“Yes, You Do Need Supplements?”
People ask me this question all the time, and my answer is always this: You should try to eat high quality foods that will give you the nutrients your body needs.
If you find gaps in your regular nutrition, supplementation is absolutely a good idea. But, you should never rely on supplements to be your primary source of good nutrition.
Because of the unfortunate quality of our foods today, I do think it’s a good idea for just about all people to take the following (adjust for what you teach):
1. High quality multi-vitamin (not just anything off the shelf in Wal-Mart or Costco).
2. NOT 3-6-9 Omegas, but all of the omega’s.
3. Protein Powder, but, make sure it’s hIGH quality, with little to no carbs.
4. Greens Supplement and likewise, high quality, cold pressed.
Filling in the gaps in your nutrition will yield better results from all of your hard work in the gym! If you think you might be deficient in an area, let’s talk about it!
Here at Move Well Fitness, we advocate for Shaklee supplements: (https://pws.shaklee.com/movewellfit) and here’s why:
1. Firstly, Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee’s (the founder of Shaklee) made a commitment to helping others live healthier lives when he created the first multivitamin in the US over 100 years ago.
2. Secondly, the Shaklee Corporation sponsors more scientific research published in peer-reviewed journals than the rest of the natural-nutrition industry combined (and there are over 4000 companies in the US alone marketing nutritional supplements).
3. Thirdly, Shaklee tests and tests and tests again for quality. Raw materials for production of botanical supplements (like ginseng, St. John’s wort, black cohosh and saw palmetto) are tested for over 350 different contaminants including molds, heavy metals, insecticides and pesticides.
4. After production the finished supplement tablets and capsules are tested for potency before shipping. The workhorse multivitamins are subjected to 256 quality tests per batch, every time. This company does more quality tests on its products than the rest of the natural nutrition industry combined, over 100,000 tests annually. None of this is required by the government or any regulating body; Shaklee does it because it’s good business and good for our customers.
In conclusion,I do recommend that most people supplement. We simply can not get everything we need from just food.