A Quick Start Guide To Supplements
What Is The Role of Supplements?
The first thing you must know about supplements is that they are just that, supplementary. They are products meant for completing or enhancing an already health focused lifestyle centered around exercise, good nutrition, and sleep.
Supplements are necessary for most in order to reach optimal levels of health via increased nutrient intake. While supplements aren’t a replacement for nutritious food, only a small percentage of the population has the ability to get all they need from diet alone, this requires diligent food preparation and tracking that most simply do not have the time and knowledge to accomplish!
Many worry about the potential safety of supplementation. Quality supplements are intended to give you nutrients you would find in foods that would be included in a normal diet. Unless opting for a synthetic hormones (often from questionable sources) you won’t have to worry about safety or introducing foreign substances to the body.
When it comes to supplements there is a variety of ways to take them.
- Powders are easily mixed with water and can be combined to make adhering to your supplement regimen easier.
- Pills offer the convenience of traveling well and often can substitute powders if this is your preference.
- Pre-made drinks should be a 3rd priority behind pills and powders as preservatives are necessary to help their shelf life.
So what supplements are most common and which should you be taking?
The supplements needed for those that are physically active differ from sedentary individuals. Individuals participating in any form of strength training will need a higher level of protein and amino acids.
Everyone can benefit from enhanced vitamin and mineral intake through high quality supplements, as well as digestive products with probiotics or digestive enzymes. Additionally, if one is not eating 3+ servings of fatty fish such as salmon each week, a fish oil supplement containing omega-3 will be necessary as well.
It is important that you pay attention to the quality of your supplements. Being mindful of things like protein purity and what sort of sources your fish oil, vitamins, or other supplements come from. Using fish oil as an example, it is important to source from quality supplies. Treating cost as paramount, one could be misguided into taking a fish oil supplement source from low quality fish.
Nutrishop Omaha always offers top quality nutritional supplements at affordable prices, along with customized analysis and recommendations for each individual!
Other most common supplements, by category, include:
- Carbohydrate supplements
- Metabolic enhancers
- Fat burners
- Greens formulas
- Natural detoxifiers
- Stress complexes
- Sleep formulas
- Nitric oxide boosters
Regular supplementation has a multitude of benefits including:
- Decreased disease and mortality risk
- Improved heart health
- Improved cognition
- Increased physical performance
- Improved insulin sensitivity
- Boosted immunity
- Lowered stress levels
Visit us at Nutrishop Omaha to get on a supplement regime that is right for YOU!