Rag-Tag Research Geeks Blueprint For Health

It’s Confusing! Even the most nutrition-savvy among us can have a hard time figuring out which supplements to take. So the Rag-Tag Research Geeks are here to help.

Your nutritional plan is like a house. Each nutrient has it’s place in the overall plan just like each room is important to your home:

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Every Rag-Tag Research Geek Certified™ product will fit into one of these categories:

Multi-Vitamin-&-Minerals

Sure, it would be nice to think we can get everything we need from diet alone. But that’s just not the case. Research indicates a good multivitamin (for most people that should not include iron) fills the gaps and helps prevent a number of chronic diseases.

RTRG Recommendation: The Foundation™ Multivitamin

Especially crucial on this list are Calcium, Vitamin D & Magnesium – 3 nutrients the vast majority of Americans are estimated to be deficient in but are critical for avoiding numerous health problems. In order to get proper absorption of these 3, you’ll also need Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Lysine.

RTRG Recommendation: Calciology™ Calcium Wellness Formula

View More RTRG Recommended Multi-Vitamins and Minerals

Essential-Nutritional-Support

If you’re taking a multi-vitamin & minerals on a daily basis, the next step is to add an Omega-3 supplement. These can include flax seed oil or fish oil supplements, but our favorite by far is krill oil. Krill oil contains the most important Omega-3′s in a more bioavailable form (phospholipids), and studies have shown krill oil is much more effective than fish oil.

Given the crucial role that Omega-3 fats play in cardiovascular health and brain function, we liken them to the bathrooms in our blueprint: a house without a bathroom just doesn’t function right.

RTRG Recommendation: Black Label Krill Oil™

Probiotics are microscopic bacteria that live in the lining of our digestive tract. Since proper digestion affects every other system in the body, we fittingly liken a probiotic supplement to the kitchen in our floor plan. It’s at the heart of the home and affects everything else.

RTRG Recommendation: Pinnacle Probiotic™

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Antioxident

Antioxidants play a protective role against the development of heart disease, cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases by quenching free-radicals. This action is also believed to slow down the aging process by reducing the body’s oxidative load. In other words, antioxidants slow down the “internal rusting” of our bodies as we age.

Different antioxidants affect the body (and different parts of the body) in different ways. So the most effective strategy is to have several different antioxidants – at least one water-soluble and one fat-soluble – in your routine.

Fortunately, several of the RTRG Recommended products also contain antioxidants that can fit into this category. They include:

Vitamin C – found in both Calciology™ 

Astaxanthin – found in Black Label Krill Oil™

Flavonols & Vitamin E – Found in Life Oil™ sea buckthorn

Multiple Antioxidants (47 to be exact!): Freshleaf Moringa Oleifera™

View More RTRG Recommended Antioxidants

Customized-Support

Maybe you need specifically to lose weight, restore youthful energy or give extra support to your cardiovascular system. Whatever the reason there are some nutrients that not everyone needs, but that target your specific concerns. These are the roof, the final touch that really holds everything else together. And while many of the products we’ve already listed may apply here as well, (in fact, pretty much all of them can in one way or another) there are a few recommendations we’ve made that are almost exclusive to this category. They include:

Natural Born Hair Raiser™ – supports healthier hair, fights hair loss and aids in hair growth.

 Bang! Brain Health™ - A formula packed with natural nutrients to enhance mental focus, improve memory and render a boost of energy.

View more of our RTRG Recommended Rooftop products

Turning Plans Into Reality

When you’re building a house, the blueprint is like a map for your builder. No matter the size the final product is meant to be, he gets to decide what materials and methods to put into the construction. If he gest high quality materials and follows proper procedures, a beautiful, sound home will result.

But if he buys the cheapest products he can find and cuts corners, the result can be a death trap. (Have you ever seen the HGTV show Holmes on Homes? If so you know that not only can a shoddily-built house be dangerous, it can cost thousands of dollars to repair and make right. MUCH more than would have been spent to do it right in the first place.)

Likewise, YOU are the builder of your own health. And you are living in the end result – your body. (The only difference is you can’t pick up and move if you don’t like what you create.) But if you cut corners on diet or exercise, or if the supplements you buy are the cheapest ones you can find, the result will be just as bad as the poorly-built house.

Only instead of a contractor like Mike Holmes, you may have to hire a team of top-notch surgeons or medical personnel to repair the damage.

We’ve given you the plan. Now it’s up to you to build your dream home.

 

 

5 comments

  1. 1jspnc2 says:

    I understand that the thyroid is “master control” and contributes mightily to a healthy body. What can you tell us about routinely supplementing the thyroid function? Iis it iodine or iodide or both?

    • Geek7 says:

      Hi 1jspnc2. Iodine or iodide?… Actually, it is both! Iodide is a form of iodine which is chemically bound to a molecule of potassium or sodium. While they are not exactly interchangeable, iodine and iodide are both potentially useful to treat and maintain thyroid function. Why supplement with iodine?

      Without the mineral iodine, your thyroid can not produce enough thyroid hormones, commonly known as T3 & T4, (which are responsible for brain, muscle, and skeletal development, driving metabolism, as well as oxygenation of the cells). Sounds like a really good thing, and it is… just be sure you aren’t over supplementing.

      Overloading your body with iodine can cause iodine poisoning. Symptoms would include seizures, vomiting, delirium, and in severe cases permanent intestinal damage and even brain damage. This is why you should consider thyroid function testing by a healthcare provider before supplementing thyroid function. There is a delicate balance which must be maintained.

      The National Institute of Health recommends 150 micrograms of iodine as a daily intake for a healthy adult. This can be achieved with a supplement, or by eating iodine rich foods (i.e. seaweed, shellfish, and salt-water fish). Other foods which offer lower sources of iodine are: bread, cheese, yogurt, eggs, milk, and ice cream.

      I appreciate your question, 1jspnc2, and I hope I was able to help you on your journey to a healthier you!

  2. carolsittler says:

    Can you please give me your feed back on Centrum Silver Ultra Women’s and it compares with your multivitamin?

    • mysti says:

      Hi, I’m new to this site but I happen to see your post asking about Centrum Silver Ultra Women’s in comparesen to their multivitamin, but I didn’t see the reply if you got one. If you did would you tell me what they said? I take the Centrum Silver multivitamins so I am very interested. Thanks Mysti

      • Geek8 says:

        Hi mysti!

        Researching Centrum Silver Women’s Vitamins, I found that they have 26 vitamins and minerals, however only 9 meet or beat the Recommended Daily Allowances. Keep in mind that the RDA is really only the recommended minimum, so if it the product doesn’t contain the minimum, we really cannot recommend it. Not that it’s a bad product, but when you compare it to the foundation multivitamin (for example):

        Foundation Vitamins have 18 vitamin and minerals, 16 of which are at considerably higher than the RDA minimum levels. Looking at additional ingredients, Centrum Silver Women’s has quite a few unnecessary ingredients and additives listed, Ex: maltodextrin). Foundation Multivitamins have only 2, rice flour and vegetable stearate. Both are natural ingredients used to hold the veggie capsule and ingredients together.

        Here at aProvenYou, we need to be sure the ingredients we’re ingesting are all natural, and of nutritional value to our bodies. There really is no need for the added fillers, starches, or chemicals.

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