Research shows that no matter how healthy we eat it’s still challenging to get the right proportion of all the essential nutrients that we need. Our body is healing, repairing and rebuilding itself every single day and we need to support it. One of the most significant misconceptions is that we don’t need to take supplements if our diet is rich in fruits and vegetables. Here are four things you should consider when trying to decide whether or not to take additional supplements:
- As we age our metabolism slows down and the ability to absorb nutrients from food decreases.
- Due to soil depletion, food is not as nutritionally dense as it used to be. Scientific America reported that a study conducted on soil depletion “concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one.”
- Emotional stress that we experience on a daily basis can harm our metabolism as well and our immune system.
- All processed and even cooked food has a significant loss of nutritional value.
Taking supplements is very beneficial for overall health and for managing many health conditions. Most people should consider adding to their daily regime this short list of general supplements that we provide at the Salerno Center. They will help you get adequate amounts of essential nutrients and will be a great addition to your healthy diet.
SIX ESSENTIAL SUPPLEMENTS
We recommend only whole food-based organic multi-vitamins that concentrate the entire nutrient molecules. It should be the first supplement you take every day. Taking multi-vitamins may help ensure the presence of those essential nutrients necessary for thousands of metabolic reactions. There are multivitamins available also for kids and teenagers.
2. Fish Oil
You’ll need a good quality fish oil supplement unless you’re eating wild caught cold-water fish three times a week. Make sure you’re looking for a product that is certified as free of heavy metals.
Look for an ionic trace mineral supplement made from sea salt to give you absorbable amounts of those esoteric trace minerals that are so important to optimal body function.
4. Vitamin C
We cannot produce this essential vitamin ourselves. Therefore, we must get it from food and supplements. Extensive research on vitamin C has confirmed its heart-protective capability as well as its ability to help build healthy blood vessels, connective tissue, and other soft tissues.
5. Vitamin D
Current research is showing us such remarkable effects of vitamin D that range from the prevention of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and more as well as strengthening our immune function.
6. Coenzyme Q-10
Extreme deficiency of Co Q-10 can lead to impaired energy production, oxidative stress, and heart failure. It’s especially important for people taking statin drugs to take Co Q-10 because the drugs deplete the body’s stores of the nutrient.
A healthy diet will serve you well, prevent disease and help you to live a long, vibrant life. Follow a healthy nutrition plan and make sure you eat a low-carb diet and avoid processed foods and sugar. Supplements will help boost your immune system and will be a great addition your diet. “Salerno Daily Essentials” are coming soon in a new version. Everything you need is at your hand in a small compact package that we call a complete health solution! It will deliver all-encompassing support for an adult of any age, through all stages of life.
At the Salerno Center, we’re also offering IV Therapy that can be more effective than oral supplements. For some people absorption can be a big challenge when taking vitamins orally and this is when we use IV Therapy which is one of the most effective ways to improve a balance of the nutrients inside a given cell’s environment. IV Drip enables nutrients to bypass the digestive tract, where any compromised loss of absorption may occur. Just give IV Therapy at the Salerno Center a try, to see for yourself.
Please check out the book, “The Salerno Solution,” where you can find even more information on the importance of healthy diet and nutrients that are vitally important not just to support your overall health but also to prevent serious health problems such as Diabetes, Cancer, and Alzheimer.