Nutritional Supplementation

Supplementation with vitamins and minerals, in a perfect world, should not be necessary. Unfortunately the world we live in today is far from perfect. In the US we are subjected to over 80,000 toxic chemicals, most of which have never been tested by the FDA or the EPA.

Food purchased in most grocery stores are filled with some of these chemicals, artificial coloring, hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and even known carcinogens. The soil in which most food is grown is so depleted that without the addition of (N)nitrogen, (P)Phosphorus and (K)Potassium it would be impossible to produce a crop. Although essential, these three nutrients comprise a fraction of what is needed in the soil to grow food that can sustain us in a healthy way.

Certain crops such as soy beans and corn have been genetically modified. Currently food labels do not identify GMO foods. A good bet is that 95% of soy and corn has been modified. The long term effects on our health of these foods is still unknown. The challenge is that these two crops in one way or another comprise a large part of the average Americans diet.

At ADIO we use nutritional supplements where needed, not to treat any ailment, but to support the various systems of the body. Recent studies have shown that 93% of Americans are nutritionally deficient. Experience has shown us that nutritional deficiencies lead to cravings, weight gain and poor health.

The media is filled with conflicting studies about the efficacy of certain vitamins such as A,C and E. In recent years dozens of studies have found that taking these vitamins either have no benefit, or have detrimental side effects. What the media and the studies fail to report is that all these studies are done with synthetic vitamins - chemical, fractionated products that no longer resemble food.

At ADIO we only use real supplements, made from real food, grown on a real farm. In the scientific community there is no disagreement about the necessity for minerals and vitamins in our diet - a diet that is currently sadly lacking in both. It is the form that we consume them in that has become increasingly controversial. Whole food supplementation is effective, safe and very useful. Unfortunately it is never used in studies to test the efficacy of vitamin supplementation.