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Foundation Five™: Nutrients Everyone Needs - Poliquin

Even the healthiest diets lack certain nutrients that everyone needs. Changes in soil quality and the persistent drain of chronic stress has made supplementation critical. It can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve come up with this list of nutrients that we call the Foundation Five. The Foundation Five nutrients will give you the biggest bang for your buck so that your body has all it needs to get the job done.


If you can only take one supplement, most experts will agree that getting adequate fish oil is the way to go.


Many health-conscious people believe you can get all your nutrients from food. Nutritional surveys don’t support this. “Most people do not consume an optimal amount of vitamins through diet alone,” write the authors of a 2002 review in the highly respected Journal of the American Medical Association.


Mountains of research show that achieving healthy vitamin D levels is one of the easiest ways to prevent disease. Healthy vitamin D promotes long-term health, optimizes body composition, and reduces injury and illness.


Magnesium is an often overlooked mineral that affects more than 300 processes in the body. It can feel like your health (and life!) are falling apart if you don’t get enough.


Probiotics are tiny bacteria that naturally occur in the gastrointestinal tract. When consumed in adequate amounts, probiotics provide a slew of health benefits.