Do I get enough nutrients when I am on a diet?


Q: Do I get enough nutrients when I am on a diet?

A: Key nutrients like 400 IU of Vitamin E and 50 mcg of Chromium are needed for optimum function. To get these amounts, however, would require a 5,000-calorie diet. It’s a catch twenty-two, 5,000 calories a day leads to excess weight, but anything less provides nutrients that do not meet anti-aging levels. That’s where nutritional supplementation comes in. Taking nutritional supplements allows you to participate in a calorie restriction program and still get an optimum level of nutrients. And numerous studies have shown that both calorie restriction and optimal supplementation increases longevity.