There are many articles and studies showing that millions of people in the United States are probably over-spending on micronutrients – vitamins and supplements – without getting personal data that identifies the specific micronutrients needed. And most unfortunate are the risks of taking some vitamins and supplements that stay in the body for longer periods of time in ways that are not healthy.
With an industry that is estimated to be worth over $40 billion in the United States, there should be no doubt that big vitamin and supplement makers want to keep everyone believing they need more than enough in supplements. So the question everyone should ask is this:
How do I truly know if I am getting the correct quantity of the micronutrients that I need? For example, do I really need to take 600 IU of Vitamin D3 each day?
The answer is unknown unless you measure it, assess the gaps, and adjust vitamin and mineral intake as needed. And measure it again.
In other words, get specific data about your unique body – test your micronutrient levels and adjust when you get factual and personalized data about your body. These simple steps can improve your health and focus your spending on only what you need because micronutrient tests show:
- If there are too many vitamins and minerals in the blood
- Potential health problems from too many supplements
- Nutrient shortages
- Where someone can save money by eliminating unnecessary supplements
- Short-term nutritional status from the last few days
- If cells are absorbing nutrients properly
- Certain diseases that can be caused or made worse by lack of nutrients
- Long-term nutritional status from the past 4-6 months
Obviously, our bodies are dynamic and complex, so the more facts we gather about ourselves, the better opportunity we have to manage our personal food intake and micronutrient levels.
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