​THE SUPERMAN PILL

Imagine your next-door neighbor comes to you and said, I’m taking this magic vitamin pill and it’s doing wonders for me. My question to you is, should you take the same pill? Absolutely NOT!. You need to make a good choice about which supplements are right for you based on the facts and quality of the supplements.


​What are your needs?


Every person is different and the requirements of the body are different too, what works for one person may not work for others. How many vitamins you take depends on a lot of factors. For example,  your personal health, family history, sex, age. According to a study at Harvard medical school, people who take daily multivitamins have a 25% lower risk of developing a cataract.




​Am I going to feel ​better right away after taking vitamins?


You will not feel like a superman after taking vitamins and minerals, vitamins and minerals affect is compounding and you will see the changes over a period of time.  You may notice that you just feel better overall more energetic and more optimistic, common cold minor skin problems, may finally clear up. If you have a chronic disease such as diabetes,  you may find that your symptoms are easier to deal with and some side effects and complications improve.

By taking multivitamins as a part of your healthy diet, you may be preventing future problems, like osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, stroke, and senility.



​We've done a very conservative chart showing the safe ranges for healthy adults. Remember, more isn't always better. When in doubt, less is always best. Don't exceed the maximum safe dose.



Vitamin

sage daily usage

​Vitamin A

​5,000–25,000 IU

​Thiamin

​2–100 Mg

​Riboflavin

​50–100 Mg

​Niacin

​20–100 Mg

​Pyridoxine

​3–50 Mg

​Folic acid

​800 Mcg–2 Mg

​Cobalamin

​500–1,000 Mcg

​Pantothenic acid

​4–7 Mg

​Biotin

​30–100 Mcg

​Vitamin C

​500–2,000 Mg

​Vitamin D

400–600 IU

​Vitamin E

​200–400 IU

​Mineral

sage daily usage

​Calcium

​1,000–1,500 Mg

​Copper

​1.5–3.0 Mg

​Chromium

​50–200 Mcg

​Iron

​15–30 Mg

​Magnesium

​300–500 Mg

​Manganese

​2.5–5.0 Mg

​Molybdenum

​75–250 Mcg

​Potassium

​2,000–3,500 Mg

​Selenium

​70–200 Mcg

​Zinc

​15–50 Mg

What should you do if you’re 55+?


Your nutritional needs change when you grow older. For example, when you’re at 65 age, your body doesn’t absorb vitamin D and B(not all of them). If you’re an older woman your body needs more calcium and less iron. In the united states more than half of the people over 70 years, age takes more than on prescription drugs every day. Some common prescription drugs can seriously affect your vitamin and mineral levels, we will talk about it some other day.

A study has shown over 30% of elderly people regularly skip at least one meal a day. Many older women eat only 1500 calories and many older men eat 1900 calories per day. If you're not taking in enough good, nutritious calories, you're not taking in enough vitamins and minerals from your food.


Do you need vitamins and minerals for your kids and teens?


You don’t If


  • ​They are eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables
  • ​They are not eating junk food
  • ​They are not addictive to sugar
  • ​They are not on high sodium frozen food

Unfortunately, kids today don’t always get what their body needs, stats show one out of ten toddlers is low on iron. If you talk to any doctor they will advise you to give your kids vegetables and fruits. Anyone who's ever been a parent knows that it's a lot harder to do. It's tough enough to get a six-year-old to eat vegetables. Many doctors do suggest an iron supplement or a formula containing iron for babies under 24 months, especially if you are breastfeeding. Look for vitamins made without artificial colors and preservatives. When it comes to kids, stick to the good quality of vitamins.