Walking down the supplement aisle of your local health food store is enough to make any head spin at all the choices available. While some TV personalities may make it seem like you need an arsenal of supplements, in reality just a few supplements a day can give you everything you need.
- Multivitamin- Taking a host of different vitamin supplements is unneeded and will ultimately give your body far more vitamins than can be absorbed. However, even the healthiest diets likely have a few nutritional gaps. A multivitamin is a good way to fill in these gaps. Avoid multivitamins with mega doses and artificial fillers and opt for one with high quality ingredients in moderate amounts.
- Rhodiola Rosea- What makes this supplement a good choice is its adaptogenic characteristics. The adaptogenic nature of the supplement makes it able to meet multiple needs in the body, without altering biological function. Rhodiola Rosea adapts to help the body fight off physical and chemical stressors, protects cells, and provides energy. People with a particular health conditions may benefit from taking an additional supplement to meet their specific needs, but for most people Rhodiola Rosea will make a great choice for a supplement to benefit overall health and well-being.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acid- Fatty acids help with both brain function and heart health. Omega 3 is considered an essential fatty acid, meaning that the body cannot make it on its own so it must be obtained from external sources. While our diets typically provide more than enough of essential omega 6 fatty acids, it is difficult to get proper amounts of omega 3s. An omega 3 supplement can help assure you are getting enough of this supplement.