In the video above we introduce the concept of supplementing one’s diet with vitamins and minerals. The basic idea behind this is to fill in the nutrient gaps that each of us likely has based on our personal food intakes and other outside forces ( GMO foods, pesticides, etc). Lets be honest, no one’s diet is perfect all of the time; and, unfortunately, some of the foods that we consume and assume to be healthy simply don’t have the same nutritional contents that they did fifty years ago.
The Western diet is composed mostly of processed and refined foods. These foods are commonly eaten at the expense of nutrient-dense, whole foods. To complicate matters, we are regularly exposed to many environmental toxins, also having a negative impact on our health.
Therefore, it has become even more important for each of us to take personal responsibility for what we eat. And that, my friends, is the beauty of ‘whole food’ supplements. They are just like eating food because that is what they contain.
When you are out and about comparing multivitamins, examine the source of ingredients. You will soon be amazed that many of them are man-made compounds, found in typical retail multivitamins, which often provide mega-doses of single vitamins and minerals that can overload and overwhelm the system. This ultimately leads to you passing most of the nutrients through your system ( can you say yellow fluorescent pee anyone?).
However , there is an alternative. That is whole food supplements.
The company we use and recommend is Standard Process.
Their multivitamin, Catalyn contains 15 whole food ingredients, including carrot root which supplies over 200 known phytonutrients. It’s the combination of these foods, not just a single component, which provides the vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients you need to help maintain optimal health. Synthetic multivitamins comprised solely of single vitamins and minerals do not have the full spectrum of components that whole food multivitamins offer.
Catalyn is both a multiple vitamin and trace mineral product. It contains living enzymes to promote digestion as well as specific glandular tissues to stimulate cell and tissue repair. It is ‘cold processed’, without heat, to preserve the integrity of these nutrients. Therefore, Catalyn works in a number of ways to: maintain the health and growth of new cells in your body, to keep your skin healthy and nourish collagen production, to promote overall cardiac health, and to support energy metabolism and digestion throughout the body.
Catalyn® provides substantial levels of vitamin A‚ vitamin D‚ and vitamin B-6. Vitamin A is responsible for creating new cells‚ as well as keeping your skin healthy and shiny. It’s available in foods like fish‚ liver‚ and dairy products; as well as vegetables like carrots‚ sweet potatoes‚ and broccoli. People with asthma and cystic fibrosis are at risk of having a vitamin A deficiency. A lack of vitamin A may lead to cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However‚ too much vitamin A can also be bad for you. Catalyn® contains 1‚200 IU of that nutrient‚ making it compatible with any diet or supplement regimen.
Vitamin C is famously available in citrus fruits like oranges. It plays a role in the body’s production of collagen—especially important for maintaining strong nails and hair. It‚ combined with the glandular tissue included in Catalyn®‚ also helps repair the tissues and cells in your skin.
B-vitamins‚ such as vitamin B-6‚ are instrumental in supporting a healthy metabolism. You need sufficient quantities in order to convert carbohydrates‚ fats‚ and proteins into the energy your body needs for daily living.
Standard Process uses organic ingredients from varied animal and plant sources to create Catalyn® Chewable tablets without any synthetic pesticides. This maximizes the level of nutrients in every tablet. Get started with one month’s worth of this complete‚ easy-to-swallow nutritional supplement.
Catalyn contains everything the body needs to function, including vitamins, enzymes, minerals, trace minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.
Ingredients in Catalyn
In short, in this day and age, whole-food supplements have many benefits to offer each of us. So, the next time that you are at Pierce Chiropractic to receive your adjustment, pick up a bottle, and try it for yourself. Feed your body ‘real’ food and supply it with ‘whole’ food vitamins. You won’t be disappointed with the tangible and long lasting results.