Freshlife’s Foundational Nutrients
We prize the following nutrients as foundations of good health, because of the various integral roles they play in maintaining general health. Therefore, when seeking to restore health and balance in one specific area, we will always ask, “How well are you fulfilling your body’s requirements for these foundational nutrients?”
Multivitamin/Mineral Complex- Is a multivitamin/mineral complex really for me? The answer 9 times out of 10 is YES! Our outstanding quality multi-vitamin/mineral complexes provide essential B-Complex vitamins and vital trace minerals such as iodine, as well as a handful of antioxidants such as Vitamins A, E, and C and Zinc to highlight a few key nutrients. Consider a Multi-Vitamin/Mineral Complex to help ensure you are getting enough essential nutrients every day.
Vitamin D- How much Vitamin D3 do you need to supplement? We recommend getting your vitamin D levels checked by your doctor or healthcare practitioner to decide which dose is right for you. It’s estimated that nearly half the people in America are suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency! Because of that fact and the broad spectrum of functions and benefits for the human body including being highly preventive against many numerous major diseases, working to maintain bone health, mood and brain health and also immune system function.
Omega 3’s- Omega 3 essential fatty acids bestow a host of health benefits when consumed regularly including: reducing cholesterol, reducing inflammation in the joints, reducing the risk of blood clotting, improving heart health, brain function, and mood. Omega 3’s also help to improve the health of the eyes and cellular resilience, and assist with regulating sleep.
* Higher doses are needed for the first three months until the body reaches saturation. High doses may remain important if you are looking to help correct any of the previous conditions. For example, 4,000mg per day of Omega 3’s has been shown to reduce fatty liver.
Probiotics- Healthy bacteria are essential for proper absorption of nutrients and also provide an array of benefits including assistance in the production of vitamin B12 and vitamin K2, two common vitamin deficiencies. In addition, probiotics are foundational for: maintaining a strong, healthy immune system, and mood; keeping a healthy bacterial balance in the gut, thereby protecting your digestive tract from pathogens; reducing inflammatory response in the gut; maintaining a healthy weight; reducing allergies and some skin conditions. We offer a wide variety of carefully selected probiotics – speak to a Wellness Coach about which specific strains would be best for you. Freshlife probiotics use patented strains that are antibiotic and stomach-acid resistant.
Magnesium- This essential mineral is a necessary component in over 300 biochemical processes in the body including assistance in the functioning of the nervous and muscular system, including the heart. Magnesium plays a role in regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and cardiac rhythm, and protecting against metabolic disease, as well as maintaining strong healthy bones and calcium/potassium balance to name a few of its broad reaching important benefits. Because magnesium plays a role in the metabolism of melatonin, it is double essential to get adequate magnesium intake when struggling with sleep.
*Try taking magnesium in divided doses and combining with food if stools become too loose, or try using topical forms.
Vitamin C- Got Antioxidants? You should, as they are like having a personal bodyguard (bouncing bad guys out the bad door) and repair guy (fixing all your broken stuff so it works again) all in one. The benefits to preventing and repairing oxidative damage cannot be overlooked! Vitamin C is one of the most common antioxidants with a long history of safe use. It protects and repairs so many of our body systems, including the cardiovascular system, and boosts and strengthens our immune system, eyes and skin. Vitamin C helps produce red blood cells and assists in the absorption of iron, which is needed for healthy blood cells as well. It also works to alleviate or prevent infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.
Digestive Enzymes- Anyone suffering from any type of gastrointestinal distress or who is over age 40, this is for you! Enzymes are the catalysts for everything that happens in the body. Breaking down every individual piece of food and drink that goes into your mouth is no small chore, because every different food group requires a different type of enzyme. Supplementing with digestive enzymes not only improves your digestive capacity, which equals getting the good stuff where it’s needed and getting the toxic stuff out, but they also have the benefit of improving energy levels. This is due to the fact that it requires a substantial amount of energy to properly break down food. Oftentimes people mistake a lack of specific enzymes for different food sensitivities. Talk to a Wellness Coach about which digestive enzyme blend would be right for you, because after all, in the words of George Herbert, “A good digestion turneth all to health”.
Health Disclaimer: The information provided in this handout should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. It is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat any disease. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this handout. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. For more information or recommendations tailored to your specific needs, please schedule a Nutritional Consultation with a Freshlife Wellness Coach.