One of the questions that are often asked when it comes to nutrition is how do I know what supplements to take? People swear by certain supplements and their effect on their bodies, however in most cases after a certain amount of usage that particular supplement no longer seems to help the individual.
The reason for that is because some supplements are actually stimulants that will work until your body gets adjusted to them and then for that particular supplement to keep on working you need to update dosage.
The very first question I ask when someone inquiries about the type of supplements they should take, is what is it that they have been eating for the past several years and what does your nutrition look like today. It’s important to understand that you can’t put garbage in your system and then try to correct it with a lotion, a potion or a pill.
Understand that the current chemicals in your everyday food will destroy a great amount if not all of the minerals and vitamins that you put in your system. That is without taking into account the depleted nutrition of any food that is not organic. Taking supplements is an individual task. You cannot go buy what somebody else takes and benefits from and thus think that would work for you. Your body actually talks to you, and the way that it talks with you or to you is by pain, headaches, depression, fear, excitement, panic, confusion, etc.
Each and every one of those conditions is a cry from your body telling you that it is unbalanced and needs certain nutrition. There is over a million chemicals that help compose your complete body and if we don’t put into it the right nutrition all those chemicals will begin to go off balance. The very first step would be to consult your family physician an ask for a test that would tell you the deficiency of the vitamins and minerals in your system.
Then it is important to understand that if you are highly active in your daily activities you will need more of certain vitamins or minerals than if you are the sedentary type. So if you are an active person and work out all the time you will definitely need more minerals, for they are normally expelled out of the body by sweating or urination. Certain vitamins are important such as vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and minerals such as calcium and magnesium, zinc, and recuperative amino acids such as L-Glutamine and BCAA.
These are a few examples of some of the supplementations you might need, however without knowing your daily routine, what type of nutrition you have on a daily basis, and your current medical condition, it would be impossible to determine what is that your body needs. Once you figured what supplementation you need, then you should make sure of how much of those supplements you should take.
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