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Are You Getting Enough Of These 4 Nutrients?

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Over the past century, the average American has increased normal, suggested portion sizes and processed & packaged foods have become dietary staples. Most pantries or cabinets are filled with canned or boxed foods, freezers contain highly processed meals, and sugary, fatty sauces and condiments line refrigerator shelves. There is no way that you can satisfy the recommended daily intake of essential nutrients if you are only eating those foods.

 

What Are Essential Nutrients?

The body cannot make sufficient amounts of certain nutrients on its own, which is why you have to obtain those nutrients via your diet. Essential nutrients are mostly found in various foods, but they are plentiful in plant-based options like fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and whole grains, as opposed to packaged or processed foods that are fortified with nutrients. Below, you will find the common essential nutrients, which most people don’t consume enough of, and where you can find them.

 

Vitamin D:

Vitamin D aids with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the digestive tract. This process needs to happen in order to maintain healthy teeth and bones. The body also requires vitamin D for optimal immune and muscle function. You can absorb vitamin D naturally by being in the sun for about 15-30 minutes a day. For those who live in areas where sunlight isn’t as prevalent, mushrooms (maitake, shiitake, and portobellos) are the best natural sources of vitamin D.

 

Folate:

Make sure you get folate and not folic acid, which is the synthetic form of folate. You can obtain folate from most leafy greens, avocado, citrus fruits, asparagus, and certain nuts and legumes. Folate is an integral B-vitamin that encourages healthy cell development. Pregnant women are recommended to eat folate-rich foods to aid healthy fetal development and reduce the risk of birth defects.

 

Potassium:

Potassium works to maintain healthy blood pressure levels by ridding excess sodium from the body. It also helps the central nervous system send impulses all through the body. Consuming potassium has also been linked to a reduced risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes. On the other hand, potassium deficiency has been linked to muscle cramps, fatigue, and constipation. Great potassium sources include melons, bananas, apricots, citrus fruits, strawberries, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, and avocados.

 

Vitamin A:

Supporting healthy vision and the efficient transmission of electrical signals from the eyes to the brain, vitamin A is an essential nutrient that people often neglect. Vitamin A encourages healthy immune function by supporting mucus membranes, which help to fight off infections. You can find vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, in carrots, sweet potatoes, papayas, apricots, peaches, winter squash, and leafy greens.

 

Sources:

https://greatist.com/health/missed-nutrients-whole-foods

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/six-essential-nutrients#minerals

https://thefitimpact.goherbalife.com/Content/Article/en-us/content/are-you-getting-enough-of-these-five-nutrients/?scheme=/public

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    Q: Can I take the Moringa Formula instead of the Vitamin C formula, and still get the necessary nutrients that my body needs from Vitamin C? My daily regime will goes as follows: Electric Green Combo, Iodine, and Moringa Formula or/and Vitamin C based on your answer. Thanks.

    A:

    You sure can! Ounce per ounce it contains 6 to 7 times the amount of Vitamin C in orange juice. Although moringa will provide you with a plethra of vitamins and nutrients, you still must eat foods that also bring you these nutrients. Supplements are just that, something added to help complete a diet or dietary needs.

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    Q: Please reply to this (I will not buy from you unless you reply to my email; I want to check some things with you before I buy): 1- Please tell me if the following products in your website can be taken by pregnant women: folic acid, iron phosphate, bioflavonoid formula, iodine phosphate, multi vitamins and minerals, vitamin c formula, b-vitamin complex, iron phosphate tea? 2- I want to buy all the nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.) that I need for my baby (I'm 3 months pregnant). If I buy the multi vitamins and minerals, do I need to supplement any additional products that I mentioned above (esp. folic acid, vitamin c, iron, b-vitamin complex)? 3- I also want to buy Eklampein formula, prenatal laxative, prenatal formula, healthy pregnancy, and prenatal tea. Since I can't buy all the products that I mentioned in this email; I need your help to buy less. Because the ones that I will buy; I will buy enough to last me about 5/6 months (so I will still be buying so many from you even if I buy 3 or 4 different products). I don't have enough money; please work with me and tell me which ones I need for complete prenatal care and since I will be buying too many; please give me discount (so I can afford it and take good care of myself and my baby in the same time).

    A:

    Folic acid, iron phosphate, bioflavonoid formula, iodine phosphate, multi vitamins and minerals, vitamin c formula, b-vitamin complex, iron phosphate tea can all be taken by a pregnant woman. You could delete bioflavonoid and B-vitamin complex though and still get necessary nutrition for your pregnancy. And yes, Dherbs.Com will give you a nice discount on a large order. Now here's what I would personally suggest for a great pre-natal regimen: PRE-NATAL FORMULA ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD VITAMIN C FORMULA IODINE PHOSPHATE FOLIC ACID IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA PRE-NATAL TEA PRENATAL LAXATIVE (optional)

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    Q: I was wondering if it is necessary to take a prenatal vitamin if I will by using your product called healthy pregnancy, since it already has lot of nutrients in it.

    A:

    It's optional to use prenatal vitamin when using our Healthy Pregnancy Formula. It's your choice!

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    Q: I am trying to find an all-organic multi-vitamin to replace the vitamin I?m currently taking. Does your multi-vitamins and minerals include Vitamins A, all B's, D, E, K, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and potassium? Should any of your other formulas be taking along with it?

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    Our Multi-Vitamins and Minerals includes all the nutrients you named below. You may take this formula with other Dherbs formulas.

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    Q: I had my annual physical in November 2008, where it was determined that my Vitamin D levels were low (17). I did the Full Body Detox in January, which was great. I ordered and started taking the Vitamin D pills after the detox. I went to the Dr. in March, and was retested for the Vitamin D deficiency. My levels had dropped even lower to 8. Was there something else I should have been taking with the Vitamin D?

    A:

    When working on the blood you should never isolate (like only be concerned with Vitamin D levels). The body is holistic, and so is the blood. Focus on the entire blood. You should take (in addition to the Vitamin D) Blood and Lymphatic Formula, Iron Phosphate, and Vitamin C Formula. These help cleanse, purify, and rebuild the blood.

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    Q: So what are the essential nutrients and what products do you have or that I can buy that will do what is need to resolve this skin problem??

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    THE ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS ARE ALL 102 MINERALS (CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, SODIUM, MAGNESIUM, ZINC, IRON, ETC.), VITAMINS, AMINO ACIDS, B-VITAMINS, ETC. FOR THE SKIN PROBLEM, I SUGGEST PERFORMING THE FULL BODY DETOX FOR STARTERS. APPLY OZ OIL EXTERNALLY TO THE FACE, ESPECIALLY AFTER A GOOD FACIAL WASH AND SCRUB.

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    Q: I usually take a few supplements a day.... vitamin E, flax, vitamin c, and calcium/magnesium. I am wondering if they are still necessary to take while on a raw food diet and the anti viral cleanse?

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    NO, you don't need to take anything additionally while on the Anti-Viral kit and regimen.

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    Q: I'm interested in purchasing your : VITAMIN E , but noticed that it does not contain Mixed Tocopherols d-alpha, d-beta, d-delta, and d-gamma. It is my understanding that the best Vitamin E to take is one that consists of the above-mentioned ingredients and should also be unspecified and cold pressed. It appears that yours does not contain these ingredients. Can you explain?

    A:

    THE : VITAMIN E INGREDIENTS YOU NAMED ARE ALL DRUGS AND TRUTH BE TOLD THE VITAMIN E IS NOTHING BUT PROCESSED SOY OIL. THE TERM 'COLD PRESSED' REFERS TO "OIL." SO IT'S OIL. ASK YOURSELF, WHAT ARE THE NATURAL FOOD SOURCES OF THESE INGREDIENTS (D-ALPHA, D-DELTA, ETC.). YOUR MEDICINE MUST BE DERIVED FROM A FOOD (FRUIT OR VEGETABLE) AND CONTAIN NUTRIENTS. WHAT ARE THE FOOD SOURCES OF THE PRODUCT? DHERBS.COM COMPOUNDS ARE ALL HERBAL AND THUS ALL FOOD AND CAN BE ASSIMILATED BY THE BODY. THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE

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    Q: How many mgs is the Vitamin D?

    A:

    Because we don't sell pharmaceutical grade products, we are not into the measurement of nutrients. The government only requires drugs to be measured so as to prevent over-dosage. Herbs are food and therefore one cannot overdose.

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    Q: I currently take a garlic pill once a day, multi-vitamin pill once a day, and two maximum strength fish oil pills daily to address my cholesterol and vitamin intake. Do you have? Herbal pills that can help me lower my cholesterol and some form of a cleansing for male customers, which addresses excess fat?

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    YES... CHOLESTEROL BUSTER AND WEIGHT RELEASE FORMULA AND BOWEL MOVER.

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    Q: I purchased the Multi vitamins and minerals because I'm trying to go all natural with majority of the products that I use. anyhow, my question is how can this formula provide every essential vitamin that most otc vitamins if the ingredients don't specify which vitamin they represent and its mg or IU (amt per serving).

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    OTC minerals don't provide all 102 minerals even in oxide form let alone organic form. We use plants, various plants, considered nutritive in that they contain a FULL spectrum on nutrients. Full spectrum means encompassing all and because you use different herbs, the nutrients one herb lacks the other contains. Also, Dherbs doesn't deal in RDA levels for nutrients, i.e. mg, grams, etc.

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    Q: My 18 month old has sickle cell anemia. What do you suggest to help keep her immune system fortified? She is currently taking daily doses of penicillin (2 tsp), 10 mg folic acid 1000 mg vitamin C, 1/4 tsp B12. I'm doing everything I can to keep her healthy and strong. What else can I do?

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    Read our â€SICKLE CELL ANEMIA CRISIS†article for solutions (located under ARTICLES). If you need additional help after reading this article, e-mail us again.

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    Q: I am using most of your Diabetes related Herbs, but I have found that I could not control my sugar cravings without the use of large amounts of Vitamin B-12. Isn't there anyway you could prepare an Herbal preparation of Vitamin B-12 ? I have tried your B Vitamin Complex product and it did not do what I wanted.

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    You need to get to the root of your sugar cravings. Detoxify your body, use sugar alternatives: MAPLE SYRUP, STEVIA, AGAVE NECTAR, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, etc. Try Dherbs Sugar Buster(3 caps in the morning on an empty stomach and before you eat anything sweet).

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    Q: Do you offer, in any of your products: Vitamin B-17,Wheat Grass, Mushrooms, preferably maitake, and clear quartz crystal, and, if not, where may I find them. I live near New York City.

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    You can find B17 in ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD; mushrooms such as maitake in TUMOR BUSTER EXTRACT, and quartz crystal is in most of our crystal elixirs. Visit our On-Line Store!

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    Q: I am an African American, 70 years old, and in good health and physical condition. I jog/walk 1 1/2 miles 5 days a week, do pushups and sit ups daily. But, I have low bone density, on the following medication: once a month Itake 1 capsule of Ergocalciferl 50,000 mg; once a week I take 1 tablet of Alendronate 70mg (Fosamax) a week (same day), and daily one tablet of calcium 500 with Vitamin D, and a multi-vitamin tablet. My questions are: 1) is there a herbal product to replace each, Ergocalciferl, Alendronate, Vitamin D, and what do you recommend for a multi-vitamin purpose and something to boost my energy level? Thanks, I will wait to receive your response.

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    I would recommend you take KHEMETIAN GOLD, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA, and CALCIUM FORMULA to replace these products you listed that are harmful to you. All of the above will nourish you with the necessary nutrients your body requires.

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    Q: My question is in regards to mal absorption of nutrients due to the lack of large and small intestines. Can you offer any helpful suggestions as to how I can assist him in his growth and development?

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    When there is a lack of the intestines mal-absorption will occur if nutrients are not in ionic liquid form, i.e. KHEMETIAN GOLD.

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    Q: I am taking Electric Green Cell Food Formula, Iodine, Vitamin C Formula, and Vitamin E. Does taking the first three give me all the vitamins, mineral, and protein I need on a daily basis?

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    You are taking all that you need, and getting 100% nutrition!

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    Q: Can I give the VITAMIN B COMPLEX to my daughter age 9+ who is having epilepsy? I understand that vitamin B complex can be of great help to those who suffer from epilepsy? Will this DHerbs.com B-Vitamin Complex safe for her consumption? If yes, what is the dosage for her to take?

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    The VITAMIN B COMPLEX (1 capsule daily for her) is SAFE! Did you read the "EPILEPSY (SEIZURES)" article? If not, you should!

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    Q: What is the difference between Vitamin D, and D3? I understand that this vitamin is very helpful in warding off the various flu strains.

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    I highly recommend that you first read the article on the Dherbs.com website written about the so-called swine flu. Here is a link below that you can follow to go directly to read the article. "Vitamin D", is a term for the collective group of fat-soluble prohormones which includes that of D3. There has been research stating that vitamin D serves as an important regulator of immune system responses. That being said, I also recommend that you check out the following all natural, plant-based formulas that you can purchase from DHERBS.com, Vitamin D Formula, Immune Support, and Vitamin C Formula. These can all be beneficial to building a strong immune system so as to be proactive in your maintaining your health!

    Articles:
    Swine Flu Virus - Pharmaceutical Cartel Up To Its Old Tricks

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    Q: DO YOU HAVE A MUTI-VITAMIN I CAN TAKE DAILY? I ASKED MY DOCTOR FOR ONE AND HE TOLD ME OVER THAT OVER THE COUNTER VITAMINS JUST MAKE AN EXSPENSIVE PISS THEY DONT DO YOU ANY GOOD, BUT I FEEL I NEED SOMETHING. WHAT CAN I TAKE TO GET RID OF THE EXCESS WATER IN MY BODY? AND LASTLY, I HAVE TWO BOYS 8 AND 5 YEARS OLD THEY HAVE ALERGIES WHAT CAN I GIVE THEM TO HELP THEM WITH THIS PROBLEM.

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    Damn, you went to a cool doctor that was honest! Wow! Doc was right about OTC vitamins and minerals! Dherbs.com has a MULTI-VITAMINS AND MINERALS FORMULA and KHEMETIAN GOLD formula that delivers 100% nutrition. For excess water take our FLUID BUSTER Formula. For your boy's allergies, read our article on â€ALLERGIESâ€. Allergies denote a need for cleansing and a change of diet. A CHILDREN DETOX (liquid extracts) may be in order for them.