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With almost weekly studies

disproving / proving the

importance / unimportance of

multivitamins, it’s tough to know

whether or not you need one.

After all, shouldn’t a wholesome, balanced diet that’s rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients give your body everything it needs?

In short, no.

Even if you manage to eat a mostly organic, wholefood diet, it’s virtually impossible to get all the nutrients you need solely from food. This is because most of the food we eat has been sapped of soils in preparation, storage and transportation, so you don’t get quite as much as what you think.

But don’t panic, you don’t need a million different supplements. Just a few, basic ones to cover the nutrient gaps in your diet, such as:

A multivitamin

Formulated to promote good overall health and a healthy immune system, the Releaf Multivitamin with GRT (Green Rooibos Tea) is the first local product to be formulated with Afriplex GRT™, a natural source of powerful antioxidants.

GRT (Green Rooibos Tea) has been shown to help treat a range of conditions, such as metabolic syndrome dysfunction, weight management issues, liver damage, insulin resistance and cardiac health defects. It also boosts the immune system, increases antioxidants, and reduces blood glucose levels.

Vitamin D

The Vitamin D deficiency is an epidemic, a scary fact when you consider the many vital functions your body needs vitamin D for.

Releaf Calcium Complex (with Vitamin D3) is a product of natural origin that assists with the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. Calcium intake may reduce the risk of osteoporosis when combined with sufficient Vitamin D, a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Omega-3 fats

As well as regularly eating fatty fish like salmon and trout, taking 1,000 to 2,000 mg of omega-3 fats every day is recommended to help improve insulin sensitivity, lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, prevent blood clots and lower the risk of heart attack.

Magnesium

Over 300 enzymes in your body rely on magnesium, which, like Vitamin D, many people are deficient in, leading to increased inflammation and many other problems.

PGX fibre

Taken before meals, this super fibre slows absorption of sugar and fat and makes you feel full so you eat less. In fact, one study found that 7.5 grams of PGX mixed with water corresponded to a 34% increase in fullness.

Probiotics

Probiotics assist in improving and normalising the microbial balance in the human intestines and thereby improve the functioning of the digestive tract/gut.

Releaf Pharmaceuticals offers a range of probiotics to suit a variety of lifestyles and requirements.

All of these, with the exception of fibre, should be taken with meals. Of course, consult a doctor or another qualified healthcare professional to assess your unique nutrient needs.

Content from:

Mindbodygreen.com