"Nutrients generally deliver their greatest benefits when the body is deficient in them; few benefits when the body is replete; and often become toxic at high doses."
This showed up on the Perfect Health Diet blog today, specifically in reference to glucose. I'm mostly interested in the part that's left of the plateau. This corroborates strongly with my suspicion that the body can adapt to lower or higher amounts of specific nutrients pretty easily, as long as it has a little bit of everything to work with. This makes evolutionary sense, as people of different cultures throughout history have had vastly different nutrient intakes, and, until recently, they all seem to have done fine.
So, for a typical, healthy person:
How accurate would you consider this graph, based on your experience?
Are there any nutrients that you find do not follow this general trend?
asked byKasra (6097)
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on October 13, 2011
at 02:22 PM
All nutrients follow that trend but some are depleted during stress and plateu range changes dramatically, for instance with vitamin C, body needs rise from ~10g per day to 100 or 200g per day depending on type of stress.
I also commented on Pauls page.