Nutrients

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Lifestyle changes cannot only extend the length of life but can also enhance the quality of life, particularly in our later years. Approximately 75 percent of the factors influencing life expectancy can be controlled, and one of the keys to good health is found in nutrients. While there are very valuable nutrients in the food you consume every day, supplements provide additional essential nutrients that are critically important to your health. Vitamins and minerals function as cofactors, or chemical helpers, in the chemical processes that occur every moment in every one of the ten trillion cells of your body. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, it is not only important that you eat right to achieve optimum health and nutrition, but you also need to take a multivitamin.

When we shop for healthy food, most of us rely on the manufacturer to provide us with ingredients that are good for us – however, I have researched hundreds of products and found that they fail to provide the percentage and/or quality of nutrients that we think we are getting when we make our purchases. We deserve better. Many of us are already trying to eat better, and we are taking the supplements we need for good health. For those with cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and myriad other problems, taking supplements and eating properly may be lifesaving acts.

The first wealth is health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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