Did you know that 90% of Americans are nutrient deficient? This could explain if you consistently experience sickness or a weakened immune system. If this is you, read on.
Do I Need A Multi Vitamin?
If you were to ask someone why they take a Multi-Vitamin they would most likely tell you it’s because they don’t have enough variety in their diet or that they eat a lot of processed food so they aren’t getting the nutrients they need. Which for a lot of people is 100% accurate however, a lot of people do eat healthy - they have good variety with lots of fresh vegetables. So why would they need a Multi-Vitamin?
Because the soil where our foods are grown have been so over-farmed, they are depleted of their nutrients leaving us with less than adequate food as a result. Vitamins and minerals are the building blocks to every single function our body has to perform so when it’s deficient in even one of these, it throws all of our functions off.
Symptoms of being Nutrient Deficient
So what does that really mean for us in regards to our health? It explains why even healthy people are experiencing health issues. These health issues could include:
- weight gain
- loss of energy
- increased appetite
- weakened immune system so you’re more susceptible to bacterial infections and viruses
- weakened cognitive functions even to the extent of dementia
- memory loss
- liver and kidney toxicity
- heart failure
- increased allergy sensitivities
- and the list goes on.
According to several studies that have been done by the National Center for Health Statistics at least 9 in 10 Americans are deficient in at least 2 or more key nutrients.
The most common deficiencies are:
Lacking in any of these leads to the breakdown of your natural body functions and a decline in health overall.
Easy To Follow Action Steps
Well...what can you do about it? Whether you’re a bodybuilder with a lengthy list of supplements you take or you’re just looking for some more energy and to avoid getting the flu this winter the best place to start is with a good Multi-Vitamin. You can walk into any grocery store and find some of the most popular Multi Vitamins so getting started on a decent one is easy.
Here’s an example of what you’ll be getting from one of the leading Multi Vitamins:
Although some of them are less than ideal, for the most part this will meet your daily needs for the most common nutrients we are deficient in. However, just because that’s what the bottle says that doesn’t mean that is the amount your body will absorb.
So how can we make sure we are absorbing as much of these nutrients as possible and is there anything we can do to make our Multi even more effective for us?
Antioxidants Are The Key
Yes! The amount of nutrients you absorb is mostly determined by the enzymes in our stomach so the real question is how can we support our enzymes and our digestive system? The answer is antioxidants and the easiest way to fill your body with a plethora of amazing antioxidants is by drinking Oolong tea.
If you haven’t heard of it before, Oolong (sometimes pronounced WuLong) Tea is a very rare Chinese tea. Although Black Tea, Green Tea and Oolong Tea all come from the same Camellia Sinensis plant, they each have very different benefits due to the way they are processed. Oolong tea leaves are plucked, kept under carefully controlled conditions and allowed to oxidize. These leaves are not intentionally broken, leaving most of the cell structure intact. Oolong is slightly fermented and semi-oxidized, giving it a delicious taste in between black and green tea. In China, this tea is considered Medicinal Grade and is used in place of medicine.
On its own Oolong Tea has been researched and proven to:
- Raise your metabolism
- Help you lose weight
- Improve cognitive function
- Reduce the risk of Alzheimers
- Fight against diseases such as cancer and diabetes
- Reduce osteoporosis
- Cleanse the body of heavy metals and toxins
- Fight free radicals
- Clear blemishes and skin conditions
- Improve heart health
- Improve oral health
- And much more.
You can learn more about Oolong tea health results here: http://okumanutritionals.com/science
Oolong Tea offers all these wonderful benefits because of the crazy amounts of antioxidants it contains, more so than almost any other “superfood”. Berries are considered some of the top sources for antioxidants and while they do offer a lot of the same antioxidants such as polyphenols, theaflavins, thearubigins, EGCG, flavonols and resveratrols...
it is the level of antioxidants that is important.
Oolong Tea on average has 10 times the antioxidant content than any other foods. There are many different kinds of antioxidants but they are all pretty much placed into 1 of 2 categories; some are absorbed by fat while some are absorbed by water. When we think about the cells in our body they usually have an outer protective layer of fat and then have water inside. In order to properly protect our cells we need both types of antioxidants.
A lot of people look to supplements in order to get their antioxidants, however, by doing so you typically lose out on having a variety of antioxidants which actually increases your risk for disease or toxicity by taking too much of only specific ones. So when you combine these antioxidants such as EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) and flavonoids, they work together with your body’s enzymes to help you absorb more of the needed nutrients from your MultiVitamin while also blocking fat absorption and killing off bad bacteria in your gut that could be causing other health problems.
So you’re probably wondering if you can take too many vitamins or too many antioxidants and the answer is more complex than a simple yes or no. For the most part, your body's self regulating so once you’ve absorbed all the vitamins you need then you’ll naturally flush out the rest. However, for some vitamins it is possible to overdose and cause toxicity if you were to take mega-doses for a sustained amount of time (several months). As for antioxidants, you’re much less likely to overdose or cause toxicity as long as they are sourced from real foods and not synthetics and you are getting a good variety of the different types of antioxidants.
A common error is when people try to supplement with just a few antioxidants and by increasing those levels alone you throw off the body’s natural processes to keep everything in balance. Typical symptoms for both vitamin and antioxidant overdose are appetite loss, constipation, diarrhea (possibly bloody), nausea or vomiting and stomach pain. If you experience any of these symptoms discontinue use of your supplementation and consult a physician if your symptoms are extreme.
Combining a Multi-Vitamin and Oolong Tea daily means
you’re giving your body its absolute best chance to run
at its optimum and be most effective.
Oolong Tea will provide all the variety of antioxidants that you need to maintain a balance and by choosing a multivitamin made from organic real foods you’ll be getting the best quality of highly absorbable vitamins available. You’ll be boosting your
- Immune system
- Reducing cholesterol and diabetes symptoms
- Fighting cancer
- Increasing your memory and cognitive abilities
- Cleansing your gut of harmful bacteria and toxins
- Cleansing your blood of heavy metals that lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Losing weight
- Gaining more sustained energy
- Improving your vision and bone density
- Getting rid of acne even as an adult
- Reducing your allergies
Okuma Nutritionals has been selling authentic Oolong Tea imported directly by certified tea masters in China since 1998. Since then, we have sold to over 700,000 happy tea drinkers who only choose to drink Okuma's Oolong Tea.
Okuma Nutritionals has 4 premium Oolong tea products...
- Traditional Wu-Long Tea
- Certified Organic SlimTea
- High Antioxidant Kenyan SlimTea
- Easy and Convenient Oolong Tea Capsules
To learn more about Oolong Tea, check out our extensive Oolong Tea Guide article.
To learn more about Okuma's Oolong tea products, visit our store to discover which tea is best for you. If you have any questions, please comment below or call us toll-free at 1 (855) 343-8832 or email us at [email protected].