Not everyone chooses to take vitamins and supplements, but sometimes you really just need to. If you are experience fatigue or strange pains it could be the sign that you are deficient in a vitamin or mineral. There are also certain times of the year when supplements can be useful, like during the winter when the sun isn’t out as much and when cold and flu season come around.
Some supplements help enhance your nutrition, but it all depends on the quality of the product you are buying on how much it helps you. If you do feel like you could use some added health benefits in your nutrition plan and you want to simply stay healthier, here are some of the main vitamins and supplements you may want to add to your daily routine for optimal health.
Vitamin B is great for energy and it can also help your mood. That is why it is an excellent supplement to take if you are experiencing fatigue, or even just during the winter when you feel like you are getting those winter blues.
There are a few different types of B vitamins, but a B Complex will give you a good combination of these vitamins. It also allows you to take multiple B vitamins all in one single pill. And, the bonus is that they are normally fairly small pills, if you aren’t a fan of them. You can also get them in gummies for adults now.
The best way to get vitamin D in your system is to spend 15 minutes a day in the sunshine. For people that can’t spend that much time in the sun, maybe because of a medication, allergy, or just because it is the dead of winter. a supplement may be needed.
You may also need to take more vitamin D if you are taking calcium, because vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is a must if you want strong bones and teeth. The older you get the more important both calcium and vitamin D are for you.
If you aren’t eating fish two to three times a week, or other foods that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which are the healthy fats, you may want to take a supplement. You can take fish oil or even flax seed supplements. The flax seed won’t give you those fishy burps.
Omega 3’s are excellent for the health of your brain. They have been proven to help with the fight against illnesses like Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.
Antioxidants are certain vitamins and minerals that help clean free radicals out of your system, making you healthier and happier. They are often taken to help fight colds and flu as well. They include Vitamins C & E, Selenium, and Carotenoids.
Even people that hate taking pills no longer have an excuse for missing out on these important vitamins and supplements, since most of them now come in adult gummies. That makes them chewable and tasty, which means they are much easier to take!