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Daily Supplements You Need To Consider On A Regular Basis

Published : Feb 13, 2021
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  • Updated On : Jul 26, 2022

    The recent pandemic situation probably have urged you to pick up some form of ‘immunity boosters’ from the counters for sure. In an ideal scenario, we wouldn’t be requiring supplements at all. But we live in a world where we spend most of our time indoors, are affected by environmental pollution, food adulteration, hectic lifestyle which leads to insufficient nutrition, are prone to stress, anxiety, and nutritional deficiencies which makes the need for supplementation crucial.

    Why do we need supplements?

    There are a variety of supplements available in the market today starting from pills, tablets, liquid syrups, and powders, comprising of concentrated dosages of vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants, and other nutrients.

    It's important to understand that supplements are not a replacement for actual meals. A healthy diet, regular workout, and a positive mindset go hand in hand along with the supplements. If you are aware and actively involved in developing a healthy lifestyle for yourself then supplements will help you in getting better results. 

    What are the supplements to look out for? 

    Knowledge is power and so one should start by understanding their nutritional needs. Knowing what you have been lacking from your diet is the first step in picking out a supplement that’s best for you. Secondly, you can always consult an expert to get a better understanding of what works for you. For eg. Iron supplements when taken with vitamin C are better for absorption. An expert can suggest what combinations work better for your body. Also, if you are under certain medications, it is advisable to consult your medical practitioner before starting supplements that might interfere with medications.

    Vitamins like A, B, C, D, and E are required by the body regularly including minerals like zinc, magnesium, chromium, and calcium. Let’s look at some of the supplements we all require daily. 

    Vitamin D

    For most of the urban population spending time indoors, vitamin D is a must. It is a fairly common deficiency that affects billions of people around the world. Pregnant ladies and breastfeeding babies are at greater risk of vitamin D deficiency and are advised to take supplements every day.

    Magnesium

    Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps with more than 300 enzymatic processes in the body and it’s integral to DNA and RNA development. The majority of us don’t get enough of it from our diets and this can lead to headaches, muscle cramps, nausea, metabolic syndrome, migraines, PMS, and heart attacks. Taking magnesium before bed also helps you relieve stress and sleep better as it acts reduces the activity of your neurons.

    Zinc

    Zinc is a vital micro mineral that helps to catalyze the body’s chemical responses. Zinc is known to boost immunity and has notable effects on fighting depression and fighting acne. Whether you are running a marathon or combating the flu, zinc is the go-to supplement to look out for.

    Calcium

    99% of the body’s calcium is present in our teeth and bones. It plays an important role in muscle movement and cardiovascular function. It is essential for the growth, development, and maintenance of bones. Vitamin D helps in better absorption of calcium in the body.

    Vitamin C

    A lot has been said and written about the benefits of vitamin C and its effect on skin and overall wellbeing. It is one of the go-to vitamins that people reach out to when they feel sick. Other than that vitamin C is also helpful in reducing the effect of smoking.


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