Tuesday, October 16, 2012

20 Good Reason Why You may Need Supplements

20 Good Reasons Why You May Need Vitamin Supplements

Vitamins are naturally occurring nutrients essential for wellbeing, and assist in the processing of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. In ideal conditions vitamins are supplied in a well balanced diet of complex carbohydrates, protein, fresh fruit and vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, which are adequate levels for health.   In reality there are many reasons why you may need vitamin supplements to cope with living in the 21st century environment.  Australian soils are ancient and deficient in trace elements. Decades of intensive farming can overwork and deplete soils, unless ALL soil nutrients including trace elements are regularly replaced.
 Taking vitamins when required is a safe method of optimising dietary sources of nutrients, and can play a key role in prevention of deficiency diseases.

20 Factors That May Contribute to Vitamin Depletion

1.       Stress
2.       Poor Diet
3.       Farming practices
4.       Poor Digestion
5.       Food Allergies
6.       Calorie restricted diets
7.       Over consumption of highly refined carbohydrates (white flour products, sugar, white rice)
8.       Strenuous exercise
9.       Alcohol
10.   Smoking
11.   Caffeine
12.   Accidents and Illness
13.   Pregnancy
14.   Elderly
15.   Drugs – both illicit and prescription
16.   Over cooking
17.   Lack of sunlight exposure on the skin
18.   Food Storage
19.   Environmental pollution
20.   Low bodily reserves
Follow instructions on product labels or consult your health professional for further advice.

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