Ideally we should try and get the nutrients our bodies need from a wide selections of whole foods. Unfortunately our soil is often depleted and much of our produce and food is not as nutrient dense as it used to be. So, super foods, nutritional supplements and herbs can provide us with easy to assimilate, rich sources of readily available nutrition that our bodies need. We need to make careful choices when it comes to vitamin and mineral supplements, which are often made in laboratories and come from synthetic formulations. Mother Nature knows best! There are natural derived, synthetic, food based, food grown and whole food supplements.
Some of the wonderful super foods we should include in our diet are seaweeds, algaes, antioxidant berries such as gogi, mulberries, blueberries, greens like kale, spinach, wheatgrass, barley grass, kamut grass, seeds like chia and hemp, food sources of vitamin C such as acerola berries, Camu Camu, and Amla, brewers yeast, red beet crystal, Fulvic and Humic Minerals and goat mineral whey powder.
Whole food grown supplements are a huge step ahead of most vitamin supplements, brands such as MegaFood, Garden of Life, Synergy and New Chapter are good choices.
Whole food supplements are derived from whole foods only, brands like Standard Process, Garden of Life Kind Organics, Natures Plus Source of Life and Nature's Way Organic whole food line are some products to look for.
Herbs can provide us with a vast array of whole nutrients as well. Plant vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, phytonutrients, all in a form that your body knows what to do with. Herbal formulas can supply plant calcium, magnesium, silica, iron, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and trace minerals, just to name a few.