Walk into any Walgreens or local supermarket, and you’ll see an entire aisle dedicated to supplements. The supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that continues to grow each year.
There’s been much controversy surrounding the question of whether or not you need to take supplements. Critics claim that vitamin supplements are a waste of money, as you can get all the nutrients you need from your diet. They also claim that most people are not, in fact, nutritionally deficient, thanks to all the fortified foods on the market.
But is this the truth? Are supplements are a total waste of money?
Here’s the short answer…
Supplements are the BEST health insurance.
But it has to be the right type of supplements. Allow me to investigate.
Synthetic fertilizers radically decreases nutrient density, including valuable micronutrients that have long ago largely vanished from most of these soils.
I believe a strong case can be made that many people—especially if you do not eat a diet of unprocessed, organically-raised foods—are suffering from nutritional deficiencies of varying kinds and to varying degrees. To suggest the general population of Americans consume a nutrient dense diet is complete nonsense and shows extreme ignorance of the facts.
In a perfect world we would be getting all of our nutrients from food. The truth of the matter is that in this day & age that is almost impossible; soil quality, people “saving” their money, cooking methods, etc…
Not all supplements are created equal. Vitamins from foods in their natural, complex configurations are vastly different than the single, separated or chemically-manufactured, drug-like substances commonly viewed as and called vitamins. Synthetic vitamins are recognized as a drug to the human body; they have little or no value to livings cells.