Supplements are easy enough to come by but unfortunately most of the common vitamins and supplements found at drug stores are synthetic, artificial, dye & sugar filled JUNK.πŸ₯΄

It’s also unfortunate that the FDA does not review dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed, therefore it’s easy for people to get scammed.

According to the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine, “Nearly one-third (31 percent) of the U.S. population is at risk for at least one vitamin deficiency or anemia. 23 percent, 6.3 percent, and 1.7 percent of Americans are at risk of anemia or deficiency of one, two, or three to five vitamins, respectively.”

In-fact a recent study conducted as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicates that U.S. children and adults have high rates of deficiency of vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate, as well as the mineral iron. πŸ˜” βŒπŸ’Š

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5537775/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5537775/

https://kresserinstitute.com/well-fed-but-undernourished-an-american-epidemic/

So, what is the solution?

Every vitamin and mineral has an ‘agonist’ and an ‘antagonist’ in the body — usually several. When someone takes a regular mega-dose of one nutrient (such as the synthetic junk we just talked about), it causes the body to have high levels of that nutrient, PLUS all of the agonists. It causes deficiencies in all of the antagonists – meaning it doesn’t help our bodies.

For example, calcium and magnesium compete for absorption in the body. Take way too much calcium and it will lead to a magnesium deficiency.

What we really need is balance. That’s the holistic view. No nutrient is more important than another (generally speaking); we need all of them, in the right amounts, to be healthy.🌿🌿

We trust nature, and our own instincts, for this balance. Healthy foods and herbs have what we need, in the right amounts. Mega-dose pills don’t. (Ever notice that your pee turns bright yellow after taking a supplement? That’s all the vitamins you didn’t absorb.)

Trust in nature, it’s always been there for you.

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