According to research, roughly half of U.S. adults take vitamin and mineral supplements. There is an abundance of various supplements available, so how do you know which ones to take? Dr. West has ranked the top 5 supplements he believes are most effective and why.
These days, the foods that we eat do not contain the same amount of vitamins and minerals that they used to. As a result, it is very hard for us to get the proper daily intake just by eating. Multivitamins ensure that we are receiving all of the vitamins and minerals that we need on a daily basis and it helps prevent nutritional deficiencies.
Fish oils work by stimulating fatty acid oxidation in the liver, which decreases triglyceride concentration. This results in a decrease of inflammation in the body. Fish oils may also decrease the risk of developing coronary heart disease and the risk of stroke.
In our bodies, we have good bacteria that helps maintain the natural balance of organisms. Probiotics are often taken to help replace this good bacteria when it is killed by the consumption of antibiotics. Many people also take probiotics on a daily basis to normalize gut function and stimulate immune response.
Calcium and magnesium work together and are most often associated with maintaining healthy bones. But, they also play a huge part in muscle function by reducing cramps and spasms.
According to research, it has been found that there is a high prevalence rate of vitamin D deficiency among Americans. Vitamin D is important in not only bone mineralization, but also the immune system. When there are adequate levels of this vitamin, it prevents our T cells from attacking our own tissues, which ultimately strengthens our immune system.
Now that you know Dr. West’s top 5 supplements, please respond to the blog and share which supplements you think are most important. Then, in a couple of weeks check back and see what others have shared.