Are you cutting yourself (and your health) short with a low quality single pill “once a day” vitamin? Get the facts about multivitamins, what you need to be taking and what common critical things you are probably missing from your vitamins. Call Reflections today and schedule a FREE Consultation with our Nutritionist.
Nutritional supplements are meant to complement a healthy diet, not replace it. If you’re generally healthy and eat a wide variety of foods, you probably don’t need nutritional supplements. In certain cases, however, fortified foods and dietary supplements may be useful in providing one or more nutrients. For example, adults age 50 or older may not get enough vitamin B-12 in their diets and may need fortified foods or a nutritional supplement.
You may also want to consider a nutritional supplement if you don’t eat enough healthy foods or don’t eat a healthy variety of foods. Talk with your doctor or a dietitian about whether nutritional supplements might be appropriate for you. Be sure to ask about possible side effects of nutritional supplements you’re considering — and if they have interactions with medications you take.
Without the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients our bodies fall into a degenerative state, also known as aging. You need the necessary amino acids, minerals, proteins, and vitamins to revitalize proper cell regeneration and without them, the body falls faster into disrepair (ages). A little over fifty years ago, Denham Harman, then a researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, realized one reason why people get old. Free radicals, molecules that can attack cells, are responsible, and substances found in our bodies and in food called antioxidants might just slow the damage, he theorized.
Mineral supplements play a crucial role in our metabolic processes. They are central in helping the body produce energy, growth, and the reproduction and health of our cells. A deficiency in even one mineral can lead to serious health problems because they often work synergistically with other minerals and also vitamins. To make sure this doesn’t occur, a high-quality liquid multivitamin will cover all the necessary bases. For example, the mineral zinc is required for the body to convert vitamin A into its active form. Without vitamin A in its active form, a whole host of problems will soon appear, such as vision deterioration.
Having a healthy immune system is important for anybody, and simply ensuring a low level of basic vitamin intake can help bolster your immune system and better allow you to resist diseases and fight infections.
Why do we have to find vitamins from other sources? Why can some other animals manufacture their own vitamins? Humans are extraordinarily complex and we have advanced dietary needs that are simply unmet by today’s diets. Quite simply, the typical human diet has “evolved” far quicker than our bodies have been able to keep up.
The B Vitamins are well known as the Energy vitamins. They can help provide you with extra energy and reduce your downtimes. But what forms should you take and what doses do you need?
Call 703-539-6002 today to schedule a complimentary in-office consultation with our nutritionist to determine your nutritional needs.