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“If we eat well, why would we need to take vitamins?”
Ideally, our food would supply all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and phytonutrients that our bodies need. The reality, however, is that our diets and lifestyles put such enormous strain on our systems that we often at times need nutrients in therapeutic levels. This, unfortunately, rarely can be achieved through food.
To decide if/when to use supplements, try asking yourself the following questions:
Do I feel exhausted?
Is my diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, or alcohol?
Am I stressed?
Is my digestion off?
Is my skin bumpy, red, or itchy?
Do I have any weird symptoms? (Definitely go to the doctor first!)
Do I want to try to prevent the onset or progression of chronic disease?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the above (and honestly, who wouldn’t?), then supplements would likely be beneficial. It’s also best to make sure you’re up to date on your doctor visits.
Once you’ve determined that supplements could be a powerful tool in your healthy life arsenal, you’re faced with the most daunting task of all – what to buy, and where to buy it. You may have heard that drugstore brands, while economical, are not always the best option.
Here are 5 reasons to choose professional grade supplements:
1. Drugstore brands could have been sitting on the shelves for a long time, in improper temperatures. This would make the products less effective. In some cases, for example with fish oils, improper storage can damage the oils and actually expose your body to more harmful free-radicals. Professional brands are stored and shipped appropriately.
2. Drugstore brands could contain contaminants like lead or microbes. Professional brands are rigorously and routinely tested, usually on a voluntary basis to ensure quality and safety.
3. Drugstore brand supplements might not contain what is stated on the label. It may also contain allergens that you’re looking to avoid. Again, this is where Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) used by professional brands is important.
4. Professional brands make smarter formulations. Research is happening nonstop and these cutting-edge companies compete to come up with the safest and most effective formulas. Which is great news for us!
5. Finally, professional brands are only meant to be sold by professionals – people who can help direct your decision making through an understanding of the brands, the labels, your needs, and any contraindications.