nutritionOne of the standard lines against using dietary supplements has long been, “If you eat a decent, nutritious diet you don’t need supplements”. That’s true, but there’s a catch.

How does the average citizen go about acquiring decent, nutritious food?

Much of our produce is imported. The fruit and vegetables are not fully ripened before picking and shipping. That means that some of the nutrients are not fully developed.

A biologist I met measured dissolved solids in various products. He pointed out that today’s produce contains less than half the dissolved solids that they did 40 years ago. From that perspective, “an apple a day” ought to be changed to “a couple of apples a day”.

We should be aware that much of our produce is also artificially colored and coated with waxy substances. Real Florida oranges are a mottled yellow/orange/green color when mature. They look nothing like the beautiful orange fruit we find in the stores up north.

Commercial meat is fed corn and other low-nutrient grain and “finished” in a feedlot where it is likely the animal will become diseased before it is sold for our tables. The levels of healthy omega fats are lower in commercial meat, for example. To make matter more worrisome, commercial meat is often laced with hormones and antibiotics.

Much of the fish at the grocery store is farm-raised. A lot of the fish feed is soy-based, which passes along the negative components from soy. Farm raised salmon is NOT pink. Food color is used to change the salmon meat from gray to pink.

Does that seem healthy?

The truth remains that we do not need vitamin or mineral supplements if we eat correctly.However, we cannot eat correctly because our food supply is contaminated and lacking in healthy nutrients.

Today’s foods are nutrient depleted, because they come from depleted soils. Processed and manufactured foods would have to be eaten at the rate of 10,000 calories a day just to meet minimum RDA requirements for basic nutrition. The only way to get adequate nutrition is to supplement with super foods or whole food concentrates (vitamins, whole food powders, supplement capsules, etc.) along with eating healthy meals.

The Compounder offers suggestions for quality supplements as well as information about how to find healthy food.  We offer commercial supplements that we know and trust. We use them ourselves. We do not offer multiple brands of the same products – just the one we’ve determine to be the best at the lowest price. We have been in this field for over 3 decades and we are confident in our choices – so confident that we extend a full 100% guarantee on everything we sell.