The typical western diet is replete with processed sugars, unrefined carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats. Such a diet, when consumed daily, can take a toll on the body including robbing it of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other vital nutrients it needs for optimal performance. Furthermore, when the body is denied these critical nutrients, it eventually leads to chronic disease and illness.
It has been shown that up to 90% of Americans get less than the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) or Adequate Intake (AI) for one or more vitamins and minerals in their diets. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015-2020) noted that vitamins such as potassium, choline, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, D, E, and C consumed by many Americans were far below the AI or EAR levels. The insufficient quantities of vitamin D, calcium, potassium, and iron by infants, children, and women, especially pregnant women, were particularly alarming.
Given our often poor dietary choices it’s even more critical to provide the body with key vitamins and minerals in the form of dietary supplements. A daily supplement can ensure your body performs efficiently and is important in staving off various diseases. Ultimately, taking such an important preventive step will also help lower long term healthcare expenses.
Simply put, dietary supplements are healthy not only for your body but for your pocket book as well!
In addition, many diets may seem healthy on the surface, but when one digs deeper they’re far from healthy. Modern day farming has infused supposedly healthy foods with chemicals including pesticides and other toxins. Modern farming methods have also depleted the soil, and subsequently the foods that grow from the soil, of many vital nutrients. Spinach is a perfect example of such a food. In the earlier part of the 20th century Spinach contained on average 158 milligrams of iron per 100 grams. That number has now dropped to 2.7 milligrams per 100 grams. Similar reductions in nutrients have occurred in all major agricultural food products.
Clearly the need for supplementation given the modern western diet is of key importance to help prevent disease and lower personal and societal healthcare costs. Many people are aware of this as the dietary supplement market is expected to reach an astounding $278 Billion worldwide by 2024.
Yet, even with this awareness consumers are also growing weary of the traditional oral dietary supplement routes. Many are becoming tired of swallowing the same old bulky and strange tasting pills, capsules, or sublingual supplements. They eventually become remiss and skip days or discontinue oral supplements entirely.
This was one of the motivating factors behind the formation of Dr Patchwells. Our founders, who come from some of the leading medical institutions in the world, realized the importance that dietary supplements play in modern society and designed a simple and convenient delivery system that was superior to traditional oral routes. Our patch systems deliver all the vital nutrients through your skin without having to swallow anything!
Dr Patchwells has various different patch products to help with any vitamin or mineral deficiencies. With these patches you won’t have to worry or remind yourself to take a pill or capsule throughout the day. Simply place the patch on bare skin after you shower in the morning and that’s it! With our proprietary surgical grade adhesive system and 1.25” square size, each patch will remain secure and discreet on your body throughout the day
Check out our vitamin & mineral patch line:
Complete Multi V
Immunity Booster w/ Vitamin C
B12 Power Plus
Now you never have to miss any of your essential vitamins and minerals with our 15% off auto-renewal and subscription plans!