The example of Vitamin D used above is just one micronutrient in the balance your body needs to stay fit, healthy, and working efficiently.
Did you know that our current FDA guidelines for nutrition were created back in 1973? This old and outdated research is what is found on the back of many bottles as the FDA requires manufacturers to show the amount of nutrition in their food product relative to their standards.
The fact is, you wouldn’t drive around a car from 1973 or use technology from this era daily, so why would you use nutrition information that is almost 50 years old to guide your daily intake of nutrients?
Many western medical doctors have little training in nutrition – they are trained to prescribe drugs for symptoms and perform surgery. A more holistic approach to health and wellness comes from our food and supplements.
While eating plenty of fresh and organic fruits and vegetables is the best choice for optimal health, reality dictates that eating right every day isn’t a realistic expectation for many Americans.
Supplementation is critical to bridge the gap between the nutrients we receive from our daily food to the number of nutrients needed to have enough energy to get us through our busy days.