Vitamins and Minerals

Thanks to over-farming, preservation, pesticides, chemicals involved in food processing and many other processes that are required for mass food production we have lost much of the nutritional value in the food that we eat today. In order to replace some of the micro nutrients that are no longer available through the ordinary consumption of food it is recommended that we take dietary supplements.

There are hundreds of vitamin and mineral supplements available so how do we know what to take, what brands are best, which minerals complement which vitamins? Some of the most commonly recommended dietary supplements are:

  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics
  • Fish oils
  • Multivitamins
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Iodine

I have always found the search for the best supplements to be rather overwhelming and confusing. It is something that I am still exploring so watch this space; I will share any information that I find to be useful.

This video offers a good explanation about the nutritional quality of the food that we eat today and the impact of environmental toxins on our health and wellbeing (there are a lot of references to America but the majority of what is discussed can be applied to most developed countries).