Why Should I Take Vitamins?
- 70% of American's have low Vitamin D levels
- 60% are deficient in Vitamin E
- 40% are deficient in Magnesium
- 38% are deficient in Calcium
- 35% are deficient in Vitamin K
- 34% are deficient in Vitamin A
- 25% are deficient in Vitamin C
Daily Supplement Recommendations
A quality multiple vitamin/mineral supplement: Pure Encapsulations O.N.E.™ Multivitamin
The vitamin/mineral content of food is linked to the quality of the soil the food is grown in. The soil of most farms are depleted of the critically important minerals needed for quailty health. The crops and soil are exposed to huge amounts of chemicals that bind minerals making them unavailable for human nutritional requirements. A quality multiple vitamin/mineral supplement is now necessary for the majority of people on the planet.
2-3,000 mg/day of EPA+OHA omega-3 fish oil: Metagenics OmegaGenics™ EPA-DHA Lemon gels
The majority of chronic and degenerative diseases (arthritis) is linked to inflammation. The most critical driver of inflammation is the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats. Americans consume far too many inflammatory omega-6s, and far too few anti-inflammatory omega-3s. It is highly recommended you decrease your 6's (corn, seed oils, processed foods) and increase your 3's (cold water non-farmed raised fish and grass fed beef).
Vitamin D3 5000-10,000 IU per day and K2: Metagenics Vitamin D3 with K2 gels
Vitamin D does a lot more than build healthy bones. It is critical for immune system function and for brain physiology. Most Americans are significantly low in vitamin D levels and supplementation is necessary for almost everyone.
Magnesium (Mg++), 400-500 mg/day: Metagenics Mag Glycinate
Magnesium is a cofactor for the activity of 700-800 human enzymes. Magnesium is the most important mineral for accessing human energy; it also protects the heart, blood vessels, and brain. Most Americans are significantly low in magnesium and supplementation is necessary for almost everyone.
Vitamin K1 and K2
Without vitamin K1 (leafy green vegetables) and K2 (organ meats, eggs, some dairy products) calcium is deposited into arteries, joints and kidneys. This is why most people who take vitamin D should also take vitamin K. Individuals with blood clotting disorders should talk to their doctor before taking vitamin K. Individuals taking statin drugs often need to double vitamin K supplementation, but again should ask their doctor.
Probiotic: Metagenics UltraFlora™ Spectrum
The health of your gut determines the health of your mind, probiotics are necessary to keep the microbiota of your gut healthy.