Pharmanex: Dietary Supplements Supply Nutritional Insurance

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Pharmanex: Dietary Supplements Supply Nutritional Insurance

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In today’s world, nearly everyone has been told since they were young that vitamins were good for them, but this knowledge wasn’t always commonly held. It all began in 1912, when the world’s first vitamin was identified and introduced as Thiamine (vitamin B1). Since then, scientists have thoroughly investigated vitamins and nutrients found in fruits, vegetables, meats, whole-grains, and dairy.

 

In the 100 years since then, our understanding of the correlation between vitamins and healthy living has increased dramatically. However, many people do not eat all of the foods that provide them with the vitamins needed for a healthy lifestyle.

 

In 2010, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a decrease in fruit and vegetable consumption between 2000 and 2009 (CDC 2010). The report showed less than one third of Americans are consuming the recommended two servings of fruit per day, and three servings of vegetables per day. A study published in the August 2012 issue of the British Journal of Nutrition reported vitamins that were poorly consumed in three European countries included vitamins A, D, E, and folic acid (Troesch 2012).

 

We simply aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables–––one of our primary sources of vitamins and minerals.

 

Our failure to consume more vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables does not mean we should give up; Pharmanex believes this trend can be changed and has instituted the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner program designed to motivate people to eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in fat.

 

When hectic lifestyles make it difficult to consume adequate fruits and vegetables on a consistent basis, a well-formulated dietary supplement can provide “nutritional insurance” to fill the gap in our diets. Supplements should not replace a healthy diet. However, a properly formulated nutritional supplement delivers an important and measurable benefit to human nutrition and health.

 

Pharmanex scientists formulated LifePak Nano to include vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in amounts and varieties that you would find in a well-balanced diet; they also identified poorly absorbed nutrients and enhanced their delivery through nanotechnology.

 

If a busy lifestyle makes it challenging to eat the way you know you should–don’t give up! Keep working to make improvements to your diet, and decide if LifePak Nano will help you achieve the optimal nutrition your diet lacks.

 

It’s been 100 years since scientists identified the first vitamin; isn’t it about time that you start putting a century of discovery to work for your health?

 

(1)    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State-Specific Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Adults — United States, 2000–2009. MMWR 2010;59: No. 35. pp 1125-1130. [Link to CDC report]  

(2)    Troesch B, Hoeft B, McBurney M, Eggersdorfer M, Weber P. Dietary surveys indicate vitamin intakes below recommendations are common in representative Western countries. Br J Nutr. 2012 Aug;108(4):692-8. Epub 2012 Jun 13. [Link to abstract]

(3)    Agudo A. et.al. Fruit and vegetable intakes, dietary antioxidant nutrients, and total mortality in Spanish adults: findings from the Spanish cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-Spain). Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jun;85(6):1634-42. Erratum in: Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Oct;88(4):1181. [Link to abstract]

 


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