Nutritional Supplements – A Waste of Money?

You may be surprised to learn that nutritional supplements vary significantly in quality and effectiveness. Even products with the same brand name may have very different results varying from some positive effects to no effect or, in some cases, harmful effects.

Formulations are often thrown together using ingredients which have had lots of media attention, in an attempt to fill a demand and make some money at your expense. No thought goes into what nutrients are combined with what minerals or what enzymes.

The fact is, you can’t simply cram a bunch of popular, high profile nutrients together in a pill and expect them to be of any benefit to your health. Without proper formulation, supplements will not have the nutritional cofactors and phytonutrients your body requires. As a result, your body will not recognize and absorb the nutrients and they will (hopefully) pass through your system with no benefit. I say hopefully because, in some instances, they will actually do more harm than good.

Now you are thinking, “How can nutritional supplements harm me?” Read on and I will explain.

To ensure nutrition is delivered to the cells of your body, it is necessary that each nutritional supplement contains a formulation specifically matched with quality whole food ingredients. In other words, each product contains the necessary enzymes, minerals and co-factors in the exact balance that is found in nature.

This “delivery system” should:

  • Deliver the nutrients to the blood stream quickly,
  • Ensure the highest absorption possible,
  • Provide minerals and co-factors which promote optimum enzyme activity,
  • Guarantee that the nutrients are delivered to the cells of your body and
  • Support your body’s natural absorption processes.

What happens if the supplements I take do not have a delivery system?

Coordinated enzymes and minerals must be present for nutrients to reach the cells of your body. As a result, certain minerals and co-factors are required in order for enzyme activity to occur. If they are not available, enzyme activity “robs” your body’s nutrient stores to make up the shortfall. Over a long period of time your health may suffer and in some cases, the effects may be irreversible.

What is meant by the term “cellular nutrition”? Do the cells in my body actually eat?

Yes! In a manner of speaking, they do eat.

In 1942, the nutritionist Victor Lindlahr published “You Are What You Eat: how to win and keep health with diet”. (The phrase is actually much older but it appears that this publication is what brought it into the public consciousness) Since that time we have been obsessed with the notion that if we eat a well balanced diet we will ensure good heath and vitality.

However, in recent history, nutritionists have discovered that it is not necessarily the nutrition we consume but the nutrition that is delivered to and absorbed by our cells that determines our health. This is why it’s important to ensure that each cell not only receives the nutrients it needs but receives it in a format that is recognizable and easy to absorb (eat).

What can stop supplements from reaching my cells?

If a nutritional supplement does not have the right molecular structure they may not be able to make the journey through the stomach and into the blood stream.

Sometimes this can be a good thing. “Vitamin C from ascorbic acid” (have you seen this phrase on labels?), for example, contains only a fraction of the whole vitamin C. If this fractionated nutrient were to get through, the rest of the co-factors would have to be obtained so that it can be utilized. This “robs” your body of vital reserves and may result in unfavorable health conditions in the future.

What happens when vitamins and minerals are not absorbed?

When vitamins, minerals and herbs are not absorbed they can get into areas of your body where their presence will cause problems. Iron in your liver, for example, can cause liver damage because your body is unable to dispose of it. Other vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A, D, E and K can cause similar problems in other organs.

So, to answer the question posed at the beginning of this article…

… Are Nutritional Supplements a Waste of Money?

They can be if they do not include a strategy that ensures Cellular Nutrition Guaranteed but ….

If your supplements incorporate a good strategy for Cellular Delivery along with:

  • 100% all-natural raw materials that Obey the Laws of Nature,
  • Nutrition that fulfill your body’s needs not market trends,
  • A holistic formulation that does not interrupt or interfere with the harmony and balance of the natural functioning of your body and
  • Nutrition from whole food complexes (example: whole food vitamin) not fractionated or synthetic sources,

You will be surprised at the fantastic results you can achieve.

“Guaranteed Cellular Delivery” – What a concept!

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