Even when every effort is made to eat a nutritionally complete diet, it is nearly impossible to get the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health and vitality.
There are many reasons for this, one of which is soil depletion and the advent of industrial farming. Modern intensive agriculture has stripped the soils of their nutrients, leading to less nutrition in our vegetables. For example, the ‘Composition of Foods’ reference manual found that Broccoli has suffered an 80% drop in its copper content and a 25% drop in its calcium since 1940.
To add to this, our need for nutrition to combat the effects of stress and pollution has risen markedly.
In today’s digital age of smartphones, emails and the Internet, it is thought we now experience 100 x the stress levels of our Grandparents generation. This added stress puts considerable physiological demands on our bodies, increasing its demand for minerals such as magnesium and zinc.
The world’s pollution levels are getting worse, with air pollution in London accounting for 9500 deaths each year. With extra pollution in the air, our bodies must work harder to detoxify, increasing their demand for antioxidants and B vitamins.
So our food is less nutritious, yet the amount of nutrition we require has risen. One of the best ways of coping with this is to take a quality multivitamin every day.
As well as plugging a nutrient gap and aiding in detoxification, there are many other benefits to taking a multi, including:
- Increasing metabolism for anyone trying to lose fat.
- Boosting the immune system function.
- Strengthening bones and tissue.
- Building and repairing muscle.
- Daily body maintenance and cell turnover.
In summary, multivitamins help facilitate the efficient running of all your bodies various functions.
When choosing a multi, you should only ever buy from reputable suppliers that have the following:
- High-quality ingredients in the doses stated.
- The right balance of nutrients, too much of any one vitamin or mineral can cause deficiencies in others.
- It should be packaged correctly, allowing for absorption and high bioavailability.
- Should be tested for solvents and heavy metals.
Here at Human Performance Hub, we supply:
An array of nutrients that are not typically found in multivitamins, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), green tea, rosemary & grape extract.
We’re always here to help. If you have any questions or would like advice on nutrition, supplements or training, please book in for a consultation.
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