Your Ultimate Guide to Supplements

As the new year progresses, many Americans are embarking on their paths to newly formed New Year’s resolutions – weight loss, healthier eating habits, more physical activity, and less alcohol. Along with these new goals, many people are purchasing a wide variety of products to help them reach their new goals. One of the top purchases this year? Vitamins, minerals and other supplement products. A huge business in the United States (grossing over $5 billion a year in total sales) and one that is definitely capitalizing on everyone’s healthy New Year’s initiatives.

If you’ve considered adding vitamins or other supplements to your daily routine, you may have wondered which ones are right for you, how much you should take, or how safeĀ  Vitapost Digestive enzyme really are. To help make your decisions a bit easier, I’ve created this 3 part guide to vitamins, minerals and other supplements. I’ll review the most commonly recommended supplements, their advantages and whether or not they may be right for you.

To begin, its important to note that supplements can be useful but are not for everyone. If you are consuming a varied diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and lean proteins, you may be better off sticking with a healthy diet rather than supplements. However, if you have nutrient deficiencies, increased nutrient needs (as seen with children, lactating mothers, elderly or those people who have a chronic illness), have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, or want to reduce your disease risk adding certain supplements may be beneficial to your health. Either way, here is Part 1 of the Ultimate Guide to Supplements: