Why You and your Children Need Nutritional Supplements for the Rest of Your Lives

If you think you may not need dietary supplements, read this. It could change your health for the rest of your life.

Finally, after more than 50 years, leading medical journals now recommend all adults take multivitamins. Both the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association have concluded that:

“Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone.”

“Inadequate intake of several vitamins has been linked to chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.”

“Suboptimal folic acid levels, along with suboptimal levels of vitamins B6 and B12, are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, neural tube defects, and colon and breast cancer; low levels of vitamin D contribute to osteoporosis and bone fracture; and low levels of the antioxidant vitamins (vitamins A, E, and C) may increase the risk for several chronic diseases.”

“It appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements.”

A large body of research has demonstrated that the nutrients found in dietary supplements reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve quality of life, and increase longevity.

Here are selections of reasons why you cannot depend on food alone for all of the nutrition you need to stay healthy.

Reason #1: The average American is overfed and undernourished. It’s no secret. Just look around you. Most people are gaining weight. Even kids are overweight these days. You or someone you know has a chronic disorder of some kind.

If you’re like most Americans, you’re consuming fabricated convenience foods high in calories but low in food value (nutrition). This type of diet leads to “subclinical” or marginal deficiencies that lead to vague health complaints such as nervousness, listlessness, recurring minor infections, general aches and pains, difficulty concentrating, irritability, depression, muscle weakness, fatigue, insomnia, and just not feeling right.

A large body of research has demonstrated that most Americans are not getting what they need from their diet. For example, in one recent U.S. Dept. of Agriculture survey of 20,000 people, not a single person was consuming adequate levels of all the vitamins and minerals. In this study, the percentages of Americans were found to be deficient as follows: 90% in vitamins. B6, 75% in magnesium, 68% in calcium, 57% in iron, 50% in vitamin A, 45% in vitamin B1, 41% in vitamin C, 34% in vitamin B2, 34% in vitamin B12…. and the list goes on.

There are hundreds of medical studies to suggest it’s a virtual certainty that you and every member of your family are deficient in one or more essential nutrients.

Reason #2: Soil depletion. Modern mass-production agriculture depletes nutrients from the soil without replenishing them. The application of synthetic fertilizers stimulates the growth of beautiful-looking plants. However, the nutrient content is missing.

So when you bite into that healthy salad or slice of whole-wheat bread, you’re getting less nutrition today than from the same foods grown in the same soil fifty years ago.

Reason #3: Commercial food processing. Much of the food you eat is processed in one way or another. When foods are prepared, they are exposed to heat, light, oxygen, or drastic change in temperature or humidity. This exposure destroys vital but fragile nutrients. Examples of processing include baking, extruding, milling, grinding, boiling, cooking, recombining, spray drying, etc.

Reason #4: Food storage and transportation. All foods deteriorate as they age. This is a problem for the food industry because many foods are shipped over great distances. Therefore chemicals are added to preserve foods and give them a longer “shelf life.” Unfortunately, in spite of these chemicals, the nutrient content of foods decline over time, even though they may look the same.

Even fresh fruits or vegetables may be sprayed, gassed or fumigated to make them look “ripe” and “fresh.” So what seems healthy isn’t necessarily as healthy as you may think.

Reason #5: Preparation and cooking of foods. Many people eat out or bring prepared food home from the market. Even if you make your meals at home, most of your food is cooked, not raw. Here’s the problem: the more you cook a portion of food, the less its nutrient value.

Of course, there are some foods, such as grains and dried legumes that you have to cook because they’re inedible when raw. You’re not going to eat a bowl of uncooked rice. However, if you overcook rice, you lose nutrients.

Reason #6: Home storage of food. Have you looked in your refrigerator lately? How long has that head of lettuce been in there? What about those leftovers from three days ago? Refrigeration does slow down the deterioration of food, but it certainly does not stop it. As every day goes by, whatever is in your refrigerator is losing its nutritional value.

Some people will eat something out of the refrigerator that is three weeks old, or something from the pantry that is a year old. By this time, some vital nutrients have been completely lost.

Reason #7: Food irradiation. Exposing foods to gamma rays, x-rays or other radiation extends their shelf life by the destruction of microorganisms, inhibition of sprouting, and delay of ripening. Some meats, chicken, and vegetables are irradiated. Foods served in restaurants or schools may be irradiated. The problem with irradiation is that vital nutrients, especially antioxidants and fat-soluble vitamins, are destroyed. There’s no label to tell you if food is irradiated.

Reason #8: Pesticides in foods. A pesticide is a poison. A little bit of pesticide will kill a bug. A lot of pesticides will kill you. Most foods contain pesticides. Even organic produce contains pesticides, although a lot less than regular produce. Pesticides may be applied to the soil, to the growing plant, or to the food while in storage or shipment.

Keep in mind that you can’t see, smell or taste these pesticides. So you have no way of knowing if what you’re eating contains pest poisons. But your body knows. Some pesticides can accumulate in the body and cause problems. Your body has to deal with the problem by expending valuable vitamins and minerals to detoxify and try to eliminate these poisons.

Reason #9: Genetically modified foods. Millions of acres of genetically modified corn, cotton, and potatoes have been planted in the U.S. (Cotton is mentioned here because cottonseed oil is found in many processed foods, and cottonseed meal is fed to cattle.) These foods, which are now in our food supply, have been engineered to produce a naturally occurring pesticide that is supposedly toxic only to insects. There are no long-term human studies to indicate that genetically modified foods are safe. However, rats fed genetically modified potatoes had increased intestinal infections, reduced immunity, and reduced weight of the intestine, pancreas, kidneys, liver, lungs, and brain. Since you may be unknowingly consuming genetically modified or irradiated foods, you would need dietary supplementation to offset the invisible but potentially harmful effects of such foods.

Reason #10: Environmental pollution. We dump nearly six billion pounds of chemicals into our environment every year. While some of it ends up in our food, much of it is in our air and water. If you breathe air and drink water, you are ingesting chemical pollution. Medical research has established that environmental chemicals contribute to degenerative diseases.

You have no choice but to eat food, drink water, and breathe air. Therefore, you will need dietary supplements to help you process and detoxify the pollution entering your body every day.

Reason #11: Bioaccumulation of pollution in animal foods. There are specific “persistent” pollutants that tend to accumulate in any living thing, whether animal or plant. The higher up the food chain, the higher the accumulation. Take swordfish for example. Swordfish is known to have high levels of mercury, a toxic metal.

The problem starts when small baitfishes eat organic material that contains mercury. They metabolize the organic material but retain the mercury. Small predatory fish then eat the baitfish, thus inheriting their accumulated mercury. The more bait fish they eat, the more mercury they accumulate. Finally, a swordfish comes along and eats a bunch of small predatory fish, and picks up a load of mercury. So a big swordfish can gather a lot of mercury over time. But the swordfish is not the end of the chain. You are! You eat the swordfish, and now all that accumulated mercury is stored in “your” body.

Swordfish is only one example out of hundreds. Here’s the point. You’re at the top of the entire food chain on earth. Therefore, you unknowingly accumulate heavy metals and chemical pollutants, which are proven to be detrimental to your health. If you consume animal foods, you need dietary supplements to help you handle the contaminants they contain.

Reason #12: “Energy” pollution. Energy pollution invisibly burdens your body. The form of energy pollution you’re familiar with is radioactive fallout, like that from nuclear testing in Nevada, which caused an increase in cancers downwind from the test site. Another, less well-known form of energy pollution is altered magnetic fields’ from electrical motors and circuits, and all kinds of energy transmissions (microwave, radar, cell phone, etc.). Not only can energy pollution destroy or damage cells directly, but also it causes a stress reaction in the body, which leads to hormonal imbalances. For example, energy pollution reduces your levels of melatonin, an essential hormone. Once again, dietary supplements are a method to assist your body to compensate for another type of pollution from which there is no escape.

Reason #13: Genetic weaknesses. Each of us is genetically and biochemically unique. But none of us is perfect. We all have some genetic defect. For example, you might have a genetic abnormality in methionine metabolism called homocystinuria (methionine is an amino acid required to make your body function). In this case, taking large doses of vitamin B6 is a way to compensate for this weakness. There are hundreds if not thousands of possible genetic abnormalities. We can minimize many of them with dietary supplementation.

Reason #14: Chronic Stress. “Stress” occurs when your body has a “fight or flight” response to any situation. Most of the time, you’re not aware of it. Stress can come from anywhere at any time. It could be a barking dog, a disagreeable boss, a car that needs repair, an unpaid bill, a relationship that isn’t working or living alone or Anything at all. You become so accustomed to stress that you consciously tune it out – but your body doesn’t.

When subjected to repeated stress, it is called chronic stress, which severely depletes your body of energy and vital reserves. Chronic stress produces hormones that have a long-term weakening effect on your body, which accelerates the aging process and leads to chronic degenerative disease. Supplements reduce the detrimental effects of chronic stress.

Reason #15: Your lifestyle. How you behave may increase your need for supplementation. For example, smoking or drinking alcohol to excess dramatically saps your reserves of vital nutrients. In both cases, dietary supplementation is not an option – it’s a requirement.

On the other hand, if you’re an avid mountain climber or high-performance athlete, you use up nutrients faster than the average person. The same is true if you work in a physically demanding occupation. Your performance improves with dietary supplementation.

Reason #16: GI problems. Any digestive or gastrointestinal problem will diminish your absorption of vitamins, minerals, protein, essential fats, and plant substances required to maintain a healthy body. Irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn’s disease, or chronic diarrhea hurt your ability to absorb nutrients. Ditto for bacterial, viral, yeast or parasitic infections. Food allergies are notorious for causing GI problems. In short, any inflammation in your GI tract means trouble. Therefore, you will need supplements to help you deal with the inflammation, as well as to increase the number of essential nutrients you are consuming and absorbing.

Reason #17: Weak digestion. Heartburn, bloat after eating, burping, or gas may suggest you have an impaired ability to digest your food. If you can’t digest your food, your body cannot absorb it, and supplementary digestive aids may be needed.

Reason #18: Getting older. Medical studies have proven that you lose your digestive power as you get older. By the time you’re “elderly,” you have a severe problem that can only be corrected by supplementation.

Also, studies have shown that many older adults eat less well than they did in earlier years. In this case, dietary supplements can augment an otherwise inadequate diet.

Reason #19: Teenagers. It’s no secret that adolescents eat and drink things that are very unhealthy, i.e., “junk food,” which is no way to nourish a maturing body. Most teenagers need dietary supplementation.

Reason #20: Chronic disease or disorder. It doesn’t matter what the disorder is. It could be arthritis, macular degeneration, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, eczema, PMS or anything else. Specific dietary supplements can help almost any disorder.

Reason #21: Medications. Americans consume an astounding quantity of prescription and over-the-counter medications. However, nothing in your body operates in isolated compartments – everything interacts with everything else in some way. Many drugs interact with supplements or cause an increased need for them. For example, women on birth control pills may have increased demand for vitamin B6. People on Glucophage need more calcium, B12, and folic acid. The list is endless. So if you’re on medication, consult with one of our physicians to determine the specific supplements you need.

Reason #22: Pregnancy. Your requirement for nutrients undergoes a significant shift when you become pregnant. It’s to your and your baby’s benefit to take supplementation to reduce your risk of a miscarriage or pregnancy complications and to have a healthier baby.

BOTTOM LINE: Because of global pollution and degradation in the quality of our food supply, it’s hard to imagine anyone who will not need nutritional supplements for the rest of his or her life. Also, many people have health problems, a lifestyle, or unique situations where supplements are advisable.

Children’s Multiple

Now you can get your children to take their vitamins VitaMist Spray Children’s Multiple has all the nutrients that your child needs each day.

We designed our custom formula for children age 4 and up, and since it is not a pill, it is easier to get your kids to take them.

A growing child needs sound nutritional support to help them develop properly. Diet plays an important part, but it only goes so far in providing all the healthy and life-enhancing nutrients your children need.

That is why the Spray and Go vitamin supplement is essential to ensure that they get the nutrients your child needs.

In our Children’s Multiple formula the nutrients are adjusted to meet the specific needs of children ages 4 and older. Pure and easy to absorb, because it is already in a liquid form, vitamin A, C, D, E, B-6, B-12, thiamin, niacin and more.

VitaMist Spray Children’s vitamins that they will love, and the healthiest and safest they can take.

Order now for a 30-day supply of our VitaMist Spray Children’s Multiple that will give your little ones everything a growing girl or boy needs in a great-tasting, bubble gum flavored spray vitamin.

Just like you and me, every child should be taking vitamins year round, but it is even more important at this time of the year as the kid’s go back to school.
Kid’s love junk food, but it just doesn’t provide them with all the nutrients they need. The start of the school year can also put tremendous stress on our youngsters, making them susceptible to illness and disease.

Your children will love the great taste of this bubble gum flavored product. In fact, it tastes so good they won’t believe that it’s good for them! It is a great way to get them started on good habits that will last a lifetime.

With VitaMist Spray Children’s Multiple, you can give your children the edge they need to be their very best. VitaMist Spray Children’s Multiple – a delicious Spray multivitamin they will love to take every day.

Don’t they deserve the very best?

How the Prospects Rated the Factors

We surveyed prospects to see how THEY rate the various factors that go into the presentation you give them. What caught their eye may surprise you.

#1 Who gave the presentation
This option won by a landslide. The #1 reason a prospect joins a multilevel company is YOU. The prospect can’t see or touch the company. The prospect does not have personal experience with the product line. The prospect has not visited the home office. All the prospect sees, is YOU? His thoughts throughout your presentation are:

* “Can I work effectively with you?”

* “Will you take the time to help me?”

* “Can you do the job?”

* “Are you telling the truth?”
How the prospect perceives YOU is the most critical factor in his decision to join.

#2 Upline support
Upline support translates into YOU again. The second most crucial factor rated by multilevel prospects was their ability to depend on their upline (YOU and others) to help them become successful. Soothe your prospect’s insecurities by showing how you and your sponsor have helped others become successful. Assure your prospect of upline support until he has reached a certain self-sufficient level of success. Your prospect wants to be successful. You hold the key.

#3 Training provided
Does your group have weekly or monthly training meetings? Seminars? Rallies? These are the classroom training events your prospect will be looking for. And that’s only half the story. “On-the-job” training is what sells your prospect. Why did franchises take off in the 70’s and 80’s? They offered a company-trained mentor to work at the franchisee’s location to help them off to a fast start. Tell your prospect you will give the recruiting presentations to his prospects while he observes. Anyone can feel confident if all they have to do is observe. Once your prospect feels he has sufficient skills and group-building success, then he may decide to continue without your help.

#4 Marketing plan and earnings potential
Surprised? The money doesn’t show up as a factor in the prospect’s decision process until #4. Promises of profits are meaningless without the prospect’s confidence that he can work the business successfully. Or, in other words, who cares if you earn 99% commission if you are selling ice to Eskimos? The belief that the prospect can succeed in the business transcends the percentages in the marketing plan. Remember your first exposure to multilevel marketing? Could you go home and thoroughly explain the subtler points of the compensation plan after only one exposure? Probably not. So don’t spend too much time making a big deal out of the 1/2 of 1% super- override bonus on non-qualifying directors on a regional basis. It won’t help your prospect decide to join.

#5 Product line
A great way to irritate prospects is to demonstrate every product in detail. An eager prospect wants to know one thing about the product line: Will people buy it? Your product may have gold plated bearings instead of stainless steel bearings. So what? If no one will buy your product, does it matter how fantastic the quality is? Your prospect does not want to join a company with products people don’t want. Professional recruiters concentrate on showing the market for their products and why the general public desires to have the product.

#6 Being first in an area
Maybe he’s not the pioneer to blaze the trail, but your prospect wants to see a tremendous potential of qualified prospects. Assure your prospect that together, you can actively create a viable business. This is already a minor point as we are in the bottom half of decision factors for the prospect.

#7 Company literature shown
Beautiful literature doesn’t sell; people sell. If you are relying on 70 lbs four-color enameled stock with artistic photographs to sign up prospects, maybe you should reconsider your career and become a photographer. If you are a jerk passing out nice- looking flyers, you are still a jerk. Do you think your prospect wants to bring a jerk to do a two-on-one presentation with his friends, neighbors, and relatives? Ha ha ha! Well, jerks believe so anyway.

#8 Company image
You are making a presentation to your best prospect in Miami, Florida. You show him a beautiful video describing the 45,000 square foot home office on 3 acres in the exclusive suburb of Olympia Fields, in the town of Flossmoor, Illinois. Big deal.

So what if the company has a lot of money for videos, offices, printing, etc.? The real question is: “Can my potential sponsor do the job? Will he be capable of helping me reach the success I desire?” After all, what can the home office do to help? Send the prospect another video? Oh, wow, that will surely help to build his business.

#9 Sales kit provided
An excellent collection of reading material, brochures, sales receipts, videos, cassettes, etc. – all utterly worthless in the hands of a prospect lacking confidence. Prospects get confidence and support from their upline, not from ballpoint pens and bumper stickers with the company logo. Inside joke of multilevel pros: “Here’s your kit. Go for it.”

#10 Company management experience
“Our president had 2.372 years of public auditing experience with one of the largest regional firms in the South Atlantic States. His grading on his personnel report by his superiors was 2.46, one of the highest ever given.” Pretty ludicrous, isn’t it? What not to say: “Our president has 25 years experience in multilevel management with five different companies.”

Brainstorming Session:
Is your presentation giving prospects what they want to buy? Or, is your presentation giving your prospects what’s important to you?

Top Back-to-School Health Supplements

Dear VitaMist Family,

The summer days are almost over, and it’s time to switch gears and get back into the school routine.  Back to school is the perfect time to emphasize healthy habits, such as healthy snacks, healthy meals, and make sure they have their VitaMist. When you do your traditional school shopping for supplies and clothes, make sure to stock up on VitaMist to keep your kids and grandkids healthy.

Here is my list of top health supplements for back to school:

Children’s Multiple

A comprehensive multivitamin and mineral is the base of almost every health program. This tasty formula supplies vitamins and minerals in a child-friendly way.

C+Zinc

With school comes a barrage of illnesses!  On top of (constantly) reminding your kids to wash their hands, it’s always good to give them an immune system boost!

D-Stress B-Complex

Going back to school is a very stressful time of year. Kids can worry about their new classroom, classmates, and teachers. D-Stress helps them settle that anxiety by replacing their depleted B vitamins.

We certainly have enjoyed the relaxing days of summer, but it’s time to get back into the routine and take our supplements faithfully!

 “Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire”  -William Butler Yeats

    

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