A common question we get every day is what supplements should I take? Well, everybody is different and everybody is unique, but we have what we call, the core four. What’s in the core four?
- Number one is magnesium. Magnesium is required for over 350 metabolic reactions in your body, including making energy.
- Number two, B vitamins. B vitamins are also very expensive nutrients required for a lot of internal cellular processes.
- Number three, omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are part of every cell membrane that you have in your body. Eye cells, hair cells, liver cells, kidney cells. Cells, cells, cells…. They’re everywhere and they are dependent upon omega-3 fatty acids, even your brain. Your brain is 60% fatty acid material, so if you’re short on your vitamin D (or your omega-3s) guess what’s lacking? Brain power.
- Last but not least is that vitamin D. Vitamin D is an anti-depressant. Vitamin D aids the immune system. Vitamin D helps tell calcium where to go. It aids the absorption of calcium.
The core four is just the beginning. Supplementation is unique. It’s unique to you, and we use other specialty tests to find out exactly what it is that you need.
It’s important to understand that supplements are important, but they can’t be the lead. In other words, they have to supplement the diet, so everything that we do is about nutrition first and then supplementing what we may need a little more of.
There’s a reason we selected those core fours because we see deficiency in nearly every single person in those four areas, so we know we need to replace or supplement the diet in those areas. But as we said, we’re all unique, and it’s really important to understand you may need more stuff.
There’s a person I saw recently that we had to back off of his B vitamins just a little bit ’cause they were too stimulatory. But nonetheless, it’s not a case of taking more better ’cause if you take too many supplements, the body can’t digest them properly and you probably have expensive urine.
In other words, you’re not getting the benefit out of those expensive supplements and you’ll be disappointed. Supplements can’t take the place of food. They have to assist it. So again, if you don’t yet know specifically what you need, start out with the core four. But eventually we need to fine tune that just a little bit.
The most important supplement is nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. You can’t out-supplement a bad diet, so what’s at the end of your fork is what’s gonna help you be foundationally well. Then we add the core four over the top of that to top it off.
Oh, and just one more thing about supplements. This is a big deal…
If you get a quality supplement, it’s gotta have certain standards. We’re not gonna recommend something to you that doesn’t meet those standards. The typical supplements that are available to the public, direct to consumer don’t meet those standards.
You may get those low standard supplements and they not have anything in them that the label says they do. We’re confident that everything we recommend is gonna have a high standard. It’s gonna have what is says on the label or more.
We’re not gonna sell something to you without first researching it and testing it ourselves. We’re not gonna advise you to go to the store and buy whatever, because it may not work and it could hurt you. That would not be responsible on our part.