One of my grandmothers (who I take after more than anyone else in the family), had bad knees and eventually ended up having knee surgery in her 70’s. Being so much like her in so many ways, and understanding the importance of “preventing” something before it becomes an issue, I decided to get back on (I took it years ago due to arthritis in my hip…click here for that post) at least one of Shaklee’s Joint Health Complex (which I take at bedtime) to keep the cartilage in all my joints lubricated and fed, in hopes to avoid any serious loss of cartilage, as I age. And remember, I had no pain in any of my joints, so I didn’t expect to feel anything different…..but funny thing was …. I actually did!
Did you know that the crucial years for people to have a sufficient calcium intake to increase their bone density is from the age of about 9 to 13?! How strong and dense you get your bones during these early years has a huge impact on how dense they will still be when you get into your 60’s and 70’s! But yet so many people, don’t even start worrying about that until they’re in their 40’s. Not that it’s ever too late to start, but why not already be in much better shape when you start taking additional measures to keep/or get your bones stronger.
A general rule of thumb is that if you have consistent problems falling asleep (not necessarily due to your brain racing), or problems staying asleep, there’s a good chance you are deficient in calcium, which is a natural muscle relaxer. So in that case, I encourage you to try Shaklee’s calcium (suggested minimum dose for adults is 2 in am and 2 in pm), to see how it works for you. Then, depending on your age and lifestyle, you might need to incorporate 2 more calcium at bedtime (either regularly) or just occasionally.
How important do you feel a good Multivitamin is for you, vs. individual vitamins? Look at it this way……let’s say you were putting together a champion football team….would you agree that even if you found THE ABSOLUTE BEST QUARTERBACK IN THE WORLD, you wouldn’t expect him to play and win the game alone, would you? You would need the whole team present to back him up…..am I right? That’s how you need to look at supplementation. In order for any one particular vitamin/mineral to work at its best, it needs a good “team” (foundation of vitamins) backing it up, helping it to perform at it’s peak!