Wellness Series 2 – Metformin
Metformin is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by lowering
Supplements are the go-to over-the-counter addition to the food we eat. It is often treated as a medication for certain ailments. Though it may cure certain deficiencies such as Vitamin C that cures Scurvy due to the lack of it, supplements are still labeled as “No Approved Therapeutic Claims”, which means it is not officially prescribed by medical doctors as “cure” but just as an addition or supplement to certain defficiencies.
Now, suppose you want to take supplements to up your immunity or just to be at the optimal level of everything about health. Well, you can bet supplements to be the best choice in addition to food. Supplements comes in concentrated and readily digestible form that can easily get digested by your system and gets used by the body. And in addition, leverage minerals and nutrients that are deficient in your body.
Take note however, that taking supplements and choosing the right and best supplements are two different things.
Check out below the expert advice about choosing the right supplements for your best. When we say experts, they are not marketers but scientist who have dedicated their lives in the study of physical wellness at nuclear level.
“A little of every nutrient is better than lots of one or two”
A good supplements provides a broad spectrum of essential nutrients – vitamins, minerals, and a variety of antioxidants such as bioflavanoids, alpha lipoic acid, and coenzyme Q10. Many “multi” formulas miss out on the more costly nutrients.
“Nutrients work best together, in synergy – not alone”
A good supplement delivers nutrients in balance, so your body can enjoy their synergistic benefits. Unbalanced formulations may be harmful, as excessive amounts of one nutrients can sometimes hamper the body’s absorption of another.
“Too much of any is harmful. But too little is ineffective”
The amount of each macronutrient we need is very small (often in thousandths of a gram a day). However, a good supplement provides sufficient amounts for optima health. These amounts are often higher than the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance), which are minimum levels to prevent deficiency diseases.
“What doesn’t get absorbed and used is wasted”
Vitamins and minerals can come in various forms, some more easily absorbed and used by the body than others. A good supplements always uses the most bioavailable form. For example, chelated minerals, i.e., those bonded to amino acids, are more readily absorbed than mineral salts.
“Above all, do no harm”
A good supplement avoids nutrients like iron and Preformed Vitamin A, which can be harmful with long term use. It is also manufactured to more exacting standards to ensure purity and uniformity in every tablet. Products that are made to pharmaceutical standards are best.
Remember, supplements are supplements. Their major purpose it to fill-in what is missing and deficients up to normal levels and even up to optimal levels. Better yet, consult a health professional before taking in any supplements to monitor what you’ve been missing, containing and over containing in your body.