily five servings of fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts, whole grains, lean meats, etc., chances are your diet is lacking in many vital nutrients. Mixed Carotenoids Carotenoids are the red, orange and yellow plant pigments that give fruits and vegetables their vivid colors. All fruits and vegetables contain varying concentrations of carotenoids, but their colors are often covered up by green chlorophyll contained in the plant. Unless we eat a wide variety of carotenoid-containing foods (tomatoes, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, broccoli, etc.) we are probably not getting adequate amounts of the full range of carotenoid compounds. And even if you eat like a rabbit, because of natural factors like growing conditions, the carotenoid content of one piece of fruit or vegetable and another can vary by as much as three-fold! Fact is, most carotenoids are much better absorbed from supplements than from food. But most supplements do not contain a full-spectrum of carotenoids. Most only contain beta carotene. Make sure your multi contains all the major carotenoids in our diet, including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Is there proof that vitamins and minerals make a difference? Absolutely! There are literally thousands of studies proving that supplements make a huge difference in overall health. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, bone loss, macular degeneration and diabetes—most any degenerative disease and condition you can think of can either be prevented or improved by the right combination of nutritional supplements. And over the long term, the benefits can really add up. Do I really need a multinutrient supplement? We appreciate the sincere recommendations based on extensive studies about the relationship of a healthy diet to our longevity and health. But we also know it is impossible to get ALL the important and varied nutrients contained in a “perfect diet” in today’s world. Therefore, everyone could benefit by getting all the important nutritional protectors in an easy-to-take product. Another consideration is the difficulty in eating a proper diet on a regular basis. For instance, if you rarely eat carrots, your diet will be lacking in a very important carotenoid not found in large amounts in many other vegetables, and the same is true for tomatoes. Even if you’re in the best of health, you still need a multi to protect yourself against environmental toxins and a nutrient-starved food supply. And now even the Journal of American Medical Association is recommending that EVERYONE take a daily multinutrient. So do yourself a big favor. Do just one thing to decrease your risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis enhance your immune system increase your energy levels elevate your mood improve your chances of living a healthier, more productive life. Take a multinutrient supplement based on the newest science and technology. You’ll rest assured knowing that you’re covered with a nutritional base … a launching pad for living on this planet for many years to come … as healthily as possible. Then, you can add to your supplement regimen with other things that may or may not be found in any kind of diet—simply because our foods do not contain them.

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