Turn on the television or radio and you may be instantly bombarded by infomercials touting the latest and greatest nutritional supplements.
If this is true, how do you know that these supplements are safe? Unfortunately, you don’t. While most of these supplements are, indeed, safe, take a closer look at the manufacture. If you cant locate much on the manufacture or the “claims” seem too good to be true, there is your answer. There are, however, supplements that have been studied and have proven to be effective. So effective, in fact, that medical professionals and nutritionists suggest that adults take them on a regular basis.
1. Vitamin B:
There are three types of B Vitamins that are beneficial: 12, 6 and biotin. Vitamin B12 can enhance memory and strengthen the immune system. Vitamin B6 is helpful for those suffering from a depressed mood and biotin, taken regularly, can strengthen hair and nails.
2. Vitamin D
Did you know that standing in the sun for just ten minutes a day will give you all of the Vitamin D that your body needs? Unfortunately, the sun can be difficult to find at times. For those that don’t get regular sunshine, a Vitamin D supplement will help protect against minor illnesses, cancer and even heart disease.
3. Omega 3 Fatty Acids
You can find omega 3 essential acid supplements labeled as such or, in many cases, labeled as fish oil supplements. These fatty acids are literally essential; they help the body generate new cells, particularly in the nerves and brain. The acids also aid healthy cells by allowing nutrients to permeate their membranes.
People with dry skin also find that taking an omega 3 supplement helps their skin retain more of its moisture.
4. Coenzyme Q10
You’ll find this supplement labeled as CO Q10 and, you’ll be happy to know, it has been widely studied. People who take the supplement report having fewer headaches, lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and a heightened immune system. Those deficient in the enzyme may have a higher instance of thyroid conditions and other ailments.
5. Vitamin C
When your body is deficient in Vitamin C, you may find that you are more susceptible to illness and that you age more rapidly than you would otherwise. Vitamin C has been shown to boost the immune system, prevent early on-set aging and can protect the eyes against aging changes, most notably, macular degeneration. Taken with Vitamin E, Vitamin C may prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
For many people, daily supplementation is a necessity. In our hurry up and go society, most people do not get adequate nutrition; that includes a sufficient supply of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Before you purchase any supplement, be sure to research the company that manufactures it and you can find much of this information on the Internet quite easily!