What is Recommended Daily Allowances?
The Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) of micronutrients are set by governments to prevent deficiency diseases like scurvy and rickets; the minimum levels of vitamins and minerals required to sustain bodily processes. They are certainly not designed to ensure optimal health, and there is a big difference between a lack of illness and the presence of wellness.
The RDA do not take into account an individual’s circumstances; for example, for people who smoke, drink alcohol, live in a polluted city, spend little time outdoors, exercise a lot, stressed out, are overweight, or consume fast foods, their need for a nutrient can easily double.
In fact, it is already very difficult to eat a diet that meets the RDA nowadays. Two-thirds of the average calorie intake is from fat, sugar and refined flours. They provide very few micronutrients and usually satisfy our appetite instantly. The refining process of food and nutrient depletion in the soil are killing all the micronutrients and causing our food to become ‘empty’.
What is Optimum Daily Allowances?
Most people are being short-changed on health, due to inadequate intakes of vitamins and minerals. Since 1980s, proper scientific studies using multi-nutrient supplements have shown that they boost immunity, increase IQ, reduce birth defects, improve childhood development, improve bone density, balance moods, reduce aggression, increase energy, reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes and basically promote a long and healthy life.
This Optimum Daily Allowances (ODA) model is based on a compilation of the recommended daily nutritional intakes of 12 independent nutritional authorities, developed by NutriSearch Corporation.