5 Supplements Health Experts Actually Use

Dec 30, 2019 10:52 AM EST | By Staff Reporter

5 Supplements Health Experts Actually Use

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Supplements are available a dime a dozen throughout the internet marketplaces. Next to these pills and powders are people boasting their benefits, in full support of their power. Unfortunately in the sea of supplements are many fakes and telling them apart is key in finding a supplement to aid your lifestyle. 

Here are 5 supplements health experts not only suggest to others, but use themselves. All of these can be taken in different doses, but you need to know exactly how they will affect your body. Your lifestyle and everyday actions will show what vitamins you're lacking, or what a small micronutrient boost could do. 

1. Vitamin D

The benefits of vitamin D are one of the most well-known. There are many with Vitamin D deficiencies, and the numbers only continue to grow. In summertime, it is regular to receive plenty of Vitamin D from the sun. In the winter, or in excessively cloudy areas, this is not always the case. 

If you have low levels of vitamin D, a supplement can increase these. It also supports bone and muscle strength. Sometimes going outside and getting some sun is feared, but once your skin is properly protected, absorbing vitamins put out by the sun is key for a healthy body. 

2. Probiotics

Probiotics are the best supplement for fighting infections. These are good bacteria that help you absorb all necessary nutrients. Experts use this probiotic to promote basic gut health. A strong immune system goes a long way. Be sure to note the probiotic strain, since different ones are honed in to specific health needs. 

Some great examples of probiotic rich products is kombucha, miso, and yogurt. 

3. Fish Oil

FIsh oil contains omega 3 fats. Humans, on average, do not get enough of this fat. You can find this salmno, or other oily fishes. Studies point to long chain omega 3 fats to hep keep hearts healthy and brains functioning. It is also an aid in ridding or inflammation. Flaxseed oil is another alternative to fish oil for getting enough omega 3 fats.   

4. Protein

Protein is the nutrient of fat loss and weight gain. It helps boost the metabolism, while at the same time lowering appetite. It is known throughout the athletic world in pills and powders for shakes. They are mostly who will benefit from protein supplementation, or those in labor-intensive fields. There are plant based alternatives for protein if you are lactose intolerant.

5. Magnesium

Magnesium can help high-stressed individuals and invoke a better sleep for those who consume it. Magnesium is used in our bodies to breakdown food, send impulses to nerves, and even synthesize proteins. It is vital, and a small boost in the form of a supplement can make the day and night go a bit smoother in those anxious few. 

Know Your Need For Supplements

Nutrients should ideally be received by ingesting food. If there is a problem that is unfixable by a good diet, a supplement is something to then turn to. There is no way to take a person with an unhealthy diet who participates in smoking and drinking and give them a supplement to make them completely healthy. That is not how multivitamins work. Some situations call for additional nutrition in the form of supplements. Women, for example, who are pregnant could use supplements to support fecal growth and steer their body away from problems. 

Not all supplements are built the same. All of their aspects need to be considered before you start taking it. Consult a professional, or expert in nutrition, to better understand all the ways supplements help different people.  

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