Why You May Need to Supplement, Where to Start

Why you may need to supplement and where to start

You eat clean, whole foods. You sleep pretty good. You drink lots of water. You move your body every day. And you’ve been managing your stress – BUT something still feels off…

The reality is, is that even when we’re very conscientious about our healthy habits and eating a well-balanced diet, we can often fall short of good health nutritionally.

We’re talking at the cellular level here. Your body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to function optimally.

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There are six essential nutrients found in the body, including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals — with proteins, carbs and fats classified as macronutrients. And vitamins and minerals classified as micronutrients.

These are the main classes of nutrients, which can further be broken down into specific micronutrients that are especially important for health. And we will get into all that here on the blog, but figured the beginning was the best place to start for now.

Essential nutrients cannot be produced by the body and must be obtained through other means while many nonessential nutrients can be both synthesized and absorbed from food.

Vitamin C and the 8 B vitamins, including folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, and biotin, generally are stored in the body in only small amounts, so you need to eat foods rich in them regularly.

Vitamins A, D, E, and K are stored in body fat until used, but you still need a steady supply.

Hence where, supplementation comes in, to ensure you are getting enough essential nutrients. Not getting enough of these essential nutrients leads to body system dysfunction.

As we know, when there is system dysfunction, it often means that body system (or those cells) do not have access to the vital nutrients they need to function properly. Many rely on medications or diet to modify or manage these system issues or dysfunction.

The problem is, our modern diet and western medications often have the opposite effect on our health because the real issue comes down nutrition and the foods we eat lacking the vital nutrients we need.

And vicious cycle of poor health begins.

Most nutritionists or dieticians will tell you that while, technically, a whole foods diet should provide us with all the good stuff we need for optimum health, there’s a whole host of modern day environmental and lifestyle issues that make it much harder to get those vital nutrients, than it was for our ancestors.

In the past, harvests fully embodied the vital nutrients of the soil and sea, and those nutrients nourished people fully. That is not the case anymore.

Our modern methods of agriculture and food production influences the need for supplementing important nutrients in our diet because,

  • Soil depletion leads to the reduction of nutrient dense crops
  • Modern fertilizers destroy nutrient elements in soils and crops
  • Pesticides and herbicides reduce the nutritional value of foods
  • Refined and processed foods literally removes vital minerals and vitamins
  • Weak digestion and poor lifestyle habits, and stress all deplete important vitamins and minerals from the body

With the combination of modern intensive farming methods, our modern lifestyles and the urban environments we live in, there are many reasons it may be necessary to consider adding supplements to your health regime. 

In essence, our fishing and farming methods have changed drastically, creating a dramatic impact on the nutritional value of our food, requiring us to step up our game when it comes to ensuring we are not just eating food, but consuming vital nutrients.

Minute but mighty, micro-nutrients (minerals and vitamins) play a BIG part in good health. The amount of minerals and vitamins we need may be small compared to macro-nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats, but their influence on our wellbeing is huge.

Some of the benefits you may feel from supplementing important vitamins and nutrients include,

  • Improved health outcomes due to increased levels of the B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D. Vitamin A and other essential nutrients
  • Better weight, sleep and stress management
  • Improved functional performance and energy
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other illness or symptoms
  • Boosted and supported immune system
  • That feeling so good feeling

Who wouldn’t want that!

Now that we know why we should supplement, let’s talk a little about how to get started using vitamins and minerals to reach better health!


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The answer? By taking the Thorne health or nutritional assessments to help you assess where you might need extra support right now.

TAKE A HEALTH TEST https://s.thorne.com/SSTWM

OR By comparing the nutritional, vitamin and mineral supplements you already take with what THORNE has to offer.

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When using supplements, you want to make sure you are using the highest quality, to get the most benefit. Note, high quality does not mean expensive. There are many affordable options with quality value.

It is important to understand though, sometimes where we want to start and where we need to start are not the same.

The Thorne Health assessments help give you an overall look at your health and wellness and where there may be deficiencies and can be done in the privacy of home. There are multiple types of health assessments you can take based on your concerns or your goals.

The Health Assessment https://s.thorne.com/nADsh

The Nutritional Assessment  https://s.thorne.com/GbsMZ

The results of the assessment help you identify areas to focus on, missing nutrients and where to begin updating your Health Routine.

The results can also help us create a wellness plan tailored to your individual needs, if one on one support is something you are interested in.

There are other assessments available – that are more specific to health issues and concerns. Message me today if you are interested in learning more about available assessments brightermanner@gmail.com

Now, if you are comparing your current supplements with what we offer, you can easily search each of your supplements directly from the dispensary page to get more information. https://s.thorne.com/QP7oQ

You will get a variety of results, including PRODUCTS, ARTICLES, VIDEOS and Recommendations. From there you can read about ingredients, uses and the science behind each supplement. Do your research!

Here are some questions you can answer when comparing your options…

  • What are the primary ingredients in the supplement?
  • Has the product been researched and tested by an independent lab?
  • What claims does the product make about health or curing disease? Is there evidence?
  • Are you taking an appropriate dose?
  • Have there been any side effects?

We know - WELLENSS IS NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL. Thorne provides a multitude of supplements and resources to honor and support you – wherever you are on your health journey. We guarantee to help you find the best products that align with where you are and where you want to go.

I am super excited to connect with you on all things health and wellness!

Whether you are ready to commit to better health or simply want to step up your supplement game, I GOT YOU BOO!


Welcome to your healthy, happy life my friend!

Tell me, what signs of nutrition deficiencies are showing up in your life?

How have Supplements helped you?

xo Josie Wyckoff

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