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Although diet is the most effective way to fuel your health journey, it is difficult to get all the body-boosting nutrients we need from diet alone. This is due to a variety of factors including increasingly less nutrient-dense food and the gastrointestinal tract destroying vitamins and minerals during the digestive process.
Thus, supplementation is a great addition to your daily routine to improve your overall quality of life.
Below are our supplement picks:
50% of deaths globally are due to chronic inflammatory diseases like stroke, heart conditions, and diabetes. CoQ10 is a naturally occurring substance in the body that acts as an antioxidant as it protects the health of cells. It is also critical in metabolic function as it is essential in energy production.
With age, the body’s levels of CoQ10 decline, increasing the risk of widespread dysfunction. Supplementing with CoQ10 can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease as well as diabetes, muscle conditions, cancer, neurological and neurodegenerative disorders, and more.
A multivitamin is an effective way to support a balanced diet and deliver any nutrients to your body that you do not eat regularly. A multivitamin cannot make up for unhealthy eating habits but it can help fill in the gaps. With approximately 10% of Americans suffering from a vitamin deficiency](https://holtorfmed.com/articles/mens-health/signs-of-vitamin-deficiencies-how-to-combat-them) a lack of proper cellular fuel can compromise the health of all bodily systems including the heart.
Multiplex is a high-quality daily multivitamin produced by HoltraCeuticals that is formulated specifically to help the body get optimal nutrition and assist in the absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. Multiplex contains beneficial vitamins such as K, C, E, B12, B6, and A, all of which combat age-related disease and support healthy living. The supplement includes several chelated substances, which have been shown to further support absorption, speeding up nutrient utilization.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for optimal health. A long-term diet of omega-3s (obtained through food or supplement form) has been linked to lower cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, blood sugar levels, which decreases your risk for numerous chronic conditions.
Additionally, omega-3 fatty acids are critical for brain function as they are involved in the production of neurotransmitters and maintaining overall cognitive function. This is because omega-3s are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body and affect the function of the cell receptors in these membranes.
Omega-3s are considered the starting point for the production of hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of artery walls, and inflammation.
Approximately 80% of the population suffers from some form of adrenal dysfunction. The adrenals are two glands that sit on top on the kidneys and monitor the body’s stress response. When adrenal function is impaired, symptoms such as feeling wired but tired, anxiety, salt cravings, difficulty sleeping, and more can occur. Learn more here
In today’s society, we often think these are just signs of a “normal,” stressful, and busy life. However, this is our body’s way of telling us something is wrong.
Adrenal Repair is formulated with a special blend of vitamins, adaptogenic herbs and adrenal concentrate to strengthen the body’s stress response and support healthy energy levels. Among the ingredients are vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant that plays a role in immune support and glycemic control. Additionally, Adrenal Repair utilizes Ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb shown to decrease stress and fatigue.
Last but not least a probiotic is one of the most effective supplements to take for boosting overall health. Probiotics fuel beneficial bacteria in the gut, specifically the gut microbiome that are essential to your overall health. In fact, these bacteria are responsible for approximately 75% of your immune system, 90% of your serotonin production, the promotion of healthy cholesterol levels, and so much more.
An imbalance of intestinal bacteria can result in various chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heart disease, fatigue, and inability to lose weight. UltraBiotics also allows a healthy environment for vitamin uptake and disease resistance.
UltraBiotics has been formulated to replenish the “good” bacteria in the stomach that allows the body to rid itself of pathogens, such as Candida (yeast) and supports optimal gastrointestinal health.
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80% of those who take supplements, forget to take them!
Some common but serious illnesses can go unnoticed for years
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One area that is closely associated with diet is sex drive.