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.
Your brain knows you have eaten enough when it receives specific signals to indicate satiety, or fullness. The more satiety signals that get triggered, the more full we feel. Fiber is a low-calorie nutrient that can trigger feelings of fullness through several mechanisms helping you control how much you eat.
A balanced diet is essential to healthy living, but despite our best intentions healthy food options are not always available, affordable, convenient, or practical resulting in gaps in daily nutrition. Vitamin supplements are sometimes needed to fill the gaps left from inadequate dietary intake from food sources.
Your diet provides the body with necessary nutrients to support metabolic activity, especially during exercise and physical activity. Failure to provide adequate nutritional support from vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids can contribute to oxidative stress and metabolic dysfunction.