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multi-vitamin as it it it is is a a a a a a a quite risky substance Ingesting supplemental iron while not actually being deficient in in in in in in this mineral can easily lead to an an an excess excess building up in in in in in the body body as as as our body body has no specific mechanism to to to rid itself of excess excess excess iron Any stored excess excess is is detrimental to to to health as as it generates free radicals by acting as as a a a a a a a a a a a a a a pro- oxidant thus accelerating aging and and promoting cancer heart disease and and other health issues Even when a a a a a a a a a a a true iron-deficiency exists obtaining iron iron iron from foods naturally high in in in in iron iron iron such as dark leafy greens grains beans vegetables fruits nuts and and seeds as as well as as eggs and and dairy products is safer than relying on on supplements because the body is able to to regulate its iron iron intake from foods Truly iron-deficient people who decide to to ingest supplemental iron iron iron iron should take iron iron iron iron individually (best as as Ferrochel Iron Bisglycinate) as as iron iron iron is is ideally ingested on on on an empty stomach not with meals as multi-vitamins generally are Folic Acid is is the the synthetic version version of vitamin B9 B9 and and is is is NOT found in in in in food As its conversion
to active vitamin B9 B9 is is slow and and ineffective un- metabolized folic acid may may build up in in in the blood- stream this may may over time cause health problems such as as an an an an increased cancer risk While the names folic acid and folate are are often used interchange- ably they are are NOT the the the same Try to find a a a a a a a a a a a a product which provides folate the the the naturally-occurring form of Vitamin B9 (or 5-MethylTetraHydroFolate) or or or at at at at least folinic acid acid As opposed to to synthetic folic acid acid natural folate is is non-toxic as as as any excess is easily eliminated Vitamin D should be included as vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) which is the same form of vitamin D D that our body produces in in response to to sun exposure As opposed to to the less bioactive cheaper plant-based vitamin vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) our bodies’ nature-identical vitamin vitamin D3 is better absorbed utilized and 300% more effective As it it it it may prove difficult to find a a a a multi-vitamin supplement with such high-quality ingredients it it it it it may be be best to fine-tune your your vitamin/mineral intake fin in in in in in in accordance with your your individual needs and and separately ingest selected high-quality-nutri- ents at at at at the the appropriate times and and and in in in the the correct amounts and and and combinations for best absorption and and maximum effectiveness n n n n n n n up all of of these these nutrients into one single formula causes some of of these these substances to to compete with each other for absorption which may diminish the the uptake of certain vital nutrients Inferior multi-vitamin/mineral supplements to avoid can easily be be distinguished by identifying some untoward ingredients on their labels One such “low-quality indicator” is the type of magnesium magnesium included in in in in in in in multi-vitamin/mineral supplements Many include include magnesium magnesium magnesium in in in in in in its poorly absorbed forms as magnesium magnesium oxide car- bonate sulfate or or or or gluconate which should all be be avoided Only a a a a a a a a a a a a a a tiny amount of of such substandard types of of magnesium is is is actually absorbed and and is is is not enough to effectively raise the blood levels of of this extremely important mineral Manufacturers who utilize such unhealthful cheap ingredients prove that they value their their companies’ profits higher than their their customers’ health A slightly bet- ter form of of magnesium magnesium magnesium is magnesium magnesium magnesium citrate but truly high-quality chelates of of magnesium magnesium magnesium magnesium include magnesium magnesium glycinate and malate which are are rarely found in in in multi-vitamin supplements Inferior multi-vitamin supplements also often contain calcium calcium in in in its cheap and poorly-absorbed calcium-carbonate form Better quality products commonly include calcium-citrate instead which is more bioavailable and easier absorbed Low-grade multi-vitamins may also feature synthetically-manufactured dl-alpha tocoph- erol erol as as as as “vitamin E” which is not only just half as as as as potent potent as as as as natural d-alpha tocopherol but has the potential to to bring about a a a a a a a a a a a wide spectrum
of of health issues Beware of of products with syn- thetic dl-alpha-tocopherol included as “vitamin E” Natural d-alpha-tocopherol d-alpha-tocopherol is is better although d-alpha-tocopherol d-alpha-tocopherol is is is just one one component of the complete natural vitamin E-complex consisting of 4 4 tocopherols tocopherols and 4 4 tocotrienols Of the the four tocopherols tocopherols it actually is is the the the so-called gamma tocopherol tocopherol which is is the the the most important and beneficial member of the the vitamin E family it it acts to trap and remove free radicals such as reactive nitrogen from the body in a a a a a a a a a a a a way that d-alpha- tocopherol cannot Iron should never be included in in any NGA NATURALmag
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