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In today's, fast-paced and increasingly toxic world it's not always enough to rely on food. The nutrient status of our food has been shown to have declined over the years due to poor soil quality, transportation, processing, and others. And to add to that we have increased our daily stress load which can also significantly impact nutrient status. In addition, the reality is many of us are relying on processed and fast foods to get us through the day which are severely lacking in nutrient value.
Where do supplements come in?
In addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle, supplements can provide a boost and fill in any lacking nutrients to ensure that you feel your very best, avoid falling ill, and perform at the highest level in all areas of your life. Need to boost your immune system? Increase your energy? Sleep through the night?
Check out some of our favourite supplements to support general health and wellbeing.
Magnesium is one of those hard-working minerals that simply doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It plays a key role in over 300 different chemical reactions in the body and is involved in everything from DNA synthesis, energy production, and metabolism, to muscle strength, nerve function, heart rate regulation and bone building. Magnesium is also an active ingredient in alleviating constipation. That’s one busy mineral.
Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency is extremely common. Medications like antibiotics, corticosteroids, diuretics and contraceptives hinder our ability to absorb magnesium. Refining and processing strips magnesium from our food. Even agricultural soil and water are being depleted of magnesium. It is no wonder that 68% of adults have trouble getting enough from their diets. Magnesium bis-glycinate is a well absorbed and tolerated form of magnesium which also has a calming effect.
The term ‘probiotic’ means supporting life. Probiotics are friendly, beneficial bacteria. These bacteria (as well as others) are normal inhabitants of the large and small intestines and are a very important part of a healthy digestive system. There are over 500 types of bacteria in the digestive system; the two most prevalent are Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium. Bifidobacterium are the most prevalent bacteria in the large intestine and Lactobacilli are the most prevalent in the small intestine.
Ultimate Flora Critical Care contains therapeutic levels of both Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium, making it the most complete and effective probiotic supplement on the market. Each capsule provides 50 Billion active cultures from 10 different strains in a ‘once a day’ serving (30 billion active cultures of Bifidobacterium and 20 billion active cultures of Lactobacilli and Lactococcus). Ultimate Flora Critical Care also contains FOS (fructooligosaccharides), which is an optimal food source for probiotics.
Actually a hormone, vitamin D is the only vitamin that can be manufactured from our skin. However, deficiency is common especially among populations in the Northern Hemisphere. Why is it important? Vitamin D is required for calcium absorption and bone development, muscle function, immune function, insulin activity, mood regulation, and heart function. Vitamin D exists in the form of D2 or D3. Vitamin D3 is the form that is produced in our skin when we are exposed to sunlight and it is more
biologically active and a superior form of supplementation.
Basic nutritional needs are covered by the food you eat, but a multivitamin and mineral supplement is like having an extra insurance policy for your diet and immune protection.
Our health would be compromised without the necessary vitamins and minerals. They keep our cells strong and our organs functioning properly, help fight infection, regulate metabolism, help form bone and tissue and convert fat and carbohydrates into energy
Canprev's Adult Multivitamin without Iron delivers a full complex of B vitamins in high potency to support daily metabolic processes. Enhanced with Vitamin D and K to support bone health; lutein to support eye health, and antioxidant and immunity support from Vitamin A, C, E and Zinc.
Are you vegan, active, or have a difficult time reaching your protein needs?
Protein is an essential macronutrient needed for growth and repair in the body. It is an important part of every cell in the body and makes up the building blocks of our organs, skin, muscle, bones, cartilage, blood, and hormones.
Though the majority of us can reach our protein targets via food alone, others may have more difficulty due to higher activity levels, vegan diets, aging, or compromised digestion.
A quality protein powder can ensure you are meeting your nutritional needs in order to reach your fitness goals and support your overall health.
Omega 3 fatty acids make up the essential fatty acids, which we need to obtain from our diet. EFAs play a big role in the promotion of health and the prevention of chronic disease and should be emphasized in any balanced diet. Studies have shown that increasing essential fatty acids in the diet can help prevent certain diseases, prolong quality of life, improve mental and physical performance, and support a healthy body composition.
If you aren't eating wild fish on a regular basis, supplementation is usually recommended.
NutraSea is a great choice for a pure, potent, and balanced omega-3 supplement. Its EPA+DHA content promotes the maintenance of overall good health, cardiovascular health, and brain function. It’s also beneficial for the development of the brain, eyes, and nerves in children and adolescents.
Vitasave.ca has all of your needs met with vitamins, minerals, superfoods, and herbs to make sure you are your healthiest most vibrant self.
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