You may have heard that taking a multivitamin is a waste of money because the body cannot absorb the vitamins, and therefore, “you are only paying for expensive urine.” As funny as this may sound, there is much truth found in this way of thinking! A multivitamin, or a vitamin in general, cannot be used in the body without minerals.
What this means is that when the body is deficient in minerals, vitamins do not have the tools they need to complete their job, so they become useless. Without minerals, vitamins have no function! The body can use minerals without vitamins, but it cannot use vitamins without minerals.
This is one reason why you may be “paying for expensive urine” if you are taking vitamins. Without the necessary minerals in your body, vitamins are simply flushed out through the kidneys. Again, they have no use!
We know that minerals come from plants, which get minerals from the soil! The extremely unfortunate part is that our soil is becoming more and more depleted of necessary minerals; on average, fruits and vegetables have 12 of the 70 necessary minerals! There are very few supplements I suggest that EVERYONE take; however, a mineral supplement is one of them.
If this information makes you question whether you are mineral deficient, I am pleased to say that a live blood cell screening will reveal such a deficiency. I encourage you to make an appointment to learn about the nutrients your body is starving for at the cellular level and what you can do to replenish these essential nutrients.
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Elizabeth Shepard, BS
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