How to choose the right suppliments for you
If you think that your diet lacks certain vitamins or minerals, your doctor may recommend a blood test to confirm. For example, if you’ve been vegan for a few years, you may want to check your levels of vitamin B12, calcium, and vitamin D.
No matter what kind of diet you follow, tell your doctor if you have these symptoms:
- ·Extreme hair loss
- · Bone or joint pain
- · Serious tiredness
- · Irregular heartbeat
- · Vision changes
- · Wounds that heal slowly
You might be falling short in some key nutrients, which may include:
- · Vitamin D
- · Calcium
- · Potassium
- · Magnesium
- · Iron
Supplements and Safety
Experts agree there’s no harm in taking a multivitamin every day. At Medlife we ensure that you get quality supplements at an affordable price while ensuring quality. Certain dietary supplements are proven to help. For example, calcium and vitamin D can lower bone loss and fractures. Here’s what research says about some popular options:
Omega-3 fatty acids. Animal research shows that fish oil may promote heart health, help blood flow, and lower inflammation. Research on humans is less clear. But some studies suggest it may:
- · Ease symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, when taken along with other RA medicine
- · Lower your triglycerides, when taken as a prescription
Research to prove the benefits of omega-3 supplements continues.
Vitamins. These are a good way to fix a nutrient deficiency. But multivitamins aren’t likely to help you live longer or lower your chances of long-term health problems. That includes heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. And there’s no evidence that vitamins can help you think or remember better.
Supplements for age-related eye disease (ARED). A certain mix of antioxidants, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids may slow down ARED.
Tips on Use and Storage
Always check with your doctor first, especially about how much to take, Jones advises. Good rules to follow include:
· Don’t go over your recommended Daily Value (DV) for vitamins and minerals unless your doctor says it’s OK.
· Multivitamins don’t have 100% of your DV for calcium or magnesium. You may need a separate supplement.
· Buy brands with USP, NSF, or another third-party “seal of approval.”
Keep your supplements somewhere cool and dry, such as on your dresser. Get your variety of supplements from Medlife.