Health buffs like to avoid diseases like the plague by taking in a palm-ful of vitamin supplements everyday. But you really shouldn’t be afraid of diseases, and you should actually be more picky about your vitamin supplements. Here are some facts you need to know:
* Disease is a matter of habit
The number one causes of disease are toxicity and stress. When you don’t eat healthy or continuously lack sleep, toxins and stress hormones accumulate to the point that the body reacts suddenly and radically to release eliminate the toxins and stress (this is when you get sick).
Taking in drugs only suppresses the symptoms and gives only temporary relief – the body will be forced to release the toxins in a stronger manner, and you will get sick a worse kind of disease. The common cold is a very good example of this. If you frequently suppress colds with drugs it may become influenza. When suppressed it may become asthma, then skin eruptions and may then produce cancer and severe heart problems.
The next time you have a cold, you might want to simply let it be (no medicine) and instead drink more water and fruit juices.
* Vitamin supplements are not a substitute to a health diet
Take note of the word “supplement”, which means that they only act as support or add to your main source of nutrition. As it is, the vitamins and minerals in your body cannot be absorbed on an empty stomach. Raw fruits and vegetables remain the best sources of vitamins and minerals.
In their synthetic form, vitamins and minerals are difficult to absorb by the body – they have a chemical structure different from nutrients found in raw, unprocessed foods. Most of the nutrients found in synthetic vitamins are eliminated by the body.
* The best vitamin supplements are “chelated”
The best form of vitamin supplements is the chelated ones. Chelated vitamins pass the intestines and into the bloodstream more easily. The minerals in chelated health supplements are bound to amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein.
Chelation helps the minerals move more easily across the intestines and into the body’s blood stream. The body’s cells later draw out these nutrients from the blood. Once they are inside the body’s cells, the vitamins and minerals in your chelated health supplements then promote chemical reactions in the body that are needed for good health.