Health Supplements

Benefits Of Vitamins And Suplements

Published at 01/12/2012 20:16:31


In order for our body to function properly we require vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and water. We get all of these from our food. When the body doesn’t get enough vitamins and minerals diseases can occur. Most of us don’t get all the vitamins we need on a day to day basis. We don’t eat fruits or vegetables so we have a gap in our diet that needs to be filled with supplements.


You might be in perfect fit now and feel very healthy but this doesn’t mean you don’t need vitamins and supplements. Having a perfect nutrition is almost impossible in these days because of our busy lifestyle and constant attraction to fast food. So vitamins and supplements are used to complement your diet and to be sure you get all the nutrients that you need. To fill the gaps in our diet we can take nutritional supplements, they also make our immune system stronger. Our lifestyle puts us in contact with all sorts of chemicals and toxins. To get them out of our system we need supplements, anti-oxidants, which will help our body to keep toxins to a minimum. The best thing about vitamins and supplements is that they help us in having the optimum health and they minimize the risk of illness.


If you think about taking vitamins and supplements you should be careful to choose what is right for you. How do you know if you need supplements? Well if you eat: fish, vegetables, whole grains, fruits, low-fat dairy products and your health is good you probably don’t need supplements. Vitamins and supplements are recommended to pregnant women, adults over the age of 50.  Supplements are also recommended if you eat less then 1,600 calories per day, if you are a vegetarian, if you have a medical problem that doesn’t allow your body to take up nutrients. Make sure you check with a doctor or a dietitian about what vitamins and supplements good for you.  Before taking vitamins or supplements you should always check the label. Read it carefully. Try to avoid taking too many vitamins at the same time. Check the expiration date. Do not take more then daily recommended dosage.

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Also keep an eye on what you are eating because some of the foods, like breakfast cereals, already contain supplements and having too much of a mineral can cause side effects. Too much iron can create liver damage.

If you have any side effects after taking any kind of supplements you should go and check with a doctor. Choose your vitamins wisely so you can obtain a good level of health for now and for the future. Having the right vitamins in your body can make you feel better and you can experience life at its fullest. Always remember that supplements are not a substitute for food, having a healthy diet is key in having a long disease free life.  Keeping the body healthy should be our first priority in life because we only have one.