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The 3 Foundational Supplements Mark Sisson Says Everyone Should Be Taking
The Primal Essentials Kit provides an elegant solution to the daily challenges we face living with our hunter-gatherer genes in a completely modernized world. At a substantial savings to what you'd pay for these individually, the Primal Essentials Kit is comprised of 3 critical components to a healthy life: probiotics, vitamin D and fish oils.
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Our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate dirt. All day, every day. For millions of years. When you never wash your hands or your food (or anything for that matter) you pretty much can’t avoid it. But with all that soil came billions of soil-based organisms (mostly bacteria and yeast) that entered their mouths daily and populated their guts. Most were “friendly” bacteria that actually helped them better digest food and ward off infections. In fact, much of the human immune system evolved to depend on these healthy “flora” living in us symbiotically. Several trillion bacteria live in our gut today – some good and some bad. Much of your health - and often your weight - depend on which of the two is winning the flora war.
The problem today is that we don't eat dirt; we wash everything. Of course, given what is in and on the dirt around us, it’s probably best that we do wash it all. But in the process we never get a chance to ingest those healthy bacteria that our genes expect us to. In most healthy people this doesn't usually present a problem. As long as there are some healthy gut bacteria present, as long as we don't get too stressed out (stress hormones can kill off healthy flora), too sick (diarrhea and vomiting are ways the body purges bad bacteria – but it purges good bacteria with them), or take antibiotics (antibiotics tend to kill most bacteria – that’s their job), and as long as we are eating well, those healthy bacteria can flourish and keep us well. Unfortunately, we live in a time when stress is everywhere, where we do tend to get sick or take antibiotics, where certain processed foods support the growth of unhealthy bacteria and yeast forms while choking out the healthy flora. Many people whose diets include daily doses of yogurt or acidophilus are able to maintain healthy gut flora, but these sources aren’t always reliable (pasteurizing and added sugars can reduce their effectiveness), and not everyone can tolerate dairy that well. For that reason, it’s wise to take probiotic supplements.
Primal Flora was designed to work synergistically with the Primal Blueprint eating strategy. Each daily serving of one veggie capsule delivers 30 billion CFUs (colony forming units) of viable healthy flora that are more resistant to the digestive process and up to 25 times more potent than the typical serving of yogurt. While it does not need to be refrigerated, your Primal Flora will have a greatly extended shelf life if you do keep it refrigerated (but not frozen).
The benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids are indisputable. From their heart-healthy benefits, to their support of a healthy immune system, pain-free joints, brain and nerve health, to their anti-inflammatory properties, the research proves that we can all benefit from consuming foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Unfortunately, the best natural dietary sources of Omega 3s - cold water fish – are frequently contaminated with mercury and pesticide residues, making it very difficult to safely achieve recommended levels. Therefore, supplementing your diet with pure, highly refined, pharmaceutical-grade fish oils has proven the best way to get your Omega 3s.
Vital Omegas provide the highest possible quality source of EPA and DHA essential fatty acids derived from the fleshy parts of deep-water fish, concentrated and refined to the highest levels of purity. The easy-to-swallow soft gelatin capsules contain no contaminants and will not cause stomach upset or repeating. At the recommended dose of 3 capsules per day, you’ll receive 900 mg of EPA and 600 mg of DHA.
Vital Omegas supply you with the healthy fats that are integral to the Primal Blueprint eating plan in a convenient supplement form and from a source you can trust.
Beyond a doubt getting adequate vitamin D is essential for your health. Recent studies continue to confirm vitamin D as a “superstar” nutrient crucial for good health (in fact, it’s probably closer to a hormone than a vitamin). Vitamin D regulates the levels of calcium and phosphate in the bloodstream, and it promotes the mineralization and growth of bones, working together with calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin K2. It plays a massive role in the immune response, activating and “arming” the killer T-cells for defense against infections and bacteria. It modulates the expression of genes that regulate cell proliferation suggesting a potential role in cancer incidence, and it reduces systemic, chronic inflammation. And yet it is one of the most chronically deficient vitamins in Americans today!
As an equatorial people, homo sapiens spent well over half of our collective development time bathed in tropical sun, almost year-round. But now, our modern lifestyles rarely allow for such regular sun exposure. We can’t all bask in the midday sun (if such a thing even exists in our neck of the woods), nor can we even reliably count on there being adequate sunlight on a regular basis. Additionally, we’re told to avoid the sun at all costs or, if we absolutely must venture out into the light, to apply a thick layer of sunscreen. On top of this food is a poor source of vitamin D and very little can be obtained from even the most Primal of diets.
Between office jobs without a view, window panes that allow UV-A but not UV-B rays, humans just aren’t giving their skin enough opportunities to create sufficient amounts of vitamin D.
Primal Blueprint Vitamin D provides the solution with 2,000 IU of vitmain D (as D3 cholecalciferol) per capsule, which will allow you to add to your daily D dose if you are getting a little (but not enough) sun, are already getting 2,000 a day from the Master Formula, or if you want to double up and take 2 capsules a day to reach 4,000 IU per day.