Seven Supplements For Better Health & Wellness
In 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said, “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” However, his foods weren’t grown in nutrient depleted soil, he didn’t eat processed foods with food additives, he didn’t take antibiotics and prescription drugs with side-effects and nutrient depletion properties. Simply put: his food was better than our food.
Today’s reality is that nutritional supplements are a needed addition to our daily lives to ensure that we function properly on a cellular level. With literally thousands of supplement products available, consumers are faced with the confusing task of selecting a daily supplement regimen that is friendly on the pocket book and provides much needed nutrient support.
Seven supplements that should be the basic foundation of any supplement plan.
Quality is key! Not all supplements are created equal. Many supplements found at local drugstores or supermarkets contain small amounts of active ingredients, or unneeded fillers and preservatives. Buy quality supplements for the maximum benefit.
- Multi-Vitamin / Mineral: Needed to compensate for depleted soils, processed foods, poor diet.
- Probiotics: Supports the immune and digestive systems, integral to natural vitamin production, detoxification.
- Vitamin D3: Helps maintains strong bones. Promotes glucose metabolism, neuromuscular function, overall health.
- Antioxidants: Best formulas include vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Reduces oxidative stress, destroys free-radicals, may slow the aging process.
- CoQ-10: Responsible for cellular energy, potent antioxidant, cardiovascular benefits.
Essential Fatty Acids: Fish or Plant Derived. Essential in hormone balancing, neurologic and memory function, mood, cardiovascular health, thyroid health.
- Liver Support: Liver health is key in allowing your body to cleanse and detoxify. Look for formulas with milk thistle, selenium, alpha-lipoic acid, n-acetyl-l-cysteine.
Nutritional supplements can interact with medications and certain physical conditions. Make sure to talk to you healthcare practitioner or pharmacist prior to incorporating any new supplements into your diet. For additional information about supplements and to speak to a pharmacist about incorporating supplements into your diet, contact College Pharmacy directly. You may also visit our online store for more information on the products listed above.
Nutritional Supplement Center
College Pharmacy offers a unique one-stop shopping experience by providing pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements in addition to our comprehensive pharmacy services. College Pharmacy’s online nutritional supplement center offers many hard-to-find, exclusive, or specialty supplements…as well as many pharmaceutical-grade professional supplement lines that are not readily available in many communities. Click here to visit College Pharmacy’s Online Nutritional Supplement Center.
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