Top 5 Supplements - Your Way to Vitality

There are hundreds of supplements on the market today. Trying to keep up with which supplements you should and should not be taking is hard.
Don’t waste your money – these are the top five supplements that you should consider.

Tip 1: A Good Quality Multi-Vitamin and Mineral Supplement

Getting all the nutrients that you need from the food that you eat is difficult. A good quality supplement will help to redress some of the deficiencies that you might develop.
That said, it is not a substitute for following a healthy diet. The supplement will not be able to do much good if you keep eating refined foods and sugar that increase the inflammatory response in the body.


Tip 2:  Vitamin Sunshine

Vitamin D is one vitamin that a lot of us are deficient in. It’s crazy because it is so easy to get the right amount of Vitamin D, even without supplementation.
A long-term deficiency of Vitamin D can make you more prone to depression, developing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Get your daily dose of Vitamin D by standing in full sunlight once a day for about 15 minutes. The more skin you expose, the better. Not such a difficult one, is it?
So why are so many people deficient in this vitamin? Simply because we don’t tend to spend a lot of time outdoors during the week anymore. In addition, when we do expose ourselves to the sun, we often make sure that we were sunscreen.


Tip 3: Magnesium

ketogenic dietIt is no secret that magnesium deficiency is rife. Most people don’t even realize that they have a deficiency at all.
Magnesium is one of the minerals that the body needs to produce energy. It is most commonly found in fruits and vegetables and so most of us do not get enough of it in our diets.
In addition, it is essential in order to rid the body of toxins. Insufficient levels of magnesium can lead to irritability, muscle cramps, a higher risk of developing lifestyle disease and a general fatigue.
It is not simply a matter of eating more of the right foods. A lot of fresh produce that is grown nowadays come from magnesium-deficient soil.
Your general state of health can also affect how well the magnesium is absorbed. High levels of highly refined foods and soda can also reduce the amount of magnesium in the body.
If you battle to sleep, take your magnesium supplement just before bed. It has a relaxing and calming effect.


Tip 4: Omega-3’s

If you are not someone who likes to eat fish, or you simply do not eat oily fish that often, it is important to supplement your Omega-3 intake.
Choose a salmon oil or cod liver oil supplement for the best results. As mentioned before, vegetarian sources of Omega-3 are not processed very well by the body.
Omega-3’s are not called essential fatty acids for nothing. They contribute to the health of your skin, your heart, and help to reduce inflammation throughout your body.


Tip 5: Take Probiotics

Your body has several different strains of bacteria in it. Before you freak out, know that we do need some bacteria to remain healthy.
The good bacteria that are found in your intestines have a significant impact on your wellbeing overall.
They help you to digest your food, they help to boost your immunity and they help to neutralize bacteria that is not good for you. They also prevent you from getting diarrhea.
Recent studies have also shown that those with insufficient numbers of the beneficial bacteria have a higher chance of developing depression.
If you do not have sufficient numbers of the healthy bacteria, the unhealthy bacteria are not kept in check. This can result in poor digestion and the development of thrush.

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