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Sense or nonsense of nutritional supplements

  1. Many people do not know whether they need the vitamins and minerals that they faithfully take daily as a dietary supplement. They forget that with the right nutrition we get all the necessary vitamins and minerals. Very often - perhaps unnecessarily - an amount of more than € 80.00 per month is quickly spent on supplements such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, etc.


  1. The word supplement comes from the Latin supplementum, which means supplement. Food supplement is therefore a supplement to (a possible shortage) of nutrition.

Need food supplements?

  1. The food supplements that we can buy at a reasonable price at a department store, supermarket or chemist are often of such a composition that they are not or much less easily absorbed by the body. As a result, it is often discharged undigested by the body and that the user of the supplements is in fact busy manufacturing quite 'expensive' urine and faeces. If someone still wants to use a dietary supplement, it is advisable to take the drug in the most natural form, so that it can be properly absorbed by the body. The result of a supplement in the most natural form is that a better result can be achieved with much less milligram per tablet or capsule.


  1. It can be stated that neither minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, etc., are necessary, provided one:


  1. Many people who are not in balance do (temporarily) need nutritional supplements. The same also applies to pregnant and breastfeeding women, the chronically ill, the elderly and those who do not eat good and fresh food.

Consequence of intensive agriculture

  1. Some years ago, a German study showed that over time the vegetables and fruit of the supermarket contained substantially less vitamins and minerals. In that case it was often about a percentage of up to 82 percent less in these nutrients. This is mainly the result of intensive agriculture. In the Netherlands, agricultural land is struggling with a great shortage of selenium. Selenium is an essential nutrient that is mainly active in the liver. It ensures proper functioning of the thyroid gland. From this it follows that what is not in the soil cannot end up in the food and that in turn leads to a shortage of such nutrients.

Organic products

  1. As a rule, organic vegetables and organic fruit contain many more vitamins and minerals. In addition, biological products are less affected by (artificial) growth and pesticides, while pesticides are also not good for humans.

Does it not work, does it not harm?

  1. A Dutch saying goes: "It doesn't help, it doesn't hurt either". Many people believe that a dietary supplement is harmless. Yet that is not entirely true. It is true that anything that can be dissolved in water will simply be urinated if it is too much. This applies, for example, to vitamin C. However, other vitamins are absorbed into the fat tissue of the body. Too much vitamin A with prolonged use can lead to:

Good nutrition

  1. Good nutrition is:


  1. Buy and eat sun-ripened fruit and vegetables and build up your system to have sufficient resistance in winter. Eat fresh too. Cut your own vegetables and peel your own fruit. All prepackaged and pre-cut vegetables really contain a lot less vitamins and minerals than if you prepare your own right before you eat.


  1. Fresh also means no leftovers and baking or boiling again. Because later firing or cooking means that when (re) heating the vitamins and minerals evaporate. Also eat alternately and not too much of the same. The closer you stay to the original product, the better it is.

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