Why Supplement Your Diet?
supplementation may also have its benefits as well. In some cases, your diet may not supply you with enough important nutrients. In other cases,
supplementation has been shown to have significant benefits in addition to a well balanced healthy diet. Here is a list of seven supplements that you might want to consider taking on a regular basis.
A typical daily dose is about 20 mg per day which will supply you with essential nutrients and minerals while also assisting with controling blood glucose.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant and is linked to lower risks of cancer, cataracts, and heart disease. Many cooking and preparation methods of food that are high in Vitamin C when raw destroy or reduce the amount of this vitamin so you might not be getting as much as you think you are through diet alone.
While there are many fruits and vegetables that could provide selenium, the problem is they are often grown in selenium depleted soils and therefore your body may be deficient if you are not supplementing with it.
Scientific studies thus far show that it may help to prevent a variety of cancers including lung and breast cancer. As well as prevention, it may also have properties that can be used to cure cancer, however more study is needed.
Vitamin B Complex
It has been shown that increasing your Vitamin B intake may help in dealing with stress, improve mood, skin and hair conditions while helping your immune system battle against environmental attacks as well as viruses and other infections.
Halibut Liver Oil
1. As "retinols" which are animal based.
2. As "carotenes" which are plant based.
While it is possible to get enough Vitamin A from a vegan diet, you will need to be very careful that you indeed are as it has been discovered that carotenes have not been measured correctly in the past, as far as their ability to provide Vitamin A. It also appears that the retinol form is more effective for ensuring healthy eyesight.
The Vitamin D that halibut liver oil contains has been linked to a stronger immune system, but there are concerns that many do not get enough of it. Sunshine is often the way body absorbs Vitamin D, but in climates where there is not as much sunlight, especially during the winter, there is a good possibility of Vitamin D deficiency.
Oil Of Oregano
A study that was completed in 2010 showed that an extract from oregano could improve brain function, while another study indicated it may be able to cure people suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Oregano use has also been linked to reduced rates of cancer including lung cancer, prevention of colds and influenzas, and reduction in menstrual pain among women.
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