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Why everyone should take our Top 5 Supplements

Multivitamin

A number of carefully controlled studies provide startling evidence that by the time processed food reaches your table, serious nutrient content could already be lost.

Some estimates report the nutrient value lost at over 50%!  Even non-processed fruits and vegetables suffer a nutrition declines due to modern agricultural practices.

Realizing you may not always obtain the unprocessed, preferably organic foods that you need -- and knowing how easy it is for valuable nutrients to be destroyed -- you can understand why adding a good multivitamin to complement your diet is essential.

Vitamin D

Vitamin DIncreasing levels of vitamin D3 among the general population could potentially prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year.  This is especially true of Canadians due to our distance from the equator.

Vitamin D fights infections, including colds and the flu, as it regulates the expression of genes that influence your immune system to attack and destroy bacteria and viruses.

Feeling tired and achy is a frequent complaint. While many are misdiagnosed as having fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, these are classic signs of vitamin D deficiency - osteomalacia. The remedy is a combination of vitamin D and calcium.

Researchers estimate that 50 percent of the general population is at risk of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. Among school aged children, that percentage may be as high as 70 percent.

Fish oil

Fish oilAnimal-based omega-3 fat is essential for optimal health, and particularly critical for brain health. It even offers hope for healing and restoring brain function after a traumatic brain injury.

Low concentrations of EPA and DHA have been shown to result in an increased risk of death and accelerate cognitive decline. An abnormal inflammatory response is the starting point of all illness.  Fish oils allow the body to respond with controlled inflammation, thereby reducing the risk of chronic illness.   

Recent research suggests that fish oil can help slow down age-related brain atrophy. Older women with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids had better preservation of their brain as they aged than those with the lowest levels, which might mean they would maintain better brain function. Previous research has also confirmed the beneficial effect of omega-3 fat on brain function in youngsters, concluding that DHA intake is a robust modulator of brain activity.                

Probiotics

Obesity, diabetes, depression, heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome are a handful of conditions that may be helped by rebalancing your gut flora.  Over 30 different beneficial pharmacological actions of probiotics have been identified.  More than 200 studies show probiotics can be helpful for over 170 diseases.

Symptoms indicating you're lacking healthy bacteria include gas, bloating, constipation, frequent nausea, headaches, and sugar cravings.

A mounting mass of research is showing how crucial the trillions of bacterial cells that live inside us are in regulating our health, and how harmful it can be to suddenly wipe them out with an antibiotic. Thus, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that if you do go through a course of antibiotics, taking a probiotic to replace the bacteria colonies in your gut is a good idea.

Magnesium

MagnesiumAn estimated 80 percent of North Americans are deficient in magnesium. The health consequences of deficiency can be quite significant, and can be aggravated by many, if not most, drug treatments.

Magnesium performs a wide array of biological functions, including relaxing muscles and nerves and creating energy in your body by activating adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

Magnesium is very important for heart health. Excessive amounts of calcium without the counterbalance of magnesium can lead to a heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death.

An ideal ratio between calcium and magnesium is thought to be 1:1. The recommended daily dose is around 700 milligrams of each.  Abnormal inflammation and excessive unbalanced calcium intake can lead to the deposition of the calcium into the inflamed tissue – as in ‘hardening of the arteries’

If you are interested in getting the best out of your body now and in the future, 

you should consider a daily regime of these Top 5 Supplements

Multivitamin

A number of carefully controlled studies provide startling evidence that by the time processed food reaches your table, serious nutrient content could already be lost.

Some estimates report the nutrient value lost at over 50%!  Even non-processed fruits and vegetables suffer a nutrition declines due to modern agricultural practices.

Realizing you may not always obtain the unprocessed, preferably organic foods that you need -- and knowing how easy it is for valuable nutrients to be destroyed -- you can understand why adding a good multivitamin to complement your diet is essential.

Vitamin D

Vitamin DIncreasing levels of vitamin D3 among the general population could potentially prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year.  This is especially true of Canadians due to our distance from the equator.

Vitamin D fights infections, including colds and the flu, as it regulates the expression of genes that influence your immune system to attack and destroy bacteria and viruses.

Feeling tired and achy is a frequent complaint. While many are misdiagnosed as having fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, these are classic signs of vitamin D deficiency - osteomalacia. The remedy is a combination of vitamin D and calcium.

Researchers estimate that 50 percent of the general population is at risk of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. Among school aged children, that percentage may be as high as 70 percent.

Fish oil

Fish oilAnimal-based omega-3 fat is essential for optimal health, and particularly critical for brain health. It even offers hope for healing and restoring brain function after a traumatic brain injury.

Low concentrations of EPA and DHA have been shown to result in an increased risk of death and accelerate cognitive decline. An abnormal inflammatory response is the starting point of all illness.  Fish oils allow the body to respond with controlled inflammation, thereby reducing the risk of chronic illness.   

Recent research suggests that fish oil can help slow down age-related brain atrophy. Older women with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids had better preservation of their brain as they aged than those with the lowest levels, which might mean they would maintain better brain function. Previous research has also confirmed the beneficial effect of omega-3 fat on brain function in youngsters, concluding that DHA intake is a robust modulator of brain activity.                

Probiotics

Obesity, diabetes, depression, heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome are a handful of conditions that may be helped by rebalancing your gut flora.  Over 30 different beneficial pharmacological actions of probiotics have been identified.  More than 200 studies show probiotics can be helpful for over 170 diseases.

Symptoms indicating you're lacking healthy bacteria include gas, bloating, constipation, frequent nausea, headaches, and sugar cravings.

A mounting mass of research is showing how crucial the trillions of bacterial cells that live inside us are in regulating our health, and how harmful it can be to suddenly wipe them out with an antibiotic. Thus, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that if you do go through a course of antibiotics, taking a probiotic to replace the bacteria colonies in your gut is a good idea.

Magnesium

MagnesiumAn estimated 80 percent of North Americans are deficient in magnesium. The health consequences of deficiency can be quite significant, and can be aggravated by many, if not most, drug treatments.

Magnesium performs a wide array of biological functions, including relaxing muscles and nerves and creating energy in your body by activating adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

Magnesium is very important for heart health. Excessive amounts of calcium without the counterbalance of magnesium can lead to a heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death.

An ideal ratio between calcium and magnesium is thought to be 1:1. The recommended daily dose is around 700 milligrams of each.  Abnormal inflammation and excessive unbalanced calcium intake can lead to the deposition of the calcium into the inflamed tissue – as in ‘hardening of the arteries’

If you are interested in getting the best out of your body now and in the future, 

you should consider a daily regime of these Top 5 Supplements

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