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Q.  I DON’T THINK I NEED VITAMINS – I EAT A WELL BALANCED DIET. 

A.
What do you consider a well-balanced diet? Your answer will probably be: meat, vegetables, dairy products and grains. 

These foods are devitalized and preserved by our modern day methods. Most of today’s vegetables are grown on very poor soil, force grown with chemical fertilizers, sprayed with poison sprays. They may look good but have very little nutritional value. They are stored for weeks and months. They lose up to 80% of vitamins after 48 hours storage. 

Therefore, we need food supplements because presently we do not get the food value out of our foods that we did years ago. 


Q.  I HAVE A GOOD GARDEN AND GET ALL THE VITAMINS FROM THE GARDEN. 

A.
You would have to eat them all year round and mostly raw to get the full food value from them. About 90% of the people in this country have digestion troubles. They get little food value out of their foods. 

The digestive system cannot prepare it good enough so the blood can absorb it. They need concentrates (vitamins) without the bulk to add to their diet.

Stress and tension in our lives makes us require more vitamins. 

Antibiotics, drugs, aspirin, soft drinks, cold medicine, and many preservatives in our food leave the intestines sterile. Vitamins are manufactured in the intestines; if no bacteria is there, they cannot be manufactured. 

To get the most out of our gardens – they would have to be all organically grown – no poison sprays on them or no artificial fertilizers. 


Q.  I AM ON MEDICATION, IT MAY BE HARMFUL TO MIX THESE VITAMINS WITH MY MEDICATION. 

A.
No. These vitamins (Shaklee) are in complete balance with nature. They are a food, not a drug. These vitamins are not a man-made synthetic. They are as balanced as nature. No coal tars, artificial color, flavor or artificial sweetener or sugar added. 

They are a food concentrate, with all the fiber and the parts that the body cannot use taken out. If the food that you eat does not interfere with your medicine, then these food supplements will not either! They are derived from live fruits and vegetables. They are a food, not a drug! I’m sure your doctor wouldn’t tell you not to eat food would he? 


Q.  I HAVE TO ASK MY DOCTOR FIRST . . . 

A.
If your doctor has told you it is all right for you to eat – then you wouldn’t call him before every meal would you? 

These food supplements are just what they are called – concentrated food to supplement your diet with essential elements that you are not getting in the highly processed and preserved foods of today. You need them to keep your body healthy and alive. If you are getting more than you need of one vitamin, the body will take care of the excess—store it or expel it. 

There is no need to ask your doctor if you should take these fine Food Products!!! 


Q. MY BODY CAN USE ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS. 

A.
This is true: our body can only use a certain amount, but the amount it will use depends on: 

1. the quality and quantity of food we eat 
2. the ability of the digestive system doing it’s job 
3. the mental and physical stress we are under 
4. individual body chemistry 
5. air we breathe, water we drink, preservatives, chemicals and additives in our food 
6. health or sickness, injury or surgery 
7. climate conditions in which we live

The fat soluble vitamins the body can store real well. Vitamin C the body cannot store. If then, we should get more of one vitamin than the body will need, it will store it or flush it through; but only if the vitamins are made from 100% natural source and if it is a live vitamin. Dead vitamins can be very toxic. 

So we see it is very important to spread the table so that the body can choose how much it needs in order to keep it from being deficient and so that the body chemistry can function properly.

Remember everyone is different and we all have different weaknesses. Test yourself by taking more or less Vitamins. The amount that makes you feel best is what is best for you!



Q.  I DON’T NEED VITAMIN C - I DRINK ORANGE JUICE. 

A.
Oranges are a source of Vitamin C. Lemons are a better source and Rosehips are the best source of Vitamin C. 

Nutritionists say that too much orange juice changes the P.H. in the blood. One 8 oz. glass of orange juice is plenty for one day. If you eat the whole orange, you get the fruit in balance. This only goes for oranges.

There are bioflavonoids in the peel of citrus fruits, and the bioflavonoids are the curative agents. They will fight colds at any stage.

Rosehips contain up to 6,977 mg. of Vitamin C per 100 grams. Oranges contain only 49 mg. per 100 grams. One (1) Shaklee Vitamin C tablet is equivalent to 4 oranges. 

Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body. A normal body uses 100 mg. of C very 3 hours. Everybody requires different amounts of Vitamin C, depending on job stress, emotions and health. 

We would have to find organically grown oranges (not sprayed) picked ripe, in order to get the full benefit from the orange. Canned or bottled orange juice has practically no natural Vitamin C left in it. The Vitamin C is lost by processing, so they add a little ascorbic acid to it, which is synthetic and man-made Vitamin C. The synthetic is toxic if taken over a long period of time. 


Q.  I CAN GET MY NATURAL VITAMINS CHEAPER. 

A.
You get what you pay for!!! 

The name natural and organic does not mean that all of the products you see on the market are natural and in balance with nature. You can take cheap synthetics or a little ground up alfalfa or rosehips and call it natural. It is not always in balance with nature, though. 

Heat-treated raw materials lose all the live enzymes in them. Poor raw materials, bad coatings, loss of vitamins, bad binders – all of these cannot be digested properly. Oxidized raw materials destroy vitamins. That is the way most of the so-called natural vitamins are prepared. They act as a stimulant – but do nothing to repair the body. Shaklee Food Supplements actually repair what is out of line in our body. Get results from Shaklee. You get Quality! 


Q.  I DO NOT NEED INSTANT PROTEIN – I EAT LOTS OF MEAT. 

A.
Meat is a source of Protein, but it is not the best source of Protein. Animal protein is second hand protein. 

The animal kingdom gets its protein from the vegetable; therefore, the vegetable is a better source of protein. 

Unless meat is eaten raw there are no live enzymes left in it. They are destroyed by heat. The digestive system has to work a lot harder to digest this type of protein and a lot of it may not be absorbed. 

There are 8 essential amino acids. In order to get them from meat, we would have to consume a portion of the whole animal. The body cannot manufacture these essential amino acids. Shaklee Protein has all eight essential amino acids in proper proportion. 

Low quality protein in some foods may have synthetic amino acids made from coal tar. Shaklee Protein is an ideal soybean protein that has not been heated or genetically modified. It is a live enzyme product. It is assimilated easily into the blood stream. One tablespoon is equal to eating a pound of steak. The body does not have to work so hard to digest it.

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This information is educational in context and is not to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Please consult your licensed health care practitioner before using this or any medical information.