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With all the multivitamin/mineral products available, why should I choose Nutrilite?

No two people need the same health enrichment program. A personalized health program should take into account your specific nutrition and wellness needs.

This website gives you important nutrition information and supplementation products for your individual needs.

  1. Check the Nutrients section of the website for valuable information about important nutrients which may be missing in your diet.
  2. A visit to the Products section provides suggestions of specific NUTRILITE™ products which may help you achieve better balance in your nutrition.

Why is it important for my children to have a daily multivitamin/mineral product?

Children often do not eat enough of the recommended nutrients in their daily diet. A multivitamin/multimineral product can help ensure that children get the nutrients they need.

If I eat a balanced diet, do I still need nutritional supplements?

Even with a healthy diet, you may be missing important vitamins and minerals, especially those that the body does not store. Supplements can help fill in those nutritional gaps.

What function do carbohydrates, protein, and fats perform?

When your body needs energy, it looks for carbohydrates first. Simple carbohydrates – such as sugars, candy, and soda – give you instant energy and typically have no nutritional value. Complex carbohydrates – such as whole grains, cereals, and legumes – release energy slowly and often contain fiber.

The body uses protein to build new cells, maintain tissues and break down new proteins – making it possible for you to perform basic daily body functions. Protein comes from meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, legumes, and soy.

Fats aid in energy production, cell building, oxygen transport, blood clotting, and the production of extremely active hormone-like substances called prostaglandins. Fats can be saturated – from animal products, such as butter, cream, and fatty meats; polyunsaturated – from safflower, sunflower, corn, and soybean oils; or monounsaturated – from olive and canola oils, and avocados.

What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated fat?

Unsaturated fats are derived from plants – safflower and sunflower oils, olive and canola oils, and avocados. Saturated fats are derived from animal products – butter, cheese, cream, and fatty meats. All fats are high in calories, so they must be limited. In particular, the saturated fats should be limited because of health concerns.

Why are water and fiber important in my diet?

Water is needed to regulate body temperature and to help nutrients travel to all our organs. Water also transports oxygen to our cells, removes waste, and protects our joints and organs.

Fiber has many health benefits: It keeps the digestive system healthy, stabilizes blood glucose levels by slowing down digestion in the stomach and intestines, and may reduce constipation and other digestive problems.

What can I do to achieve optimal health?

Optimal health does not mean perfect health. Optimal health means adapting known inherited health risks and your current lifestyle to make the personal choices necessary to live your life as healthy as possible.

Optimal health compels you to choose every day to be your best – by selecting the right foods and supplements, engaging in exercise and rest, and by incorporating healthy habits and balance in everything you do.