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Our Top 2 Supplements

 

DO WE REALLY NEED SUPPLEMENTS? 

We think so.

Supplements fill the nutritional voids in our busy live, majority of which are caused by the way most of our food is processed these days.

If we lived in a secluded location free from pollution and grew all our own food in this secluded location, then maybe supplements wouldn’t be necessary.

Unfortunately pollution, modern farming, packaging, processing, toxins, additives, chemicals and transportation depletes and damages our food’s nutritional value and so supplements maybe required for optimal health.

If your digestion system is compromised, the vitamins and minerals found in food do not get absorbed as effectively. This can lead to poor immune function and digestive issues ranging from heartburn, gas, bloating, constipation, fatigue, skin irritations to poor liver function, just to name a few.

I don’t know about you but stress is something I experience quite frequently, and is an epidemic in our society today. Extreme stress uses up vital nutrients, stresses organs, fattens us, eats away at muscle, ages us and ultimately leads to illness and fatigue.

This is another reason why adding key supplements to a good nutrition plan can be highly beneficial.

 

WHY ARE THESE 2 SUPPLEMENTS OUR TOP TWO?

 With so many supplements on the market, all promising an array of benefits, it’s hard to know where is best to invest your money. Here are our top 2 supplements and why:

 FISH OILS

 

 

Good quality fish oils have benefits to just about every disease known to man.

Fish oils are a supplement you can’t skimp on. Studies have proven that high concentrations of fish oil can be used to dramatically reduce inflammation, resulting in weight loss, improved blood chemistry and improved overall health. Dr Seares states, “It’s as close to a miracle drug as I’ll ever see in my lifetime”.

  1. They help to mitigate the insulin response to food. Controlling insulin is very important for fat loss as it is the main fat storage hormone. The more insulin you produce over your life the faster you will age.
  2. They promote serotonin production. Serotonin is your feel-good neurotransmitter. Taking fish oils will keep your serotonin levels topped up to assist in making better nutrition decisions.
  3. They turn on the lipolytic genes – which are responsible for burning fat as a fuel. Keep these genes fired up and you’ll be burning more fat 24/7
  4. They reduce arterial stiffness. The more flexible your arteries are, the healthier your heart and circulatory system will be.
  5. They have been shown to have positive effects on a wide range of diseases and disorders including: heart disease, bipolar disorder, cystic fibrosis, depression, lung diseases, hay fever, stroke, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis to name but a few.

 

 

MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is an essential mineral required by the body for basic human functions such as proper heart function, nerve impulses, temperature regulation, healthy bone formation and helps improve insulin sensitivity. Because it is involved in so many cellular processes, magnesium is often referred to as the ‘master mineral’. While magnesium should be readily available from the food we eat, mineral depletion in the soil means we many not be getting what we should. A high quality magnesium supplement therefore assists in overall health and wellness.

  1. Helps with muscle cramps, twitches, and fatigue in athletes when a limited supply of magnesium limits ATP production
  2. Helps with fat loss and diabetes as magnesium is the top mineral aiding in insulin sensitivity
  3. Protects the brain and nerves from inflammation caused by stress
  4. Assists in good quality sleep by relaxing the muscles and calming the nervous system
  5. Helps regulate hunger cravings by increasing the brains sensitivity to leptin, the hormone that triggers the sense of fullness.

 

 

Important to note we only recommend and stock practitioner grade supplements.

References:

Osiecki, Henry. The Nutrient Bible. Eagle Farm, Qld: Bio Concepts Publishing, 2014 Lukaskz, H. C. “magnesium deficiency in athletes.”

Poliquin, C. (2016). 21 Reasons Why You Need A Good Magnesium Supplement. [online] STRENGTH SENSEI. Available at: http://www.strengthsensei.com/21-reasons-why-you-need-a-good-magnesium-supplement/

Main.poliquinstore.com, (2016). OPTI-EFA 2.0. [online] Available at: http://main.poliquinstore.com/opti-efa-2-0

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