Supplementation Made Simple
Every vitamin and nutritional mineral is very important in some way to health. The body depends on receiving vitamins and minerals from the diet because it cannot make them itself. If you are low in vitamins and minerals — whether because you eat junk food and are not taking in the required nutrients or because you are consuming the proper foods but your body is unable to metabolize them correctly — your health may suffer.
Even if you feel great it is worth trying vitamin supplements for a month to see if you feel even better.
Why I Favor Vitamin Powder Over Vitamin Pills
One of the biggest problems I saw early in my medical practice was that patients often had to take handfuls of vitamin and mineral pills to get their basic nutritional needs met. This was annoying and expensive for those who needed it, and also an absolutely unreasonable burden to take on for life.
I made the decision that if ever I was in a position to fix the "handful club" vitamin problem, I would. I got that chance some years ago when I was invited to work with a leading supplement company to develop a line of nutritional supplements. I made it my first priority to develop a way for people to get their daily nutrition without the hassle of gobbling handfuls of pills every morning. I found that the answer was to create a vitamin powder drink mix — because by mixing a powder into an enjoyable fruit drink, you could much more conveniently ingest large combinations of vitamins than trying to take the same amount in pill form. Why? Because the added binders and fillers that are required to package pills make it very difficult to combine much more than 500 mg of nutrients in a single pill (or capsule). In contrast, vitamin powder formulations exist that are able to combine 17,000 mg of nutrients in a single scoop that can be mixed as a single 8-ounce drink! The math itself says that it is hard to pack that much punch into fewer than 34 tablets.