A growing number of American adults take supplements to improve their health. Whether the goal is overall health and function, or specifically focused on a specific symptom, dietary need, or desired outcome, the market for supplements is booming.
Not all supplements are created equal, and as with multivitamins and other mixtures, the efficacy of one nutrient can be negated or offset by the introduction of another. That’s why it’s essential to understand what these popular supplements can do for you and to recognize what steps you can take to maximize their positive effects.
We’ll break down the most popular supplements on the market today, and discuss their uses and administration so consumers can make intelligent choices about which nutritional supplements can benefit them most, and give you our top solutions to administer supplements with the most safety and efficacy available.
These are among the most popular types of supplements used because they have the potential to cover a lot of ground with less work, as this type of nutrition delivery can usually be taken with one or two administered servings a day.
Over-the-counter options for men, women, and children are available in pills, capsules, chewables, and gummies. They often contain a blend of Vitamin B6, B12, C and D, and E, magnesium, potassium, chromium, zinc, amino acids, and other nutrients.
Supplements with turmeric, omega 3s, green tea, and other nutrients combined with other healthy lifestyle choices can fight chronic diseases and other pathogens.
We call Glutathione the mother of all antioxidants. Along with other supplements like vitamins D3, E, C, and zinc, consumers can significantly boost their immunity.
Gut health affects overall health, and many people benefit from a probiotic to regulate their gut microbiome.
Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails
Biotin and collagen are both popular ways to enhance the health of your hair, skin, and nails to boost their strength, vitality, and suppleness. Looking for shiny hair, glowy skin, and get the added benefit of joint health? These supplements help build that foundation.
How to Get The Most From Your Supplements
While supplements of all kinds are beneficial in theory, the way they’re administered can make all the difference. One issue with many supplements on the market is that certain nutrients can counteract the potency of others, such as vitamin C and B12. Both are essential nutrients, but to be effective, they should be taken separately, or administered with the awareness and caution to be sure the amount of B12 is higher since Vitamin C can often break it down within your digestive tract.
The shelf-life matters as well, depending on the form you take. For instance, while gummies taste great and are more accessible for many people to take regularly, they lose potency the longer they wait to be administered. So that when it comes time for you to take your multivitamin, you may not be getting the daily value advertised on the bottle. Additionally, some tablets, capsules, and gummies may not break down fast enough to be absorbed into your system and will be passed out through your urine before your body can reap the benefits.
Liquid supplements are the best over-the-counter option as they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Moreover, IV Vitamin therapy and vitamin injections are the most efficient, and can significantly help aging adults and those whose gastrointestinal system is deficient and cause malabsorption of oral vitamins and minerals either from food or supplements.
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