Vitamins - Truth Be Told

You’ve probably been recommended a selection – or slew – of vitamins at some point in your life, or chosen to take them on your own accord. After all, one half of the population takes supplements. There’s
a lot of controversy over their efficacy and the role they play in healthy versus unhealthy diets.


Like almost every nutrition theory, there are multiple studies on the subject that directly oppose each other. There’s evidence supporting the case that vitamin supplementation aids in nutrient absorption, helps prevents chronic disease, and can contribute to an increased lifespan.

Many individuals feel greatly supported by vitamins and minerals, even those who maintain very healthy diets report that vitamins increase their energy and absorption of nutrients. Vitamins are of course beneficial for people who aren’t getting enough nutrition from food.

As a wellness advocate, my initial thought is… Shouldn’t people be getting enough nutrition from food, isn’t the root solution to improve their diet? But in my opinion, specific conditions – relating to digestive or immune disease– call for more than high nutrition, and require extra support that supplements can provide.

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With hundreds of different brands circulating in the near 30-billion-dollar supplement industry, there’s definitely something to be said for quality. I’ve done a lot of research myself and I found that ISOTONIX has one of the best absorbability rates, because the pH level (once the powder vitamin is mixed with water) is similar to our bodies pH level. This creates less work and energy for the body to obtain the maximum absorption of the vitamin. The isotonic state allows nutrients to pass directly into the small intestine and be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. 

I encourage you to tune in to your body and identify when you might need additional support, then make an intuitive, informed decision from there. If you need assistance, I can help you figure it out

Here Are Some Signs And Symptoms That May Indicate Supplements Are Right For You:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog or hair loss
  • Diagnosable disease or condition that puts your system at a disadvantage
  • Long-term vegan with low energy
  • High-stress lifestyle
  • Digestive issues
  • Thyroid condition
It’s always important, if you have any of the above conditions to check with your doctor before adding any vitamins or supplements. 


  • Multivitamin
  • OPC-3® (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant)
  • Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes
  • B-Complex
  • Calcium
  • Fish Oil
Everyone’s situation is different, and depending on yours the Core Basics may be perfect for you, or it’s likely there are some tweaks needed. One person’s provisions (or pills) are another person’s poison.

There’s no instant solution, just experimentation and tangible reactions, it’s important to listen to your own body. I always coach my clients to improve their diets first. Food has an impact on everything, and what you’re putting in your mouth should be optimized before turning to supplements.

Nothing is a magic potion or dressing. Avoid using supplements as a quick fix or as an excuse to not give your body nutrient-rich foods. 

In addition to secondary food, (which is what you eat and drink) don’t forget to consider primary food when facing the supplement conundrum. If your relationships, career, spirituality, and exercise routine are not feeding you, no supplement will help you. 

If you plan to order vitamins, remember quality and absorption rate is crucial. I’ve already done the research for you and highly suggest ordering them here: ISOTONIX.


For more information, please contact Crystal at 602.722.5627 or 

by Crystal Baus

  • Crystal Baus is certified integrative health coach for HealthStyles 4 You. She focuses not only on nutrition - but also on relationships, physical activity, career and spirituality – and how those five things are connected to your health and vitality. She’ll help you take your health to the next level. For more information, please visit