Supplements Made Simple: Foundational Nutrition

Dietary Supplements – with so many options, choosing the right one for you can get complicated. So what steps can you take to make better nutrition decisions when choosing what supplements to take?

Here’s one simple way  to understand supplements: foundational supplements benefit everyone by helping meet basic nutrient needs; targeted supplements offer benefits for specific needs like heart health or bone and joint health; convenience packs help support nutrition needs on the go. Let’s talk about developing a strong foundation of basic supplement nutrition with foundational supplements.

Developing a Strong Foundation

Your body needs basic macronutrients, micronutrients and phytonutrients every day, but it can be challenging to get all you need from your diet. For instance, 8 out of 10 people do not consume the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

The Nutrilite brand offers four Foundational products – protein, omegas, multivitamins, and phytonutrients – to help fill gaps in your diet.




Basic nutrition is composed of three main macronutrients: Protein, fat and carbohydrates.


Protein helps support muscles and helps you feel full longer. Your body does not store protein, so you need to replenish it every day.  The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends 0.83g per kilogram of body weight per day.

Why is Nutrilite All Plant Protein Powder considered a foundational supplement? North Americans usually get their protein from red meat but a steady diet of red meat may not be good for overall health. Adding a good plant-based protein provides you with protein that is from a healthy source.


Omega-3s support overall health and help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and nervous system. Your body does not produce these essential fatty acids so you must get them through foods in your diet or a supplement such as Nutrilite Heart Health Omega or Nutrilite Balanced Health Omega. The American Heart Association recommends at least 200g of fish every week (American Heart Association)



In addition to macronutrients, we need micronutrients – vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals work together with macronutrients to perform hundreds of roles in the body to sustain life. Nutrilite Double X and Nutrilite Daily supplements fill this basic need.



Phytonutrients are organic compounds found in plants that are thought to promote human health. Phytonutrients provide additional antioxidant protection against free radicals that damage our cells. In just two tablets of Nutrilite Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables, you’ll get the phytonutrients equal to amounts found in 10+ servings of fruits and vegetables. Phytonutrients also power Nutrilite Double X and Nutrilite Daily.

Once you’ve chosen foundational supplements, you can choose from our targeted supplements and convenience products to address your specific health needs.

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