As you know, I believe supplements are an indispensable “secret weapon” that can make it even easier for you to get–and stay–healthy.
Now, a new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, backs me up.
The study, led by researchers from the NIH and Tufts University in Boston, analyzed data from a national survey taken by 8,860 adults concerning their use of nutritional supplements.
The researchers found that men and women taking supplements were much less likely to be deficient in several key minerals essential to good health–namely, magnesium, copper, and potassium.
But what was even more interesting is that the researchers found that supplement users also got more of these essential nutrients from their diet than people who didn’t take supplements.
Of course, mainstream health “experts” were quick to pounce all over this finding, claiming that it implies that people who take supplements aren’t the ones who really need them, since they’re getting plenty of nutrients from food sources. In other words, supplement users already eat a healthy, nutrient-rich diet–and, therefore, they don’t “need” supplements.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
First of all, supplements can actually help you get even more nutrition from the healthy foods you eat, by helping the body absorb vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from food. (And when you take that fact into consideration, it seems to me that these study findings may very well be a classic example of the age-old “chicken or the egg” debate.)
Plus, as I’ve said before, these days, there’s simply no way to get all the nutrition you need from food alone. The soil our crops are grown in is just too depleted of nutrients.
That’s why choosing a quality multivitamin, is the best “health insurance” you can get. It’s an incredibly easy way to get even more health benefits from the delicious, decadent foods you’re enjoying as part of my New Hamptons Health Miracle. Not to mention that a good multivitamin is the simplest way to ensure you’re getting adequate (not just RDA) amounts of the nutrients your body needs.