Before the advancements in technology that took place in the food industry, individuals could obtain proper amounts of important vitamins, minerals and other necessary nutrients in their diets without the need for food supplements. Although modern technology offers improved ways to provide food to our tables, these new methods are affecting the nutritional value of natural food products. Because of this, choosing to use food supplements can provide these important nutrients in place of the nutritional value that has been depleted from whole foods.
Although the whole foods that are offered to us today still maintain some nutritional value, in order to get the recommended daily allowance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients the body requires, we would have to consume large amount of fruits and vegetables compared to what our ancestors had to eat for maintaining healthy diets. Another important factor that is preventing people from getting enough essential nutrients is the