Month: March 2009

Vitamin and Mineral SupplementsVitamin and Mineral Supplements

According to experts, the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables are five servings for children, seven servings for women and nine servings for men. If you’re like most people you probably never reach your goal on a daily basis. And, if you’re like most of us, your fruits and vegetables did not come from an organic source; so, it’s possible that the fruits and vegetables (if you happened to eat them) may have been lacking in nutritional value.

Most nutritionists will agree that staying on top of our nutrient reserve is important. Since our bodies make millions of new cells every day: heart cells, brain cells, bone and blood cells, it’s important to replace a cell every time a cell dies. Again, experts say, if we don’t have the right amount of nutrients to construct a new cell we will either make an incomplete cell or none at all. In either case, the outcome is bad. So in all reality, we need to keep all nutrients on board at all times. This is I, and many nutritionists suggest a multiple vitamin and mineral supplement.

So, what are Supplements: According to some science experts, “The word supplement means in addition to something – to make up for a deficiency.” And many health experts suggest vitamin and mineral supplements should be taken in addition to a healthy diet, because they make up for the deficiency we face due to the poor nutrient density in our foods. Supplements also help out when our diet is less than perfect.

The health experts also suggest the simplest way to help support your nutrition is to take a general multi-vitamin and mineral supplement that provides a broad range of nutrients at standard nutritional levels.

However, they maintain that you keep the following points in mind:

Some supplements contain very high doses of certain nutrients. When you take nutrients in extremely high doses, you are no longer in the world of nutritional supplementation and have passed into the riskier world of megadose treatment.

Calcium and magnesium minerals are very bulky, and few multi-vitamin/mineral supplements provide the daily requirement. These minerals generally must be taken in the form of additional pills. Note: It isn’t possible for your body to absorb a day’s worth of calcium in a single dose. At least two doses are necessary.

The most common nutritional deficiencies are calcium, chromium, folgate, magnesium, vitamin b6, vitamin c, vitamin b12, vitamin d, vitamin e, and zinc.

Through my research, it seems very few of us are probably so deficient of these nutrients as to show symptoms of outright malnutrition. However, subtle deficiencies may increase the risk of a number of conditions. For example, insufficient intake of calcium and Vitamin D may increase your chances of developing osteoporosis, and inadequate folate and Vitamin B-6 may speed the development of heart disease.

We know that food contains many substances other than vitamins and minerals that may enhance your health. It’s a well known fact that supplements probably won’t make up for bad dietary choices. We all know the importance of fruits and vegetables, and we must just learn to eat more of each. If we can be honest with ourselves, we don’t have perfect diets. So, it is important to add a good vitamin and mineral supplement to our diet.

IF you’re looking for a vitamin and mineral supplement, please contact me, or visit My TriVita Business Site.

Importance of Vitamin CImportance of Vitamin C

It’s no secret to the importance of Vitamin C. Ever since you were a child your mother was probably giving vitamin c, and as you grew older she probably reminded you to take your vitamin c.

Here is the science behind it;

Vitamin C is required in the synthesis of collagen in connective tissue, neurotransmitters, steroid hormones, carnitine, conversion of cholesterol to bile acids and enhances iron bioavailability. Ascorbic acid is a great antioxidant and helps protect the body against pollutants.

Because vitamin C is a biological reducing agent, it is also linked to prevention of degenerative diseases – such as cataracts, certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

Ascorbic acid also promotes healthy cell development, proper calcium absorption, normal tissue growth and repair – such as healing of wounds and burns. It assists in the prevention of blood clotting and bruising, and strengthening the walls of the capillaries.

Vitamin C is also needed for healthy gums, to help protect against infection, and assisting with clearing up infections and is thought to enhance the immune system and help reduce cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and preventing arteriosclerosis.[1]

So what happens when there is a deficiency of vitamin C? According to experts, a variety of problems could occur, although scurvy is the only disease clinically treated with vitamin C. However, a shortage of vitamin C may result in “pinpoint” hemorrhages under the skin and a tendency to bruise easily, poor wound healing, soft and spongy bleeding gums and loose teeth.

Edema (water retention) also happens with a shortage of vitamin C, and weakness, a lack of energy, poor digestion, painful joints and bronchial infection and colds are also indicative of an under-supply.

Now I’m no doctor of medical expert, but I do remember the advice from me mother about vitamin C, and the importance of taking it daily, especially during the cold and flu season. I still take vitamin C today, and will continue to do so as long as I’m alive.

According to nutritionists, the best sources of vitamin C come from fruits and vegetables. Although most people are constantly on the go, in turn, they very rarely eat the proper amount of fruits and vegetables. That’s why when someone asks me, I always recommend takingĀ vitamin C on a regular basis.

Some vitamin C supplements are made with crystalline cells, which are a primary advantage compared to many tablet Vitamin C supplements. That’s because the six-sided, crystalline cell structure provides much more surface area than finely-ground granulated cells. This in turn allows for more thorough and complete nutrient absorption by the body, before the supplement is eliminated.

In other words, the crystalline form of Vitamin C releases more of the full potency of the nutrient into your body compared to other forms, even the finely-ground granulated form.

Some popular vitamin C supplements use the crystalline cell form of Vitamin C. Typically, the crystalline cells come in a loose, powdered form. Time-released tablets, are typically a better choice, especially if the crystalline cells come in a compressed tablet form.

For superior Vitamin C potency, your body is better served with crystalline cells (in either the loose or tablet form) versus the finely-ground, granular form.

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More Energy NowMore Energy Now

Every day we encounter situations, especially the stressful ones that zap the energy from our bodies. Our bodies use too much of the amino acid, phenylalanine, so we become exhausted and irritable from the stress. Oxygen which optimizes energy production and ignition to add the essential spark needed for energy, clarity and vitality.

Having more energy now will give you the alertness and mental clarity you need. There is an energy product that is rich with natural phenylalanine – fueling brain function and providing you with the alertness and mental clarity you need to live life to its fullest. However, due to trademark infringements, I cannot mention it by name.

Oxygen balance inside cells is critical to feeling your best. To prevent oxygen starvation within your cells, this product includes the natural antioxidant polyphenols from green tea and cocoa which increase oxygen delivery and gives your body what it needs for maximized energy production.

The spark in your energy cycle comes from your nervous system, including your brain. Your brain relies on B Vitamins to fuel its processes and provide a nutrient-rich environment for mental clarity, mood balance and energy production. The CoQ10, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5 and B-6 vitamins found in this energy product assists in this process, and provides the ignition your brain needs to recharge its energy supply.

If you lack energy, or your days are filled with stress, start taking a daily supplement. When you feel more energetic you’re in a better mood. When you’re in a better mood your days will go better. It’s a never ending cycle that most people experience on a daily basis. Stop feeling exhausted and irritable; become more alive and energetic.

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE PKU OR ARE TAKING MAO INHIBITORS, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by an inability of the body to utilize the essential amino acid, phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks for body proteins. Some people do find these medications to be lifesaving. For these people MAO Inhibitors can be the best treatment. As long as they are vigilant about their diet they can get real relief from their depression.

Contact me to learn more about how you can have more energy now.

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