Do you take a daily vitamin, mineral and antioxidant supplement to fill in the nutritional gaps in your diet? Studies show that 71% of U.S. women and 65% of U.S. men are now taking supplements.
We all know healthy foods are the best source to get your daily supply of nutrients. However, through storage, processing and cooking the nutritional content of foods are reduced. Opting to add a supplement to your diet might be necessary to reach your daily requirement of nutrients. Always check with your health care provider before starting a new supplement.
Power your longevity with a daily dose of nutritional supplements essential to support the health of your organs, bones and immune system. Remember to replenish minerals daily since the body doesn’t naturally create them.
25 Supplements to Power Your Longevity
- Vitamin A – fat-soluble vitamin also known as beta-carotene. Essential for normal vision, eye and skin health.
- Vitamin B1 – water-soluble vitamin for energy metabolism.
- Vitamin B2 – essential for energy production and works with several enzymes in the metabolism of fat, carbohydrates and proteins.
- Vitamin B3 – see Niacin.
- Vitamin B5 – see Pantothenic Acid.
- Vitamin B6 – along with vitamin B6, B12 and Folic Acid all provide dietary support for your cardiovascular system.
- Vitamin B12 – non-protein amino acid. Provides maintenance of normal homocysteine levels.
- Vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid. Essential for healthy bones, teeth, blood vessels and collagen. Helps protect against free radical damage and is necessary for iron absorption.
- Vitamin D – necessary for healthy teeth and bones plus enhances calcium absorption.
- Vitamin E – provides support for healthy heart, lung, prostate and digestive tract function.
- Vitamin K – necessary for blood clotting.
- Calcium – essential for building bones, healthy teeth and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
- Chromium – required for the release of energy from glucose and utilization.
- Copper – collagen formation, utilization of iron and production of cellular energy.
- Curcumin – also known as turmeric and is one of the main components in curry powder! Helps reduce inflammation in the body.
- Folic Acid – may reduce the risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect.
- Fish Oil – concentrated source of healthy omega-3 fats. Essential for brain function, cell growth and reduces inflammation.
- Iron – essential to building blood, transporting oxygen, energy utilization and muscle function.
- Magnesium – required for nerve, skeletal muscle, heart and cell function plus helps build bones and maintain teeth.
- Niacin – also known as B3. Provides dietary support for healthy blood lipid profile.
- Pantothenic Acid – also referred to as vitamin B5. Essential for metabolic processes in the body.
- Phosphorus – involved in the absorption of glucose and functions in tooth and bone formation.
- Potassium – necessary for normal muscle cell contraction and acid base balance.
- Selenium – protects against free radicals and supports antioxidant activity of vitamin E.
- Zinc – essential mineral involved in the majority metabolic processes in the body. Specifically carbohydrate metabolism, glucose utilization and insulin production.
Quick refresher about the difference between fat-soluble and water soluble vitamins:
- Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed through the intestinal tract with the help of lipids (fats) and includes vitamin A, E, D and K.
- Water-soluble vitamins dissolve easily in water, readily excreted from the body and includes 8 B vitamins and vitamin C.
Top Reasons People Take Supplements
- Heart health
- Joint health
- Increased energy
- Healthy aging
- Bone Health
- Immune system health
- Reduce risk of chronic diseases
- Fill in nutritional gaps in diet
- Increase overall health and wellness
What about you – do you take a daily nutritional supplement? Leave a comment below!
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