I’m talking about micronutrients. Micronutrients are the small stuff, i.e. vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, polyphenols, bioflavanoids and antioxidants, just to name a few.

Many people are suffering from unidentified nutritional deficiencies often due to consuming an overly processed diet.

Diseases such as obesity, dementia, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer just to name a few are being scientifically linked to micronutrient deficiency. Most of these are long latency and slowly develop over long periods of time.

The multivitamin is a fairly new concept less than 100 years old.

It is just now being discovered how individual vitamins and minerals really work when combined together in a multivitamin.

Since 1936 the US government has known about the fact that the soil is severely depleted. At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development it was revealed that the US soils had become 85 percent depleted. I wonder what it is today? Today there is a global pandemic that could be the root of obesity and disease.

Even if you eat a clean organic diet most of the time you are probably not getting all of the required micronutrients in your system.

Get plenty of Vitamin D either through a supplement or produce it yourself by getting some unprotected sun each day. Watch out for fortified foods that have vitamin A along with vitamin D as the A will prevent absorption of D.

Watch out for multivitamins containing copper and iron.

Micronutrient consumption in a multivitamin is a very complex process at the micro level. Certain vitamins and minerals compete with each other and can cancel each other out. Others create a synergistic effect and can enhance the absorption when taken together.

Quantities that meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) should be consumed each day.

Pills are most likely not being fully absorbed.

One deficiency creates a domino effect and creates multiple deficiencies of vitamins and minerals:

Listen to your body. What are you craving? This could be a sign of a deficiency.

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