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How nutritional supplements help you slow aging, feel better and be healthier

You’ve probably heard this: If you eat a good diet, you don’t need nutritional supplements. But there are two good reasons that statement doesn’t hold up.

First, the richest sources of nutrition in our diets are fresh vegetables and fruits. The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends eating five or more servings of fresh fruits and vegetables per day. Do you eat that many fruits and vegetables? Most people don’t. As a result, most of us are nutritionally deficient.

Second, our lives are stressful. Chronic stress, coupled with a poor diet, puts tremendous strain on everything from our immune systems to our hearts, increasing our need for nutrition. If we aren’t getting enough nutrients from our diets, were more likely to suffer health problems as a result.

Nutritional supplements are preventive maintenance for your body. Here are some reasons you should take them:

1. Supplements help you age better. As we age, we often become deficient in key nutrients that our bodies need to function optimally. Some people come up short on Glucosamine.

Wisdom Valley’s Glucosamine+ prompts the body to produce glycosaminoglycan, key components of cartilage, and aids in incorporating sulphur into cartilage.

Most foods contain little glucosamine so it is vital to top up your levels to protect against joint damage and pain. Others don’t get enough antioxidants, leading to cellular damage and premature aging.

Supplementation replenishes nutrients that we may miss. Research shows that a properly designed supplement regimen can delay or even prevent many of the health conditions that come with aging, like heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis, helping you live longer and with more vitality.

2. Supplements give you more energy. Are you constantly tired from long work hours, lack of sleep and a so-so diet? When the body doesn’t get the right balance of nutrients, it doesn’t produce energy as efficiently. Blood sugar levels spike and then dive throughout the day. The result is that we end up feeling tired all day.

Wisdom Valley’s Multivitamin gives your cells what they need to extract more energy from food and use that energy better, keeping you vibrant and alert.

3. Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood.

As we age, we lose lean muscle mass. Maintaining that muscle mass is one way to stay strong and active.
Wisdom Valley’s Natural Whey promotes muscle growth and retention as we age, supports metabolic function and improves heart health.

Giving your body the full range of nutrients it needs, can help you live well and reach an aesthetic way of life.