I often hear that taking vitamin and mineral supplements is a waste of time and money. Many doctors say that you simply pee them out unused.
Well, in today’s world of toxins in our food, lower quality foods and GMOs, taking a vitamin and mineral supplement is a pretty good idea.
I consider it health insurance.
Always make sure to purchase a quality multivitamin that you can break apart with your fingers. If it breaks easily, it is a better quality vitamin and less adulterated in the lab; it has less fillers and preservatives when it breaks apart easily.
What Vitamins To Take
Sometimes it’s hard to know which vitamins you should take. Many times, people buy the popular multivitamin brands from the grocery store or pharmacy, but these are commonly the ones that are highly manufactured, and you need a hammer to break them up.
These are the vitamin brands that do not assimilate or digest well, so they pass through your system unused.
If you go to a health food store to get your supplements, many times you wind up coming home with supplements that you do not need. I call these bells and whistles. They are healthy supplements, but you may not need them, and if you’re on a budget, it saves you money to only take the supplements that your body really needs.
How do you know which vitamins you need?
A hair analysis will show you exactly which vitamins and minerals that your body does and does not need.
If you want to simply take the basics, consistency is as important as the supplements themselves. I recommend taking these vitamins at least 5 days every week:
- Trace mineral complex
- Vitamin C from palmitate (to bowel tolerance)
- Pure B3 niacin (never use flush-free and start with 50 mg)
Remember: the key to taking supplements is taking them consistently.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.