Are you getting your 5-a-day?
Do you ever wonder if you need a multivitamin?
If the answer is Yes, I wonder then ...
I can tell you that YES you need one!
If your answer is No, I’ve never thought about it,
I can tell you that YES you need one!
Honestly… do you eat 5-9 servings of fruit and veg each day?
I know I don’t.
How much is a serving? –
So aiming for just 5 servings, this is what you would need to eat for example…
Imagine it –
And here is another example of 5 servings...
That is a lot of fruit and vegetables. So if you’re not eating that quantity or more then you need a multivitamin, no question.
Because so much of the food that we eat is nutritionally dysfunctional.
The soils are depleted of essential nutrients.
The fruits and vegetables are sprayed with pesticides, the processing, packaging and transporting of foods depletes the nutrients further.
By the time we have cooked and prepared the food it is very low in nutritional value.
Even if you’re going organic you need a multivitamin to fill the gaps.
If you are a green goddess or god and eat wholly organic everything, you probably still need a supplement.
Because although you are living clean, the place that we occupy and the lives that we lead mean that we’re living surrounded by pollution and stress.
These 2 factors alone have an impact on how your body absorbs and uses nutrients to benefit your body.
So YES a multivitamin helps you to perform better.
Think of taking a supplement as necessary as a service is for your car. When your car is serviced it runs more efficiently, it burns fuel better and goes further.
You will too when you supplement with a multivitamin.
Plus when you take a multivitamin you may find that you are
The Recommended Daily Allowance is established as the MINIMUM amount of each nutrient needed by your body so as not to become deficient.
Most low dose multivitamins contain no more than 100% of the RDA.
By taking such a multi you can rest assured that you are not likely to get scurvy or beri beri but you probably aren’t going to be performing at the top of your game.
If you’re looking to have peak health then consider this;
25mg or more of most B vitamins
800-1000 IU of vitamin D
500mg++ of vitamin C.
It’s best to spend a bit more to get a supplement that is going to give you more than just the RDA.
Aim to take your multis with food. To get the most out of your multivitamin it is ideal to take it at least twice per day. This will allow for good absorption of the vitamins and minerals
Make sure that these ingredients are NOT in your supplement –
Sugar, lactose, artificial colours (E#), flavours and non-nutritional binding agents.
This product I first used when I was about 7 or 8 years old. My immune system was very run down and I got boils a couple of times on my bottom – very sore and uncomfortable… Anyway, my mom got me garlic and parsley capsules.
I since started using them again about 12 years ago because they help to strengthen the immune system and fight infections.
Garlic is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. It is a must for overall health.
Its powerful antioxidant properties help cells to fight against free radicals which can damage them leading to illness and aging.
Garlic is also useful in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. It helps to improve circulation and reduces blood thickening.
It can also help to lower blood pressure by relaxing the muscles in the artery walls. When the muscles are relaxed then the vessels dilate. The force of the blood against the walls is lower because they are not narrowed.
It has been studied for its ability to lower cholesterol. There are at least 2 enzymes producing cholesterol in the liver that are stopped by properties in garlic.
As a result the making of cholesterol is lowered.
This is good news for me because I have a family history of cholesterol.
Garlic and parsley are both natural blood cleaners and they help to detoxify our liver and kidneys.
How much should you take?
Approximately 1 fresh clove and 10 sprigs of parsley
Or 2-5mg of garlic oil
Or 300-1000mg of garlic extract.
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They'll appreciate it and so will I…
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