The purpose of nutritional supplements is to provide your body with adequate nourishment to make up for shortfalls from the diet especially during times when your body has higher nutritional demands. Here are 6 circumstances that increase your nutritional requirements and may merit the use of dietary supplements.
People typically associate B Vitamins with energy because there are high amounts of B Vitamins found in energy drinks and workout supplements. But B Vitamins produce a different type of energy than stimulants like caffeine. Some B Vitamins also play essential roles in healthy sleep, mood, and calming down nerves.
Folate, sometimes called Vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin required for DNA synthesis, cell division, and growth. The synthetic form, folic acid, is frequently used in supplements and fortified food products but there is debate it it is better to use the natural methylated form (5-MTHF / methyl folate) instead.