Why A Good Multi Vitamin and Mineral Supplement is Essential
First of all, lets take a look at the benefits of taking a daily multiple. Our world is full of toxins. The air we breathe, the foods we eat and the water we drink is loaded with thousands of toxic chemicals that are major enemies to our health. They simply must be removed for your your body to function properly. The average person faces about 500 different toxic chemicals every day. It takes at least one mineral and often multiple vitamins and minerals to remove each molecule of toxin. Their can be literally thousands of molecules of each of these 500 toxic chemicals that must be dealt with daily. Keeping your body detoxified is absolutely essential to insure a healthy future. Making sure you have all the nutrients necessary to remove these chemicals is one of the greatest benefits of taking a daily multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. Getting toxins out of the body is one of the best ways to keep your body from aging too quickly.
The next benefit from taking a daily multiple is even more important. A properly functioning immune system is totally dependent upon a continuous supply of vitamins and minerals. Your immune system is designed to defeat any and every assault that it is faced with…that is only if it has adequate nutrients in supply. The immune system actually has the ability to resist and reverse every kind of disease known to man, with very few exceptions. Feeding your immune cells the right vitamins and minerals every day is probably you’re best insurance policy against sickness and disease.
Now for the most important benefit of taking a daily multiple. It provides your body with THE most important nutrient for your health. What is THE most important nutrient for your health? The one that is missing, of course. Instead of spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars and many days of testing trying to figure out which vitamins and minerals are missing, you can simply cover all the bases with a daily multiple. So many times doctors gamble on expensive and even painful treatments with devastating side effects when they have not even addressed the possibility of a simple nutrient deficiency.
“I’m a two-time cancer survivor and have had many days where I get tired before even leaving work. This is the best Multi Vitamin I’ve found! I have very high energy throughout the day. I didn’t even have to adjust my diet! And it costs less than some of the other well-known supplements I’ve tried and didn’t stick with. Well worth it!” — Greg S.
I have always contended that health is a pretty simple matter of keeping your body detoxified and balancing your immune system. When you keep these two foundational goals as priorities you will win the battle against sickness and disease. Recent science has shown us that taking a daily multiple can decrease the risk for polyp formation that can lead to colon cancer by 20% and reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 6 to 18%. Personally, I believe it will lower the incidence of all kinds of cancer because it keeps the body detoxified and the immune system strong. The combination of Vitamin B6, B12 and Folic Acid is legendary to combat heart problems. Chromium and Vanadium are well known trace minerals that help support the pancreas’ ability to combat blood sugar imbalance.
Perhaps the most important group of people who should take a multiple are those who are taking prescription medications. You see, your body “sees” these medicines as toxins which must be removed, which requires even more vitamins and minerals than usual. In fact, pharmaceuticals are simply poisons with a desirable side effect. The best way to avoid those side effects is to make sure you are providing adequate nutrients by taking a daily multiple vitamin/mineral supplement. For example diuretics, taken to lower blood pressure, are famous for depleting the body of minerals like potassium. The acid blocking proton pump inhibitor medications, used for heartburn, are known to lower levels of B12 which is necessary for red blood cell formation and nerve function. The very popular diabetic medication, metformin reduces not only B12 levels but depletes the body of the extremely important mineral magnesium. All prescription medications deplete your body of essential vitamins and minerals which can easily be replaced by supplementation.
These are just a few reasons to take a balanced daily multi vitamin & mineral supplement each and every day. Other benefits include improved brain function for better memory and concentration, stronger bones, improved energy levels and response to stress. Knowing you will be getting all of these wonderful benefits will also help you get a better nights sleep. When you sleep better your body more efficiently removes toxins and your immune system will be stronger as well. I am certainly going to continue to take my daily multiple and get a good night’s sleep and a good day’s health!