Are your vitamin supplements doing any good? Are you wasting your money?
You might think vitamin supplements are a bit off topic what talking about heart health. But really they’re not. Various vitamins have been studied in terms of their importance to heart health. Vitamin B6 has been associated with a reduction of heart attacks in women. Vitamin C has been known to help lower blood pressure. Vitamin D and vitamin E have also been mentioned when discussing heart health.
How to know which and how much vitamin supplements to take
We have the government’s RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). And we have other recommendations by various experts. Some of the government’s RDA numbers are considered inaccurate by some experts. Most experts recommend that you should try get as much of your vitamin and mineral nutrients from food. And many recommend adding supplements to fill in the gaps where you may not get enough of these nutrients from food.
I’ve always thought it makes sense to take vitamin supplements in case I don’t get what I need from the food I eat. As I continue to learn more about what our food contains, I’m increasingly convinced that we need supplements. I’m also more concerned, and Over the Counter Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review confused, about the quality of supplements. More on that below.
Here’s a short list of supplements that I have seen recommended. Especially for heart health.
– Vitamin D (2000IU or more, up to 8000IU)
– Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements (1 to 3 grams of DHA and EPA)
– Vitamin C and vitamin E supplements if the multivitamin is short on these
How to know which brand of vitamin supplements to buy
If you are taking supplements that don’t work, you’re just wasting your time and money. So you want to get this right.
Think about it. If you take the same supplements for many years only to find out they didn’t contain any nutrients, or your system could not absorb those nutrients, it’s a waste of time and money. And you’ve also lost health benefits that you might have otherwise achieved with better supplements or food!
You need to know which supplements work. And which ones don’t. Finding the answer is not easy.
When searching for reviews of supplements you’ll find websites that claim to have reviewed them. They provide their results with a chart that ranks the best through the worst. Sometimes, looking closer, you’ll also find that these websites are selling supplements too. And of course what they are selling is usually recommended. Reviews are only part of the picture. Studies involving actual documented cases are very difficult to do. There are so many variables involved.