There isn’t enough pages to thoroughly discuss the supplement industry. Are supplements necessary for good health?
- In a perfect world, where the food would be grown in healthy soil, no. But, needless to say, we do not live in a perfect world. A decline of quality soils resulting in a decline in nutrient dense foods, our foods can lack the necessary nutrients.
- Exposure to food and environmental toxins stressing our organs.
- A decrease in the quality of sleep.
- Overuse of antibiotics and other medication, prescription or over the counter.
The best way to obtain nutrients is from food, but if that is not a viable means, then we must resort to supplementation.
A few facts in choosing a quality supplement.
How does a supplement dissolve in the stomach and how well is it absorbed? Best to purchase vitamins from a fresh plant source, where the absorption rate is 77%-93%.
Look for the USP (United States Pharmacopoeia or British Pharmacopoeia) designation on the label.
Look for “chelated in relation to the minerals for increased absorption rate in the bloodstream and the cells.