Supplements To Include In Your Nutrition Plan

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Ensuring you include the right vitamins and minerals in your daily diet is essential for continued good health. Although a balanced and varied nutrition plan is the best source of vitamins and minerals, modern diets don’t always provide us with the nutrients we need.

In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best supplements to take to give your health a boost.

Multivitamins

Choosing a good quality multivitamin can help to boost your daily intake of essential vitamins and minerals with one daily tablet. Essential vitamins include A, B, C, D, E, and K, while the minerals that are essential for health include calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc.

Many multivitamins include a percentage of your recommended daily requirements, with the assumption that the remainder of the requirements are to be met by nutrient-dense foods.

Vitamin D

From promoting calcium and phosphate absorption to reducing inflammation, cell growth, and immune function, vitamin D plays a vital role in the body.

Although vitamin D is available naturally from a few food sources, most people meet their requirements through exposure to sunlight. However, factors such as seasonal changes, pollution, sunscreen, old age and having dark skin can reduce the amount of vitamin D that is absorbed into your body. This can sometimes result in a deficiency.

In order to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, a low-dose supplement of between 400-800 IU is ideal. If you have been diagnosed with a deficiency, you may need to take higher doses. 

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that plays a crucial role in the body, supporting muscle and nerve function. It helps to regulate our blood pressure and mood, as well as contributing towards healthy bones.

Experts suggest that many people in the US aren’t getting enough magnesium from their diet, which is contributing to a whole host of health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, memory problems and certain cancers. Supplements are an excellent way to increase magnesium intake, however, care should be taken to avoid excessive amounts. 

Omega 3 oils

It is recommended that a healthy diet should include 8 ounces of oily fish or shellfish per week. Omega 3 supplements (including fish oil, fish liver oil, and flaxseed oil) can also be included to help you reach optimum levels.

Omega 3 fatty acids are used to regulate inflammation in the body that can contribute to a wide range of health issues. It is claimed that omega 3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, slightly lower the risk of strokes, reduce triglyceride levels, and relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Probiotics

Probiotics are great for maintaining our gut health and helping our bodies absorb nutrients from food. Probiotic supplements can create a healthy balance of ‘good’ bacteria in the gut, which can support healthy immune function, proper brain health, inflammation regulation and weight management, as well as counteracting some of the harmful side effects of taking common medications.

Nutritionist & Dietitian

If you require the assistance of an expert to help ensure you are fueling your body with the best nutrients possible, our clinical dietitian can assist with a range of nutrition-related issues and can also help you understand which supplements would work best for you. Contact us today on +971 55 1695499 to book an appointment.

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