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If we were to have such a pyramid, it would explain why some supplements seem to work for some people while they do not work for others.
At the base of the food supplement pyramid, we have multi-vitamins, multi-minerals, and essential fatty acids. Any person who takes a supplement without first ensuring that their diet is full of these essentials will receive little benefit from their nutrition plan. These are the absolute building blocks of your body. You have minimal sources of these three groups in your diet and they are absolutely essential to an energetic, healthy lifestyle.
Vitamins are essential to every biochemical reaction in your body. They are the building blocks of your skin, bone, and cartilage.
Minerals are the matrix that make your skeletal system strong. They are also the key ingredients in many vascular components, and are essential to proper metabolic function.
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are the key source of many basic, metabolic processes. They are also widely known to reduce inflammation, or, rather, their absence is known to be a source of inflammation and pain in joints.
Without these essentials, it is impossible to heal a disease with more specific supplementation because it is impossible to heal a disease when the underlying functions behind human life are not properly supported.
Next up on the nutrition pyramid we have supplements for the aged and supplements for energy and stress.
Supplements for the aged are any supplement that would be considered to counter the effects of aging, or, more appropriately, allow the body to age properly. Ginseng, gingko-biloba, tribulis terresetris, DHEA, and many other herbs and supplements fit easily into this category. These supplements are generally appropriate after the age of thirty-five, and are well worth the investment if you understand what the effects of each of these might be. Research information about these anti-aging supplements, and their known effects.