May 1, 2021 | Nutrition
I get asked about my view on supplements all the time
My response is different for every person depending on what their lifestyles are like. For the most part, I think they can be beneficial especially to fill the nutritional gaps that you may have with your daily food intake. However, its important to know the following:
1)Supplements are not a substitute for the diet. Food is king when it comes to getting vital nutrients
2)Supplements are not regulated by the FDA so the potential bad side effects are unclear.
3)Supplement companies can claim just about anything because of a lack of regulation even if the actual supplement has a minimal to no effect
On top of that, it's a good idea to consult with your doctor especially if you have medications since some supplements can interfere with certain drugs that you may be taking.
With all these being said, the below are my favorite supplements:
1) Omega-3 - this has been shown to help with building cell membranes throughout the body, reduce risk of heart disease, and help reduce inflammation in the body
2) Vitamin D3- this helps your body absorb more calcium and phosphorus that can be utilized to help strengthen bones. Vitamin D production goes down as we get older so this benefits the older population even more!
3) Chlorophyll- you probably haven't heard of this one. However, it has tons of health benefits that include production of red/white blood cells, has antioxidant properties, and helps reduce inflammation in the body
So the main message here is, don't just pop a pill or try something without doing your research and or consulting a doctor because there is a lot of junk out there that wants you to think that they have the "Magic Pill" that will claim to be the next best thing. Don't fall for it. Educate yourself and see if it makes sense for you to add supplements to your diet.
As always, reach out if you have any questions about anything. I'm here for you.
Dedicated To Your Success,