You have probably heard of multi-vitamins by now, as they have not only been around for a long time, but you can find them just about anywhere. However, there are various types of multivitamins, as well as dietary supplements.
Most of these items come in a natural or organic form, which is what I want to concentrate on. Everything I am about to discuss can be found in natural form, which is what I recommend. It just doesn’t make sense to put unnecessary chemicals into a product that we are ingesting to get healthier, does it?
Finding the right product can do wonders for your mental and physical well-being. You just can’t argue with results, and there are plenty of positive results to go by. Many doctors will also recommend adding some form of supplement to your diet, even if it’s just a good multi-vitamin.
But again, go natural if you can. I believe you will see quicker and better results than you would from digesting unnecessary fillers and chemicals.
So, now let’s take a look at various areas of your body that a good dietary supplement can help.
#1 – On the Surface
Your skin is unforgiving when it comes to your overall health, as it shows signs of ailment, both acute and chronic. Think back to when you had your last cold. Did your skin look as fresh and vibrant as it does normally? Chances are that it looked dull, dry, dehydrated…because, you were. Well, not the dull part, of course.
Then, there are specific skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, or rosacea. These are all uncomfortable skin disorders that are difficult to control, even with medication.
While a multi-vitamin won’t cure the ailment, it sure can go a long way in relieving some of the stress, both physically and emotionally that goes hand in hand with flare-ups. Vitamins that have been shown to improve the condition of the skin include A, B, D, and E, which are found in many food items. But, even though you might be getting some of them on a regular basis, it’s probably not enough…and not consistently.
So, look for a multivitamin that has a healthy dose of the above vitamins.
#2 – Your Aching Body
I think we have all experienced a little more pain in the joints than we cared to. It’s a natural part of aging. No, I’m not saying you are old. Even kids can experience it when they are growing. You have heard of growing pains, right? It’s not just a made-up term to brush it off. If you have a young child and they are complaining of their legs hurting, it’s possible it really is growing pains.
Supplements can help with this as well. However, PLEASE don’t give anything to your child without a doctor’s permission. But, as an adult, we can make sure that a multi-vitamin has calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, E, as well as B6. These will help to improve the health of our joints, to ease up the pain a little as we age.
#3 – It really IS in Your Head
Or, could be. But, it doesn’t have to be…at least not as bad. Confused? Read on…
You might want to consider a special supplement, if you are struggling with things such as inability to focus, energy, moodiness, or sleep. If this sounds like you, look at supplements that have the following:
- Vitamin E
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Gingko Biloba
All of these can help clarify things for you, literally.
#4 – Let it All Digest
If you can, that is. More and more people suffer with some type of digestive disorder. And, while a supplement won’t cure it, you might want to check with your doctor to see if it could help you.
Vitamins are necessary for optimum digestion, and are found in foods, but not always absorbed by your body, especially if you have a digestive disorder. The B vitamins are good for digestion, especially a nice balance of all of them.
#5 – Connecting the Dots
Tissue and muscle connect everything together within our body. When they aren’t working properly, you feel it…most likely everywhere. And, protein is necessary to repair and maintain muscle and tissue within the body.
So, if you plan on working out more in the future, or are feeling as though you are a little too stiff, consider trying a natural whey protein powder, to help keep your muscles in their best form.
#6 – The Eyes have It
The leading cause of blindness for those over the age of 55 is Macular Degeneration (AMD), at least in the U.S., where cataracts are the leading culprit worldwide. Fortunately, cataract surgery is very successful and common in the U.S.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for AMD. My mother has this, and I am in line to also deal with it later in life. But, the good news is that the National Eye Institute has conducted studies showing that some nutrients can help prevent, or at least slow down the dry form of AMD. These include vitamins A, C, and E.
Hopefully, I have shared some valuable information so you can, at the very least, approach your doctor to see if you should be taking some of these supplements.
As a freelance writer, Kathy Barber writes on various topics, often stemming from her habit of surfing the Internet. For instance, when reading through www.biogirlhealth.com, she decided to write a series on supplements and the benefits they provide. Other topics she has successfully tackled include home improvement, online business, and home brewing. When Kathy is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her young son. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining, music, and photography.