Many people still question the importance of taking supplements. Here are ten reasons to consider supplementing your diet with high-quality nutrients:

1. Current commercial agriculture techniques leave soil lacking in important minerals, causing the food grown in this soil to also be mineral deficient.

2. Many foods are shipped long distances and stored for long periods of time, both of which cause the depletion of vitamins in these foods, including the important B-complex and C vitamins.

3. Food processing, cooking, and preserving leads to nutrient depletion in our food supply that makes it difficult to obtain adequate nutrition from foods alone.

4. Many fruits and vegetables are genetically modified (GMO) to improve visual appeal and crop yields, not nutritional value, which frequently results in lesser nutritional values than our ancestors’ food supply.

5. Erratic eating habits, insufficient chewing of food, eating on the run, and stress contribute to poor digestion making it difficult for our bodies to extract all the nutrients it needs from food

6. Pharmaceutical drug use has escalated. Most medications deplete essential nutrients, making people more vulnerable to deficiencies.

7. Specific times in life and health conditions may result in higher needs of certain nutrients. For example, folic acid needs tend to be higher during pregnancy, while menopausal women may be vulnerable to calcium deficiencies.

9. We all have genetic weaknesses, including higher needs of some nutrients, higher rates of depletion for certain nutrients, and an increased likelihood of genetic expression of some illnesses if vitamin or mineral deficiencies are present.

10. Many nutrients have been shown to aid in the treatment of health conditions like high cholesterol, arthritis, and cancer.


Of course, you should always consult a qualified health professional first to avoid any drug-nutrient interactions and avoid supplements with sweeteners, colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, or fillers.

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