Choosing the Right Supplement for You

I’m often asked a plethora of questions about supplementation… so let’s talk about a few key things.  Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been posting tid-bits and pieces to answer these questions on my FaceBook page: Real Health with Jennifer Abbenhaus and if you haven’t already headed that way, now would be a great time to head there and click LIKE for more information on this topic.  🙂

So, let’s get a couple things out of the way:

  1. Supplementation does NOT replace a healthy diet.  Our bodies still require high-quality nutritious food for fuel.  However, much of our food does not contain the vitamins, minerals and trace elements they once did.  For example: you need to eat 8 oranges today in order to get the same benefit it took from one orange in the early 1900’s.  Could you imagine eating 8 oranges EVERY day just to get in a few key nutrients?!!!
  2. Not every supplement is created equal.  Let me put it to you this way – is every car created equal?  Heck no!!  The truth is that many supplements follow the “just-enough-not-to-die” RDA formula’s versus the “optimal-thriving-healthiest-you-possible” ODA formula.

My question for you – how do you want to live the rest of your life?  Just barely alive or thriving?!!  That is why I chose USANA Health Sciences.  Not only do they encourage healthy eating habits (if you’ve ever visited their corporate headquarters, you’ll know what I’m talking about!) but they also provide “optimal-thriving-healthiest-you-possible” formula’s that are designed to help you live life to its fullest!

If that’s not enough for you, here are a few other things to think about when finding the right supplement for you.

  1. Who is the founder?  A science guy, a marketer, a real estate mogul wanting a piece of the health and wellness pie… who would you trust your health too?
  2. Where is the product manufactured and by what standards?  A legit R&D company or in a place where 10 other companies products are manufactured?
  3. Has the product ever had a recall?
  4. Is it extra potent and complete?  Thriving versus die-ing… just sayin’!
  5. Clinically tested regularly to ensure potency, purity and all that goodness to ensure you’re getting everything they say you’re getting.

It’s your health my friends – your number 1 asset!  You only get one body!  How you treat it today is and will continue to be your best life insurance policy for the future.  Where you choose to invest your money will make all the difference in your world tomorrow, 5 years from now, 20 years and more.

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