The importance of Nutritional Supplementation cannot be denied in this day and age. The foods we eat these days do not contain the same amount of nutrients that they did 40, 30 or even 20 years ago. Vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids are necessary to supply the body with the fuel it needs to function properly. Many experts, as well as the founders of The Picture of Health Foundation, believe that supplementing with vitamins, mineral and herbs assists our bodies in staying younger longer and keeping us more vibrant as we age. Our bodies require a certain amount of nutrients to perform at an optimal level. Vitamin C is needed for Collagen function; Vitamin D is needed for strong bones and teeth. Antioxidants such as Lycopene, which is found in tomatoes, and Coenzyme Q10, both strengthen the heart by supporting on the mitochondria, which produces energy in the cells. Certain hormones, such as Testosterone, are also necessary to keep our bodies functioning at a youthful level.
It should be a matter of “more prevention and less treatment”; taking Nutritional Supplementation, as opposed to prescription drugs will allow our bodies to maintain its immune system and prevent disease. Being informed about supplementation allows you to take control of your health and understand the efforts of your health care practitioner, so that treatment of your diseased state will be safer, more effective and comprehensive. Just remember to always consult with your primary care physician or a progressive integrative physician before reducing or stopping any medication.
People are dying early from complications secondary to simple and preventable chronic illnesses, due to ignorance. With the right information, adequate exercise, a proper nutritional protocol and regular visits to your doctor you can take charge of your health and maintain optimal wellness long into your elder years.
Starting a supplement regime should begin early in life and different stages of life require different nutritional support. A child will require different dose levels than an adult, and an athlete will requires more nutritional support than a housewife or a gardener to maintain optimal bodily function, stamina and agility; however, we ALL need to supplement with at least a good, high quality, multivitamin.
Keeping fit and healthy with nutritional supplementation will go a long way in sustaining your health AND quality of life, but is only one part of the healthy lifestyle regime. Click here to view and purchase our pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements.
Yours In Wellness,
Picture of Health Foundation