Here are some necessary supplements for optimum health;

Fish oil

Add your omega-3 fatty acids intake with fish oil supplements. The healthy omega-3 fats are essential for fighting inflammation, improving your immune, or cardiovascular health. They can also help with blood pressure and immune function regulation, promote healthy weight, elevate mood and lowering joint or muscle disorders.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is naturally acquired from the sun. However, not all people get the recommend sunlight exposure duration to produce adequate vitamin D daily. Other factors such as age, cold weather, and sun protectors can lower the sunlight your body absorbs to form Vitamin D. Taking vitamin D supplements is essential for maintaining optimum amounts which helps improve your immune response, bone health, maintains effective neuromuscular functioning, blood pressure, enhances calcium absorption, lowers stress, bone injuries and risk of respiratory disorders.


Multivitamin is necessary for supplementing your intake of vitamin A, C, B6, B12, folic acids, phosphate magnesium and other important elements for optimum body functioning and health. it helps you avoid risks of deficiency diseases.

Other necessary supplements include calcium, probiotics, fiber, and folic acid.

Unnecessary supplements

Zinc oxide

Most zinc oxide supplements are of poor quality and are not easily absorbed in the body which hinders how the body works to convert it to zinc. You can get zinc naturally from dark leafy greens and fruits.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E supplements have no health value when taken alone and can impair absorption of other tocopherols. For vitamin E supplements to work effectively, you need to eat foods packed with tocopherols vitamins such as coconut and oats.

Elena Ognivtseva
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I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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