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Throwing Money Away on Vitamin Pills



So I thought it would be a good idea to share some information. For the most part I have been using Reliv’s Healthy Living articles and posting them. There is some amazing information in there. But I keep hearing from Reliv distributors how the human body only absorbs a very small percent on nutrients from a pill. So I did some online searching. And here is what I found.

Question: I take a multivitamin every day. I figure it balances out what I don’t eat right in my diet. What ingredients should I look for in a multivitamin?

Answer: If the multivitamin has only 100% of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for each nutrient in the supplement, it probably won’t hurt you. There are RDA’s for protein, vitamin A, D, E, K, C, B6 and B12, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folacin (folic acid), calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine and selenium. The bottle label should give you the measured amount of each nutrient in each pill and what percent each pill contributes to your RDA. (RDA – Recommended Daily Allowance)

Your body can absorb around 10 to 15% of the nutrients in a vitamin pill. The rest goes down the toilet as urine. So for every $10.00 you spend on supplements, you could be flushing $8.50 down the toilet. Your money would be better spent on food. The human body prefers to take a food, break it down and take the nutrients it needs. Remember that you are dealing with a cave person’s body. With our soils being depleted of nutrients we are not always going the nutrients that we need from our food. The Reliv difference is that your body does recognize Reliv nutrition as a food. Reliv is not a pill but a powder formula that you add to a liquid of your choice. Your body absorbs the nutrients when it is received in a bio-available manner.

A vitamin is like an enzyme or catalyst. It assists in a chemical reaction. By themselves, they will help prevent a nutritional deficiency and in persons on very low calorie diets (less than 1200 calories per day), vitamin supplements provide missing nutrients. Vitamins though are not enough. You need protein, fat and carbohydrate to build and maintain the human body. If you focus on eating a variety of foods, your requirements of vitamins and minerals will probably be met. But if you know there is a gap in your diet then you need to supplement.

*** I really found this to be interesting. You can read this Q & A session at this web site. She does have some good feedback.

Cheers to your health!
Katrina van Oudheusden
Social Media Student of Reliv International
http://katrina.reliv.com

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our products are designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs.

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November 23, 2009 - Posted by | kids vitamins, Nutrition, Reliv, Wellness | , , , , , , , , ,

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