Are You Destroying Your Health?

We all know that being overweight is not good for our health.  But have you considered that the same eating habits that got you overweight could be causing other serious health problems?  Degenerative diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and diabetes have reached what seem to be epidemic proportions in recent years.  The unhealthy eating habits we have developed as a result of our busy, need-it-now society, may be the cause, read more on http://www.newphen24.com/.

Do you realize that almost no one gets the optimal levels of vitamins and minerals in their diet each day?  Think about it for a moment.  When was the last time you got your 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables?  If you did get them, did you make sure and get a good variety of different colored produce?  Did you eat them raw so that you don’t lose the nutrients through cooking?

Most of us just don’t have the time or resources to do this every single day, and our health suffers for it.  If you have already thought about this fact, you may have turned to nutritional supplements (also known as vitamins) as a solution.

Though they can never replace fruits and vegetables, nutritional supplements are the perfect complement to a healthy diet.  But are you sure you are getting what you are paying for?  Since the nutritional supplement industry is unregulated, you might not be getting what you pay for.  When studied, many common brands have found not to include the nutrients as labeled on the bottle.  Some of them include trace amounts of additional substances that are not included on the label.  (Including such vile and unsanitary things as rat feces!)

Even if the supplement does include the ingredients on the label, how do you know whether they are bioavailable?  In other words, are the nutrients provided in a form that your body can actually break down and use?

And are you sure that the pills will even dissolve in your stomach?  It is sad, but true; many “one-a-day” type vitamin pills are compressed so tightly when manufactured that they will not even break down in your stomach.

In the meantime, why don’t you do a little test with your supplements at home?  Put one in a glass of water, and come back in 15 minutes to see what has happened.  Did it dissolve?  I did a test like this once with a grocery store brand of Vitamin C.  After two weeks, not only was the pill still intact, it was actually stuck to the bottom of the glass!