Do We Need Vitamin & Mineral Supplements?

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Do We Need Vitamin & Mineral Supplements?

Attempting to find the best solution to the very common today nutritional deficiencies we frequently meet individuals who maintain that we don’t need vitamins, minerals or antioxidants in the form of supplements because we can get them from food we consume every day.

The problem, however, is that due to the various reports pointing to a dangerous soil depletion the nutritional content in both plant and animal foods is much lower today than it was before we started abusing the soil in many different ways including the heavy use of artificial fertilisers. 

In addition, great majority of people living in developed countries are deficient in vitamins and minerals because of stressful lifestyle, use of stimulants, insufficient exposures to sunlight, toxins, and especially because of unhealthy dietary habits such as over consumption of sugar, white flour products and other refined and deprived of nutrients foods.

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Others suggest that vitamins and minerals in the form of supplements do not work or can be even harmful.

Well, although it is true that there are different chemical forms of the same type of a vitamin or mineral that may influence the quality, bioavailability and effectiveness yet there are thousands of scientific studies which clearly and repeatedly demonstrated that also vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in the form of supplements can be very beneficial and effective in improving our health. And whenever the evidence is required I always suggest to go, for instance, to the popular www.greenmedinfo.com website and type “vitamin C”, “magnesium”, “vitamin D”, “zinc”, “vitamin B12”, “selenium” or another vitamin or mineral in the search window to see the results and discover how convincing and overwhelming is the scientific evidence proving great benefits of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants also in the form of supplements!

 

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Therefore, taking into consideration all the above mentioned facts the only way we can attempt to solve the overwhelming problem of dangerous nutritional deficiencies that greatly increase the risk of developing numerous health conditions is by a regular intake of vitamins, minerals, micro-elements and antioxidants in the form of supplements.

However, since as far as content and quality is concerned there are huge differences between available on the market multivitamin-mineral formulas it is very important to spend some time on reading labels and comparing the ingredients in order to make a wise and the best possible choice.

 

Healthy Mega - A Superb Multivitamin-Mineral Formula

 

One of the best multivitamin-mineral formulas currently available on the market is the HealthAid Healthy Mega. It is a unique formula containing 14 high strength vitamins and 12 minerals fortified with 7 trace elements (micronutrients), 3 bioflavonoidsantioxidants, herbs, super grasses, and digestive enzymes in a synergistically balanced, prolonged release one-a-day formulation to ensure optimal nutritional needs are met.

 
Healthy Mega also deserves to be regarded as one of the best products in its category because the content of its most important vitamins is much higher that that of the other popular supplements. For instance, among many ingredients found in Healthy Mega there are some crucial for our brains, nervous system and energy production B Vitamins that are up to 60 times higher than in the same vitamins found in the almost all other commonly used supplements available on the market!

The only ingredient that may appear to be of lower strength is Vitamin A. However, there is a very good reason for that as Vitamin A is so abundant in many different popular foods that it is not difficult to overdose it and induce toxicity if a rich in this vitamin diet is combined with supplements which are often too high in the same vitamin.

 

However, what makes even more profound difference between Healthy Mega and most of the other popular multivitamin-mineral formulas is that Healthy Mega is not only prolonged release or much higher in vitamins but also because it contains various additional widely recognised health-promoting ingredients such as Alfalfa, Kelp, PABA, Golden Seal, Horsetail, Bromelain, Papain, Bioflavonoids, Hesperidin, Rutin, or Betaine Hydrochloride.

 
The excellent Healthy Mega multivitamin-mineral formula can be recommended especially for those who have to cope with daily stressful situations, have weak immune system, feel tired, experience problems with concentration, skip meals, are deficient in nutrients due to poor dietary habits, or those who are on different weight loss programmes.

 

However, due the reports pointing to dangerous soil depletion which leads to the lower mineral content in foods consumed today a good quality multivitamin-mineral formula such as Healthy Mega can be very beneficial even for those who avoid refined or high in sugar products to insure they provide their body with sufficient amount of nutrients.

 

SHORT CHARACTERISTIC OF CHOSEN INGREDIENTS

 

B Vitamins are crucial for our brain and nervous system (they may reduce brain shrinkage by up to 90 Percent!) and help the body to convert food into energy thus improving metabolism and helping us to cope with fatigue.

Vitamin C, Selenium and other antioxidants protect our cells against damage caused by heavy metals and free radicals.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a key role in supporting cardiovascular health, and maintaining healthy muscle contraction and relaxation, preventing muscle cramps and spasms. It is  important in the maintenance of healthy nerves, immune system, bones and teeth. Magnesium also helps provide support to women during their menstrual cycles and those undergoing premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Zinc is essential for healthy immune system and is involved in the production of brain chemicals that improve mood, mental clarity and physical performance.

Natural Digestive Enzymes (Bromelain and Papain) help extraction of vital nutrients and breakdown proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Alfalfa is one of the richest natural sources of nutrients and supports healthy blood sugar balance.

Golden Seal Root is famous for its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Horse Tail Herb acts as a diuretic, helps prevent kidney infections and is one of the highest sources of natural silica which promotes healthy bones, skin, hair, nails and teeth.

Guar Gum and Apple Pectin promote intestinal movement and aid in reducing body weight and cholesterol levels.

Citrus BioflavonoidsHesperidin Complex and Rutin may help reduce permeability of capillaries and improve the elasticity and strength of blood vessels.

Kelp is one of the highest natural sources of iodine which contributes to normal thyroid function and the production of its hormones.

Glutamic acid is a neurotransmitter and amino acid important for the synthesis of proteins. It contributes to the health of the immune and digestive systems, as well as energy production. Glutamic acid is also important in the synthesis of Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and is required for the synthesis of glutathione, believed to be the most effective antioxidants and free radical scavenger in our body which protects cells and boosts the immune system.

Betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) helps to eliminate problems caused by the insufficient stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) production, regarded as a common problem today, which leads to poor digestion of food and reduced assimilation of nutrients such as vitamin B12.

PABA (Para-Amino Benzoic Acid) is an amino acid and antioxidant that has shown to play role in promoting hair, nail, skin and digestive health.

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KEY BENEFITS OF USING HEALTHY MEGA

  • Stronger Immune System
  • Improved Metabolism
  • Brain Support
  • Energy Boost
  • Nutritional Support
  • Mega Strength
  • Prolonged Release
  • Fortified with Herbs, Super Grasses and Digestive Enzymes
  • One-a-day
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  • Free from sugar, dairy, lactose, GMO, yeast, gelatine, artificial preservatives, artificial flavours & colours
 
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Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH

Any information or product suggested on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Consult your primary healthcare physician before using any supplements or making any changes to your regime.

 

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