I am often asked about the value of multivitamins and supplements from my clients. Which ones should I take if any?  What is good for me to support total heath?  What protein support powder should I use in my smoothies?

I like to have this important conversation with each of my clients since one of the most crucial things you can do is make sure that you are obtaining the needed amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients on a daily basis to support superb health.   Most people don’t make a conscious effort to obtain their daily intake of necessary vitamins and minerals, which is one of many reasons it is necessary to supplement whole foodsA large body of research indicates that most people derive valuable health benefits from supplementing their diet with whole food vitamins, minerals, other important nutrients.

A few of the many reasons include:

Like most professionals, I am very particular about how supplements are regulated and what quality ingredients are used.  For example, drug store brands may seem complete, but when you take a closer look at the labels, they are far from that. In addition, many of those brands contain additives and fillers that are not good for your health.  I always encourage my clients to read all the ingredients carefully and pay attention to not just the active, but also the inactive ingredients. You will be shocked to find that many of the popular drugstore brands can actually contain many artificial colorings, trans fats and even aluminum. Lastly, many clients have inquired about the recent media frenzy about potential negative effects of vitamins and one of the reason for some of these reports are just this, bad ingredients that are harmful to your health in poor quality vitamins.

So, yes, supplementation is an important part of any solid nutrition program but make sure you are working with a nutritionist or other professional that is well educated and informed to ensure that you are getting what you need.


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