Understanding the ketogenic diet.
Nutrition plays a key role in achieving optimum health.
If you’ve kept abreast of the latest news reports, you know that there is a huge variation in regards to quality among nutritional supplements.
Many of the reports reveal shocking information about the products tested. Instead of containing high quality ingredients, the product you purchase may have smaller dosages of the potent ingredients than what the item actually states. Other stories tell the tale of supplements that may have been contaminated with metals or polluted with cheaper material.
An active lifestyle and healthy aging process can’t be done without the help of good nutrition. But modernized nutrition fuel may not be enough to provide the right amount of energy. The fact that many people rely on fast food because of its convenience may be a contributing factor to the low consumption of healthy nutrients. The consumption of empty calories could also promote high intakes of sugar and fat. Unfortunately, this can negatively impact a person’s ability to enjoy a healthy body, and their ability to feel good. Other contributing factors to your health and wellness include genetics and gastrointestinal health influencing how the body absorbs the right nutrients. Studies have found that the health of your gut can trigger neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
Food should be the primary source when you’re looking for the proper nutrition. But nutritional supplements can be a great addition when you need to fill in any dietary gaps. Unfortunately, not all supplements have beneficial active ingredients supported by science. Some supplements may also contain harmful contaminants, high allergen potentials or low bioavailability. Any one of these can wreak havoc with the success of your nutritional supplement. You may also be at a greater risk for additional health issues or adverse side effects if you consume too much of one nutrient.
Because of the ongoing commitment, proteomic and genomic research has found derivatives and plant-based extracts that communicate with certain proteins by sending them healthy functioning signals. This can promote a healthy atmosphere from the food source for optimum support.
The wisdom of others is also valued. Plant derivatives are manufactured in combination with other nutrients for the best approaches to health and wellness. Industry leaders offer preferred access to nutritional findings from worldwide suppliers to use materials in their raw and natural form. The cutting-edge ingredients have the support of reputable laboratory and clinical researchers that mesh with our own high quality standards.
When you’re looking for a nutritional supplement, the manufacturer should take pride in their ability to provide the highest quality ingredients. They should also be able to devote the necessary time and energy in verifying the safety of the ingredients, identity and purity through the proper stages.
Cutting corners has far-reaching health effects, especially if an item contains harmful contaminants or the wrong ingredients. It could also prove hazardous if the ingredients aren’t properly absorbed. Choose a supplement that is backed by research. They should also carefully monitor their production at every stage of the process, so you get nutritional supplements that scientifically live up to the company’s promises.
In the end, what you’ll be ingesting is a high quality, safe and effective vitamin product. An added bonus occurs when Nuetraceutical Company is recognized as an industry leader in achieving Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certifications by the global leading arbiters. A manufacture could also prove that they go above and beyond by promoting their in-house testing facilities and laboratory assessments. This is the case with Metagenics and we are proud to carry this product line in our office.
Satisfying your nutritional needs is an important step a better functioning body. Although eating the right foods found in the Dietary Guideline for Americans offers you a proper outline as to what you should eat, few actually get the necessary daily requirements. Vitamin and mineral supplements can offer the right assistance in helping you meet your nutritional goals. But before you take any old supplement, you want to do your homework to determine if the manufacture that you’re purchasing product from has the proper protocols to deliver you the most accurate and safest ingredients. We’ve done the homework for you.
When it comes to recognizing micronutrients, vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, vitamin D, Omega 3 Fatty acid, probiotics and phytonutrients are the most popular but, most are not aware of the antioxidation potential of these supplements. These superstars provide protection from free radicals and oxidative stress and are part of the Core Four vitamins I recommend.
Vitamins and Supplements
Omega 3 Fatty acids are antioxidants and a good source of fat for your brain and body. All cells in your body are surrounded by a cell wall made of fat. The integrity of the cell wall is how well cells communicate with each other. The brain in particular needs good fat to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia. If your consuming 3 servings of Salmon weekly per the FDA you may be getting adequate amounts of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. I say that’s not enough. Omega 3 Fatty acids help to lower free radicals caused by oxidative stress, which leads to the development of chronic disease like hypertension and heart disease.
Probiotics, provide your body with good bacteria. It may be hard to believe but the human body is composed mostly of bacteria. Illness come when bad bacteria overcome the good bacteria, this process is called dysbiosis. Probiotics allows good bacterial into your ecosystem. It helps to maintain proper functioning of your gut lining. The Gut or GI system is your first line of defense for your immune system. According to Hippocrates the father of medicine. The GI system breaks down foods and medications or whatever you consume. Its job is to absorb the nutrients through the cells in your intestines and allow that which is waste to pass through the intestines and be eliminated from the body. If this system is not working properly because the gut lining has been destroyed it will contribute to the development of disease by absorbing substances that should have been eliminated. This is a major cause of most autoimmune disorders.
Vitamin D3, this vitamin is a major antioxidant and helps to lower oxidative stress in your body. Oxidative stress causes damage to cells. Cells make up organ systems. Vitamin D3 comes naturally from the sun. However, there is an enzyme that converts the inactive form of vitamin D1 and D2 into D3. If you lack this enzyme this conversion is interrupted. I recommend taking D3 versus D2. Vitamin D3 also known as the sunshine vitamin makes you feel good and improves your mood particularly if you have a history of depression. During day light savings when there is less sun light you should increase the amount of vitamin D3. There has been an enormous amount of studies on the benefits of vitamin D3 with treating autoimmune disorders like Multiple Sclerosis and the benefits of Breast Cancer prevention due to it’s anti oxidative properties.
Phytonutrients are the natural chemicals found in plants. “Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. Phytonutrient’s are not essential for keeping you alive, unlike vitamins and minerals. But when you ear or drink phytonutrients, they may help prevent disease and keep your body working properly. Common phytonutrients are flavonoids and resveratrol. PhytoMulti is the proprietary blend of concentrated extracts and phytonutrients with scientifically tested biological activity to protect your cells and maintain DNA stability, made by Metagenics and can be purchased in the office.
Vitamins are essential or non- essential. Essential vitamins you have to consume because your body does not make it and non-essential that which your body makes. Both are needed to improve your vitality and promote longevity. Your own personal requirements are based on your current state of health. Micronutrient testing is available to test all levels of amino acids and vitamin levels. Once your personal needs are uncovered then a personalized daily supplement plan can be created for you. The plan will also reveal those foods that contain the nutrients your body is most deficient in.
Build a better foundation for your own health and understand the role of good nutrition and vitamin supplements.
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