Supplements Vs Raw Organic Superfood
In today’s society our culture has completely embraced the idea of supplements. The term multivitamin is a common little pill that many people start off their day popping into their mouthes.
There are so many questions that I have about these little pills in plastic bottles. First of all, where are these vitamins coming from? Secondly do I really need them? If I take vitamins that I don’t need will this have a harmful effect on my body? I guess most people’s mentality (including mine) is that you can’t really go wrong if you add them in. Who was it that came up with the “you will just pee the ones you don’t need out” idea? Is this really true? If we take too much calcium for example, will our bodies pee it out or will it start to deposit on our bones as bone spurs, or osteoarthritis? I am not a dr. or a scientist, so I have no idea what the answers are to these questions, but I do find myself wondering all the time.
It’s common known fact now a days that most of our soil is depleted and the vegetables that we are eating don’t have as many vitamins and minerals as they used to. If this is indeed the case, then it does make sense to me that the average person is probably depleted in at least a few core vitamins or minerals. If this is the case, what do we do? Should we start taking a cocktail of supplements just to be sure or should we investigate further and pick and choose our supplementation.
I think for starters, what we can all start doing is spending a little bit more money and buy organic superfood. It would also be a good idea to start incorporating vegan raw foods into your daily routine. If you purchase organic food you will be eating food that comes from sustainable farming, which means there isn’t all kinds of pesticides, fungicides and insecticides in your food. This also means that the soil has been naturally fertilized and will contain a much higher density of nutrients.
For those of you who have access to a good dr. and healthcare, or the funds to pay for a blood test, I would highly recommend that you go out and have your blood tested. A few months back I asked my dr. and he was happy to test my blood for any core vitamin and mineral deficiencies. I was concerned about my Vitamin B levels due to the fact that I no longer eat meat. My tests came back great, I had no deficiencies which was a good thing!
I also think you can’t go wrong with the intent to get your nutrients from food. When you think of a vitamin or a mineral you think of one molecule only. The biochemistry industry would say that in it’s molecular form this vitamin is just as beneficial as eating it in food. There is just something kind of wrong about that. If you take a substance and break it down and then eat the parts separately then it has a different effect on your body. For example, lets take Salt. As a whole salt is fine but if you were to break it down into it’s two molecules, Sodium and Chloride and take them on their own, it would be very toxic. Vitamin C in a pill is very different than the Vitamin C you get from a hand-full of Goji Berries or Mulberries for example.