A number of people are dissatisfied with drug costs and reliance on conventional healthcare that focuses on treatment rather than prevention. Some are trying to stave off the effects of aging. I was in all of these categories. In fact I found a picture online that I loved:
In a prior post I mentioned that half of the population believes that taking nutraceuticals or supplements have any benefit. The news is filled with new studies indicating that vitamins and minerals can help with any number of medical problems including Alzheimer’s, heart health, thyroid, and our immune system.
Interestingly a recent survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition found that nutraceutical users are “more likely than nonusers to try to eat a balanced diet, visit their doctor regularly, get a good night’s sleep, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight.” A desire to improve overall health and wellness (58%) and to fill nutrient gaps in the diet (42%) were the most cited reasons for using dietary supplements. The most common dietary supplement among regular users are multivitamin supplements, which are used by 71% of those surveyed, followed by omega-3 or fish oil (33%), calcium (32%), vitamin D (32%), and vitamin C (32%).
“The nutraceutical industry in the US is approximately $86 billion and is even higher in Europe. 47% of the Japanese population consumes nutraceuticals and it represents almost a quarter of their $6 Billion total annual food sales.”
I firmly believe that nutraceuticals are important for everyone, starting with infants and then through the various stages of life until one enters the golden years. So what is a nutraceutical and which ones would I recommend that everyone take? Nutraceutical is a derivative of two words- “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”. It refers to isolated nutrients, dietary supplements, herbs and minerals which are taken to prevent or treat disease.
The FDA and USDA have recommended daily allowances of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and macronutrients (fats, protein and carbohydrates in food) which are guidelines for children, pregnant and nursing mothers, adults and senior. The guidelines for vitamins and minerals acknowledge that we need these substances for growth, tissue repair, and for organs to work properly. It should be noted that these are the minimum not the maximum levels and are only to avoid disease or harm. Thus the levels needed for prevention may be lower than those required for treatment. If you are interested in learning more about these recommendations, this site has several great charts: http://www.healthsupplementsnutritionalguide.com/recommended-daily-allowances.html
A good multivitamin nutraceutical has the following benefits:
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Promotes the conversion of food into energy
- Supports a healthy cardiovascular system
- Supports strong bones
- Promotes skin health
- May promote mental clarity
- Helps maintain normal blood pressure
- Supports a healthy thyroid
- Promotes normal healing
- Helps maintain normal metabolic functioning
- Supplements deficiencies in diet
- Promotes healthy growth and repair of tissue
- Helps maintain water and electrolyte balance in the body
- Contains vitamins that support the body’s ability to metabolize fats and carbohydrates and support a healthy body weight
- Provides vitamins and minerals associated with healthy body weight
However it is not only important to take the minimum recommended vitamins and minerals. One must also consider the product quality and contamination as well as the delivery method. There are vast differences in products between the quality, safety, and efficacy. Not all nutraceutical companies are equal. The sanitation of the factories, the use and types of binders and additives in the product, and even the source of the vitamins and minerals are important considerations.
Once I decided to start using nutraceuticals, I looked for the highest quality, natural product with the best delivery system. This led me to the Market America Isotonix nutraceuticals. A small capful of Isotonix multivitamin powder contains 100 percent or more of the recommended daily value of essential vitamins and minerals. It also features the state-of-the-art isotonic delivery system to maximize absorption of your supplements.
The word “isotonic” means “same pressure,” which in this case is referring to the fact that it has the same osmotic pressure as bodily fluids. This includes tears, plasma in the blood, sweat, saliva and other bodily fluids, which are all isotonic with one another. Isotonix products are formulated with the proper balance of fructose, d-glucose, citric acid, potassium bicarbonate and other key ingredients to assure that they are isotonic when properly prepared. This combination of ingredients is necessary to maintain the ﬂavor, isotonic character, pH and delivery efﬁciency of these nutritional supplements. Normally, when you ingest a daily vitamin or nutritional supplement tablet, your body must work for up to four hours digesting and absorbing the vitamins and nutrients. During this lengthy breakdown process, a percentage of the nutritive value is lost.
But because Isotonix products are powders, none of the ﬁllers, binders, coatings, preservatives, and lubricants that are common to tablet manufacturing are necessary. There are no gelatin capsules or ﬁllers. As a result, the amount of time and work necessary to absorb a supplement is greatly decreased.
I discovered that Isotonix carefully selects the highest quality raw ingredients available. Quality control procedures extend from each individual ingredient to the final completed product. Ingredients are randomly tested by independent labs for isotonic capability, micro contamination, and potency in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) manufacturing regulations in their facilities. These facilities must meet stringent levels of compliance and are verified by third-party GMP watchdogs. Isotonix products have verifiable standardization and uniformity in every batch of product they produce.
Isotonix multivitamins has 100 percent or more of the recommended daily value of essential vitamins and minerals.
It’s easy to take. I just mix a small capful with water (the clear plastic cup on top makes it easy to measure how much) and drink it. It tastes good and I know I’m getting the best.
Taking a high quality multivitamin every day is one of the foundations of good health and vitality. You deserve to look and feel better and I urge you to start today. Don’t put off taking care of yourself!
Isotonix nutraceuticals including multivitamin powder are sold through distributors. If you are interested in ordering this, please visit my www.shop.com/dreamgreat site. You may also email me at email@example.com if you have any questions.