Necessary Supplements

Top 10 Supplements You Should Take Every Day

We created this list of the top supplements you should take every day in order to maximize your overall health.

Multivitamin The first place you should start is with a multivitamin. This lays the foundation and gives your body the basic nutrition it needs. But you don’t want to stop at only a multivitamin because your body could use so much more.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids (such as EPA and DHA) have been shown to help lower triglycerides, stroke and heart disease risk, help with blood pressure, and have also been shown to be helpful in dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, depression, asthma, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.i

Vitamin C Most of us don’t get nearly enough vitamin C in our diet. Vitamin C is essential for collagen production, wound healing, the absorption of iron, and our immune system. Since vitamin C is rapidly used in the body, look for a sustained-release form.ii

Vitamin D Vitamin D is essential for calcium metabolism; if you want healthy bones you need vitamin D. Vitamin D also supports our immune system and having optimum blood levels of Vitamin D may be helpful in cardiovascular health and may reduce your risk of certain cancers, and even depression.iii

B-Vitamins The B vitamins help regulate carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. They help with DNA synthesis and repair, help to lower homocysteine, and are helpful for functions from stress management to energy metabolism.iv

Vitamin K Vitamin K is not as well known as other nutrients, but it is essential to our health and generally lacking in our diet because we don’t eat enough green leafy vegetables. Vitamin K is essential for bone mineralization, normal blood clotting, and wound healing.v

Calcium Most people know that calcium is important for bones and osteoporosis is a major concern with our aging society, but calcium is also helpful for maintaining normal blood pressure, and may play a role in weight loss.vi

Antioxidant Antioxidants are essential for protecting our bodies against free-radical damage–which may be one of the reasons why we age. The best sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables; look for supplements containing vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zinc, and selenium.vii

Probiotics While not a nutrient, probiotics make our list because they are essential for proper digestive functioning. Probiotics are microorganisms that support the normal functioning of the whole digestive tract and may reduce the tendencies many have for constipation and diarrhea. They also help with excessive gas and even conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.viii

Lutein and Lycopene These vitamin-like compounds found in food are great antioxidants.ix They also support a strong immune system and help maintain overall wellness and long-term health of the eyes, heart, skin and lungs.

 

i. Fetterman JW Jr, Zdanowicz MM. Therapeutic potential of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in disease. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009 Jul 1;66(13):1169-79. PMID: 19535655.
ii. Deruelle F, Baron B. Vitamin C: is supplementation necessary for optimal health? J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Dec;14(10):1291-8. PMID: 19032072.
iii Marcinowska-Suchowierska E, Walicka M, Taaaj M, Horst-Sikorska W,et al. Vitamin D supplementation in adults-guidelines. Endokrynol Pol. 2010 Nov-Dec;61(6):723-9. PMID:21104649.
iv Thompson J. Vitamins and minerals 4: overview of folate and the B vitamins. Community Pract. 2006 Jun;79(6):197-8. PMID: 16780289.
v Iwamoto J, Sato Y, Takeda T, Matsumoto H. High-dose vitamin K supplementation reduces fracture incidence in postmenopausal women: a review of the literature. Nutr Res. 2009 Apr;29(4):221-8. PMID: 19410972.
vi Shahar DR, Schwarzfuchs D, Fraser D, et al. Dairy calcium intake, serum vitamin D, and successful weight loss. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Nov;92(5):1017-22. PMID: 20810979.
vii Fusco D, Colloca G, Lo Monaco MR, Cesari M. Effects of antioxidant supplementation on the aging process. Clin Interv Aging. 2007;2(3):377-87. PMID: 18044188.
viii Veerappan GR, Betteridge J, Young PE. Probiotics for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2012 Aug;14(4):324-33. PubMed PMID: 22581276.
ix Khachik F, Beecher GR, Smith JC Jr. Lutein, lycopene, and their oxidative metabolites in chemoprevention of cancer. J Cell Biochem Suppl. 1995;22:236-46.PMID: 8538204.
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Alfalfa: Deeply Rooted Nutrition

Alfalfa garners a storehouse of nutrients. Its tap root reaches down as deep as 20 feet, searching out nutrients and minerals from deposits in the soil, while its leaves gather large amounts of chlorophyll through the natural process of photosynthesis.Alfalfa Complex is a Shaklee Signature Formula originally developed by Dr. Shaklee.

We use only the finest alfalfa grown in California, ensuring a wide range of nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, as well as chlorophyll, bioflavonoids, trace minerals, and vitamins.

  • Natural source of alfalfa
  • Contains no fungicides, bacteriocides, synthetic hormones, growth regulators, or chemicals
  • Each serving provides 300 mg of calcium, about as much as in a glass of milk.

Great List of Alfalfa Benefits- Top Ten Benefits of Alfalfa

Here are the top ten benefits of taking supplemental alfalfa . . .
aids in digestion (contains 8 digestive enzymes)
is a natural diuretic
anti-inflammatory
anti-arthritic
antihistamine (contains 3 known antihistamines)
heals ulcers
used for allergies
relieves stomach upset
stimulates bile flow
anti-cancer
detoxifier
nutritive
lowers cholesterol (binds to bile acids to lower cholesterol)
anti – bacterial
improves glucose tolerance
binds with heavy metals and removes them from your system
protects from radiation
shrinks plaque in arteries
helps gout
regulates blood sugar level
helps control body odor – smelly feet and bad breath
aids back disc repair
aids healing of heel spurs
kills some bacteria and viruses
improves health and vigor
high in protein, fiber, vitamins & minerals
has no known toxicity
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Deeply Rooted Nutrition
Alfalfa is a storehouse of nutrients. Its tap root reaches down as deep as 20 feet, searching out nutrients and minerals from deposits in the soil, while its leaves gather large amounts of chlorophyll through the natural process of photosynthesis.
Alfalfa Complex is a Shaklee Signature Formula originally developed by Dr. Shaklee.

The Minerals in Alfalfa

CALCIUM – builds and maintains bones and teeth; helps clot blood, aids in vitality and endurance; regulates heart rhythm, soothes nerves.
IRON – required in manufacture of hemoglobin; helps carry oxygen in the blood.
POTASSIUM – necessary for normal muscle tone, nerves, heart action and enzyme reactions; digests fats.
PHOSPHORUS – needed for normal bone and tooth structure. Interrelated with action of calcium and Vitamin D. Improves nutrition of nerve tissue.
CHLORIN – cleans and purifies the body, lowers fat sugar and starch metabolism.
SODIUM – regulates heat in the body fluids; neutralizes acids, prevents clotting of
blood; stimulates the spleen, excites bowels and stomach to greater action.
SILICON MAGNESIUM – aids in constipation, steadies the nerves, protective to skin and body, stimulates brain.
PROTEIN – Alfalfa is high in protein – Alfalfa has 18.9% as compared to beef 16.5% – milk 3,3% and eggs 13.1%.  Muscles are composed of protein and the lack of it results in fatigue & weakness.
 Alfalfa – The Amazing Legume
Alfalfa contains 8 essential enzymes.  An enzyme is a promoter of chemical reactions necessary to enable foods to be assimilated in the body.
Lipase – fat splitting
Amylase – acts on starches
Coagulase – coagulates or clots blood
Emulsin – acts upon sugars
Invertase – converts cane sugar to dextrose
peroxidate – oxidizing effect of the blood
Pectinase – forms vegetable jelly
Protase – digests proteins
Aids in digestion.
The chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals, vitamins – all aid digestion and help stimulate lagging appetites.
It’s eight essential enzymes assist in digesting all 4 classes of food (proteins, fats, starches and sugars).
Aids in peptic ulcers.
Contains Vitamin U –  VitaminU effectively cured 80% of those tested at Stanford University (as stated in NATURE’S HEALING GRASSES by H. E. Kirschner M.D.)
 Great diuretic and bowel regulator
An effective barrier against bacterial invasion
The chlorophyll in alfalfa develops an effective barrier against bacterial invasion by its stimulation effect on the growth of connective tissue and granulation tissue.
AL-FAL-FA meaning Father of all foods. They were so convinced that it was beneficial to the health and strength of the body.  It is one of nature’s oldest legumes – first cultivated 2,000 years ago.
We hope you find this information helpful.
Bob Audette
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