Answer: Educating yourself on these 3 important factors will make all the difference in your success using Daily Essential Nutrients.
Answer: Some individuals see dramatic results within a few days; however, Daily Essential Nutrients typically produces results gradually over a period of several months (and sometimes longer for certain conditions). Dozens of medical journal publications have now reported impressive results in hundreds of people who took micronutrients at recommended levels for at least 8 weeks. But it's safe to say that no one will see all the benefits of Daily Essential Nutrients in just 8 weeks-- many people continue to report subtle improvements for years after.
Answer: The clinical dose that we recommend to address significant symptoms--4 capsules, 3 times per day, with meals--is based on extensive experience with thousands of people. Independent university research has clearly shown that people respond best, particularly in the first few months, by consistently taking this dosage. Most children younger than 9 respond well to a lower dose (about 8 capsules per day), although some children with serious symptoms will require higher doses.
Answer: The simplest way is to take 1 capsule 3 times per day the first day, two capsules 3 times per day the second day, and so on. By the fourth day, you'll be taking the full recommended dose of 4 capsules 3 times per day. Most people have no problem tolerating Daily Essential Nutrients when they gradually introduce it in this way. Some sensitive people choose to increase the dose more gradually (for example, increasing their dose by one capsule per day so it takes 12 days to reach the recommended therapeutic dose of 12 capsules per day).
Answer: Can you stop eating food? Taking Daily Essential Nutrients regularly is critical to ensure that your body gets all the essential nutrients it needs for optimal health. Consistently eating nutrient-rich food is also very important, but even if you're carefully choosing your diet, it's still very difficult to get all the nutrition you need from food alone. This is especially true for anyone with mood or anxiety issues, because according to research, these people often have higher-than-average nutrient needs that are determined by genetics.Over the years, researchers have documented many cases where people with mood, anxiety, or behavioral issues responded wonderfully to our nutrient therapy and thought they didn't need it anymore, then crashed when they stopped taking it. Restoring the nutrients improved their symptoms dramatically again. For most people, it doesn't take very many rounds of this kind of contrasting Off-On-Off-On effect to decide that it's worth taking Daily Essential Nutrients regularly to enjoy the stability it provides.
Answer: Some have found that they can maintain on a little less than the full therapeutic dose of 12 capsules per day after their symptoms have been eliminated for a few months (for example, 10 capsules instead of 12). On the other hand, some people find that they don't get an optimal response until they take 15 or more capsules per day. It's important to find a threshold that works for you, but always remember that if you go too low, your symptoms will eventually return. Daily Essential Nutrients is like food for a starving brain.
Answer: Think of Daily Essential Nutrients as a critical part of your daily food intake. The average person in the United States consumes enough added sugars to make up one-sixth of total daily calories! That's one-sixth of our food that contains NO essential nutrients at all! As one famous scientist said, "We are starving! Even though we're all getting fat, we're starving for vitamins and minerals." Taking four capsules per meal is like getting a single spoonful of food packed with nutrients to compensate for all those empty calories (or for some people, simply to meet a higher-than average need for certain nutrients that's determined by genetics and other factors).So the bottom line reason for our recommended dosage is that we're focused on helping individuals achieve real-life results! Extensive scientific research conducted on our formulations has shown that the 12 capsule per day dosage delivers the most consistent and marked improvements for serious mood and anxiety-related disorders. This scientific research has included careful safety monitoring which showed no safety concerns at the therapeutic 12 capsule per day dosage.
Answer: There are 3 important reasons:
Answer: Occasionally, when people begin taking Daily Essential Nutrients, they may have looser stools than usual for a few days, but as the body adjusts to the additional nutrients, this typically normalizes, as it does when you introduce a new food to your diet. It's normal for a person's urine to be brighter yellow in color while they are taking Daily Essential Nutrients; however, this is a harmless side effect of taking vitamin B2 (also called riboflavin).Based on the extensive research that's been conducted using formulations co-developed+ by Hardy Nutritionals® founder David Hardy, it's very rare for people to have any other side effects. Those who have pre-existing gut issues are most likely to experience these rare side effects, but the good news is that these problems can largely be avoided with simple nutritional solutions.
Answer: Yes. People with certain rare medical conditions or severe sensitivity to a particular ingredient may not be able to take Daily Essential Nutrients. Feel free to call us to talk about your situation. We're also happy to talk with your doctor or other health professional. These decisions are best made in consultation with a qualified health professional.
Answer: It's rare that people need to take additional vitamins or minerals, because Daily Essential Nutrients is designed to meet nearly everyone's needs for essential vitamin and minerals. This all-in-one approach gives you clear advantages in terms of convenience and cost-savings. However, sometimes people have a specific need for additional nutrients.In depression, some people have reported that additional vitamin D may be useful. In the case of iron-deficiency anemia, iron can be added to Daily Essential Nutrients without any issue (ideally, under the supervision of a health professional).
Answer: Most commonly-used supplements are fine to use with Daily Essential Nutrients. For example, we offer an Essential Omegas product, a Greens & Probiotics product, a Free-form Amino Acid product, and an Inositol Powder product that people often use together with Daily Essential Nutrients.Our main caution for adding supplements other than vitamins or minerals is that any supplement or substance that affects your mind has the potential to significantly interfere with the positive effects of Daily Essential Nutrients.
Answer: Definitely not! Our brains will always need essential vitamins and minerals for proper function. If it seems that Daily Essential Nutrients isn't working for you, some interfering factor is standing in the way and causing you to have increased nutrient requirements or limiting the effects of the nutrients. If you don't find answers for your challenges in our other FAQs or videos be sure to give us a call or have your doctor call us. We've worked with thousands of people via phone and referred many others to excellent health professionals in order to help them overcome barriers and find success.
Answer: Antibiotics are actually the most common factor. When we take broad-spectrum oral antibiotics, we wipe out the beneficial gut bacteria that help us digest our food, and this deprives us of essential nutrients. Before taking oral antibiotics, be sure to educate yourself on how you can meet your nutrient requirements and keep your gut healthy during and after the course of antibiotics.Other factors like physical illness, puberty, and for women, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menstrual cycle can place higher than usual demands on your body and increase your nutrient needs. At these important times, it may be necessary to temporarily increase your dosage of Daily Essential Nutrients to meet your body's increased needs and maintain mood stability.