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Nutrition and Supplements

In the main stream world we live in today there is a ton of information that floods our lives on a daily basis. Not all information provided is legit especially when it comes to sales and marketing. The health and fitness industry is not exempt from this hype. The same is true when it comes to defining what nutrition and supplements are and what they are not.

When deciding what supplements you should use, you should have already decided on your nutritional goals. Supplements, although very helpful, are last on the list. In short, the list is as follows:

  1. Decide your fitness goals and what you want in the next six months.
  2. Tailor your diet to meet the needs of your fitness goals
  3. Design or hire someone to create a workout tailored to you.
  4. Commit to your goals and execute them with excitement!
  5. Carefully select quality (healthy) supplements that will add to your efforts.

Now let’s define nutrition in relationship to supplements.Supplements Are Dependent Upon Nutrition

Think about the terms “nutrition” and “supplements” for a minute. Any doctor will testify that nutrition is key. It is the basis for energy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So the first thing to design is your nutritional intake.

Supplements are exactly that; supplements or supplementation. Supplements add to what you’re already doing as a healthy way of life. They fill in the gaps when you cheat or do not eat as well as you should. They should never replace nutrition. When you replace your nutrition with a supplement, you’re taking away from your body when you shouldn’t.

The next time you’re in a store or online, take a look at the types of supplements that companies are selling and you will find a label that says, “Supplement Facts” or something similar. The ingredients in the product have standards called daily values. These vitamins, minerals and nutrients have daily values or recommended daily consumption dosages. Nutrients are, “a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and day-to-day maintenance.” Nutrition does the same thing. Therefore, if we do not have proper nutrition paired with proper supplementation we cannot support a healthy lifestyle; much less an athletic regimen.

This is why some supplements (considering they are high quality) tend not to work for people. You can not expect to run on supplements alone. However, when you balance nutrition and supplements, you will balance your body. You will see the results you’re looking for as well as experience the effectiveness of the supplement.

The rule of thumb is that if you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.

What Does The Body Need To Stay Healthy?

There are hundreds if not thousands of health recommendation’s and advice, the wrong or right diet, supplementation, what pill you should or shouldn’t take, it depends whoever you are listening to. Some are good, some have been wrong for decades and most of them only got it half right.

The body is a complex type of machinery. Let’s compare it to an engine. It needs all the right moving parts, good lubrication for the parts, air to breath, clean fuel to run on and it needs it constantly, as well the timing be right. If we would keep our body like a well serviced engine our body would run well on all cylinders, (organs.)

The body’s warning signals are like the dash lights on the care. When the red warning light come on, do you go and fix the problem, or do you just cut the wire to put out the light?

Too often we take the effortless way out, although, not always fully aware of our action, we do unknowingly too often cut that wire.

Getting the Right Fuel

Consuming a balanced diet of all fresh organic whole foods is the best fuel for your body. However, it is not possible for everyone to eat home cooked meals every day despite the best effort. Unquestionable, there is a problem with our current food supply which is lacking many things our body needs daily. To add to this problem, many make the wrong choices when it comes to selecting foods.

The only answer to this is a multi-supplement. But with a such huge amount of supplements available on the market how do you know which ones are the right ones for you? The problem, many of them out there are only marketing fads, or worse, made from synthetics and not from natural ingredients. Some of them are cheap or heavily discounted what should be a warning sign to anyone.

Affective Ingredients in a Supplement!

For the best health benefits a multi supplement should have all the ingredients to replace nutrients missing in our foods. There is no such thing as one pill that can have all that. The only way a supplement can have all ingredients the body needs daily it must come in several stages and not consist of one pill or a tablespoon of something. These stages are: Morning, Noon and Evening.

Stage one: Take in the morning; a satchel of juice, containing vitamin B-1 (Thiamine.) Helps body detoxifying, nervous system, turns fats into energy. It contains 3 MG of vitamins, B-1 per 1 oz. serving: Vitamin B 2 (Riboflavin) Provides energy to the cells, maintains healthy eyes and skin. Maintains normal memory levels. Contains 3.4 MG of vitamin B-2 per 1 oz. serving: Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) Essential for a healthy nervous system, helps digestive function, hormone production and turns fat into energy: As well, contains vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic acid) Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) Vitamin B-12 for low blood pressure, also important to maintain a healthy metabolism and blood cells: Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) D-Biotin, Taurine, L-Theanine, Inositol and trace minerals.

These are most but not all of them contained in one satchel. A complete nutritional spectrum that works. It also has a high ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) values that defend against free radical and a multiplicity of vitamins important for overall health. Also helps absorption which is most crucial as we age.

In a highly concentrated form in this satchel, taken in the morning are some of the most powerful major fruits and berries, such as the Alaskan blue berry, acai berry, grape seed/skin, maqui berry, aronia berry, mangosteen, pomegranate, red raspberry.

These are high in antioxidants, fight allergies, infection, skin disorders, high in trace minerals, promotes healthy red blood cells and regulates insulin production.

Stage two: Take at noon; Nitric Oxide (NO), described by scientists the molecule of life. Nitro Oxide comes in a form of liquid, 20 drops into some water, best taken after your eaten. This liquid, repairs, defends and maintains every cell of the body. Nitric Oxide also promotes health to the cardiovascular system and arteries for a healthy heart.

Stage three: Take at evening; before your meal, the powerful omega-3 to help restore your body during sleep. Most important for joint movement, it has hyaluronic acid to lubricate joints and keep the skin hydrated. Omega-3 has many other benefits for general health. Omega-3 cannot be made by the body so it must come from the diet or supplementation. The body needs roughly 1.000 MG of omega-3 per day.

If a supplement is what it says it is, there should be a website provided for anyone to do they own research. Which tells of all the ingredients, where they originate from, they quality and scientific report.

Lacking in Food

Our food today is of inadequate quality and lacking too many of the things our body needs for optimal health. Even worse, some foods are most unhealthy. It’s not just a matter of what not to eat, it’s better to focus on what to eat. Our health depends on the many choices we make.