Do we need Nutritional Supplements

dp / 11 February 2013

Even if our nutrition was ?perfect?, 100% of the time, it is now impossible to obtain all the nutrients we need for healthy living from food alone.  There are 2 reasons for this; firstly, foods now generally contain fewer nutrients than they used to.  Please refer to the table below ? I am sure this has deteriorated further still over the last decade.  This is due to modern farming practices, food transportation and chemicals that are used on foods.


Coupled with this, our bodies are often unable to make use of the nutrients that are in food due to poor lifestyle choices: high sugar diets, diets high in artificial sweeteners, preservatives and colourings.  Two other major factors that mean that our demand for nutrients is much higher than it used to be (and often higher than RDA?s) are exposure to environmental pollution and the prevalence of stress.  We are presented with a situation where our demand for nutrients is increasing, whilst the nutrient content of foods is decreasing.

These factors together can lead to numerous imbalances within the body which can cause weight gain, low energy and fatigue, adrenal stress, yeast overgrowth, thyroid problems, depression, sleeping disorder, decreased mental performance and an over-taxed liver.  Such conditions are now rampant in Westernised societies.

If you are interested in optimal health, supplementing may be a wise choice to bridge the gap between what we need and what we are currently getting from our regular diets.


Which should I choose?

There is a bewildering array of supplements available from supermarkets, the internet and other specialist high street stores, but often a lack of credible advice on which ones are right for you, which work together, which do not, how much to take, what time of day to take them etc. make it difficult to know what to choose.

Research suggests some are necessary on an on-going basis due to short-comings in our normal nutritional intake whilst some may be necessary on a short-term basis to restore a balance to correct a deficiency that has arisen.  For these reasons we consider supplements to be a sort of ?nutritional insurance policy? and part of our regular shopping bills.

To help select which supplements are going to be best for each person, we use theBioSignature Modulation Assessment to guide us.  In conjunction with an in-depth nutrition and lifestyle evaluation this allows us to identify specific imbalances within your body and to formulate a targeted and effective nutrition and supplementation protocol.  This means you will actually need fewer supplements than other professionals may recommend and gives you the peace of mind that what you are taking is having a positive impact on your health.

Supplement quality also varies greatly.  Many low-priced supplements use the cheapest raw materials, regardless of bioavailability ? whether the body can absorb it.

The products that we recommend are:

·         more easily absorbed

·         in natural forms

·         in a form which can be used by the body

·         in amounts that your body needs to return to health

·         a worthwhile return on your investment


If you would like to talk to us about BioSignature Modulation or your supplement regime, please call us on 01789 450 141 or email anna@motustraining.co.uk

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