The Supplements Protocol is Essential For Your Health and Wellness!

You may be asking, "Why do I need to follow a supplements protocol if I'm already eating right?" Well you've probably heard the advice that you need to eat 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables every day to obtain sufficient nutrients. This may have been possible 100 years ago, but unfortunately this is no longer the case. Modern farming practices and depleted soil nutrients have made our food supply a stripped down version of what it used to be.

Unfortunately, we can no longer rely on our food supply alone to provide us with all the nutrients our bodies need. With all the industrial pollutants we must cope with everyday, we need to give ourselves the important nutrients which are now lacking in our food. Undoubtedly this will also curtail some of the debilitating diseases which are now all too common in our day and age.

Are All Supplements Equal?

Now that we know why we need to supplement, which supplements actually work? There are now a myriad of different supplements available in the marketplace. How are you to know what works and what doesn't?

Well, for starters, don't waste your money on the supermarket varieties. These are mass produced to a price and use cheap ingredients and binders, and are hard compressed. They usually have too much of the cheap ingredients and little or none of the important expensive ingredients.

Also much touted these days are the liquid vitamin formulas. They boast of high absorption as apposed to a rock-hard tablet, but really they are no better. Why? Because up to 90% of their ingredients are destroyed by stomach acid and enzymes resulting in very low potency.

Lastly, there is what's called the 'whole-food' supplements. It sounds good to obtain nutrients in their natural form, but unfortunately there are simply not enough of the active ingredients to be effective. It would be easier and much cheaper to eat a handful of berries and some yogurt.

So what makes a quality supplement?

It would include all the necessary vitamins and minerals, a broad spectrum of potent anti-aging substances , an array of important amino acids, bioflavanoids, herbal extracts and enzymes.

You could purchase many of these compounds separately, but this is risky business. How do you know it is safe to take the different products together, not to mention what dosage levels you might need? It makes far more sense to use a comprehensive supplement which combines all of these ingredients in their correct forms and in the correct ratios, taking into account the synergy of all the ingredients.

More is Not Always Better

What do we mean by synergy? Well, that's a fancy word which means that everything must work together so that each ingredient enhances or supports the others. If ingredients are mismatched they will cancel each other out or worse, could even be harmful. More is often not better. For example, high doses of vitamin C as ascorbic acid, can do you more harm than good because additional free radicals are generated.

Micro-nutrients are also available at different potencies. Similar ingredients can be manufactured at 3% potency or 98% potency levels, for example. Which do you think is being used in a cheap supermarket supplement? The lesson – You can't cheap out on dietary supplements if you want them to work!

True to Label?

We need to say more about ingredient blending. Low cost supplements often don't contain the amount of ingredients they claim possibly due to unsatisfactory blending methods. Typically the process might consist of adding all the ingredients at once into a mixer for 20 minutes and then forming into a tablet or capsule. A professional supplement made to pharmaceutical standards will mix the various ingredients in different combinations several times before the final product is produced. Special blenders are used to prevent any ingredients from settling so as to guarantee even distribution and exact quantities of ingredients.

The Necessity of Enteric Coating

The final thing to consider in choosing a multi-nutrient supplement is the delivery system. Once you ingest a nutrient, they are immediately attacked by stomach acids and enzymes. Some important nutrients cannot survive this digestive process. Therefore, a quality supplement will use a pharmaceutical-grade enteric coating on the tablets. This coating will allow safe passage through the stomach and will only breakdown and release the nutrients in the alkaline environment of the upper intestine. The nutrients can then be properly absorbed through the intestinal lining and go to work nourishing the cells and organs.

In addition to a multi-nutrient supplement, it is also very important for your cardiovascular and brain health to supplement with a high quality fish oil rich in Omega 3 and DHA.

The Supplements Protocol

Bare Minimum:

1. Each day take the recommended dose of a professional quality nutritional supplement such as Total Balance , an engineered multi-nutrient product unrivaled for effectiveness and value for money.

2. Each day take the recommended dose of a professional quality ultra pure fish oil such as Omega 3 DHA Fish Oil , another premium product with documented health benefits.

Recommended Minimum:

1. Total Balance Men's , Women's , or Unisex versions.

2. A Premium Fish Oil

3. A Premium Nervous System & Brain Supplement

These scientifically engineered health products taken together will optimize your nutrient intake and fill any needs your body may have to stave off illness and to function at its best.

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