Supplements have been around for a long time – for good reason! Though we can get a majority of the nutrients we need from the food we eat, there are always deficiencies. A small deficiency can deliver harmful results given enough time, and that is why it’s crucial to fill in the nutrient holes with supplements.
In our last blog, we discussed why food can’t supply all the nutrients we need. Not only is it grown in tired soil, it loses nutrients during shipping and preparation. Today, we are touching on a very important reason to invest in nutrients – aging.
Increasing Nutritional Needs
You need more and more nutrients as you get older, but your body loses its ability to absorb them. It is ironic that your body begins to lose its ability to absorb nutrients when it needs them most. As a result, even well-nourished elderly people have significant vitamin deficiencies. That is why taking a high-quality multivitamin is absolutely crucial as you get older.
You will likely end up taking more and more medications as you age. Unfortunately, many prescription drugs deplete your body of nutrients. For instance, if you have cardiovascular disease, you will have to take ACE inhibitors. The ACE inhibitors will deplete your body of its sodium and zinc. Diabetes medications will reduce your B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and more. You cannot afford to go without supplements!
Make sure your body has what it needs by giving it high-quality supplements from the Harmony Company!