Q. Do nutritional products compensate for a lack of high-level-wellness living?
A. Not really. A nutritionist once answered a similar question this way. Imagine that you have ten cups of whole wheat flour. You process this flour to remove the fiber, minerals, and vitamins—equal to about two cups.
Deciding that you need to enrich the eight remaining cups of carbohydrates, you replace one tablespoon of the fiber, minerals and vitamins you just removed. Is the flour now more nutritious? Certainly. Is it anywhere near as nutritious as it was before you removed the fiber, minerals, and vitamins to begin with? Of course not!
This same analogy can applied to the idea of relying on a supplement to make up for poor health habits. No doubt the greatest benefits can be realized when appropriate nutritional products are used in conjunction with a balanced high-level-wellness lifestyle.