How do supplements work? Should you take them?
Okay, before we go on to discuss what dietary supplements are, how helpful they are, and whether you should take them or not, let us go ahead and understand what the word “supplement” means. A supplement can mean a thing that is added to something else in order to complete or enhance it.
So now let’s take this very example to understand what dietary supplements are. Dietary supplements are those which add to our nutrition profile that our daily food intake may or may not be able to fulfill.
Let’s be honest. Most of us don’t eat super healthy all the time. Our lifestyle forces as well as to lure us into indulging in junk and fast food a lot, because come on, they are both convenient and tasty. But what they are mostly not is nutritious. Now, this is where dietary supplements come in. They can help close that gap between the nutrition that your body needs and what we give it.
How can Supplements help you?
Supplements can come in the form of powder, pill, or liquid but irrespective of their shape and size, their core function remains the same, to supplement your diet to get enough nutrients and enhance health
A lot of dietary supplements contain vitamins, but apart from vitamins, they can also contain minerals like calcium, iron, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other ingredients.
Some of the most dietary supplements are
Supplements are quite popular across a wide spectrum of age groups and the simple reason for that is most of the time they can be quite effective.
Common supplements that may benefit your health include:
- Vitamin B12 can help keep both your nerves as well as blood cells healthy. It also helps in making DNA and preventing anemia
- Folic acid can be quite useful for pregnant women. They help in reducing and controlling any kind of problems that women can experience at the time of giving birth
- Vitamin D can help in strengthening bones
- Like Vitamin D Calcium is well known to promote and enhance bone health
- Vitamins C and E can help prevent cell damage
- Fish oil is a great supplement when it comes to maintaining and improving heart health
- With age, a lot of people out there struggle with low vision owing to age-related macular degeneration.
- Zinc, can promote skin health and slow down vision loss from age-related macular degeneration
- Melatonin can help you deal with the effects of jet lag
What should you remember while taking Supplements?
You might be pretty stoked after learning about the benefits of supplements. We mean, tiny tablets or powders that can do so much for your body? Sounds pretty dope.
However, before you jump on this bandwagon, let us tell you a couple of things. Supplements can be pretty great for your body, sure. But they can’t substitute real nutritious food. They can “supplement” or add on to the benefits that you are already receiving from your food, or make up for some nutritional gaps if there are any. So if you are thinking that you will indulge your way through the junk foo kingdom and keep taking supplements to balance it out, we are sorry to burst your bubble, but it simply doesn't work like that.
Also, some supplements might have detrimental effects on your body, for example
- Vitamin K has the potential to reduce the effectiveness of blood thinners
- Gingko can increase blood thinning
- Herbal supplements comfrey and kava can actually damage your liver
- Beta-carotene and vitamin A can increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers
So before you, you try out any new supplements, it is important to know how exactly they will affect your body and make sure to consult a doctor before taking any supplements
Supplements that you might want to check out
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Firefly Shilajit Strength Booster Tablets
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Imbue Niraama Chlorophyll Detox
Our Chlorophyll Detox is a nutritious and holistic detox supplement that can be a part of your daily diet containing the goodness of pure chlorophyll derived from Mulberry leaf, a natural antibiotic. Its prebiotic composition helps your body prevent urinary tract infections and maintain a healthy gut environment while also providing hydration and your overall wellness by removing unwanted toxins from your body.
Imbue Niraama Pileazy Tablets
Our Pileazy Tablet is made with the goodness of 8 ayurvedic herbs which are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and tissue healing agents. The goodness of each herb is extracted to formulate easy-to-consume tablets that help in reducing swelling, itching, burning, pain and discomfort caused due to bleeding and non-bleeding haemorrhoids; and constipation.
So, give your health the boost it requires without range of supplements, but hey, don’t forget to consult your doctor first.