5 Steps To Choose Vitamin Supplements

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Why We Need Vitamin Supplements

How to choose vitamin supplements for yourself and family is important.Even when we try our best to eat right ,most of us are still missing the mark. Contrary to our belief we are not eating right.because years of depletion have robbed our soil and consequently its ability to produce a healthy supply of essential nutrients.,So we must choose vitamin supplements to prevent vitamin deficiencies.

It’s no secret,our bodies are living organisms that need a constant supply of essential vitamins in order to generate new cells, ward off disease, and remain healthy. When we choose vitamin supplements, it makes up for the nutrients we don’t get from the food we eat.

A balanced diet should provide us with all essential nutrients.Contrary to our belief we are not eating right because through years of depletion that has robbed the soil and consequently its ability to produce a healthy supply of essential nutrients in the products that are grown.So we have to look for supplements to prevent vitamin deficiencies.

Steps to Choose Vitamin Supplements

1. Choose vitamin supplements made from the highest grade of Whole-Food sources. Do NOT choose a vitamin that contains a concoction of synthetic ingredients that you can’t even pronounce.

2. Choose minerals that are chelated.

3. Choose vitamin supplements containing Probiotics.

4. Choose a vitamin product containing Enzymes derived from vegetables.

5. Choose a vitamin containing 100% of the Recommended Daily Allowances whenever established  

 

Gnld Omega 3 Fatty Acids

THERE ARE ACTUALLY EIGHT (8) MEMBERS OF THEOMEGA-3 FATTY ACID FAMILY FOUND IN HUMAN NUTRITION. Starting with alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and ending at docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) there are a total of eight omega-3 fatty acids involved in human nutrition. Some play important individual roles while others play supporting or synergistic roles.

All are involved in and members of the body’s natural fatty acid biochemistry, including cell and tissue structure and function, the formation of other powerful biochemicals and the expression or inhibition of basic systems and balances.

 
The 8 members include ; 1. ALA – alpha-linolenic acid 2. SDA – stearadonic acid 3. ETrA – eicosatrienoic acid 4. ETA – eicosatetraenoic acid 5. EPA – eicosapentaenoic acid 6. HPA – heneicosapentaenoic acid 7. DPA – docosapentaenoic acid 8. DHA – docosahexaenoic acidALA and one omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid) are considered essential because the human body cannot produce them, so they must be supplied in the diet.
Other omega-3 fatty acids are called “conditionally essential” because the body simply cannot make them fast enough to keep up with demand. For instance, the body can make EPA and DHA from a “parent” fatty acid (ALA) and immediate precursors (ETA and DPA), but this synthesis is slow, unreliable, and cannot supply the needed amounts for optimal health. For this reason it is more efficient to obtain them directly from the diet.If your diet is lacking,consider choosing vitamin supplements made from whole food products.

 

  • Essential Vitamin D

    Vitamin-D is unique among nutrients as it is the only nutrient considered a “prohormone” meaning it is the precursor of a hormone…though it has essentially no hormonal activity of its own.
  • There are two forms; vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Vitamin D2 is the form made by plants from the natural sterol ergosterol while D3 is made in the skin of humans and animals from a natural form of cholesterol (7-dehydrocholesterol) and exposure to UVB rays from sunlight. Both forms are active in humans. Some medical experts believe that we are suffering through a vitamin D deficiency “crisis.” Sunlight is a primary source of vitamin D. But, because of the growing awareness of skin cancer risk from sunlight exposure, the trend towards decreasing exposure to sunlight is leaving many of us without optimal levels of vitamin D. The December 2009 issue of the Harvard Heart Letter endorsed vitamin D supplementation that delivers 800 to 1,000IU as the “simplest way” to assure your daily diet contains adequate vitamin D.
  • ·· Health risks associated with deficiency: Vitamin D deficiencies are prevalent in as much as 50% of the population. Vitamin D malnutrition can be associated with an increased susceptibility to several chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, tuberculosis, cancer, periodontal disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, seasonal effective disorder, peripheral artery disease, cognitive impairment, and several autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes. ·· Metabolic Syndrome: Also known as Syndrome X, has now also been associated with a lack of vitamin D. A 2009 study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology showed that people with the lowest blood vitamin D levels had a 31% greater prevalence of metabolic syndrome than those with the highest levels.
  • ·· Health and Longevity: Findings published in the September 2009 issue of the journal Nutrition Research, equated low levels of vitamin D with a 150% increase in risk of death from all causes. As a point of comparison the authors pointed out that “In addition, a recent meta-analysis suggested that vitamin D supplementation was associated with decreased mortality.”
  • ·· Modulating Immune Function: The connection between vitamin D deficiency and the onset of multiple sclerosis was reported in a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers speculate that for patients with MS, an autoimmune disorder, this association may be a result of the immune-response suppression properties of vitamin-D. The results of another study in 2009 suggests that vitamin-D also plays a role in the activation of a gene that differentiates proteins between healthy individuals, and those at risk of MS.24
  • ·· Long term colon, breast, and prostate health: A 2005 meta-analysis of 63 published reports found that the additional daily intake of 1,000IU of vitamin D reduced colon cancer risk by 50%25 and breast and ovarian cancer risks by 30%. In April 2009, results of a UK study published in the British Journal of Urology International suggest that a once daily dose of vitamin D can reduce PSA levels, an indicator of prostate cancer risk, by as much as half. Published in the International Journal of Cancer, a study supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, appears to provide further compelling evidence of the potent anti-cancer benefits of vitamin D. Again,if your diet is lacking this important vitamin,choose  vitamin supplements made from whole food products.

 

To better health,

Joe

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