What you need to know about dietary supplements

Published at: 03.08.2022 17:33

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Dietary supplements are products designed to improve your daily  intake of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. Many are safe  and offer significant health benefits. Supplements come in many  forms including tablets, capsules, soft gels, powders, bars, gummies,  and liquids. Some dietary supplements can help you get adequate amounts of essential nutrients if you don’t eat a nutritious variety of foods. 

Who needs dietary supplements? 

Supplements are not a substitute for a balanced healthy diet. A diet  that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, adequate protein, and healthy fats should normally provide all the nutrients  needed for good health. In our modern lifestyle, not everyone manages to eat a healthy diet.  Various dietary surveys have suggested that there are suboptimal  intakes for several micronutrients. Each population group requires  specific advice about supplements like, 

Women of childbearing age 

Folic acid, vitamin D and iron 

Breastfeeding individuals 

Vitamin D

People with insufficient sun exposure or darker skin

Vitamin D 

People over age 50 

Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, folate 

For immunity 

Vitamin C, Zinc etc... 

What Are the Benefits of Dietary Supplements? 

• Dietary supplements support mental health 

• Improves immune health 

• They will ensure your body is getting enough of the proper  nutrients 

• Supplements that are designed to help athletes put forth their  best performances. 

• They will Combat the Side Effects of Some Medications • Increased overall health and wellbeing. 

What To Look For When Buying Supplements 

• Choose a Respected Brand 

• Avoid Extra Ingredients and Doses 

• Consult your physician and find out whether you need them  and in what quantity. 

• Check purity 

• Improve Your Label Reading Skills

Consider having a thorough check of the ingredients list, nutrition  chart, and manufacturer’s information before buying the  supplement.  Look for quality seals or third-party certifications. 


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