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Supplements - Nutritional
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 09:25


A supplement is an oil, powder, tablet or capsule that is taken to add a nutrient in greater concentration into your daily routine.

Supplements are used to increase certain levels of a particular vitamin or mineral that are essential for maintaining and improving health.

Nutritional supplements can be recommended by physicians and is standard practice in many households due to the difficulty involved in getting a balanced diet to include all the nutrients needed on a daily basis.

Nutritional supplements are used as home remedies and natural cures for a variety of conditions.

Vitamin and mineral supplement options are among the most commonly used to maintain health, prevent illness and treat certain ailments.

Home Remedies that Call for Supplement Use:

There are a number of natural cures and home remedy suggestions that call for the use of supplements.

The vitamins, minerals and other supplements that may be called for in home remedies and natural cures include:

Vitamin A:

Vitamin A can be helpful for improving night vision, lessening the symptoms of acne and also in improving dry skin.

Take care when using this home remedy, take as recommended. Vitamin A is stored in the body and can build up an excess.

Vitamin B and B Complex:

Vitamin B is a natural cure is helpful for reducing stress, lessening the signs of nervous conditions, easing menstrual cramps and assisting with fluid retention.

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is also known as ascorbic acid. It is water-soluble; meaning it is quickly lost from your body.

It is important to take a Vitamin C supplement daily.

Vitamin C is essential for collagen formation which helps to make the skin, bones, and joints stronger.

If you smoke or drink on a regular basis, you may benefit from taking adequate amounts of Vitamin C.


Calcium is responsible for helping to build healthy teeth and strong bones. It can prevent such conditions as osteoporosis.


This mineral supplement is used as a home remedy for such things as insomnia, stress and the pain associated with menstruation.

Magnesium is often used in conjunction with calcium, because it can assist in absorption.


Selenium supplements are a natural cure for easing the symptoms of arthritis and menopause.

It can also be helpful for preventing a variety of conditions, including some forms of cancer.

Selenium may assist in fertility in men by improving the production of sperm.

Eating a good diet is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.

If you have any questions about supplements you want to incorporate into your diet, ask a professional prior to use.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 April 2013 23:44
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