The Other 5 Essential Supplements you NEED for you to run at optimum level’s are also very important. I know you are thinking that you might need this many, however, let me just help you understand why you need them for a second.
As many of you know and as I recently posted in the first blog of the Essential 6, our family has put a huge emphasis on nutrition due to my getting sick and almost dying in 2009 with a staff infection. The measures we took and are still taking are not to the extreme (as some may think). What we have implemented in our diets has created more Energy, Health, and Vitality than we had before. In fact it has helped Becky with migraines she was getting while not on this product.
A Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplemenif anything is the foundation of your supplementation. Choosing a multivitamin isn’t easy. I understand how it can be overwhelming when it comes to walking in a GNC, or a health food store. There are so many there, and so many options. Do you trust all of them, how do I know what brand is the best? Here are a few things to think about when choosing a multivitamin.
Not synthetic. You need to check the label and make sure that all DV’s ) Daily Value, all Minerals are at 100% except calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. You all need to make sure that ALL 23 Vitamins and Minerals are listed. The ingredients listed should not contain binders, tar, waste products, fillers or plastic. Remember there is no magic bullet, no one pill that will cure all of life’s ailments.
Vitamin B is so essential to us balancing so many chemicals in our bodies. For example, the B vitamin could be called the ‘happy” vitamin or “energy” vitamin. Many people drink coffee, energy drinks but B Vitamins that have ALL 8 vitamins are very important. The vitamin itself doesn’t give you energy. Here is how it works, the B complex doesn’t give you energy, but it required to release energy from the foods you eat. If the B’s are not present then energy from food is not released, then causing the low energy and fatigue. The B vitamin also helps with de stressing, helps with estrogen balance,reduces PMS, menopause symptoms, adrenal fatigue, and much more. Some reason for B deficiencies are Poor Diet, and Stress. The #1 cause of B deficiencies or low B is our diet. Sugar wipes out B vitamins. B is also depleted under stress.
Vitamin C is crucial in your health. The problem is that our bodies do not make C. So, we have to get it from an outside source. The role of Vitamin C is huge, but this is a short list.
- Relieves depression, irritability, anxiety
- Helps with Sickness, heart disease, urinary tract infections
- Gall stones, build immune systems
- Essential in healing wounds, preventing bruises
- Speeds recovery time for sickness
- Helps with back and muscle pain
- Morning sickness
- Helps with Stress – again C is used up when stressed.
Choosing a C make sure you are getting one that is Sustained Release. Vitamin C isn’t stored in our bodies so we need to get is throughout the day, and the best way to get this is to eat oranges, or have a supplement that releases the vitamin C throughout the day. Shaklee’s sustained release is like eating 1 1/2 oranges every hour for 5 hours.
Vitamin E is our next essential vitamin that we need. The primary purpose of E is to protect our cells from damage by oxidative particles (free radicals). Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant. It helps in many different areas such as:
- Heart and prostate health
- Boost your immune system
- Improves circulation through arteries
- Helps with lung disease
- Slows aging
Choosing a Vitamin E you need to make sure that it is Natural (d-alph tocopherol vs Synthetic (dl alpha tocopherol or l-alpha tocopherol). You also need to make sure that all 8 types of natural vitamin E is there to support the things we mentioned. Also with Selenium added helps in the vitamin E absorption.
Probiotics: The website Green Med Info has assembled an amazing list of more than 200 studies, which together explore more than 170 diseases which can be helped or treated with probiotics.
The conditions include:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Allergic Rhinitis
- And even the common cold!
“Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help your body to thrive on multiple levels. In Greek, the term means “for life,” and the myriad of research surrounding these healthful microorganisms suggests that they are, in fact, an integral part of your well-being.
Far from simply helping your body to better digest and assimilate your food (which they do very well), probiotics influence the activity of hundreds of your genes, helping them to express in a positive, disease-fighting manner.
Among the many probiotic effects uncovered by this latest study were changes that positively influence your immune system and help lower blood pressure. In fact, the researchers noted that probiotics lead to changes similar to those sought after by the pharmaceutical industry, yet with probiotics there are no negative side effects whatsoever.” (Dr. Mercola)