If you think living a healthy lifestyle and eating a clean diet means you don’t need supplements – guess again!
The surprising truth is that 90% of us have some form of nutrient deficiency, even if you do everything possible to stay healthy.
To prove this point, I ran a micronutrient test on a group of my health guru buddies. All of them are known to have their nutrition and lifestyle habits dialed in – in fact, they’ve built their livelihoods on it!
When the tests came back, everyone had some gaps in their nutrient levels. It was clear that we can ALL benefit from some smart supplementation.
The great news is that adding Supplements to your daily routine is one of the easiest ways to give your body everything it needs to help you look and feel your best!
When you understand all of the reasons why you can no longer get all of the nutrients you need from your diet, I think you’ll be as motivated as I am to be consistent with this simple health habit.
One important note: You might think I’m writing a pro-supplement blog because I sell multiple supplements in my store. In fact, the reverse is true! I offer high-quality supplements to my community because years of research and client the experience proved to me that you can’t be your healthiest without them.
Adding supplements to your daily routine can reap huge benefits for your health and add years to your life! Here are the top 5 reasons why supplements are so essential:
1) The Low-Nutrient Standard American Diet
If you walk through your local grocery store, most of the foods you’ll find are in boxes, plastic wrap, or cans. Fast food restaurants are doing brisk business, and vending machines make soda and blue sports drinks easily accessible to busy people.
It’s no wonder we have an epidemic of chronic illness and obesity with the Standard American Diet! (That’s “SAD,” for short…)
Most processed foods are stripped of nutrients, so you’re not able to get the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you need to thrive. In my first New York Times bestseller, The Virgin Diet, I explained how the most common foods in our diet are also highly inflammatory – a surefire way to decrease your ability to absorb nutrients!
2) Nutrient Depletion of Soil & Crops
The soil used to grow our crops has been over-farmed and saturated with pesticides, so our fruits and vegetables lose more nutrition content with every harvest.
Thanks to modern farming techniques, studies show the nutrient density of our fruits and vegetables has decreased significantly from half a century ago.
We’ve traded high-volume production for our health.
To put this into perspective, you need to eat eight oranges to get the same amount of vitamins that used to be in one orange from your grandparents’ generation!
3) Toxins in Your Food & Environment
We live in the most toxic environment the modern world has ever seen!
The average person is exposed to 84,000 different chemicals each day.3 You need an additional boost of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants just to help your body get rid of those chemicals and maintain your health.
4) Decreased Ability to Absorb Nutrients
Even the healthiest, most nutrient-rich diet can’t help you if you’re unable to break down and absorb the foods you eat.
Unfortunately, after the age of 35, you tend to produce fewer digestive enzymes, the compounds responsible for preparing your food to be digested and used for nourishment.
5) To Support Your Gut Microbiome
Your gut microbiome houses about 70% of your immune system, so you really want to keep it healthy!
The healthy flora in your digestive tract affects every aspect of your wellbeing, from your mood to sleep patterns – even your sex drive! And because of the modern diet, medication use, stress, and age can all deplete the healthy bacteria in your gut, it’s vital that you replenish them.