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Less Nutrition In Our Product?

It would be overly dramatic to say that the carrots you eat today has very little nutrition in it—especially with the fast food epidemic—however it is true that the fruits and vegetables that were grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the what we buy today. The reason this is happening to our product is soil depletion: Modern agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. Each generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant produce is truly less nutritious for you than the one before.

Modern Farming

A study on the nutrition of our produce by Donald Davis and his team of researchers from the University of Texas (UT) in Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Their study of the U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits resulted in finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century. Davis and his colleagues concluded the declining nutritional content to the preponderance of agricultural practices designed to improve traits (size, growth rate, pest resistance) other than nutrition. “Efforts to breed new varieties of crops that provide greater yield, pest resistance and climate adaptability have allowed crops to grow bigger and more rapidly,” reported Davis, “but their ability to manufacture or uptake nutrients has not kept pace with their rapid growth.” There have likely been declines in other nutrients, too, he said, such as magnesium, zinc and vitamins B-6 and E, but they were not studied in 1950 and more research is needed to find out how much less we are getting of these key vitamins and minerals.

The Studies Show

Several other studies by the Organic Consumers Association resulted in similar findings: A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent; iron levels 37 percent; vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent. A study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal, found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one. UT’s Davis says that just because fruits and vegetables aren’t as nutritionally packed as they used to be doesn’t mean we should avoid them. “Vegetables are extraordinarily rich in nutrients and beneficial phytochemicals,” he reported. “They are still there, and vegetables and fruits are our best sources for these.”

What Can Be Done?


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What can be done? Unless you are going to start your own garden or green house using the best soil you can find and enriching the soil with vitamins and minerals each year, you will have to supplement to get your daily nutrition. Its best to find a all natural whole food supplement that has all 16 vitamin, 72 minerals, 24 amino acids and omegas all in it. You can buy them separately but that will be a lot of supplements to take. We carry 2 formulas that have all the nutrition that your body needs to be healthy and in optimum working order. It would cost somewhere along the lines of $500 a month normally to buy all these individually...But with our supplement you get all of them for $55 a month for Kyrptonite or $77 for 2 months for Nitro-Vi.

Get Yours Today

Follow the links below to order yours and start your nutritionally balanced lifestyle today! If you have any question please give us a call at: Sara @ 806-672-6298 or Dale @ 806-640-2090. We would be happy to answer any questions and help you in any way possible. Nitro-Vi is perfect for the everyday lifestyle…balanced to help you be the best you can be! Kryptonite is prefect for the active lifestyle… Go ahead and show Superman a thing or two!

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