A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing the Right Supplements for You
Choosing the right supplements is essential to ensure that you receive all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs. While it is possible to get some of what our bodies need from our food, there can be areas that are lacking depending on our diets. To help you determine the best supplements to take, use the following steps.
Step 1: Start a food journal.
Start off by keeping a food journal for several weeks. Write down what foods you eat and how much. You will want to read nutrition information labels on packaged foods or look up nutritional values for fresh foods. Record this information in your journal as well.
Step 2: Consider what nutrition your body needs.
Using the information from your journal, you can quickly see what vitamins and minerals your diet is lacking. It is easy to start including these by taking a daily multivitamin and other supplements. However, you will also want to take into consideration these factors:
Your overall health and well-being.
If you have medical conditions, health issues, take medications, or other such problems, you should talk to your primary care doctor before starting on supplements.
Your current diet and lifestyle.
If you eat a lot of fast food and take-out, your nutrition will be lacking. If you smoke, drink, or have other bad habits, these too will affect your overall nutrition requirements.
Any family health problems and your age.
If certain health problems or risks run in your family, your nutritional needs can change. Your age is also a factor as our bodies’ nutritional needs change as we get older.
Step 3: Choose high-quality nutritional supplements.
You will quickly notice a difference in prices between nutritional supplements. The low-quality ones are cheaper but can contain a lot of additives and other things your body doesn’t require. Plus, they may not have the right amount of nutrients your body needs. It is important to be aware that there is no regulatory oversight for nutritional supplements and in many cases the product you buy may not contain the amount of vitamins or minerals stated on the label!
Make sure to pick high-quality supplements that contain the nutrients your body needs. You should look for a good multivitamin, probiotics, prebiotics, and omega-3s. These supplements offer a good mix to provide better nutrition and make up for the nutrients lacking in the foods we eat. You should also add some vitamin D since your body may not be producing enough from a lack of sunshine which is mostly the case in the winter, but even in summer the overwhelming majority of people do not have optimal levels of Vitamin D without supplementing.
Step 4: Include immune system supplements.
Ensuring your body has the right balance of nutrients should include adding immune system supplements. These supplements help boost the immune system to fight off illnesses. Most people will at least want to start taking these types of supplements before the start of the cold and flu season and continue taking them until the end of spring.
If you have a weakened immune system, then you will want to take immune system supplements year-round to help reduce the risks of getting sick. Immune system boosting supplements can include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
Cold-Fix helps boost your immune system when taken daily to reduce the risks of getting colds and the flu. If you do get sick, taking Cold-Fix helps your immune system fight back so you recover faster and experience milder symptoms.
We hope these steps will help you determine the best supplements to take to give your body the nutrients it needs. For further information about Cold-Fix or to order this immune system boosting supplement, please feel free to browse our website further. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to drop us a line using our online contact form.