Nutritional Supplements and the New Age of Self-Care

A quick scan of a medical dictionary will tell you that nutrition is the “ingestion of food for growth, metabolism, and repair.

A nutritional supplement, then, is one which aids in the growth, metabolism, and repair of the human body.

It seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it, and yet there seems to be a great deal of confusion among the public with regards to health supplements.

As we’ve mentioned several times in this blog, change takes time.  There was a time in this country where the care of our bodies went something like this: we ate whatever we wanted, so long as it was not in excess, and if we got sick we went and saw our family doctor, who would then prescribe medicine if it was warranted.

But a few years back . . . maybe more than a few . . . the Age of Self-Care and Prevention came upon us.  The rising costs of seeing a doctor certainly had something to do with this new Age, as did the increasing number of people who were getting sick despite seeing doctors on a regular basis.  People began to invest effort into preventing diseases by taking better care of themselves. They began to do their own research, and try other approaches to good health rather than stick to the old, traditional ways, and one of those other approaches was to take nutritional supplements to help the body to function the way it was designed to function.

The government, of course, was slow to jump on that bandwagon, so regulation was a bit lax, but change does happen, and nutritional supplements began to gain a foothold in the American consciousness.

Ninety years of Mt. Capra . . . we are proud to say we have been ahead of the learning curve for quite some time now.  A long time ago we recognized the health benefits of goat milk products, and we made it our life’s calling to produce and provide the very best in supplements made from goat milk.

Today we have over forty-five of them, each one aiding in the growth, metabolism, and repair of the human body.

We think that’s pretty cool and we don’t mind saying so.


Mt. Capra is a small, family-run farm in the Pacific Northwest which, for nearly a century, has been producing premium whole foods and nutritional products from goat milk. Our grass-fed goats graze on pesticide-free and chemical-free forage 365 days a year. No hormones or antibiotics are used to increase production.

“Wellness shaped by goat’s milk”


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