If I am Eating Right, Do I Still Need Supplements?

Dietary Supplements.

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This is a case where knowing yourself, your weaknesses, and your habits will really pay off. For example, do you live in an area that gets little sunlight, especially in the winter months? Do you dislike dairy or are you vegan? Is your idea of a good time watching a movie, cooking, or looking through bookstores? Do you mostly exercise inside a gym? Chances are that you are not getting enough vitamin D. You can get this vitamin free from the sun, it’s true, but if you answered yes to the above questions, you aren’t outside enough to get enough natural sunshine. Consider taking 5,000 iu of vitamin D 5 days per week.

If you are constantly getting colds or the flu bug, even in the summer, or if you aren’t a big fan of citrus fruit, then you might want to consider taking a vitamin C supplement. Vitamin C supports your immune system. A supplement with about 1,000mg of vitamin C per day will go a long way towards helping your immune system.

Unless you love fish and you eat it three or four times per week, chances are you need a good quality fish or krill oil so that your body and brain gets plenty of the omega-3 fatty acids that are vital to our good health.

If you eat plenty of fermented foods and yogurt or raw dairy products then you are probably OK, but if you don’t, probiotics would be a good choice. A great deal of our health and immune system response lies in our digestive systems. Probiotics will go a long way towards restoring your gut flora. If you have taken antibiotics within the past 6 months, you need probiotics, as those antibiotics kill all bacteria in your bod, even the good stuff. Restore your natural balance by taking probiotic supplements.

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