Supplements are the best way to add nutrients to your daily diet, the question here arises that, why we need supplements even after green vegetables and a good diet? First, the modern methods of agriculture have reduced the vitamins and minerals from the vegetables so that the vegetables or fruits grow in this environment cannot give you full nutrients. In this regard, supplements have got great importance in our life because by taking them in the proper amount you can fulfill your body demands.
Most common question asked by a nutritionist, is that, should I be taking supplements? And if yes then what type of supplements can fulfill the body needs? In today's world, our diet is filled with poor nutrients and high-calorie food even the water and air full of toxins. These things instead of giving us health, spreading obesity and diseases. So, I have a strong belief that by adding few key supplements we can maintain a balance of nutrients. Every human is different biochemically, so the answer which supplement we take is also not hidden I think the best supplements for everyone are stated below:
Calcium is well recognized for its advantages. Human bones contain 99% of the calcium and to meet the required level of calcium in your body which is essential for your bones, teeth, muscles, hair and sufficient blood clotting you must need to eat green leafy vegetables, milk or yogurt, etc. but many individuals could not fulfill the requirement of calcium in their bodies, so it is important for them to take supplements.
Magnesium helps to utilize and absorb the calcium you take. Magnesium is also very important for human health as it improves digestion and sleep, for the energy, muscle relaxation and can also treat migraines. Calcium and magnesium both are required for strong bones and teeth. You can deliberately increase your intake of magnesium by taking a long soak in a bath with Epsom salt.
Even healthy diet can also lack in various important minerals or vitamins; there is good news that in the market there are various kinds of multivitamins which are also known as MVM, containing multi or just vitamins, which can fill this gap. MVMs are available in the market categorized in Gender and age-specific formulas that make your MVM choice even more easier.
- EPA AND DHA OMEGA-3 (FATTY ACIDS):
EPA and DHA stand for eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid. Both are having positive impacts on joint pain, depression, and autoimmune diseases. Oily/fatty fishes are the best source of omega-3 like salmon and anchovies, it helps in the normal working of the heart. It also maintains the blood lipid levels, muscle soreness also improves mental health, reduce inflammation. Many people like to eat fish several days in a week but having more omega-3s via fish oil supplements in your body is a good thing.
Probiotics are also known as healthy bacteria that support healthy digestion. They have existed in fermented foods like yogurt and cheese. It is recently studied that 80% of your immune system is located in your gut which means if a balance of bacteria is not maintained in your gut then a lot of problems can take place like anxiety, depression, and autoimmunity. Supplements containing live probiotics are the way to help healthy digestive system.
- VITAMIN D:
Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble acid that is very useful for your teeth, hair, skin and your bones. Vitamin D also plays a vital role in your immune system. it is unique in several ways like your body can make its own vitamin D by through sunlight. A simple vitamin test can tell you how to low your level and what type of supplement can be used.