The goal is to get most of your vitamins, minerals and co-enzymes from the food you eat. However, there are many reports of how depleted our soil is and at the end of the day, you really do not know what is in the food you are eating. The goal of supplementation is to ensure you get the vitamins, minerals and co-enzymes that are either difficult to get in sufficient quantities, or are too critical to leave to chance in your diet.
I recently became aware of micronutrient competition, the brain child of Jayson and Mira Calton of Carlton Nutrition and their Nutreince multivitamin supplement. Nutreince is a twice daily powdered beverage that is designed to provide you with all the micronutrients you require divided into a morning and afternoon servings that do not compete.
As they explain in their patent, certain micronutrients when combined will render both inert, making most multivitamins less effective. Some micronutrients will compete for receptor sites in your body. While other micronutrients can cause decreased utilization of other micronutrients. Lastly, the presence of some micronutrients might mask the deficiency in others.
I still like the convenience of Vitamins on Demand, and even as complete as the Nutreince supplement is, it does not meet some of my personal micronutrient goals. For now, I will see if Vitamins on Demand can package my vitamins differently so they do not compete, but if you are looking to start a new vitamin program, I suggest you consider Calton Nutrition.
Stay well engineered,
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