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Good reasons for micronutrients

"Do I need micronutrients at all? Do dietary supplements make sense for me? Taking additional vitamins is superfluous after all!"

These are questions and objections that we as supporters of micronutrients are asked or told again and again in our everyday lives. And rightly so, of course, because articles appear again and again on the Internet and in the print media that dismiss the intake of micronutrients, e.g. in the form of dietary supplements, as superfluous or even dangerous.

Unfortunately, these articles are often written in a very one-sided way and contain formulations such as "In a balanced diet, an additional supply of micronutrients is usually not necessary for healthy people". Briefly skimmed the conclusion remains: basically we do not need additional micronutrients. But if we look behind the scenes and look at the data on the subject, it quickly becomes clear that such a sweeping statement just can not be made. The nature of the above formulation alone already shows that there must be many exceptions to this "rule", in which an additional micronutrient supply appears to make sense.

We have two basic arguments for you today:

1. our diet & food

Actually an "old shoe", but the weight of this argument is steadily increasing: the quality, and we refer here to the quantity of micronutrients (e.g. vitamins), has become vanishingly low in many of our foods.

This is due, among other things, to excessive demand and the associated cultivation methods that have a quality focus other than nutrient density. On the other hand, there is an important, not insignificant aspect: if we all scrutinize ourselves for once, only a small proportion of us will find that we actually eat a balanced and micronutrient-rich diet. Over a period of time, this can lead to deficiencies in certain areas.

2. our increased mental & physical demands

Let's face it, many of us are very challenged physically and/or mentally these days. Be it through the job, the family or the sport, which we do quite ambitiously. All this demands colloquially its "grains" and thus also a lot of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.. In addition, there are accompanying factors, such as latent, chronic diseases or a medication intake.

Our conclusion: It is the combination of many factors that makes the supplementation of micronutrients useful. This includes of course the presented food quality but also our lifestyle, diseases, medications and much more. The quantity makes here as so often the "poison". If you are still not sure, they can simply check their values at the family doctor. In the meantime, there are high-quality blood analyses that have an extremely high informative value.

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