Why Supplement For Your Wellbeing?
The reality of our daily lives: we’re juggling work, family, and more social commitments than we can fit on our calendar. We’re too busy or overworked to eat properly; sometimes our lifestyle habits get in the way (who could resist that extra glass of wine when we’re chatting with friends?), or we don’t even know what we should be eating to feel our best.
The result: we fall short on the nutrients our unique bodies need to function optimally.
Nutritional deficiencies can manifest as a general feeling of malaise; we look like we’re falling short of sleep, no matter how many hours we’re getting and we fall sick more often than we should. And at other times, they can have a profound — and devastating — effect on our physical and mental health.
Micronutrients: The Key To Vitality
We’re taught about macronutrients from a young age. We know our carbs, proteins and fats. We can visualise the perfect plate for a perfectly balanced meal. Macronutrients are nutrients we need in large quantities for our body’s functioning. Take carbohydrates, for example. That energised feeling you get after a big bowl of pasta? Carbohydrates are broken down by the body into glucose and used for energy. It’s easy to recognise when we need more macronutrients: our bodies let us know instinctively, and we find ourselves craving something rich, dense or energising.
Micronutrients, on the other hand, are much more elusive. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that play a wide reaching role in the body’s processes. They’re tiny nutrients with a powerful job. Vitamin E, for example — found abundantly in the exquisite olive oil grown in the rolling Tuscan hills — acts as an antioxidant in the body, helping to protect cells from free radicals that would, unchecked, sweep through our bodies, damaging our DNA and paving the way to disease and premature aging.
While macronutrients ensure we survive, micronutrients allow us to thrive. But while macronutrients are abundant and easy to consume, micronutrients can be harder to obtain through our diets. Knowledge is power when it comes to your health, and understanding the role of micronutrients in your body can have a profound impact on your wellbeing. You’ll know which foods to prioritize — and when to consider supplementation.
Why Even Well Rounded Diets Can’t Always Meet Our Needs
In a perfect world, a well rounded diet would fulfill all of our nutritional needs. But with the reality of our contemporary food system, this is getting harder and harder to achieve. Intensive agricultural practices deplete precious topsoils, and maximum profit is secured at a vast cost to the quality of the food we eat.
Added to which: the majority of our food is grown very far away, harvested when immature and subject to long shipping journeys. This depletes the nutritional value of our already poorly produced food even further.
Nothing can replace the value of a healthy diet, brimming with fresh fruits, vegetables and wholesome sources of carbs, proteins and fats. But, sometimes, this just isn’t enough. The good news? Supplements fill the gaps that our diets don’t or can’t meet, making sure our bodies have everything they need to function at their best.
Do You Need To Be More Mindful Of Your Nutrition Than Other People?
Whatever our diets may be, some groups of people have higher nutritional requirements, unique nutritional requirements or are more prone to deficiencies that others. This group includes:
– People experiencing chronic stress
– People with unbalanced lifestyles due to business or unhealthy habits (drinking, smoking etc)
– Athletes and people who engage in intense physical exercise
– People recovering from disease and treatments
– People with a specific health concern they wish to target
– Pregnant women
– Older populations
– People following a specific or restrictive diet
– People seeking maximum wellness and physical and mental well-being
If you’re in one (or more) of these groups, supplementation could enhance your wellbeing. At Etruscopharm, our organic supplements are extracted from nature and synthesised in exactly the right form and concentration for human digestion, absorption and safety. We continually develop our products with rigorous scientific insight and inspiration from the wellness Tuscany exudes. The result: outstanding supplements to help you feel your best in your body — and live your life to the fullest. Explore ETRUSCOPHARM’s range today and step into your optimal wellbeing – click below