Tips For Choosing the Right Supplements

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Are you starting to ask questions about your health? Questions like, “why am I so tired all the time”. Another question you might ask is, “Why do my muscles cramp and I haven’t done any exercise. Some of these symptoms can be from a medical condition and you should seek care  from a healthcare practitioner. However, many time your body is just lacking nutrients and minerals it needs to stay healthy.


Proper diet and whole foods is the best way to get the proper nutrients into your body. By choosing to eat healthy foods on a regular schedule, you are allowing your body to get all the natural nutrients it needs to function properly. We know that life can get pretty busy and more times than not, you find yourself skipping breakfast or lunch or maybe you did a drive-thru lunch. This is an everyday cycle for many people and it starts to really affect people’s health over time.


If the above cycle describes you, it may be time for you to start taking supplements. By giving your body the right supplementation, you are helping support all the systems in your body to function properly.


Now that you are ready to start adding supplements to your daily diet, how do you know what you should be taking? Dr Erik Lerner, tells us that there is a base of 3 supplements that people should be on. He suggests taking a Multivitamin, an Omega 3, and Vitamin D. He also tells us that if you have additional health conditions or if you are prone to health challenges based on your family history, you made need to take additional supplements. You can consult your healthcare provider or a licensed dietitian can tell you what nutrition support you should be taking.


When choosing a multivitamin, it is important that you choose the right one. Many people purchase multivitamins based on price. They go into the store and find a huge bottle of vitamins at a cheap price. This is the vitamins that you want to avoid. A good vitamin that is made up of quality ingredients is more expensive to produce. So when you purchase a cheap vitamin, most likely, that vitamin will have additives or cheap ingredients. Some of the cheaper vitamins will actually be bad for your body.


An example of quality ingredients compared to low-cost ingredients is in the different forms of B12. Vitamin B12 is in most multivitamins. A quality B12 vitamin is made from Methylcobalamine. A cheap, store-bought B12 vitamin is made from cyanocobalamine. Cyanocobalamine is developed from a form of cyanide. This ingredient is actually bad for your body.


A quality supplement is more expensive because it cost more to make. A high-quality vitamin may only be sold in a healthcare practitioner’s office. These supplements are typically made from high-quality ingredients and will support your body by providing the proper nutrition your body needs. If you still want to buy supplements from the store, make sure you go for the more expensive vitamin that is made from quality ingredients. Remember that taking care of your health is always cheaper in the long run than not taking care of your health.