Hello, Good people! I am Matiss Dzelve, the founder of The Supplement Alliance, and I welcome eac and every one of you. 🙂
Some 9 Years Ago I Found Myself Losing My Mind – My Story
Do you remember the last time you were sick? The last time when you’re head hurt so much that you thought that it will explode? The last time you had such intense pain in your stomach that you barely could walk? The last time that you had a fever and felt extremely dizzy?
Could you have performed at your best at any of those times? I certainly would not.
And what about those times when you felt foggy, sleepy, distracted, unable to focus or just stuffed? Could you have been able to perform at your best? I wouldn’t. And I wasn’t.
Some 9 years ago I found myself literally losing my mind. At that time I was about midway through high school. Yet, the one tool that had helped me to become quite knowledgeful in my life and academically solid (not to say I’m the smartest guy there is) was starting to fail me.
The tool that I’m talking about is the brain.
The Health Of Your Brain Is One Of The Most Important Things
A year back from that (about 10 years ago) I was truly happy about the brain power I was entitled with, I was truly happy about my ability to think, focus and memorize almost effortlessly.
But this took a hard left a year later when I started to feel that brain of mine becoming incredibly foggy. At the time I couldn’t think of a better word to describe it.
And I bet it might be hard to imagine. But if you’ve gone through a similar experience you definitely know what I’m talking about.
There wasn’t a moment in my life when I did not feel as if I was in a deep fog. It was hard to concentrate. It was incredibly hard to think and memorize – something that used to take 2-3 times of repetition to memorize by heart, now took about 15 times to achieve that same kind of level.
Every new concept that was introduced in school was always insanely hard to grasp initially. To a point where I sometimes got ridiculed because I couldn’t comprehend in essence simple ideas right off the bat. I always had to go home and literally carve those them into my brain.
I remember how sad, powerless and even disgusted with myself I felt. There is no better way to describe it than the fact that my mind was totally, utterly, completely failing me.
Was There Anything That Could Be Done?
At the time I didn’t know that there was a cause and a solution for this. So, I simply persevered and thought that this is who I am now. I was stuck for about 5 years with this horrible state of my mind – all throughout high school, all throughout my bachelor’s degree.
And then it happened. This one time while I was at the book store looking for some literature that I had to get for my studies, I saw this book called “The Ultra Mind Solution” by Dr. Mark Hyman. It said, “Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First”.
I was immediately intrigued as I remembered those times when I felt that my brain worked really well and how bad it has been over the years. Essentially ‘broken’ was the best kind of word to describe it. So, I decided that I had to get that book, because what if it had the answers that I needed?
But it wasn’t all that easy. Although I truly wanted to buy the book, at the time I was a struggling student (like most of us), so I didn’t have enough to spare. And alongside that, there was slight disbelief, whether it really can help or is it rather something to just scam people.
Luckily though, I got that book for Christmas later that year. My girlfriend might have had something to do with that as I might have mentioned it for her a few times. So, I got it. I read it. I applied it. And did what I could to fix my brain.
Are Supplements Something That Can Actually Help You?
The book itself essentially was on the art of functional medicine and was divided into two parts. First, avoid and eliminate the bad stuff. Second, apply and make happen the good stuff.
The first part I was able to implement almost immediately (eat healthy food and fix your environment). The second part was, however, harder to manage as the first one was pretty taxing on the funds already – buying unprocessed food only.
So, the very essence of that second part was to add proper, chosen by certain criteria supplements.
But I wasn’t really eager towards that as both of my parents had medical training and both of them considered supplements a complete waste of money (till that point I’ve hardly ever used one). You might as well just flush your money down the toilet.
Essentially, I considered supplements a complete hoax and total BS myself. However, up until that point, the book provided useful and well-founded insights. So, ultimately I decided to keep an open mind and give it a try.
Not because I believed that supplements could help (because I didn’t – more than for 20 years I was sure that they’re a complete waste of money; furthermore, I had read many articles in the news that they do not work) but because it couldn’t hurt.
My mentality was – “I’ll save up and try them. If I won’t feel any noticeable improvement I’ll just quit using them and stick only with the other insights of the book.”
Another reason was that I didn’t really feel empowered (full of energy) by my eating habits. I felt that my brain-fog started to recede slowly, but people around me always said that I look worn-out and constantly exhausted.
It might have had a lot to do with the detox process I was undergoing.
But either way, I somehow felt that supplements helped a lot with that.
Thus, this led to a series of questions.
Why did I feel that they actually made a difference for my health? Because based on the information in media and by most doctors, surely, they weren’t supposed to.
So, I went on and on, I looked at the articles, I went through books, I looked at the research and everything else I could possibly find on whether we truly need nutritional supplements. The ultimate conclusions, in my opinion, were pretty one-sided.
Supplements, the right kinds of them, are beneficial and are very much needed for anyone’s best health.
Some will definitely argue as it’s hard to embrace if you’re not keeping an open mind. Thus, I definitely do not expect everyone to agree with me. Maybe in time, this will be common knowledge.
But until then, I mean, who cares? Who cares?
I’m here for those open-minded people, who are looking into adding some extra nutrients to their regimen or would do it anyway. To guide them, to inform them, to help them make better decisions.
Either way today I can also offer you some insight into my findings. It doesn’t cover absolutely everything. But it is a pretty lengthy article considering the opposing views of various healthcare professionals, as well as various studies that do settle this argument.
In that sense, if you too are like I was, someone, who is used to thinking that supplements are completely unnecessary and a ridiculously stupid waste of money, I do encourage you to read the article. It’s well worth the time.
Most Supplements Though Are Not Truly Beneficial
Finding the right kinds of supplements, however, is never an easy task.
There are so many options.
And so incredibly much marketing involved. They will promise you the best health, the best ingredients, the best everything. However, rarely will they deliver.
In fact, most supplements are out there just to make a buck and not to actually make you better or provide true value for your health.
They don’t care. That’s just the truth of it.
This leads us to why I created this website.
There Is A Lack Of A Proper Guide – I-We Can Be That Guide For You
I feel that there is a complete lack of resources that talk about the best kind of supplements for your health. And this especially applies when multivitamins are considered.
Yeah, sure, on the internet there are several lists of supposedly best kind of supplements out there. However, I do feel that they truly struggle to go in-depth and to actually display the honest truth, to exhibit all of it.
And this is up to a point, where they present supplements on their lists that shouldn’t be there. Either out of ignorance or out of greed for commissions they persist on supplements that won’t truly make you better or are not even the best options available.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not to say that this is the case for every single website out there. However, without a doubt, it’s the case for most.
Think of it this way. The fact that a certain supplement makes you feel better does not mean that that’s the best one in that category or that you can’t get a better one for that price. And this is where most websites sin.
Thus, without a proper guide, people are led into buying supplements that are marketed extremely well, put on all kinds of best lists or found their ways onto bestseller lists but are not actually good for you or the best ones you can get for the same price or just overall.
By no means, it is a rare thing that people are misled into buying something they don’t actually need and something that instead of making them better and happier, might cause the exact opposite.
And this is where We come in with The Supplement Alliance.
We want to change this for people.
The Supplement Alliance hopes to be and was created with the idea in mind to provide and be the source of unbiased, truthful, useful, helpful, accessible, accurate, legit, and most thorough information on various supplements and supplementation in general and as a whole.
Thus, it is our only goal and value here – we seek the Truth. Furthermore, we Embrace it.
We are the Truth-Seekers and Truth-Embracers. We always do everything in our power to seek out and embrace the best truth at any given time.
We don’t care about anything else.
And I’m not saying that we will absolutely always get it right but we definitely intend to. Do your research, engage in the comment section, introduce your concepts and ideas, do what you must and we will get to the truth. One way or another.
It’s what we’re about.
Bring Happiness And Joy, Defeat Struggle
Without a doubt, we also aspire to a number of things along the way.
One of that is to bring happiness and completely defeat any kind of struggle that comes with finding proper kinds of vitamin supplements.
With so many options on the market, I bet I don’t have to tell you how time- and resource-consuming a comprehensive search for proper vitamin supplements is. It is no easy task, to say the least.
In that regard, we aspire in making it as easy of a process for you as possible.
Being the Truth-Seekers and Truth-Embracers that we are we will always strive to provide all the information you’ll ever need to know about supplements.
And thus, by doing all the necessary research for you, our hope is you’ll have more time to focus on things you like and love.
Which through the supplement suggestions we provide will inevitably lead to more success, and therefore hopefully also a happier and more fulfilled life.
Make World A Healthier Place
Another thing we aspire to along the way is to spread the knowledge.
I did in a way touch upon this earlier but it’s definitely worth mentioning again.
Nowadays there are so many companies, which I feel like are purely profit driven. The cheaper and the seemingly more appealing to the customer the supplement is, the better!
Sure, healthy is not always the cheapest option or the seemingly most appealing one.
But do know that companies (supplement manufacturers) produce and sell only stuff that they think people will buy and that they actually can sell. If people weren’t misinformed enough to buy something that is not actually in their best interest, those companies would not make that stuff.
So, the more we opt for supplements that are actually incredibly good for us, the more there will be of those. And eventually the cheaper they will become!
But above all, I truly feel and believe that we can turn the industry around, improve our health in the process, and make the world a healthier place.
The Best Kind Of Health Leads To Greatness
I want to get one thing straight.
Supplements are not some miracle substances that will resolve and take care of all your health problems. This is not what they are about.
Awesome health is an entirety of many factors – food and nutrition, sleep, mindfulness, and exercise – these are the ones that I see as being the most important of them.
Thus, getting right just nutrition through supplements, which is one of them, does not guarantee great health. In truth, it’s just a part of what health is actually about.
So, if you’re in for truly marvelous health you have to get all of them right. Well, at least to some degree.
This is not to say that supplements can’t help you raise your life’s quality if you don’t get the other four pillars right. However, they will be of a greater positive impact if you do.
On that same note, the world’s highest paid & most followed high-performance coach, best selling author of many books Brendon Burchard in one of his seminars describes supplementation as one of the life hacks that the world’s most successful people – millionaires, billionaires and all high performers in general – use.
So, can supplementation potentially help you to be a better version of yourself? Definitely.
Keeping this in mind, there is one thing we would deeply and sincerely appreciate.
If and when you do we kindly ask to purchase the supplements through the links we provide. This will be at no expense to you (I promise, you can test that if you like), in fact, often times it will even grant you discounts and all kinds of deals (applied on checkout).
This helps us to do more extensive and thorough research, devote more resources to seeking out the truth, and help us to bring more content to contribute to your life and your well-being. It helps us to be better, achieve more, and make more awesome things happen.
Above all, if you ever happen to need anything or have any questions, feel free to leave them on any post or contact me at Matiss.Dzelve@TheSupplementAlliance.com and I will be more than happy to get back to you as soon as I can! 🙂
Take Care & Stay Healthy! Carpe Minutam,
Founder of The Supplement Alliance