Supplements are gaining more popularity, but when the time comes to make a purchase, you may find yourself unsure of which ones to buy and why. Since everyone’s nutritional goals are unique, there are countless supplements that exist for different health benefits. Benefits range from hair growth to sleep aid to stress reduction; the benefits are infinite. By taking a three minute consultation with WellPath, you can define your health goals and find out which supplements would optimize your nutrition. While everyone has different wants and needs, there are three supplements in particular that we recommend for most people.
Multi-vitamins cannot counteract a completely unhealthy diet, however, they can help to fill nutritional gaps. “If one is deficient in any particular vitamin or mineral, a multi has you covered,” explains Certified Nutrition Specialist and Dietitian Dr. Scott Schreiber. According to Certified Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, Jamie Logie, multi-vitamins are “beneficial for those times when your diet is not as dialed in as it could be and makes sure you are getting a wide array of vitamins and minerals. Just being deficient in a few minerals can really throw your body off.”
Dr. Schreiber further explained the benefits of multivitamins, “Studies have shown that our soil and plants that grow in it do not have the same nutrition as in the past. A good multi will add in what is missing.”
2. Fish Oil
Omega 3 fatty acids can only be gained through diet as the human body cannot produce it on its own. Unfortunately, many Americans are deficient in Omega 3. Dr. Schreiber suggests getting these Omega 3 fatty acids through supplements such as fish oil or flax seed oil.
Building up your immunity is one of the significant benefits of taking the right supplements for your needs. Your body’s systems are so interconnected so when one is lacking nutrients, it then affects the rest of them. According to Dr. Schreiber, eighty percent of your immune system is in your small intestine – making it a priority to protect. This is where supplements come in.
A probiotic is a great supplement for immunity and digestive health. Certified Nutrition Counselor, Dan DeFigio tells us that probiotics “ensure that we maintain the proper levels of favorable bacteria in our bodies.” Sarah Jacobs, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, agrees and further explains that, “gut health and bacterial balance is important for all of the body’s systems and can have an effect on anything from mood to immune function.”
WellPath provides customized nutritional solutions through a three-minute online consultation. By using WellPath’s customized solution that is tailored for you, you will be able to find out which supplements will personally benefit your goals and needs while getting the most value. To learn more click here.