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Health supplements can dramatically improve your mood, appearance, and overall
health. There are many available, so you should research the options, though a
few of the most important are multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium, and Omega-3
A good multivitamin is the foundation of any health supplements regime. There
are a myriad available, many targeted toward specific subsection of the
population – men, women, over age 65, under age 18, and so on. Choose the best
for you and take it consistently.
When exposed to the sun, our skin naturally produces Vitamin D, but if you
don't see regular sunshine, your body may not be producing the necessary
amounts. Vitamin D both lifts your mood and improves your skin, especially in
those with psoriasis. It's necessary for the absorption of calcium and recent
research suggests it may inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells. Other
research has found that those with the top 25% of Vitamin D levels have
significant reduction in mortality rates as compared to those in the bottom
25%. Given the widespread vitamin D deficiencies, it's a good idea to take a
At age 35, people begin to lose between .3% and .5% of bone density per annum,
a natural consequence of aging. It can eventually lead to osteoporosis, a
disease characterised by frail, porous bones and one that leads to painful
fractures and that hunched look of the elderly. Calcium supplementation is
essential, far before your retirement years.
Drinking milk is not a sufficient source of calcium. The process by which milk
producers kill bacteria negates the effectiveness of the calcium content.
Calcium carbonate is the cheapest form of calcium to produce, so it's often
added to foods. It's alkaline-based, however, so it can be more difficult to
digest, unlike calcium citrate, which is acid-based. The most important thing
to note is the elemental calcium level – that's the real level of calcium your
body will absorb. Calcium gluconate and calcium and lactate have very low
levels, so they're not ideal choices.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
The modern diet is high in Omega-6 essential fatty acids and low in Omega-3s.
The latter are essential for health, but are not produced by our bodies, so
they must be consumed. Omega-3s help people lose weight, improve skin
conditions like psoriasis and acne, and elevate mood, among many other
benefits. They are found especially in fish, but also in nuts, flax seed, and
chia seed. Supplements are a good way to make sure you get an adequate amount.
As with anything you take, you should always check with your physician if you
have specific health issues that give you reason for concern.
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