The natural nutrients in foods are in the ideal form for the body to digest, absorb, assimilate and utilize. However, the agricultural soils have become deficient, so commercial foods do not have full nutrition to offer.
Organically grown produce needs to be raised properly in soil that is refurbished with mineral-rich materials in a good balance and pH for healthy plant growth. Further, the organic field must be far enough from chemical agricultural fields and other sources of pollution to avoid blow-over of sprays, fallout of airborne poisons or contamination of the water supply.
Eating a variety of foods to get the whole range of needed nutrients is important. Still, extra nutrition is needed with the stress and pollution levels of our time. Food-based vitamins and food-form minerals are better utilized.
Most commercial vitamin supplements are synthetic or crystalline in form. When a nutrient is extracted from its natural context or created with chemicals, it has no life. There are no synergistic elements, no accompanying mineral compounds, no enzymes that catalyze metabolic activities.
Super foods, like Northern Edge organic milled flax seed, Delicious Greens, organic spirulina, flower pollen extract and herbs, are very important to be added to the diet for the minerals and phytonutrient compounds they provide. Please visit ReallyWell.com for outstanding natural health information and products.