In the perfect world, eating well, exercising, getting enough sunlight and staying active would be enough to prevent you from needing supplements. Of course, you can do all of the above and still find that your heart health could be better or your digestive health could be improved. There are so many options for supplements that it’s impossible to tell what the “most important” ones are. There is no correct answer, because it really depends on your body, how you feel and how certain supplements can help improve your mood, ailments and overall health.
While everybody is different, there are certain supplements that everyone should consider. Here are five of the top supplements that you should at least consider taking every day.
You likely get enough Omegas from your diet, but most people are likely deficient in Omegas, the kind found salmon, sardines and another fatty (the good kind) fish. Taking a fish oil supplement daily not only can help with your heart health, but it’s also been proven that about 2-3 grams a day could help your joint function and promotes a healthy immune system, too.
A healthy digestive system is vital to not only keeping your bowel movement regular and inflammation down, but easier digestion can mean better absorption of your food and its subsequent nutrients. Probiotics are good to take if you are on a regimen of antibiotics, or suffer from certain bowel conditions. Probiotics essentially help replenish the bacteria that might have been stripped from your digestive system by taking antibiotics.
Ideally, if we had regular beach weekends or spent enough time outdoors, getting enough Vitamin D wouldn’t be a problem. However, most people are confined to being indoors, and often don’t take advantage of all that the outdoors has to offer. Taking a Vitamin D3 supplement not only keeps your bones stronger, but it also helps boost a healthy immune system and may reduce the risk of depression.
A spice commonly used in Indian food, turmeric is the single most agreed upon supplement that reduces inflammation. You may cook with it at home, but that still might not be enough to see its amazing effects. Taking a turmeric supplement can help with reducing the inflammation in your joints, arthritis and also in the inflammation of your digestive system, helping those with Crohn’s disease, colitis and IBS see tremendous results, as well as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Of course, the easiest way to get more nutrients packed into your life is through a daily multivitamin. Whether it’s calcium for strong bones, vitamin C to prevent colds, or vitamin E to help our skin, multivitamins provide enough of everything we need to sustain good health. For what you suspect are more severe deficiencies, of course, seek out advice from your doctor for further testing.
Not sure what supplements you need for a healthier, happier you? For holistic medicine that looks at the bigger picture, contact the health experts at Between the Bridges Healing Centers in Mankato, Minnesota. We’re proud to bridge the gap between treating you today and prevention disease tomorrow. To make your appointment, call us at (507) 388-7488. We look forward to working with you!