Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements
We offer Nature’s Sunshine Products for sale in our herb shop at member pricing. We feel that all our customers purchase at least $40.00 in product from us each year, so our customers should receive the best possible price. We are proud to be one of the many Nature’s Sunshine Herb Shops out there helping others.
Everywhere you turn someone is talking about vitamin and mineral supplements. Radio Ads, TV Ads, and Drugstores all advertise supplements and their benefits. How do we know which supplements are effective? How do we know if we should take supplements? If you want to know, take the NSP FREE Health Analyzer, if you have any quesitons, I would be happy to talk to you about the products.
Why Should You Use Natures Sunshine Products?
Nature Sunshine feels quality is an obligation. Quality is a regular part of their standard operating procedure. Natures Sunshine is the leader in quality and has been for over 35 years! Their testing procedures are very extensive and far exceeds the competition. They begin their testing process with raw materials and end with their finished products. Nature’s Sunshine’s quality assurance testing uses more than 300 tests. Every test they conduct leads to better product quality. Excellence in product quality is what has put their products where they are today – at the top! (To View More Information on Nature’s Sunshine Product Quality, click here).
All Natures Sunshine Products and supplements are whole food supplements. Whole food supplements are made by concentrating foods not created in laboratories. They have over 600 products and 475 unique herbal combinations. You can choose from a cleanse to a total body system pack. This gives you the consumer more choices. Nature’s Sunshine designs their herbal combinations to maximize potency and to ensure safety. No other company offers these herbal combinations.
Nature’s Sunshine leads the industry in offering continuing education to its members / distributors. NSP has more trained herb specialists in their industry nationwide . I have been taking Nature’s Sunshine Products since 1994. I am very proud to be a member. I have tried products from many other companies throughout the years and always go back to Nature’s Sunshine.
What makes them even more unique, is there membership plan. Anyone who purchases $40.00 in products at Member Pricing can sign up and become a member if they want to share the Nature’s Sunshine Products with others. There are NO leg requirements and NO monthly volume requirements. To remain a member, simply purchase $40 in products on your anniversary date. Whether you are or are not a member, the member price is available to all!
What are Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements?
Vitamins are natural substances found in living things such as plants. The body does not produce vitamins. We must get vitamins from foods or supplements.
Minerals are also natural substances found in plants. Plants get minerals from the soil. The soil gets minerals from the water. Water absorbs minerals by washing over rocks. Vitamins need minerals to do their job. The body also does not produce minerals. We must get minerals from foods or supplements.
Antioxidants are certain vitamins or minerals that protect our body from damage caused by Free Radicals. We get Free Radicals from smoking, ultraviolet rays, stress, exercise, etc. Free Radicals are the primary cause of aging and disease.
Vitamins and minerals come from eating fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and spices. Certain vitamins come from eating meat. Some people also get them from taking supplements.
Supplements are vitamins and minerals that have been extracted from a plant. You can also create supplements in a lab. Once they are extracted or created, they are put into a liquid, capsule, or tablet form. Supplements in these forms are easier for our bodies to ingest.
There are ineffective and effective supplements. Being uneducated about supplements can put a consumer at risk the following two ways:
- You know that you should supplement but don’t feel confident in selecting an effective supplement for yourself. Sometimes you may feel that the supplements you are taking could be a waste of time or money.
- You have been given bad advice or feel misinformed on why you need to supplement. Unfortunately, this can be a sacrifice to your own health and wellness.
Vitamins and minerals go from your stomach to your intestines. From your intestines they go through a rather complex distribution system. Your body distributes them based on its own priority system. If one organ needs a nutrient more then another organ, your body will distribute the nutrient to that organ. This creates a ” rob Peter to pay Paul ” action in your body. Vitamins and minerals are not independent substances in your body. They create a network of nutrients that work together. If your body is missing one nutrient it can throw off your entire network!
Vitamins and minerals are “used” by the body. They perform functions and are often used up during the process. This is more true for antioxidants which are crucial for the body in fighting disease. Every process your body does requires vitamins and minerals. Your body requires even more vitamins and minerals when you exercise and are under a lot of stress.
“A deficiency of a vitamin or mineral will cause a body part to malfunction and eventually break down. Like dominos, other body parts will follow.”James F. Balch, M.D. | Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Should you take a Vitamin and Mineral Supplement?
Vitamins and minerals are vital nutrients required for the body to function and for the prevention of disease. There is much debate around the following statement, “I can get everything I need from food.” The question you need to ask yourself is “Are you?”. In a large study involving 26,000 people, it was concluded that not one person received the nutritional requirements set forth by the RDA.
“Insufficient vitamin intake is apparently a cause of chronic diseases. Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. Pending strong evident of effectiveness from randomized trials, it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamins and supplements.”
American Medical Association
Information taken from Health Awareness Foundation.