The Top 5 Supplements Everyone Should Be Taking In The New Year
(BPT) - Are supplements part of your daily routine? If they are, you're not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than half of all Americans take one or more supplements in their quest for better health. That's because even if you have an ultra-healthy diet (and many people don't), it's difficult to get all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs for optimal health from food alone. So supplementing your diet is a good idea.
But going to a store or searching online for supplements can be confusing. There are a lot of choices out there, and not all supplements are created equal. So how do you know you'll actually be getting the benefits of the supplements you take?
The answer is to do your homework and choose wisely. Here are five of the top supplements on the market today, and insights into what to look for on the label to ensure you're getting the optimal benefit for your health.
High-potency multivitamin: Millions of people take multivitamins because there's no simpler way to stay healthy and live better. But not just any multivitamin will do the job. The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) most multivitamins provide are only the minimal doses. To promote optimal health, a high-potency multivitamin should be part of everyone's routine.
Curcumin/turmeric: Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years, and not just to give curry its yellow color. Turmeric helps inhibit inflammation and is a strong antioxidant, mostly due to the curcumin it contains. Scientists believe managing inflammation plays a key role in heart health, optimal cellular function, cognitive support and more. However, it would be difficult to get the optimal amount of curcumin per day simply by sprinkling turmeric on your food, so most people take a supplement. But be choosy about which you use, because absorption of this critical compound can be an issue.
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