The question of supplements if very confusing for most people. After all, shouldn’t a healthy diet provide all the necessary vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients we need?
The short answer is that even with a perfect diet, many things — including depleted soils, the storage and transportation of food, increased stress, and a toxic environment — make it impossible for you to get all the nutrients you need solely from the foods you eat. And research indicates that nutritional supplements can help lead to optimal health and manage chronic diseases.
Studies have also shown that suboptimal folic acid levels, along with suboptimal levels of vitamins B6 and B12, are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, neural tube defects, and colon and breast cancer; low levels of vitamin D contribute to osteopenia and fractures; and low levels of the antioxidant vitamins (vitamins A, E, and C) may increase the risk for several chronic diseases.
Along with a multivitamin, doctors suggest you also take a Vitamin D supplement, Omega-3 Fats and Magnesium, though this is wholly dependent on your individual health needs which should be evaluated by a health professional.
The Releaf Multivitamin with GRT (Green Rooibos Tea) provides a natural source of antioxidants that may help maintain good health by contributing to the normal function of the immune system. Also, look out for Releaf Vitamin D3 which will soon be hitting the shelves of a pharmacy or health store near you.