Best Health Supplements

More and more people are looking into supplements to get nutrients so its not a surprise that the vitamin or health supplements industry is a rapidly growing part of the business world.

 

Best Health Supplements

 

Vitamin C

benefits vitamin C

There are many kinds of vitamin C nowadays, things like buffered  vitamin C is getting a lot of attention, as well as Liposomal Vitamin C – equally popular and intriguing. There is also a debate whether ascorbic is better than ascorbate form.

What are the benefits of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C has long been associated as a strong defense for colds and flu but has recently been debunked as  to the truth behind it.

Vitamin C definitely is good for improvement of collagen in the skin. This then improves the elasticity of the skin especially among ageing women who are very conscious about their skin as they age.

Vitamin C is also claimed to be very good for tissue repair in the body, and may benefit the tendons and the cartilage of our body.

It is also claimed to play a role in cancer prevention. But this bold claim still remains to be proven extensively.

 

 

Vitamin D

vitamin D benefits

According to an article from the Telegraph UK, lack of vitamin D has been associated with a reduction in bone mineralisation, as well as other health issues like constipation, being prone to infections and muscle weakness and issues about bone pain.

In my online hobby of reading health articles, I have came across a lot of times about the huge benefits of supplementing vitamin D3 as opposed to just taking any other form of common vitamin D.

But there are risks or side effects of vitamin D. It is greatly emphasized nowadays that one should take the form vitamin D3, as it is the one that is beneficial. It is also added that one must not take vitamin D3 without supplementing it with vitamin K2, in fact a very staunch champion of this is Dr. Mercola, from the mercola.com website, pointed out that failure to take vitamin K2 when taking vitamin D can lead to calcification that can lead to the hardening of the arteries,  among other things associated with vitamin D toxicities, according to the article by Dr. Mercola site (http://www.mercola.com/article/vitamin-d-resources.htm).

 

 What are the benefits of  Vitamin D?

Vitamin D helps lower blood pressure levels, according to Huffington post.com.

It can also increase the calcium nutrient in the body which helps the health of our bones and teeth (source Huffington post)

It is also said to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer and also with risk of dying from breast cancer, as per an article in the edition CNN website.

 

Magnesium

As of recent, this mineral has been very, very popular, especially in health forums like the Earthclinic.com or Curezone.com.

According to an article by the MensJournal.com, Magnesium is the most important mineral in the body – it is involved in almost all the enzymatic functions in the body.  It also stated that Magnesium deficiency gets triggered by stress which affects the adrenal glands which sends a spike in andrenaline supply, which then triggers the cells to consume a big amount of your magnesium supply.

What are the benefits of Magnesium?

It can help prevent type 2 Diabetes

Magnesium can also prevent problems with cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and migraine headaches

Can help with a relaxing sleep at night

(source http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/the-only-three-supplements-you-need-20121011)

 

Fish Oil

fish oil benefits

I personally take this supplement which is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.

What are the benefits of Fish Oil?

It is claimed that taking this supplement gives you good supply of Omega-3s. Omega-3 fatty acids are said to reduce the effects of inflammation, make the skin look younger, prevent blood clotting and promotes a stable heart rhythms.

It is also touted to promote sound mind to better cope with depression, improves brain function, and may even play a role in preventing Alzheimers disease.

(source Mensjournal.com)

 

Pink Himalayan Salt

pink salt benefits

Pink Himalayan Salt comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan. This salt usually comes in colours of reddish tone or pink, sometimes transparent too, according to Wikipedia.

 

What are the benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt?

According to healthyandnaturalworld.com, these are the benefits:

Pink Himalayan Salt regulates the body’s pH level

Helps in blood sugar regulation

It prevents muscle cramps

It can help the kidneys and gall bladder

Some more benefits according to an article by a website called Skinnywithfiber.org (although I find the claims lacking in evidence in this article by this site0:

Effective for detoxing our bodies

Can help with a good night’s sleep

May help with sinus problems and respiratory issues

 

 

 

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