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EXPERT RECOMMENDATION: SUPPLEMENTS TO PROPEL YOUR DAILY STRENGTH

In your day to day life, you may not be taking diet as per your nutritional requirements. So with advancing age and other physical body conditions, you may need additional supplements to support your daily bodily needs and stay healthy. These may include multivitamins, essential minerals, fish oils, and other supplements. It is very hard to find suitable supplements that give you the maximum benefit and have minimal or no side effects. Here our experts suggest some of the bestselling, top daily support supplements.

Multivitamins

Using multivitamins can be a good way to make up for nutritional shortfalls. Over the years, various observational studies have suggested that people who take multivitamins have a lower risk of various diseases. Multivitamins are generally assumed to be safe, but some contain excessive doses of nutrients (10 or more times the recommended daily intakes). For instance, large doses of copper can interfere with the absorption of zinc and vice versa. Multivitamins have been shown to be beneficial in aging, cancer, mood, immunity, healthy heart, eyes, hair and skin. [1] They are particularly beneficial for people whose age is above 60 years, who are vegetarian, and women who are of the childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding. Clinical trials from Harvard found that those taking a basic multivitamin were 8% less likely to develop cancer over a period of 11 years.

Dose:  The recommended daily dosage of different vitamins and minerals can vary from person to person.

Supplements: Health Aid Gericaps multivitamin & mineral capsules

Probiotics

Probiotics are ‘good’ or ‘helpful’ substances produced by microorganisms, that stimulate the growth of other microorganisms, which are good for your health, especially your digestive system. [2] Though probiotics are naturally found in the body, certain foods and supplements are reliable sources of probiotics. Many bacteria are classified as probiotics and have different benefits, however, the most common are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Lactobacillus is the most common probiotic found in yogurt and other fermented foods and helps with diarrhea in people who cannot digest milk sugar (lactose). Bifidobacterium found in many dairy products also eases symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. In general, these probiotics are thought to be safe for most people, though some people with immune system problems or other serious health conditions should not take them.

Dose: To maintain microorganism balance, take a probiotic of one to two million CFUs daily or every other day

Supplements: HealthAid Coliprobio capsules

Fish oil

Fish oil benefits omega-3 intake as a potent omega-3 source. The fish oil benefits include decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke while also helping reduce symptoms of depression, hypertension, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain, arthritis and chronic skin ailments like eczema. [3] Fish oil intake has also been associated with aiding the body in weight loss, fertility, pregnancy and increased energy. Prescription fish oil has even been approved by the FDA to lower unhealthy high triglyceride levels.

Dose: 1-15 grams of fish oil daily for up to 6 months, or fish oil providing 1.45 to 2.70 grams of EPA and 1.05 to 1.80 grams of DHA daily for 2 to 12 weeks

Supplements: BSN Fish Oil DNA soft gels, Optimum Nutrition (ON) Fish Oil soft gels

Chromium Picolinate

Chromium is an essential nutrient involved in the metabolism of glucose, insulin and blood lipids. [4] The benefits of using chromium picolinate include treatment of chromium deficiency, controlling blood sugar, improving depression in people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), lowering cholesterol, or aiding weight loss. Chromium picolinate works with insulin in the body to metabolize carbohydrates. However, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take chromium supplements. Chromium may also interact with drugs like antacids, acid reflux drugs, corticosteroids, beta-blockers, insulin, and NSAID painkillers, causing chromium to be poorly absorbed or amplifying the effect of the other medicines.

Dose: Daily recommended intake is between 50 mcg and 200 mcg for adults and teenagers

Supplements: HealthAid Chromium Picolinate tablets, Universal Chromium Picolinate capsules

References

1. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-013-0608-5
2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924224499000278
3. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/106/21/2747.short
4. http://www.em-consulte.com/en/article/79857

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