This article originally appeared on FocusSupplements.co.uk
There's an inconvenient misconception about nutrition, specifically that...
You don't need to supplement vitamins and nutrients as long as you are eating a healthy diet.
While eating a healthy diet is really crucial - it's one of the first steps of Biohacking, if you're sick, depressed or unproductive you should optimize your diet first - it's not enough.
- You could spend two thousand dollars a month eating the finest organic food you could find.
- You could only eat at the best health food restaurants in your town.
- You could spend hours in the kitchen every week meticulously prepping your meals.
- You could never cheat on your diet.
And despite your best efforts and accruing significant expense you would still be nutrient deficient and in none-optimal health.
A critical thinker may reply to this
But that doesn't make sense! Our evolutionary ancestors were healthier than us and definitely didn't take fancy supplements. As long as you're eating a natural healthy "paleo" diet shouldn't that give your body everything you need?