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Are There Nutritional Gaps Hiding in Your Diet?
Up to 90% of Americans don’t get the recommended daily levels of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients through diet alone. Learn how you can fill nutritional gaps to build a healthy foundation with quality core products recommended by the GNC experts.
SIMPLE: The easiest way to get 100% daily value (or more) of vitamins and minerals.
REQUIRED: The body cannot make these essential fatty acids, which are necessary for cardiovascular, brain, joint, eye and skin health.
BALANCE: The body needs good bacteria to help balance the bad so it can function properly.
ESSENTIAL: This macronutrient is absolutely essential for life and is involved in every physiological process in the body.
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175 SUPPLEMENTS OR A MULTIVITAMIN?
Multivitamins are the easiest way to get 100% of your daily value of vitamins and minerals and can fill nutritional gaps caused by factors like fast-paced, busy lifestyles and eating highly processed foods. When you think about it, that means you would have to take about 175 individual supplements per week just to get the benefits of one multivitamin containing at least 25 vitamins, minerals and active ingredients taken each day of the week.
DID YOU TAKE YOUR MULTIVITAMIN TODAY?
The latest scientific research shows that all adults can benefit from taking a multivitamin daily in conjunction with a healthy diet. Taking your daily multivitamins as directed supports energy production and brain, heart and overall health. Most multivitamins also provide vitamin A and lutein to support eye health.
DON’T GO ON A NUTRIENT DIET
If you’re on a diet, research shows that cutting back calories puts you at higher risk for missing key nutrients needed for good health. You may lack adequate amounts of B vitamins, vitamin C, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and iron. Also, if you have food allergies, are vegetarian or just choose not to eat from specific food groups, then you could be lacking in certain nutrients that are crucial for optimal health.
AMERICA’S BEST MULTIVITAMIN FORMULAS
When choosing a multivitamin, select a high-quality, clinically studied variety that is appropriate for your age and dietary restrictions. Some have added ingredients for people with specific goals or active lifestyles. GNC multivitamins are America’s best! For help in finding the multivitamin that’s right for you, talk to a GNC store associate.
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FISH FOR SUPPER—AGAIN!
Health Organizations recommend adults consume at least 500 to 1000mg of the essential fatty acids EPA & DHA daily. The average American eats less than 1 meal of fatty fish (mackerel, salmon, herring) per week. Because your body cannot make EPA & DHA, it’s important to take a high-quality fish oil or omega-3 supplement every day.
TRILLIONS OF CELLS ARE DEPENDING ON YOU!
The human body is made up of trillions of cells and every one of them requires essential fatty acids to function properly. Omega-3s support heart, joint, brain, eye, skin and digestive health.
Up To 75% OF AMERICANS May Not GET ENOUGH IN THEIR DIETS
While found in certain foods, omega-3s are consumed in limited amounts in the American diet. Two crucial omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, are dramatically less prominent in the foods Americans normally eat than other nutrients. The average American only consumes 12% of the daily EPA and DHA recommended by the leading heart health organization. 75% of Americans reported no intake of EPA or DHA daily through diet in a 24-hour diet recall done as part of a national nutrition survey.
AMERICA’S #1 HIGH-POTENCY BRAND
Omega-3 and fish oil supplements also come in different potencies with added ingredients according to your specific needs. For advanced potency and quality, try GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil. It’s America’s #1 high-potency fish oil brand.† Talk to a GNC store associate for help with choosing the formula that’s right for you.
†Based on Nielsen xAOC 52 weeks ending May 9, 2015. High potency means over 500mg EPA and DHA per capsule.
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PROBIOTICS TO SUPPORT IMMUNE HEALTH
If you’re familiar with probiotics, you may know that they provide your body with digestive support. Did you know that they also help support your overall immune health? In fact, the immune system inside your digestive tract plays an integral role in producing antibodies that are part of the body's natural defense system.
BACTERIA TO KEEP YOU BALANCED?
When you experience stress, a poor diet, travel, an illness or take antibiotics, your immune system is challenged and you may experience bloating and digestive discomfort. Many experts believe this may be linked to your digestive system. There are trillions of microorganisms or “friendly” bacteria in your stomach and intestines that are important for helping digest food, absorb nutrients and boost our immune systems. They balance out the “bad” bacteria to keep your system on track. When the bad bacteria start to outnumber the good, you may experience discomfort. By taking a probiotic supplement, you can help restore the delicate balance of bacteria in your body.
Antibiotics—sometimes necessary, but a challenge for balance
The worst scenario is when you become ill and get prescribed antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all kinds of bacteria in your body—even the good—which can set the stage for bad bacteria to take over the intestines, upsetting digestive balance.
AMERICA’S #1 FASTEST GROWING PROBIOTIC BRAND^
Scientific research shows regular use of probiotic supplements can improve digestive health, reduce discomfort and bloating and boost natural resistance. Once active in the intestines, the live and active cultures in probiotics can help get your system back on track. Probiotics are available in a variety of potencies and with added ingredients for your specific needs, including GNC Probiotics which are America’s #1 fastest growing probiotic brand.^ For help in finding the formula that’s right for you, talk to a GNC store associate.
^Based on Nielsen xAOC 4 weeks ending May 9, 2015. Compared to leading brands.
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THAT’S A LOT OF BREAKFAST CEREAL!
A bowl of breakfast cereal with milk provides around 7g protein.^ You’d have to eat five bowls in the morning to get 30g. If that’s too much (and too many calories) to consume in one sitting, you can always drink a high-protein shake instead to kick-start your metabolism, support healthy blood sugar and help you feel fuller longer. Make sure to consume protein around your workouts—either 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after a workout is best.
OVER 20,000 REASONS TO CONSIDER A SUPPLEMENT
Did you know that proteins are the most plentiful substances in your body next to water? There are over 20,000 different proteins in the human body, some of which contribute to appetite control, fueling energy and supporting lean muscle tone, growth, repair and recovery. Just as protein is important for building muscle, it provides the building blocks for proteins in the body which are essential for nearly every activity in the body including the production of enzymes, antibodies, cellular messengers, blood, hair, nails and more.
46 GRAMS, 71 GRAMS OR 92 GRAMS—HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED IN A DAY?
Everyone needs a different amount of protein every day depending on your age, gender, weight and activity level. To find out how much protein your body should have on a daily basis, try our convenient protein calculator above.
THE WORLD’S BEST PROTEIN FORMULAS
Because of our busy lifestyles, we tend to eat more processed foods and don’t pay attention to what nutrients we’re consuming and when we are consuming them. If you’re not getting enough protein in your diet—especially if you’re a vegetarian or an athlete—you may want to consider taking a protein supplement. With so many choices out there, it’s important to fuel you body with the highest-quality protein products available. GNC’s protein formulas are the world’s best! Also, keep in mind that you should space your protein evenly throughout the day, and the meal plans in our protein number tool can provide examples of how to do this. For help in choosing the right protein for you, stop by your local GNC for a consultation with a knowledgeable store associate.
*Varies based upon a variety of factors, such as weight, age, gender, activity level and lifestyle.
^Cereal with milk = 7 grams protein based on 4oz of 1% milk and 1 cup of Cheerios™
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