Why should I even bother to take supplements? Can't I just eat healthy, exercise, drink plenty of water? How will I even know they’re working?
All fair questions. Especially considering quality nutritional supplements are not cheap. Let's look at the arguments for taking them in addition to a healthy lifestyle.
Argument #1: Our Foods No Longer Contain The Nutrition They Should
Due to modern processing and farming methods, plants that should be high in certain nutrients no longer are. For example, the tomato is an excellent source of phytonutrients, specifically, lycopene.
But when you buy a tomato from the grocery store, there is little to no lycopene or other nutrients remaining within it. The tomato (like millions of others worldwide) was likely grown on nutrient depleted soil, fertilized and sprayed with toxic chemicals, picked green, then gassed to turn it red. Little wonder it has no nutrition value left!
Another culprit in the nutrition depletion of foods is our food cooking and preparation. Yep – We’re personally guilty. Even if you could magically acquire a nutrient rich tomato, cooking or storing the tomato will destroy most of the nutrients. For example, studies have shown that phytonutrients begin breaking down less than 24 hours after the vegetable was picked!
Of course, there are many other factors contributing to the poor nutrient content of our foods: breeding, GMOs, storage, etc.
Once you consider all the factors causing the nutrient depletion in our food, it becomes quite logical to take supplements to replace these what we’re missing.
Argument #2: We No Longer Eat The Right Foods
If you eat a 100% organic, fresh diet, you're a long way ahead of the rest of us. Of course, the foods you're eating are still nutrient depleted, as we saw above.
But for the rest of us, we also need to supplement our diets because we're just not eating the foods we should. Do you know what the most consumed vegetable in the United States is? Potatoes; in the form of French Fries. We're just not getting the vitamins and minerals we need!
Argument #3: Environmental Stress Necessitates Nutritional Supplements
The Los Angeles Times ran an article last year revealing a startling finding: scientists announced that by the time a child born in LA was 2 weeks old, he had already been exposed to more toxins than would be acceptable for his entire life!
While we don't all live in Los Angeles, we're all subject to environmental stress that puts extra burden on our immune systems. Even our drinking water has chemicals and toxins in it.
The best way to counter the stress caused by all these toxins is to support your body with proper nourishment. Since even whole, organic produce can be nutrient depleted, the only way to properly support your health is through carefully chosen nutritional supplementation.
Argument #4: Nutritional Supplements Allow Us To Benefit From Nutrient Rich Foods Around The World
Even if our foods weren't nutrient depleted and our environment wasn't toxic, nutritional supplements would still have benefits. They allow us to benefit from plants and nutrient rich foods found around the world that otherwise we would be unable to benefit from. Good examples would be the goji berry from China, the Australian bush plum, and many others.
Do you want optimal health? The only way to optimize and protect our body's health is to take quality nutritional supplements.
The Premium Alternative
With so many generic brands and choices of vitamin capsules on the market, it can be confusing, overwhelming, and tedious to choose the best option. It’s even harder to know if you’re getting top quality supplements or just flushing your hard earned cash down the drain with impotent pills that just have pretty advertising.
Here’s the thing: The brand of supplements you take is less important than the way you take them.
Did you know that most vitamin pills on the market, even the top brands,
only give you about 10-20% absorption due to the liver’s protective and
destructive mechanism that breaks down the vitamins before they even get into
your bloodstream? That means you might be wasting 80-90% of your money on expensive pills that never really get a chance to help you.
There’s a better way to take your vitamins though, and that’s to “wear them.”
Vitamin Patches allow you to absorb 80% or more of the vitamins directly through your skin, getting safely into your bloodstream and bypassing the liver completely.
Science has shown that transdermal vitamins are a more effective way to deliver your dose.
If you’ve seen smokers wear nicotine patches to get over their habit, then you’ll understand how it works.
Only instead of delivering nicotine to help you stop a bad habit, Vitamin Patches deliver essential vitamins and help you start a lifelong healthy habit.