Without optimum nutrition, you cannot achieve optimum health. And without supplements, you cannot achieve optimum nutrition. It's as simple as that.
It would be wonderful if the human body came equipped with a device that could monitor levels of all of the important nutrients and sound an alarm when any ran dangerously low. Then you could just replenish those that had fallen to suboptimum levels. Unfortunately, even scientists armed with computers have found this task impossible. As yet, you have no way of anticipating what your body's demand for each nutrient might be on any given day.
Because of the daily changes in nutrient supply and demand, your best bet is to provide your body with nutritional insurance through daily supplementation.
Supplementation at Optimum Daily Allowance levels can protect you against deficiencies, even on those days when your body's nutrient demands are high or your nutrient intake is iffy. This way, you can be certain that your body always has enough of the nutritional raw materials it needs to administer the Renewal process.
Nutrients are specialists. Each performs a specific set of tasks within your body, sustaining life by supporting cellular protection, repair, and replacement. For Renewal to function efficiently, your body requires a continuous supply of about 50 nutrients--none of which it can make for itself. These nutrients support the synthesis of chemicals that your cells need to survive.
A chronic nutrient deficiency undermines health and promotes degenerative disease, although the symptoms may not appear for many years. Running low on beta-carotene, for instance, opens the door to most types of cancer. A shortage of calcium depletes bone mass, which eventually leads to osteoporosis. Too little folic acid precipitates heart attacks and, in women, cervical dysplasia (the development of precancerous cervical cells). A depleted supply of selenium weakens the immune system.
Getting Started: The Basic Components to Your Supplement Strategy
Choosing a broad-spectrum collection of nutritional supplementation helps protect against disease and the effects of aging as well as maintain optimum health. The seven general categories are:
Daily supplementation provides powerful protection against age-accelerating deficiencies by supplying all of the nutritional building blocks that your body requires. When you sustain this nurturing environment for a long period of time--months, years, even decades--each and every cell in your body becomes healthier.
These new, supercharged cells are eager to work, and they can perform their specialized functions at peak efficiency. Nerve cells transmit messages better, intestinal cells digest and transport nutrients better, immune cells protect against cancer, allergies, and infections better. Each of the 100 trillion cells in your body does its job with greater ease and effectiveness. Together, they translate to a healthier you.
For more information, select from our supplement list for detailed summaries on each supplement.