In today’s world, most people seem to be preoccupied with multiple tasks that life presents. It’s no wonder that consuming a balance of foods and nutritional supplements that promote health is easily cast aside. Many people have turned to supplementing their diets with a variety of vitamin products that are currently available. The major question seems to be, “What do I need and where can I get it?” There are many sources that give consumers a wide variety of information. The internet, diet fads, nutritional experts, the media can give conflicting information and at best so much information it is difficult to decide how to achieve a balanced approach. Let’s take a look at some high profile concerns.
During each day, your body is under attack from a variety of effects that can accelerate the degeneration of your body’s cells. Free radicals contribute to feeling tired, achy and wrinkles. Exposures to radiation, toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke and overexposure to the sun’s rays are some of the ways free radicals damage cells. A certain group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are called antioxidants and help prevent and protect the body from free radical damage. Free radical scavengers that occur naturally in the body help against this constant onslaught. The body produces superoxide dismutase (SOD). If the body is overwhelmed SOD can be hard pressed to keep free radicals in check. Sources of antioxidants are sprouted grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. Vitamins are another source of antioxidants.
Blood Sugar Levels:
Healthy glucose sugar levels are critical to a healthy lifestyle. Normal insulin production occurs with proper glucose levels. Chromium is an essential trace element that is required for normal insulin production. Gymnema sylvestre is another element that helps produce not only healthy blood glucose levels but also may play a role in supporting healthy beta cells.
The basis for good cardiovascular health is a good nutrient rich diet, plenty of physical activity and watching blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Specific nutrients like AGE (a garlic extract), Vitamins C and E, Folic acid, Vitamins B-12,B-6, B-3 support coronary and cardiovascular health. Minerals that are the most bioavailable to be better absorbed by the body are amino acid chelated form. This form leaves no waste or toxins in the body.
Poor nutrition is linked to nearly every cause of eye damage or loss of vision. Blood shot eyes blurred vision and nearly every irritation with the eyes can be linked to poor diet. Other sources of irritation can be computer work, inadequate light, Nicotine, sugar, caffeine and environmental pollutants. Caretenoids in the diet (dark green and orange fruits and vegetables) are a good source of eye nutrition. Vitamins A,B, C and E support proper eye function.
Normal intestinal flora flourish under healthy conditions. Competitive inhibition occurs when harmful strains implant and grow in the intestinal tract. Some studies have indicated that most Americans have less than half the amount of normal flora that is needed. Probiotics play an important role in clinical nutrition and immunity
There are so many other nutritional aspects to be discussed that everyone should take their own health into their own hands. Don’t wait for a clinical symptom to determine a course of action. The best way to supplement your diet is with vitamins that are made from all natural ingredients and in the most easily absorbed formulations.