Health Center

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Nutritional Supplements

Almost everything that you eat has been processed in one way or another. Food is preserved, clarified, seasoned, packaged and sold for optimum convenience, but this convenience is robbing your body of essential nutrients.

The more processed foods that you eat, the more likely your body is to be deficient in vitamins and minerals. If your body is missing nutrients, it isn't running properly and you will be fatigued, more susceptible to colds or flu and in general, less able to meet your obligations.

Vitamins and minerals help your body function properly. Your brain uses nutrients to regulate the body and the body's functions. In fact, your body needs proper nutrients so that you can think clearly.

As your schedule becomes filled with too many obligations, you begin to sacrifice the quality of food that you are eating, as well as the end result of your efforts. If your schedule is packed too tightly, you will find that you are able to do many things in a day, but none of them will be done well because the stress of your schedule is too great.

Nutritional supplements are one way to increase your performance when you are under stress. Customized supplements are mixed specifically for your body's deficiencies. Each vitamin and mineral added to your customized supplements are created to address your specific needs.

For example, if you suffer from a lack of energy, your customized vitamins will probably be high in "B" vitamins. Similarly, if there is a history of cancer in your immediate family, your vitamin supplements will include anti-oxidants, which have shown promise in the prevention of cancer.

If you eat on the run, you will do your body a favor by taking nutritional supplements and customized supplements will address the specific needs of your body.