Did you know that many of the illnesses and diseases that are prevalent in today’s society can be prevented by taking the right supplements? Supplements can help the human body in a variety of ways such as boosting immunity, helping to distress, improving quality of life, and even slow down the aging process.
Some people may ask, “How do I know if I need a dietary supplement?”
Ask yourself the following questions in order to determine if you may need supplements for a healthier lifestyle:
- Am I Stressed? If you are constantly stressed-out due to work, relationships, family or any other situation, your adrenal glands may be working overtime. Stress can cause rapid depletion of nutrients and minerals in the body.
- Am I on a Diet? If you are on a low-carb, low-fat or any form of diet you are probably not receiving the vitamins necessary for healthy living. Individuals on diets very rarely eat foods from all the major food groups and even when they do, they usually do not meet the required amounts.
- Is My Immune System Up to Par? Do you constantly find yourself catching colds and the flu more frequently than others? You may need to boost your immune system with vitamins and minerals to help the body fight these viruses.
- Do I want to Prevent Serious Illness? Supplements containing omega-3 fish oils and antioxidants can help prevent many common ailments including arthritis, like cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease, and macular degeneration.
- Do I smoke? Smoking uses up vitamin C and puts you at higher risk of osteoporosis, this risk can be offset by taking vitamins and calcium.
- Am I Pregnant? Pregnant and hormonal women often lack vitamin B-6. If you do not receive enough of this vitamin it can be extremely harmful to you and your baby.
Eating a balanced meal containing meats, vegetables and fruits are definitely encouraged. However, the nutritional value of our food nowadays cannot be compared to the nutritional value of the same food 50 years ago. Depletion of soil nutrients, food processing, food transportation, and genetically modified products are only some of the reasons why a healthy diet may no longer be enough. Even for a completely healthy person, supplements are invaluable for greater overall wellness and illness prevention.