When I walk into a huge hardware store I am overwhelmed by the massive variety and my inexperience in this area. I understand it may be equally daunting walking into Nutrition World for the first time. Attempting to decide what nutritional supplements to buy can feel paralyzing.
My 40 years of experience and research indicate almost everyone needs nutrition supplements. That’s why I believe everyone should start with the following four essential, daily supplements:
A top of the line quality multivitamin,
omega 3 with no impurities,
probiotics that are actually active,
and organic greens in powder form.
I have worked with many individuals over my career to maintain and improve their health. They have witnessed the amazing value of daily health supplementation. However, there are individuals that believe all nutrients should come solely from foods. They refuse to consider adding nutrition supplements into their daily life.
I would love for all of us to meet our nutrition needs solely with foods. And I believe it could be possible if the following conditions were met:
1. We harvested our foods locally
2. We prepared meals fresh
3. We consumed a daily rainbow mixture of vegetables
4. We consumed clean-sources of protein.
If we could create this ideal world, we would not need any nutrition supplements. However, this is almost impossible due to cost and difficulty in today’s busy lifestyle. I have followed the health of tens of thousands of clients since 1979. I can tell you with certainty, wise supplementation is a very cost effective health insurance.
Consider this fact. We now have the science and ability to blood test our levels of nutrition and other functional medicine markers. The bottom line is this: Less than 25% of individuals have proper levels of Omega 3 or Vitamin D. Less than 40% of younger people have adequate levels. And they are supposed to be the most healthy among us!
The impact of low Omega 3 and Vitamin D levels over the years are devastating. These nutrients are key to brain function, cardiac health, triglycerides, and chronic inflammation. Keep in mind this is only checking two out of the 40+ nutrients in our system. For information on the subject of the devastation of living with low vitamin D levels click here. If you need to order blood work at discounted pricing you can go here.
Those claim there are risks from consuming nutritional supplements may not be informed. The nutrition supplement industry has the highest level of safety of any industry in the country. To read about the incredible safety record, click here. You can also watch a 3 minute video that explains the safety comparison of drugs to vitamins here.
The Core 4 Nutrition Supplements
The first product that I recommend in the Core 4 is a quality multivitamin. The word “quality” is the game changer. Making an unwise multivitamin choice will offer you little or no health protection. This is generally due to low potency and quality.
The second product of the Core 4 is Omega 3 fish oil capsules. We must regulate our ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 intake. The science is very clear that poor Omega ratios can lead to increased inflammation. Chronic inflammation is the main root of almost all diseases. A healthy diet should contain a 2:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3. However, most Americans have a 20:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3. Omega 6 is the primary instigator of inflammation in our chemistry. That means our Omega 6 levels are a major reason for much pain as individuals get older.
Eating fish is not a reliable source of Omega 3 because the vast majority of fish sold today are farm raised. Don’t let anyone tell you that farm raised fish is superior. In most cases, farm raised fish is simply not providing the nutrition it should. Secondly, commercial feed leads to an accumulation of toxins in the fish. The very crowded waters also create unhealthy fish. Unhealthy fish equals low nutrition content. To read why farm raised salmon is a Toxic “Junk Food” click here.
Nutrition World has set the bar as high as possible on Omega 3 products. We require all lab tests to ensure our products are tested for every heavy metal and contaminate. Lastly, we recommend molecular distilled types of Omega 3 as opposed to Ethyl Ester forms. Ethyl Ester is the type most big box stores offer.
Eating fish is not a reliable source of Omega 3 because the vast majority of fish sold today are farm raised. Don’t let anyone tell you that farm raised fish is superior because in most cases it is simply not providing the nutrition it should. Secondly, toxins that the fish accumulate being fed commercial feed in the very crowded waters create unhealthy fish which equates to low nutrition content. To read why farm raised salmon is a Toxic “Junk Food” click here.
Nutrition World has set the bar as high as is possible on Omega 3 products. We demand all lab tests necessary to ensure the products we offer are tested for every heavy metal and contaminate to ensure safety. Lastly, we recommend molecular distilled types of Omega 3 opposed to Ethyl Ester forms which is the type most big box stores offer.
The third product of the Core 4 is a probiotic. Did you know your body has trillions of cells of bacteria living in us? We are an delicately balanced ecosystem that keeps us alive and healthy. These cells fall into three classifications: Health Giving, Neutral, and Damaging.
Some of us remember decades ago where kids that were born with zero immune systems were put into a completely sterile “bubble.” These kids had very few microbiome within them. They had to be in a sterile environment so germs and foreign cells could eliminated. This resulted in extreme poor health. Without our helping partners of probiotics we have very low immune systems. This can lead to potentially very unbalanced brain chemistries. We mistakenly believed that removing germs would improve health. This has proved incorrect.
The field of probiotics has become very complex due to the doubling of knowledge in this area every 2 years. We now know that specific microbiome organisms accomplish different tasks in our bodies. They help us lose weight, prevent sore throats, UTI, yeast issues, and more. Nutrition World offers all top of the line quality brands with a staff educated to explain them.
A new company that is offering a state of the art stool testing of gut flora, Viome, makes the following strong statement on their website:
“Imagine living in a world where illness is optional.”
This, in my mind, is not an unreasonable goal. We can balance the internal environment within us to near perfection. Our bodies are designed for health and self-healing. The closest component to the “fountain of youth” is quite possibly the microbiome.
The Green Drink
The fourth and last component necessary in the Core 4 is a green drink. Colored vegetables are the backbone of so many areas of maintaining health in the human body. I always recommend fresh foods first, however, we all realize this is not always practical so the second best choice is greens powder. Green drink powders accomplish the following:
lower acid conditions in the body by being alkaline,
- detoxifies the liver,
supply much needed antioxidants and phytochemicals for cellular protection,
and opening detox channels such as P-450 system.
Opening detox channels reduces dangerous toxins while protecting our body chemistry. We are constantly bombarded by damage from unhealthy foods.
The new fermented greens are my choice for a superior green powder. Fermented greens create a far more potent and digestible type of product. I caution everyone to do their homework on brands of green drinks that make claims of purity and potency. Nutrition World has had to refuse many brands of greens due to not meeting our stringent standards.
I mix my greens powder in my morning protein shake. It also contains organic coconut oil, organic blueberries, flax and chia fiber and whey protein. This is the perfect start for the day in regards to energy, weight control, nutrition, and it is so very quick.
I take far more nutrition supplements than probably necessary because this is my life and hobby, however, if I could only pick 4 supplements, these Core 4 would be it!
I strongly encourage everyone interested in maintaining superior health to consider these supplements. They will preserve your life, vitality, and longevity. Illness is now horribly expensive so this can actually be seen as a bargain in the long run.
May long life and health always be yours,