Best Supplements For Health Explained  (2018 and beyond)

Best Supplements For Health Explained (2018 and beyond)


what are the best supplements or do you
even need supplements stay tuned and I’ll explain hey I’m Dr. Ekberg with
Wellness For Life and by subscribing to this channel you will learn everything
that you need to master true health today we’re going to talk about
supplements and there is so much confusion and so much misunderstanding
about what they are first of all we want to start understanding what is the
purpose of supplements we want to talk about four different categories of
things that people take on the one side we have nutrition and on the other side
we have pharmaceuticals I put those opposites because they serve absolutely
totally opposite functions and then in between we have herbs and nutraceuticals
so what’s the difference well nutrition is that which sustains life nutrition is
that which comes from life it is all the stuff that Mother Nature has produced
that we have developed alongside for millions and millions of years so just
like there is no scientist in the world that can create life or they can create
a single cell there is no scientist in the world that can have a test-tube and
produce things that sustain life that is the area of mother nature so it doesn’t
mean that these things aren’t good at some point so nutrition is food and we
want to get as much nutrition as possible from whole food unfortunately
we don’t really get enough anymore because there even the best of efforts
even if we buy all organic food the soil has been depleted the minerals just
aren’t there anymore the food has to be transported we don’t know exactly what
went on in producing it there’s so much hybridization and GMO going on that with
all of that even the best efforts may not give us all the
nutrition that we need so it’s a good idea to supplement but when we do we
want to look for things that are made from food concentrates it is very
difficult to find and I’ll clarify a little bit what to look for but you want
something that is made from whole food concentrate that has all of the vitamin
complexes all of the mineral complexes all of the genuine replacement parts
that you need to rebuild your body all right the next category is herbs herbal
therapy we use a lot of it in our office and that’s when we’re looking for a
little bit stronger effect the body may not be ready for healing it may need
some cleansing it may need some support or some stimulation and some other way
and herbs can do that they’re a form of natural medicine that can go in and
change and alter things at a subtle level they are made by nature so they
are also very natural and they work with the body however they are not the
genuine replacement part they are not the thing that’s going to help rebuild
the body so we look for them only in certain circumstances the next category
is nutraceuticals and this is what most people get when they go shopping for
supplements ninety-eight percent of everything sold in vitamin stores are
nutraceuticals they were developed by pharmaceutical
companies who managed to isolate and extract what they believe to be the
critical component of a vitamin but it’s only part of alignment it’s not the
vitamin complex it is a small crystalline fraction of the whole thing
and as such it can stimulate it can do some good for a limited time but again
it does not sustain life it is no two thing that the body is looking for
you want to think of the difference between a complex and the synthetic as a
complex being a tree and the synthetic fraction being a part of a tree maybe a
leaf or a piece of bark or something and it can help for a little bit but it
creates problems in the long run the last on the list is pharmaceuticals
and there’s a place for them but they are the most powerful they are
completely synthetic and their job is their purpose is to interfere they are
supposed to go in and block some physiology when the physiology for
whatever reason has gone haywire a pharmaceutical is strong enough to go in
and block it and stop it and create a short-term desired effect all right
that’s the purpose of these things well nutrition like we mentioned is made by
mother nature it’s things that are alive herbs are also made by mother nature
they’re things that are alive they have all natural properties nutraceuticals
are made in a lab most of them are made from synthetic products or from
petroleum like coal tar most B vitamins are made from petroleum coal tar product
a lot of vitamin C which is not actually vitamin C but ascorbic acid is made from
corn starch they’re made in a laboratory setting their crystalline partial
fractions of the real thing and of course pharmaceuticals are synthetic
they’re made in a lab so on that note here’s the timeframe for these things
nutrition works forever that’s the food and the food concentrate because that is
what sustains the body that’s what sustains life it works forever and what
we find is the nutrients that we use the supplements there are whole food
supplements people do well on them for a very very long time
herbs like I mentioned in the beginning we use them for special circumstances
they’re not intended for long-term use but they do have their place once they
have done their job then we try to switch over to get more of our nutrients
from food and whole food supplements nutriceuticals
go in and they do something quickly and over time what happens with a
nutraceutical is because it’s a fraction it sort of senses it has a relationship
to the things that it used to hang out with so when you take a nutraceutical
when you take a fractional supplement into your body it’s going to attract the
other portions that it used to hang out with and now you’re in essence leeching
those cofactors from your body and therefore in the long run something like
ascorbic acid which isn’t actually vitamin c but a fraction of it ascorbic
acid can create a vitamin C deficiency and today we’re seeing a lot of things
that is actually scurvy but that go by other names so any type
of nosebleed or fragile gums or retinal bleeding or weak varicose veins and
things like that spider veins a lot of those things are a deficiency in the
vitamin C complex and we’re not getting enough of it and we can actually deplete
ourselves by using mega doses of ascorbic acid pharmaceuticals finally
there’s a place for it but it’s for crisis intervention only if you’re
trying to save a life if someone has a bleeding if someone has a shock if
there’s an emergency there’s a time for it but in the long run crisis
intervention will do more damage then good always so now you’re starting
to see that that which is natural supports the body that which is
synthetic interferes with the body side-effects go along with that
so things that Nature Made that’s the stuff that’s supposed to sustain life it
has no side effect it’s the thing that builds life herbs are very very limited
in side effects they do have some medicinal properties so side effects are
possible but they’re very very limited synthetic supplements look really good
initially and a lot of people they when they’re extremely deficient they start
taking something and then they feel great and they swear by and they say oh
I’ll take this for the rest of my life and then a few months later they start
crashing but they stay on it because they felt so good initially well those
are side effects that start to develop so nutraceuticals typically develop some
side effects over time and of course a pharmaceutical always has a side effect
by its very design and mechanism once you go into an ecosystem and you push
something you’re going to upset the balance you’re going to have a side
effect now that doesn’t make them evil in an emergency that can be very useful
and save lives but we have to understand the appropriate time and place and that
they always have side effects of their short-term use only we have to change
the way that we’re thinking when I look on the internet I see millions and
millions of questions and answers and they’re always the same I have this what
do I take for this and someone answers if you have that then take that that is
not how it works because even though something works for one person it
doesn’t mean it’s gonna work for you because the source of the problem could
have a different origin and also we never ever want to get into the habit of
taking supplements because they’re supposed to do something
they’re not supposed to change a symptom they’re not supposed to work they’re
supposed to provide the building blocks they’re supposed to support life if
you’re missing something and you provide it
you get healthier you want to get out of the mindset of taking something for
something that’s just using a safer drug one with less side effects sure you
could take a nutraceutical or an herb and there’s less side effects but you
haven’t fixed the source of the problem we have to start understanding the body
and supporting physiology and getting to the source of the problem I hope you
enjoyed this little explanation I know it’s very different and we will keep
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23 comments

  1. Hello Dr ekberg could you give me a little advice about foods and chemicals to avoid that destroy the gut biome, like glyphosate and antibiotics.
    Thanks

  2. Nice video. I've had the same thoughts for some time and ordered some different powders like kale, spinach, broccoli, chlorella etc, etc. A bit of everything, and it made me really gassy so I took a break. Should I try each one solo for some time or go on with all and will my system find balance after a while? (both methods seems painful/a lot of work so would be best to go for the best one first…)

  3. Great information doctor. I'm from India. I'm a beginner in the gym workout. What I wanted to ask is what should I eat or drink before workout or should I take any pre workout supplements?
    Thank you in advance.

  4. Thanks for that explanation. Great video. The question is, is it possible to get whole food supplements? If so, how and where from? I'm in the UK.

  5. Hello Doctor, I've been using The garden of earth whole food organic- non gmo – gluten free multivitamins. Would you recommend this kind?

  6. Hi doc. What about organic grassfed cow liver? I heard it's one the best ways to get all the vitamins and minerals that your body really needs for overall good health.

  7. Hello Doctor I have another question, I know this may be off topic, but I've discovered that there are two different types of cinnamon. Ceylon and Cassia. There are claims that Ceylon is the true cinnamon and Cassia on the other hand is fake. Is this true?

  8. Hi Doc, nice video, thank you for uploading. Can you please check if the title is okay for the video? It doesn't explain about best supplements. Rather it gives comparison.

    I am taking flax seed supplement. Will it come under nutraceuticals or nutrition?

  9. Is there a way to naturally get rid of h pylori? I have had it 2x now and don't want to take more antibiotics please help!!!

  10. FINALY clarification on supplements. I have tried to sort through so much confusing information. This has given me the answers to my questions and concerns.

  11. Very well explained Dr Sten, out there people are pushed by advertising to take unnecessary supplements, this is because of lack of knowledge. Simply put we have Information lots of it on internet, in this the knowledge is lost and when TRUE knowledge is lost, Wisdom is lost, and without that True wisdom from Mother Nature a lot of people are suffering.
    There is no need for supplements if one just understand the physiology of our excellent body and of course biochemistry.
    Continue your good work, very much appreciated. All of need just to eat wholesome food and not process food.

  12. Helluva subject. But so many ifs and buts.
    No question your presentations are par excellence.
    Early on we are made aware of massive soil mineral deficiency. (read this first in Rodale mags. in the 1960s).
    Now I have read many times we cannot consume sufficient quantities of foods to meet our daily requirements for a number of essentials. Iodine immediately comes to mind.
    It is an issue where your knowledgeable guidance would be of help to all of us. It's a tricky one.

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