General Health starts first and foremost with adequate nutrition.
Vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) are essential to good health and any inadequacies can have disastrous consequences. Further to the essential micronutrients, research has shown that plant polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) provide a preventative effect to a host of diseases. This includes, but is not limited to: certain cancers, heart disease, ageing, weight gain, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and inflammation. Other essential nutrients including fatty acids (such as omega-3), fibre and probiotics, play an integral role in optimising health and vitality. Given nutritional deficiencies of the modern Western diet, supplementation plays a huge role in providing adequate vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids; thus preventing deficiency disease and optimising health, energy and performance. Beyond these nutrients, herbs and functional foods with active properties can also benefit health, by dealing with certain symptoms or hindering certain disease states.