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Nutritional Supplements
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Thursday, 12 February 2009 15:24
 

Nutritional Supplements

If you are looking for a compliment to your home remedies and a way to remain a healthier, happier person, you should consider nutritional supplements.

Even though you feel healthy and fit, this does not exclude you from taking a nutritional supplement.

There are many different types that can be added or “supplemented” to your diet and lifestyle for your body to perform optimally.

For instance:

Omega 3, 6, and 9:

The combination of these three are important essential fatty acids that our bodies benefit greatly from.

They promote heart health, maintain good cholesterol levels, and improves blood circulation.

Acidophilus:

Lactobacillus acidophilus you may recognize as a ingredient listed in yogurt.

This helps protect the intestines and the vagina from unwanted and unhealthy organisms.

Research has also shown some strains of acidophilus boost our immune system and the digestive process.

Benefits of taking Nutritional Supplements:

Many nutritional deficiencies can lead to common health problems and concerns; such as insomnia and fatigue.

Using supplements and/or home remedies in self treatment for many of these common health conditions will greatly benefit your lifestyle.

Nutritional supplements can also flush out everyday toxins we take in, relieve stress, optimize your health, and minimize the threat of disease.

Using Nutritional Supplements:

What are nutritional supplements? Before you can begin to see how they can benefit your health, you will have to understand what they are and what they can do for you and your body.

How do you know if you really need supplements?

Nutritional supplements can help with:

  • Diet and weight loss
  • Body building and weight lifting
  • Athletic performance
  • Mental agility and ability to focus
  • Down syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and fatique
  • Surgery recovery
  • High or low blood pressure

People use nutritional supplements when their body is lacking a nutrient or you are wanting to increase the amount you’re currently getting in your regular diet and supplement regimen.

You might take them once a day or more depending on what you are taking and what dosage you need.

Nutritional supplements are different from vitamins and minerals which are also used in home remedies and as supplements.

Some nutritional supplements come in pill form and and/or a liquid form and are best taken with food.

Side Effects of Using Nutritional Supplements:

Nutritional supplements are intended to enhance your health.

Unfortunately, some people unknowingly misuse nutritional supplements by taking them in excess or by combining too many where one supplement may not interact well with another supplement, which can lead to serious complications and even the possibility of overdosing.

It is important to keep in mind that certain nutritional supplements can react with medications you are taking as well as other health conditions you may have.

If you are currently taking medications, consult your physician prior to using a supplement or if you are wanting to increase the amount you are currently taking.

Be sure you know what you are taking and the proper, healthy dosage to take.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 May 2013 20:38
 
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