Contrary to so many articles out there, a quality multivitamin is necessary to thrive in the world we live in. While researching this article I came across so many publications suggesting that if you “just eat better, you’ll be fine”.
While I do agree that people should be mindful of the food they’re consuming and do a better job of purchasing organic, non-GMO, enzyme rich, nutrient dense foods – I don’t agree that we can get everything we need from food.
From personal experience, I tested my Omega 3 level and came up seriously short. The optimal range is >8 and I was barely at 5. In order to correct the deficit, I would have to eat nearly 7 pounds of fish per day. Now, can I get my Omega 3’s from fish, of course! Am I (or anyone for that matter) going to eat 7 pounds per day? Of course not. So I choose to supplement, not because I eat poorly but because I can’t possibly consume the amount of food it would take for me to get the vitamins my body needs to perform every day.
PERQUE Life Guard was not created to be just any ol’ multivitamin. It was designed to energize and alkalinize! When our system is alkaline and focused on the positive input, it thrives. That’s why PERQUE formulated these 40 nutrient supercharged multivitamins to help you protect your body, heart, and brain. Practically 5 products in 1, PERQUE Life Guard promotes vitality you can feel! Specifically this multi is formulated with 14 vitamins to provide super potency B complex plus; 10 fully available elemental forms of minerals, mixed vitamins E, selenomethionine and tocotrienols; and 16 different cell alkalinizers and energizers.
Different than other multis you’ll find on the market, PERQUE does not mix oxidants (like iron and copper) with antioxidants. When they’re mixed and stored together in the same bottle, they compete and degrade the antioxidants and actually make the oxidants even more aggressive. Because of the unique formulation and using only fully active components, PERQUE Life Guard tabsules provide the advantages of capsules along with the convenience and enhanced shelf stability of tablets.
Here’s how you gain the advantage: PERQUE Life Guard was part of a double-blind, placebo controlled study of physically active men in high-stress environments. After 12 weeks participants had significant and sustained increases in measure nutrients: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxal phosphate (B6), cobalamin (B12), pantothenate and biotin. All participants showed full uptake of the label potency. At the end of the study, increases were as high as the beginning. Meaning that the body needed the higher nutrient levels and did not “adapt back” to the lower levels.
We’re showing our potency…healthy urine is bright sunshine yellow. Most Americans have marginal or deficient B vitamins. This shows in a clear, colorless, urine. If we are dehydrated the urine may be cloudy or muddy colored, which is a clear sign that it’s time to drink more water and less caffeinated drinks. PERQUE Life Guard shows its high potency by supplying the nutrients our body needs and providing enough to protect our kidneys and bladder from the effects of toxins being excreted. PERQUE Life Guard keep our urine a healthy, bright, sunshine yellow longer.
If you’d like to test and not guess, you too can monitor your Omega 3 level and Omega 3:6 ratio like I did. In fact, you can look at your vitamin D, homocysteine, hemoglobin A1c, 8 oxo-guanine (oxidative stress), urine pH, digest transit time, and my favorite food & chemical sensitivities with the LRA by ELISA/ACT test all through ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies. You can check with client services or with your clinical account specialist for details on the process and supplies.
About Melissa Crispell
Melissa Crispell is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Natural Health Provider, Certified Lifestyle Educator, Certified Wellness Coach, and Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. That’s just during the work day! The rest of the day is spent as mom, Abuela (Abbie for short), coach, wife, cook, chauffeur, cheerleader, marathoner and triathlete.
Melissa has been published in Living Well (local health magazine), DC Practice Insights (a national magazine to help Chiropractors grow their businesses) and Acupuncture Today. In addition, she has spoken at the, Functional Medicine Success Summit, The Easter Seals Annual Caregiver Conference, and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is a Member of Health Studies Collegium speaker’s bureau, and has given classes for Naturopathic Physicians, Chiropractors, Medical Doctors and other healthcare providers.
Melissa has served almost 9 years as a Clinical Training Specialist for PERQUE Integrative Health, teaching physicians and providers all over the world how to grow their functional medicine practice using medical grade supplements and functional immunology. Melissa’s mission is to empower people of all health statuses to take control of their wellness journey.
Melissa believes that when we have better information we make better choices. This includes debunking myths and sharing basic health concepts that are frequently overlooked. The future of healthcare is definitely self-care and we must take responsibility for our choice
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