Nutritional Supplements and why we need them?


Nutritional gaps

I recently spent my days working in the midst of London’s busy financial industry, 12 hour days were the norm and lunch breaks usually consisted of a sandwich at the desk, if we were lucky. Many others around the country are currently experiencing similar working environments, if not more difficult. We’re all too aware that we should take time out of our day to get some fresh air, sunlight or even a healthy bite to eat. However, during this tough economic climate, with fears of redundancies still rife (especially in the City) and cheap labour readily available from foreign countries. We can’t be blamed that we want to push ourselves that much further in our race to succeed - but it often means at the sacrifice of vital nutrition.


Unfortunately we have recently seen that this fast paced convenience food lifestyle often leaves ‘Nutritional gaps’ in our diets, which if left can cause serious deficiencies. This is why nutritional vitamins and supplements are no longer just for ‘trendsetters’ but have become an absolute necessity for our society.  


How can a deficiency affect me?

Some of the vitamins that are required by our bodies are vitamin, A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, niacin, folic acid, biotin and pantothenic acid. Since vitamins are necessary for the core functions of the body, not having enough of a vitamin can lead to deficiencies and health problems.


This list of deficiencies is not fully inclusive but lists some important vitamin deficiencies and the symptoms if left for a long time. This is not intended to scare but it can illustrate the importance of a healthy diet and vitamin intake:

*Vitamin A deficiency can lead to blindness and also disorders to the immune system and birth mortalities.

*Vitamin B Complex deficiencies can cause mental and emotional issues, including depression, anxiety, and paranoia. Insomnia, heart palpitations, indigestion, and overall soreness are also symptoms.

*Vitamin C deficiency causes easy bleeding and bruising, hair and tooth loss, joint pain and swelling. These symptoms are related to the weakening of blood vessels, connective tissue, and bone, which contain collagen.

*Vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone problems. Insufficient vitamin D can lead to osteoporosis, or a weakening of the skeletal system, due to compromised calcium absorption.


These are just a few examples and there are many more vitamins to consider.


Why we need nutritional supplements

Vitamins & nutrition supplements can restore the ingredients in our bodies to help us enjoy great physical health, mental & emotional balance, high energy, superb immune system function, and a dramatic reduction in pain and stiffness. Our skin, hair, and nails can start to look youthful and vibrant. Our excess body fat can reduce and they can help us to look our best. It can all start with the use of a high quality Multivitamin.


Eating a healthy and balanced diet should be our priority. Here at Fortis Health we encourage a healthy diet first and foremost. The food that we choose to consume every day is essential and we should always endeavour to get our diets right before anything.


However, there is no hiding that the nutrient value of foods has also been declining for decades due to soil depletion, making it even more difficult to fulfil our nutritional needs. As for what we eat, despite health warnings most adults just do not and will not consume the minimum amount of fruits and vegetables, ( due to time constraints, work pressures, lifestyle) and for that reason there is a need for high-quality Nutritional supplements for optimum health.

Today, we tend to live longer and have a higher life expectancy in the western world, and we want those extra years to be active ones full of energy and health. The basis for good health is a lifestyle that includes a sensible diet, nutritional supplements, sufficient quality sleep, moderate exercise, stress management and sufficient hydration. We all strive to perform well and at our best. A well nourished body with strong fortified foundations helps us to achieve this goal.


I hope you all embrace the idea of including a Fortis Health Supplement to compliment your existing health regime and you too can reap the rewards of optimal health.


As with all supplements, seek advice if you are taking prescribed drugs for a medical condition.



Stay healthy,


Fortis Health

‘Your partner in health and nutrition’

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