Are you asking yourself that question and wondering whether or not you can improve your health and happiness by taking a simple multivitamin on a consistent basis? There are great questions and I will answer them clearly and in an easy-to-read manner in this article.
The standard American diet makes it very hard to get all the nutrients that your body needs to function properly. We need around 40 vitamins, minerals and various nutrients in order to experience optimal health and brain function.
To break those 40 nutrients down, we need 13 vitamins, 8-10 amino acids, depending who you ask, 15 minerals and two fatty acids that come mainly from fatty fish. Many are still skeptical when it comes to natural supplements.
The biggest problem is that there are still many products and companies out there that produce low-quality multivitamins that contain synthetic nutrients that are no help to your health at all and may even cause problems in the long-run.
You might also think that natural health products are a made-up market by the big companies to take your money and all you get from taking a daily multivitamin is expensive urine that is then flushed down the toilet.
Is this really true? According to my research and experiences, it can be true if you choose the wrong product, but most of the multivitamins and supplements available today are exceptionally high in quality and effectiveness.
You see, your body cannot produce many of the essential nutrients that you need on a daily basis, which is why a good multivitamin can help improve your health and prevent future disease from happening in the first place.
Studies have discovered that even if you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, you may not be getting enough nutrients. This is because the amount of nutrients that fresh produce contains has gone done considerably in the last few decades.
The reason why this has happened is because of chemical fertilizers and other synthetic substances used in modern day farms. In conclusion, who needs supplements? Everyone can benefit from them, just make sure you find a high quality product that has been proven safe and effective.
Tips For Who Uses Supplements?
1. Rest Days – If your program has rest days, then you need to stick to them. People who think that if they skip their rest days, they will lose more weight, are usually the ones who don’t lose the weight because they get a bad injury half way through the program and then they have reverted to old eating habits. Therefore, you must have days off and stick to the regime that you have. The only time that you should change the regime is if there are no rest days written into the program. Then you should put some in. However, if a professional has devised the exercise regime, then there will be rest days because they understand the importance of recovery. They know that if they don’t allow your muscles time to recover and repair, then you will end up with a bad injury.
2. Supplements – If you know that you are feeling a little bit drained and you don’t have the energy to do the program, you might need to start taking some supplements. They can give you the boost that you need because sometimes, extreme weight loss and exercise can result in you being deficient in something that you need to have energy. You could even take a food supplement to speed the metabolism and stop you from snacking to get the energy that you need. Taking a supplement will be a lot better for you, than eating a chocolate bar so that you feel awake enough to exercise.
3. Increase Intensity – If you get to the point where you are taking the supplements and are taking the breaks, but then when you start exercising again, you find it too easy and you aren’t seeing further weight loss, then it is time to increase the intensity of the program because you have reached your peak. If you stick to the same intensity, even though you know that it is easy for you, then you are just being lazy and you won’t see any increase in weight loss. Again, you will feel downhearted and you will be more likely to quit the program altogether. You must increase the intensity, when you get fitter.