And, if they should, which ones are most effective for optimal health?
Recent research confirms that the right supplements can contribute to looking younger, feeling more vibrantl and helping support optimal health and quality of life.
Our Food is Not What it Used to Be
For example, 50 years ago a woman could obtain 100% of her daily requirement of vitamin A from two peaches. Today, she would need to consume 53 peaches to get the same amount of vitamin A!
This decline is due to modern farming practices such as, soil depletion, green harvesting and genetic modifications.
Things Have Changed Since You Were A Child
Today, the guide recommends 8 – 10 servings.
This increase is due to the lack of nutrients in the fruits and vegetable and also the need for increased antioxidants to combat the toxins and oxidative stress we are facing in our modern world.
Most of the population is not consuming the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals. It is very difficult to obtain adequate nutrition from the diet alone.
Supplements are a simple way to help fill in the gap in our diet.
Today 150 million consumers in North America take a vitamin and mineral daily supplement but most don’t know the source or quality of the supplements they consume.
Did you know that in order to achieve standardized levels of vitamin and mineral ingredients there are two sources?
Vitamins and minerals are either Synthetically Produced or Plant-Sourced.
These may be produced chemically in a lab and are derived from petroleum and coal tar.
Most minerals in supplements are mined from the ground or manufactured through chemical processes. Tests have shown that these minerals are not absorbed well.
Plants use many processes to accumulate minerals from the soil, predigest them and bond them into a food matrix.
This makes the minerals from plants more soluble.
It is only natural to want the best for yourself and your family.
If you want to make sure the supplements you are taking are plant sourced it is essential that you learn to read labels on supplements.
Here is a Guide to Easily Identify Synthetics Ingredients In Supplement
Synthetic Vitamins may include:
Rather, plant sourced supplements contain natural vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C from acerola fruit extract, magnesium from red algae and copper from mustard sprouts. They will tell you on the label what plant they are sourcing the vitamin or mineral from.
My motto stands for reading the labels not only on foods but on all supplements.
Get the facts, become a label reader and an informed consumer and you will be more confident in your choices. Your body will thank you for it!
Use the Simple Swap approach when choosing supplements - swap out synthetic supplements for whole food plant based products.
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