- Many supplements are not standardized or high quality. Choose supplements that are good quality and have good ingredients. The majority of what is available in most grocery and food stores, and some health food stores is not considered good quality, so use caution. Professional grade products are the best choice.
- The best method of choosing supplements that are right for you is through a knowledgeable health care practitioner. Traditional doctors do not typically know a great deal about nutritional supplements, and trying to decide on your own may cause health problems to occur and you will likely end up wasting money. For best results, seek the advice of a qualified practitioner well-versed in nutrition such as a certified nutritional therapist or naturopathic physician.
- In general, whole-food, organic compounds with phyto-nutrients and co-factors are the best choices.
- Make certain you are choosing supplements that take care of the following dietary requirements: essential fatty acids (Omega 3s), mineral balance (such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, chromium, selenium, zinc, copper, iron, and other important minerals), fiber (for regularity and toxin removal), digestion (such as digestive enzymes), and probiotics (friendly bacteria that help populate your intestinal tract and keep your immune system functioning).
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Do you take supplements or vitamins? Know the facts before you take any supplement: