Our Daily Supplements
Looking back to when we started on our journey, we wanted to know why we, like our mother before us, started having health concerns so young in life. Medical doctors stated this was “normal” based on family history and to accept it. This was not acceptable for us! We wanted more for our lives and for the lives of those we loved so we started looking for answers.
Did you know … only 8-12% of the typical nutritional supplements available today are actually absorbed by your body? That means approximately 90% of typical supplements are flushed down the drain (livelongerlivehealthier.com).
In our research, we discovered our bodies require 90 vitamins and minerals (VM) daily to function optimally. Because our bodies were deficient in these VMs they were breaking down; resulting in sickness and disease. How simple! Continuing our research, we discovered in order for our bodies to absorb and use the nutrients we give it, supplements need to be plant-based. These 90 essential nutrients make-up the building-blocks of a healthy body. This may not be news to you, but it was to us!
In searching for the best supplements we could find, we settled upon a company called Youngevity. Their supplements meet all of the requirements for giving our bodies the necessary vitamins, minerals and amino acids it needs for optimal health and function.
In the interest of full disclosure, Youngevity is a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company, however, you do not need to join the MLM to purchase and use their products. In our experience, the health benefits of giving our bodies these quality supplements has far outweighed the stigma associated with the MLM.
Youngevity’s supplements are 90-98% absorb-able! Why is there such a difference? The secret is plant-derived minerals. This dramatically increases bio-availability (absorb-ability). Youngevity’s Plant Derived Minerals are extracted from humic shale,
Humic shale is a layer of earth formed from ancient, mineral-laden plants. It is superior to other commonly used supplement sources such as bentonite (ground up clay) or dried sea beds (ground up rocks).
As in plants, Plant Derived Minerals have a natural negative electrical charge which has two important benefits. First, it enhances the transport and bio-availability (absorb-ability) of other nutrients and second, it helps to support the body’s natural detoxification of toxins and heavy metals.
With that in mind, why would we not want to give our body what it needs – especially now that we understand what our bodies require?
Here is a breakdown of the 90 essentials:
Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, Sulfur, Cobalt, Copper, Aluminum, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Boron, Bromine, Carbon, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Cerium, Cesium, Chromium, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Hafnium, Holmium, Hydrogen, Lanthanum, Lithium, Lutetium, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rubidium, Samarium, Scandium, Silica, Silver, Strontium, Tantalum, Terbium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zirconium
3 Essential Fatty Acids
Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Biotin, Choline, Flavonoids (Bioflavonoids), Folic Acid, Inositol
12 Amino Acids
Valine, Lysine, Threonine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Methionine, Histidine, Arginine, Taurine, Tyrosine
Youngevity products are what we personally use and recommend. We have been using this brand for around seven years and in all that time, we still have not found a better option.
Check back soon for the next chapter in this series.
A link to our Youngevity store can be found below. If you have any questions, contact us!
Youngevity Store (link)