Let’s face it, most people are more focused on their taste buds than their health buds! They even think with their taste buds – “what do I feel like for dinner” rather than “what meal is going to nourish my body”. This way of thinking is leading to many deficiencies in foods, minerals, enzymes and vitamins.
This is where supplements come in. I wish I could say that as long as you have a healthy diet you don’t need to take supplements, but that is not the case for most of us. Most people need to supplement what they do not receive enough of.
So here are some of the most common supplements to help you stay healthy. Not all are required, but if you think that you are deficient in a certain area then take the corresponding supplement. Also if you have any health issues, or are pregnant, consult your doctor before taking supplements.
A multivitamin is the ultimate gap-filler. If you are lacking in anything then this is your go to. A multivitamin contains all the essential vitamins that you need to maintain your health. This is a staple supplement that should be taken with breakfast.
Struggle to eat lots of green vegetables? Then supergreens are definitely for you! One scoop of supergreens powder is equal to 10 servings of green vegetables. Supergreens are amazing because they also alkalize the body. This boosts the immune system, improves energy levels and promotes nutrient absorption.
Do you suffer from stiff joints, bad hair or skin? If this rings a bell then fish oil is for you. Fish oil is an essential fatty acid. Research shows that fish oil improves hair and skin, lubricates joints and improve brain function. Best taken after breakfast.
“Drink your milk for strong bones” this use to be the saying when milk came from cows rather than the factory. To receive calcium and magnesium it is now better to take it in a supplement form. For bone health, bone strength and bone density take this supplement.
If your throat hurts or you think you are getting sick then always turn to Vitamin C. It is the immune system booster than everyone needs more of. Take about 1000mg of vitamin C every second day to prevent sickness and if you are ill take it everyday.
Feeling low in energy? You might be low in B12. So to boost your energy levels take B12 which helps red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis.
Most people do not eat enough protein, especially those who are vegetarian or vegan. Protein is the building block of all muscle and so if you are exercising then you need to eat protein with each of your meals to help your muscles repair and grow. At Dynamic we recommend Peak Nutritionals WPI because it doesn’t contain unnatural or unnecessary ingredients – just protein in a formula that blends well and tastes great.