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I decided to do a list of health supplements as I have been taking them for years now and have really noticed a difference when I stop taking certain ones etc. For this reason, I really believe they do work and so I have compiled this list for you to decide which ones may benefit you. Whether its wanting to grow your hair and nails, achieve a better complexion or give yourself a health boost, there is a supplement that can most likely help.
I also eat flax seeds to make up for the lack of fatty acids such as Omega 3 in my diet. Basically, you can find the vitamins, minerals or oils you may be deficient in, in most cases, by eating an alternative food. However, this can sometimes be difficult to manage. An example of this, is when I was pregnant. I was taking a multi-vitamin tablet daily until I found out, then I needed to come off all my vitamins due to the doctors orders. I knew I was going to have a hard time eating as much iron as was expected due to being pregnant.
You need way more iron than usual so without taking a supplement I was going to have to eat something like a steak and a whole bag of spinach daily! I tried my best to keep up with the high iron diet but it was tough going! In the end I needed to be prescribed iron tablets, which most women do when pregnant.
Anyway, that is just an example of when it is required to supplement your food intake with a supplement. I just want to mention, before I go on, that you always need to consult your Doctor before commencing a course of supplements, whatever they are. It says on the pack exactly what vitamins and minerals are included in the multivitamins, so you need to check that to see what percentage of each one is. The thing with supplements is that, once your body has had its daily amount, any surplus just gets washed out of your system.
So it is pointless to take more than the daily amount needed. So first thing I would do is check your multivitamin tablets and see if there is anything you want to supplement on top of that. You will probably be eating a fair amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet daily so no need to go crazy with that. These supplements can contain vitamins, minerals, herbs and botanicals as well as amino acids and some other substances. They can be taken in pill form, capsule, tablet or liquid and ingested by mouth.
It is important to buy from a reputable brand or health store. Always read the label carefully and make sure to follow the instructions while checking the ingredients. This post contains an affiliate link. If you make a purchase I make a small commission. Thank you! Acai — berry containing anti-oxidants. Neutralises free radicals. Excellent for heart health. Essential fatty acids. Aids digestion and contains amino acids. Energy boosting and a great source of vitamins and minerals.
May help slow down the ageing process. Can be taken in powder form. Supports the immune system. More detail in my recent post here. Aloe Vera — effective in treating various skin problems like psoriasis, dandruff, minor burns and sunburn.
Can lower blood sugar and cholesterol. It is important to take this supplement carefully and consult your doctor before using. Some people are allergic. Can be used for constipation as it has a powerful laxative effect. Vitamin A — helps maintain healthy skin, teeth and bones. Promotes better vision and maintains healthy soft and skeletal tissue. Maintains white blood cells and mucus membranes. Supports a healthy immune system and includes Beta-carotene which protects the cells from free radical damage. Bilberry — improves vision, improves bad cholesterol, helps prevent cancers and lowers the risk of Alzheimers.
Helps eliminate circulation problems. Decreases inflammation. Biotin — a coenzyme and B vitamin. Can be used to improve skin, hair and nails. Supports cells and metabolism. It is unlikely to be deficient in it. Ask your Dr how much is safe to consume. Vitamin B 1 — Thiamine found in yeast, cereals, beans, nuts and meat. Boosts the immune system, improves athletic performance and treats various health conditions.
Can be used to help relieve stress, prevent memory loss, enhance positivity and increase learning abilities. Vitamin B 2 — Riboflavin. Acts as an antioxidant and helps maintain healthy blood cells, boosts energy and improves metabolism. Helps prevent damage from free radicals and protects skin. Contributes to nerve, heart and blood health. Skin and eye health and reduces inflammation. Helps maintain hormonal function and a healthy digestive system. Vitamin B 6 — Pyridoxine.
Involved in the production of serotonin and norepinephrine that transmit als to the brain. Also helps the formation of myelin — a protein layer around nerve cells. Deficiency can cause health problems affecting the nerves, skin, mucous membranes and circulatory system. Mild deficiency is common.
Sources include cereal grains, legumes, veg, milk, cheese, eggs, fish, liver, meat and flour. Vitamin B 12 — water soluble vitamin found in some foods. Required for proper red blood cell formation, cell formation, neurological function and DNA synthesis.
Found in fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk and milk products. Fortified breakfast cereals are a good choice. Deficiency side effects include — fatigue, muscle loss, pins and needles, memory loss, dizziness, paleness and anxiousness. Your eyes may be sensitive or eyesight diminished and a smooth red tongue are other deficiency symptoms to look out for. Calcium — essential for bones and teeth.
Known to decrease symptoms of PMS and can lower high blood pressure. Can be used for PCOS, to improve blood sugar and taken for various health reasons aswell as a weight loss supplement and to improve athletic performance and increase energy. Coenzyme Q10 COQ10 — can be found in small amounts in meat and seafood.
Used for various health conditions and also to treat hair loss, gain energy and strengthen the immune system. Vitamin C — found in fresh fruit and veg, mainly citrus fruit. Can prevent the common cold, acne and other skin problems, gum disease and bronchitis. Helps iron absorption. Dandelion — used for an upset stomach, t pain, eczema, gallstones mainly.
It increases urination and flushes toxins. Contains various high quality vitamins and minerals and can help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.List of supplements and what they do
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