Some Thoughts On the Confusing World of Nutritional Supplements


With so many different nutritional supplements available on the market it can be difficult for the average person to decipher what he or she needs and what can be skipped. Nutritional needs vary from person to person, but a few basic guidelines can help most people navigate through the supplement aisle with ease and expertise.


For many people, a basic multivitamin helps fill in gaps in even the best of diets. Users should look for a choice with moderate amounts of vitamins and minerals, as opposed to mega vitamins with amounts far greater than the recommended daily allowance (RDA). For optimal absorption, cut the vitamin in half and take it at two different times during the day with meals to aid in fat-soluble vitamins being absorbed.

Fish Oil

The omega 3s found in fish oil supplements provides support for both brain and heart health. Because it is difficult to get sufficient amounts of this key fatty acid, supplements can play an important role in assuring adequate intake. Many experts adviser people to use omega 3 supplements that do not contain omega 6 fatty acids since most people get more than enough omega 6 fatty acids without any supplementation.

Vitamin D

More and more research over the last few years indicated Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients and that most people simply do not get enough. This is especially true in the winter months when naturally people spend less time outdoors. So, increasingly experts are recommending Vitamin D supplements

Something Extra

Evidence that coffee consumption is healthy is piling up from research all over the world. The possible health benefits from coffee drinking are staggering. Some of these possible benefits are theorized to be linked to an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid, which is contained in coffee beans. The best source of concentrated chlorogenic acid is from the extract of the raw green coffee bean. Nutritional supplements from raw coffee beans are now widely available and the subject of ongoing research.