How do micronutrient deficiencies occur?
Ideally, a healthy diet ensures that all the nutrients that the body needs are supplied in sufficient quantities. The supply of a balanced, varied and nature-based diet is and remains the best way to a healthy organism. Now, however, there are various reasons why a sufficient supply of nutrients is not always so easy to achieve in today’s world.
Who today can really cook for themselves day after day, using only fresh, unprocessed foods? Between work and the demands that private life also places on us, there is often not enough time for this. Fast food then dominates the menu and ensures a lack of nutrients. But it is not only poor nutrition that makes the use of dietary supplements sensible; special life circumstances with increased requirements can also lead to the body being undersupplied: pregnancy, competitive sports or chronic illnesses are just a few examples.
In addition, our food today is very changed by the food industry and the Western lifestyle. We are experiencing significant nutrient losses due to immature harvesting, long transport routes, specific cultivation methods, climate change and industrial processing.
And as if that were not enough, the food is also provided with countless chemical additives. Conventional fruit and vegetable production works with herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers (keyword Glyphosate), hormones and antibiotics are used in conventional meat production. The detoxification function of our body must therefore constantly provide maximum performance. For this in turn, the body absolutely needs sufficient micronutrients such as selenium (all detoxification proteins are selenoproteins).