DO YOU NEED TO TAKE SUPPLEMENTS? //
Here are some reasons to consider:
- Our soil is depleted. Over the years, over the course of pesticide usage, pollution, and other environmental factors... our soil is not the rich, fertile, mineral-rich soil it used to be. After reviewing studies and charts comparing percentages of vitamins in our crops, to see it dwindle more and more is very sad but true. So, unfortunately, eating well and eating organic when you can is very helpful... but may not be enough.
- Fad diets we've grown with and were birthed into (I'm looking at you, LOW FAT diets) from previous generations have depleted our bodies of essential fatty acids. The sunblock craze has depleted our Vitamin D levels which many people do not take seriously, though it's a hormone and not even a vitamin. So yeah, KINDA A BIG DEAL. I could go on and on with what diets, fads, and bunk research have done to our bodies.
- Many people have issues with digestion and nutrient absorption. Digestion is an intricate process all starting with your brain. We tend to rush and inhale our food setting us up for a domino effect of poor digestion. Or from years and years of eating processed foods and excess sugar, taking antibiotics, etc. - we've damaged our gut lining and our intestines are impaired. This directly affects nutrient absorption meaning all the kale salads in the world aren't enough to give you the essential vitamins and minerals your cells require to function and keep you at your best!
I'd recommend always getting a copy of your blood work at your physicals --> make sure you don't just accept "oh everything was fine, bye" and get the actual papers, you want to be at OPTIMAL levels not just in range. --
Anyone can benefit at a bare minimum from a good multi-vitamin, fish oil/EFA, probiotic, & right now in the winter... vitamin D3. For gut issues... digestive enzymes are mega helpful as well.
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