More and more people are frustrated and confused when it comes to taking the right supplements. 1 in 3 people are taking supplements on a regular basis but are they taking the "right stuff"? The shelves are lined with supplements that promise improved energy and good health but with so many choices it can become so intimidating that people have no idea what is best for them. Read on to find out the most important supplements for men and women.....
Have you ever wondered what you should be taking as far as supplements go?
There is something called "Tier One" supplements and these are the ones that you actually NEED to take on a daily basis.
Tier One supplements are the foundation for excellent health and disease prevention. It is wise to purchase good quality professional supplements that will actually be absorbed into the system and have a therapeutic effect on the body.
Here are the top Tier One supplements that everyone needs:
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- A very good quality Multi Vitamin- Even if you have the most perfect diet, it is not enough. We live in a world full of stress, air pollution, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, xenoestrogens, noise pollution and many of us eat processed foods grown in nutrient depleted toxic soil. We cannot get away from all of these factors so we therefore need a good daily multivitamin to prevent deficiencies and maintain optimal health. A good multivitamin will be FREE of additives, colorings, binding agents, preservatives, lubricants and non-pronounceable words under the non-medicinal ingredients!
- Vitamin D3 and K2- Even the World Health Organization is now recognizing the need for daily supplementation of Vitamin D3 and K2. We need D and K to build bone and absorb Calcium, protect and optimize immune function, prevent certain types of cancer as well as regulate insulin and blood pressure and even improve mood! The recommended adult dose is 5000iu per day of D3 and 1mg of K2. Children require much less depending on age from 1000iu-2000iu of D3 and 200mcg of K2.
- Omega 3 Oils-These fatty acids are linked to many health benefits because they are a fundamental human need. The diet on which we evolved consisted of about equal 1:1 or 2:1 ratios of omega-6s to omega-3s, but the ratio now stands at about 18:1 due to declining nutrition. Not surprisingly this means that a number of metabolic imbalances are causing health problems. Many fish oils are contaminated with heavy metals and have not been stored and /or shipped to ensure freshness. In fact it is estimated that 75% of the fish oils on the market are causing more harm than good. It is essential that fish oils are obtained from a clean source that can provide a "certificate of purity" to ensure they are free from heavy metals and other contaminants. The recommended doses range from 1000mg and up to 6000mg for cases of inflammation and neurological disease.
- Calcium Magnesium- Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, mostly stored in bones. Magnesium is involved in almost every process in the body! Bone is a live tissue, and is not static as some imagine, so calcium is being turned over all the time. Boosting calcium intake is linked to improved bone health and reduced premenstrual symptoms. Calcium is excreted at times of stress. Absorption of calcium is greatly improved by taking a supplement which also contains vitamin D and magnesium.Not all forms of Calcium are absorbable. Calcium carbonate is the poorest absorbable form of Calcium. The best type of Calcium to take is Calcium citrate. Dosages vary depending on need anywhere from 500mg to 1000mg of Calcium and Magnesium.