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Supplements: to take or not to take?
Take. But use metabolic test data, not self selection when making decisions.
Doctors used to tell you that you could get all the vitamins and minerals you need from the foods you eat. They said that if you took supplements, the extra nutrients would be excreted or worse, would become toxic in the body.
This is changing, fast.
There is an emerging body of scientific evidence which shows the importance of nutrients as essential parts of our biochemistry and metabolism, enabling the activation of metabolic processes in the body, and that we are not putting them all back as fast as they are being used.
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Vitamins power your cells, but only when activated by combining them with other nutrients. The more energy you use, the more vitamin and mineral you need. They also activate the most critical enzyme reactions in the body. Without this activity, life would cease to exist. They ensure the proper functioning of digestion, hormones, acid/alkaline balance, nerve conduction, muscle activity, detoxification, and cell synthesis & repair.
Even with "no" stress & a "perfect" diet, many things make it impossible for us to get the vitamins and minerals we need solely from the foods we eat. The fact is, if you aren't getting them from your food, or if there are too many factors vying for their use, you're going to run short.
What Creates Nutritional Gaps?
Holes in our nutritional make-up appear when there are nutritional deficiencies or imbalances. This happens when we are not consuming enough nutrients or when external factors are using it up at a rate that exceeds intake. Both scenarios result in depletion.
There are many factors in today's world that strain our nutrient reserves:
Synthetic fertilizers deplete soils of minerals, so any plants raised in those soils (or animals raised on those plants) are diminished in most vitamins and minerals. This can make the foods you eat incomplete, robbing you of energy and health.
Toxins deplete your body of vital vitamins and minerals required for detoxification and tissue repair. Toxic metals and chemicals are found in food, water, air and in everyday products like cosmetics and household cleaners.
Stress, even good stress, like exercise, puts strains on our mineral and nutrient reserves.
Dietary choices, improper supplementation & other substances like alcohol, pharmaceuticals & other drugs strain & disrupt nutrient balance. Processed foods require a lot of nutrients to process in the body.
What happens when you restore nutrient balance?
Restore balance and restore health. The "perfect" diet varies from person to person. Because each person's biochemistry is different, driven by a unique combination of the factors described above, each person requires a different combination of nutrients to bring their body back into optimum balance.
At Paragon we use testing and analysis to determine what works for each person. First developed for doctors, patients and pro athletes, our comprehensive online analysis is combined with gold standard in Hair Tissue Metabolic Testing (hair analysis) to cross-reference 350+ biomarkers. It has been proven in use for over 15 years and generates highly-effective targeted vitamin, mineral, nutrient and lifestyle programs.
By getting the nutrients you need, you create the proper conditions for your cells to get exactly what they need to create energy in your body. If your system is balanced & fuelled with the right nutrients, it will fuel, detoxify and repair itself the way nature intended it to.