One of the main purposes of the training was learning why you need to supplement, what are optimal levels of micronutrients, and what sets USANA apart from the rest. And learn I did!
Sure we can all survive but thriving takes a little effort. Making a switch from a poor diet to awesome food choices can drastically improve your health but does it provide everything we truly need?
Unfortunately in the world we live in the answer is NO.
Soil depletion, food production and manufacturing, cooking, chemicals, etc. all lead to foods having much lower levels of micronutrients even as little as 50 years ago. It is the sad state of reality.
So how do we combat this issue?
High quality supplementation.
This is the reason that I have partnered with USANA Health Sciences to provide my clients with the top rated nutritional supplements in the world. Hey, more than 700 elite athletes and Olympians choose USANA...more than any other brand on earth!
Ok ok. I know that facts can be boring but I just gotta share some of this with you!
On average the last 10 years of our life suffers due to disease and disability.
Cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes account for 65.6% of deaths in the US.
Deficiencies in the North American Diet.
Those numbers come from a study of over 150,000 people in North America...they really covered the spectrum.
So the next time you think that "hey I eat a healthy balanced diet and therefore so I do not need to supplement"...you may want to think again. Again it is the sad truth of the world we live in.
Almost every supplement follows the RDA for dosage.
"Level of essential nutrients, based on scientific knowledge, to support satisfactory growth and development, maintain body weight, and prevent nutrient depletion"
I am sure that we can all agree we are not striving for satisfactory lives. We only get one chance around. There are no do-overs. We want to live f@$%in' amazing lives!
USANA is one of the only companies that manufacture their supplements using optimal levels of micronutrients and not just on the RDA. Pretty cool right?!
Here are a few differences on the RDA and optimal levels of a few vitamins:
To get 1000+mg of vitamin C per day you would need to drink 10 glasses of orange juice. That is 1,120 calories alone.
RDA: 6-28.5 IU
Optimal: 400-800 IU
Ready for this? The best sources of vitamin E is almonds but guess how many you would need to eat? 3 pounds...thats 8,957 calories!
I gotta give you one more...
RDA: 400-800 IU/day
Optimal: 2000+ IU/day
17 glasses of milk. Yep you would need to drink 17 glasses of milk to get the lower level of the optimal recommendation. Not being a big fan of dairy that is just crazy.
So do you still think you can get everything from food?
I know personally I wish that we could. But it is the unfortunate reality and it is not getting any better.
The good news however is that you can fight the micronutrient battle with high quality supplementation. Not every supplement is created equal...not even close.
You must do your research before walking into Sam's supplement shack and buying the cheapest vitamin on the shelf.
Tomorrow I will post what really sets USANA Health Sciences apart from the rest? Why you need to be careful? And a very eye opening clip on the supplement industry...it is bonkers!
Live Your Best Life!