Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamins and Supplements

Disclaimer:  I am not a Medical Doctor, Nutritionalist, Certified Trainer and I have no initials after my name dealing with the body, health care, or any of that.  I’m just a guy muddling through taking care of his body and getting in shape and doing the best I can to stay there.  So, what I say here is my own opinion and what I’ve personally experienced.  My suggestion with all of this is to do your own research and do what is right for you.  I’ve found what works for me and you can go with that but my wife and I are constantly reading and researching and adding things to our diet that will be good for us.  So, this Vitamin and Supplements blog is just that.

I have admittedly never been a big vitamins and supplements taker.  I remember my Mom buying some Flintstone vitamins when I was very young and she got them for me only because I begged for them because they looked like candy and they had really cool commercials.  After a few of them, I realized they weren’t what I thought they were.  I grew up on a farm and we ate a lot of what we grew and it was chocked full of nutrients.  I even like liver and onions.  The only food I really don’t care for much is pickled beets.  ICK!!  But, I ate nearly everything else including greens like turnips and collards as well as beans and peas we grew.  Of course Mom cooked them in fatback so they tasted great, but that’s life on the farm.

I never really considered vitamins and supplements until I got out of college in the late 80′s.  The research at the time was that we needed to supplement our diets with a multivitamin at the least but specific vitamins if we needed it.  There were a few over the counter vitamins and supplements.  Have you been into one of the local stores lately?  My advice is to steer clear of them unless you know EXACTLY what you are going in there for and have a plan in mind.  If you don’t, you will walk out of there more confused than when you walk in and the guys behind the counter aren’t much help either.  Some of them are knowledgeable but most of them are just working their way through school.  There are 10 different brands of each of the Vitamins and Supplements and they all have different dosages.  So, what do you do?

Vitamins and Supplements – Beachbody’s Products

I’ve heard stories of people taking Vitamins and Supplements and the body not absorbing them.  I’ve also heard the stories **gross alert** of a guy having his septic tank pumped and finding vitamins and supplements in there and you could still read the brand on the pill.  Do not pass go, do not collect $200.  Not only did the body not absorb them, they didn’t even dissolve.  I also took some Vitamins and Supplements from another company once and when we saw something we were describing as “yellow”, we would say that was “Double X Yellow” because it would always turn our urine a neon yellow which to me, again, meant the body wasn’t absorbing it properly.

Shakeology Good For Children

Shakeology Good For Children

When I started taking Beachbody’s vitamins and supplements, I started taking the ActiVit vitamins.  They didn’t discolor my urine and I experineced no weird side effects.  I liked that.  I could also tell it was boosting my metabolism.  We also have the Slimming Formula Pack that I’ve taken and love and we’ve had several customers rave about it.  I love the stuff.

In the meantime, I found Shakeology.  Shakeology for me replaced all of that.  It is whole foods and it replaced the Multivitamin as well as the Slimming Formula.  It keeps me satisfied, boosts my metabolism because of nutrients in it and I love the taste.  We have several flavors to choose from also so you can change it up and not get bored.  Check with your Doctor and check the labels to make sure you’re not allergic to anything, but we’ve also found it’s good for Children.  It’s really an incredible product.

Vitamins and Supplements – Be Careful!

Many people know instinctively that they need to supplement their diets with Vitamins and Supplements because of the toxins in our environment and even our drinking water, as well as a decline in the nutrients in our food.  The problem is they don’t know what to choose.  If you don’t know what you’re doing, at best you can be flushing your money down the toilet, literally.  At worst, they can actually be dangerous for you and you can end up poisoning  yourself.   Some people think if a little is good, a lot has to be better and that simply isn’t the case.  When choosing Vitamins and Supplements, make sure you are getting something your body needs, can digest and use properly and has no processed or man made chemicals.  Nutrient Dense whole foods are better than supplements and again, for me, Shakeology fit that bill.  If you want to know more, Contact Me and let’s talk about it.  You can also go to www.shakeology.com/jayfloyd and watch the videos and read the ingredients and labeling on it.  If you use it for 30 days, I think you’ll agree, it’s the best stuff out there for sure.

To your health!!

m4s0n501

Comments

  1. I’ve heard a lot about vitamins and supplements passing through the body unabsorbed, especially when in pill form. I’ve also heard that this can be a more common problem with low-cost and generic versions, even though the ingredient list is identical. My solution lately has been to crush the pill to powder and down it with some milk. Does this solve the problem or is there something inherent in cheaper supplements that inhibits absorption?

    • The thing I love about shakeology is that it is real food and is absorbed as real food and digested. Some pills have hard coatings and they pass right through. Some are meant to be absorbed in the small intestine so you want them to pass through the stomach. For most vitamins, they need to go in through the stomach. Beachbody uses coatings that allow them to dissolve quickly into the bloodstream and they are all natural coatings. I have done a bit of research and suggest you do the same. Here is a forum where they discuss pill coatings if you’re interested to read more.

      http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=160641

  2. I’ve heard a lot about vitamins and supplements passing through the body unabsorbed, especially when in pill form. I’ve also heard that this can be a more common problem with low-cost and generic versions, even though the ingredient list is identical. My solution lately has been to crush the pill to powder and down it with some milk. Does this solve the problem or is there something inherent in cheaper supplements that inhibits absorption?

  3. Many studies have been done showing that taking large amounts of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can reduce the duration of a cold (by a measly 10-15%) in most people, under normal circumstances. What about all the other health claims about vitamin C supplements?

  4. Too much vitamin D can cause headaches and inflammation in the body. The US Government’s upper intake level (UL) for vitamin D is set at 4,000 IU per day. Other experts disagree, the current consensus states it should be 10,000 IU. (7,8,9) This is the amount your skin would naturally produce from maximum exposure from the sun. (10) An even better way to figure out what your optimal vitamin D levels are, is through testing your body’s responses.

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