Why Use Nutritional Supplements?by Mary Porter
Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reflects that it would require as many as 75 servings of spinach (my favorite!) grown today to deliver the same amount of iron in one serving of spinach grown in 1948.
I DO like spinach, but not that much!
Also, consider that Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) only direct you to get enough of any nutrient to prevent you from developing a nutritional deficiency disease, such as Rickets. That isn't the same as directing you to take as much as you need to keep you in optimum health.
In addition, one size does NOT fit all. Many health conditions, age, gender, and other variables may determine what your nutritional needs are. They can change on a daily basis. Is a nursing mother's requirements the same as those of an 80 year old man? Not likely.
Nutritional supplements are most definitely a little insurance to protect, maintain, and enhance your optimum level of health. However, all supplements are not created equally. It will do you little good to go to the local discount store and purchase the weekly special they are running in order to get rid of 2 year old stock that may not have been easily used by the body, even when it was fresh. You want supplements that are of high quality, and easily absorbed and used by your body.You want supplements that have been researched, tested, and proven to be effective.
Supplementation has been known to:
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