Have you ever noticed that people’s opinion on taking nutritional supplements varies across the board.Â There are the sceptics who think that they don’t need vitamins and they get all of their nutrients from their food and there are the people who have their cupboards full of all kinds of different vitamins.Â Here are some common myths that might help you in your decision on whether to take supplements:
Myth #1: My food gives me all of the vitamins that I need
Research has shown that people are not following the recommended guidelines for healthy eating. With the high consumption of fast-food and convenience foods not to mention the soft-drink and sugar that people consume it has been shown that many people may not meet the basic RDAs for the nutrients that they need.
Myth #2: All vitamin/mineral supplements are created equal
A study published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences investigated the disintegrating properties of a variety of vitamin and mineral tablets and capsules commercially available on the Canadian market. Researchers found that more than half of the nutritional supplements tested did not disintegrate properly. Products that did not disintegrate were further analyzed using USP disintegration conditions for dietary supplements. Of the 39 tablets tested, only 18 products, disintegrated fully at the first stage.
As I continue to read and learn about nutritional supplements the more my belief in the importance and need for people to be taking supplements is instilled in me.Â Below is an excerpt from Dr Ray Strand’s book on â€œBionutritionâ€ that further reinforces the need for supplements:
I have come to realize that nutritional supplementation is needed to support the host (our bodies) in this battle against chronic disease.Â This is not in opposition to traditional medicine and all of our pharmaceutical and surgical advances.Â This is not alternative medicine.Â This is mainstream medicine.Â Nutritional supplementation is about health â€“ not disease.Â This book presents strong medical evidence that shows that there are significant health benefits for those who choose to consume high-quality, complete and balance nutritional supplements. Nutritional supplements added to a healthy diet and a modest, consistent exercise program have been shown to significantly improve our health and allow us to be less dependent on medication.
Source:Â Bionutrition by Ray D. Strand, MD
If you are interested in learning more about cellular nutrition I would highly recommend Dr. Ray Strand’s book called â€œBionutritionâ€.
For further information on cellular nutritional supplements feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org