Vitamins, minerals, trace elements and secondary plant substances are collectively referred to as vital substances. In particular, the first three of these are for every human to survive.
Examples of secondary plant substances, for example carotenoids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, glucosinolates, etc., which can support the body with very different properties (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, detoxifying) are very good.
It comes in single or multiple vital substances to a sustained lack of supply, can contribute to a lack of such condition to the development of many diseases or their cure prevent. Conversely, the optimization of the vital substance can protect the supply from disease and the healing process, promote, or facilitate.
Of course, the nutrient supply should be checked. Among the nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. These nutrients are rarely the focus of attention when it comes to deficiency symptoms, since even a very unhealthy diet with these macro-nutrients usually comprehensively supplied, to provides usually a lot of it.
Only from the area of fats you should to have a good supply of Omega-3 fatty acids are thinking, or a balanced Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio. Information on this can be found in our Omega-3 articles.
It is often claimed that in industrial countries there is no vital substance deficiency, which is why the appropriate dietary supplements, so it is often unnecessary and a waste of money. In our article on the in the industrial Nations are far verbreiteteten vital substance deficiency, we do not explain why it is worthwhile to continue to believe, a vital substance deficiency there.
Too many studies and reports clearly indicate that today there are no extreme deficiency diseases such as scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency), but latent defects (defects that cause no acute symptoms) are very common and ensure that the affected organism can’t protect itself as well against diseases, as would be the case, if he materials all of the vital all-round good would be supplied.
It is completely indifferent to what vital substance is. Also, the lack of a single substance can bring the healthy balance of the body in the long term from the Lot and contribute to completely different ailments, whether it is rheumatism, sleep disorders, chronic headaches, performance, disease fractures, thyroid problems, hormonal disorders, osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular, or whatever.
For the prevention and therapy of each disease, we therefore recommend to always take in account the optimization of the supply of Vital substances. It is an important point of any holistic therapy concept.
What exactly is meant by that? And how is it done, if you want to optimize, its supply of Vital substances?
First, the current Status should be determined. First of all, his current Vitamin and mineral level by the doctor or naturopath check. As you can approach, we have defects in our articles about the diagnosis of Vitamin and about the diagnosis of mineral deficiencies explained.
Depending on the result it then decides whether (in the case of less serious defects) alone, a diet can help conversion or whether (in the case of clear defects), the appropriate food supplements should be taken.
The latter is the case, is also determined, the dose is totally individual depending on the personal values of the respective people.
A holistically oriented doctor or a naturopath should be able to in this procedure can help.
The supply of secondary plant substances can be estimated on the basis of current dietary habits. The more fruit, vegetables and salads are consumed, the better the Status. Whoever had only a little of these foods on his meal plan, should lead to a corresponding change in Diet, in recital. Suitable recipes can be found in our PSL-cooking Studio.
If Vitamin or mineral supplements to optimize their supply of Vital substances required should be pay attention to high quality products. Tablets are less recommended because they usually contain many unnecessary additives (tableting excipients, coating agents, dyes, etc.).
Capsules are filled only with the particular vital substance, and contain, at most, a harmless fillers (e.g. Cellulose, starch, rice flour, or – in the case of fat-soluble substances, an Oil).
Fillers are therefore in some cases necessary because of the many vital, only very small amounts of substances are needed, which could fill a capsule. Also you can increase often the durability.
Of course, you must be careful in choosing the right product to the fact that this provides you with the required daily dose. Many cheap products are often under dosed, so that you do not can also help in the elimination of the defect, let alone therapeutic effects can be achieved.
Especially in the case of products that contain a large number of various active substances or many different plant materials, is the risk that the quantities of the individual substances are too low.
You should advise them of dietary supplements, you will find important information about the usual arguments that are used against food supplements, but usually neither Hand nor foot.
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