Pump It Up: Sun, Supplements and Sustenance are Key to Vitamin D
Recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys found that one-quarter of the U.S. population were at risk for vitamin D inadequacy and about 8 percent were at deficiency levels.
Omega-3s: Essential For Good Health
Are omega-3s part of your daily nutritional plan? Most of us were taught growing up that vitamins and minerals are important, but our education on other nutrients that benefit health may be lacking. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids (EFAs), such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), that are prevalent in the body but aren't manufactured in the body. EFAs make up a large percentage of some of our most vital organs and influence every cell: structure and repair, gene expression, and cell signaling and responses. So their presence (or absence) impacts multiple aspects of physical and emotional health. But Western diets are typically lacking in foods rich in omega-3s, which also can't be found in a typical multivitamin/mineral.
Brighter Futures With Vitamin D
Vitamin D may be a key to healthier, more active aging. Vitamin D plays a role in bone, muscle, immune, and heart health. Research also suggests it may help protect against osteoporosis, certain autoimmune diseases, and other serious conditions. One recent study in elderly subjects showed an association between higher circulating vitamin D levels and greater long-term health and physical function.
Lose Weight and Feel Great
Are you feeling the effects of unhealthy fat? Excess body fat doesn't just change the way your clothes fit. It can affect your energy, self-confidence, and long-term health and well-being. Losing weight—and keeping it off—is important for staying healthy. But not all weight loss programs are "healthy" or result in sustained weight loss. And few consider your body composition (ratio of fat-to-lean body tissue) or your long-term nutritional needs.
A Smarter Way to Activate Your Health Potential
PhytoMulti provides a revolutionary approach to daily nutritional support. This "Smart Multi" from Metagenics® is uniquely designed to recharge, nourish, and defend your cells to support well-being and the health of multiple body systems. Unlike ordinary multivitamin/mineral formulas, PhytoMulti provides a proprietary, concentrated blend of plant extracts rich in phytonutrients. This blend reflects extensive research on the Mediterranean diet, which includes a colorful spectrum of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and other plant foods that deliver a complex mixture of diverse phytonutrients. PhytoMulti is further enhanced with quality vitamins, minerals, and other superior phytonutrients including lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin, and resveratrolfor multidimensional health support.*
Get a Healthy Start for 2013
Make a clear change for a clean start. While you may have limited control over the toxins in your environment, you have a great deal of control over your body. Sometimes helping the body clear out a buildup of potentially harmful substances can give those who are feeling out of gas the push they need to feel revved up and ready to go again. (Especially after the extra "junk" many people consume toward the end of the year.) But when it comes to detoxification programs, beware of fads that may not deliver results you want or deprive your body of the nutrients it needs to fuel detoxification processes. Professionally supervised programs ideally offer a variety of science-based nutritional supplement options and dietary recommendations to support your body's natural detoxification activities. A quick "spring cleaning" with a 10-day program may be all you need to feel more energized and revitalized. It's also a healthy habit to get into for ringing in each new year to promote overall wellness.*
Need a little re-energizing?
A buildup of toxins may be making you feel bad. Chemicals and other potentially harmful substances are in almost everything we breathe, eat, drink, or touch. We also produce internal toxins during normal processes of digestion, waste elimination, stress, and combating infection. Normally the body is quite efficient at removing these unwanted substances, but not always. Unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as a poor diet and lack of regular exercise, can negatively affect the body's detoxification processes. Excess toxin exposureor a buildup due to impaired detoxification activities in the bodycan lead to seemingly unrelated symptoms: fatigue, malaise, irritability, mood swings, bloating, insomnia, headaches, and muscle/joint aches and pains.