There are plenty of supplements in the market, so choosing which to take can be a minefield. Should you choose natural or not? And then which supplement do you actually need? There’s so much to think about.
Why Take Supplements?
Supplements are generally taken by people with deficiencies. However they can be used by anyone as a preventative.
It’s easy to have deficiencies, and not just for medical reasons. Because of the farming and food preparation methods used today, certain foods are not as nutritious as they used to be. Also a bad diet can cause a lack of nutrients. Supplements allow your body access to vital nutrients, keeping your body healthy. And when you’re body is in tip-top condition it works better at fighting off disease.
What Is A Natural Supplement?
A Natural Supplement is one that is made from a food source, and not synthetic. These supplements tend to have few ingredients and few (or no) additives. Many of the food sources have been used for centuries among cultures where the source originates from.
Natural Supplements are regulated by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), as they are made from a food source. They are not classed as a medicine.
Benefits Of Natural Supplements
There are benefits of taking natural supplements rather than synthetic. These benefits include:
- Easy To Absorb – Since they come from a food source, your body recognises the supplement. So your body knows what to do with it, the supplement is easily absorbed and used by the body.
- Side Effects Are Unlikely – Being made from human food sources, it is rare to have a side effects (as long as you have no allergies to the food source) from natural supplements.
If you are thinking of taking supplements, be sure to consult with your doctor or pharmacist first, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or already taking medication.