Seven Supplements for Better Health
In 400 BC Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said, “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” However, his foods weren’t grown in nutrient-depleted soil, he didn’t eat processed foods with food additives, he didn’t take antibiotics and prescription drugs with side-effects and nutrient depletion properties. Simply put; his food was better than our food.
Today’s reality is that nutritional supplements are a needed addition to our daily lives to ensure that on a cellular level we function properly. With literally thousands of supplement products available, consumers are faced with the confusing task of selecting a daily supplement regimen that is friendly on the pocket book and provides much needed nutrient support.
Seven supplements that should be the basic foundation of any supplement plan:
Multi-Vitamin/Mineral is needed to compensate for depleted soils, processed foods, poor diet.
Probiotics support the immune and digestive systems, are integral to natural vitamin production, and detoxification.
Vitamin D3 helps maintain strong bones, promotes glucose metabolism, neuromuscular function, and overall health.
Antioxidants should include vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to reduces oxidative stress, destroy free-radicals, and may slow the aging process.
CoQ-10 is responsible for cellular energy, is a potent antioxidant with cardiovascular benefits.
Essential Fatty Acids that are fish or plant derived are essential in hormone balancing, neurologic and memory function, mood, cardiovascular health, thyroid health.
Liver Support formulas with milk thistle, selenium, alpha-lipoic acid, n-acetyl-l-cysteine are key in allowing your body to cleanse and detoxify.
Look for quality! Not all supplements are created equal. Many supplements found at local drugstores or supermarkets contain small amounts of active ingredients, or unneeded fillers and preservatives. Buy quality supplements for the maximum benefit.
Nutritional supplements can interact with medications and certain physical conditions. So make sure to talk to you healthcare practitioner or pharmacist prior to incorporating any new supplements into your diet.