Whole food supplements: What they can do for your health that synthetics can’t
On average, Americans do not get the nutrients they need from the Standard American Diet (SAD). Most Americans lead a hectic lifestyle filled with daily appointments, fast meals and poor nutrition. Coupled with an environment filled with pollutants, foods that contain toxins, artificial ingredients, hormones and more, it can be difficult to get the daily recommended values of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Many people take dietary supplements to help fill nutritional gaps but don’t know what to look for to ensure quality.
Whole food supplements can offer health benefits that synthetic supplements cannot.
Natural Sources and Nutrient Quality
The best way to get nutrients is from raw, organic whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. When that is not an option, whole food supplements provide nutrients in their most available state to be easily converted in the body. When the body has proper nutrition, it is able to fight off infections and heal itself of a variety of ailments. However, while the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is required to regulate dietary supplements for safety, the efficacy and quality is up to the manufacturer. Many dietary supplements are not derived from whole food sources, but are rather synthetic versions of the nutrients they contain. Choosing a high-quality supplement can mean the difference between optimal health, and wasting money on synthetic nutritional supplements that don’t deliver.
Benefits of Whole Food Supplements vs. Synthetic Supplements:
- Easy absorption by the body
- Increased energy and improved health
- Nutritionally dense, comprehensive formulas
- Natural ingredients
Quality Not Quantity
When choosing a supplement, look for a comprehensive formula that is held to rigorous quality standards and contains nutrients derived from whole foods. Whole food supplements provide nutrients the way nature intended, to provide bio-available vitamins, trace minerals and phytonutrients for healthy body systems to improve your overall health and wellness. The value of a supplement is determined by the quality of its nutrient source, so when it comes to supplements, select whole-food supplements instead of a synthetic version with unprocessed nutrients, for your health and longevity.
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