One of the biggest myths about supplements is that they are a total waste of money. The word itself, “supplement”, indicates that they are necessary to fill in the blanks and missing links, in this case when it comes to living in optimum health. Let’s talk about some key reasons they are important for your health, and well worth the money— as long as they are quality supplements.
We’re Surrounded By Insufficiencies
In the world today, it is getting harder to be healthy with so many issues with our food and environment. Things like our food’s insufficient nutrient content, GMOs, environmental pollution, and poor eating habits are just a few things that take their toll on our health.
Facing these challenges, and more, there are a lot of reasons we don’t get the nutrients we need from dietary intake alone, even with a fairly good diet. In light of these nutritional shortfalls, you might be asking yourself what supplements you should be taking to help your body function—and feel— better.
The Basics We All Need
A good multivitamin is the best place to start. A good quality multi will cover all nutrient bases to help with:
- Healthy liver function
- Optimum heart health
- Bountiful energy
- Strong bones, hair, teeth, and nails
- Diminished joint pain and stiffness
For most people, Vitamin D is difficult to get in sufficient amount. We simply don’t get enough sunlight from being inside most of the day, or don’t eat enough of the foods that contain the amazing vitamin. (Foods like fatty fish and D-fortified milk.) Vitamin D is very important in the absorption of calcium and bone repair, plus it has been known to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke. Studies also show low levels can result in colorectal and pancreatic cancers.
Omega-3 essential oils are important for all-around health. They are found in flax seed and fish oil and boast a multitude of health benefits such as:
- Reducing inflammation
- Stabilizing blood sugar levels
- Increasing energy levels
- Healing skin for more radiance
- Decreasing cardiovascular risk
- Aiding in fat loss
All cells need CoQ-10 to function. Period. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ-10) is a vitamin-like compound, in our mitochondria, that is vital in the production of cellular energy. CoQ10 can help with different aspects of internal health by preventing oxidation of blood fats, boosting your immune system, and has even been shown to be effective in prevention of certain cancers.
With all the evidence we have today of nutritional holes in dietary intake, supplementing is the best way to keep your body functioning in the very best way. There are lots of options, but don’t feel overwhelmed. My colleagues and I are available, through our Wellness Consultation program, to help you determine what specific vitamins and nutrients your body might be missing!