Friday, June 22, 2007

Important Vitamin and Nutrition Facts

Nutritional supplements have their greatest benefit by preserving health and preventing future illness. Vitamins are not replacements for eating healthy they are supplements to give you what your food or intake is lacking. Most foods we eat today have been processed and depleted in nutrients. To compound the problem of the lack of vitamin benefits in food due to modern-day farming techniques, is the fact that vitamins and other nutrients are lost when storing, drying, freezing, and processing your food. You will not get the true vitamin benefits if you just take single vitamins. This is due to the fact that most vitamins and minerals do not work in isolation, and their function is interdependent. Complete vitamin mineral supplementation is the only effective way to get the full vitamin benefits and ensure that all the essential interactions take place, and this is why a high-quality multi vitamin / mineral supplement is necessary.

· Just one cigarette destroys 25-100mg. of vitamin C in your body
· If you are on a high protein diet your body needs more vitamin B-6
· If you live in a city that has smog you are lacking vitamin D because the smog soaks up the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
· Give your heart an energizing boost with CoEnzyme Q-10. An essential factor for cellular energy production, coenzyme Q-10 plays a key role in promoting cardiovascular health.
· If the pasta you buy is packaged in clear cellophane or has a cellophane window it is subject to nutrient vitamin B loss.
· Quercetin is newly discovered anti-cancer agents that can suppress tumors. It is found in yellow red onions, red grapes and broccoli.
· The mineral boron (found in apples, grapes, grape juice and raisins might retard bone loss in menopausal women.
· Vitamin and mineral supplements should be stored in cool dark place away from sunlight, in order to save the potency. Take them off your windowsill.
· Folic acid delays gray hair, promotes healthier skin, prevents some birth defects, and can act as a preventative for canker sores.
· Acidophilus keeps the intestines clean.
· Vitamin E has many great benefits; one being it keeps you looking younger by retarding cellular aging due to oxidation.

Swanson Health Products have most, if not all, of the supplements recommended by today’s leading health experts like Dr. Perricone, Dr. Mercola and Dr. Weil.
Swanson Health Products also has been awarded an "A" rating from the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification program, a designation achieved by fewer than 10% of the nation's nutrition companies.

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