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My Conclusions on Supplements and Nutrilite

July 23rd, 2009 No Comments

My Conclusions on Supplements and Nutrilite

Bottom Line

You can eat consciously healthy every day, but you still are probably missing out on some important nutrients in your diet.

As I expected, the experts say the best way to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs is through fruits and vegetables.

Reasons To Take Supplements

  1. The most complete diets can still be lacking in important nutrients, such as calcium, and iron.  You can ensure you supply everything your body needs by taking a multivitamin daily.
  2. Individually we face issues with our bodies that require more of a certain vitamin or mineral.  (Example: my joint pain might be alleviated with glucosamine or fish oil)

Nutrilife’s Mission

Their philosophy and mission is to help people achieve a lifestyle of  “optimal health” – “having the best health that you individually are capable of having.”  They approach health as a balanced lifestyle including fitness and diet, not just selling supplements, in an effort to PREVENT disease and elongating life.

In their Optimal Health Facility, they assess people from all over the world so they truly have a unique perspective.  Consider this:  doctors and researchers usually only have access to a limited group of people from specific cultures.  Nutrilite has access to people from every walk of life so they can look at diseases (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity) as worldwide epidemics.

Why Nutritlite Supplements

Nutritlie “controls quality from the seed to the finished product to make the finest products in the world.”

  • Farms are sustainable and certified organic
  • Extraction process captures all possible vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients
  • Plant concentrates are used to make supplements.

My Takeaway

Although they recommend their flagship Double X product as a daily multi-vitamin, it’s a little pricey for people who spend the extra cash on buying organic.  So I will be incorporating their Daily Multivitamin ($11.30 for 90 = 12cents a day) to satisfy my body’s nutritional requirements.  For my joints, I have already started taking Glucosamine which is known to help maintain the collagen in joints and support connective tissue.

For those of you who don’t eat enough fruits and veggies, I think the Concentrated Fruits and Vegetable tablets ($40 for 60) might be a good supplement to have around.  Definitely cheaper than a salad.

Nutritlife Sports Nutrition

As for their Sports products, I was shocked to see corn syrup in the ingredients.  With their focus on nature and nutrition, I still don’t understand why they felt the need to use it in the products they recommend for athletes who seek to make their bodies run efficiently as possible.

If you’re into bars and protein shakes, their products do taste good, but I will always assert that processed foods are never the answer when creating a healthy lifestyle.

More on fitness nutrition on Monday.

Many Thanks

I would like to thank Nutrilite and Amway for inviting me to such an informative day!  It was a pleasure to experience your facilities and meet your very talented team.