Why Supplement?

Before you supplement:

At Potential Energy, we believe in a more holistic approach to well-being. Before considering supplementation, we emphasize foundational pillars that pave the way to a vibrant life:

Quality Sleep:

Ensure a solid foundation for your health by prioritizing eight hours of restful sleep each night. Adequate sleep is the cornerstone for physical and mental rejuvenation, setting the stage for your full potential.

Filtered Water:

Maintaining peak vitality involves prioritizing hydration through advanced filtration methods like reverse osmosis or distillation followed by adding minerals. Purifying water and then adding minerals back not only eliminates contaminants but also fosters optimal health and minimizes reliance on extra electrolyte supplements.

Real Food Nutrition:

Nourish your body with the goodness of real food. Whole, nutrient-dense meals provide the essential vitamins and minerals your body craves. Our supplements complement a well-balanced diet, ensuring you get the comprehensive support you need.

Daily Exercise:

Movement is life. Regular exercise enhances physical and mental well-being. Energize your body and mind through daily activity, laying the groundwork for a healthier you.

Natural Light Exposure and Blue Light Awareness:

Connect with the rhythms of nature. Brief exposure to sunlight at sunrise and sunset (just five minutes each) supports circadian rhythms, promoting better sleep and overall vitality. Minimize exposure to artificial blue light, especially after dark, to support your body's natural sleep-wake cycle.

Stress Management:

A balanced life includes effective stress management. Before considering supplements, explore strategies to de-stress your life – whether through mindfulness, relaxation techniques, or activities that bring joy. Turn Off The News!

You've got the basics down. Now what?

We understand that individuals often seek supplements to enhance their overall well-being, and the effects can vary based on individual health needs, deficiencies, lifestyle, etc.

Quick Response to Deficiencies:

Our supplements provide a concentrated and readily available source of nutrients, leading to a quicker response in addressing deficiencies. This results in faster improvements in symptoms compared to obtaining nutrients solely from food.

It's essential to use supplements judiciously and under the guidance of healthcare professionals. While supplements offer benefits, excessive intake of certain vitamins and minerals can have adverse effects. At Potential Energy, we believe that supplements should complement a balanced diet rather than replace it. Individual responses to supplements can vary, and consulting with a healthcare provider ensures that supplementation is tailored to specific needs and health conditions.

Before you supplement, fortify your foundation with essential lifestyle practices like quality sleep, filtered water, real food nutrition, daily exercise, natural light exposure, and stress management. When you're ready to enhance your vitality, Potential Energy is here to support you on your journey. Unlock your potential – supplement with purpose.

The below is not an exhaustive list by any mean but it's a start.

Why You Should Supplement

Decline in Nutrient Concentrations in Food Crops

Davis, D., Epp, M., & Riordan, H. (2004). Changes in USDA Food Composition Data for 43 Garden Crops, 1950 to 1999. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 23, 669 - 682. https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2004.10719409.

The study found that there were apparent, statistically significant decreases in six nutrients possibly because farmers were choosing crops that produced more food but had less nutrients.

Davis, D. (2009). Declining Fruit and Vegetable Nutrient Composition: What Is the Evidence?. Hortscience, 44, 15-19. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.44.1.15.

Early fertilization studies showed that higher crop yields led to lower mineral concentrations, and recent analyses of historical food data revealed median declines of 5% to 40% in some minerals in vegetables and possibly fruits, with similar trends in vitamins and protein. While, recent experiments on broccoli and grains found that higher yields were correlated with lower mineral and protein concentrations as well.

Ekholm, Päivi & Reinivuo, Heli & Mattila, Pirjo & Pakkala, Heikki & Koponen, Jani & Happonen, Anu & Hellström, Jarkko & Ovaskainen, Marja-Leena. (2007). Changes in the mineral and trace element contents of cereals, fruits and vegetables in Finland. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 20. 487-495. 10.1016/j.jfca.2007.02.007.

The study found the density of trace elements in vegetable foods has decreased over the past three decades, despite increased consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Aleminew, Amare & Workie, Melkamu. (2020). Soil Fertility Depletion and Its Management Options under Crop Production Perspectives in Ethiopia: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 41. 91-105. 10.18805/ag.R-136.

Soil health, which is crucial for sustaining life, is decreasing. Preserving soil health is vital for environmental sustainability, food security, and the well-being of all living organisms.

Sil, Anirban & Bera, Soumen & Saha, Susmit & Bhattacharyya, Koushik. (2022). Recent Approaches for Efficient Management of Soil Fertility.

Declining soil fertility and overall farming mismanagement has exacerbated crop productivity.

Amundson, R., Berhe, A., Hopmans, J., Olson, C., Sztein, A., & Sparks, D. (2015). Soil and human security in the 21st century. Science, 348. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1261071.

Many of the planet's most fertile soils have already been depleted.

Obesity Epidemic and Western Diet

State of Obesity 2022: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Trust for America’s Health. Accessed 2/14/2024.

41.9% of Adults in U.S. are obese.

Sanyaolu A, Okorie C, Qi X, et al. Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in the United States: A Public Health Concern. Global Pediatric Health.2019;6:2333794X19891305.

In the last 3 decades, obesity has more than tripled in adolescents and more than doubled in children.

Childhood Obesity Facts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed 2/14/2024.

Children and adolescents aged 2-19 years have a 19.7% obesity rate which affects about 14.7 million in 2020.

Gut Microbiota and Nutrition Deficiencies

Sekirov, I., Russell, S., Antunes, L., & Finlay, B. (2010). Gut microbiota in health and disease.. Physiological reviews, 90 3, 859-904. https://doi. org/10.1152/physrev.00045.2009.

The gut microbiota plays a crucial role in various aspects of normal physiology, such as nutrition, behavior, and stress response. However, it can also contribute to the development of diseases affecting multiple organ systems, although mechanism are not fully understood.

Zhang, Y., Li, S., Gan, R., Zhou, T., Xu, D., & Li, H. (2015). Impacts of Gut Bacteria on Human Health and Diseases. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 16, 7493 - 7519. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms16047493.

Gut bacteria can change detrimentally due to antibiotics, illness, stress, aging, poor dietary habits, and lifestyle, leading to dysbiosis and chronic diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, cancer, and a*tism.

Kumari, M., & Kozyrskyj, A. (2017). Gut microbial metabolism defines host metabolism: an emerging perspective in obesity and allergic inflammation. Obesity Reviews, 18, 18 - 31. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12484.

The Western diet and lifestyle have been linked to an imbalance in gut microbial communities and their metabolites, leading to diseases like obesity and asthma.

Wu H, Tremaroli V, Bäckhed F. Linking Microbiota to Human Diseases: A Systems Biology Perspective. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Dec;26(12):758-770. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2015.09.011. Epub 2015 Nov 7. PMID: 26555600.

Changes in the gut microbiota are linked to various diseases, including metabolic conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Human studies are limited, but some animal studies suggest causality.

Hills, R., Pontefract, B., Mishcon, H., Black, C., Sutton, S., & Theberge, C. (2019). Gut Microbiome: Profound Implications for Diet and Disease. Nutrients, 11. https://doi.org/10.1159/000523712.

The gut microbiome significantly impacts human health, influencing the development of chronic diseases like metabolic disorders, gastrointestinal issues, and colorectal cancer.

Zinöcker, M., & Lindseth, I. (2018). The Western Diet–Microbiome-Host Interaction and Its Role in Metabolic Disease. Nutrients, 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10030365.

This study suggests that diet promotes inflammation in the gut microbiome, which can lead to various inflammatory diseases.

Toxin Exposure and Forever Chemicals

Lanphear, B., Hornung, R., Khoury, J., Yolton, K., Baghurst, P.,
Bellinger, D., Canfield, R., Dietrich, K., Bornschein, R., Greene, T.,
Rothenberg, S., Needleman, H., Schnaas, L., Wasserman, G., Graziano, J.,
& Roberts, R. (2005). Low-Level Environmental Lead Exposure and
Children’s Intellectual Function: An International Pooled Analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives, 113, 894 - 899. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.7688.

Lead exposure, even at levels below the previously considered threshold of concern, is associated with intellectual deficits in children. This study highlights the importance of considering even lower levels of lead exposure in children's health assessments. Perhaps it is time to reevaluate toxin safety levels.

Mima*, M., Greenwald, D., & Ohlander, S. (2018). Environmental Toxins and Male Fertility. Current Urology Reports, 19, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11934-018-0804-1.

Global industrialization has increased population exposure to
environmental toxins, which may have a negative impact on male
reproductive health.