Long ago, in a land nearby, all of the sustenance we needed was derived naturally from earth, sea and sky. There were no processed pills, injections or quick fixes. Much has shifted over time, with US Pharmacies selling approximately 4.3 billion prescriptions each year, totaling over $374 billion. Additionally, Americans spend $30 billion more on vitamins and nutritional supplements. You are only supplementing something if you aren't getting it from it's natural source.
With the understanding that the advanced world we live in has become mostly a concrete jungle, we know it's difficult to even find fresh, organic produce and eat well balanced meals. Nutrition is a challenge, and there are methods of balancing the diet, along with certain supplements in order to reap the maximum benefit.
The Top 3 Vitamins recommended by VIBES Lifestyle are:
Magnesium is nature's muscle relaxer, helping muscles, aches and pains, including conditions such as Fibromyalgia. Soaking in mineral rich waters can provide relief, which is why President Roosevelt would immerse himself at Warm Springs in Georgia, to help his Polio ravaged muscles. Found in dark leafy greens, nuts, legumes, and whole wheat, Magnesium is also useful to treat heart conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, heart arrhythmias. If you suffer from migraines, asthma, chronic lung disease, menstrual cramps and PMS, you may want to start taking Magnesium. Soaking in a bath filled with Epsom Salts can raise magnesium levels, while improving dry skin in the process.
2. VITAMIN D:
When exposed to adequate sunlight, our bodies can create vitamin D. The issue is a great portion of the population is deficient due to minimal sun exposure. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, which prevents osteoporosis, breast, prostate, and colon cancer, lowers blood pressure, helps with fibromyalgia pain, and treats obesity. You can find vitamin D in milk, fortified orange juice, mushrooms, and cod liver oil.
3. FISH OIL (OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS):
Fish Oil is an excellent source of the two most important omega 3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Flaxseed oil and walnuts, although containing alpha--linolenic acid (ALA), do not have the same therapeutic effect as fish oil. Omega 3 fatty acids have many heart protecting benefits including lowering blood pressure, triglycerides, and the chance of abnormal heart rhythms, including those that cause sudden cardiac death. A great anti-inflammatory they help with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis. Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and multiple sclerosis.
So, you can see why these would be at the top of our list! A powerhouse of healing benefits, while maintaining optimal health and avoiding illness and disease. Of course there are many essential vitamins that our bodies need, but it can get overwhelming when you try to take on too much at once, so we recommend starting small and aiming big! Little steps can equate to great results when applied effectively!
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