Most of the time, our diet doesn’t give our body all of the nutrients that it needs. We must take supplements to help the body perform at its very best. You can’t take them on Monday’s and then forget for 4-5 days. You must be consistent in taking supplements if you want them to work. It’s also a very good idea to do some research when purchasing your vitamins. A lot of companies put fillers in their pills, or capsules which do little for your health and well being. Check online for reviews, blogs and other people’s experiences. If unsuccessful, usually the workers at the non name branded vitamin shops are fairly knowledgeable, and can lead you in the right direction. Lastly, what are the best vitamins to take? There are some people out there who take 1 multi-vitamin, and others who will pop 10 different pills. That is up to you to decide. I prefer to take my vitamins individually. I personally feel I get more benefit that way.
I wanted to narrow down what I feel are the 3 most important vitamins you should be taking. The first is a good probiotic. Our digestive system needs good bacteria to work properly. Probiotics help to keep the intestines healthy, and boost the immune system. An over growth of too much yeast in the stomach, or not enough healthy flora can cause many health problems such as gas, bloating, constipation and or diarrhea. Taking a probiotic is not a cure for these conditions, rather it should be used as a preventative way to keep this from happening. You should always make sure your probiotic is thick coated. You want it to reach your intestinal tract before it releases to ensure you get the optimum benefits from it. Next on the list is fish oil pill with omega 3. Inflammation is the the body’s natural defense mechanism to protect against poor diet. Foods your body is not made to digest.Chronic inflammation from life style habits such as smoking, drinking, or a bad diet can become very dangerous to your health. Inflamation has been known to lead to disease such as arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. Taking fish oil pills is one of the biggest components in fighting inflammation. They also helps with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Last, but not least, is vitamin C. I believe out of all the vitamins your body needs, C is the most powerful. It is the easiest to get from food if you are a fruit and vegetable eater. If you have a hard time consuming fruits and vegetables then you’d better get yourself some vitamin c tablets. I would take at least 500 mg a day. Some of the benefits of vitamin C are significantly boosting the immune system to fight infection. It is an antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals, detoxifies the body, lowers blood pressure, and decreases the chance of getting hypertension. I could go on but I think you get my point. I hope this helps you in taking the proper steps in getting healthy, and maintaining good health. Just need to take baby steps, and you will get there. It’s much easier than you think.