Even if you're on the healthiest diet in the world — The Hallelujah Diet, may we suggest — today's world cannot supply you with the nutrition it did even 50 years ago. Because of food sterilization methods, nutrient-depleted farmland, and other modern food supply factors beyond your control (not to mention pollution, stress, etc.), no diet of food alone can supply all the vital nutrients needed to protect your immune system and maximize your health. However, through whole food concentrates like BarleyMax and certain supplements of isolated nutrients, we can boost the body's defenses to support the body's efforts to keep us free from disease.
DID YOU KNOW? A whole food concentrate is not the same thing as a supplement. Whole food concentrates like BarleyMax are a whole food containing all of the naturally occurring nutrients that work in synergy. A supplement is an isolate of one or more nutrients intended to maximize a particular nutritional trait. Labels on whole food concentrates have "Nutrition Facts" and supplements have "Supplement Facts".In addition to whole food concentrates like BarleyMax, there are a few supplements that will fill in dietary gaps regardless of what type of diet you follow:
- Vitamin B12 - This vitamin is essential for brain function, homocysteine metabolism (important for cardiovascular health), and energy production. There are several forms of B12, the most common being cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin is the preferred form since it can be used in the body immediately upon absorption; cyanocobalamin must be converted to a usable form by the body first, a process which degrades the supplement's efficacy. Hallelujah Acres' B12-B6-Folic Acid supplement contains the preferred methylcobalamin form of B12.
- Vitamin D3 - Your vitamin D level is just as important as your cholesterol levels. If everyone in the USA was to take just 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 every day, some health experts say the rates of heart disease, strokes, and colon, breast, and prostate cancer would plummet. Note that vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is a synthetic form of vitamin D; it is not as absorbable as D3 (cholecalciferol) and is actually significantly inferior to D3. Hallelujah Acres' B-Flax-D supplement contains 2,000 IU of the preferred vitamin D3 per serving.
- Iodine - Iodine supports almost every gland. It balances estrogen levels, stabilizes heart rhythms, improves glucose metabolism, and is essential for the development of the central nervous system. Hallelujah Acres offers two brands of iodine, Iosol drops (more absorbable) and the much more potent Iodoral tablet.
- Fish Oil - Human health benefits of the fats in a clean, toxin-free fish oil are known to support greater mental acuity, reduce chronic inflammation, and improve cardiovascular function. Hallelujah Acres offers Pharmax Finest Pure Fish Oil, which is toxin-free and flavored with orange oil.
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