Vitamins and minerals are not optional for good health. They are necessary for good health.
Yet most Americans do not get even basic, recommended amounts. Research shows that:
- 93 percent have inadequate intakes of Vitamin E
- 80 percent are not consuming enough magnesium
- 75 percent do not meet recommendations for calcium intake
- 44 percent are lacking adequate intake of Vitamin A
- 31 percent do not get enough of Vitamin C
- 73 percent do not get adequate intake of Vitamin K
- Less than 5 percent gets an adequate intake of potassium
In the United States, seven out of ten people die of heart disease, cancer or stroke. (Over ninety percent of the population dies of a disease.)
So do you still think we're getting proper levels of nutrition?
Source: American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association.