Optimal Health Supplements

Written by Jared Vincenti
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It has long been noted that Americans don't have the best diets in the world, and a growing number of people are starting to add nutritional supplements to their diets. These supplements are not tested by the FDA like drugs are, but are instead vitamins, minerals, and herbal blends meant to help provide natural nutrition to those who take them. However, without regulation, the market is all but flooded with supplements, and it's hard to pick one that's right for you.

Picking the Right Supplements

First of all, nutritional supplements generally come in two forms: pills and powders. Pills are convenient if you just need a simple multi-vitamin, but can be more aggravating if you are looking for something more specific. Powders tend to have more carefully balanced vitamin formulas, and are easier for your body to use. Instead of taking the energy to break down a concentrated pill, your body can just take up the nutrients in the pill.

Second, you should look for supplements that are suited to your lifestyle. Different bodies have different needs, and different supplement fomulas are meant to give everyone what they need. Depending on your gender, activity level, and age, you will have to find a supplement that matches your lifestyle.

Finally, make sure you are getting a supplement from a reputable source. Read the labels, and make sure that your pills or powders are primarily vitamins. Many knock-off supplements will use small amounts of vitamin, and make a large pill out of the inert ingredients. However, by knowing what you're looking for, it should be no trouble to find the nutritional supplement that is right for you.


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