How to decide which supplement you really need?

What is the secret for getting results with supplements?

Are you discourged because you have failed to find the right supplement to fix you health challenge?

The trick is understanding the condition so you get the right supplement.

You must educate yourself on what it really takes to build health. Specifically health in the part of the body that you have your attention on or which is creating a larger problem to your health.

And this is not just being told what helps to build Your Health, but getting the understanding of why it will build health.

An example is something which I’ve worked with for over 15 years, deciding which supplements for neuropathy. I’ve seen many many supplement companies start up (and sometimes fail) that sold supplements for neuropathy. They each had a different idea of what to use that will diminish the pain and symptoms.

Some worked to give some of the B vitamins but usually had additionally things like anti-oxidants and herbs. Anti-oxidants will actually bring some relief and stop the progression of nerve damage (which is what neuropathy is) and the herbs will just cover up symptoms. One supplement even claims that enzymes are what will make nerves healthy again but it mainly includes things that cover up the symptoms.

Covering up the symptoms, I know that it is very welcome to the neuropathy sufferer. But it sometimes isn’t strong enough and the results wouldn’t last – you definitely wouldn’t want to stop taking it.

I remember when I first discovered a supplement for neuropathy that I still recommend.

Why did I know that this Nerve Support Formula worked – it had the ingredients that I knew gave to body what it needs to restore health to the nerves. I was educated on the subject and I know what was needed. (You can check Nerve Health to find out why these vitamins are needed)

It occurred to me that it is true for any health problem. If it is the liver – what does the liver need with what is going on, in order to build health for the liver? The same idea went for the heart, the digestive system, etc. etc. It even works with immunity. What does the body need in order to have a healthy immune system that would ward off any variant of any virus, bacteria or fungus? Interesting idea.

So, I used to call MCVitamins, “How to Survive Despite a Fast Food Lifestyle“. This came about because the food that people consume creates all sorts of deficiencies, not to mention the chemical medicines, the pharmaceuticals that also create problems.

I changed it to Get Educated and Take Control of Your Health.

Understanding what is going on with your body and the health challenges you are experiencing will let you look and see which supplement you should chose to create health.

MCVitamins has always been about finding the right supplement formula that we found to work, and will help you and always will. But when you understand what health is and how it is created, you can be in control of things and make the right choices.

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Do you feel comfortable in your own skin?

I’ve seen  so many commercials for medications that will give clear skin.   And it is all about suppressing the immune system so your body doesn’t react and create the skin problems.   Of course, the side effects one of which is listed

“Using Skyrizi could raise your risk of getting a serious infection. This is because Skyrizi can weaken your immune system, which lowers your body’s defenses against infection.”

And, I’m sure there are many more problems where  the body is creating skin problems

Do you want to discover the underlying cause of skin problems and what you can do.

See Skin Inflammation Relief

GOLO & Insulin Resistance?

There are a lot of commercials about insulin resistance stopping a person from losing weight…. something about fat becoming trapped inside your body?

Well, the GOLO does have ingredients in it that you will find for plant medicine that helps insulin resistance and diabetes.  They don’t mention in the ads that insulin resistance is also pre-diabetes.

I think if they use insulin resistance that they should also educate people on what it mens.

So, here is a link to what is Insulin Resistance

What is Beta-Glucan and How Does it Support Better Health?

Beta-glucan is one form of soluble dietary fiber that’s strongly linked to improving cholesterol levels, boosting heart health and immunity.

Beta-glucans form a natural component of the cell walls of bacteria and fungi, and cereals such as oats, barley and baker’s yeast.

Beta-glucan was discovered in the 1940s when Dr. Louis Pillemer discovered a substance that had immune activating properties. He called it Zymosan. While it did stimulate non-specific immunity response, it was made up of a relatively crude composition of various molecular structures.

Years later, research by Dr. Nicholas DiLuzio at Tulane University isolated the actual immune activating structure, called Beta-1,3-D-Glucan. In the 1970s, medical studies began on humans.

Many health researchers consider beta-glucans to be one of the most effective immune enhancing substances ever discovered.

The health benefits of beta-glucans are well known, documented and include:

  1. Supporting the innate immune system, which is the body’s first line of defense against illness and disease.
  2. Providing antioxidant properties to fight against free radical damage to cells and tissues.
  3. Helping to inhibit glycation, which is a process where an excess sugar molecule combines with an excess protein molecule and produces tremendous amounts of damaging free radicals
  4. Enhancing control of blood sugar and promoting reduction of the glycemic index.
  5. Reducing inflammation in cells and body tissues.

Most people have a compromised immune system these days due to the quality of food available, sugar in their diet, environmental toxins and ongoing daily stress. A compromised immune system “opens the door” to a range of acute illnesses, such as colds and flu, and more serious chronic, degenerative diseases.

Sugar has been Shown to Decrease Immunity by up to 50% for 6 Hours

This figure comes from a Loma Linda University study. But here’s the worst part: Since there is sugar in practically everything we eat on a daily basis, there’s a good chance you are operating with only 50% of your immunity most of the time.

The good news is that beta-glucans are available in supplement form to promote a stronger immune system and better health.

You can get the extra immune system protection you need by using the potent beta-glucans formulation, Immune Defense. Immune Defense contains 1,953 mg of beta-glucans, which is up to 2 times more beta-glucans than in most other brands. Immune Defense also utilizes natural Cellinfusion Technology which enhances the absorption of the beta-glucans 3.4 times to give you better results and better value for money.

Nutrition & Health – What is Good Nutrition?

Nutrition is an important subject, although often ignored by most medical doctors as secondary, somehow relegated to something that comes about by just normal day to day eating.   I’ve never been certain how they think that you can get enough nutrition from fast food restaurants or the supermarket processed foods that most people consume.   Some doctors are catching on and recommending supplements but sometimes their understanding is limited in scope.   I keep asking when the subject will be reintroduced into medical schools so that we can have truly educated health care physicians in the medical field. (Did you know that homeopathy & herbal medicine was taught in medical schools before 1920?).

An example of ignoring nutrition was when  a friend had gallstones and her doctor wanted to remove her gallbladder. . II thought that the doctor would at least give her a diet which restricted some of the poor food choices she made, but no, he said she didn’t have to change her diet despite not having a gallbladder.   I was never sure why he didn’t think that diet had anything to do with gallstones.

Here is an article on nutrition that was published in “  which gives you a overview about nutrition and supplements.   Nutrition & Health

Gluten Free Foods – the “Healthy Choice” ?

You have probably noticed a growing number of processed food products boasting with a label that says “Gluten-Free”.  It is the healthy choice.

It is interesting that a lot of people have gluten-free diets – they eat fruit, vegetables, meat – not processed foods.    But now you can actually buy ‘gluten-free’ pizza among many other gluten-free foods – cookies, cereals, breads, etc.

What does this all mean?   I decided to find out and here is an article on this

Gluten Free Foods – Are they healthy?

A Balanced Diet – How do you start?

Been doing a lot of study lately on the type of foods we should be eating, and what it will do for health.

It’s much better to eat a good diet, then to deal with the consequences of nutritional deficiencies and the health problems they create.   Underlying all else should be a good diet.

Here is our first article on the subject  A Balanced Diet