Many people living in developed countries believe supplements are simply hyped up snake oil. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet (SAD) and others like it can result in many deficiencies, leading to feelings of sluggishness, fatigue, digestion issues and in some cases chronic illness and disease. The Standard American Diet is filled with processed and over-processed foods packed with preservatives and added sugars, and severely lacking in nutritional content. The best way to ensure that you are receiving the recommended daily nutrition, vitamins and minerals is by carefully reading labels and keeping track of what you’re taking in. If you find it difficult to meet your nutritional needs, supplements are a great way to bolster your body and support your system.
Supplements can act to enhance your health supplement one’s diet. Supplements are not considered food. These can be amino acids, enzymes, minerals or anything that’s aids the body.
Enzymes can aid in digestion of proteins or gluten and can help the body metabolize food in a more efficient way, or help process foods your body has had issues with in the past.
The amino acids aid in muscle growth and help prevent fatigue and muscle wasting. Of the 20 amino acids that make up the thousands of proteins in the human body, roughly 9 are not made by the human body. These 9 must be obtained through diet.
Minerals are those elements found in the earth and in foods that are vital for proper development and function of the body. Think back to high school chemistry, a lot of the elements and minerals we need to function can be found on the periodic table of elements. Zinc, Flouride, Iodine, Copper, Manganese, Sodium and Potassium and Calcium are just a few.
Whether you are looking to enhance your performance, or just want to feel better, adding supplements can help you reach your health goals.
As with all supplements, vitamins and medications, seek professional guidance and testing to see if supplements are right for you.