Wednesday, August 31, 2011

All supplements are not created equally

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

 William A. Foster

By now I hope you know what “Good Nutrition” is.  Quoting Dr. Mark Hyman, author of Ultra Metabolism,  “Common sense and scientific research both lead us to the conclusion that is we want healthy bodies, we must put the right raw materials into our bodies: real, whole, local, fresh, unadulterated, unprocessed, and chemical-hormone-, and antibiotic-free food.”  Easier said than done!
As a fitness professional since 1999 my views and understanding of the American food industry in relation to “Good Nutrition” has been mind blowing.  Food is big business much like pharmaceuticals.  If you aren’t convinced, just tally up your receipts from the grocery store over the last month and then hope and pray that your Dr. doesn’t prescribe a medication that only comes in “Brand Name” form.   And yet, even with all the money we are spending on food, or should I say “edible products” our nation as a whole is obese and malnourished.  No one thinks of an overweight individual as being malnourished, but they are! The more processed the food you consume, the higher the risk of  not only being vitamin and nutrient deficient, add to that anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s, dementia, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and the list goes on.
Our bodies are living beings much like a beautifully landscaped yard.  When given the right amounts of nutrients, our color is bold and beautiful, our skin is nice and taught and we simply radiate from the inside out!  What we eat on a daily basis should be our bodies"Miracle Grow!  Just like a yard that goes unattended, unfertilized, and without water develops big brown spots, becomes dry and brittle and the eyesore of the neighbor hood, so too does the body.  It’s still alive but not able to thrive!
This is why EVERYONE needs vitamins.  And just like all food isn’t created equally, neither are vitamin supplements.  The reason I recommend Shaklee supplements is because they are the highest quality nutritional supplements on the planet.  Every ingredient that goes into a Shaklee supplement is tested for over 350 contaminants surpassing pharmaceutical standards set by the United States Pharmacopeia which only requires 80.
Shaklee scientists search the world for the purest most potent natural ingredients after spending thousands of hours pouring over scientific literature and conducting their own studies to verify efficacy.
Shaklee has over 50 years of clinical studies focused on how our bodies absorb nutrients.  Just because you take a supplement doesn’t mean your body can absorb the nutrients listed on the label.  Shaklee has proof their supplements work.  You see it in over 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals that confirm the efficacy of their products.
Follow that with an unconditional money back guarantee.

To sum it all up, unless you eat wild, fresh, whole, organic, local, non-genetically modified food grown in virgin mineral and nutrient rich soil, that hasn’t been transported over vast distances then stored for months before you eat it, you must take a nutritional supplement to fill in the nutritional gaps in order for your body to grow and thrive!  Since it’s almost impossible to eat this way given our options, shouldn’t you choose a supplement that guarantees it’s the best?

Put quality in, get quality out.  Put junk in, get junk out.  You decide.

Yours in vibrant health,

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