Every year people in the US spend $4 billion on vitamins and supplements question is WHY? Very simple, everyone is looking for a healthy and longer life. If you understand how important vitamins and minerals are and what it can and can’t do, you too can achieve optimal health.

Why are they so important?

You need 13 different vitamins and 10 different minerals to stay alive. They are important for your body functions, enzymes, and other chemicals by vitamins and minerals help us to repair our body, defend us against free radicals and infections, keep our bones strong, and eye sharp.

The food that we eat is the best source of nutrients our body needs, however even if you could eat right all the time you can still get benefit from vitamins and minerals.

Do you really need Vitamins and minerals?

The short answer is YES, the world health organization recommends 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day unfortunately 90% population in the US doesn’t get the right amount of nutrients in their daily meal, that’s where vitamins and minerals come into the picture to fill the nutrients gap. Some vitamins for example vitamin E is one of the essential vitamins required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant. This means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells and we do not get enough doses of vitamin E from the food alone. Taking supplements can improve your health now and ensure it for the future.

Ask this question do I have vitamin and mineral deficiency?

Answer is YES if 

  • You barely eat fruits and vegetable
  • You’re overworked and stressed out
  • You’re pregnant and nursing a newborn
  • You’re depressed, the common tendency during depression is people east less
  • You’re a smoker you MUST take vitamin C
  • You’re alcoholic, most of the alcoholic has vitamin B deficiency
  • You’re getting frequently sick

Some people will argue that they don’t fall under any of these categories, let me ask you this if you’re going to a doctor for anxiety, insomnia or irritability you’re more likely come back home with a prescription of Vitamin, isn’t it?