If you're like most people…
You have a pretty hectic lifestyle, rely on “on the go” eating, and occasionally this means eating out quite a bit. If this is you- chances are you don't get all the healthy nutrients you need from your daily diet. In fact, I’m pretty sure that almost all of my patients have some level of nutrient deficiency.
Ideally, it would be best for you to receive all your nutrition from high quality unprocessed foods.
Unfortunately, I realize this is not practical or possible for you to do that 100% the time. So, if you currently supplement your diet by taking a multivitamin every day, good for you. You're obviously a forward-thinking person who knows that you need the protection and fortification that a good multivitamin provides.
And if you make sure your spouse or kiddos takes one every day, then you deserve extra kudos for showing how much you care about your loved ones. Multivitamins help promote your optimal health and strong immune system, providing support for defense against a growing number of health concerns.
I have said for years that you should eat your vitamins via good whole food. I’ve also discussed the differences in a multi-VITAMIN versus multi-MINERAL. Both vitamins and minerals are important even though a Multi-Vitamin usually only gives you “vitamins” and not “minerals”. This is why you’re better off eating good food. Then there’s the quality issue. This is a super important question regarding your vitamin:
IS YOUR VITAMIN NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC?
Did you know that synthetic vitamins can actually cause you to have poor health and in some cases sickness? When is something that is synthetic ever good for you? Are you gambling with your health by taking the wrong supplement? If you are taking a multivitamin, this is something you definitely want to find out.
Please don't make the mistake of shopping for supplements at discount stores or large chains like Wal-Mart or Walgreen's. In my opinion, these are classic examples of companies that primarily use cheap synthetic supplements.
Synthetic alternatives to whole foods are known as “isolates”. Your body will only absorb a small percentage of an isolate form of vitamins and minerals — and utilize even less (Your body absorbs much more of the whole food form.) On top of that, there may be side effects, depending on the quality of the isolate.
Don't sell yourself short! Many retail outlets and online sellers are primarily interested in your money, not your health. Supplements are not their specialty. You wouldn't go to your local burger joint for a nice filet mignon, would you? The same attitude should apply to your health products.
Consider these items when choosing a supplement:
Is it a whole food vitamin or synthetic?
- If the product went through vigorous quality control, you can bet that it would be mentioned — many times.
- If there were no additives or major potential allergens in the product, they would definitely tell you all about it.
- Additionally, the ingredients many companies use are not only synthetic, but there is a likelihood they may not have been thoroughly tested for purity and potency confirmation — and may have come from overseas.
- The manufacturers will often base their claims solely on the word of their suppliers.
The suppliers' word may be good enough for them, but is it good enough for you and your family?
I don't think so!
That is why I choose the manufacturer of products very carefully. I make sure that they meet the most stringent standards in the industry today, ensuring that the end product is exactly what it says it is!
FINALLY, A MULTI-VITAMIN-MINERAL-ANTIOXIDANT TO GET EXCITED ABOUT!!!
I'm very pleased to give you a new choice of supplement that I even hesitate to call a multivitamin because of all that it actually contains. You've trusted me in the past to provide you with supplements that are safe and natural, as well as ‘head and shoulders' above their synthetic counterparts. Well, I believe we knocked it out of the park this time.
It’s called VEMMA. Vitmins, Essential Minerals, Multi-Antioxidants. Basically…it’s a dose of some serious nutrition for your body.
Part one of Vemma’s formula is Mangosteen Plus™. A proprietary blend of the super-antioxidant mangosteen fruit and xanthone-rich mangosteen pericarp extract, Mangosteen Plus also contains 12 essential antioxidant vitamins along with whole-leaf aloe vera and green tea! Part two is Essential Minerals®. It’s a delicious, kiwi-strawberry flavored blend of over 65 plant-sourced major, trace and ultra-trace ionic minerals.
Right now is a good time to remind you that 95% of your body’s daily functions are dependent on minerals! And since Vemma is a liquid, it is by nature more body-ready and bio-available than those pills and tablets you may currently be taking to supplement your diet.
Vemma blends the most recent science and nature's finest to form a complete and delicious once-a-day liquid supplement that provides you with everything you need and more to kick your health and energy levels into overdrive.
Developed by a physician with a background in both Eastern and Western medicine, Vemma unites the antioxidant-rich power of mangosteen — a fruit used for centuries by Asian health practitioners for its nutritional benefits — with rich plant-source minerals, organic glyconutrient-rich aloe vera and decaffeinated organic green tea along with a full spectrum of antioxidant vitamins to create the most powerful liquid antioxidant nutrition program anywhere!
The company believes so strongly in their combination that they offer a 100% money-back, risk-free, empty-bottle guarantee!
CLINICALLY PROVEN FORMULA
Rarely does a supplement company perform clinical trials on their own products. This is because they are usually weary of the results. Vemma actually has 2 studies published in peer reviewed medical journals on their formula.
Here’s the skinny…
The two studies showed the Vemma formula significantly boosted immune function (CD4 cells, T cells, cytokines, etc), significantly decreased CRP (both systemic and cellular inflammation) and increased antioxidant levels by 18% within TWO HOURS!!!! and kept them saturated for 6 hours (blood draws were done at 0, 2, 4 and 6 hour marks).
What does this mean?….
It means that this liquid multi is clinically proven to reduce inflammation in your body, improve your immune system, increase blood antioxidants and give you a strong foundation of nutritional support.
This multi has a 95% absorption rate- nothing is better, unless you're on an IV :)
Additionally…we all know that antioxidants are super Important. They keep you from aging, prevent cancer and cell damage and help to defend your body. The way you measure antioxidants is by looking at an ORAC value. The ORAC value is how potent of an antioxidant a compound is. Blueberries, potent antioxidants) consumed raw have an ORAC value of 4600.
Studies published on the Vemma formula verified ORAC value per serving is 90,000 to 112,000 (SAY WOW!!!) depending on each unit shipped because batches of food will differ.
>>> Remember, this is a whole food supplement.
Vemma also contains phytonutrients and glyconutrients (65 plant-based compounds), green tea and organic aloe vera. Its designed this way because the reality is that most people are mineral deficient and it's important to note that these are “Plant” or whole food based compounds… not elemental or synthetic.
If any of you are choosing to spend money on supplements…and I’m not sure why you would not if you’re concerned with health…then you’d best invest in something that works!
For anyone interested in taking a test drive…we’ve got samples in the OFFICE! If you’d like to go ahead an order, simply let myself or Lauren know you’re interested.
FINAL NOTES ON SUPPLEMENTATION
It’s worthy to note that Dr. Oz was recently interviewed by a popular mens health magazine and stated that the Vemma Multi is the best formula for men over the age of 60.
I still believe that we should be getting our nutrition through food– but like I said I know this is not always practical. So here is my “Top Shelf” list of supplements you should be taking:
- Vemma Formula
- 1-3 grams of Fish Oil
- 2-5000 IU’s of Vitamin D3
- Probiotics (only for 3 months)