In looking back at the archives of my little blog here I realized that I have only written a little bit about vitamin supplements.
I am a big fan of vitamin supplementation and I know that others may not be. The reason that I do take supplements is that I am never sure from day to day whether I am getting enough nutrients as I need. Here are the supplements that I do take
- Omega fish oil pills
Why Take these Vitamin Supplements?
First of all lets look at the vitamins themselves. First the Multivitamin. I take a multivitamin just so that I will make sure to cover off all of those micronutrients that I need to be truly healthy. There are amino acids that your body can create from others but how about Zinc, or lutein, or phosphorus, or even Vitamin D? Of course you need to get these and more from your food and if you do not eat a full enough diet every day then you may miss out.
When I buy vitamin supplements I do not worry about the really high quality ones as they are sold in daily packs and are really expensive. I get the best ones at the local grocery store and they are still a decent price and are high enough in almost all except the vitamin B
Next is my Omegas. I take Omega 3-6-9 pills because they are good for three things. They are good for you heart, Omega vitamins are good for preventing arthritis and Osteoporosis, and finally Omega vitamins are good for maintaining stable blood sugar which is good for weight loss.
Finally calcium. I take calcium to help maintain the calcium which is important for my muscles, bones, and connective tissue. I do not drink milk, eat little cheese and I know how important it is to keep a good calcium level.
Other Vitamin Supplements to consider
There is one pill that I always look forward to taking but have not yet and that is a B complex supplement. B Complex is good for energy and for stress. Be aware that any supplements tend to only help if you are in fact low on that vitamin or mineral.
I have been taking these supplements for about two years now and can really tell that they do good. I miss occasionally and I find that when I miss taking my vitamins for a few days I will find that my energy is affected but more importantly I do not feel as alert as I do otherwise.
Do you use vitamin supplements? Do you see them as doing good for you and your health? Let us all know.