Optimal Health Research
Abundant scientific and clinical literature indicates that dietary supplements can play an important role in promoting health and reducing disease. The general public has embraced dietary supplements as an integral part of their daily health program. National surveys report that approximately one-half of adult Americans use supplements on a daily basis.
- 1. Supplement usage increases with age, income, and education and is more common among women than men. Supplements are also widely consumed by healthcare professionals. Female physicians use supplements at rates equal to those of females in the general population. The Council for Responsible Nutrition reports that 44% of cardiologists, 38% of nurses, 60% of dieticians, and 47% of pharmacy students routinely take supplements.
- 2. Multivitamin/mineral supplements are the most widely used. One survey conducted by the National Nutritional Foods Association reported that the overwhelming majority of respondents expect to receive information about supplement use from their pharmacists (84%) and physicians (80%). Healthcare providers should be informed about what supplements their patients are taking so as to prevent drug-nutrient interactions and potential toxic levels of some nutrients, and ensure proper balanced nutritional intake. Nutritional inadequacies are unfortunately a common occurrence in the U.S. and other industrialized nations because of diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in energy-dense, processed foods.
- 3. In addition to encouraging healthier food choices, supplementation is recommended when an individual’s dietary nutrient intake is inadequate or unbalanced. Levels of nutrient intake at or slightly above the official Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) may be adequate to help individuals achieve a more complete and balanced intake of vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
- 4. However, higher doses in excess of the RDAs may be needed to meet individual requirements that vary with age, level of physical activity, stress, genetic factors, medication usage, toxic burdens, or disease.
- 5. While RDA levels of intake may prevent overt nutrient deficiencies, chronic nutrient insufficiencies may result in altered metabolic activities that lead to physiologic dysfunction associated with many common health problems encountered today..
- 6. Ensuring increased amounts of vitamins and minerals may assist more optimal functioning of interrelated enzyme systems, cellular energy metabolism, hormonal regulation, and detoxification pathways that are critical to maintaining health.
- 7.The design and development of EZPAK was formulated to address nutrient deficiencies and became the foundation for ReaLife+.
Completed Clinical Trials for the Study of ReaLife+ a Dietary Supplement Formulated for Eradicating Rapid Cell Proliferation.
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