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.
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? Statistics suggest that 40-50% of otherwise healthy adults and children don’t intake enough Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, but what most people don’t realize is that magnesium aids in activating Vitamin D so that your body can use it.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can often present themselves with symptoms we ignore or assume are just normal parts of life. But things like fatigue, frequent illness, skin problems, changes in hair & fingernails, vision problems, tingling sensations, and dental issues can all be signs of serious dietary deficiency.
Knowing how to select a quality vitamin supplement is important for your safety and efficacy, but difficult conflicting information, hundreds of products, and bad research can complicate the process. How do you find a MultiVitamin that meets your needs? Here’s advice from a nutrition focused pharmacist.
Most people experience stress and anxiety from situations that are often unavoidable. Magnesium is vital for homeostasis of fight-or-flight hormones and neurotransmitters released in response to stress and anxiety. Low magnesium is associated with mood disorders including stress, anxiety, and depression.
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.