What Supplements Can Do For Your Health
by Joyce Rosario
Nutrition fads come and go. But what has always remained constant is your body’s need for essential vitamins. Without these, your health falters and you can find yourself breaking the bank to try to recover and get your health back.
Instead of investing money in symptom fighting medication, it is often times much cheaper to avoid getting sick in the first place. To do this, prevention by taking supplements is crucial.
What can these supplements do for you to help improve your health? Your immune system is very fragile. Without the proper daily care it can break down opening yourself up to a variety of illnesses.
For this reason, it is vital that you keep your immune system running well by feeding it the vitamins and antioxidants it needs.
Here are a few ways you can prevent illness with some simple prevention by taking supplements.
• Keep Your Diet Well-Rounded
While you know you should eat right, being on the go or without foods to properly fuel your nutrition is more common than you may like to admit. In these situations, a supplement, such as a multi-vitamin, can fill in the dietary gaps you will inevitably experience.
By making a habit of taking daily multi-vitamins, you are able to better maintain your overall nutrition, even when you cannot get all of the necessary vitamins from your diet alone. A multi-vitamin will make sure your diet stays well-rounded no matter where you are or what you are eating.
• Boost Your Energy
As studies show, regular exercise and staying active help to ward off illness and boost immune systems. However, when you are feeling drained of energy and lethargic, it is more difficult to muster up the motivation to head to the gym.
It is not uncommon that you may make excuses to avoid having to workout. This in turn can have a negative impact on your immune system and open you up for illness.
When this happens, pop some extra B-vitamins. These are natural energy boosters that will get you back on your feet again and feeling ready to hit the treadmill running.
• Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is detrimental to your health. When certain unhealthy foods are consumed, your system can quickly become inflamed reducing the amount of nutrients you are able to absorb. However, with supplements of fish oil, your body can obtain the necessary omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation allowing you to absorb more nutrients with every meal.
Inflammation is also a common cause of many chronic diseases so taking these supplements will not only help to ward off the common cold, but also other more life changing illnesses.
• Get Stress Under Control
When you are stressed or anxious, your body goes into fight or flight mode releasing hormones to help combat the stress you are feeling. This can break down your immune system and open you up to illness.
When you take supplements, such as power stress buster herb kava, your body is better able to combat stress leaving you feeling healthier both physically and mentally. Herb kava, combined with the fish oil and B-vitamins, can help you feel more at ease even when the world has you feeling down.
• Overcome Side Effects of Treatments
Sometimes, regardless of your health, life hits you hard and you may be diagnosed with diseases, such as cancer, that require excruciating treatment to overcome. During the treatment, the side effects can sometimes feel worse than the actual illness. When this happens, many people turn to expensive symptom combatting drugs such as narcotics.
However, Vitamin D supplements are a significantly healthier way to overcome the effects of these treatments, and far cheaper. Vitamins D can not only make you feel better, but can in some cases shorten the duration of the treatment time. This is because the Vitamin D supplement can boost your body’s ability to improve bone density – a large reason why many people feel weak during chemotherapy treatments.
By getting some sunlight and popping a few Vitamin D pills, your body will quickly begin to feel stronger and more able to fight the treatment and disease combined. In turn, you save significant money and pain over the long-term by avoiding additional treatments and overcoming your illness as quickly as possible.
Supplements are an extremely effective way of maintaining your health to avoid all illnesses from the common cold to life threatening disease. If you do get struck with a life threatening illness, supplements are also helpful to overcome your symptoms so you can get back on the road to being healthy far faster.
(Joyce Del Rosario is part of the team behind Open Colleges, one of Australia’s leading providers of health and fitness courses and Aged Care Courses. When not working, Joyce blogs about health and fitness.)