The health supplement business is multibillion dollar industry. Many consumers swear by them, but there are a growing number of health experts against taking them.
So what do we do?
According to various studies:
Poor nutrition has been linked to an increased risk of many diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. The human diet requires both macro-nutrients, which are the main source of calories, and micro-nutrients (≈40 essential minerals, vitamins, and other biochemicals), which are required for virtually all metabolic and developmental processes.
The leading dietary sources of energy in the Western world are abundant in carbohydrates and fats, but deficient in micro-nutrients (i.e., they are energy-dense and nutrient-poor).
Dr. David Heber of the UCLA Centre for Human Nutrition recently suggested that consumers think of the basic four supplements – a multivitamin, extra vitamin C, extra vitamin E, and calcium – as an integral part of their diet in addition to the four basic food groups.
A theory that vitamin inadequacy is behind the rise in chronic diseases “makes sense… and it is almost certainly going to be right,” says Dr Bruce Ames, one of the world’s most quoted and published scientists.
So taking a nutritional supplement is probably a good idea, but what do we buy, and who do we trust?
Did you know that nearly a third of all supplements found on the market, and many sold by major high street brands like Walmart and Walgreens, do not even contain the ingredients listed on the products.
Worst they can be dangerous fillers that can cause harmful allergies.
This was reported in a New York Times article, after 4 major high street brands were scrutinised by the FDA:
Among the attorney general’s findings was a popular store brand of ginseng pills at Walgreens, promoted for “physical endurance and vitality,” that contained only powdered garlic and rice. At Walmart, the authorities found that its ginkgo biloba, a Chinese plant promoted as a memory enhancer, contained little more than powdered radish, houseplants and wheat — despite a claim on the label that the product was wheat- and gluten-free.
Three out of six herbal products at Target — ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort and valerian root, a sleep aid — tested negative for the herbs on their labels. But they did contain powdered rice, beans, peas and wild carrots. And at GNC, the agency said, it found pills with unlisted ingredients used as fillers, like powdered legumes, the class of plants that includes peanuts and soybeans, a hazard for people with allergies.
This revelation nearly brought me to tears. If we can’t trust our medical establishment, and now we can’t even trust health supplement manufacturers who are supposed to have our best interests at heart, who can we trust?
It is best to get your nutrition from real food by eating a nutritious diet, but the next best thing to supplement this would be to consume nutrition in the most natural form possible.
Most cheap brands you will find online and high street vitamin brands use cheap synthetic alternatives to whole foods known as ‘isolates’. Your body absorbs and utilizes much more of the whole food form. Some isolates may even cause side effects.
I prefer to get my nutrition in the most natural form possible, and here are my top 3 choices:
1. My Peak Power Alpha Omega Smoothie – this is my optimum method of getting all my nutrition requirements in one simple delicious drink.
You can find out all about it in this blog post here:
2. Hemp Seed Oil/Hemp Seeds
Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years and it has a mind-boggling number of uses. Because of its high nutritional value, incredibly strong fibres and ease of cultivation, it has the potential to solve the planet’s poverty, food and fuel problems! It can be used to make paper, rope, fabrics and even very clean fuel for engines.
But because hemp is part of the cannabis (marijuana) species of plants, it is highly regulated – even though it contains very, very low levels of the psychoactive chemical (THC) and you could never get “high” from it.
Hemp is a perfect food, very easy to digest, with an ideal ratio (3:1) of essential oils that is rarely found in nature. It contains a full amino acid profile and high protein content. It is also packed with a wide spectrum of minerals and vitamins.
Many body builders have switched to hemp products to develop their bodies, as it is far healthier and more effective at muscle and tissue growth and repair than other protein sources.
Hemp oil is also a natural anti-inflammatory agent, and its medicinal uses have been appreciated in many cultures for thousands of years. In Victorian times, hemp and cannabis were so highly valued that you could even pay your taxes with it!
Spirulina is a powder made from green algae that is rich in the full spectrum of amino acids, antioxidants, B vitamins, including B12 that many vegetarians can be deficient in. You need to make sure it is harvested correctly from non-contaminated water. It is by far one of the most potent nutrient sources you will find. Just add a small teaspoon to a 2L bottle of water and drink through the day – this is what my team do, and seems to keep them powered through the day!
What if I told you there exists a naturally occurring nutritional supplement researched In over 4000 studies, shown to rebuild the immune system, destroys viruses, bacteria, and fungi, accelerate healing of body tissue, help lose weight, burn fat, increase bone and lean muscle mass, slow down and even reverse aging.
Yet totally unknown by most doctors around the world.
That has been third party verified by Cornell university for its quality, is free from fillers and is a substance so potent it is the only natural food source on earth to contain the entire nutritional profile you need for optimum health.
And with a single dose, delivers the most active source of over 97 immune factors and 87 known growth factors
What if by using this natural remedy for just a short period of time, you can create incredible foundations for the highest quality of life, eliminate all of the worries and stress you have as a result of your condition, and shock your family and doctors.
It’s Immune Tree certified colostrum.
And you can get it right here: