My favorite morning routine: no make up, coffee, podcast and a dog walk along the lake. Nowadays learning can be done virtually anytime & any place. I have the most focus and productivity from 6am to ~10am. So I try to utilize it as efficiently as possible. I've been wanting to touch base on the topic of supplements FOREVER - especially with my medical, nutrition and fitness focused niches in the health and wellness industry. I finally had time to get some of my personal thoughts & research together re: whether or not it is necessary to take supplements. Take a read, ya nerds! 🤓😘
Should We Take Supplements?
Supplements come in forms of tablets, capsules, powders, liquids, topicals and even intravenous solutions. There are some people in this world who seem to believe we can eat enough clean foods – fruits, veggies, superfoods, etc. to receive the amount of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients our body’s require. However, this is not the case in our era.
WHY? ➡️ Studies and research have proven micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients) and macronutrients (primarily protein) have decreased in our plant food sources – by ~20% in some samples! We ARE NOT receiving the benefits of micros that were once available to us years ago – specifically the years before the industrial revolution.
Toxic contributions from pollution, environmental gases, waste, and spillage have contributed to the decrease in the quality of the food we eat. That is insanely unfortunate👎 There was an interesting study performed on zooplankton’s food source – algae. Scientists were able to grow algae quickly and in large amounts, however, the QUALITY and amount of micronutrients of the algae dropped so much that the zooplankton were not benefiting from any nourishment and actually began dying off.
This is essentially the same case with our food – Currently with the growing population of the people on Earth (7.4+ Billion), we have advanced the expectations of farmers and are now producing crops at such a high rate that we are experiencing the same decline of nutrients in our food. Sadddddd… 😟