According to WebMD, dietary supplements are defined thus:
“…substances you eat or drink. They can be vitamins, minerals, herbs or other plants, amino acids, or parts of these substances. They can be in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form. They supplement (add to) the diet…”
While dietary supplements are not designed to cure disease or reverse the aging process, supplements are a powerful addition to your diet to help prevent the development of preventable diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and also to manage the process of aging.
According to a study done by the CDC, the majority of American’s do not get even the lowest recommended amount of fruits and vegetables (about 2 cups of each per day), and therefore are not receiving nearly enough vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other critical components of nutrition that are paramount for health and wellness. As a result, many are turning to supplementation for themselves and their family.
Supplements are widely available at any health food store, pharmacy, or discount grocery store – the market is saturated with supplements! So how do you choose? Are all supplements created the same? The short answer is “no”.
Many people will first ask their doctor for a recommendation, but rarely will your primary care provider give you an answer other than “it doesn’t matter, all supplements are the same.”
The truth is, there is a major problem with most supplements, and that is absorption. Any fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A,D,E and K as well as carotenoids and coenzyme Q10 tend to cling together in the digestive tract, making them difficult to absorb. The result is you flush out most of the nutrients and receive very little benefit for the money you spend.
You are also contending with low quality control from too many supplement manufacturers. The brouhaha in New York where many herbal supplements were found to be filled with fake ingredients couldn’t be missed, and did a lot of damage to reputable supplement manufacturers.
So how do you find a legitimate dietary supplement with all the right nutrients, and is absorbable?
After years of research, we at the Hikari Ryuza Center finally found a supplement we feel great whole-heartedly recommending to our families, friends and clients. These supplements are backed by stringent clinical trials, double-blind studies, incorporate the entire nutrient spectrum we need to thrive, and integrate nano-technology, so that they are up to 95% more absorbable than anything you find at the supermarket.
Why Nano technology? Nano-encapsulated nutrients do not cling together, thus increasing their contact with the absorptive-cells of the digestive lining, hence increasing absorption.
Unlike traditional fat-soluble nutrients, nano-encapsulation allows complete dispersion of nanoized nutrients. The nano-capsule delivers and releases the nanoized nutrient to the site of absorption, so that the nutrient is absorbed into the intestinal wall where it enters the blood stream for delivery to body tissues.
The nano-capsule is then digested by intestinal microflora.
Most of us benefit from supplementation, even as we eat right a majority of the time and exercise. Other factors, like genetics and environmental pollutants and toxins, contribute to the development of disease and acceleration of aging. The best way to determine if you need supplements is to test your antioxidant levels. We can do that for you at the Hikari Ryuza Center using a non-invasive light procedure, which takes about 30 seconds and costs only $20.00.
If you schedule a free consultation with us, we can do a health history, test your antioxidant levels, and tell you more about our recommended dietary supplements, if those are right for you.