Do I need supplements?

June McCarthy
July 2014

Do we need to take them? Will they really help me? I’ve taken them for years and I don’t know if they do any good? They are so expensive. Some say they make expensive urine!
These are often the questions that I receive and I am sure many other suppliers and practitioners receive when suggesting a supplement to assist someone on their wellness journey. The word ‘supplement’ is defined as ‘something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole.’

With the above meaning it makes sense to at least explore why it may be beneficial to add a supplement to our eating plan. This raises more questions. ‘I eat well so why do I need to add a supplement?’ ‘How do I know that I may have a mineral or vitamin deficiency?’

Let’s start with one of the questions that may shed some light to some of the above questions. How do we get nutrition from our food?
The food we eat is grown either in our back yards someone else’s back yard or commercially. The nutritional value of our food comes from the ground giving us the minerals required for healthy cellular function and the vitamins from a process called photosynthesis. Plants supply us with the important macronutrients, the carbohydrates, sugars, fats and oils via photosynthesis that are required to fuel our bodies.

A question that I have unable to find an answer to is this: when I pick a carrots pngcarrot from my home garden or buy one from a roadside stall or from the supermarket which one has the most minerals and vitamins for my cellular health? The simple answer is I don’t know! I make an assumption that my home grown carrots are more beneficial because they have been grown in compost feed soils with lots of water, love and care so I that makes them superior carrots! But are they?
One google search revealed that a cup full of raw sliced carrot will give me: Vitamin A 679%; biotin 20%; Vitamin K 17%; Fibre 13%; Molybdenum 13%; Potassium 11%; Vit B6 10% Vit C 9%; Manganese 8%; Vit B3 7%; Vit B1 6%; Pantothenic Acid 6%; Phosphorus 6%, Folate 5%; Copper 5%; Vit E 5%; VitB2 5%.

Please do your own research on google and other search engines and ask yourself one question:
“Am I getting enough nutrients from my food?’ Then consider at least looking at taking a supplement to make up for any short falls so your cells can run at their optimal level.

Check that your supplement brands are made to the highest standard. Many are made to a food standard, meaning what is on the label isn’t necessarily in the bottle whereas pharmaceutical standard means what is on the label is guaranteed to be in each tablet.    Contact me for your high standard supplement requirements     027 270 61 76

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