Did you know that the majority of Americans do not consume the necessary nutrients through their diet? Or that almost 60% of adults take a dietary supplement on a regular basis? Becoming a more commonplace healthy habit, multivitamins are the most popular supplement among adults.
The modern digital world has proven to impact your health, with new environmental and man-made toxins threatening our bodies daily. This includes everything from plastics and fertilizers to CO2 and technology. Our cells, the body’s building blocks, are constantly under attack. Our environment has changed immensely in the past 20+ years, and our bodies are having to fight back constantly.
Enter the Lightbody™ Cellular Defense Multivitamin. With a best-in-class formulation, Lightbody’s Multivitamin supplement helps our bodies become more resilient against the toxins we are exposed to in our everyday lives. As a multivitamin supplement, Lightbody’s Multivitamin is filled to the brim with a unique combination of 23 micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals in specialized concentrations to help protect your body.
Our modern, digital world is saturated with toxins that can cause oxidative stress in cells, cellular damage, fatigue and sleep issues, immune disorders and chronic disease, and speed up aging. There are a variety of toxins that are cancer-causing and endocrine disruptors, including different types of naturally-occurring compounds (lead, mercury, formaldehyde for example) and man-made chemicals (BPAs, phthalates, pesticides). This even includes the man-made electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) emitting from our electronic devices. Today, these man-made pollutants are becoming much more present. Exposure at toxic levels act as endocrine disruptors and cause cells to enter a state of oxidative stress. Endocrine disruptors interfere with the body’s hormone and cell signaling system, creating adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune side effects.
Read on to learn how the Lightbody Multivitamin ingredients help with cellular defense and radiation protection, and why you should choose Lightbody’s Cellular Defense Multivitamin for your health regimen.
Side Effects of a Digital Lifestyle
Let’s set the scene. We live in a world where you can message anyone around the globe in seconds, get your favorite takeout delivered to your doorsteps within an hour, and have a self-driving car navigate you on your next road trip. The digital world comes with benefits and consequences. Living amid the fourth technological revolution, the lines of the physical, digital, and biological worlds are becoming blurred. Simply put, life has become more convenient.
However, as much as technology has benefited our lives, there are real side effects. EMF radiation, an invisible form of energy emitted from electronic devices, is associated with a variety of health problems. There is a growing body of research focusing on the long-term impacts of exposure to non-ionizing EMF radiation.
Along with EMF radiation, the technological revolution has made screens ubiquitous. Nearly half of Americans spend 5-6 hours on their phone a day. Factor in screen time spent in front of laptops for work and school, television and iPads for entertainment, people are spending more time in front of screen than ever before. The exposure to blue light coming from LED screens is negatively affecting people’s circadian rhythm and sleep patterns.
Coupled with the negative mental health effects of social media and technology addiction, a digital lifestyle is changing your health at a cellular level. However, you can still change the future of your health. Not only are there wellness practices you can adopt to consume technology in a healthier way (check out DefenderShield for world-leading EMF safety solutions), Lightbody’s Multivitamin is here to help upgrade your body’s protection from the inside.
The Benefits of Lightbody’s Multivitamin
With a unique formulation, Lightbody Cellular Defense Multivitamin energizes cells, charges your immune system, and supports brain and full-body health. The antioxidants fight against inflammation, detox the body of toxic heavy metals, and protect from free radicals. Each ingredient was purposefully chosen for the benefits it can provide you.
What’s in the Formula? The Science Behind the Ingredients
Lightbody’s Multivitamin is formulated with the best ingredients and appropriate ratios to help contribute to your body’s wellbeing in the digital world.
As the National Institute of Health explains, “[Multivitamins] have no standard or regulatory definition, such as what nutrients they must contain or in what amounts.” This is why it’s very important to look into any multivitamin you wish to purchase, to see what may be the best formula for you and your lifestyle. The Lightbody Multivitamin was created with digital wellness in mind, but it also goes above and beyond other multivitamins for upgraded immune support, inflammation targeting, and energy production.
The ingredients in the multivitamin supplement includes: Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folate), Vitamin B12 (Hydroxocobalamin), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium, Chromium, Boswellia Extract, Quercetin, Green Tea, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, CoQ10, and Beta Carotene.
There is a lot of scientific research that shows the benefits of these supplemental ingredients, and how they can contribute to your digital wellness. Let’s run through some of the highlights.
The Immune System: The Body’s First Line of Protection
Your immune system is your body’s protector. It defends against uninvited interlopers, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins. In terms of digital wellness, your immune system helps protect against EMF radiation and the cellular distress it causes.
Unfortunately, the modern lifestyle is putting a major strain on human’s immune systems. Office and remote working both have their upsides and downsides, but many people are feeling overworked and stuck inside. This leads to stress and lost sleep, leading to sickness and illness. EMF radiation from digital devices also negatively harms the immune system because of the stimulation of various allergic and inflammatory responses, and affects the tissue repair processes.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, Selenium, and Chromium all work towards supporting your immune system.
The first of the alphabet vitamins, Vitamin A also helps keep your skin and hair healthy. One study found that Vitamin A helps reduce the effects of EMF exposure on your epidermis, which include the thinning layers of skin, shorter and finer hairs that are easily detached, and the yellowing of skin. Your skin and hair are like your body’s shield, so it’s important that it is strong and healthy. Vitamin C also supports skin health, while helping with the production of white blood cells. If your immune system is the body’s protector, white blood cells are the calvary that ride into battle. Vitamin D helps regulate immune response. Studies have found that in rats, Vitamin D serves as a protective agent against damage from EMF radiation.
Zinc, Selenium, and Chromium are all chemical elements that play into your immune system. Zinc helps manage inflammation when there is an infection, ensuring the inflammation does not get out of control. Selenium affects your immunity. And last but not least, Chromium can activate certain white blood cells that fight against pathogens.
B vitamins supply your body with energy by converting food, specifically carbohydrates, into glucose, the fuel your body craves.
As food technology has advanced, irradiation is now used in food to help increase food safety and extend shelf life. Irradiation is the process of exposing food to ionizing radiation to kill off harmful bacteria. However, in the process, the radiation used leads to significant losses of natural vitamins, with the B vitamin complex being harmed the worst.
But why do B vitamins matter? Beyond fueling your body, Vitamin Bs work in the nervous system. The nervous system acts as the command center, and controls different systems throughout the body. From actively walking and talking, to subconscious dreams at night, to digesting your breakfast, your nervous system takes in information from the world, processes it, and triggers a response.
EMFs have been found to induce oxidation in the nervous system, altering the processes that are controlled through the body’s command center. Your nervous system is especially vulnerable to damage from EMF radiation emitted from cell phones because of the proximity phones are to the cranial nervous system. Vitamin Bs maintain a healthy nervous system, and it’s especially important to ensure a daily intake to combat the negative effects from the digital lifestyle. For example, Vitamin B9, aka Folate, has been shown to have a neuroprotective effect in the hippocampus and cerebellum.
Because many foods are losing their vitamin profile because of modern food tech, it is important for your multivitamin to fulfill your necessary Vitamin B intake. Lightbody’s Multivitamin has high levels of seven different types of B vitamins, each with a slightly different role in the body. It is important to consume appropriate levels of all B vitamins to help your cells function normally.
The Root of Many Problems: Inflammation
Antioxidants are the unsung heroes of digital wellness through nutrition. EMFs trigger a cellular stress response, inducing oxidative stress and the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Serving as natural defenders, antioxidants fight against the excessive ROS that attack your body. Vitamin C and E and carotenoids (including Beta-Carotene) are the most popular antioxidants, but Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, D, Zinc, Selenium, Chromium, Quercetin, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), and CoQ10 may all exert antioxidant effects in different areas of the body and its systems. Antioxidants, among other types of nutrients, have become the go-to nutrients for cellular defense and radiation protection, as they inhibit oxidation, help control free radicals, and combat against inflammation.
Quick side note: Antioxidants are essential in maintaining digital wellness because of their anti-inflammatory effects, but that’s just the start of it. Learn more about maintaining your health through nutrition here.
Another ingredient, green tea in itself is not an antioxidant, as it is a plant. However, there are many different types of antioxidants within its leaves. Since it is one of the least processed forms of tea, it has the highest concentrations of antioxidants. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat ailments and has proven anti-inflammatory effects due to its primary component, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). The green tea extract in our multivitamin provides these anti-inflammatory benefits.
Continuing down the holistic wellness path, Boswellia extract is one of the few ingredients that is not an antioxidant. It is an herbal extract that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine of African and Asian cultures, just like green tea. And it has been used for so long because of the anti-inflammatory effects. Modern science has found it to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and analgesic (pain reliever) supplement, and it helpful in treating osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, chronic colitis, ulcerative colitis, collagenous colitis, Crohn’s disease, and bronchial asthma.
The evidence is pretty cut and dry: many of these ingredients exert protective, anti-inflammatory effects in cells to help fortify your cells against radiation damage.
Your DNA is what makes you who you are. It’s the instruction manual for your body. One of the most worrying side effects of our modern lifestyle is the effects of external toxins on DNA. Environmental stressors like EMF and other chemical pollutants cause cells to enter a state of oxidative stress, which can alter and fragment cells’ DNA, essentially rewriting the instruction manual. Long-term, DNA fragmentation can lead to serious health issues, including cancer.
There is a whole range of studies showing how different vitamins can help protect cells against radiation and its effects, specifically oxidative stress. One group of scientists found that Vitamin E can reduce oxidative stress markers in liver tissues and enzymes in mice. Another study showed that Vitamin C and E has a protective effect against apoptosis—the death of cells—caused by EMF and ELF radiation from powerlines. Vitamin C can also help reduce the amount of ROS created specifically by Wi-Fi signals. Scientists out of Egypt studied how Vitamin D can have a protective effect against cell phone radiation.
The need for research on the long-term effects is still needed, and as we learn more about what long term-exposure to EMFs is doing to your body, it’s clear that vitamins and antioxidants help protect and mitigate against the effects.
Take Control of Your Health
The modern digital lifestyle is here to stay, whether we like it or not. But there are steps you can take, daily practices you can adopt, to help fortify your body against the environmental toxins.
Lightbody™ is here to accompany you on your digital wellness journey. Try our Lightbody™ Max Multivitamin Supplements for Cellular Defense to take the first steps to ensuring your health in the modern world.