Why Should You Take a Supplemental Vitamin or Mineral? The answer is simple: our food toady lacks the nutrient quantity and quality it once had.
Most nutrition references define a vitamin as an organic compound that the body needs in small amounts for normal functioning. Our bodies have the capacity to synthesize a few vitamins; the rest have to come from our food sources. Thus, so with few exceptions, the body cannot manufacture or synthesize them. Just that is enough of a reason that answers the question: why you should take a Supplemental Vitamin. However, if the reason so far was not sufficient to convince you, let’s go a little deeper and unearth the hidden secrets of a vitamin.
First and foremost: our diets lack the needed nutrient content to meet our body’s daily demands for vitamins. We should use proper dietary supplements. Vitamins are essential to the healthy functioning of our bodies. They are necessary for our growth, vitality, and general well-being. So in layman’s terms: Vitamins are nutrients you must get because your body can’t make them from scratch. So, that was a partial answer to those that have asked me: Why should we take supplemental vitamins.
Our bodies depend on fuel. Vitamins and minerals are needed by every cell to repair the damage. Ask our expert chiropractors about your nutritional needs. Neck pain, joint pain, sports injuries and even disc disorders such as herniated disc, protruded disc, prolapsed disc, disc extrusion and bulging disc (slipped discs) can benefit greatly from supplements. So, call or visit one of our centers to speak with one of our chiropractors about your health concerns. Use our experience and knowledge to help yourself get better faster.
There are hundreds of thousands of research articles and papers written on the importance of nutrient and supplementation for spine and joint injuries.
A good example of supplements for spine and joint problems are glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. These are the ground substances that the body needs for repair and recovery. What kind of supplement or how much to take, depends on the severity of your condition and your overall health. Supplementing vitamins and minerals are helpful if it is carried out under the supervision of an expert familiar with you and vitamins or supplement therapy.
Even fresh fruit…freshly picked apples lose vitamins by the hour. By the time fresh fruit gets to the store, sits on a shelf, is purchased, lies in the refrigerator, is cooked, and finally eaten, only a minuscule fraction of the nutritional value is left to be absorbed.
Many nutritional experts agree that even if one were to eat 100% raw and organic fruits and vegetables, picked and eaten same-day straight from farmland, one would still not obtain all nutrients needed by the body. This is due to decades of improper farming, which has depleted the farmland of vital minerals needed to produce good quality food. As a result, today one would have to consume 5-10 times the amount of produce, to absorb what much of the farmland contained decades ago.
While 1 out of every 10,000 or so people even picks their food, the rest of the world relies on several days to several-weeks-old, processed, canned, previously cooked, etc. food to remain healthy.
Vitamins are essential to life. They contribute to good health by regulating the metabolism and assisting the biochemical processes that release energy from digested food. Vitamins are the micronutrients because the body needs them in relatively small amount compared with nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and water.
Enzymes are essential chemicals that are the foundation of human bodily functions.
They are the activators in the chemical reactions that are continually taking place within our body. As co-enzymes, vitamins work with enzymes, thereby allowing all the activities that occur within the body as normal as they should.
When one gets sick, the body requires a more than average amount of vitamins to help fight the infection. The typical diet does not even provide the average amount of vitamins needed on a daily basis. Most people don’t realize just how critical vitamins are. If the body doesn‘t get the vitamins it needs, it will lead to deficiency and eventual disease. Vitamins regulate reactions that occur in metabolism, unlike the other known as macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates, proteins).
One can consume all the right amounts of these fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, get all the exercise needed, but unless there ALSO are ADEQUATE amounts of vitamins in the body to regulate the use of these macro-nutrients, benefits achieved will be SLIM TO NONE! Just in case you missed it, ADEQUATE amounts of vitamins are needed to get the benefits of exercise and macro-nutrients.
We all need vitamins to grow, develop and to have our bodies work properly.
But it doesn’t stop there. The human body also requires vitamins to do many things, such as ward off disease, boost the immune system, improve overall moods, stop bleeding, help with concentration, aid memory, improve vision, and to speed up recovery. In short, vitamins are not just good for longevity but most importantly for the quality of life. Modern medicine has done wonders. It has increased our lifespan. People now can live well beyond their 60s and 70s. However, very few are lucky enough to have the quality beyond their 60s.
For this reason, vitamins play an essential and integral role in healthcare today. A good multivitamin is the foundation of good health and nutrition. My family and I take vitamins daily, and I recommend that you do as well. Please make sure that you seek component professional help before taking any supplements.