Many people still question the importance of taking vitamins and other supplements — so here’s some info to help clear up a few misconceptions. Read up on these top five reasons why we need to incorporate a vitamins and supplements regimen into our daily health routine.
We do not get all the nutrients we need from our food:
In an ideal world, we would be eating a perfectly balanced diet that consists of organic, fresh and nutrient-rich food. But, in today’s society, this is a practically impossible feat. Most Americans are unable to eat optimally or fulfill their nutritional requirements due to deficiencies in the food supply. Commercial agricultural practices often leave the soil, and therefore the food grown in it, without vital minerals. Food is then typically shipped long distances and stored for extended periods of time, further depleting the vitamin content. Finally, food is processed, cooked, and/or genetically modified, causing it to lose even more nutritional value.
We are taking too many medications:
It is no secret that America is over-medicated— prescription drug use has increased astronomically over the past few decades. Most medications deplete the body of essential nutrients, so excessive medication can leave people susceptible to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
There are increasing levels of environmental pollutants:
Pollution in the environment is pervasive and almost unavoidable. Pollutants are in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. This may require the body to use more nutrients than normal to detoxify and remove harmful substances, compromising the benefits received from antioxidant vitamins such as Vitamins A, C and E.
We have different biological needs at different points in our lives:
During specific times in our lives our bodies will require different nutrients. Some examples: menopausal women are more vulnerable to calcium deficiencies and greatly benefit from Omega-3 fatty acids; senior citizens are more susceptible to Vitamin B12 deficiencies; pregnant women require higher levels of folic acid.
Adequate levels of vitamins are crucial to maintaining good health:
Bottom line — our bodies need the right level of nutrients to help prevent chronic illnesses including both mental and physical ailments. Vitamin D can alleviate depression. Vitamin B12 can give you energy and help lessen chronic fatigue. Calcium can help to prevent osteoporosis. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can help aid weight loss. Biotin supports healthy hair and nail growth. Probiotics replenish “good bacteria” in our gut. Iodine can help to aid thyroid production. The list goes on and on.
Not all supplements are created equal
Although we have established that vitamins and other supplements are necessary, we must keep in mind that certain brands are superior to others. Quality standards greatly impact how well a supplement is absorbed and utilized by the body.
NY Health & Wellness’ has its own line of “pure,” top-quality supplements — MD Ultraceuticals. These pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements are manufactured according to our “Science First” approach. This “Science First” philosophy is most evident in our commitment to the research and science behind product development. We consider all of the factors that are vital to manufacture a product of the highest-caliber, both in terms of quality and in terms of efficacy. Our nutritional supplements are 100 percent natural and hypoallergenic. They are free of all forms of soy protein, wheat, gluten, hidden fillers, additives, artificial colors and coatings. Because of our comprehensive approach and exceptionally high standards, we are able to promise our customers that they are receiving a consistently superior product every time they place an order.